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Successful Aging and The Senior Services Roundtable with Fran Ryan and Cindy Farson

Looking Forward Our Way

“There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.” - Sophia LorenIf you yourself are not “older”, you likely have family, friends, neighbors who are aging. Our two guests will be providing incredible information on the latest challenges for our seniors, but also the greatest opportunities open to assist and support individuals who are aging in our community.Fran Ryan has been an advocate for Central Ohioans for over 50 years and now she is a major influencer in all senior services. She reminds each of us that living to support those around us is the key to living a long and prosperous life!Cindy Farson, Executive Director of the Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging, has been the key to progressing senior services in our region. We no longer assume that nursing homes are the only alternative, she co-chaired the creation of Age-Friendly Columbus/Franklin County. She has met the demands of the pandemic, shifted gears to provide affordable healthcare and home care to seniors, and supported the hundreds of agencies that provide senior services.In early 2020 you were likely making great plans for how this new decade was going to roll out. The economy was doing well. Senior services were increasing. Funding was “stable”. Age-Friendly programs were growing. Villages were sprouting. And all was going well in our world, then the bottom dropped when a pandemic hit. Particularly in our senior community.Cindy helps us set the stage of how the situation stood in March 2020. What was the immediate reaction to the pandemic by COAAA staff and other supporters of our seniors?One of the major issues we faced during the pandemic was an oversupply of information. We were saturated 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! However, the information was not always accurate or comprehensive! Cindy and Fran talk about how they were able to guide organizations and the agencies supporting seniors. During a time when no one knew what to expect.COAAA has so many programs and services to help seniors, and they had to continue through the pandemic. The association supports in-home services, transportation, and so much mores. And during the pandemic had to move staff to work-from-home. Cindy covers how the continued to accomplish this herculean effort and continue to provide these great services.The Senior Services Roundtable has made an incredible difference in our senior services programs over the past decade. We have a much better handle on what services and programs are available. And what still needs to be done. With the pandemic disrupting all of the services, Fran talks about how the Roundtable was successful in filling in the gaps for our seniors.Many assume that seniors cannot use technology. Yet we have viewed grandparents Zooming with grandchildren; seniors scheduling tele health appointments, ordering groceries! It seems that new technologies and communication tools made a huge difference in continuing to provide needed seniors services. We are moving past the pandemic through the success of science. Specifically, the tracing and testing, and now the vaccines. With the widespread health issues from the pandemic, Fran and Cindy talk about the additional services that are necessary to continue having a healthy senior population.Housing and transportation in Central Ohio has become a major issue for many. Housing with increasing rent and tax delinquencies, and increasing costs. And transportation with bad roads, too many cars, and not enough buses. Cindy talks about plans being put in place to help with both areas. We would love to hear from you.Email us at hello@lookingforwardourway.com.Find us on Facebook.Please review our podcast on Google!And of course everything can be found on our website, Looking Forward Our Way.Recorded in Studio C at 511 Studios. A production of Circle270Media Podcast Consultants.

1hr 8mins

2 Aug 2021

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Preview - Senior Services Roundtable with Fran Ryan and Cindy Farson

Looking Forward Our Way

The Senior Services Roundtable has made an incredible difference in our senior services programs over the past decade. We have a much better handle on what services and programs are available. And what still needs to be done. With the pandemic disrupting all of the services, Fran talks about how the Roundtable was successful in filling in the gaps for our seniors.We find out more from Fran Ryan and Cindy Farson in our next episode. In your podcast player on Monday August 2, 2021.We would love to hear from you.Email us at hello@lookingforwardourway.com.Find us on Facebook.Please review our podcast on Google!And of course everything can be found on our website, Looking Forward Our Way.Recorded in Studio C at 511 Studios. A production of Circle270Media Podcast Consultants.

3mins

30 Jul 2021

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4. Cohousing with Fran Ryan

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The way we live is resource-intensive and for some can lead to isolation and being cut off from a wider community. What if there was a different way to live which is good for us and good for the planet. In this episode we speak to Fran Ryan of Oxford Cohousing (https://www.oxfordcohousing.org.uk/).Some of the schemes she mentions includes:LILACBridportOWCHIf you like this episode don't forget to check out the amazing MiddlingAlong podcast especially the episode with Suzanne Noble as she talks about Nextful.ioSorry no Segun for a while as he is in Tokyo doing his thing.

50mins

26 Jul 2021

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#18: An Interview with John and Fran Ryan After 30 Years of Marriage

Supplement the Faith

In this week's episode, Brennen interviews John and Fran Ryan after 30 years of marriage. This episode concludes our series on relationships, as John and Fran share some great wisdom that can help us all supplement our faith.  The two are members of the Acts 29 church planting network, and John serves as an elder and teaching pastor at Matthias' Lot Church in St. Charles, Missouri. John and Fran share their perspectives on marriage and how the Lord has worked through them amongst the highs and lows of the past 30 years. 

59mins

27 Oct 2020

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Resiliencia - un podcast de Fran Ryan y Ailin Ortiz

Jovenes Empoderados

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4mins

1 Sep 2020

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Episode 04 - Fran Ryan

Adventures in Irrationality

In which we talk about the time Fran Ryan punched me in the face, share defecation stories, and end with more advice from the Germans.

49mins

16 Mar 2009