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Welcome to the Compass & Clock's Info-Tianment PodcastThrough our podcasts we'll explore how to live your best life now and well into retirement.We'll discuss topics in financial planning, housing, and insurance.We'll talk wellness, relationships, and leisure pursuits. A full active life requires planning for your goals and preparing for the unexpected.We'll introduce you to a variety of entertaining guests, from knowledgeable experts, to folks sharing stories of their life experiences, and so much more. Because Life is BIG!All is intended to help guide you in planning for what you need now, and at any age.Remember to Like & Subscribe, so you don't miss a thing!
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Today Dana and I are going to discuss the Long Term Care Ombudsman Program and explain what it is and how they advocate for the residents in licensed long term care communities in Kitsap County and around the country.Dana Gargus received her degree in social work from UC Berkeley and has worked in a variety of state and local government settings over the years.  She and her husband have been a part of the Bainbridge Island community for over 30 years and she has been the Kitsap County Regional Long-Term Care Ombudsman since 2011. Together with a team of volunteers, Dana advocates for the rights of all the 2,800 people who live in long-term care in Kitsap County.
Take the Scam Quiz

Take the Scam Quiz

2022-06-1125:49

Laura and I are going to have some fun with all of you. We are going to do a Quiz Show on Scams, to help educate you and provide you with the tools so you don’t get scammed. We'll cover Social Media Scams; Email & Internet Scams; and Text & Phone Call Scams. Let's beat those scammers at their own game.Laura Moynihan is a state certified teacher, professional Mac/Apple user for over 25 years, and full-time Tech Coach since 2015. She specializes in helping people of all abilities become more efficient with the technology they use every day.
Today Todd and I are going to share with you who Peninsula Services is, what they provide, and why it's important for the community.Todd Faulkner is currently the interim CEO for Peninsula Services in Bremerton WA. As an innovative leader Todd oversees extensive programs serving people with disabilities throughout Kitsap County
Beth and I discuss the Who, What, Where, and Why of Chambers of Commerce and Visitor Centers and how they benefit the communities, what these organizations are all about, and how to access and use them for yourself.Beth Pratt is the executive director for the Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce, working with businesses and organizations across the Olympic Peninsula to create a healthy and vibrant community for all.
Today Ricky and I are going to talk about creating a care system for oneself for your senior years and what does this mean or look like to you. Ricky Sites is an energetic and dynamic force. She was a medic and pharmacist in the Air Force - married into a construction family and made a career combining the two disciplines. Her primary role was design and construction management for hospitals, prisons, and airports.
Today Amber and I are going to talk about the different types of media, it’s current counterparts, and future mediums on the horizon.Amber Hasenpflug is a writer, podcaster, and digital marketer. She's the content coordinator for Sequim Living Magazine where she helps bring stories of local families into the community and her business, Pacific Creative Studio, focuses on helping small businesses utilize the power of internet marketing to grow their reach through creative ads and websites that convert.
Today Richard Tizzano is retiring and I thought it would be great to have someone share their actual experience with us as it led up to the actual date of retirement. Richard Tizzano has specialized in Elder Law & Estate Planning for over 20 years and a few years ago he took his decades of experience and wrote Accidental Safari: A guide for navigating the challenges that come with aging. 
Today Beth and I talk about what the different Long Term Care Communities do to make the holidays throughout the year fun for their Residents. And how to make sure all seniors at home are enjoying the holidays year-round.Beth Pratt has spent 14 years working in senior long-term care, beginning as an activity director in 2007.  She worked in retirement, assisted living, and memory care settings before deciding to leave the world of senior care.  Recently beginning a new career, Beth is the executive director for the Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce, working with businesses and organizations across the Olympic Peninsula to create a healthy and vibrant community for all.
Today Deborah & I are going to talk about Meals on Wheels Kitsap, and how they are more than just a meal for older adults, 60 + Older, and how to connect with a Senior Nutrition program in your community.Deborah Horn has been the Executive Director of Meals on Wheels Kitsap since 2010. She has worked for non-profit organizations over the last 45 years, all with a focus on Healthcare. Deborah has been a resident of Kitsap County for over 30 years and has raised her family here. In her spare time if she’s not playing with her 5 grandchildren she is creating stained & fused glass art.
What is SilverBills

