Boomer Generation Radio 9/2/2014: Boomers and Franchises and ‘Slow Medicine’

In the September 2, 2014 episode of Boomer Generation Radio, Rabbi Address welcomes Cliff Fostoff, a Florida-based franchise consultant, to talk about baby boomers changing careers. In the second half of the program, he speaks with gerontologist Dr. Dennis McCullough about his approach to “slow medicine” for seniors.

Cliff Fostoff, founder of Franchise International.
Cliff Fostoff, founder of Franchise International.

Cliff Fostoff has over 10 years experience in the Franchise World after a long Career as Senior Executive with one of the Countries leading retailers. He has been a V.P. of Franchising for one of the world’s largest Franchise companies and a Franchise Consultant with National Consulting organizations where he has developed relationships with some of the leading Franchisors in the Country. His business success, insight, and experience has guided many individuals to Business Ownership.MyMotherYourMotherBook

In the second half of the program, Richard Address interviews Dr. Dennis McCullough, author of My Mother, Your Mother: Embracing “Slow Medicine,” the Compassionate Approach to Caring for Your Aging Loved Ones. Slow Medicine advocates for careful anticipatory “attending” to an elder’s changing needs rather than waiting for crises that force acute medical interventions—thereby improving the quality of elders’ extended late lives without bankrupting their families financially or emotionally.  Dennis has been an “in-the-trenches” family physician and geriatrician for 30 years. He is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Medical School, and serves as a faculty member in the Department of Community and Family Medicine at Dartmouth Medical School. He is a member of the American Geriatrics Society, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, and the American Medical Directors Association, as well as the coauthor of The Little Black Book of Geriatrics. He lives with his wife, the poet Pamela Harrison, in Norwich, VT. Dr. McCullough appeared at the 2008 American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging conference held in Philadelphia. You can hear a podcast of that presentation here.

You can purchase Dr. McCullough’s book (printed or Kindle) through the Amazon.com link below.

Boomer Generation Radio, sponsored in part by Kendal Corporation, a Quaker-based provider of continuing care retirement communities in the Northeast and Midwest, airs on WWDB-AM 860 every Tuesday at 10 a.m., and features news and conversation aimed at Baby Boomers and the issues facing them as members of what Rabbi Address calls “the club sandwich generation.” You can hear the show live on AM 860, or streamed live from the WWDB website.

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