January 3, 2024
Hosted by Wendy Jones

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Discover the crucial insights into evaluating your loved ones driving capabilities in this week's episode of Next Steps 4 Seniors: Conversations on Aging. Host Wendy Jones is joined by Bill Cataldo, former Chief Trial attorney of Macomb County Prosecutor’s Office, along with Traffic Accident Reconstruction expert and Crash Investigator, Tim Brown. Together, they delve into the vital question: when should a loved one stop driving? In this compelling conversation, Wendy, Bill, and Tim dissect the imperative reasons for assessing driving abilities as individuals age. They explore real-life scenarios of common crashes and accidents involving seniors, shedding light on potential civil and criminal infractions. Gain valuable knowledge as they discuss the nuances between crashes and accidents, unravel the most frequent violations, and share practical examples from extensive experiences. As the episode unfolds, Wendy reveals actionable insights on addressing the challenge of convincing senior loved ones to cease driving. With Wendy’s empathetic approach and Tim and Bill’s firsthand expertise, this episode serves as a comprehensive guide to keeping everyone safe on the road. Tune in now for an engaging discussion that combines compassion, expertise, and practical advice. Don't miss out on this crucial information shared in this episode of Next Steps4 Seniors: Conversations on Aging. Have questions about this episode? Have topics you want us to cover in an upcoming episode? Contact us: www.NextSteps4Seniors.com 248.651.5010 hello@nextsteps4seniors.com Facebook/Instagram: Conversations on Aging www.tdbassociates.net Tim Brown and Associates: 586.225.7600 info@tdbassociates.net

Next Steps 4 Seniors

Wednesday at 12PM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Business Channel

Aging parents fear becoming a burden on their children while children fear the guilt of making end of life decisions for their parents and themselves. How will you arrange your life and manage your resources to reduce stress and anxiety? Join senior living expert Wendy Jones on her weekly podcast for answers to your questions on navigating and managing the details of growing older gracefully, faithfully and without fear. Wendy and her host of experts will guide you through home healthcare issues; independent, assisted and senior living options; estate planning; Medicare nightmares; insurance options; geriatric medicine; palliative care; available federal and state resources; and a host of other issues as you transition toward end of life care. Stop delaying or fearing decisions about you or your loved one’s future. Next Steps 4 Seniors helps you face the golden years with optimism and confidence. Embracing the future with the knowledge to make growing old gracefully a reality.

Wendy Jones

Wendy Jones is the Founder and CEO of Next Steps 4 Seniors, an organization dedicated to helping families find the appropriate living community for their loved ones while helping individuals maintain their independence and dignity while aging. For her efforts, she has been selected by Corporate Magazine as one of the Top 20 Most Successful Women Leaders of 2022; selected six consecutive years into the Senior Citizens Hall of Fame; and has been recognized four straight years with the “Best of Rochester” Award. In 2017 Wendy founded Next Steps 4 Seniors Foundation, a non-profit, faith based 501(c)3 to reach older, lower income adults that need spiritual, financial and physical assistance. Wendy hosts a popular weekly radio program on WDTK-AM entitled Next Steps 4 Seniors, sharing resources and information with listeners to prepare as they age or for life with an aging parent or loved one. Wendy graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a degree in Business Administration and advanced to Director of Marketing positions at various pharmaceutical and healthcare companies. She works tirelessly to raise funds for her Foundation and other local non-profit organizations while sitting on the boards of several hospitals. Wendy is guided by her strong faith in every step she takes. She truly believes that faith is the substance of things hoped for and evidence of things not seen. She lives in Rochester Hills, MI with her eternally patient husband and two children.

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