On the Radio 4-12

Plan Life Care owner Anthony Ford, was on the Focus on Senior Lifestyle show 4/12/18 starting at 8.30 am. I will be on once a month, every second Thursday at 8.30am

The topics include:

A unique integration of services to keep the senior safe, independent and at home.

How Anthony’s personal experiences have shaped how home care is delivered by Plan Life Care.

 

 

 

You can listen here:

http://www.myam1230.com/index.html

Or in Volusia county FM 106.9, AM 1230 or AM 1490.

 

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we help them find those options all the
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way through Volusia Flagler and st.
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when and seniors have options and good
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options and you can bring them – exactly
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you got a great show today right we do
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yep and first up this morning we’re
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going to be talking with Anthony Ford
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he’s back with us
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he’s from planned life care and there’s
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lots to know about planned life care we
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learned last time about how Anthony all
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the all the different things that you’d
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do so welcome this morning
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well good morning well thanks for having
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me back home well you’re certainly
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welcome and what we learned last time
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was that you know you’re able to really
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bring services to people wherever they
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are you know we talked about it being
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home care but gosh there’s so many
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different ways that you can bring
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services people might be in the hospital
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maybe or maybe they’re in an assisted
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living but when they’re at home you know
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sometimes we love our home but our home
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doesn’t always love us back you know
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there there are issues that have to be
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done to make a home safe so talk a
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little bit about how you do that with
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plan Life Care well it’s the combination
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if you’re going to stay in the home the
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home had better be the best best place
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for you and so I came across this case
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so if I may just quickly talk it’s uh
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basically it was someone coming out of
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rehab the house needed some fixing it
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needed some safety features and he needs
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some cleaning out but then I can plan
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that together with the in-home
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services so that both services
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complement each other they happen at the
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right time and they bring the person
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safe back home from rehab
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yeah and that’s such a critical factor
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and timing is so important because you
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know when a discharge is going to take
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place many times you know you’re you’re
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almost getting last minute notice you’re
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trying to track it butBut you but you’ve
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got to be there right I mean the timing
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is a critical thing for a safe discharge
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you’ve got to be flexible there’s no
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doubt about it because rehabs like to
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spring surprises sometimes it’s like
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okay he’s ready to go out and you’ve got
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to have the house ready and you’ve got
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to have the home in home care ready as
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well and at least bringing those two
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services under one company really helps
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with the flexibility the planning of
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that and getting it done at the right
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time
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so for our listeners and they’re maybe
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they’re now sitting in their home
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they’ve got a cup of coffee they’re
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looking around and saying gee Anthony’s
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talking about whether my home is safe or
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not what are the kinds of things that
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you think people might be or should be
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concerned about when they are
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considering safety in their home well
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first of all the biggest misconception
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is you have to spend a lot of money to
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make these safety improvements some of
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it can be as simple as clearing the
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walkways so planning the route that the
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person who maybe has his mobility
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compromised planning the routes they’re
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going to take around the house and just
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make getting rid of the clutter it can
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be as simple as that
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then you move on to other things like
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grab bars ramps as appropriate and then
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there’s a whole ream of other
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adaptations you can do to make the home
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the best place yeah well in in I know
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it’s and it’s true that you know for
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many people you don’t even maybe even
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realize you know what what what’s going
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on in your home until it’s brought to
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your attention and can you go in and
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help people to just take a peek at their
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home and talk about the home safety oh
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sure yeah I’ll come along and I’ll talk
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to anyone no obligation no charge
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into a basic safety inspection I’ll make
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suggestions if you want to include my
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services to make those changes that’s
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that’s all well and good but I’ll come
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along and do an assessment for anyone
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well this is what’s important about
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really being a resource in the community
