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Preferred Company 11-15-18: Mary Alice

The turkey talk continues with Mary Alice from Butterball. She is discussing the perfect gravy, the proper thawing method, a trick that can help you thaw turkey faster and a delicious leftover recipe the whole family will love. Get the thanksgiving help you need so you can cook like an expert chef on Preferred Company with Joel Markel and Marianne Levy! Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services wants to assist you this holiday season. They offer respite care for a loved one. Use their nursing services for a couple hours or a month. Preferred has short and long term option home health care. Call 800 603 CARE (2273) or online at preferredcares.com.


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Preferred Company 11-13-18: Janice Stahl

It’s Turkey talk with Janice Stahl from the Butterball turkey talk hotline. Today, Janice is discussing everything from the best time to thaw your turkey to roasting it and turkey health safety. Is it really ok to leave your turkey out on the counter if it’s done cooking at noon? How long can leftovers be preserved? This Preferred Company is stuffed with information so you can have a great Thanksgiving! Your hosts are Joel Markel, president and founder of Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services and Marianne Levy. For more information about the services offered by Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing, call 800 603 CARE (2273), go to preferredcares.com and follow them on facebook and twitter at Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing.


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Preferred Company 11-12-18: Susan Smith

All this week, it’s turkey talk from the experts at the Butterball turkey talk hot line. Today, Susan Smith joins Marianne and David to cover the turkey essentials. For more than 30 years, the professionally trained turkey experts have been answering turkey related questions each holiday season. Open every November and December, their experts answer more than 100,000 questions, for thousands of households. It all began in 1981 when six home economists worked the phones that holiday season to answer 11,000 turkey-cooking questions. Since then the Turkey Talk-Line has grown in both the number of calls answered and experts responding. Find out about a new trend: deep frying a turkey, how to handle defrosting and can you really microwave a turkey?


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Preferred Company 11-6-18: Marie D. Jones

A disaster can strike at any time and today’s Preferred Company will answer some questions you might have thought about, but didn’t know the answer to them. What do you do in an earthquake? Is it safe to get out of a car if you are driving and it happens? What happens if you encounter flood waters? Marie D Jones, author of “The Disaster Survival Guide” joins Marianne Levy and David Crossan to discuss preparing for crisis. But, it’s much more than natural disasters, it’s things that can happen in your life. How to handle an active shooter in self defense? What happens if you get a snake bite? With Marie’s guide, you’ll get insight into how to react and respond. Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services provides quality, compassionate in home health care when you or a loved one needs it the most. Their certified home aides and registered nurses can provide around the clock care or just a couple hours per day or week. Call 800 603 CARE (2273) or go to preferredcares.com.


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Preferred Company 11-1-18: Thom Beirdz

It’s Preferred Company with Joel Markel, president and founder of Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services along with Marianne Levy. They are joined by Thom Beirdz, author of “Young, Gay and Restless”. Thom will give you a glimpse of his life beginning with a boy that grew up in a family with real values that tries to make work being a gay man, then a Hollywood star and being the brother of a killer. This tell-all memoir unveils his every scandalous often amusing and embarrassing sex adventure. Among the subjects revealed are the me too movement, his decision to undergo 9 plastic surgeries and becoming the first openly gay contract player on a major daytime drama.


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Preferred Company 10-30-18: Andy Shawn

It’s Preferred Company with Joel Markel, president and founder of Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services along with Marianne Levy. Andy Shawn from Rose Garden, a skilled nursing facility, is today’s guest. Their rehabilitation center is comprised of seasoned professionals who have a depth and range of knowledge and skills spanning many years of experience in physical, occupational, and speech therapy. The individual care plan is designed to meet your specific post-operative and orthopedic needs to achieve your goal of independence and returning home. Their cuisine is that of a fine restaurant. During your stay at Rose Garden, the recreation staff and environmental services team ensure that your social surroundings are pleasant and homelike. When it is time to return to your home, their professional social workers will make sure that your transition is comfortable and safe. Find out what’s new at Rose Garden and what’s happening at Elderfest on November 1st with your chance to win prizes and have lots of fun.


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Preferred Company 10-26-18: Dr. Anna Yusim

It’s Preferred Company with Marianne Levy, David Crossan and Dr. Anna Yusim, who is the author of “Fulfilled”. She is a board-certified psychiatrist with a private practice in New York City and a lecturer at the Yale University School of Medicine. She believes every person is unique and therefore needs an individually-tailored therapy approach. The philosophy of her practice is to help individuals achieve their highest level of psychological, emotional and mental well-being. Find out from Dr. Yusim if the political climate is adding to a lot of people’s mental health concerns, how social media is playing an effect on the countries darkness and how to replace anger with soul based desires and love based desires and how to take part in random acts of kindness.


