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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!
22 Episodes
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


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.
Today Carrie and I are going to talk about the different network support programs, conferences, educational webinars & events available to those affected by Alzheimer’s. Carrie McBride joined the Alzheimer's Association in 2017, shortly after her sister was diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia at the young age of 54. Carrie also lost her father to dementia in 2013 and her mother is currently living with Alzheimer's. Helping families like hers who are facing dementia is her passion and purpose. Carrie is also a member of (DAC), Dementia Action Collaborative, the group responsible for implementing the Alzheimer's State Plan in Washington State. 
What is Hospice?

What is Hospice?


Today Charla and I talk about Hospice. What is Hospice and what are the many benefits they provide to those they serve.Charla Wright is the Senior Account Executive for Assured Hospice of Clallam & Jefferson Counties.  She has been advocating in the healthcare industry since 2011 through promoting policy, Medicare changes, and volunteering for her community.
Denise Dumouchel is the Executive Director at Barn (Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network). She has over 30 years in education and nonprofit administration. She was part of the leadership team for IslandWood during its first eighteen years and has brought that experience to BARN. Denise & Mary talk about how local organizations care for the community through creativity & craftsmanship during normal times and pandemics. Neighbors helping neighbors.
Today Dan and I are going to talk about the WA Long Term Care Act Tax, and also the importance of Long Term Care Insurance.Dan Weedin is an insurance broker and risk management expert. He has authored three books and is a co-host for the nationally syndicated entrepreneur podcast, "The Shrimp Tank."
Today Bob and I are going to talk about his story, and how he planned for retirement, plus his years of involvement with track & field.Bob Tice graduated from Hartwick College in NY with a degree in Chemistry and he worked in the Pharmaceutical Industry until he retired at the young age of 55. Bob & Susan have 2 daughters, and when one of them started doing track & field in HS, Bob volunteered to be an official and up until 2019, he’s been officiating Track & Field Meets/Competitions of all kinds...HS, College, State, National, and even the Olympics.
Emily Klein is an Independent Living Coordinator with Housing Resources Bainbridge. Emily’s professional background includes work in community health, with foster youth, and with people experiencing housing insecurity. Emily brings to her work in the Independent Living program a deep belief in the importance of housing equity to thriving communities, a passion for inclusive design, and a love for connecting with people from all walks of life.
Stephanie Dalton is an Integrative Nutrition Coach specializing in digestive issues and women's hormonal health. Her unique approach combines education, inspiration, and motivation to help her clients achieve their goals and feel at home in their bodies. Stephanie connects the dots on complicated, interrelated health issues, and offers simple, highly effective strategies to create lasting change. Stephanie is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, a graduate of the Functional Nutrition Alliance and Institute for Integrative Nutrition, a certified transformational coach, and a Pilates, Yoga, and Barre instructor.Today's podcast is the "opening conversation" about menopause. If you are at this stage in your life and you have questions and need some answers or assistance, reach out to Stephanie to learn about 'functional testing' that helps get to the root cause resolution @
Our guest this week is Richard C.Tizzano, the best-selling author of the book, "Accidental Safari: A guide for navigating the challenges that come with aging."For over 20 years, attorney Richard C. Tizzano has guided thousands of families through the unexpected journeys of elder legal issues and long-term care. Richard specializes in the field of Elder Law and Long Term Care Crisis Management, Strategic Care Cost Risk Mitigation, and Sustainability.
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