Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Reflections of my life

It came as a minor shock to me when I realized that I had joined the ranks of being a senior. When I got used to the idea, I found a whole new world out there, with many things to do to still fulfill my life. Join me in my reflections, and maybe you too will find some interesting observations of how, being a senior, has affected you..
I intend following up this episode with some interviews with other seniors to hear what they have to say about attaining this status in life.


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Monday, November 21, 2016

Group interview with Showtimers, November 2016

Following on the interview with Showtime's driving force, Beryl Israel, this is an informal chat with some of its members. This podcast provides an interesting perspective from the group member's point of view, and just how much fulfillment they get from participating.


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Thursday, October 6, 2016

Bowling for Seniors - Its scope and appeal

This podcast features an interview with Grant Shear, who captained the USA Bowling team in the international match held in Vancouver, in October 2016. It provides an interesting insight, both to the appeal of the sport but especially in its attraction to Seniors in terms of social interaction, and the strategy of the game, without necessitating the physical requirements of active sports. Any senior interested in taking up a sport with these features will find this interview very interesting.

                     

Monday, September 5, 2016

Ralph Jackson is a very special man, and I totally enjoyed interviewing him. In this podcast you will hear him talk about growing up in Scotland, and then joining the army, where he served as an instructor in the use of special weapons and self-defence. He was, and still is popular at the age of 89, as an entertainer, where he sang with some of the biggest bands of his era, and he told me some interesting stories about this aspect of his life.

Its a long interview - just a little more than 30 minutes - but well worth listening to. So scroll down a little to the audio player, and ENJOY.

SHOWTIME - An interview with this fun group's founder and director Beryl Israel - August 31, 2016

SHOWTIME was the inspiration of Beryl Israel, born in in Zimbabwe, who started her musical career in South Africa. She started many entertainment groups, comprising singers and dancers, and brought her talents with her to Vancouver, where she started Showtime - a group of enthusiastic seniors, who entertain, mainly, Seniors, with their skills and talents. They are all amateurs, but amateurs of a high caliber, and they bring joy to seniors all over Vancouver. They fill a necessary gap in the entertainment industry, as skilled amateurs who share their talents just for the fun of it - and the results prove this. Join us in this interesting interview with Beryl, where she discusses her career and how she founded Showtime
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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

If you're wondering why I haven't been active on my blog site, its simply because I've been working hard starting a new business, KAZ AudioVisual Productions, which is devoted to recording the highlights in the lives of Seniors.  Have a look at my new website www.kaz-av.com and you'll see what I've been doing.
Stan

Sunday, November 1, 2015

A Doctor's Perspective of Senior Health Issues and Care


Prof Eric Cadesky is a well-known general practitioner with a special interest in seniors care. With an authoritative demeanor and pleasing personality, he is an ideal person to speak on the subject of seniors medical issues and care, and this came out clearly in his address to the YOLO - You Only Live Once - forum hosted by the Jewish Seniors Alliance of Greater Vancouver.

Prof Cadesky is the Medical Coordinator of the Louis Brier Home and Hospital, and on the Board of Directors of Doctors of British Columbia.

This podcast is the audio extract of his address, and you can see the full video presentation here.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Music and Seniors

I have been involved with music and entertainment my whole life, and in this short podcast I discuss how seniors react to music, particularly older music of their generation. I have been particularly touched by the reaction of seniors in advanced stages of dementia and Alzheimers disease, and have realised that music is the one sense that remains, and evokes a reaction even at a late stage of mental deterioration.

If you listen to this podcast, you will understand the significance of the picture below, showing two specific instruments of my youth (many years ago).

You will find out more about me on my website www.kaz-av.com

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Anxiety Issues with Seniors. An Interview with a Psychotherapist


A significant problem among seniors is related to anxiety issues. This is something that, as young folk, we never even contemplated.

In this podcast, I conduct an interview with Dolores Luber, who is a senior herself, and has had extensive experience dealing with issues such as this.

Remember, if you're not already there, one day you're gonna be a senior yourself, and its a really wise choice to prepare for this.

So turn up your volume again, and listen to this podcast, which will have meaning to all of you who are either seniors yourselves, or who work with seniors. It should really give you something to think about.

Monday, October 19, 2015

What is a Podcast? A Guide for Seniors


Hi all, welcome to my blog and my first post! This blog is all about podcasting for seniors, and I'm going to be sharing with you some great podcasts on all aspects that relate to seniors.

This is the first of the series to introduce you to the concept of podcasting - what a podcast is, and how it relates to seniors.

You'll hear more about the value of podcasts, and how it can be a great medium for you to link to all the interesting topics that concern you.

SO - turn up your speakers, make yourself a cup of coffee, press the Play button and enjoy this podcast - the first of many more to come.