What is SilverBills

2021-08-1921:22

Today Marci & I are going to discuss how SilverBills is a technological solution to the problem of paying bills accurately and on time, what services they provide, and so much more.Marci Lobel-Esrig is the founder of SilverBills, which she created in 2015,  after witnessing the challenges faced by her elderly relative paying bills on time and correctly. In addition to being the leader of the SilverBills team, Marci is an accomplished attorney with over 20 years of experience, and she's adept at solving complex issues. 
Tony & I are talking about Legal Documents 101. What those documents are and how they make up your Estate Plan.Tony Hinson is an attorney in Poulsbo WA, with over 24 years of legal experience. He focuses on estate planning, elder law, estate and gift taxation, guardianships, and probate matters. Tony is also a 2016 recipient of the APEX Award. This honor is awarded to a WA State Bar Assoc. member who exemplifies the spirit of professionalism in the practice of law, as defined in the WSBA’s Creed of Professionalism.
Beth & I are discussing hobbies and how they bring people joy, and how it can not only bring you personal fulfillment, but it brings so much to the community at large too.Beth Pratt is a violinist with the Sequim Community Orchestra and she’s been playing the violin since the age of 8. She took a long break from the violin from the end of High School until she joined the Sequim Community Orchestra in 2012, which is when it was founded.
After John Reinmuth retired, he started Wellspring Financial Planners, a registered investment advisor firm in WA.  His mission is to help people find financial wholeness in their lives at any stage, especially in transitions.  From married to widowhood, from working to retirement.We discuss how John took what his new vision of retirement was, and how he made it happen for himself.  John's personal story is part of the “reinventing retirement” trend that you see with folks starting their own business in retirement years and feeling fulfilled.
Today Amber & I are going to talk about Common Connectivity issues and how to solve themAmber Wheeler is a digital marketer focused on helping businesses grow online, through platforms such as social media and google ads. She is the owner of Pacific Creative Studio
Today we are going to discuss the benefits and importance of an active community senior center.Joyce Schultz was the director of the Active Retirement & Senior Center prior to its losing its home as the building was sold, and she is now the Chair for the Core Area Board for the newly formed Gig Harbor Senior Center and Betty Lilienthal is the Vice-Chair. Together the two of them are advocating for seniors to have a voice in Gig Harbor. 
Today we discuss what Senior Co-Housing is, how you can get started, how it goes from idea to a finished community, and how the community supports each other and functions so all residents can age successfully.Carolyn & Jack Salmon are founding members of Quimper Village. They have been retirees for over 20 years. They have lived in a variety of housing types over their 50 years of marriage, and they find at this time in their lives senior co-housing is meeting their needs and it provides a full and comfortable life AND their adult children are really happy they are in a senior co-housing community.
Mike and I are discussing how Covid-19 can be the Pearl Harbor of the next couple of decades. Specifically, as it affects the Research & Development in the fields of Biology,  Robotics, and Energy.Mike Adams is the owner of Adams Financial Concepts. Mike is no stranger to long-term investments. Not only has he managed securities portfolios since the last century, but he and his wife Pamela have also been married for 52 years. Mike is very active in the community, serving on various boards and volunteering his time and expertise to non-profits.  On Saturdays at noon you can tune in to Mike’s weekly radio show “About Money” which airs in Seattle on KLFE 1590AM or go to his podcast page. 
Today Annette Atkinson and I are going to talk about the multitude of holistic benefits that CBD provides, and provide education on how to shop for this product and reduce the stigma surrounding it.Annette is an Herbalist and a graduate of the Holistic Cannabis Academy and she continues to study the benefits of CBD and the other 100+ Cannabinoids found in the Hemp Plant. Every day we hear more and more anecdotal stories of miraculous success in relieving pain, anxiety, and many other conditions affecting our ability to live our best life. In recent years the regulation for studying the effects of CBD and other cannabinoids have loosened up and U.S. clinical trials are now happening. CBD is an alternative and holistic health service, non-psychoactive, and can be used to treat a long list of health issues.
Today Julie and I are going to talk about the multitude of services and resources that Habitat for Humanity provides to their communities.Julie Eckert is the Family Resource Manager at Habitat for Humanity in Clallam County. For the last two decades, Julie has worked with the community at large in need of various services as it pertains to children and families, and how to provide helpful resources and tools for all.
Laurel Moulton coordinates the Master Gardener Program for Clallam County and is a Regional Horticulture Specialist for the WSU Regional Small Farms Program that serves Clallam, Jefferson, and Kitsap Counties. She has 25 years of experience working in the botanical, horticulture, and entomology fields.
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