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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
Preferred Company 8-31-18: Dr. Anna Yusim
It’s another edition of “I Hear You” with Dr. Anna Yusim. There’s a new alarming statistic. About 2,000 residents of New Jersey in 2018 have overdosed on opioids. Is it suicide, an overdose or both? Dr. Yusim will provide her thoughts. She will discuss why people really don’t want to end their life, they want to end their pain, the top reasons of suicide and if it’s normal to have thoughts of suicide. Plus, she touches upon depression and weather: the different ways seasonal effective disorder affects people’s brains in the fall and winter when there is less light outside. Preferred Company with Joel Markel, president and founder of Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services and Marianne Levy starts now! Why home health care? Who needs home health care? Home health care is the perfect way for many patients to preserve their independence and remain in the comfort of their own homes. If you’re an older adult suffering from a chronic condition or have an infant with complex medical needs, Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services is for you. You’ll get the one-on-one attention versus the high patient-to-nurse ratio offered at nursing homes, assisted living facilities or hospitals and if you or a family member cannot be left alone. Preferred has live-in Certified Home Health Aides or around-the-clock nurses to make sure patients are safe and well cared. Call 800 603 CARE (2273) and always online at preferredcares.com.
Preferred Company 8-30-18: Rochelle Distelheim
It’s Preferred Company with Joel Markel, president and founder of Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services along with Marianne Levy. Today, Joel and Marianne speak to Rochelle Distelheim. Rochelle is an award-winning short story writer and Chicago native. Find out how her book, “Sadie In Love”, takes readers back to the early 1900s in the world of struggling Jewish immigrants from New York City’s Lower East Side, where the smell of fish and pickles; images of ice wagons, pushcarts of fruits and vegetables; and conversations in a mixture of Yiddish and night school English prevail. This story of magic, love and hope will intrigue all readers. Plus, you’ll hear the story of main character Sadie and why Rochelle describes language and writing as her “oxygen”. When you think of home health care, you might think it’s only a 9 to 5 job. But Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services wants you to know they are here 24 hours a day, 7 days a week providing quality care around the clock from pediatric to adult services. Preferred will be there, day or night and they can do it all! Call 800 603 CARE (2273) or go to preferredcares.com.
Preferred Company 8-28-18: Romola Hodas
Thanks for listening to another edition of Preferred Company with Joel Markel, president and founder of Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services along with Marianne Levy. Their guest is Romola Hodas. Romola wrote the book “The Princess of 42nd Street: Surviving My Childhood as the Daughter of Time Square’s King of Porn”. Today, you’ll hear about her life, how she survived and thrived after a violent, chaotic and unpredictable childhood. In addition, Romola has completed numerous health and wellness practitioner programs throughout her career. Her mission is simple: escape mediocrity, claim your greatness in spite of your difficulties and turn your obstacles into gifts. For more than twenty years, she owned and operated Harmony Marketing, selling products and helping to grow the natural food industry. Currently, she is building her new business, “Creating Harmony,” working as a consultant, healer and public speaker.
Preferred Company 8-23-18: Tom Hayes
It’s Preferred Company with Marianne Levy and David Crossan. Today’s guest is Tom Hayes, Director, Customer and Community Relations at New Jersey Natural Gas. Tom discusses specific programs tailored to help seniors in Monmouth and Ocean Counties, like seniors with disabilities, dealing with hearing loss problems or needing energy assistance. Tom addresses budget plans for seniors coping with high bills after the winter or living on a fixed income. New Jersey Natural Gas prides itself on the lowest number of complaints and strives to provide great customer service. Find out more about NJNG their commitment in providing safe, reliable and competitive services and inspire a culture that sees change as an opportunity to improve quality and being honored at the YMCA gala on September 28th.
Preferred Company 8-21-18: Lynette Whiteman
It’s Preferred Company with Marianne Levy and Lori Draz. Today’s guest is Lynette Whiteman of Caregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey. Caregivers is an interfaith, non-profit agency in Ocean County, New Jersey dedicated to providing free supportive services to the frail elderly and the home-bound, enabling them to live independently and with dignity in their own homes. Find out more about the great programs and services, how they are helping with Caregiver Canines and why there are so many rewarding and flexible opportunities to get involved. Plus, Lynette talks about the new volunteer orientations, which are held throughout the year. If you live in Ocean County and would like to volunteer please contact the main office at Caregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey, 732 505 2273. That’s 732 505 2273.
Preferred Company 8-16-18: Dr. David Friedman
You’re listening to Preferred Company with Marianne Levy, Lori Draz and guest Dr. David Friedman. Dr. Friedman is an award winning, #1 National bestselling author of “Food Sanity”. He’s a Doctor of Naturopathy, Clinical Nutritionist and Chiropractic Neurologist. As the health expert, he helps millions with solutions to everyday health and wellness issues. His one common goal is finding a healthy lifestyle in the unhealthiest developed country in the world. Find out What inspired him to write “Food Sanity”, what we are doing wrong with different weight loss programs and talks about the keys to weight loss. Plus, he’ll weigh in on his opinion on milk and if we really need it for calcium and protein. Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services provides pediatric at home nursing. They’ll take care of your child at home and they service all of New Jersey. 50 percent of their clients are children, so you can be sure your child is in the best of hands. Call anytime 1 800 603 CARE for quality, compassionate health care and remember, Preferred is always online at preferredcares.com.
