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Friday, August 10, 2018
A Peoria native and 2016 Sandra Day O’Connor High School graduate is stationed with a command responsible for teaching future information warriors the skills required to defend America around the world.
Friday, August 03, 2018
Peoria resident Ron Walker was close to making it as a professional musician nearly 20 years ago when he stumbled and hit a crossroad that forced him to make a change.
Friday, July 27, 2018
Phoenix-area firefighter and automotive detailer John Eydeler of Red Line Detailing has been selected by master detailer Renny Doyle for the 15th Anniversary Air Force One Detailing Team. The Peoria man and 64 other professional detailers from around the nation hit Seattle’s Museum of Flight…
Friday, July 20, 2018
Even though our history is all around us, in today’s fast-paced society, where we zoom from one task to another, it can be difficult to slow down and appreciate the stories hidden in plain sight of those who lived here long before us.
Research indicates that 87 percent of Americans want to grow old in their own homes. Aging in place means seniors want to keep their independence and stay in the home they’ve often spent their lifetime making a place of refuge.
Friday, July 06, 2018
Peoria resident Erin Robertson, 13, an incoming eighth-grader at Copperwood Elementary School, is in her fourth year of living without a slice of regular white bread.
Planning ahead for aging options, especially when considering long-term care planning, is crucial. Radio hosts John Wenzlau and Millie Oakeson of “Successful Aging” on Independent Talk 1100 KFNX strive to answer those questions and more each week by talking with experts on how to live life to the fullest and age well. This week, they talked with Tyler White from Jackson White Law Firm about the Arizona Long Term Care System (ALTCS) insurance. What came out of the engaging discussion was the fact that when you plan ahead, you reap the positive benefits.
Friday, June 22, 2018
Triple temps take tolls on our most vulnerable populations, pets included, and with 100-plus degrees predicted in the Valley of the Sun every day for at least the next three months, the Peoria Times spoke with veterinarian Adrienne Coronado of Vistancia Animal Hospital in Peoria about pet do…
Friday, June 15, 2018
The art of tattooing has been around for centuries, but for Top Rocker Tattoo owner Ernie Rojas and his partner Fallon McKay, it is more than just putting ink on a person’s skin.
Friday, June 08, 2018
Bowling’s popularity was at its peak during the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. Multiple leagues were all over the Valley. That is, until 2008, during what some have termed the Great Recession. U.S. Bowling Congress member numbers dropped. Changes had to be made to keep lanes from closing.
Friday, June 01, 2018
Friday, May 25, 2018
One is relaxed and at ease with public speaking. Mike Pearson, who served as an Army medic on two tours during the Gulf War in the early 1990s, is commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars Sandy Coor Post 1433 in Glendale. He is one of the featured speakers at the Memorial Day service scheduled for 9 a.m. May 28 at West Resthaven Park Cemetery on the corner of Northern and 63rd avenues.
Friday, May 18, 2018
There is an alternative, natural way to treat a number of chronic issues, such as pain, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis and many people are using it — cannabis. Some statistics say that 75 percent of those using medical marijuana as a way to treat those issues are seniors who have medical marijuana cards. This new choice in therapy is giving successful aging new meaning.
Friday, May 11, 2018
Friday, May 04, 2018
Students from the Peoria High School agriscience program worked with city of Peoria staff April 20 to improve the landscaping in front of the Peoria Main Library. Brandon Putman, Peoria landscape and trails coordinator, worked with PHS students to plant three new trees and more than 50 small…
Friday, April 27, 2018
April 29 to May 5 marks National Small Business Week. To celebrate the value of small businesses, entrepreneurs, solo-practitioners, and their impact to the local economy, StarshineAZ, a West Valley collaborative community for women business owners, is hosting “Collaborations and Cocktails” …
What do animals have to do with Successful Aging? This week, John Wenzlau, CEO, and Millie Oakeson, vice president of corporate marketing, welcomed Dr. Elizabeth Robbins, clinical assistant professor in primary care at Midwestern University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, and Gena Zischke from Care2U to “Successful Aging” on Independent Talk 1100 KFNX.
Friday, April 20, 2018
The question in the minds of most people is not, “How long can I live?” The real question is: “How well am I living?” John Wenzlau, CEO, and Millie Oakeson, vice president of Corporate Marketing for Friendship Retirement Corp., welcome Dr. Theresa Ramsey to Successful Aging.
Friday, April 13, 2018
It was a packed house in Old Town Peoria last Saturday when Peoria Unified School District, along with the city of Peoria, Valley Schools, Sky Zone, Theater Works, Bank 34, Whataburger, Musical Instrument Museum, McCarthy Construction and Peoria Education Foundation hosted the annual Arts &a…
John Wenzlau, CEO, and Millie Oakeson, VP of Corporate Marketing for friendship Retirement Corp. explore the best advice for lowering your risk of heart disease on Successful Aging.
Friday, April 06, 2018
What do mobile eye care and antibiotic misuse have to do with aging well? Radio hosts John Wenzlau and Millie Oakeson of “Successful Aging” on Independent Talk 1100 KFNX strive to answer those questions and more each week by talking with experts on how to live life to the fullest and age well. Recently, they talked to Dr. Peter Patterson about the overuse of antibiotics and Dr. Jeffery Wine of “Eyes On Site” mobile eye care.
