1. Life Long Learning at Nova Southeastern University Christopher MacLellan "The Bow Tie Guy" on the Whole Care Network 34:41

Nova Southeastern University’s Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI) provides a vibrant educational environment for mature adults in South Florida. The Life Long Learning program promote intellectual stimulation, physical well being, and social growth that enriches the lives of its members and the community. On today’s show, we will be talking with the Director of the Life Long Learning Institute, Linda Maurice and Dr. Cecilia Rokusek, Assistant Dean for Research and Innovation for the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Nova Southeastern University.

Through our conversation, we will learn how Linda, Dr. Rokusek and the entire program at the Life Long Learning Institute is creating Healing Ties throughout the community in South Florida.

You Might Know Me As The Bow Tie Guy - "Wearing a bow tie is like wearing two smiles."

When people ask me, "why did you create the Whole Care Network"... I always come back to our caregiving experience and how fortunate I was to find resources that helped me and my partner Richard Schiffer manage our caregiving journey. Every caregiver has a story; through our stories, we find validation, resources, and respite to help manage our caregiving day.

We were fortunate to have our story chronicled in a 2015 Pulitzer Prize-nominated 3-part story, “In Sickness and In Health: A Couple’s Final Journey,” which told our journey of caregiving. The story told of the challenges LGBT partners have in dealing with the medical and legal system, but it also told of the love and joy my partner Richard's last years had on our relationship.