The son of a deputy sheriff, and hailing from Lincoln County, New Mexico, home of Smokey the Bear, may explain Fred Kendall’s boisterous and gregarious personality. Or not. Fred has attended the New Mexico Military Institute, the University of New Mexico and UC Berkeley, studying Psychology and Law. He spent 11 years in the Marines Corps, and in his words, was “CINC” Universe (that’s Commander in Chief). After six years of marriage, Fred was faced with a horrible, ugly divorce. As he wrestled with this experience, he became convicted that it was he that needed to change, and that it was imperative that he save his marriage and his family. More than 35 years later, Fred is the President and Founder of Life Languages Insitute, an organization dedicated to helping preserve and strengthen relationships by understanding the “Life Languages” of individuals in a relationship. Fred has been recently joined by Richard Brown. Richard is a 42 year veteran of New York Life Insurance, and an Air Force alum as well. Richard’s role at Life Languages is to broaden the visibility of Life Languages to new markets. Visit their website at www.lifelanguages.com, or call Richard at (972) 406-1313.
Sherry Ingels is a Texas native. She attended university at Stephen F. Austin in Nacogdoches, a little college town in East Texas. After working many years with her husband in a family business, Sherry branched out on her own to start helping seniors that were getting ready to either move in with their families, or into a senior living community. A year and a half ago, Sherry joined Michele Parchman and Sandy Nauta at Senior Focused Relocations (SFR). Sherry is currently a Marketing Representive for the company. Senior Focused Relocations are Senior Move Managers and Professional Movers. They work exclusively with seniors. The advantage is that they truly understand seniors, and know that what many might consider “junk”, the senior considers a treasure, if for no other reason than the special memories attached to it. SFR works with their clients to sort, downsize, organize, move, unpack and set up in the new residence – including making the DVD player stop blinking on 12:00! Sherry can be reached at (972) 596-2468, or visit them on the web at www.seniorfocusedrelocations.com.
A true Southern Peach, Judy Darby grew up a stone’s throw away from the Vidalia Onion Capital of the world in Lyons, Georgia. She attended the University of Georgia and earned an undergraduate degree in Psychology, and a Masters in Counseling and Psyhiatric Services. Like so many of our guests, Judy was largely influenced by a personal experience. Her grandmother cared for her grandfather for the final seven years of his life. After his death, her grandmother became one of the first “homecare” providers, staying with, and caring for, many elderly people in their final years – before the idea of a homecare agency existed. Spending her first 20 years of her career as a disability case manager, Judy met CPA, Joe Kilpatrick about twelve years ago. As the result of a task force on serving aging clients, Joe and Judy started ElderCare Connections, a geriatric care management firm that serves a wide variety of clients’ needs, from simple bill payment to acting as Power of Attorney and Executor of the estate, and everything in between. Judy truly develops a special relationship with each and every one of her clients, serving them wherever and whenever they need it. To find out more, call Judy direcdtly at (770) 455-8832.
Special thanks to Griswold Special Care, A Tradition in Home Care Excellence since 1982, for hosting today’s show!