Season 3 Episode 12: Vaccinations who needs them/Affordable Housing

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You see the health-related commercials on TV all the time.  They tell you if you are a certain age, you need a shingles or pneumonia vaccination.  But do you?

Shingles and Pneumonia Vaccinations

Dr. Patricia Dell, New Horizons Healthcare

As we age our immune system may weaken opening the door to illnesses such as shingles or pneumonia. Both have vaccinations that can help prevent the conditions. Dr Patricia Dell is an osteopathic physician who practices family medicine at New Horizons Healthcare in Roanoke, Virginia. She talks with host Kathy Heberle about who should get these vaccinations and what conditions may prevent you from getting them.

Affordable Housing

Housing cost both to own or rent are on the rise and so is homelessness in the Roanoke region. Researchers have found a third of all households in the state are cost burdened, which means they’re spending more than 30 percent of their income for housing. This is the case throughout the state of Virginia.

Angela Penn Sr. VP of Real Estate Development at Total Action for Progress

Angela Penn is Senior Vice President of Real Estate Development at Total Action for Progress.  She has spent her career focusing on housing, working at the Roanoke Redevelopment and Housing Authority and serving on the Roanoke City Planning Commission before coming to TAP. She and TAP are working with other regional organizations and businesses to find a way to create more affordable house.

Learn more about affordable housing, how it impacts our economy and what’s being done to create more on this edition of Sisterhood of the Second Act.

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Sisterhood of the Second Act (SSA) is a production of New Moon Creative Media, LLC for the New Moon Network.  SSA is a lifestyle talk show for women entering a new phase of their lives.  These women may be changing careers.  Retirement might be on the horizon.  They may be caring for elderly parents while raising their own children.  They could also be experiencing an empty nest for the first time in decades.  Whatever their situation, Sisterhood of the Second Act provides trustworthy information they can use to create a joyful, prosperous second act.

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