Susanne Sperry has first hand experience witnessing the benefits of hospice care. Both of her grandmothers were under the care of hospice while her grandfathers were not. Having seen both sides of the end of life stage she decided to pursue degrees in Social Sciences and Healthcare Administration. She is now the Administrator of Lion Hospice. According to Susanne, Lion Hospice recognizes that the dying process is a part of the normal process of living and focuses on enhancing the quality of remaining life. As such, she takes great pride in helping seniors and their families navigate all phases of their hospice experience.
Lori Sulak has always had a soft place in her heart seniors. Growing up, she had a very strong relationship with her grandparents that led her to become a caregiver after she graduated from high school. Twenty two years ago, she entered the senior housing industry. After spending time in skilled nursing, independent living, assisted living and most recently electronic monitoring, she decided she wanted to work with the frailest of the frail at Lion Hospice. Susanne and Lori can be reached via phone at 817-268-2145. Their email addresses are as follows: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. Visit Lion Hospice on the web at www.lionhospice.com.
Anthony Meier, MPT, is the Center Manager for the Decatur Irvin Select Physical Therapy clinic in Decatur, Georgia. He received his Master of Science in Physical Therapy from University of Alabama in Birmingham in 1999, and his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Heidelberg College in Tiffin, Ohio in 1993. After his undergraduate work, Anthony took a job in product planning and inventory control. After a number of years, he realized that this job wasn’t where he wanted to spend his career. He started volunteering at a physical therapy clinic, and decided to take classes at Georgia State to become a physical therapist. After completing his graduate work, Anthony took a position at Select Physical Therapy. After 12 years, I think it’s safe to say Anthony has found his calling. Anthony was also joined in the studio today by Venika Benjamin, who serves as the Administrative Service Manager for Select Physical Therapy for the Atlanta metro area. To reach Anthony, call the clinic at 404-297-0821, send him an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit their website at www.selectphysicaltherapy.com.
Having hosted many radio shows, Meredith Moore is no stranger to the studio. Meredith’s primary business is Moore & Associates, an Atlanta-based Wealth Management firm. She tells us the firm specializes in coordinating the work of the many advisors, insurance agents, accountants, etc. that are often involved in managing an individual’s financial affairs. She also specializes in exit strategies for small business owners. Today, Meredith had a different topic on her mind. She is also a board member of an Atlanta non-profit called Kate’s Club. This organization empowers children and teens facing life after the death of a parent or sibling. By creating friendships with kids and young adults that share the experience, Kate’s Club guides children through their grief journey in a comfortable, safe, and uplifting setting.
Kate’s Club has a unique event coming up to help raise money to support it’s efforts. The event is a 2k and 10k race in Grant Park on May 21 at 8:15AM. The name of the event is GeneRacetion, and is a joint effort with Senior Citizens Services of Atlanta. This event will bring together both young and old in an effort to spotlight the need for guidance for these children that have been impacted by the tragic loss of a parent or sibling. If you would like more information, or would like to register for this event, either as a participant or a sponsor, call Meredith at 770-587-0281, or visit the event website at www.generacetion.org.
Special thanks to Griswold Special Care, A Tradition in Home Care Excellence since 1982, for hosting today’s show!