Preferred Company 11-12-19: Amy Oestreicher

Today, Preferred Company has ‘My Beautiful Detours’ author Amy Oestreicher.  You are going to hear Amy’s incredible story!  Find out what is a detourist and why it is important to take detours, how to transition from being a “survivor” to a “thriver, the most important detours in Amy’s life: not just her story of medical trauma, but being sexually molested by a trusted mentor and her first food she experienced after medical surgeries.  She wants readers of her book to turn creativity into a force for healing, with insight into the power of artistic expression, to tap into the courage to find your own uniqueness and be grateful for what you take for granted and for the hardships. Podcast

Preferred Company 11-8-19: Lori’s Restaurant Review

What’s better than a Friday on Preferred Company?  How about a Friday with ‘Lori’s Restaurant Review’.  Lori Draz joins Joel Markel, president and founder of Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services and Fran Holinda to discuss her restaurant journey.  Find out did she go Italian? French? Indian?  We can tell you this: a gem that you don’t have to travel to New York City for anymore!  Get the passion and compassion you and your family deserve from Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services.  They assist clients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with nurses and certified home health aides.  Call 800 603 CARE (2273) or go to



Preferred Company 11-7-19: Kendall Klym

With the boom of dance, there are hundreds of thousands of kids who study ballet.  In the dance world, this is considered the rock of technique, regardless of what dance you take.  Preferred Company is delighted to have Kendall Klym, award winning creative writer and former professional ballet dancer.   His book ‘Step Lightly’ is an ecletic collection about the ongoing dance of life.  You’ll hear how the connection of writing and music come together, his collection of 15 short stories that expands the definition of what it means to dance, why we all dance around subjects and how the book is meant to inspire. Podcast

Preferred Company 11-5-19: William Schaberg

William Schaberg is today’s guest on Preferred Company.  He’s a scholar, rare book dealer and author of ‘Writing the Big Book: The Creation of A.A.’ His scholarly work tells the month-by-month story of actual events from the time the book was conceived to when it was published.  Find out if “Writing the Big Book” is his first book, how he got started on this project, how many of these Multilight copies were printed and how long the research and writing of this book took him. Podcast

Preferred Company 11-1-19: Barbara Stabiner

Clairvoyant Barbara Stabiner returns to Preferred Company!  Today, Barbara is discussing why the last few months have been spiritual and thoughts on the brand new month as we enter the busy holiday season.  Plus, why 2020 will bring change.  Barbara is taking calls from listeners about new projects, love and relationships and life events. Podcast

Preferred Company 10-31-19: Jackie Martling

Preferred Company has comedian Jackie “The Joke Man” Martling.  For 18 years, Jackie was a fixture on the Howard Stern Show.   He’s released six dirty joke CD’s as well as three videos, five joke books and countless joke gadgets of all kinds for children as well as adults.  Find out why his comedy has kept him at the top for years, why comedians should be able to say what they want and why we need more comedy in our lives.  He tweets a joke every day at 4:20pm and you can follow him on Twitter @jackiemartling. Podcast

Preferred Company 10-29-19: Andy Shawn

On this Preferred Company, we promise you a rose garden.  It’s all about Rose Garden Nursing and Rehabilitation with CEO Andy Shawn.  He shares what’s new at the fine hotel of healthcare, why there’s so much love and care at Rose Garden for long term care patients and why it’s a place to live and not a place to die.  Plus, what’s happening at Elderfest and the very special pet contest!  Elderfest 2019 is happening Thursday November 7 from 11 to 3 at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center in Toms River. Podcast

Preferred Company 10-25-19: Dr. Anna Yusim

Competition can be a healthy form of self-development.  But, there is a destructive side to competition that can exist within families, ruining relationships and the holidays.  Preferred Company with Joel Markel, president and founder of Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services and Fran Holinda explores this dynamic with board-certified psychiatrist, lecturer, and published author Dr. Anna Yusim. Podcast

Preferred Company 10-24-19: Michelle Collins

Michelle Collins of SHARE Cancer Support joins Preferred Company to raise awareness for ovarian cancer.  Find the symptoms of ovarian cancer, what type of testing is done and why one particular test can save your life.  Plus, the services SHARE provides to women dealing with ovarian cancer.  For more, visit Podcast

