1. Technology and Telemedicine with Ken Thomas from AARP Christopher MacLellan "The Bow Tie Guy" on the Whole Care Network 15:52

As technology advances, so does the opportunity for Telemedicine. Will telemedicine help bridge the gap in states, like Florida, who are experiencing a shortage of physicians? On this episode of Healing Ties, Ken Thomas Regional Volunteer Director, AARP Mega Region takes on the technological highway as we chat about the benefits of telemedicine. Listen in and learn how Ken is creating Healing Ties all around us!

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.