Jamey Jezewski and Pam Parkkila from Brookridge Heights in Marquette

(MARQUETTE, MI) – As life moves on and many of us evolve into the role of caring for our aging parents, we are faced with many decisions that are neither easy or enjoyable.  Dealing with the issue of elderly parents can be daunting to say the least.

The challenge is finding the balance that gives them an enjoyable life experience without being stifling and demotivating and gives you peace of mind knowing they are safe and well cared for.

One of the choices at our disposal here in Marquette County is Brookridge Heights Assisted Living and Memory Care in Marquette.  Jamey Jezewski and Pam Parkkila from Brookridge Heights joined Mark Evans in the Sunny Studios this morning to talk about the  facility and it’s services.  They discussed how they have a combination of traditional assisted living and memory care for Alzheimer’s and Dementia patients.

Jamey and Pam took the time to outline how their staffing and social activities at Brookridge Heights emphasize social interaction to keep everyone sharp.

To find out more about Brookridge Heights, you can listen to the complete interview with Jamey and Pam by clicking “HERE“.  You can also log on to their website by clicking “HERE“.

MUSIC IS THE MEDICINE.

As someone who enjoys having the privilege of making and performing music, it is always a treat to have someone visit the show who is a true music maker.  And when they endeavor to use their music for helping and healing others, it is even better.  Today, we had that happen on the show and we’d like to share it with you blog-o-philes.

USING MUSIC TO HELP OTHERS.

SINGER/SONGWRITER TRET FURE

Special thanks to singer/songwriter Tret Fure for stopping in this morning to talk about a special concert she is putting on in Marquette tonight.  The show is a special fund raising event featuring an evening of music with all of the financial proceeds raised at the concert going directly to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association and its programs here in central Upper Michigan.  Ruth Almen, Regional Director of the U.P. Alzheimer’s Association was also along on the interview to fill us in on the group and it’s events and activities.  Tret also performed one of her original songs live in the studio.  To listen to the interview with Tret and Ruth and to hear the song, please click “HERE“.  To log on to the website for the Alzheimer’s Association, please click “HERE“.  To visit Tret Fure’s official website, click “HERE“.

USING OUR POWER FOR GOOD AND NOT EVIL!

So, there you have it.  Sending a strong and positive message out over the airwaves this morning.  It just goes to show you that it’s easy to hide behind more music or misguided attacks on your colleagues and call it a morning show.  That’s not our style and we like it that way.

CHEERS!

-Walt