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From Coping to Care: Expert Tips for Complete Well-Being

From Coping to Care: Expert Tips for Complete Well-Being

By Coping to Care
Due to the after-effects of Covid-19 and new ideals we now recognize in relation to well-being, we offer expert advice on best practices for complete wellness. Our experts provide in-depth insights to health from every perspective - mental, emotional and physical. A must listen for everyone who is interested in a sense of complete well-being.
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013: liz gonzalez and Ruthie Marlenee: Expression, Voice, & Health in Writing

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019: How the City of Rancho Palos Verde maintained its community support in light of Covid-19
Across the U.S., residents rely on their city’s recreation programs to provide both indoor and outdoor recreational activities for children on up to seniors. With Covid-19, all cities have had to adjust their programs to ensure the safety of their residents. This has been challenging because now, more than ever, people need an outlet for social and emotional engagement and recreation classes and programs have always been there for our communities.  We asked City of Rancho Palos Verdes Recreation Supervisor Andrew Berg to share about himself and the city’s programs, specifically those for seniors before the pandemic and now
November 24, 2020
020: SCAN Independence at Home with Vice President Denise Likar
In 1977, the Senior Care Action Network, now known as SCAN was formed. Experts in medicine, gerontology, psychology and social services were brought together to deliver on a mission to keep seniors healthy and independent through a variety of divisions and services and various community benefit programs including SCAN Health Plan and Independence at Home. We’re pleased to share an interview with one of our many dedicated friends at SCAN, specifically Denise Likar, vice president of the Independence at Home division.
November 16, 2020
018: Annie Ruth's: A life of inspiration
We recently interviewed one of our most inspiring guests Annie Ruth. She was born and raised in Southern California and has achieved so much in her lifetime from graduating from USC with honors, where she was a member of the Delta Gamma Sorority to completing her MBA from Pepperdine University. She is a computer forensics consultant on investigations, assisting the business sector. Plus, dear to our hearts at BlueSea, Annie is a world-renowned artist, and one of the founders of the Art of Rancho Program and a member of Mouth & Foot Painting Artists.
November 05, 2020
017: Covid 19 and the impact on pets behaviour
Today we'd like to introduce our special guest Steve Welch, CEO and Founder of veteran-owned and operated SW Canine Rehabilitation. With over 40 years of animal training experience, Steve has perfected the most effective methods that really work! He and his staff train service dogs, guard dogs, family protection dogs, search and rescue dogs, therapy dogs, emotional dogs and everything in between. Welcome Steve!
October 22, 2020
016: Meals on Wheels
For over 50 years, Meals on Wheels Orange County, has been the largest nonprofit senior nutrition and supportive service provider in Orange County, serving nearly one million meals to over 10,000 at-risk older adults annually. Their programs and services reduce hunger and improve wellness for older adults so that they may live independently in the homes and communities they love.  Today, we’re pleased to welcome Meals on Wheels Orange County President & CEO Holly Hagler and Susan Papiri, Director, Corporate & Community Engagement.
October 20, 2020
015: Fritzi Gros-Daillon: Successful Aging in Place
This week we speak with Fritzi Gros-Daillon about successful aging in place. Understand the in-depth needs of seniors and tips of how to successfully and independently live fully as needed. Highlights include safety at home tips as well as ways that seniors and their families can work toward solutions for the continuous needs that seniors have as they age. Guest Fritzi Gros-Daillon is a successful entrepreneur in Senior Move Management, Environmental Consulting and Aging in Place Home Safety and Modification. Named Educator of the Year by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) for 2019, she teaches aging in place and universal design courses. Working with Age Safe America where she serves as the Director of Education and Advocacy, she developed the Senior Home Safety Specialist certification and co-created an online Family Caregiver Essentials program. Her Master’s in Business from Columbia University, plus her Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) and Universal Design Certified Professional (UDCP) designations, give her the experience, perspective and expertise to work with multi-discipline professionals and clients of all ages. Her first book, “Grace and Grit: Insights to Real Life Challenges of Aging for Adult Children and their Parents,” won five national book awards and the Canadian Book Excellence award in 2016. The book offers insight, humor and a deeper understanding of the complexity of roles and decisions for older adults and families considering changes to their homes. She is a public speaker on topics of home safety and aging in place at state and national conferences, radio and podcasts. The Senior Home Safety Specialist certification training is an online, self-paced program highlighting the holistic look at safety for seniors in their homes. With modules covering topic from communication, fire safety and identity theft to a major emphasis on the assessment of the home for safety and fall risk mitigation, this course provides a market differentiator for companies and individuals serving seniors and their families. For more information, please visit
October 07, 2020
014: Rev. Dr. Laverne Joseph: Lifestyle Inspiration for Seniors
Join us as we speak to Rev. Dr. Laverne Joseph, President and CEO of the Retirement Housing Foundation. His experience and stories show us how we can choose to live a lifestyle of inspiration, spirituality, and love while finding solutions with our lifestyle that brings peace of mind. Rev. Dr. Joseph highlights the importance of quality of life, especially for seniors, and prioritizing this as a foundation for complete well-being, especially during these times, . Click here to read Rev. Dr. Joseph's statement to the community.  Click here to read more about BlueSea Care.
