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GERO-Juice 5-16-24 Talking with Ms. Annie Stallsworth & Coping with Grief

  1. GERO-Juice 5-16-24 Talking with Ms. Annie Stallsworth & Coping with Grief Adrianne D. Jones 58:49

Its Older Americans Month and we are talking to rockstar Ms. Annie Stallsworth of Charles City, Iowa. Affectionately known as “Grandma Annie”,  she shares the joys of being a foster grandparent to a classroom of third graders, who have now become her friends. Actress Halle Berry is in the news this time advocating for a women experiencing Menopause. And May is Mental Health Awareness Month and many older adults have experienced the loss of a spouse or friend which has affected their mental health. What are a few healthy coping strategies to help positively reframe the perspective of loss? 

An Ohio native, Adrianne D. Jones is a gerontologist, servant leader, and Chief Executive Officer of Senior Resources and Consulting Services, LLC. She is the creator and host of the “GERO-Juice”, the nation’s #1 senior-focused radio program on Atlanta’s WAEC 860 AM station. Ms. Jones is also an adjunct professor at Clark Atlanta University, where she has designed courses to introduce students to the field of gerontology through a biopsychosocial lens. Additionally, Ms. Jones is the director of public relations for ALTER, a program to educate and create African American dementia-friendly faith communities, and active board member for SageNavigator, Inc., an organization with a mission to advocate and assist seniors and differently-abled adults in navigating their communities for readily-available resources. Ms. Jones has authored two books: Quick Tips On Choosing the Right Homecare Agency and Basic HomeCare Marketing Tips.

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