Preferred Company 1-15-21: Chris Olszak
This is Preferred Company with Joel and Fran! Today’s guest is Chris Olszak, Certified Elder Law Attorney of Davison, Eastman, Munoz, Paone. As we get older, many people find themselves enrolling in medicare. There are rules and regulations of medicare. Chris will address medicare allowances for healthy spouses when their other half needs to put into an assisted living facility. Which assets are exempt and is there any way to plan for these emergency situations?
Preferred Company 1-14-21: Lawrence Doochin
You’re listening to Preferred Company with Joel and Fran! Today’s guest is Lawrence Doochin, author, abuse survivor and entrepeneur. In his new book called ‘A Book on Fear: Feeling Safe in a Challeng World’ he maps out a heartfelt method for overcoming fears and bad memories. He explains three soulful strategies for returning to our hearts, learning to dwell in the present and overcoming fears. You can learn more at lawrencedoochin.com.
Preferred Company 1-12-21: Chris Kammer
You’re listening to Preferred Company with Joel and Fran! Today’s guest is Chris Kammer, dentist. He is here to save patients from the drill and the shot! By the time people reach over 50 years old, their previous dental work just might have a cavity. Before you replace that crown, Dr. Kammer says it’s time to start considering healing that decay! Healing begins with a medical approach using medicine to treat the decay and not amputate it. The care Dr. Kammer delivers is here to sweep across America. Plus, he can offer second opinions on healing cavities or can just help from an important discussion about dental health.
Preferred Company 1-7-21: Richard Kuhns
You’re listening to Preferred Company with Joel and Fran! Today’s guest is Richard Kuhns, a chemical engineer and accredited hypnotist who is considered to be one of the most advanced and progresive self-help specialists. He has successfully worked with thousands of individuals to achieve their goals of shedding weight, managing stress and becoming healthier. He discusses online dating in the modern world and why we have such anxiety for no reason and how we can overcome it. Plus, he will discuss has new book ‘My Dog Got Run Over By A Rainbow’ and how we can we build true self-esteem.
Preferred Company 1-5-21: Sterling Mire
You’re listening to Preferred Company with Joel and Fran! Today’s guest is Sterling Mire, author of ‘The AOM System: Manifestation Master in 30 Days’. Sterling has proven, with great success, individuals can source their creations from a place of love and courage, versus from fear. The average American will not only realize the fruition of their dreams, but also experience great peace and satisfaction. Plus, the critical question: how to effectively forgive and why forgiving yourself is often overlooked yet paramount?
Preferred Company 12-31-20: David D’Orazi
This is Preferred Company with Joel and Fran! Today’s guest is David D’Orazi, author of ‘The In-Between Artist: The Story of Tony D’Orazi’. This story novels the successes and struggles of his father, Tony D’Orazi, an influential twentieth-century artist. Despite all his roles he playsfFrom his early childhood as a prodigy to his ascension into an award winning artist by way of New York City and Chicago, Tony remained a true artist in between.
Preferred Company 12-29-20: Edward Adams
You’re listening to Preferred Company with Joel and Fran! Today’s guest is Edward Adams, a licensed psychologist who has treated men in individual and group therapy and author of ‘Reinventing Masculinity: The Liberating Power of Compassion and Connection’. He’s here to discuss the concept of “confined masculinity” and how it requires men to live limited, constrained lives that leave many feeling unfulfilled. He believes the “man rules” of you can’t complain, make it to the top or be stoic doesn’t work in the 21st century. When we follow those silly rules and find them through life experiencse at work, love and play, they really hurt our lives. Edward says we all should be open to more ideas, communication and feelings.
Preferred Company 12-28-20: Malorie Cross
It’s Preferred Company with Joel and Fran! Today’s guest is Malorie Cross, Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services featured team member. Malorie had many roles at Preferred from working in the field to becoming supervisor and the director of nursing in the Bala Cynwyd branch. Find out what it’s like to be hands on with patients as she cares for them and her passion for nursing, how COVID 19 has changed the industry to a virtual perspective. Plus, her new life role as a new mother and the challenges.
