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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About our Guests:

PK Beville is recognized as a subject expert with the following publications:  Assisted LivingToday, HomeCare magazine,  McKnight’s Long Term Care, The Washington Post, and USA Today. Beville created the internationally-acclaimed Virtual Dementia Tour® (VDT®). Experienced by three million people in 20 countries, the Virtual Dementia Tour® is a scientifically-proven training method designed to build sensitivity and awareness in individuals caring for those with dementia.

Enid Wright, RN, PHCN is the owner and administrator of Sovereign Hospice, Inc in Sandy Springs, Georgia. Ms. Wright has an extensive background as a Registered Nurse and British trained Midwife with 40+ years of practical experience in hospice and palliative care, hospitals and home health care as Patient Care Nurse Manager, nurse, midwife, and preceptor.

Cara Pellino has a background in intellectual and developmental disabilities and has been working in Aging Services since 2006. She was instrumental in the development and implementation of Georgia’s first non-Medicaid, consumer-directed program, Support Options. Cara has been working in the Aging & Independence Services Group at the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) since 2014. During the COVID pandemic, Cara implemented CARES Flex, a consumer-directed program to address COVID-related needs and the program continues today. She has a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from St. Bonaventure University in New York as well as a bachelor’s in Psychology from Kennesaw State University.

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April 20, 2022 1:06 PM
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Thank you Mel D!! This was an awesome way to return to Up2Me Radio. We hope the information presented by our amazing guests impacted listeners.

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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
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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
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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
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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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I’ll Always Love My Momma – Part 1 of 2

With Special Guest Monica Brown
Air Date: May 17, 2022 10:00 am ET
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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
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