Wednesday, January 16, 2008

In the Studio at Victory FM 88.3

Tracey tells WRVL's listeners about Generation Community.

Spreading the word about Generation Community's resources

Sharing a laugh with our kind host, Gina Willis

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Enjoy Watching TV? Here's What You Need to Know

Technology continues to advance by leaps and bounds. And while most of us will agree that technology is our friend, we still don't want anything leaping or bounding on us unexpectedly. There are changes coming in the world of television that you need to know about. On February 19, 2009, the TV networks will all be switching their broadcasting signals from analog to digital. So what does this mean to you? It means that if you still get your TV reception via rabbit ears or a roof-based antenna, you will need to get a "digital converter antenna" that will pull in the digital signal to your television. However, your old TV will not be obsolete. There is no need to go buy one of the new "high definition" digital televisions (DTV) unless you want to. Again, your current TV set will still work with one of the converter antennas. Also, the digital antenna is going to be subsidized by the Federal government, so there is a good chance that they will be very low cost, if there is a cost at all.

The only word of warning here is that like all antennas, reception and quality will depend on your location. As for those of you who currently get your television by cable or a satellite and do not have a digital TV come 2009, you will need to contact your cable or satellite provider to ask if you will need a converter box for your TV. And lastly, while digital televisions are much more expensive than the televisions you may be used to, like all new technology their prices continue to drop significantly every few months.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Don't Be Afraid to Try New Things in 2008

Award Winning Generation Solutions Home Health

Generation Solutions Home Health is the Medicare certified division of Generation Solutions. They serve Lynchburg and the surrounding counties. Their award winning staff offers a full range of skilled home health services. You can call them today to learn more about: Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Skilled Nursing, Home Health Aides, and Medical Social Workers. They even offer their patients the latest technology with HomMed Telemonitoring, Anodyne Therapy, VitalStim and PT/INR monitoring.

How does Generation Solutions Home Health rank as a provider of these services? They were named to the 2006 HomeCare Elite, honored among the most successful home care providers in the country! This ground-breaking review names the Medicare-certified agencies whose performance measures in quality, improvement and financial performance are among the top 25% of providers nationwide!

The 2006 HomeCare Elite award honors providers who ranked in the top 100 and Top 500 of providers nationwide. The 2006 HomeCare Elite is the first performance recognition of its kind in the home health industry. It is brought to the industry by OCS, Inc., publisher of home care’s most respected independent newsletter Home Health Line. The data used for this analysis was compiled from publicly available information. The entire list of the 2006 HomeCare Elite agencies can be viewed by visiting the OCS web site (

If you would like to find out more about Generation Solutions Home Health for yourself or a friend, you can call them at 434-846-3300.

Give Yourself Some Credit

For many years, people have been allowed to share their credit cards with authorized users. Husbands have historically done this for their spouses, for example. But there are changes coming to the way credit scores are calculated that could affect millions of people, particularly women. Some criminals have abused the current arrangement of shared credit card accounts, and so the credit bureaus are just eliminating all "authorized user" credit standings across the board. This means that women (or men) who have been married for many years and have always used their spouse's credit cards instead of building their own credit will be the most affected by this change. They could potentially go from having a great credit rating to virtually no credit rating overnight.

The solution to this potential problem is to build some credit in your name now. If you do not have your own credit, consider taking out two credit cards in your name. Perhaps you were already going to buy something on your spouse's credit card, and now you could use your own to build some credit. But please remember this: good credit is your friend, but credit card debt is not.