David W. Piccerelli, president of WSBE Rhode Island PBS
“With so many misperceptions about aging today, Positive Aging with Patricia Raskin presents timely information needed by our aging population, we are so pleased to have a host such as Patricia to lead these important discussions. Her experience and interview style will help our audience understand and overcome age stereotypes and break down barriers to active, healthy aging.”
Donita Todd, former VP/General Manager WIS News 10, Columbia SC
“I remember vividly when Patricia approached me with the idea to host the “Positive People” program when I was the general manager at the WNRW Fox affiliate in the early 90’s. I saw her drive and passion and she had a true purpose to bring positive role models to our viewers through her program. Patricia has remained dedicated to her vision and since then then has expanded to multimedia platforms. In the media business that is ever-changing, Patricia was a pioneer and trailblazer for positive living programs and is true a role model staying power and remaining true to one’s vision. She has been a joy to know.”
“I continue to be amazed and impressed with your work, Patricia, improving people’s lives through the power of positive living and positive aging. You are truly inspirational and I so enjoy your monthly newsletters and tuning into some of your interviews with such interesting guests. Keep up the good work!”
Marci Shimoff International Speaker and #1 NY Times Bestselling Author
“Patricia Raskin is a consummate pro. I have been on her “Patricia Raskin Positive Living” program several times and love being on her show. She knows her material, asks in depth and very practical questions and at the same time has great insight and knows how to draw out interesting stories and facts. I have been on hundreds of radio shows and Patricia Raskin is one of the best interviewers I’ve worked with.”
Michael J. Gelb, author “How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci” and “Innovate Like Edison”
“Patricia Raskin asks lively, intelligent questions and actually listens carefully to the responses. Her attunement to the subject at hand and her consistently high-level of professionalism always make it a special pleasure to be a guest on her show.”
Positive Aging Guests
9/20/22 - Kerry Hannon
9/27/22 - Jeff Weiss
10/4/22 - Vijay Vad, MD
10/11/22 - Arielle Ford
Today we are talking about how to find love in our senior years and how to keep our long-term relationships and marriages alive and thriving. Our guest is Arielle Ford, a celebrated love and relationship expert, author, speaker, and is the co-creator and host of Evolving Wisdom’s Art of Love series. Arielle Ford is the author of 11 books including the international bestseller, The Soulmate Secret.
10/18/22 - Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Today we are talking about prevention, treatment and technology that will reshape how we think about old age – and help us plan for an audacious future! Our guest is Michael Roizen, MD Emeritus Chief Wellness Officer at the Cleveland Clinic author of four #1 New York Times best-sellers. Dr. Roizen will discusses his new book The Great Age Reboot, Cracking the Longevity Code for a Younger Tomorrow.
10/25/22 - Dr. Roger Landry
Today we are talking about what it takes to be truly healthy and age in a better way. Our guest is Dr. Roger Landry, a preventive medicine physician, and president and Chief Content Officer of Masterpiece. He is the author of the award-winning Live Long, Die Short: A Guide to Authentic Health and Successful Aging. He hosts a podcast Dr. Roger and Friends: The Bright Side of Longevity.
11/1/22 - Dr. Christiane Wrann, DVM, PhD
Today we are talking about beneficial effects of exercise on metabolism and the brain, and how exercise can combat cognitive impairment in aging or neurodegenerative diseases with Christiane Wrann, DVM, PhD. Dr. Wrann is an Assistant Professor in Medicine at the Cardiovascular Research Center at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and the Harvard Medical School in Boston.
11/8/22 - Ted Fischer
Today we are talking about how play is proven to reduce feelings of depression and loneliness, as well as increase cognitive activity, capability, and a sense of purpose among older adults. Our guest is Ted Fischer, the co-founder and CEO of Ageless Innovation, a Rhode Island based company producing robotic companion pets, Ted was the recipient of the Leadership Longevity Award for Vision and Technology at the 16th annual What’s Next Boomer Business Summit, the nation’s leading conference for the longevity market.
11/15/22 - Beryl Henzy
We know that good nutrition helps prevent chronic disease throughout our lives. Today we are talking about nutrition and positive aging with our guest, Beryl Henzy. She is a registered and licensed dietitian currently serving in the Outpatient Nutrition department of Southcoast Health, with offices in Fall River and New Bedford. Beryl has experience in Long Term Care, Wound Care, Palliative Care, and common chronic diseases seen at Charlton Memorial in Fall River.
11/22/22 - Dr. Brian E. Duff
Today we are talking about hearing loss in our older adult years and the use of cochlear implants to restore hearing. Our guest is Dr. Brian E. Duff, an ENT-otolaryngologist in Providence, RI, and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Miriam Hospital and Rhode Island Hospital. Also joining the discussion is a cochlear implant recipient.
11/29/22 - Jeffrey H. Massey
Today we are talking about how to save money and safeguard and make the most of our finances in our older adult years, whether in retirement, while working, or in a new career. Our guest is Jeffrey H. Massey, Rhode Island-based certified financial planner™ and investment advisor with more than two decades of experience. Jeff hosts the weekly radio show “Massey on Money™” and is a frequent speaker at financial conferences and seminars.
12/6/22 - Jackie Carroll
Today we are talking about how Virtual Reality (VR) can improve the lives of older adults by reducing loneliness, improving mental health, and allowing them to travel without needing to leave the comfort of their home. Our guest is Jackie Carroll, CEO of GIAH – Genie in a Headset. She has seven years of experience developing strong relationships with world’s leading self-development thought leaders.