Radio Show #321 – Hofstra University Journalism Major Lauren Brill

Pioneer Valley Radio’s newest summer intern, Lauren Brill of Granby, MA, is a journalism major going into her senior year at Hofstra University.  She is interviewed by PVR president Michael Harrison about being a college student during the pandemic, the state of journalism, and her plans for the future.

Radio Show #306 – Gardening Therapy at Graziano Gardens

It’s been recommended that an effective way to fight depression and anxiety while stuck at home would be to turn attention and activity to gardening!

Sprucing up the front and back yards seems to bring folks out to Graziano Gardens in East Longmeadow in healthy numbers, despite the current conditions.

In fact, Chris Graziano says that business is good!

You can hear how his business has responded to the health crisis, as well as his outlook in general.

Web: grazianogardens.com •  Email:  cdgraz@verizon.net

Radio Show #301 – Mary Flahive-Dickson,
Chief Operating Officer of Golden Years
Home Health Care

In this time of a global pandemic, the challenge of taking care of our seniors in their own homes is a formidable one.

Mary Flahive-Dickson, the Chief Operating Officer at Golden Years Home Care Services, discusses the balance between providing care to those in need in their homes, and keeping them reassured that their risk is low.

Seniors may feel a degree of social isolation to begin with, and in this program, Mary acknowledges how needs for assistance from health care workers may exacerbate their existing apprehensions.

Ms. Flahive-Dickson is also an Adjunct Professor at Bay Path University, with over 20 years of substantiated success in profitable healthcare development and creation, growth and operations, as well as a Subject Matter Expert, writing healthcare curriculum for higher education.