Preferred Company 8-14-18: Moris Senegor
You’re listening to Preferred Company with Marianne Levy and David Crossan. Today’s guest is Moris Senegor. Moris is a writer, neurosurgeon and wine enthusiast. His book, “A Death in Budapest”, is about medical science meeting the black market and mortal danger. Packed with international intrigue, suspense and underworld dealings, this gripping thriller also captures the unique character of an ancient Hungarian city where old world elegance coexists with modern decadence and corruption. Find out what drew him to the creative challenge of writing a series of mystery novels, the chilling realities of the underground organ transplan trade and the potential power of chemical weapons for efficient, bloodless murders. Plus, how Moris excels and thrives on combining his profession with wine, classical music and photography. Get more Preferred Company by listening weekdays 8 to 10 a.m. on Beach Radio 1160 and 1310.
Preferred Company 8-10-18: The Jersey Shore Medium Linda Shields
It’s Preferred Company with Marianne Levy and Lori Draz. They are joined by Linda Shields, The Jersey Shore Medium. Linda started out reading tarot cards and then morphed into the mediumship 12 years ago when she realized the voices in her head telling her what was in the tarot cards were actually the voices of her loved ones and friends. Find out how she turns her voices and senses off and on and what she says at the end of each session to the spirit. It is her hope, dream and fondest wish that she can continue to help as many people in her lifetime find peace, understanding and closure.
Linda connects with listeners about relationships, family conflicts, real estate issues, personal adventures, lifes’ challenges and more. For more information, you can find Linda at thejerseyshoremedium.com.
Preferred Company 8-9-18: Kathy Ford
You’re always in Preferred Company when you have Joel Markel and Marianne Levy. Today, Lori Draz is sitting in for Joel and they are speaking to Kathy Ford, Ms. Wheelchair NJ 2018. Kathy has been diagnosed with FOP since February 1997. What is FOP and how does it affect her? Plus, find out how she was introduced to the Ms Wheelchair America program, how it helps those with disabilities and more about the Ms Wheelchair competition that took place in July. Kathy also discusses her platform “Don’t Block the Spot”, referring to handicap parking and those who utilize the spots. Her mission is to educate the non-disabled community and law makers on obeying lines as best as possible.
Preferred Company 8-7-18: Tracey Lawrence
Welcome to another edition of Preferred Company with Joel Markel, president and founder of Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services, Marianne Levy and Tracey Lawrence. Tracey is a caregiver and author of “Dementia Sucks”. Tracey became her father’s caregiver in 2003 until he died in 2004. She then became her mother’s caregiver until her death in 2015. As a result of her experience handling her parents’ financial, health and caregiving concerns, she founded Grand Family Planning, a membership organization that works with families seeking help related to parents, children, health issues and protection of assets. Tracey offers tips to caregivers, including taking personal time for enjoyment. Tracey explains why this is good for the caregivers’ health and why it’s useful to the person getting the care. If you are in need of a caregiver who is licensed, bonded and insured, call Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing at 800 603 CARE. Their services are available on an hourly basis or up to 24 hours to meet all health care needs. Preferred ensures each caregiver will be properly screened before being placed with a client. Find out more about Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services at preferredcares.com.
Preferred Company 8-2-18: David Kottler
It’s Preferred Company with Joel Markel, president and founder of Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services. Today, Joel and Marianne speak with David Kottler, financial advisor, speaker and author of “The Best Kept Money Secret In Your Insurance Policy”. David will explain how to use life settlements, financed life insurance and offers his expert process to find and protect hidden value in life insurance policies. There are many things life insurance companies keep from you. But there’s important information you should know, including up to 90 percent of life insurance policies not paying a death claim. Looking for quality in home health care for seniors? There’s no reason not to put your family first! Contact Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services. Their expert caregivers can take care of your loved one and keep them living well at home, with locally owned offices throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Call 800 603 CARE (2273) or visit preferredcares.com.
Preferred Company 7-31-18: Janet Ryan
Are you looking to obtain better health right in the palm of your hand? Then experience the future of vitamins and suppliments with Spectra Spray. Founder Janet Ryan is here to discuss her product and the story behind her son’s struggle with ADHD, anxiety and in-attention along with her mother who passed away from the early on-set stage of Alzheimer’s. She will explain without the proper levels of vitamin D, healthy fats and the absorption of B vitamins, the body begins to slowly die, why vitamin sprays are critical and how vitamin sprays support energy levels, sleep quality, cardiovascular health and overall well being. Your hosts of Preferred Company are Joel Markel, president and founder of Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services and Marianne Levy.
