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Our Expert Columnists

Our expert column is comprised of a number of specialists including care managers, geriatricians, elder law attorneys, wellness coaches, physical therapists, and many other professionals specializing in issues relating to long term care. Our column writers contribute to our blog and content pages. All users are by default considered non medical professionals unless otherwise indicated.

We thank our column writers for their very valuable contributions. Here are just some of our expert column writers:

Dr Marion Somers Ph.D

Dr. Marion Somers Ph.D

Over the last 35 years, Marion Somers, Ph.D., (Doctor Marion) has worked with thousands of seniors and their caregivers as a geriatric care manager. It is now her goal to help caregivers everywhere through her book, “Elder Care Made Easier,” web site, public service announcements, national bus tours, and media appearances. For more information, visit DoctorMarion.com.

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Coach Greg LeFever

Coach Greg is the founder of LeFever Wellness, a specialized fitness training firm in Orange County. As a native of Orange County, he has a strong sense of community and strives to be a positive contributor both personally and through his business.

Coach Greg’s credentials consist of a degree in business from Cal State Fullerton, Certifications through the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a Personal Trainer and the highly touted Performance Enhancement Specialist. Additionally he holds a certification as a Registered Nutrition Consultant through the School of Nutritional Science. Coach Greg states “My commitment to all my clients is fitness and wellness dedication. This means my focus is on your results. Each and every client has specific needs and goals for which I make myself accountable. For more information about how LeFever Wellness and Coach Greg can improve your wellness, please visit www.lefeverwellness.com or call 866-585-7626

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Carol Bursack

For over twenty years author, columnist and speaker Carol Bradley Bursack cared for a neighbor and six elderly family members. Because of this experience, Carol created a portable support group – the book “Minding Our Elders: Caregivers Share Their Personal Stories. Her sites www.mindingourelders.com and www.mindingoureldersblogs.com,  include helpful links and agencies. Carol’s column, “Minding Our Elders,” runs weekly, she speaks at many caregiver workshops and conferences and has been interviewed by national radio, newspapers and magazines. Carol is also the moderator of the AgingCare.com forum.

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Pat Samples

Pat Samples has spent the past 17 years supporting positive personal transformation for older adults, family caregivers, and others wanting to generate more vibrancy, creativity, and peace of mind in their lives. She has given more than 500 presentations to audiences across North America, including many at state and national conferences. She also frequently conducts classes, retreats, teleseminars, and one-on-one sessions. In addition to her eight books, she has published more than 600 articles and has been the editor of several wellness publications.

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Lynn A. Anderson, Ph. D., N. D.

Dr. Anderson holds a Ph. D in Natural Health and a Doctorate of Naturopathy with an emphasis in Aromatherapy. She is the developer and owner of Kosmos Education, an education company providing continuing education credits to health and fitness professionals. Dr. Anderson was the corporate educator for Aroma Vera, an international aromatherapy company. She has written numerous courses in the area of mind-body-spirit integration, natural health and its application to traditional health and fitness practices.

Dr. Anderson has a private practice in Los Angeles, specializing in nutrition, herbology, anti-aging, aromatherapy, eating disorders, addictions, and behavior modification.  Dr Anderson is an internationally Yoga Alliance registered teacher and teaches yoga therapy, cycle, and her anti-aging workout. Originally from Maine, the mother of two children and Grandmother of two boys, she now resides in Los Angeles, California with her husband Dan.

Jacqueline Marcell

Jacqueline Marcell

Jacqueline Marcell is a former television executive whose caregiving
experience resulted in her first (bestselling) book “Elder Rage”, a
Book-of-the-Month Club selection being considered for a film. Over fifty
endorsements include: Hugh Downs, Regis Philbin, John Hopkins Memory Clinic,
and the National Adult Day Services Association who bestowed on her their
Media Award. She also hosts the “Coping With Caregiving” radio program
www.wsRadio.com/CopingWithCaregiving. Jacqueline is also an International
speaker who has delivered over 150 keynotes, including to the Florida House
of Representatives. She also writes a Q&A column for AgingCare.com, and
Blogs for HealthCentral.com and ThirdAge.com. Jacqueline is also a breast
cancer survivor who advocates that everyone (especially caregivers), closely
monitor their own health. www.ElderRage.com

victoriabazeleyVictoria Bazeley is an astrologer specializing in personal consultations, often with those going through the crises of mid-life. You can read her work at the Third Age blog (http://blog.thirdage.com) or check out your month horoscope at the Practical Astrology (http://practicalastrology.prettyfedup.com) website.

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