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The Latest On Aging/Living In Place

Here's an overview of this week's four-hour homeowner radio broadcast

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The Latest On Agint / Living In Place (running time 7-11AM)

7am wakeup 2

Weekend Wake-Up Hour

Rosie on the House Guest JJ LambStart your mornings off with Rosie on the House as we talk with J.J. Lamb, Executive Director of the Vail Preservation Society! J.J. is a founding member of the Vail Preservation Society, a 2011 Arizona Culturekeeper and coordinated the New Deal in Arizona heritage tourism map which earned a 2009 Governor's Heritage Preservation Honor Award.

8am nurserynotes 2

Outdoor Living Hour

az Farm Bureau logoHop into our garden this weekend! We will have the Farm Bureau stop by for a Special Report!

#Melons

9am DIYhour 2

Homeowner Topic: Open Lines 

The lines, email and text are open for your DIY questions! 

10am topicoftheweek 2

Homeowner Topic: The Latest On Aging / Living In Place

my life in order logoWe will be chatting with Sandy Cowen of My Life in Order about how her business helps clients of any age organize their homes.

As we get older it is important to know what steps you can take to maintain independent living. Aging in Place or Living in Place can be made easier with the help of public services such as ride sharing and varieties of in home care. Help be prepared by avoiding spam calls, keeping up with technology as best as possible, and maintain organization in your life and around your home.

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7:00AM - Weekend Wake Up! Vail, Arizona Historic Preservation

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JJ Lamb of THE VAIL ARIZONA PRESERVATION SOCIETY is our guest!  Vail is located between two mainline railroad tracks.  Grown from population 500 to over 12,000.

Vail is considered 'ground zero' of the history of southern Arizona.  Transportation routes from stagecoachs to railroading, ranching, and other commerce.

The society started as a project to save the abobe post office.

Story of the Vail Brothers who were looking to establish a ranch in the late 1800s.

Vail's location was the site of a railroad siding when the Southern Pacific built the track in the late 1800's.

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CALLER:  Inquiring about the documentary film 'Voices Of Vail'.  The history and stories about the town of Vail.

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A visit with Lily, a 4th grader, who wanted to help raise money to preserve the adobe post office.  Lily is now on the first ever Youth Executive Board seat for the preservation of Vail.

A visit with David Yubeta, a globially renowed adobe expert and criminologist.  David talks about his facinating history with adobe.  What materials used to make it and how his grandfather tasted it as he made it.

Back then, an unstablized adobe wall on a vertical surface with a roof deteriorates an inch every 90 years!

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Listing some of the events happening around the state.  

Talking about 'The Sweet Corn Trail'.

Enter for the next Rosie On The House Arizona Staycation from Sanderson Ford.

8:00AM - Outdoor Living Hour! Jay Harper

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Jay Harper of The Farms Choice sits in to talk about watering and checking your watering systems to make sure they're working properly.  Lots of info.

CALLER:  Spurge has taken over the lawn and needs suggestion to get rid of it.  Jay talks about pre emergents.

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Arizona Farm Bureau's Chelsea McGuire discusses the current status of the US Farm Bill and what it means for farmers and consumers.

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CALLER:  Termites infesting the grapefruit tree.

CALLER:  South facing lawn and wants suggestions to figure out how much and often to water. 

CALLER:  Has an all dirt backyard and wants to get a lawn installed.  

CALLER:  (bad connection)  Over time has added gravel to an existing gravel backyard.  Has an area where the gravel is higher than the slab and onto the stucco.  Concerned about possible water damage to the stucco.

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CALLER:  Has most of the plants in pots.  Wants suggestions on time and frequency on watering pots.

Romey suggested a book called Getting Potted In The Desert.

CALLER:  Has a sissou tree that needed to be cut down but the roots keep offshooting and wants to know know to get rid of them.

9:00AM - Open Phones!

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Rosie talks about the current housing market.  Fitch Ratings reports Phoenix home prices are approaching 'overvalued'.   Fastest group of homeowners?  Single women 55 plus!

Rosie tackles the APS Topic letter of the week!

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Rosie Certified Joelle Kahn/Tierra Antigua Realty Tucson gives us an update on the Tucson housing market.

We have the perfect trifecta when looking for a home in Tucson: 

Joelle Kahn

Hotchkiss Financial

Seal Of Approval home inspection.

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CALLER:  Goes over his APS bill which is pretty high for a 1250 square foot two bedroom house.

General understanding about buying power.  The greenest thing you can do is to NOT consume any power ON PEAK HOURS, the middle of the afternoon.  Rosie explains why and how super cooling works during off peak hours.

CALLER:  Has a manufactured home with no attic and full A/C.  Wants to know if a ventilation system would help.

CALLER:  Tucson caller gets power from TEP.  Goes over his bill and wonders if he should change or stay with his current plan.  (bill is $75!)

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Conversation with Bruce Yacko, inventor of JAWS (Just Add Water) CLEANING.  Great eco-friendly cleaning products including an all purpose degreaser cleaner for BBQ pits and more.

Bruce explains how his JAWS Cleaners works!

Find them at Frys Stores or order on line HERE.

10:00AM - Aging / Living In Place: My Life In Order

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Sandy Cowen of My Life In Order.me  Giving your family the gift of an organized estate assembled in a custom binder.

Sandy explains how she developed My Life In Order.  Starting with making a list of items of value and items of sentimental value.  

Creating a binder with everything the family needs to know:  Wills and trust, important papers, passwords, keys, insurance, safe deposit box, etc.

Capturing stories, pictures & movies, relatives and events that can be passed on to family members.   Especially when grandchildren get into their 40's plus, they become curious about their family.

See Sandy's website for a list of what to think about getting organized.

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Sandy explains why her service make sense.  

When you're life is in order, you can avoid unfortunate circumstances

Getting your life in order not necessarily for your passing but also to organize your things and wishes today.  

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Discussion about apprasing items in your estate, especially some of the 'quirky' items.

Patricia Wagner with the Paradise Valley Police Department discusses YANA, You Are Not Alone.  A reassurance program for people with limited contacts and family in the area.

Patricia explains details of the program.

Participants receive an check in call once a week to make sure everything is fine or if help is needed.  Officers are dispatched to check after no responses.

YANA Program story in The Paradise Valley Independent 

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Recaping the hour of organizing your estate.

Romey adds our digital home maintenance service Home Zada which organizes everything about your house.