Preferred Company 12-24-20: Hank Garrett
This is Preferred Company with Joel and Fran! Today’s guest is Hank Garrett, former actor and author of his newest memoir ‘From Harlem Hoodlum to Hollywood Heavy’. Hank’s story is truly one of redemption; from the poor Harlem kid to a career that has spanned 6 decades and has survived and thrived because of the fight inside the man. You probably remember TV shows like Columbo and Car 54 Where Are You? or his brutual fight scene with Robert Redford in “Three Days of the Condor”, which is still considered one of the best fight scenes of all time. His best noted achievements include opening for Tony Bennett, Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Dinah Washington and becoming the first white comedian to appear at the famed Apollo Theater in Harlem. Hank continues to give back, helping troubled youth as a guardian angel to at-risk kids, just as Sammy Davis Dr. was to him.
Preferred Company 12-22-20: Judith Fein
Today’s guest is Judith Fein, Travel Journalist, Inspirational Speaker and author of ‘Communicating With The Dead’. Judith will discuss some of the most exotic places she’s traveled and how she finds these locations. She also discusses world differences in views about death and experiences in communicating with the dead. She believes this is a wonderful thing, a way to expand your life by understanding these experiences and why we should break this taboo. You don’t have to be locked in during the pandemic. There are many ways to engage with life and be excited about the possiblities of your life.
Preferred Company 12-18-20: Chris Olszak
It’s Preferred Company with Joel and Fran! Today’s guest is Chris Olszak, shareholder of Davidson, Eastman, Munoz, Paone. Chris will discuss what the Executor is entitled to including fiduciary compensation and commission, the risks of being a fiduciary and if it’s possible to change the rules of allowance for commission to an estate.
Preferred Company 12-17-20: Shawna Pelton
During these unprecedented times, community, structure and support guide people to overcome conflicts. Community is key for the platform to come together. It’s Preferred Company with Joel and Fran! Today’s guest is Shawna Pelton, founder of The Quantum Shift Inner Power Circle. Shawna helps others begin a quest for self-actualization with a transformal guide to align with their highest potential for health, happiness and harmony. With emerging science in mind-body medicine, there’s hope in reshaping the future into a new paradigm of well-being and bioenergetics. She believes everyone can find meaning and purpose in life in times of great change and uncertainty.
Preferred Company 12-17-20: James Schenck
It’s Preferred Company! Today’s special guest is James Schank, CEO of PenFed. PenFed is involved in ‘Wreaths Across America’ which is a national non-profit who mission to remember, honor and teach with placement of sponsored veterans wreaths at 2,500 participating locations across America, most notably, at Arlington National Cemetery. This year’s annual escort of wreaths will have a different look and feel due to the necessary changes being made throughout the country for health and safety. The physical journey will include one tractor trailer load of wreaths hauled by rofessional driver JD Walker, 11 wrapped Chevy vehicles carrying Gold Star families and nine police cruisers. The event will take place through National Wreaths Across America Day, which is Saturday December 19.
Preferred Company 12-15-20: Richard Sinrod
It’s Preferred Company with Joel and Fran! Today’s guest is Richard Sinrod, semi-retired trial attorney and author of ‘Why Trial Attorneys Have Grey Hair’. This book discusses how one of the best defense trial attorneys made the biggest mistake an attorney can make, why you should never ask a question you don’t know the answer to, or ever allow a witness to ask him a question. He believes the best attorney is one that knows their client completely, takes the best interest in them and gives full representation they deserve. Richard will also discuss how he picked the 26 most interesting cases for his book.
Preferred Company 12-10-20: Susan Katz
You’re listening to Preferred Company with Joel and Fran! Today’s guest is Susan Katz, author of ‘Meditation Station’. Through rhyming prose, Susan teaches readers ages 4-8 about body and mind awareness how to manage their thoughts, reactions and stay focused on their breath in order to be more calm. Adults also gain a measure of inner peace as they read the book aloud to their child. The measured rhythm and soft colors combine to create a place where it’s possible to be at peace and let racing thoughts and fears disappear down the railroad tracks.
Preferred Company 12-8-20: Rebecca Warner
This is Preferred Company with Joel and Fran! Today’s guest is Rebecca Warner. Her personal story of being a caregiver has been weaved into a novel called ‘My Dad My Dog’. It has been reported by the Alzheimer’s Impact Movement that every 66 seconds, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s Disease: a cruel disorder that claims the memories, daily functioning and ultimately, the lives of those afflicted. Beyond chronicling the unlikely friendship of a sweet-natured war-hero and an elderly Black Lab, Warner’s narrative also sheds light on the real-life challenges faced by the 16 million Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers who provide $232 billion in unpaid labor in the U.S. each year. When she moves her Alzheimer’s-afflicted dad into the home that she shares with her husband and elderly dog, she expects some complications. But, she never imagines she’ll encounter the biggest one on the first day. Her normally sweet-natured Dad, a former mailman who’s known too many biting dogs, wants nothing to do with her big black Labrador.