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as you are and and we’re gonna we’re
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gonna take a break and when we come back
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we’re gonna learn more Anthony about how
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planned life care is differentiated how
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people can know that the value in the
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services that you provide so we’ll be
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right back
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well welcome back to focus on senior
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lifestyles this is Tom on Lok I’m your
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host and we’re talking with anthony ford
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from planned life care and Anthony’s
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been telling us about the services that
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that he and his company provide and one
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of the things Anthony that we know is
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that there are lots of options out there
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many many different companies who try to
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help people in their homes and I know
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one of the things that you really focus
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on are kind of these guiding values that
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help you in how you help older people so
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could you talk a little bit about those
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values well I take a very simple
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approach to this I got into this
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business when I became Guardian of my
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own mother and I wanted to set up home
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care for her and it becomes very simple
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to know what the right thing to do is
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when you look at everyone through that
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lens you know what you went through with
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your mother
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you know how you’d react to that and
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that’s how you deal with any situation
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with with your clients it makes doing
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the right thing very easy yes yeah well
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I think as I know about your your
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history you’ve actually helped your
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mother I mean that’s that’s bouncing in
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your in your life experience yep she’s
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still going strong under home care and
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outlived all the prognosis I had so ya
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know very very good so it’s that it’s
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that personal approach and looking at
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each person individually and then
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responding to them right yes
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yeah but having those core principles
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which guide how you approach each
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individual situation but there are
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principles that override you know
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big-eyed what you should how you should
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be approaching everything and I know in
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addition to that you have you have
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principles with your with your employees
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as well and how you approach them and
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could you just comment briefly about
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about how you how you approach your your
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staff your your team it’s again very
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simple basis I treat them with respect I
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pay them above average
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giant of eyes in very specific ways in
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order to encourage the best possible
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experience so that they feel confident
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and happy and cared for so they can
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provide the good level of care
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well I we’re gonna we’re going to just
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do a little shift here Anthony and we
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also have in our in ours
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James Wood and it’s baseball time we’re
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gonna talk a little baseball here and
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have an opportunity to learn a little
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bit more about the art Tortugas and and
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the way that they’re they’re going about
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their their new season and so James
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welcome thank you thanks for having us
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today
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yeah good good to have you here and what
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an exciting time always you know that
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opening day that opening part of the of
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the season and there’s lots of optimism
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and excitement and and good news is this
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this team has gotten off to a great
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start that they have we were on a
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six-game winning streak we we had a
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doubleheader yesterday 111 to 8 and then
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2 to nothing last night which was also
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one of our Silver Slugger nights last
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night so see more about Silver Slugger
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so our silver sluggers are a sixty and
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order crowd where we offer a membership
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package 30 bucks for 11 games worth
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since we have one so there’s 10 games
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remaining it breaks down to about 3
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bucks a game that they get to come out
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and enjoy baseball throughout the entire
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summer terrific Wow and and how how is
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the participation been in that program
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we’ve we’ve increased our numbers over
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the over the last few years you know the
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senior population we know that they were
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kind of more on a fixed budget kind of
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deal so the the 30 bucks for the
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membership really works out great for
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them they can enjoy a great pastime
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history as far as being to enjoy
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baseball get to see some players that
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are growing up through the system
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learning as they go to make way on their
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major league on their way to the major
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leagues yeah yeah well in and you talk