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Preferred Company 10-25-18: Madeline Bernstein

You’re listening to Preferred Company with your radio host Joel Markel, president and founder of Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services and Marianne Levy. Madeline Bernstein is today’s guest and author of “Designer Dogs”. Designer Dogs is the shocking exposure of the dangers of continuing to make our dogs tinier or funnier looking, more “Instagram worthy” and presents startling new revelations on why this threatens French bulldogs, pit bulls, and other favorite breeds with extinction. Ever heard of a labradoodle, a goldendoodle, or a puggle? How about a cockapoo, a pomsky, or a spoodle? You or a friend have certainly been enticed by a “hypoallergenic dog” or smiled at a “teacup.” These are not dog breeds that nature created; these are the results of the forced mating or genetic engineering of different breeds, or inbreeding, and popularized by social media and celebrities. Madeline reveals our culture’s obsession with new types of dogs, engineering puppies that keep getting smaller or sillier looking and the horrifying health consequences of this on those we claim as our best friends. For many seniors, one of the most frustrating things is the inability to do simple tasks that were once second nature. At Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services, they know how important it can be to ensure your loved one is able to maintain their dignity in the privacy of their own home. That’s why they offer non-medical personal care services to assist clients with almost every aspect of their lives. Whatever the specific need, they will ultimately help keep our clients comfortable and feeling as independent as possible. Call Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services at 800 603 CARE (2273) or preferredcares.com.


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Preferred Company 10-24-18: Dr. Silich

Dr. Silich, Preferred Company’s resident plastic surgeon joins Joel and Marianne to talk about the newest procedure in the world of plastic surgery, cool sculpting. It’s the number 1 non-invasive fat-reduction procedure and an innovative way to contour your body by freezing unwanted fat away with no surgery and little to no downtime. Dr. Silich explains how cool sculpting kick starts individuals to diet and exercise. Also, what is radio frequency and how does it increase inflammation under the skin for a healthy glow. Why home health care? Who needs home health care? For those in search of nursing or personal care for a loved one, home health care is the best way for many patients to preserve their independence and remain in the comfort of their own home. Because of this, more and more people are looking to spend their resources for care at home versus moving into a facility. If you or a loved one are in need of home health care, call Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services. Their licensed, highly skilled and compassionate nurses will provide the highest level of care. Call 800 603 CARE (2273) or visit preferredcares.com.


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Preferred Company 10-23-18: Sherry Cormier

This is Preferred Company with Joel Markel, president and founder of Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services along with Marianne Levy. Sherry Cormier, author of “Sweet Sorrow” discusses a universal challenge everyone faces at some point in their lives: dealing with a devastating loss.
Sherry says when we lose someone, everything changes. The experience is a terrible milestone that can bring everything to a standstill and to heal, we need to be able to lean on the right tools that help guide us forward and support us through our ups and downs. She explains why we never “get over it” and we shouldn’t, how to make the shift from post-traumatic stress to post-traumatic growth, how to tell when the shock of grief is fading and real healing can begin and Why dreams can bring such comfort to us and how to learn to understand them better.


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Preferred Company 10-18-18: Joan Mancusco

About 1 in 8 U.S. women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. Besides skin cancer, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among American women. In 2018, it’s estimated that about 30 percent of newly diagnosed cancers in women will be breast cancer. Joan Mancusco from SHARE, a non profit organization, improving the lives of women joins Joel and Marianne to talk about breast cancer. Joan will explain the mission of SHARE, defines mestastatic breast cancer and what kind of support SHARE offers in our area. Plus, how can you contact SHARE. For more information about the services offered by Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing, call 800 603 CARE (2273) or visit preferredcares.com.


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Preferred Company 10-16-18: Debbie Bowman

Debbie Bowman is on Preferred Company with Joel Markel, president and founder of Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services and Marianne Levy. Debbie is mother of five, grandmother to seven and great grandmother to four. Now retired from a forty year career as a nurse in intensive car, Debbie takes her intensive care to awesome Grandmothers who are raising their grandchildren. Her compassion driven vision is to help grandmothers raise, whole, healthy and productive grandchildren. A child’s illness or injury can affect the entire family and at Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services, they understand how difficult it can be to navigate the process related to caring for your child’s needs. Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services highly trained, licensed pediatric clinicians will be there for you every step of the way. They want to help your child with pediatric nursing care at home or at school. Call Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services at 800 603 CARE (2273) or visit preferredcares.com.


