What you and Your Loved Ones Need to Know about the Affordable Care Act


Holly Powell is an Affordable Care Act counselor and volunteer from the Navigator Consortium.

Holly unwraps all the questions about the logistics and the process in securing affordable health insurance coverage.

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Jacqueline Rodriguez is a Yoga Instructor who holds her classes at the Beautiful Exault Yoga Studio in downtown Aberdeen.

In the second half of this show, Jacqui discusses Pain Reprocessing Therapy and Neuroplastic Pain and how this information can help you manage your life better.My is name Jacqueline Rodriguez and I am a mother, wife, sister, friend and yoga lover. I completed my 200hr Yoga Therapy Training in the spring of 2013 with Nina Be at Mind Body Centering Yoga. Since that time I have continued to complete trainings and deepen my understanding of how this ancient practice translates in our modern world. I have overcome addictive and self-sabotaging behaviors using the practices I have created, inspired by the many millennia of yoga’s existence and the great practitioners who have come before me. I am most interested in how to safely explore and release the stored trauma that all of us hold in the physical body contributing to disease, structural alignment issues, and a general sense of physical, emotional, and energetic resistance. By incorporating all of the tools and different practices I have learned along the way, my hope is that each time I meet with an individual client we create an embodiment practice that will deepen their trust, relationship, and connection within their physical, emotional, and energetic bodies.

My home is Aberdeen, N.C. where I hold classes and workshops at The Beautiful Exault Yoga studio.

I have created 68 Embodiment practices for the program “We are the Ones” a beautiful on-line self-marriage Program created by Dr. Erin Moore Willis. I am also the resident embodiment instructor for the current members. You can check out our offerings by joining “The Healing Heart Sisterhood” on Facebook.

I have created a workshop around embodying the Shadow. Exploring the integral aspects of the abandoned pieces of ourselves to facilitate healing.

I am available for private sessions where I help clients with addiction, releasing fear, weight loss, and an overall sense of wellbeing.

Trained in Pain Reprocessing Therapy (PRT) helping individuals overcome Chronic Pain

Currently enrolled in Somatic Therapy Training I am available privately via. Zoom. And can be reached at or (910) 528-0771

Walk Manager, Victoria Huggins discusses the upcoming Alzheimer’s Walk on Nov 12th in Aberdeen.

• Walk to End Alzheimer’s
o We have two Walks in the Sandhills area coming up over the next few weeks:
o The Fayetteville Walk will take place this weekend, Saturday, October 29 at Segra Stadium
o The Moore County Walk was rescheduled due to Hurricane Ian and will now take place on Saturday, November 12 at Aberdeen Lake Park
o For both walks – Check-in opens at 9 a.m. with an Opening Ceremony at 10 a.m. and a Walk Start immediately following.
o Sandhills area residents will join the fight to end Alzheimer’s disease at the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s — the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research.
o On Walk day, participants honor those affected by Alzheimer’s with the poignant Promise Garden ceremony — a mission-focused experience that signifies our solidarity in the fight against the disease. The colors of the Promise Garden flowers represent people’s connection to Alzheimer’s — their personal reasons to end the disease.
 Blue: Someone living with Alzheimer’s or another dementia.
 Purple: An individual who has lost someone to the disease.
 Yellow: A person who is currently supporting or caring for someone living with Alzheimer’s.
 Orange: A participant who supports the cause and the Association’s vision of a world without Alzheimer’s and other dementia.
o For more information to register, visit or by calling 800-272-3900.

• The Alzheimer’s Association and how it is funded by Walk to End Alzheimer’s
o The Alzheimer’s Association is a global organization, working to advance care, support and research across the world. From face-to-face support to online education programs and promising worldwide research initiatives, the money raised makes a difference in the lives of those facing Alzheimer’s.
o In North Carolina, more than 180,000 are living with Alzheimer’s disease, and over 356,000 family and friends are providing care.
o The Alzheimer’s Association across North Carolina Chapter is here to help. We provide education and support to all those facing Alzheimer’s and other dementias throughout our community, including those living with the disease, caregivers, health care professionals and families. We are also committed to advocating for the needs and rights of those facing Alzheimer’s disease and advancing critical research toward methods of treatment, prevention and, ultimately, a cure.
o We are energized at the progress we are seeing in the research pipeline. Last week there was a promising announcement on positive topline results from the Phase 3 CLARITY AD clinical trial of lecanemab [pronounced le-can-e-mab], an anti-amyloid monoclonal antibody for the treatment of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) due to Alzheimer’s disease and mild Alzheimer’s dementia.
 These are the most encouraging results in clinical trials treating the underlying causes of Alzheimer’s to date.
 These results indicate lecanamab may give people more time at or near their full abilities to participate in daily life, remain independent and make future health care decisions.