Preferred Company 12-4-20: Gary Engelstad
This is Preferred Company with Joel and Fran! Today’s guest is Gary Engelstad, Mayor of Bradley Beach. Mayor Engelstand is now in his 16th and final year. He will share how many people occupy the town and just how many are summer tourists, how the town has remained affordable, the focus on its main street businesses and what message he wants to instill on the public after he leaves office. Plus, why this year was one of his biggest challenges as mayor.
Preferred Company 12-3-20: Dustin Lawson
You’re listening to Preferred Company with Joel and Fran! Dustin Lawson, author of ‘The Firing of Doctor Democracy’, joins the conversation to speak about his new book and his thoughts that Democracy died in 2001 with the signing of the Patriot Act. His main message in this book is that democracy has lost committment truth because of partisanship and propaganda and there are settle threats in democracy which are killing us. Plus, doctor democracy’s thoughts on the present time and how we can help to heal it.
Preferred Company 12-1-20: Reagan Pasternak
You’re listening to Preferred Company with Joel and Fran! Today’s guest is Reagan Pasternak, Film and Television actress. She’s pleased to announce her first book ‘Griffin’s Heart, Mourning Your Pet With No Apologies’. For 85 million households, pets provide joy, companionship and uncompromising love. When a pet dies, it can be devastating and isolating, especially during a pandemic. You’ll hear Reagan’s reason for writing this book and ways for understanding the grieving process. She invites everyone to engage in their emotions, journaling out thoughts, documenting memories, placing photos and more. Then by the end of the book, you’ll be able to create a personalized keepsake to commemorate your beloved animal.
Preferred Company 11-30-20: Angela Lewis
This is Preferred Company with Joel and Fran! Today’s guest is Angela Lewis, Director at Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services East Brunswick Office. Angela discusses the challenges of COVID and putting care all together for their clients, the strong culture that’s built with relationships at Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing and why she chose home health care. Plus, her previous job experience of being a storyteller and how she inspired others.
Preferred Company 11-25-20: Butterball Turkey Talk
It’s Preferred Company with Joel and Fran! The specialists at the Butterball turkey talk line are here to help you with the big day. Barbara discusses just how many calls the turkey talk line receives in November and December. Plus, she has helpful advice in crunch time like food safety for thawing the bird, temperatures for cooking the bird and what to do with the leftovers!
Preferred Company 11-24-20: Butterball Turkey Talk
You’re listening to Preferred Company with Joel and Fran! The butterball experts are here to discuss turkey! Special guest Sue will discuss the biggest questions from first time callers like if your turkey is not completely thawed, is it ok to bath in water to speed along the thawing process, how long can the bird sit on the counter before putting those leftovers away and how many days can we safely reheat turkey? Plus, she’ll explain the difference between a fresh and a frozen turkey.
Preferred Company 11-23-20: Butterball Turkey Talk
It’s Preferred Company with Joel and Fran! As thanksgiving gets closer, we have more turkey tips from the experts at Butterball. Joining Preferred Company is Bill from Butterball. He offers suggestions on whether you should wash your turkey before prepping for the oven and why it’s not the best thing to do, kitchen safety after the bird is put onto a roasting pan and how temperature is key before cooking it.
Preferred Company 11-20-20: Chris Olszak
It’s Preferred Company with Joel and Fran! Today’s guest is Chris Olszak, Certified Elder Law Attorney from Davison, Eastman, Munoz, Paone in Toms River and Freehold. Why are written agreements better than verbal agreements, even between family members? Chris will explain. Plus, what makes a document legal and how specific does the contract need to be.
Preferred Company 11-19-20: Butterball Turkey Talk
You’re listening to Preferred Company with Joel and Fran! Today is national thaw your turkey day and you’ll get helpful tips on thawing turkey from Nicole at Butterball. Nicole provides the general rule for thawing turkey and best methods as well as food safety and temperature when you cook it. Plus, what happens if you forget to thaw your turkey. Can you still thaw on Thanksgiving morning? Nicole will answer.