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Preferred Company 10-9-18: Nicole Black

You’re listening to Preferred Company with Joel Markel, president and founder of Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services and Marianne Levy. Today’s guest is Nicole Black. Nicole is a certified rolfer, specializing in a form of manual therapy focusing on addressing people’s problems and not just their symptoms. She talks about fat shaming and the internal struggling between self love and not self love. Plus, she shares her own journey with yo yo dieting going from obese to thin, how she set out to change her appearance and feeling beautiful on the inside. She will explain how you can too.


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Preferred Company 10-5-18: Linda Shields The Jersey Shore Medium

It’s Preferred Company with Joel Markel, president and founder of Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services along with Marianne Levy. Today, they are joined by the Jersey Shore Medium, Linda Shields. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Linda, she is a psychic medium who does tarot cards, readings and speaks to people that have passed over. Linda explains how she can hear voices over visual signs to connect with others. Linda answers personal questions from listeners about whether their parents are around them, how family relationships will be, specific dates close to others and if babies are in the family. Plus, Linda will let you know where she is doing medium readings next in the area. Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services assists their clients in a one-on-one home setting 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The nurses and certified home health aides at Preferred are thoroughly screened, trained and supervised by an internal director of Nursing and provide care with the passion your family deserves. To inquire about more of the services offered by Preferred, call 800 603 CARE (2273) or visit preferredcares.com.


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Preferred Company 10-4-18: Michael Learned

It’s Preferred Company with Joel Markel, president and founder of Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services and Marianne Levy. Today, they speak to Michael Learned. You may remember Michael for her role as Olivia Walton on the “The Waltons”, a role she was told she would probably not continue beyond the pilot. The Waltons recently celebrated their 45th anniversary, making Michael the quintessential TV mom. Hear about her life on the series and she’ll explain why audiences back then were able to relate to what was happening. Michael also discusses her roles on stage and her recent experiences. Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services invites you to Elderfest 2018, Thursday November 1 from 11 to 3 with gift card giveaways, vendors, health and wellness screenings, bingo with great prizes and much more. It all happends at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center in Toms River. Keep listening to Preferred Company for more info on elderfest weekdays 8 to 10 a.m. on Beach Radio 1160 and 1310.


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Preferred Company 10-2-18: Diane Huth

You’re listening Preferred Company with Joel Markel, president and founder of Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services and Marianne Levy. Today’s guest is Diane Huth, the accidental career coach. Diane loves helping other people succeed and finds innovative and out-of-the box ways to help them meet their goals. She’s over a 30 year veteran marketing superstar and has held top-level marketing roles at a wide range of household-name companies. Based upon her own vast experience interviewing, hiring, coaching and mentoring hundreds of employees, she wrote “Brand You! To Land Your Dream Job” teaching students and job seekers of all ages, strategies and tactics to find and land their dream job. She is also publishing a series of single-topic job search guides. She’ll explain how to find or create meaningful, enjoyable and profitable employment while working. Plus, mastering both soft and hard skills to become sought-after in the workplace for experience, wisdom, reliability and talents.


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Preferred Company 9-28-18: Dr. Anna Yusim

It’s Preferred Company with your radio hosts Joel Markel, president and founder of Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services along with Marianne Levy. She will discuss how sexual assault and verbal harassment are affecting the mental health of this country and how it affects those who are not victims of abuse. Plus, what message it’s sending to children. Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services assists clients in a one on one home setting 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Their nurses and certified home health aides are thoroughly screened, trained and supervised by an internal director of nursing and provide care with the passion and compassion your family deserves. Call 800 603 CARE (2273) or visit preferredcares.com.


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Preferred Company 9-28-18: Lisa Santiago

It’s Preferred Company with Joel Markel, president and founder of Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services and Marianne Levy. Today’s guest is Lisa Santiago. Lisa has been teaching Psychology for over ten years. She has been a facilitator and speaker at national conferences and worked in an adult psychiatric unit. After other family members tried and failed, Lisa became the sole caregiver for her grandmother in the last years of her life. In this role, Lisa used her academic and professional training to solve everyday problems for which no books or training had prepared her. She is now dedicated to sharing these simple tips with the millions of people dealing with the complex challenges that all caregivers face.


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Preferred Company 9-20-18: Susan Colton

This is Preferred Company with Joel Markel, president and founder of Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services along with Marianne Levy. They are joined by Susan Colton, a retired school principal who spent twenty-two years in school administration. Her belief is that teachers need to establish building relationships in diverse communities and putting students “at the top of their organizational chart.” She offers firsthand perspectives and an insider viewpoint on the necessary changes that will benefit students, teachers, parents, and school communities. Her passion is to prevent the privatization of public schools and bring back the joy of learning. Also, hear why Susan believes teachers are giving students too much homework and why it’s overkill. A child’s illness or injury can affect the entire family and at Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services, they understand how difficult it can be to navigate the process related to your child’s care. Their highly trained, licensed pediatric clinicians will be there for you every step of the way. Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 800 603 CARE (2273) or online at preferredcares.com, with the pediatric care you deserve!


