Living Better in San Diego

 

Hosted by Gary Lee, and heard Sunday mornings on the Lincoln Financial Media stations in San Diego, "Living Better in San Diego" features Information and interviews with San Diego newsmakers, community leaders and citizens. You can get more information and REPLAY any show by selecting the show title below.

Miracle Babies

Airdate: Sunday, July 13, 2014

When a critically ill newborn ends up in the neo-natal intensive care unit, there are many challenges that the family of that child faces.  Miracle Babies is a non-profit resource for neo-natal intensive care unit patients and their families.  They offer financial assistance, and so much more.   Read more...

Toussaint Academy

Airdate: Sunday, July 6, 2014

There are a variety of organizations here in San Diego whose mission is to help our homeless youth.  One of those organizations is Toussaint Academy.  They offer housing as well as an array of social and educational services aimed at providing youth with the tools they need to become self-sufficient.   Read more...

Junior League Of San Diego

Airdate: Sunday, June 29, 2014

The Junior League of San Diego is an organization of women that is all about building a better San Diego.  They do this by developing community partnerships and providing women with a unique combination of volunteer, social and training opportunities, all leading to personal growth.  On the show this morning to talk about what they do and what their main focus is right now is Junior League of San Diego President, Erin Leventhal. Read more...

Lions, Tigers & Bears

Airdate: Sunday, June 22, 2014

What happens to large cats and other large exotic animals when they can no longer live or survive in the wild?  Lions, Tigers & Bears is one of very few accredited big cat sanctuaries in the US and they're right here in San Diego County.  They are a NO KILL, NO BREED, and NO SELL rescue and educational facility, providing the animals they rescue a safe haven to live out the rest of their lives with dignity.  And, they rescue more than just big cats, as you can tell by their name.   Read more...

Southern Caregiver Resource Center

Airdate: Sunday, June 15, 2014

Caring for a loved one, or friend, with a disabling condition comes with a lot of responsibility, and can be tough.  Luckily there's an organization here, Southern Caregiver Resource Center, that provides caregivers with a variety of support services, including their Operation Family Caregiver program that helps those taking care of service members with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and/or other physical disabilities.   Read more...

San Diego REPertory Theatre - Lipinsky Family San Diego Jewish Arts Festival

Airdate: Sunday, June 8, 2014

The San Diego REPertory Theatre, or San Diego REP, has been putting on shows here for years, helping to keep the arts alive and well in San Diego.  They also play a big part each year in the Lipinsky Family San Diego Jewish Arts Festival.  On the show this morning to talk about the history of San Diego REP and the arts festival is San Diego REP Associate Artistic Director, Todd Salovey and performer and musician, Dave Crossland.   Read more...

Alzheimer's Association

Airdate: Sunday, June 1, 2014

What is Alzheimer's Disease, what is being done to find a cure and what is out there for you if you suffer from the disease or if you're a family member caring for a loved one with it?  That's the topic of conversation for today's show.  On the show to talk about all that and more is Alzheimer's Association San Diego/Imperial Chapter Director of Programs and Family Services, Jessica Empeno.   Read more...

Equinox Center

Airdate: Sunday, May 25, 2014

The population for the San Diego region is estimated to grow by 650,000 people by 2030.  How do we maintain the quality of life we have now with that kind of growth? The Equinox Center, an independent, non-partisan, non-profit research and policy center, is helping achieve that goal by turning research into action to help the San Diego region achieve a more prosperous economy, healthy environment and outstanding quality of life for all its residents.  On the show this morning to talk about some of the work they're doing is Equinox Center Managing Director, Stephen Heverly. Read more...

Seniors Helping Seniors

Airdate: Sunday, May 18, 2014

Seniors Helping Seniors...one of the many companies and organizations here in San Diego County helping seniors.  We've had several on the show in the past.  One thing that seems to ring true with all of them is their goal, or mission, to help seniors maintain their independence.  They all seem to do that a little differently though.  On the show today to talk about what they do to help seniors achieve this goal is Seniors Helping Seniors Certified Senior Advisor, Sue Erskine.   Read more...

UCSD Mitochondrial Research Fund - Mito Walk And Roll 5K

Airdate: Sunday, May 11, 2014

What is Mitochondrial Disease?  Not many people have even heard the name before. Mitochondrial Disease is a serious illness that can be fatal.  It affects so many people, many of whom are children.  On the show today to shed some light on the subject and to help raise awareness about the disease is the founder of the Mitochondrial and Metabolic Disease Center at UCSD, Dr. Robert Naviaux and founder of the UCSD Mitochondrial Research Fund, Christina Whaley.  Mitochondrial Disease has personally affected Christina and her family.  Also on the show this morning is Christina's best friend, Stephanie Maynard.   Read more...