• Additional information
o The Alzheimer’s Association is available with information and support for families as they navigate the disease and related research. For more information on the Alzheimer’s Association – Western Carolina Chapter, visit the or call the 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900.

Alzheimer’s Facts & Figures
o An estimated 6.5 million Americans age 65 and older are living with Alzheimer’s dementia, including 180,000 North Carolina residents, a number estimated to grow to as many as 210,000 by 2025.
o Nationally, more than 11 million caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias. In North Carolina, 356,000 caregivers provide a total of 514 million hours of unpaid care, valued at a total of $7.3 billion.
o One in three seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or other dementia.
o Nearly two-thirds of those with Alzheimer’s⁠—3.9 million—are women.
o Older non-Hispanic Blacks and Hispanic Americans are disproportionately more likely than older whites to have Alzheimer’s or other dementias.

Alzheimer’s & Dementia
o Dementia is not a single disease; it’s an umbrella term that covers a wide range of specific medical conditions, including Alzheimer’s disease. Disorders grouped under the general term “dementia” are caused by abnormal brain changes. These changes trigger a decline in thinking skills, also known as cognitive abilities, severe enough to impair daily life and independent function. They also affect behavior, feelings and relationships.
o Alzheimer’s is the most common cause of dementia, a general term for memory loss and other cognitive abilities serious enough to interfere with daily life. Alzheimer’s disease accounts for 60-80% of dementia cases.
o Alzheimer’s is not a normal part of aging. The greatest known risk factor is increasing age, and the majority of people with Alzheimer’s are 65 and older. But Alzheimer’s is not just a disease of old age. Approximately 200,000 Americans under the age of 65 have younger-onset Alzheimer’s disease (also known as early-onset Alzheimer’s).



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The Weymouth Center for the Humanities and Arts

100 years and Beyond

Executive Director, Katie Wyatt, reviews 2022 as the 100-year celebration still contains over 30 additional events between now and the end of the year.

As importantly, Katie details many of the strategic plans for the Weymouth Center moving forward next year thru 2025.

Katie’s love of the arts and the history of the Boyd Family and the Weymouth Center comes shining thru.

The story of Weymouth is a continuous narrative of conservation, literature, music, and hospitality.

One of the strategic priorities of the Weymouth Center is to elevate the institution it has been as a place of inclusivity by offering literary and cultural experiences that inspire and enrich the lives of our community and all its citizens.


Today the Weymouth Center stands as a beacon of the history and culture of Southern Pines. Their programs are diverse and not limited to:










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Leading Real Estate Companies of the World and Women of the Pines

Leading R.E. is the largest referral network of Independently owned real estate companies throughout the U.S. and around the world.

Fore Properties has been a member of this network since 2007 serving buyers and sellers both coming into Moore County as well as those moving out.

Jennifer Harding, CRP is the Vice President, Business Solutions Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®  She is joined by Fore Properties Relocation Specialist, Dee Shaw.

They discuss the reach of Leading R.E. and the many benefits buyers and sellers can take advantage of by this added value service offered thru Fore Properties.

Incentive programs such as Military on the Move is also discussed.

Women of the Pines

Co-chair Patti Talton of the Women of the Pines Bake Sale, being held on Saturday, Oct 15th from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Women’s Exchange at 15 Azalea Rd in Pinehurst joins us along with Barbara Summers, President of the Women of the Pines.

The annual event is a chief fundraiser for this service based organization which was established in 1974.  In addition to the bake sale, there will be a significant raffle with great odds to win.

The theme of the raffle is fourfold: Pamper Yourself, Wine & Dine, Shop Local and Best Dressed.  Raffle tickets are $25.00 each and limited to 50 tickets per box.

-Women of the Pines supports many local area groups including:
-Robbin Area Christian Ministries Food Pantry
-Back Pack Pals
-West End United Methodist Church Food Pantry
-Christmas for Moore
-Friend to Friend
-Changing Destinies
-Family Promise-Sandhills Moore Coalition for Human Care
-Sandhills Community College



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Founder and chairman, Bill Caudill highlights the many events happening on Saturday, Oct. 1st from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the NC Rural Heritage Center in Laurinburg.

The games feature an immersive look at the lives of some of the region’s earliest settlers and the Scottish-American experience.

The games feature Athletic Events, Gaelic Song, Celtic Music, Food, Dancing & Education.

Ticket Prices are $15.00 per adult. $5.00 for children. Children under 5 – no admission <



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