KKIM-KWDF-WWNL-WBRI- Wilkins Radio 10-21-2023

On today’s episode of “Let’s Just Talk!” with Kathryn Raaker, two exceptional guests will shed light on important topics.

Dental Care for Menopausal Women

Sarah Chavarria President of Delta Dental of California and AffiliatesOur first guest is Sarah Chavarria, the President of Delta Dental of California and Affiliates. Sarah will be sharing insights from a recent Delta Dental of California survey on the significance of maintaining good oral health, particularly as women age and enter menopause. The survey unveiled some eye-opening statistics, indicating that 70% of women over 50 experience various oral health symptoms, such as burning tongue, altered taste, dry mouth, bleeding gums, tooth sensitivity or pain, receding gum lines, reduced saliva production, or tooth decay. Shockingly, most women were unaware that menopause could be a contributing factor to these dental issues. Sarah will delve deeper into the impact of menopause on oral health and offer valuable tips for women to prioritize their teeth and gums.

Delta Dental of California and Affiliates

Sarah Chavarria is at the helm of Delta Dental of California and Affiliates, a leading dental insurance provider serving more than 45 million members across 15 states and the District of Columbia. With over 30 years of expertise in areas like people management, communications, organizational effectiveness, change management, and corporate strategy, Sarah’s role encompasses overseeing various critical aspects of the organization, including Operations, Technology, Relationship and Business Development, Marketing, Communications, and People. She is also well-versed in the General Electric Change Acceleration Process, the Myers & Briggs Foundation, and the Conner Change Model. For more information please visit Sarah’s website.


Coalition for Family Harmony

Dr. Caroline Prijatel-Sutton, Psy.D, Executive Director of Coalition for Family HarmonyOur second guest is Dr. Caroline Prijatel-Sutton, Psy.D, the Executive Director of Coalition for Family Harmony. Dr. Prijatel-Sutton will be shedding light on the Coalition for Family Harmony’s mission and the critical need for continuous funding. The Coalition has been steadfastly supporting victims of family violence for over four decades, offering various services aimed at helping them break free from abusive situations. Their unwavering commitment is geared towards assisting victims and eradicating violence from within the confines of a home. Remarkably, in the previous year, the Coalition provided support to over 5,000 individuals in need. Ventura County, where the Coalition operates, grapples with a domestic violence rate three times higher than the state average. Notably, the Coalition for Family Harmony stands as the sole rape center in Ventura County, showcasing the pivotal role they play in this community.

Continuous Commitment to Helping Victims of Family Violence

Emphasizing the necessity of ongoing care, Dr. Prijatel-Sutton will underscore how a continuous commitment to helping victims is essential for a lasting transition to an abuse-free existence. Domestic violence is an issue that won’t simply vanish on its own; it will persist and worsen unless proper prevention strategies and services are in place. Funding for the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) is paramount in providing victims of family violence with the resources required to escape their life of abuse. It’s worth noting that October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, making this a timely discussion on our show. For more information visit, The Coalition.


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