ABOUT THE EPISODE:
Top 2 leading factors to how we will age are (1) our mindset and (2) our social influences. Our guest Michele Magner talk about outdated information based on historical statistics, language we use with ourselves and others, marketing is relentless. She says that your mind is the most powerful tool in your body - you can shift your thoughts on aging, old dog new tricks (you are not a dog!), what do you want? who are your role models? what is your vision? If anyone will lead this revolution it's our baby boomer generation, we've never been these ages before, so show me what 75 can look like as healthy and vibrant!
Then she discusses that fact that you deserve more from your life - we're living longer but lacking quality over quantity, keep moving your body, be aware of rampant ageism in social media, who are you spending your time with? People say "oh I don't want to live in one of those places" but then they're at home watching TV all day. That's not quality. We are social creatures, we need people whether we like it or not and quite frankly in all of my years and hundreds of residents the outcomes are astonishing
That being said, there is a biological aspect to aging that we are reminded of on the daily, thanks medicine commercials! I'm watching families implode, just disengage because their parents who don't want to be a burden on them don't prepare, refuse talk about things, are in denial and shut the kids out.
ABOUT THE GUEST:
Michele Magner has a passion for connecting with people as we navigate the adventures of aging and family caregiving! As an experienced family caregiver, with many years in the Senior Living industry, she understands the challenges we are facing as we care for those we love.
A lifelong learner, Michele is a Certified Life Coach, Certified Dementia Practitioner, and Certified Conscious Aging facilitator. She earned her Masters Certificate in Gerontology through UNO. She is the Co-Chair for the 2022 Omaha Walk to End Alzheimer’s, a proud sponsor of OWLISH, and supporter of the Dreamweaver Foundation. She continues to share fresh content and ideas through her podcast, Inspired Caring, in addition to classes, 1:1 and group coaching.
Email Michele at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit her website https://michelemagner.com/