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 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 Foundation began the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) in the Lehigh Valley in 1985. For the past 31 years, SCSEP has been helping those 55 and older find employment by proving resources, training, and assistance.

On this edition of Take Charge of Your Life, Eleanor Bobrow talks with Dr. Marlene Moore-Glass who has been the Project Director for SCSEP for the past two years.

(Original air-date: 7/11/2016)

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)

Eleanor Bobrow discusses the problem of addiction. What options are there to identify, help, and treat those with addictions problems? Her guests are  Scott Weisenberger , CEO of the Malvern Institute, and Jennifer Lively , Executive Director of the Malvern Institute's newest facility in Catasauqua. The Malvern Institute is the oldest, continuously operating drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility in the Philadelphia area.  

(Original air-date: 6/27/2016)

Eleanor Bobrow is joined by T. R. Reid who has become one of the nation's best-known reporters through his books and articles, his documentary films, his reporting for the Washington Post, and his light-hearted commentaries on NPR's Morning Edition. They discuss the growing problem of Alzheimer's disease in the United States. How can we be more helpful? How can we do a better job of diagnosing, preventing and treating? 

(Original air-date: 6/20/2016)

Dr. Mehriban Ulas joins Eleanor Bobrow to discuss what it means to be a Health Coach. Dr. Ulas, who was born and educated in Turkey, also discusses the Wonder Health & Wellness, LLC which she founded in Breinigsville to provide personalized health coaching services to individuals to enhance healthy lifestyles in communities and offer workplace wellness solutions.

(Original air-date: 6/13/2016)

Eleanor Bobrow welcomes author, sociologist and retired dean, Elaine Sneierson Leeder, MSW, MPH, PhD, to discuss the importance of memory--how do we make the decision to honor all memories, understand them, and put them in perspective?

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