MIND MONEY MOTION The Caregiver’s Caregiver Dave Nassaney and Vicki McAllister with SAGA
Caregivers are at an increased risk for declining health, depression, and isolation. As a caregiver himself, Dave Nassaney shared advice for caregivers using his C.A.R.E.R acronym. And as one who trains and counsels families and caregivers, Vicki McAllister shared tips for families on interacting with both the caregiver and the one receiving the care.
Statistics indicate that we will all be touched by caregiving at some point in our lives, either we: have been a caregiver, currently are a caregiver, will be a caregiver, will receive care OR will know someone who is a caregiver. Tune in to this podcast discussion to better understand and prepare for your future role, whatever that may be.
Since 2008, Dave Nassaney realized that he needed to start “something” to help caregivers NOT have to go through the hell that that he went through as an overwhelmed and burned out caregiver.
And so, “Dave, The Caregiver’s Caregiver” was born. It took many different forms before morphing into what it is today. First, it started out with a membership website, then a reality show trailer that Dave produced and tried to pitch to TV producers.
After he had no takers, but was told by several people that it would make a good documentary, he shelved it.
Next, he wrote a book about his life to encourage caregivers that if he could not just survive caregiving, but thrive, anyone can. He then became an Amazon Best-selling author, and is currently writing his 4th book.
Next came his radio show. Then his speaking career was launched at The Harvard Faculty Club, and many other prestigious venues followed, sharing the stage with stars like Suzanne Somers, Martha Stewart and Ice ‘T’. He has also appeared on 28 network TV morning shows all across the country.
Currently, he met a film producer who has taken him up on his offer to produce that documentary about what it is like to be “Caregiver Dave”.
Dave is a speaker, syndicated radio host, life-coach and best-selling author of, “It’s My Life, Too! Reclaim Your Caregiver Sanity.” However, his most important role is caregiver to his lovely wife, Charlene, who suffered a massive stroke in 1996 that left her severely speech-impaired and paralyzed on the right side. A graduate of the USC Business School in 1976, he has been in the gasoline industry for 43 years, and the specialty coffee industry for 15 years.
Senior Advocacy Group of Ahwatukee (SAGA) Inc. is organized as a charitable organization to provide resources, education, and advocacy for the senior population of Ahwatukee and its surrounding areas.
Vicki McAllister has worked in healthcare for over 40 years. . She was a licensed skilled nursing facility (SNF) administrator and licensed assisted living manager having worked in numerous settings that serve older adults including four continuing care retirement communities, SNFs, assisted living and senior living apartments in the Phoenix Metropolitan community and Wisconsin. Her executive leadership and administrator experiences include post-acute rehab, dementia care and person centered program development within all levels of licensed care and post-acute rehabilitation services and home care.
She has served in program development at Banner Health’s Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, as a Senior Consultant at a national healthcare consulting firm and recent Board roles included Vice President and Board Member at the Arizona Board of Examiners, NCIA/ALFM (Nursing Care Institution Administrators & Assisted Living Managers) and numerous other volunteer leadership activities. Vicki has been recognized with ACHCA as Distinguished Administrator National Award (1996) and AZ Chapter (1996) and Administrator of the Year for Arizona Healthcare (1994). She was a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Administrators.
Vicki holds a BS degree from Carroll University and is enrolled in the MBA program at Ottawa University. She has been the Board Chair of the Senior Advocacy Group of Ahwatukee since 2017.
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The Women’s Enterprise Foundation (WEF) is a 501(C)3 charitable organization that supports and inspires women business owners within the greater Phoenix area. For over 10 years we have sponsored women through scholarships and grant funding. Our monthly scholarship applications and bi-annual grant opportunities have assisted over 20 women in 2018 and 2019. These women continue to develop themselves as business leaders. The grants give them the increased capital to help generate greater revenue in their business. Scholarships help support their business growth through leadership and business training. We know when women grow their businesses, they benefit entire communities.
The first Friday in November each year, we hold our annual fundraiser at the Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch. This year our featured guest speaker will be Dr. Connie Mariano, the first military woman to serve as a White House Physician to the President. Info for scholarships and grants, as well as our upcoming event may be found at .
WEF is proud to sponsor Marie Burns in her podcasts, Mind, Money and Motion, that will positively educate women about money habits. We are excited for Marie Burns to spread her message, as it is consistent with the success for women in business, as well as their personal financial growth.
Our financial support of Marie’s grant continues to create a foundation that WEF fosters. We believe that women are the glue for their communities as they participate in, orchestrate and mediate relationships, opportunities and business growth. We are confident that her support and success will multiply and benefit many others.
Mind Money Motion is an education business whose mission is to help women worry less about running out of money by keeping their mind and body healthy so they can enjoy LESS WORRY, MORE LIFE.
Money is the number one stressor in American’s lives and one of the main reasons for divorce. Women are often uncomfortable with financial decisions OR don’t have the time or interest to take care of financial matters OR don’t know where to begin or if they are on track.
As the founder, Marie Burns provides tools and resources through her podcast, books, speaking events, website and social media to be the financial advocate women need.
ABOUT YOUR HOST:
Marie Burns, a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®), has been advocating for clients’ financial health for almost 20 years.
Originally from Wisconsin, she has helped clients with their financial lives in a fiduciary capacity in a bank setting, accounting firm, at Vanguard, at a financial planning firm and now has an independent advisory practice where she offers financial planning and investment management called Focus Point Planning.
She is a volunteer ambassador and board member for The Financial Awareness Foundation, member of the Financial Planning Association, board member for the Senior Advocacy Group of Ahwatukee, author of a financial checklist book series, and podcast host of Mind, Money, Motion, where she strives to help women enjoy LESS WORRY, MORE LIFE!
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