Silverstone Living Hour
Hosted by Lisa Valcourt
Silverstone Living hosts a 1-hour radio show every Monday from 9AM - 10AM on 1590WSMN: Nashua's News and Talk. Tune in to our next episode, and catch up on previous episodes below!
December 19th - Diane Carter, Founder and Cellar Master at New England Uncorked, shares her knowledge of wine with us as a seller of wines grown exclusively in New England and New York. Also, Sandy Bucknam, the Executive Managing Editor at the Nashua Telegraph, discusses his many years at the Telegraph and its recent move back to a Nashua location.
December 5th - Jen Jandrew, Assistant Director of Nursing at Hunt Community, discusses her vast experience in a variety of roles with both Hunt Community and The Huntington at Nashua. Sally Stanton, Chief Development Officer for The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Nashua and long-time board member and Huntington resident, Sal Magnano, talk about the incredible programs offered by this award winning club.
November 21st – Mike Morin co-hosts with Lisa Valcourt while Caroline is on her honeymoon. Mike and Lisa discuss many healthy holiday cooking and baking tips. They interview Carol Phillips, also known as "Coach Carol" who is an author focusing on health and better living tips. Lisa and Mike also talk with Victoria Lee, President of Elliot's Little Dog Haven which is an organization where senior adults foster homeless dogs.
November 14th – Mike Morin co-hosts with Kat Palmer, Nashua Telegraph Features editor while Caroline and Lisa are on vacation this week. Kat discusses the Telegraph's recent move back to downtown Nashua. They interview Helen Ryba, Founder and producer of The Chef's Plate, A Taste of New England as well as Co-Owner of Spiced Up in addition to Greg Boggis, a Nashua comedian and cable TV host.
November 7th - James Tollner, Account Manager at Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare, discusses his work with the multi-state non-profit healthcare provider in addition to his involvement with community organizations like The Huntington at Nashua Board of Trustees and NH Health Services Planning and Review Board. Susan Meuse, Executive Director of Hunt Community, joins the program to help celebrate their recent Telegraph award of "Best of Greater Nashua" for senior living.
October 31st - Mike Morin and Lisa Valcourt speak with Heather McKernan, Publisher of the Monadnock Ledger, about the upcoming "Vital Signs" conference in Peterborough for healthy aging. They also interview Dan Szczesny, world-wide hiker and author who is writing a book about the culture and history of the White Mountains.
October 24th – Michelle Runyan, Director of Volunteer Services at Hunt Community joins the Silverstone Living Hour to discuss the exciting partnership between OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute). She also talks about the educational opportunities available for Hunt residents, including HED Talks (Hunt Educational Discussion), including topics like Ancient China, Miyan civilization and the Vikings. Co-host Lisa Valcourt, Director of Dining Services for Hunt Community and The Huntington at Nashua discusses the importance of safety during Halloween as well as some healthy holiday snacks to enjoy instead of all the candy.
October 3rd - Peter M. Labombarde, the Director of Gift Planning and Individual Gifts for Saint Anselm College, joins the show to discuss the history and future of the historic Manchester college. Lisa Valcourt, co-host, talks about the best fall fruits and veggies.
September 26th - Sy Mahfux from PRG (Persian Rug Gallery) discusses the past, present and future of his well-known family owned business. We also talk about his recent awards, including “Volunteer of the Year” for the Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce and the 2016 Good Scout Award for his valuable contributions to the community. Kathy Baldridge, Realtor, Senior Real Estate Specialist from Keller Williams Realty/Nashua and Co-Owner of Lifetime Estate Liquidations and Transitions talks about how she takes the guesswork out of the overwhelming task of downsizing and moving. She was also just honored with an Appointment to the State Council on Aging.
September 12th - Today's show features Joyce Bellefeuille, Founder of The Power of Flowers Project. Joyce discussed how The Power of Flowers Project started in her basement as a way to repurpose extra flowers she had from her event business and how this has grown to a successful non-profit with over 70 volunteers and 50,000 arrangements delivered. Helen Ryba, Host / Producer of Chef's Plate, A Taste of New England and Co-Owner of Spiced Up talks about her new business which offers a 12 month subscription service for rare spices with interesting recipes delivered to your door.
August 29th - Kevin Mazola of the American Red Cross talks about our 2 upcoming blood drives to honor the 15th anniversary of 9/11 attacks and the importance of donating blood. Cal Knickerbocker, President of Nashua Community Concert Association will discuss the upcoming Fall concert series
August 22nd - Dawn Dumont, Certified Senior Advisor and Certified Dementia Practitioner who founded Opening New Doors, a local senior living placement agency. Dawn works with seniors and their loved ones to ensure the right community is selected the first time. We also discuss upcoming blood drives at both Hunt Community and The Huntington at Nashua, as well as festivals and fairs throughout the state.
August 15th - Cheryl Cummings, President of the RISE program at Rivier University in Nashua and Cathy Lewis, Program Coordinator of RISE, discuss the program’s history and future as a part of the growing Institute for Learning in Retirement (ILR) movement in the United States and Canada. There are more than 250 such organizations of retirement-age learners dedicated to meeting the educational interests of their members. The movement is opening campuses across the continent to the experience and vitality of the mature person.
August 1st - Our guest is Ingrid Chrisco, founder of True North Granola in Brattleboro, VT. We use her products for many recipes at Hunt Community and the Huntington at Nashua and we’ll be talking about how two lifelong educators switched gears and opened one of the most successful healthy granola companies in New England. Also, Mike Morin discusses where to find the best burger and french fry places throughout New England.
