Preferred Company 12-2-19: Jessica Varian Carroll

For anyone who has ever thought, “I’m in trouble”, “how did I get here?” or perhaps have been told “you’ve got no business doing that”, Jessica Varian-Carroll’s story will challenge your perspective and inspire you to chase your dreams despite your current circumstances.   You’ll be surprised to hear a big part of Jessica’s story is her relationship with women and how her friends helped her through difficult times.  You don’t want to miss this conversation on Preferred Company with Joel Markel, president and founder of Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services and Fran Holinda. Podcast

Preferred Company 11-26-19: Bruce Jones

We welcome Bruce Jones, founder of Jennis Toys to Preferred Company!  Jennis Toys is a 501c organization in memory of Bruce’s sister who passed away in 1991.  Jenni’s Toys started with helping victims impacted by Hurricane Sandy and has grown into helping local families and children who are less fortunate during the holiday season with food, toys, clothing, gift cards and other needs.  Find out how Jennis Toys is changing the lives of others and find out more about their amazon list at Podcast

Preferred Company 11-22-19: Butterball Turkey Talk

Tara Rose from the Butterball Talk Line joins Preferred Company to talk about the most memorable turkey stories.  What is her all time favorite call?  How about the weirdest questions she has heard from people?  Plus, get advice on thawing tips and the general rule for thawing per pound. Podcast

Preferred Company 11-21-19: Butterball Turkey Talk

Butterball’s Turkey Talk-Line has helped almost 50 million consumers since its first season in November 1981 and more than 4 million cooks a year. Talk-Line Expert Nicole shares Butterball’s Consumer Survey findings, which actually started with strictly phone calls and now has transformed into e-mails and even alexa questions!  What’s the average tenure for butterball employees, what does butterball do with all of peoples questions, how do they receive customer feedback and what special videos are on butterball’s website?   You’ll find out on Preferred Company with Joel Markel, president and founder of Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services and Fran Holinda. Podcast

Preferred Company 11-20-19: Butterball Turkey Talk

For more than 30 years, the professionally trained turkey experts that make up the Turkey Talk-Line have been answering turkey-related questions each holiday season.  Talk-Line Expert Carol will provide answers to all turkey questions.  Find out healthy ways to cook the bird and get the most flavor from it, get tips to keep your turkey tender and prevent it from drying out and hear why having a meat thermometer is essential. Podcast

Preferred Company 11-18-19: Butterball Turkey Talk

With Thanksgiving over a week away, we’re talking turkey on Preferred Company!  Barbara from Butterball: “The Turkey Experts” is here to discuss the various cooking methods from roasting, grilling and even air frying.  Plus, when is the proper time to defrost a turkey and how much turkey should be accounted for per guest?  It’s all ahead on Preferred Company with Joel Markel, president and founder of Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services and Fran Holinda. Podcast

Preferred Company 11-15-19: Chris Olszak

On this month’s ‘The Respond Law Report’, Certified Elder Law Attorney Chris Olszak tells you what to know about estate taxes.  What are the current federal estate and gift tax levels?  What are some common misconceptions about taxable gifts?  Plus, how does the New Jersey estate tax differ from the inheritance tax? Podcast

Preferred Company 11-14-19: Alessia Aron

You’re listening to Preferred Company with Joel Markel, president and founder of Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services and Fran Holinda.  Today’s guest is Alessia Aron.  She started a food tour company, combining her love of food with her entrepreneurial spirit.  Previously Jersey Girls Food Tours, Beyond the Plate Food Tours has been touring Jersey City since 2013, expanding to Red Bank, Somerville and Princeton in the last two years.   Alessia shares the story beyond the plate. Podcast

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