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Preferred Company 9-18-18: Dan Mager

Preferred Company with Marianne Levy and David Crossan takes ona parenting role. They are joined by expert and author Dan Mager. After raising two grown daughters, Dan had to deal with another element: recovery. Dan’s new book “Roots and Wings: Mindful Parenting in Recovery” guides parents in recovery helping to develop sensible methods for cultivating happiness. The mission of this book is to help moms and dads nurture healthy family dynamics through mindfulness. He will tell you the basic parenting skills and if one style is better than the other, the dangers of overprotecting our children and why feedback from children is an important part of parenting. For people in recovery from addiction, Dan says parenting is even more complicated. Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services provides quality in home health care to keep you or a loved one living well. Give them a call 800 603 CARE (2273) or find out more at preferredcares.com.


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Preferred Company 9-14-18: Lou Manzo

This is Preferred Company with Joel Markel, president and founder of Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services, Marianne Levy and Lou Manzo. Lou is here to discuss his new book “An Irish Lullaby” Every great once in a while, a book or a film comes along that will stir the emotions, lift the spirits, and touch the heart. That great once in a while is now, and the book this time is “An Irish Lullaby”. The story depicts one person’s search for relevancy and fulfillment, set against the backdrop of one of the most controversial, moral and burning social/cultural issues of our time: abortion. You will laugh. You will cry. Experience this book. Available at local bookstores.


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Preferred Company 9-13-18: Stephen Scaturro

Senior fraud and scams are a serious issue impacting the over 65+ population, especially in Ocean County and throughout New Jersey. Studies show close to half are telemarketing scams involving medical care services and products, etc. Other scams include internet, sweepstakes and prizes or magazine sales. Today’s guest Stephen Scaturro from the Ocean County Department of Consumer affairs will offer tips and tools to help you become a better educated consumer: from internet safety, home improvement contractors to identity theft and lottery scams. He’ll also explain what’s happening with the latest consumer alerts and how to handle it. Should you suspect consumer fraud, please do not hesitate to contact the Consumer Affairs office, 732 687 0602. They are here to help you. your hosts of Preferred Company are Joel Markel, president and founder of Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services and Marianne Levy.


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Preferred Company 9-11-18: Tovah Martin

If you’re a gardener, this episode is for you! It’s Preferred Company with Marianne Levy and David Crossan. Today’s guest is Tovah Martin. Tovah is the author of “The Garden in Every Sense and Season”. This book mindfully explores the sensory delights in her own garden and discovers the pleasures that can be found in focusing on sight, smell, sound, touch and taste. Her goal is to help beginners and expert gardeners alike grow a bounty of gratitude. You can say Tovah has a houseplant addiction after emerging from twenty five years working in greenhouses to writing books and evocative essays. She’ll explain why we all need to become more attuned to our gardens. Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services offers 24 hour home health care in the comfort of home from pediatric to adult services. Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing uses highly skilled and training professionals to bring patients the utmost quality care. Call 800 603 CARE (2273) or go online to preferredcares.com.


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Preferred Company 9-6-18: Heather Brown

It’s Preferred Company with Joel Markel, president and founder of Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services, along with Marianne Levy. Today’s guest is Heather Brown. Heather is Team Manager of Sled Stars Hockey. What is Sled Stars? Get the 101 on how it started and the fundraising they are doing. Another season gets under way this month. Find out how you can get involved! Are you finding yourself in need of home health care? Contact Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services. They offer around the clock care 7 days a week from pediatric and adult services. Call 1 800 603 CARE (2273) or go to preferredcares.com. Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing, home health care with feeling!


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Preferred Company 9-4-18: Dr. Lloyd Sederer

It’s Preferred Company with your radio host Joel Markel, president and founder of Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services, along with Marianne Levy. Their guest today is Dr. Lloyd Sederer. Dr. Sederer is an Adjunct Professor at the Columbia School of Public Health; Chief Medical Officer for the NYS Office of Mental Health and writer for Psychology Today, the NY Journal of Books & the NY Daily News, among other publications. In addition, he has written hundreds of articles on mental health, the addictions and book, film, TV and theatre reviews and has published a dozen books. Dr. Sederer
looks at approaches to addiction treatment that have failed in the past and what can be done now to promote recovery. He believes while we don’t know enough about marijuana’s effects, given the impetus to legalization, we should seize the opportunity to study it. Also, people use drugs because they are in pain, not because they are weak or bad, or believe someone is at hand with Narcan. Hear more right now on Preferred Company!


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