Prep School: A Readiness Podcast

by Medical Reserve Corps of Franklin County, Massachusetts

From the Medical Reserve Corps of Franklin County, MA, "Prep School: A Readiness Podcast" offers common sense ideas and real life stories about preparing and being ready for personal, natural and other emergency and disaster situations.

Hosted by Denise Schwartz and Carmela Lanza-Weil and produced in the Multimedia Studios at Greenfield Community College in beautiful Franklin County, Massachusetts, US

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Podcast episodes

  • Season 1

  • What Do "Death Doulas" Do?

    What Do "Death Doulas" Do?

    Your host Denise Schwartz and death doula Dina Stander talk about how a doula may help a dying person. as well as the person’s family, friends and care circle members, plan and prepare for what's to come. Hosted by Denise Schwartz Produced by Alex Audette in the Teaching and Learning Innovation Center at Greenfield Community College (MA)

  • Reframing Aging

    Reframing Aging

    Goodbye, "elderly" and "over the hill"; hello, "wise, active older adult!" Backyard Oasis is thrilled to present this special crossover episode with Prep School: A Readiness Podcast! Take a moment to imagine an "elderly" person. Now take that mental picture, rip it out of its cracked, broken, gray frame, and REFRAME it in something big, bold, shiny, and new. With a little consideration, you'll start to see wise, active older adults instead of the "elderly," "over the hill" folks you used to picture. Now that is how you change negative stereotypes about aging into positive ones...A.K.A. reframing aging! Join your host Denise Schwartz and guest Meg Ryan while they discuss ways we can all begin to reframe aging in our own lives NOW! Hosted by Denise Schwartz; Contributors: Meg Ryan Backyard Oasis was created by Dennis Lee, Denise Schwartz, Christine Copeland, Chad Fuller, and Judy Raper Produced by Alex Audette in the Teaching and Learning Innovation Center Multimedia Studios at Greenfield Community College in Franklin County, MA

  • Fires, Floods, Hurricanes, Disasters - Who is responsible for responding to them?

    Fires, Floods, Hurricanes, Disasters - Who is responsible for responding to them?

    Today we talk about emergencies and who is responsible for planning for and responding to them in your town or city. The federal or state government? Your mayor? Selectboard? Chief of Police? Yes, they are all responsible. And so are YOU. Emergency Management Director for the Town of Shelburne, Massachusetts, Tom Williams, explains. Prep School: A Readiness Podcast was created by Carmela Lanza-Weil and Denise Schwartz Produced by Alex Audette in the Multimedia Studios at Greenfield Community College in Franklin County, MA

  • Need Some "You" Time? Dance Doctors Fox and Schwartz Suggest "Self Care Cha-Cha!"

    Need Some "You" Time? Dance Doctors Fox and Schwartz Suggest "Self Care Cha-Cha!"

    They're not real doctors but Denise Schwartz and Emily Fox are real dancers, and they know from experience, and from reading studies conducted by real doctors and researchers, how adding the "Self Care Cha-Cha" or any other easy-to-do dance step to your Self Care routine  can pump up endorphins, reduce cortisol levels, and increase feelings of happiness and relaxation. Learn how you can care for yourself by creating your "Self Care Cha-Cha" – or any dance! – ritual. Produced by Alex Audette in the Multimedia Studios at Greenfield Community College in Franklin County, MA Edited by Nina Bocko

  • From Stories to Stage

    From Stories to Stage

    Learn how theater director and playwright Carmela Lanza-Weil was inspired by the stories of local residents during the COVID-19 pandemic and by her own experience organizing and operating vaccination clinics to create compelling theater that just might show us how to do it better the next time. Created by Denise Schwartz and Carmela Lanza-Weil Produced by Alex Audette in the Multimedia Studios at Greenfield Community College Edited by Nina Bocko