September 30, 2020
013: liz gonzalez and Ruthie Marlenee: Expression, Voice, & Health in Writing
Express yourself and find ways to maintain your sense of voice and health. Writing is one of the outlets that is used to provide a ground for your voice and the most important aspects of who you are. We speak with liz gonzalez and Ruthie Marlenee about their need to write, what they find important, and tips that you can apply to begin the process of writing for your own sense of health and expression. Writing, from this perspective, becomes an important therapeutic benefit to the arts. Click here to learn more about BlueSea Care's services.
September 22, 2020
012: Marie Matheson: Developing Mental Resilience
Join Dr. Marie Matheson as we speak about the importance of mental resilience. Dr. Matheson is an experienced doctor with a demonstrated history of working in the mental health industry. She specializes in cognitive behavioral therapy, group and family therapy, clinical supervision, and psychological assessments. In this interview, we dive into ways you can build mental resilience as well as how to maintain your mental health. Dr. Matheson highlights the different approaches you can use to make sure you maintain your state of health and happiness.  Click here to learn about senior home care in California.
September 15, 2020
011: Hold Fast Seal Beach with Deb Machen
Deb Machen talks about the City of Seal Beach's Hold Fast Seal Beach Campaign.  Starting on September 1 and every week through November 15, a lucky winner will be randomly selected to win a $50 gift card to one of Seal Beach's local businesses. Drawings will be held on Facebook Live. BlueSea Care is one of the local businesses participating by giving out Free Paint By Number sets to promote their Art-to-Wellnes program for seniors.  Just stop by their offices at 209 1/2 Main Street (just above El Ranchito Restaurant) wearing your mask and ask for your Hold Fast Seal Beach gift. Click Here to Learn more about Hold Fast Seal Beach. Learn more about BlueSea Care.
September 09, 2020
010: Dr. Michael O'Brien: Practicing Optimism While Facing Crisis
Join us as we speak to Dr. Michael O'Brien, a successful executive educator, CEO, leader, teacher, author, and sought-after expert. O'Brien is a sought after executive leadership educator in the healthcare industry and assists leaders who are facing dramatic changes to find optimistic solutions that drive them forward.  O'Brien offers insight and valuable knowledge that everyone can apply when facing a crisis or problems within the community. He focuses on the importance of optimism in a crisis. We also explore what every individual can do to overcome adversity and to begin playing a role which begins to build brighter opportunities for everyone in their surroundings.  Click here to learn more about Dr. O'Brien. Click here to learn more about BlueSea Care.
September 03, 2020
009: Dr. Julene Johnson: Music & Brain Health
Dr. Julene Johnson is a renowned cognitive neuroscientist, and was named one of the top 50 influencers in aging by UCSF. She is Associate Director Professor at the Institute for Health and Aging at the University of San Francisco (UCSF) and Director of the Sound Health Network, which aims to provide  an infrastructure for music & health. She is also an Associate Dean of Research for the School of Nursing. She completed her post doctorate at the University of California Irvine, highlighting forward-thinking approaches for brain aging and dementia.  In this interview, we explore the many steps you can take to assist with Alzheimer's and dementia as well as how to focus on your brain health. Dr. Johnson points out the many ways in which music can assist with brain health, as well as how the ways in which individuals integrate and interact with music allows a process of brain health to remain continuous. Click here to learn more about Dr. Johnson's work. Click here to discover BlueSea Care's senior home care.
September 01, 2020
008: Sergeant Nick Nicholas Seal Beach Police Department: Senior Protection
What do you need to know to support and protect seniors and their loved ones? Sergeant Nick Nicholas of the City of Seal Beach Police Department offers advice and recommendations to seniors and their families. These essential to know tips can help seniors to care for themselves while getting the protection you need to prevent scams, abuse, violence, and fraud.  Click Here to learn more about the City of Seal Beach Police Department. Click here to learn about Seal Beach senior home care.
