Alice Young, President

In June we came back to Abilities Network building for our Monday Member Meeting after having our May meeting at the Cockeysville Library.  Here, Alice Young, President, introduced the New Member Panel.

New Members Panel:  1) Randy Siy, LifeBridge Health, Physical Therapist at Outpatient Rehab;  2) Lauri Malin, RN, LifeBridge Day Services; 3) Julie Dew, Intuitive Massage LLC; 4)James Macfarlane, MBA Concierge, Family Concierge Services and 5) Eric Benzer, Benzer Insurance Agency

Randy announced that Rehab specialists are trained to take a preventive approach to aging and have programs developed for identifying risk factors and aging associated diseases.  As a PT, Randy wanted all of us to know he works with clients on a one-to-one basis.  He does not share your time with other clients.

LifeBridge Health Outpatient Rehabilitation locations are:

1)Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital 2434 W. Belevedere Ave, Baltimore, MD 21215; 2)Edward A. Meyerberg Center, 3101 Fallstaff Rd, Pikesville, MD 21209; 3)Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Center for Aging in Community, 5400 Old Court Road Suit 100B, Randallstown, MD 21133

Lauri is a Nurse and the Director of Adult Day Services for LifeBridge Health Adult Day Services.

LifeBridge Health Adult Day Services are designed for individuals who are physically frail, have medical conditions such as diabetes, hypertension and post-stroke disabilities, and mental health problems such as dementia, confusion and Alzheimer’s disease.  Lauri is located at: Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Center for Aging in Community, across the street from Northwest Hospital. 5400 Old Court Rd Randallstown, MD 21133.

Julie is a licensed Massage Therapist.  Her company is Intuitive Massage, LLC located at 10621 York Road, Cockeysville, MD 21030.  With 14 years of experience, Julie currently travels to provide massage therapy for seniors and disabled clients in assisted living facilities, rehabilitation facilities, hospitals, and nursing homes, working closely with families and healthcare providers to ensure that their loved one is treated with care and respect.

James Macfarlane and Harry Bond are partners in their company, MBA Concierge. Both have been part of the Baltimore community for their entire professional careers.  They do Daily Money Management, Residential Management and Life Essential Planning.

Daily Money Management includes: Bill pay, Organizing and maintaining files and records, Depositing funds/income, Reconciling bank statements, Preparing financial statements for client and/or advisor, Preparing budgets, Filing medical insurance claims, Acting as limited or blanket Power of Attorney according to your needs.  Residential Management includes: Checking house weekly, supervising/overseeing house and grounds, Receiving and forwarding mail, Being listed on “first called” on security alarm systems, Reviewing sources for regular house repairs and services, Reviewing house repair/services estimates, Reviewing all insurance policies to insure proper coverage, Checking maintenance contracts, Maintaining domestic payroll records. And Life Essentials Planning: Gets all of your Financial Information in order, All your usernames & passwords in order, Life Care plans set up, Advance Medical Directive,  your Will in order and up to date. Talks with you about Funeral Arrangements. James will come to your location.

Eric is the founder of Benzer Insurance Agency, Eric specializes in Home Insurance, Auto Insurance, Life Insurance, Renters Insurance, Business & Commercial Insurance, Motorcycle Insurance, Recreational Insurance, and Umbrella Insurance. Eric has over 5 years of experience being affiliated with Farmers Insurance.

Eric has worked as a licensed attorney for the past 25 years, representing small businesses and providing estate planning for families. This experience gives him specific insight into risk management, asset protection, and the need to be prepared for when bad things happen to good people.

 After the panel was finished answering questions, Michelle Fritsch, our Pharmacist stood up to talk about rumors and facts about drugs on the market and cannabis.

All in all, June 3, 2019 was a very informative meeting.


This article submitted by Pat France, MSRN Member