March 26, 2015


Guests: Dan Barlow, Manager, Volunteer Program, Independent Living, Inc. and Heather, Nadia and Aidan Wolowik, ILI Meals on Wheels Volunteers;  Barrett, Nathan and Lisa Allman, Chefs for Seniors 

March is more than Madness!  It is a month to highlight the growing need to make sure our senior population does not go hungry and has nutritious meals available. On this program, two options available to provide meals for seniors in their homes describe how their services work:  Chefs for Seniors - a new business that provides grocery shopping and customized meals prepared in homes by professional chefs and Meals on Wheels, a long time meal program where nutritional meals are delivered by volunteers. Two different approaches yet one common thread. “It’s all about relationships!”

For more information on Meals on Wheels or to volunteer, go to

Contact Chefs for Seniors at

March 18, 2015


GUEST: Lisa Masterson, M.D. and Bonnie Oleson

Women’s health was front and center Sunday, March 15, when Lisa Masterson, M.D., the Emmy-nominated co-host of the Emmy-winning syndicated daytime medical talk show, “The Doctors,” spoke at Mid-West Family’s Healthy Living Expo at the Marriott Madison-West. On this program, hear excerpts from Dr. Masterson's message.  Dr. Masterson, a specialist in obstetrics, gynecology, infertility, adolescent gynecology and family planning is a strong proponent of equal rights for women and all people having access to healthcare. She promotes everyone developing a life plan that works for them.

Also on the program is Bonnie Oleson, Events Planner for Mid-West Family, who shares highlights of the EXPO and describes her own family’s struggle confronting a family member dealing with addiction.

March 12, 2015


GUESTS: Pat Gallagher, Active Zone Leader; Bonnie Oleson, Events Coordinator, Mid-West Family Marketing; Brad Zaugg, owner, Zerorez Madison

Being and staying healthy is a top goal of all of us, but what works for you and your family? What are your choices?  In what ways do your living environment, the things you do, the foods you eat, the relationships you have, the healthcare you seek make a difference in how healthy and happy your life journey is?  Answers to these questions and an amazing array of things to do and learn will fill the Marriott Madison-West on Sunday, March 15, 10 am - 3 pm.  The EXPO is free to the public with activities and presentations for all ages!

On this program, Bonnie Oleson and Pat Gallagher describe the highlights of what to expect at this first-ever Healthy Living Expo. Plus, hear the story behind Empowered Water and how it becomes a powerful cleaning solution without harmful toxins or chemicals from Brad Zaugg.

For more on the HEALTHY LIVING EXPO, go to

March 6, 2015


GUESTS:  Janet Bollig, Medical Social Worker and Outreach Manager;  Ridley Usherwood, Grief Coordinaor, and Rachel Schneider, Hospice RN - Home Health United

Hospice is a benefit for those faced with a life-limiting illness that is covered by Medicare and many insurance companies.   Knowing about hospice and the levels of care that precede it can make the difference in living out your life on your own terms.

On this program, Janet Bollig, Ridley Usherwood and Rachel Schneider describe the the stages of care, the difference between palliative and hospice care, the importance of advanced planning and, in the end, how hospice care can add quality and dignity to the remaining time you have.

Hear more on this topic at Mid-West Family's HEALTHY LIVING EXPO, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Sunday, March 15, at the Marriott-Madison West. It is free to the public with activities and presentations for all ages!  Go to for more details.

More care information can be found on