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about how how affordable this is and
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that really is an important part for all
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of us but particularly
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people who are on fixed incomes right
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and you know along with the
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affordability we also tune into their
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their their health or the healthy being
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kind of deals so we you know one of the
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examples I was talking to you this
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morning about was the the stroll around
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the ballpark so we walk around the
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warning track to kind of get some steps
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in and some movement you know prior to
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the game starting so you know just count
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those last little few steps before
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getting the game underway so yeah and is
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it true that that’s a timed event that
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you have to have to finish it in a
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certain time yes it is everybody’s out
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there doing it’s not a straw for easy
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stroll for a reason right yeah exactly
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yeah yeah and so so this is really a
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unique experience how many of the how
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many those games do you have during the
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season so we have ten ten more Silver
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Slugger games remain in so there’s still
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good value on that on the dollar time
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for them and you know practically after
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they reached four games or ten four
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games they get their money’s worth it’s
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like the as I’d like to say so but then
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there’s also added value in the fact
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that we give them a you know a free
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drink you bond for a small soda or
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coffee they get a free t-shirt free
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parking on those nights so it’s a great
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value it’s so it did actually honestly
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pays for itself within the first two
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games excellent well we’re gonna take a
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break and when we come back we’re going
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to learn a little bit more about the
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experience of getting into the stadium
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and and the schedule of games and times
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and those kinds of things and how people
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can can reach you so we’ll be right back
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little bit about something new that’s
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it’s um we’ve got what we’re about to
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so a little bit tidbit early bird news
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gonna do a nice you heard it here on WSB
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be yeah so IB $24.99 per month they’ll
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be able to attend you’ll get a message
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on your phone and they’ll send you
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electronic tickets be able to use it on
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your phone when you go to the gates to
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scan in and you can attend as many games
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as you want for that one price so with
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typically 15 games per month at $24.99
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of up so that’s terrific you know one of
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the great experiences for grandparents
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is being with their grandchildren and
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what a nice outing to be able to go out
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and see a game it is yeah well what kind
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of experiences do you have for or can a
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grandparent expect when they’re bringing
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their young person to to a game so we’ve
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got our Kids Zone area with inflatables
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and a accuracy pitch
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Sundays we’ve got our tiny to use it’s
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asking you also we were talking a little
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bit earlier about the volunteer
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opportunities because I know our
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listeners like to volunteer correct
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concessions areas so helping you know
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get the popcorn peanuts hotdogs
21:27
hamburgers out to our fans so there’s a
21:30
couple of different variety of
21:31
opportunities there James tell our
21:33
listeners how they can reach the Dayton
21:35
with tortugas you can email us at info
21:38
at daytona Tortugas dot-com you can call
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the office three eight six two five
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seven three one seven two or visit our
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website
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Daytona Tortugas comm so great to have
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you here and we’re gonna know we’re
21:50
gonna pick up our conversation with
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anthony ford now
21:53
Anthony’s still with us in the studio
21:54
and Anthony you know you’ve got a home
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run program going to so we’re not going
22:01
to leave you out of this baseball
22:02
analogy so I know that you know you’re
22:06
out there in the community and you’re
22:07
you’re making a lot of connections tell
22:10
us a little bit about the about what
22:11
you’re going on and who you’re
22:12
interacting with out in the community
22:14
might that might be helpful to our
22:15
listeners well one of the great things
22:18
about this area is the number of
22:19
resources a number of great great people
22:22
who are out there assisting seniors in
22:25
all different aspects of their life I
22:26
want to give a quick shout out if I may
22:28
to Julian canty Leo he’s from our
22:31
seniors net they also have a magazine
22:33
type publication he’s doing wonderful
22:35
work interviewing inspirational seniors
22:37
and he’s just an old lovely person so
22:40
want to give a quick shout out to my
22:42
good friend they’re no good that’s great
22:44
you know and one of the things that that
22:47
I know I’m impressed with in the
22:49
services that you provide and you’ve
22:51
really been thinking about these
22:52
transitions you know people you know
22:55
life changes and sometimes maybe a
22:58
person’s at home and they’ve got to be
23:00
thinking about moving to an assisted
23:02
living there are important ways that you
23:04
can help them in that transition right
23:06
well yeah I mean any of these
23:08
transitions from home to assisted living
23:11
or back from rehab into the home
23:14
environment is a very stressful time I
23:16
see that day-in day-out and I have
23:19
specific programs in place to assist the
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right levels of care carefully fall out
23:24
procedures protocols to assist in those
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processes yeah and and I know we’ve
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talked some about how you price those

 

 

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