Take Charge of Your Life

Mondays, 6:30-7:00pm

Each week, marriage and family therapist Eleanor Bobrow invites you to take charge of your life with guests discussing a variety of topics including health, relationships, wellness, and more. The theme of this program is that so many events in life happen to us over which we have no control. Our only control is our response to life’s situations. It is said that 90% of life’s events happen to us and 10% is what we make happen.

Host Eleanor Bobrow looks at the humanity that surrounds us in our daily lives and acknowledging the good things and acts of kindness each of us does. Joining Eleanor is guest Judith Umlas, the Senior Vice President of Learning Innovations at International Institute for Learning, Inc. and a Director of Small Companies United for Global Disaster Relief, Inc.

Umlas explores acknowledgement and gratitude in her book, The Power of Acknowledgment. 

(Original air-date: 9/12/16)

On this edition of Take Charge of Your Life, host Eleanor Bobrow previews Harvest Full of Hope, an annual mental health conference where Lehigh Valley consumers and providers will come together to educate, inform, and increase mental health awareness.

Host Eleanor Bobrow is joined by Dr. Muhamad Aly Rifai, MD, CPE, Director of the Older Adults Behavioral Health Unit at Easton Hospital to discuss caring for older adults and the mental health issues that arise.

We are aware of Alzheimer and dementia, but what are the other mental health issues that are problematic for seniors? How do we recognize them? How do we know when it is time for us to seek professional help?

(Original air-date: 9/5/2016)

How to banish negative thoughts and take back our lives is the topic on this edition of Take Charge of Your Life with Elenor Bobrow. Joining Eleanor is guest Ora Nadrich, a Certified Life Coach and a Certified Mindfulness Meditations teacher.

Nadrich explores these topics in her latest book, Says Who? How One Simple Question Can Change the Way You Think Forever.

(Original air-date: 8/29/2016)

Host Elenor Bobrow  discusses what happens when someone is confronted with a diagnosis of cancer. Elenor's guest tonight Clinical Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist, Israela Meyerstein, who speaks about her journey through her cancer diagnosis, treatment, and survival.

Meyerstein's latest book, Bridge to Healing: Finding Strength to Cope with Illness, details the lessons she learned including utilizing practical and spiritual methods when faced with a cancer diagnosis.

Eleanor Bobrow discusses the upcoming Runner's World Half Marathon and Festival with Bart Yasso, Chief Running Officer at Runner's World Magazine.

Taking place the weekend of October 14 through October 16 in Bethlehem, PA, the event will include seminars, live music, a pre-race dinner with Runner's World editors as well as kids' races and programs.

(Original air-date: 8/15/2016)

Eleanor Bobrow welcomes Kati Kleber, BSN, RN, from Charlotte, North Carolina, author of Admit One: What You Must Know When Going to the Hospital--But No One Actually Tells You.

They discuss what happens when someone is admitted to a hospital, and the practical ways that family members can share the information needed with hospital staff.

(Original air-date: 8/8/2016)

Senior Employment Help on Take Charge of Your Life

Jul 25, 2016

Eleanor Bobrow presents a follow-up to her previous discussion on the AARP's efforts to help those later in life succeed in their careers and achieve their goals.

Dr. Marlene Moore-Glass, Project Director for the AARP Foundation Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) once again joins Eleanor. On this evening's program, Debbie Hetrick from the AARP agency also joins the discussion to focus on seeking and gaining employment when you're over 55.

(Original air-date: 7/18/2016)

The AARP has developed a program called "Re-Imagining Yourself" devoted to helping those later in life re-imagine dreams for themselves and make them come true.

On this edition of Take Charge of Your Life, Eleanor Bobrow talks with Dr. Marlene Moore-Glass, Project Director for the AARP Foundation Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP). Regina Brown, who has been participating in the "Re-Imagining Yourself" program at AARP, will also share how the process is working for her.

ITNLehighValley's Lois Favier on Take Charge of Your Life

Jul 12, 2016

Lois Favier, Executive Director of ITNLehighValley - Independent Transportation Network, joins host Eleanor Bobrow to discuss providing transportation services to seniors and the visually impaired. This important service helps them maintain their independence.

(Original air-date: 7/4/2016)