I’ll Always Love My Mama – Part 2

With Special Guest Karen Reynolds
Air Date: June 2, 2022 4:00 pm ET

This episode is dedicated to:  Christopher McCool Reynolds, Dedicated Father 1934 – 2022.

In this episode special guest Karen Reynolds shares her journey with caring for her mother while also having to care for herself.  Her journey also inspired her to coach others on their health journeys.

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More about Special Guest Karen Reynolds:  Born in Knoxville, TN, Karen grew up and currently lives in Southwest Atlanta (Georgia) where she cares for her soon-to-be, 88-year-old mother. After graduating from Hampton University in Hampton, VA, Karen returned to Atlanta where she honed her skills in various areas of the business world finding her niche in developing others. Karen has spent the last 20+ years as a Learning Professional and Corporate Trainer delivering and supporting Leadership Development, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives. Karen is most passionate about growing and enhancing the skills of others both personally and professionally and helping people become their best selves. Most recently Karen, through her own health journey, became a Transformational Health Coach and now has the pleasure of helping others optimize their health, and achieve lifelong health and wellness.  Karen serves God and her community through volunteering at Impact Church (in East Point, GA), where she directs and operates video for the live stream worship experiences. Karen is also a member of Cancer Fighters at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America (in Newnan, GA) lending her voice to advocate for breast cancer patients, supporting Breast Cancer Awareness programs, speaking to potential cancer patients, and even as the face of print and digital media campaigns.

Karen lives by the mantra: “Train yourself to see the blessing in Everything.”


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Call For Caring
June 14, 2022 4:01 PM

What a great journey…thank you for the inspiration to care for our loved ones and ourselves!!

Rose Williams
June 14, 2022 9:14 AM

I thoroughly enjoyed listening to Karen’s journey. Especially regarding eating nutritionally and getting exercise, that hit home with me. I recently started finding ways to spot exercise while caregiving and it’s been working for me. Now I need to get the nutrition part in tact. Thank you Karen for sharing your journey and health tips in taking care of self. I’m a caregiver in Portland Ore.

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Working While Caregiving

With Special Guest Venis Sims
Air Date: June 6, 2023 3:00 pm ET
We are joined by Venis Sims, entrepreneur and caregiver. She shares her journey of caregiving for her mother as the sole caregiving while also operating a business. Tune in for this inspiring episode and be reminded you are not alone in your caregiving journey.  You will be blessed.
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Sister to Sister – Sponsored by HEAL Collaborative

With Special Guests Jennifer and Deborah Carpenter
Air Date: October 11, 2022 3:00 pm ET
In this episode two sisters will share their journey as caregiver and care recipient as they meet the challenges of lung cancer.  Jennifer and Deborah are using their story to empower other families in our first family interview of the season. We want to thank our sponsor HEAL Collaborative. HEAL Collaborative is a nonprofit organization focused on growing healthy, vital communities of color.  We do this through education, community, community building, and advocacy.  Since our inception we have collaborated with numerous churches nationwide and spearheaded dozens of unique educational events. We have engaged with hundreds of policymakers and clinical leaders to advocate for our community.
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Welcome to Season 2 of The Empowerment Hour – Hear what’s coming to you for you!

Air Date: September 20, 2022 10:00 am ET
Welcome to Season 2 of The Empowerment Hour presented by Call For Caring and Hosted by Michelle Bolden! Tune in as Michelle shares what’s to come in Season 2 with conversations that will empower caregivers through their journey AND to equip individuals new to caregiving. We do better when we know better, so make sure to tune in, share the show and episodes, with family and friends.
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There’s No Place Like Home

Phaedra Mashburn-Olomo, Licensed Occupational Therapist
Air Date: July 26, 2022 3:00 pm ET
In this episode Host Michelle and her special guest Phaedra talk to you about what is occupational therapy, who needs it, who pays for it, and the many benefits of it for individuals who want to remain in their own homes as they age.  Empowering information is shared with “nuggets” of wisdom Phaedra has gained through her practice, experience and in direct patient care.
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The Doctors In

With Special Guests Dr. Jodine Sejour-Donatien and Dr. Rosalind M. Glover, Pharmacist of CenterWell Senior Primary Care
Air Date: July 12, 2022 3:00 pm ET
Dr. Jodine Sejour-Donatien and Dr. Rosalind M. Glover, Pharmacist will provide guidance to listeners on healthy tips when communicating with the medical team and advocating for your loved one. 
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Up Close with The Holmes Family – A Family’s Story of Caregiving

With Special Guests The Holmes Family (Terry Holmes, Katrena Holmes, Joan Holmes ,April Roberson, Christina Roberson and Corey Holmes)
Air Date: June 28, 2022 10:00 am ET
In this powerful hour join Host Michelle as she welcomes The Holmes Family to The Empowerment Hour Conversation.  The Holmes Family will share their journey as a family the care of their family patriarch after he suffered a stroke.  The Family led by their matriarch is a strong woman of faith who along with the “Holmes Children” came together and created a “Prayer Strategy” for the survival of their father.  Through prayer, faith, getting medical answers to their questions, research and seeking help, they proudly share as a family how they bought their father home as he began his healing journey, their Dad has not been readmitted to the hospital in over 7 years!  A family that prays and works together stays together, tune in to hear this inspiring story. The Holmes Family share resources and tools for you!
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A Man’s World

With Special Guest Alonzo Wilson
Air Date: June 14, 2022 3:00 pm ET
Happy Father’s Day!! Tune in as Host Michelle and her guest Alonzo Wilson talk about his journey as a caregiver while caring for his Mom.  This story is inspiring to all caregivers, especially men because it showcases the experience of caregiving from the male perspective. 
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I’ll Always Love My Momma – Part 1 of 2

With Special Guest Monica Brown
Air Date: May 17, 2022 10:00 am ET
Happy Mother’s Day!! Monica Brown shares her caregiving journey of caring for her Mom, the lessons learned and the inspiration to start a business from the journey. She inspires and motivates caregivers to journey onward!
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” A Nurses Work is Never Done”

With Special Guests Dr. Sarah Myers and Sonjile James
Air Date: May 3, 2022 10:00 am ET
Tune into this special episode in honor of National Nurses Week as Host Michelle welcomes special guests Dr. Sarah Myers and Sonjile James to the Call For Caring Conversation.  Guest share their professional journeys as well as their personal journeys as caregivers for their loved ones. Take notes as critical services and information are shared.  Join us and leave a comment thanking nurses for us to share.
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Premiere – Let’s Get This Conversation Started- LIVE

With Special Guests PK Beville, Founder of Second Wind Dreams, Enid Wright, Founder of Sovereign Hospice and Cara Pellino, Atlanta Regional Commission
Air Date: April 19, 2022 7:00 pm ET
Join us as we go live for the premiere of the Call For Caring presents The Empowerment Hour!  The Empowerment hour will bring inspiration, education, and resources to our audience of family caregivers. The tangible information provided can be applied immediately after listening to the podcast. The Empowerment Hour a biweekly show, created from the series Call For Caring on Purpose via the Finding Your Forte Channel. The guests will not only include experts in all areas of caregiving but also every day caregivers sharing their experience to uplift and support your caregiver journey. We are excited to return with additional motivating and informative guests. We look forward to you tuning in and sharing with a friend.
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