Preferred Company 10-22-19: Ruta Lee

Hollywood Legend Ruta Lee prepares to share Hollywood memories in advance of her memoir, ‘Consider Your Ass Kissed’.  It’s a treasure trove of wonderful stories, anecdotes with rare first hand and authentic memories of the entertainment industry.  On Preferred Company with Joel Markel, president and founder of Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services and Fran Holinda, Ruta discusses starring roles in films such as ‘Seven Brides for Seven Brothers’ to ‘Funny Face’, working with remarkable leading men including Clint Eastwood, Burt Reynolds, Charles Bronson, and James Garner, the iconic ladies that she called friends, such as Rona Barrett, Phyllis Diller, Julie Newman and Lucille Ball and being most one of the multifaceted and top-notched civic contributors. For more information, visit  Elderfest is back Thursday November 7th from 11 to 3 at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center in Toms River.  Join Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services for a free, fun filled day of health and wellness screenings, crafters, $100 gift card giveaways every 30 mintues and bingo! Podcast

Preferred Company 10-18-19: Chris Olszak

Preferred Company is excited to introduce a new monthly segment called the “Respond Law Report” with Certified Elder Law Attorney Chris Olszak, Esq. shareholder of Davison Eastman Muñoz Paone, P.A.  This month, Chris provides an overview of the field of elder law. What is elder law, the common misconceptions and how elder law attorneys serve families and the community. Podcast

Preferred Company 10-17-19: Marta McDowell

It’s Preferred Company with guest Marta McDowell, author of Emily Dickinson’s Gardening Life’.   In the book, she explores Dickinson’s deep passion for plants and how it inspired and informed her writing.  Plus, why artists express themselves differently through gardening and how gardening personally for her is a great relief.  At Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services, every child and their family gets unique and individualized care.  Their pediatric nursing services are available at your home or child’s school 24 hours, 7 days a week with venilator support, tracheostomy care, injections, personal care, trauma nursing care and clinical support. Podcast

Preferred Company 10-15-19: Jodie Jackson

Media Researcher Jodie Jackson joins Preferred Company to discuss how today’s news is presented to hook us into the drama and problems without solutions.   But it’s the solutions she says that are critical to a more balanced, healthier news diet.  She believes it’s time to wake up and become deliberate about how we consume our news.  Find out why news has such a negative impact on our health, how to burst the filter bubble and gain a full dimensional view of the world and the six steps of changing your media diet.  At Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services, they are committed to deliver compassionate care and excellent service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  With locations through New Jersey and Pennsylvania, find your location by calling 800 603 CARE (2273) or go online to




Preferred Company 10-11-19: Lori’s Restaurant Review

Preferred Company has a real treat for you today.  It’s Lori Draz’s Restaurant Review!  Lori is discussing Twenty Six West On The Navesink in Red Bank.   Twenty Six West On The Navesink offers new American cuisine with an Italian twist, exceptional service, break taking views and craft cocktails.  Lori sampled mussels in a garlic wine sauce, wild mushroom risotto, polenta and short ribs with apples in a butterscotch barbecue sauce.  Plus, you’ll hear about their Monday special.   Stop in for lunch or dinner.  They’re open every day: 26 West Front Street, Red Bank. Podcast

Preferred Company 10-10-19: Steve Peacock

You’re listening to Preferred Company and today’s guest is Steve Peacock, Lakewood High School English teacher and a class of 1982 alumnus.   He serves on the centennial planning committee, which is preparing to roll out the Centennial game on Thanksgiving Day.   Find out all about the digital centennial museum and its special features, what special plans the Lakewood School District has in store for the Centennial game and why he conducts research into all 100 years of the Lakewood-Toms River football rivalry. Podcast

Preferred Company 10-8-19: Loch Kelly

It’s Preferred Company with guest Loch Kelly, author of the best selling ‘The Way of Effortless Mindfulness’.  In addition, he is a licensed psychotherapist and recognized leader in the field of meditation.  Loch is the founder of the non-profit, Open-Hearted Awareness Institute and has worked in community mental health, established homeless shelters and counseled family members.  Today, you’ll understand the concept of effortless mindfulness: letting go of present moments, thoughts and attention to open to a naturally wise, compassionate awareness that is connected in the now and how we can use this process to ease pain. Podcast

Preferred Company 10-3-19: Rob Maxton & Bill Handerhan

It’s Preferred Company with guests Rob Maxton and Bill Handerhan from Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield.   Today, they are discussing the open enrollment period for medicare: the parts of medicare, the advantage plan and what is a supplemental plan.  They will discuss the rules of medicare and some common questions like which plan to consider if you plan on working longer, how many months do you have to enroll and the penalty if you wait too long.  Plus, they’ll let you know where they will be throughout the state of New Jersey. Podcast

