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Extraordinary At Every Age

Extraordinary At Every Age

By Bishop Gadsden
Bishop Gadsden Episcopal Retirement Community welcomes you to the Extraordinary at Every Age Podcast. Explore the incredible stories of Bishop Gadsden’s extraordinary residents and team members, hosted by our former President/CEO Bill Trawick.
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BG Chats Episode 1 - Kayshawn McCoy - For The Love Of Music
Welcome to BG Chats, a podcast that is branch of the Extraordinary At Every Age Podcast created by Bishop Gadsden. In this episode, host Antonio Stinson spoke with HR Coordinator Kayshawn McCoy about what led him to Bishop Gadsden and about his passion for writing and performing music that has reached hundreds of thousands of people. 
April 21, 2022
Episode 7, Anna Abram and Sheena Kruger, The Art of Baking in the Bishop Gadsden Bakery
In this episode, Bill talks to Bishop Gadsden Pastry Chefs Anna Abram and Sheena Kruger about what led them to  Bishop Gadsden, what they love most about baking, and how it all works inside of the kitchen.
March 11, 2022
Episode 6, James Parker, The Importance of Cyber Security for Seniors
In this episode, Bill talks to Bishop Gadsden IT Network Security Administrator James Parker about what led him to work at Bishop Gadsden, what potential cyber security issues people could face, and how to best avoid any potential online scam. 
December 10, 2021
Episode 5, Ike Smith and Norman Walsh, The Nature of Bishop Gadsden
Bill talks to residents Ike Smith and Norman Walsh. Ike took part in certifying Bishop Gadsden as a Level 1 Arboretum along with the help of the Bishop Gadsden Arboretum Committee. Norman Walsh helped and led the charge with the creation of the Bishop Gadsden Nature Trails. They both talk about their experiences at Bishop Gadsden and how the campus' real natural beauty continues to catch the attention of many people. 
September 30, 2021
Episode Four, Bishop Gadsden Honors Pride Month with Former President/CEO Bill Trawick
Bishop Gadsden Episcopal Retirement Community welcomes you to the Extraordinary at Every Age Podcast. Explore the incredible stories of Bishop Gadsden’s extraordinary residents and team members, hosted by our former President/CEO Bill Trawick. In episode four of our podcast, we celebrate Pride Month by honoring the leadership and legacy of Bill Trawick who is taking on a new role in this episode as the interviewee. Current Bishop Gadsden President/CEO Sarah Tipton talks with Bill about his life and leadership in senior living as a member of the LGBT community. We hope you enjoy Bill’s story on how his leadership and dedication aligned with the evolution of Bishop Gadsden’s culture and mission of inclusion and support for residents and team members across the broad spectrum of faith, gender, race, ethnicity, and sexual orientation.
June 15, 2021
Episode Three, Resident Susan Sanders, The Beginning of Spoleto
In episode three of our podcast, we will be spending time with resident Susan Sanders an art history major who moved to Charleston in the early 70’s. She went on to work at the College of Charleston to help with their special events and later became the Director of College Relations. We talk to Susan about her time working for the Spoleto Festival including the very first year of its existence as Charleston prepares for another year of the beautiful festival in 2021.
May 27, 2021
Episode Two, Resident Paul Roberts and Team Member Emily Tucker, The Start of a New Passion
As a civil engineer, Paul Roberts traveled around the world and saw some amazing places. Now, as a resident at Bishop Gadsden, he has shared his worldwide experiences through his newfound passion of art. He went from never painting in his life to creating some incredible pieces of artwork. His development started after being taught by Bishop Gadsden Art Instructor Emily Tucker, a trained artist, who teaches art to several residents inside of the Miller Art Loft.
April 09, 2021
Episode One, Resident Don Wedewer, The Bravest Guy: A True Story of Overcoming Impossible Odds
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As a U.S. Army infantryman in World War II, Don Wedewer was twice  wounded in four days. On both occasions he was left for dead. Now, at  19. he was a double amputee and blind with seemingly no hope for the  future. Yet, inspired by a brief meeting with the renowned activist,  Helen Keller, and through extraordinary determination and persistence,  this highly decorated combat veteran overcame seemingly impossible odds  to become a leader in Florida and nationally in providing opportunities  for those with vision loss. Don Wedewer's accomplishment would be  recognized by Presidents Richard Nixon, Ronald Regan, George H.W. Bush  and Bill Clinton. He would also be awarded the Migel Medal -- the  highest award afforded to those in the field of vision loss.  This first podcast episode of Bishop Gadsden's Extraordinary at Every Age offers the listener an inside look at our resident, Don  Wedewer's truly remarkable and inspiring story.
January 25, 2021