July 25th - Tracy Gillick joins us on today's episode. Tracy is the Director of Caring Companions, an Easter Seals program helping loved ones remain at home. Tracy discusses “Frosting Frenzy”, the new chef competition coming to the greater Nashua and Manchester area on September 22nd at the Puritan Backroom! She also talks about the valuable home care services offered through Caring Companions.
July 18th - Julie Stone, Director of Business Development and Strategy from Home Health & Hospice Care joins us to give an overview of the organization’s century plus service of providing care from birth to end of life to the greater Nashua community. Tina Andrade, Director of Development for Home Health and Hospice Care discusses the serene hospice house and shares several inspiring stories.
July 11th - We feature Susan Meuse, Executive Director of Hunt Community and Andrea Sherwin, Executive Director of The Huntington at Nashua on this week's episode. Susan Meuse discusses the history of Hunt Community, including a lovely wedding that took place in the courtyard with two residents who met there. Andrea Sherwin talks about resident life at The Huntington at Nashua, including the fabulous fitness and life enrichment programs offered.
June 27th - We featured Richard Ingram, of Ingram Computer Services, who shared his 17 years’ experience helping people use technology products to connect with friends and family and develop new interests and skills. Richard discussed the biggest concerns that his clients face, and how he helps them overcome these in order to have a healthy relationship with their technology. Caroline and Lisa also reviewed the 12 top historical field trips in NH and some of the best places to visit, including the Isles of Shoals, the Flume and Diana’s Baths.
June 20th - Mike Morin co-hosts and reviews his recent trip to the Palace Theatre to watch Billy Elliot the musical along with a group of attendees who enjoyed lunch at XO on Elm and a seminar about our At Home By Hunt program. Dan Hagler, Co-Founder and CEO and Mark Gagnon, Co-Founder and President of Granite State Retirement Planning join us on the Silverstone Living Hour to discuss their customizable process, “The Protected Retirement Process” and their upcoming book entitled “Retire Abundantly”. We talk about some of their clients’ biggest fears and how planning ahead can reduce those concerns dramatically.
June 13th - June is National Men’s Health Month and to help promote that, Richard Boehler, MD, President and CEO of St. Joseph Healthcare will join our radio program and discuss the importance of preventative health care in men, tips for staying healthy all summer long, and his work as President and CEO of St. Joseph Healthcare. Mike Morin is co-host for the day and shares some of the best and least frequented places in NH to visit.
June 6th - Sister Paula Marie Buley, President of Rivier University, discusses the past, present and exciting future of the school, including the RISE (Rivier Institute for Senior Education) program.
Max Puyanic, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Convenient MD provides an overview of his urgent care company and plans for continued growth.
May 23rd - Guest Mark Nichols, an actor from the upcoming ten time tony award winning musical, Billy Elliot, which is playing at the Palace Theater June 3 - 25 . Also features guest co-host for the day, Mike Morin, who shares his podcast series “Rest: 40 is the New Happy”, which explores inspiring local people who have changed direction of their lives with mid-life career switches.
May 16th - Alycia Gelin-Burr from the Law Office of Katherine J. Morneau in Nashua shares the basics of estate planning, including wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and living wills. Lisa Valcourt reviews healthy foods to start adding in for Spring/Summer.
May 9th - Guests Brian Pelletier, Executive Chef from the Huntington at Nashua and Matt Morin, Chef Manager from Hunt Community return to the show to discuss their incredible 1st and 2nd place victories at “Fire and Fusion” in addition to being honored with “People’s Choice” award for best appetizers. Another guest, Shauna Mara, Fitness Manager from the Huntington at Nashua, talks about her role and how she keeps residents feeling and looking their healthiest with a comprehensive fitness program.
May 2nd – Guests Brian Pelletier, Executive Chef from the Huntington at Nashua and Matt Morin, Chef Manager from Hunt Community, discuss their roles and the incredible dining programs offered at both communities. We talk about their hopes for the upcoming “Fire and Fusion” chef competition. Lisa Valcourt discusses “Super Foods and their benefits”.
April 25th – Guest Kathy Kaklamanos, Realtor from Better Homes and Gardens, the Masiello Group, shares a few tips for you to prepare your home for sale and make the move easier, 5 factors that sell a home and using the “Shine On” checklist to guide you through the process.
April 18th – Guest Suzanne Keller, Executive Director of At Home By Hunt, talk about our revolutionary Continuing Care at Home program for healthy NH adults who plan ahead for future care needs. Lisa Valcourt reviews “Healthy eating over 50” including the importance of fiber, how to eat clean, tips for a well-balanced diet, and coping with changing dietary needs.
April 11th – Celebrating National Volunteer Week, guests Cindy Marshall, Director of Life Enrichment at the Huntington at Nashua and Michelle Runyan, Director of Volunteer Services discuss the importance of volunteering and all of the various volunteer opportunities that exist at Hunt Community and The Huntington at Nashua. Lisa Valcourt discusses “Healthy eating/ Healthy lifestyle”.
April 4th – Our maiden broadcast features humor columnist, speaker, and acclaimed author Mike Morin. He discusses his favorite tidbits from his memoir “Fifty Shades of Radio” as well as his new partnership as spokesperson for Silverstone Living. Co-host Lisa Valcourt, Director of Dining Services for Hunt Community and The Huntington at Nashua discusses the benefits of using fresh herbs and spices to increase flavor and taste without overdoing the salt and sodium.
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