Preferred Company 10-1-19: Lenny Gatto

Today’s guest is Lenny Gatto, owner of Music Jar Productions and is also the playwright, composer, executive producer and director of the Perry Award nominated musical ‘They Call It Gravy; We Call It Sauce’. Learn about the story of a young Sicilian girl who moved to the city with her family, falls in love with a Jewish guy, becomes pregnant before marriage and then is disowned by her father. But, the story doesn’t end there. She needs to explain to her teenage daughter what happened and why she is really part Sicilian. Lenny will also answer the great debate on if it’s gravy or sauce. Podcast

Preferred Company 9-27-19: Dr. Anna Yusim

This is Preferred Company with guest Dr. Anna Yusim. Dr. Yusim is a Board-Certified Psychiatrist with a Private Practice in New York City and is the author of “Fulfilled: How The Science of Spirituality Can Helo You Live A Happier, Meaningful Life”. Today’s topic is forgiveness, how we forgive others for the things they’ve done in life or how we’ve significantly hurt others by our actions. Plus, how do we get beyond the apology when someone won’t accept it and why it is important to have our own forgiveness before others? Podcast

Preferred Company 9-26-19: Kevin Roberts

Are you having trouble paying your energy bills? Preferred Company can help with guest Kevin Roberts from New Jersey Natural Gas. He’s here to discuss the programs that can best meet your needs, what is happening on the upcoming energy assistance days and how income eligible households may qualify for home energy improvement programs to help reduce bills. Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services can do so much for your loved one like providing needed medical care facilitated by a registered nurse and other certified professionals right at home, taking away the burden of constant doctors’ appointments. Some of the many services include clinical assessments, tracheotomy care, wound care, dressing changes, medication monitoring, teaching and training, therapy and more. Call 800 603 CARE (2273) or go online to Podcast

Preferred Company 9-24-19: Michael Gabriele

If you’ve ever eaten at a New Jersey diner, then you know that’s something magical about the place. A diner is more than just a place to eat and food is only half the meal. Find out what the diner experience is all about and what has contributed to the New Jersey phenomenon on Preferred Company with Michael Gabriele, author of “Stories from New Jersey Diner – Monuments to Community”. Michael will tell you the diner’s busiest time and his favorite meal to have at a diner. Podcast

Preferred Company 9-19-19: Margaret Fitzpatrick

Are you planning for your own healthcare as you age or helping a loved one with their medical decisions? Did you know that many of the tragic missteps can be avoided? Joining Preferred Company is Margaret Fitzpatrick, a critical care nurse and the author of “Getting The Best Care”. After 20 plus years in seeing so many older patients come into the hospital and suffer with all the aggressive medical interventions, Margaret says seems to inflect more suffering rather than helping them. So how do families elevate the quality of healthcare, how can you live the last chapter of your life and what are three important questions to ask to stay off the “healthcare conveyor belt”. Podcast

Preferred Company 9-17-19: Dr. Deane Waldman

Dr. Deane Waldman, author of ‘Curing Cancer in U.S. Healthcare’, joins Preferred Company. He offers the cure for sick U.S. Health Care companies. Hear why the Healthcare system is not aimed at the health and welfare of the American people, how both private and government insurance companies are making money by not giving the proper care and why the third party needs to get out of the health care system and allow the patients make more choices. Plus, Dr. Waldman will explain what it means when insurance doesn’t get you in the doctor in a timely manner. For home health care with feeling and the care you deserve, call Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services 800 603 CARE (2273) or go online to Podcast

Preferred Company 9-12-19: Paul Henry Wand

Concussions are a world-wide epidemic with 43 million cases diagnosed each year. The good news is that there are effective treatments available today which reverse the symptoms of a concussion by correcting the underlying mechanisms of injury to the brain. Paul Henry Wand, author of ‘The Concussion Cure’ describes in detail how a concussion should be diagnosed and then treated. Find out why concussions are looked at differently than those of years ago and why undiagnosed and untreated conditions are often overlooked. Plus, three different treatment modalities proven to reverse the systems of a concussion. You can listen to Preferred Company on smartphone, tablet or. By enabling the Preferred Company skill, simply say “Open Preferred Company” and you can listen anytime. Podcast

Preferred Company 9-10-19: Joan Markwell

You’re listening to Preferred Company and guest Joan Markwell, author of ‘Softening The Grief’. Today, she teaches how to support and comfort a bereaved mother with confidence and explains what to say and do without adding more pain. Find out why we there is no title for mothers who’ve lost their children, why the process can’t be understood until you’ve been there and how to best express yourself to someone in times of loss to avoid awkwardness. Podcast