Friday, March 30, 2018
It was a beautiful, sunshiny day with the temperature a mild 75 degrees. Smiles shone on the faces of people gathered March 24 to drum up support for a 2-year-old with a broken heart.
Honoring the achievements of your loved ones means you value the relationship you shared. Hosts John Wenzlau and Millie Oakeson of “Successful Aging” on Independent Talk 1100 KFNX, in keeping with their weekly theme of living well and loving life, invited Diana Speros, community outreach lia…
Friday, March 23, 2018
“Successful Aging” is a lifestyle worth pursuing. That is exactly why hosts John Wenzlau and Millie Oakeson of Friendship Retirement Corp. do a weekly broadcast on Independent Talk 1100 KFNX. They focus in on what it means to live well and love life by bringing in experts to discuss aging successfully. This week, they spoke with Officer Jason Glenn, a Scottsdale crime prevention officer, on tips to keep from becoming a victim and to Tina Ferguson, owner of Artsy Smartsy, which provides art classes for seniors in Arizona and Minnesota.
Friday, March 16, 2018
No one likes going to the emergency room or urgent care, but it’s inevitable at some point. What if you didn’t ever have to go to urgent care again? That’s now a reality. Urgent care will go to your home.
Friday, March 09, 2018
Soldier’s Best Friend provides U.S. military veterans living with combat-related Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) with service or therapeutic companion dogs, most of which are rescued from local shelters.
Friday, March 02, 2018
Aging well can mean different things to different people, but most would agree that living without pain and having healthy eyesight is essential, as we live out the golden years.
Friday, February 23, 2018
For most moms and dads, the toddler years are full of simple delights, like slobbery kisses, sticky fingers and bedtime stories. But for Stacey and Aaron Weimer, life with their two toddlers was anything but simple. Instead of going to the playground, or games of hide and seek, their childre…
To understand the aspects of living well and loving life, radio hosts John Wenzlau and Millie Oakeson invite expert guests to be on their weekly show, “Successful Aging,” on Independent Talk 1100 to share their piece of the aging puzzle with listeners. This week, they talked with Dr. John DenBoer, clinical neuropsychologist, who specializes in the assessment and detection of early-stage dementia, and Maxine MacGwyre, licensed medical aesthetician on how we take care of our skin to have optimal outcomes.
Friday, February 02, 2018
Nathan Lipinski has not spoken with his wife, Christin, since Jan. 14. She has been on long-term and short-term sedation at Maricopa County Hospital since Jan. 19. She had her ninth operation Jan. 25, and Nathan said it went well, and doctors placed a wound vacuum on her wounds.
What if you really could do something to substantially change your odds of getting cancer? Jackie Shore, RN and patient advocate, shared some important information on how this can really be accomplished.
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Friday, January 26, 2018
From bold, broad brush strokes, to measured lines and curves, to a digital print, the black artists on exhibit for the next month at West Valley Art Museum have stories to tell.
Each week, hosts John Wenzlau and Millie Oakeson from “Successful Aging” on KFNX 1100, provide experts’ advice on how to live the best life possible. Over the past year, they have had a variety of guests, each discussing a different aspect to living life and aging well.
Friday, January 19, 2018
Thousands of fans lined up outside Gila River Arena Jan. 13 for the first day of ACE Comic Con , which took over the arena for the weekend to showcase stars, comic books and all things Marvel during the three-day event.
The sound of freedom over the West Valley, classic cars and the wonders of science and technology are celebrated in the newest batch of Arizona Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division specialty license plates.
Is there a way to offer someone a better chance at survival, even if you’re not a paramedic? Radio hosts John Wenzlau and Millie Oakeson of “Successful Aging” on Independent Talk 1100 KFNX, posed this question to their radio guest, Steve Wagner, from RightCare Foundation. Each week, they pro…
Friday, January 12, 2018
Living your best life requires a commitment to taking charge of your life and educating yourself on your optimal options. Radio hosts John Wenzlau and Millie Oakeson spend each Tuesday morning talking with expert guests on Independent Talk 1100 KFNX on ways to improve your quality of life and age well. This past week, they welcomed Dr. Theresa Ramsey from The Center for Natural Healing into the studio to discuss the benefits of Bio-Identical Hormones.
Friday, January 05, 2018
Hosts John Wenzlau and Millie Oakeson of “Successful Aging” were right on target again this week, as they welcomed guests Ian Hover and Bob Oakeson, owners of Oakeson Physical Therapy, to their broadcast on Independent Talk 1100 KFNX. Each week, they focus on how to best accomplish the goal of living well and loving life by bringing in different experts to discuss what it takes to age successfully.
Friday, December 29, 2017
As each year comes to a close, many of us start to think about our next year’s resolutions. Each week, radio hosts John Wenzlau and Millie Oakeson of “Successful Aging” on Independent Talk 1100 KFNX, provide listeners with information on how to live life to the fullest and age well by talking with expert guests.