The Agewyz Podcast with Jana Panarites
About This Show
Author and caregiving guru Jana Panarites interviews experts in the field of aging and America's unsung heroes: people caring for family members, friends or relatives amid the demands of their own lives. In these frank and lively conversations Ideas are sparked, information shared and stories told--of setbacks, triumphs and unwavering courage. As one of America's 40 million+ caregivers herself, Jana believes caregivers must have a voice in shaping the policies and programs that affect them, and that by sharing our stories caregivers can shake up America's system of care, which is based on a bygone era, and help create new models of care based on the reality of our lives today. Every caregiver has a story. Click here to share yours: http://www.agewyz.com.
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Episode 98: Invisible Costs Of War
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This Memorial Day weekend we celebrate military veterans and their caregivers by discussing how to get beyond the phrase “thank you for your service” and really treat veterans well. Joining us is US Marine Corps veteran Sherman Gillums, Jr., Executive Director of Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA). Gillums was about to deploy to Afghanistan when he sustained a cervical spine injury that left him paralyzed. After going through two years of successful rehabilitation, he pursued a career advocating for veterans with disabilities. In today’s show he tells us why he joined the military and he discusses the work of PVA. He also talks about his own caregiver—his wife, an Afghanistan war veteran—how the Veterans Administration’s caregiver support program works and why it needs an overhaul, and the many ways we can show veterans we truly appreciate their service.
Paralyzed Veterans of America website: http://www.pva.org
Articles mentioned in the show:
“It’s Time to Expand VA Support To All Military Caregivers” (5/16/17), Sherman Gillums, Jr.: http://bit.ly/2rcZHrd
“Why Veteran Treatment Matters” (5/12/17), Sherman Gillums, Jr.: http://bit.ly/2rDvBNG
Music: “Raindrops In My Mind” by Letmeknowyouanatole | CC BY SA | Free Music Archive
Rated 5 out of
Engaging and entertaining
Date published: 2015-08-23