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Submitted by Douglas Newsom on 10 May 2021

Social Work Today with Shirley Tabb

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Every other Sunday, Social Work Today with Shirley Tabb discusses a variety of issues including home health services, elderly care, support services, end of life care issues and opportunities, hospice services, Medicaid/Medicare awareness and benefits, working with home health agencies, social work and case management services, geriatric care management, community care, discrimination of people 40+, and so much more.

Join us and learn about all the benefits and possibilities that result from a better understanding of aging well, death and dying, good deaths and bad deaths, and other life issues/opportunities! Call-ins are welcomed, even encouraged. If you have a question, don't hesitate to call during a live show!

Scroll down to see what we will be discussing on upcoming shows. Previous shows are available in the show’s archives.

Talk Show Program Archives for Podcasting

Social Work Today , July 10, 2016 with guest Patricia Wowk
Social Work Today , June 12, 2016 Grieving the loss of our Pets
Social Work Today , April 3, 2016 with Rev Maria Dancing Heart Hoaglund
Social Work Today , March 6, 2016 with guest, Phil Carpenter
Social Work Today , February 7, 2016 Over-Qualified and Over 50!
Social Work Today , January 24, 2016 with guest, Cheryl Patrice Derricotte
Shirley Tabb LICSW LCSW-C
A preeminent Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

Shirley Tabb LICSW LCSW-C is a preeminent Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW – Washington DC and Licensed Clinical Social Worker – Clinical tract (Maryland) advocate who has assessed and helped over 1000 people in the District of Columbia access community resources and home health services under the Home and Community Based Medicaid Waiver for the Elderly and Disabled.

Shirley has history of hosting her own talk show on DC Cable Television where she discussed pertinent issues facing poor, elderly, and disabled people receiving or in need of Medicaid or private-pay home health care. These shows are available for viewing on YouTube and

Social marketing and community liaisons are strengths that enabled her to raise over $2 million dollars (media and in-kind services) while working in Adoptions and Foster Parent Recruitment fundraising in the community and during her annual Celebrity Golf Tournaments with big named sponsors including Phi Beta Sigma, Les Brown, Radio One, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, ESPN, and major foundations including the Fannie Mae Foundation and Microsoft who donated a quarter of a million dollars to DC CFSA, during one of her annual fundraisers.

The Microsoft donation of $250,000 in computer software and games for foster and adoptive parents/children was the largest donation in the foundation’s history of giving to any non-profit organization.

A staunch advocate for children and the elderly, Shirley was also selected from among over 1000 nominees to be honored at the annual Working Woman’s Award Luncheon sponsored by WJLA – TV Channel 7 (Washington, DC) and Metro area Toyota dealers in 2006.

Another strong passion is end of life care issues and opportunities and Shirley enjoys speaking with community groups and working with families with loved ones with life threatening illnesses when in hospice.