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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Meet Monica Brown, owner and founder of Monica Brown Group LLC. Monica is a Financial Literacy Coach that partners with consumers and business owners to create solutions for financial needs and provides financial literacy for generations to understand how to build wealth. Monica holds a Master of Arts in Management and Leadership and maintained a 26 year career in the financial industry before retiring to purse her dream of entrepreneurship.  While growing her business she also established the Fund Yourself Movement; educating communities on financial strategies , mentoring and providing leadership to future leaders. All of this while caring for her mother who  has Parkinson’s with early onset Dementia .

Monica also enjoys working with the next generation to help build confidence and provide support to navigate the journey to purpose and financial success along with education of other care providers on unexpected financial needs.

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Call For Caring
June 14, 2022 4:04 PM

Monica what a great example of how our journeys can impact the loves of others, within our own family and outside! Thank you for giving caregivers inspiration, another tool and example to better plan for their loved ones and themselves.

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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 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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” 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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