August 25, 2020
007: Anne Grey: This Year's Walk Is Everywhere
Statistics show that Alzheimer's and different forms of dementia are expected to drastically increase by the year of 2050. Today, we speak with Anne Grey of the Alzheimer's association, highlighting what you need to know about the disease. Anne walks us through early signs of detection, prevention methods, and what you can do to get involved to curtail the growth of Alzheimer's and dementia with your loved ones.  Make sure you participate in this year's Walk to End Alzheimer's event, being held virtually but with the same spirit to bring awareness and end Alzheimer's and dementia.  Click here to learn more about the Alzheimer's Association. Click here to learn about senior home care from BlueSea Care.
August 18, 2020
006: Doug Chamberlin (Toy Story 2): Laughter Is Your Best Medicine
In this Coping to Care episode, we speak with humorist, screenwriter, and actor, Doug Chamberlin.  Most widely known for writing Toy Story 2, which earned him an Outstanding Achievement Award for Writing in an Animated Featured Production. Doug has spent over 20 years writing screenplays and working as a television writer. He now works as a guest instructor to teach other's his craft in the UK. Doug is also the podcast host of Absurdity Now.   Doug  shares his methods for finding humor in the creative process, and how laughter can often be the best medicine. You won’t want to miss this! Learn more about BlueSea Care Home Services.
August 11, 2020
005: Captain Ben Gonzalez and Brandi Najm: Tips for Senior Safety
Join us on Coping to Care with Captain Ben Gonzalez, the Orange County Fire Authority Public Information Officer, and Brandi Najm, Community Relations and Education Supervisor at the Orange County Fire Authority. They share in-depth insights on what you need to do to stay safe in your home. From fire prevention and safety to stopping an accident with drowning, they offer the tools you need to implement to make sure you remain aware and prepared in all circumstances. Both offer a large amount of wisdom to assist with seniors in the community. They have extended their hand to make sure everyone in the community knows that they are always there to serve and protect the community. Click here to learn more about the Orange County Fire Department. Click here to learn more about BlueSea Care in Seal Beach.
August 07, 2020
004: Heidi Landis - Discovering Creative Therapies
Heidi Landis guides us through the power of the arts and how she uses art therapy to assist with cognitive care. Heidi is a New York licensed creative arts therapist, registered drama therapist, certified group psychotherapist and practitioner of psychodrama. Her approach is to use the creative arts for emotional and physical integration and to heal from the therapeutic benefits of the arts.  Heidi explores processes of drama and the arts to assist with personal stories and using creativity to transform traumatic processes, assist with cognitive care, and to overcome past issues.  Click here to learn more about Heidi Landis. If you are looking for senior in-home care, contact BlueSea Care.
August 04, 2020
003: Carlo St. Juste II: Embracing Holistic Health
Join us as we speak with Carlo St. Juste II, a licensed acupuncturist located in Los Angeles. He has over 12 years of experience in the field of wellness and has integrated Eastern martial arts, such as Qi Gong, Kung Fu, and Jujitsu into his understanding of how our health works. Carlo highlights the connection between mind and body as well as holistic methods that you can implement right now to assist with your overall well-being. His powerful but simple statements and recommendations showcase the importance of wellness as prevention, for self-care and to assist with every need. * Learn more about Carlo St. Juste II's services at * Visit to learn more about senior home care services. 
July 28, 2020
002: Craig Springer: Coping and Conquering Mental Health
Listen to renowned psycho-therapist, Craig Springer, founder of the Good Like Centre. He walks us through the many years of experience to help us understand how to cope with and treat mental health issues, including trauma to anxiety. Craig highlights the importance of mental awareness during these times, as well as how seniors and their families can cope more with the current changes within society.  Learn more about Craig at
July 10, 2020
001: Anne Iarchy's 5 Step System
Join us on Coping to Care as we speak with Anne Iarchy, wellness coach and fitness expert. We dive into the must-knows to help with self-care, putting yourself on the priority list, and how to stay healthy during these times. This is a part of the BlueSea Care commitment to complete wellness as a priority in your life.  Anne's expertise starts with her own experience of working in the corporate world and recognizing that she needed to make changes with her physical and mental well-being. Now, she shares her expertise with others, offering a 5 step system to feel happy, healthy, and fulfilled.   Learn more about Anne and her work by visiting her website:   Follow her on Instagram: IG: @anneiarchy Follow her on Facebook: @anneiarchycoaching
June 25, 2020