Preferred Company 7-27-18: Dr. Anna Yusim
Special guest Dr. Anna Yusim joins Joel Markel, president and founder of Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services along with Marianne Levy. Today, they are speaking about losing people to drugs and addiction. Dr. Yusim says addiction is an illness and it can be overcome. She will touch on how social media has made addiction and depression worse, along with constructive ways to fill our inner voice. Plus, Dr. Yusim discusses societal structures and why the “me too” movement is bringing about the “underdog” to speak out about empowerment. 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 so clients know they are getting the best possible care. Call 800 603 CARE (2273), go online to preferredcares.com and follow them on facebook and twitter at Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services.
Preferred Company 7-26-18: Lou Mercatanti
It’s Preferred Company with Marianne Levy and Lori Draz. Today’s guest is Lou Mercatanti, owner of Channel Marker Cafe in Lavalette. Find out more about the Jersey Shore’s best kept secret for docking and dining, picturesque views and delicious food. Lou has the story of the restaurant’s comeback since Superstorm Sandy in 2012 and he’ll tell you what’s new at the restaurant in 2018, along with the special live entertainment on Sundays. For more, check out channelmarkercafe.com.
Preferred Company 7-24-18: Vincent James
It’s Preferred Company with Joel Markel, president and founder of Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services and Lori Draz. Today’s guest is Vincent James, musician and author of “88+ Ways Music Can Change Your Life”. The book is filled with over 150 inspirational stories and quotes from musicians, music educators and music lovers. Vincent is also co-founder of Kids Music Day, which occurs on Friday October 5th. He partners with hundreds of music schools in the U.S., Canada and beyond to hold events celebrating children playing music. This year, they are also enlisting the help of Kids Music Day Ambassadors including Julie Andrews, Richie Sambora of Bon Jovi, Nancy Wilson of Heart and Sarah McLachlan. Find out more at kidsmusicday.org.
Preferred Company 7-19-18: Sora Vernikoff
Chris Pinnella joins Marianne Levy on Preferred Company. They are speaking to Sora Vernikoff, author of “Eat What You Want, Stop When You Want”. Sora will explain why diets won’t work, how you can consistently eat and stop yourself by putting markers on your plate and how to make peace with food. Plus, she offers Marianne a tip for eating her favorite food with portion control. Sora’s no diet, weight loss program really works and can help those looking to trim the fat and fit into a bathing suit this summer! Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services has over 30 years of experience matching caregivers to their clients needs. Their highly skilled nurses and caregivers, who are fully bonded and insured, are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call 800 603 CARE (2273) to discuss your families needs or visit preferredcares.com.
Preferred Company 7-17-18: Ulrich Kellerer
It’s Preferred Company with Joel Markel, president and founder of Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services and Lori Draz. Today, they speak to Ulrich Kellerer, writer and inspirational speaker from Munich, Germany. Ulrich’s book “One Moment Can Change Your Life” is about extraordinary stories about ordinary people. Learn more about his book and strategies encouraging good mental health for kids, teens and adults, why he believes sharing stories can fight the depression epidemic and how selfless acts like volunteering/helping others can improve your marriage, health and wellness. At Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services, it is their mission to keep adults and seniors living well at home. Their nurses and certified home health aides are thoroughly screened, trained and supervised by an internal director to ensure you receive the best possible care. Call 800 603 CARE (2273) or go to preferredcares.com.
Preferred Company 7-12-18: Dr Philip Agrios
You’re listening to Preferred Company with Joel Markel, president and founder of Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services along with Marianne Levy. He wrote a best selling book called “Life’s One Law”, a 6 step problem solving blueprint that guides business owners away from past troublesome decisions and tendencies moving toward healthier management communications. After over two decades and thousands of patients, his discovery of Nature’s Blueprint contained within Life’s One Law uncovers our sabotaging trait and the antidote to switch it off for more productivity in business and freedom in our life. He will discuss his story of a major career change, how to deal with stress and being in the survival/fight or flight state and defines what is an autoimmune disease. For over 25 years, Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services has been providing compassionate, dependable medical and non-medical health care at home. Call to inquire about the services offered at 800 603 CARE (2273) or go to preferredcares.com.
Preferred Company: Mary Kaba Valis
It’s Preferred Company with Marianne Levy and special co-host Mary Kaba Valis. Mary is a Life Enrichment Coach at Your Sparkling Potential and Guidance Counselor for gifted and talented teens at the Westminster School for Performing Arts. Mary explains the mission of Your Sparkling Potential and how she partners with busy caring individuals to guide them in a thought provoking process to identify and work toward living the inspired, sparkling life they want. Mary holds a BA in Education and a Masters Degree in Psychology. She has extensive experience in the health care field and continues her work to understand the behaviors of others for more than 30 years. As a Certified Dementia Practitioner who loves education and learning, Mary is super jazzed about adding a certification as a Laughter Leader to her qualifications and special skills this summer.