Christopher MacLellan "The Bow Tie Guy"


     healing ties podcast      on the whole care network



Author of "What's The Deal with Caregiving?" and featured in a 2015 Pulitzer Prize nominated caregiving story, "In Sickness and In Health: A Couple's Final Journey", Chris is creating a life to love after caregiving ends by sharing stories, providing trusted resources while encouraging caregivers to live a happy and healthy life through his Healing Ties podcast featured on The Whole Care Network


With special guests from across the country, along with Chris' soothing style, Healing Ties podcast provides caregivers with real-life  solutions, to real-life issues in a calm and peaceful way.


Now that Caregiving has ended, Let the Healing Ties begin!


I specialize in Group Cruises and Tours. As a Certified Accessible Travel Advocate, I can book all your travel plans!  Ask me how you can have anything from oxygen to a hoyer lift delivered to your cruise ship stateroom or hotel around the world!


With Co-Host Judy Ryan from LifeWork Systems and Chris MacLellan from the Whole Care Network, Culture Change In A Box is a show that takes you on a compelling deep dive into an effective real-time, work-place culture change so that you can feel hopeful and be energize about your business.


The Bow Tie Guy News & Reviews

  • “I would recommend Chris MacLellan as a caring individual who hosts a caring radio show, educating the world about Seniors and Elder Care. My experience on his show was top notch, organized and very fun, while discussing a serious topic. This Bow-Tie-Guy is the real deal! Listen to his show, or if you have a business assisting seniors; contact Chris, you’ll be glad you did! “ Carol Chiarito, CEO CareMatch America
  • “I had the pleasure of being a guest on Chris’s program recently. And while he threw many kudos my way for making the show a great one, the reality was that Chris is a great host who makes his guests feel welcome and embraced. It then becomes not a radio interview but a conversation between friends. That is the mark of a great host” Anthony Cirillo, President and CEO, The Aging Experience
  • Thank you for the educational and heartfelt presentation to our Caregivers Support Group. One of our caregivers has already borrowed your book. It is one more valuable resource we can offer them to assist in their caregiver journey. Kelly Gallo, MS/LMHCN.E. Focal Point Senior Center/ CounselorCity of Deerfield Beach
  • “It was my pleasure to be a guest on the show. Chris was a gracious and a very engaging host. The conversation flow was very natural and the topics that he chose were quite pertinent to our discussion. The show was long over but our conversation was far from over and continued to chat well after the show ended. I wish him the very best in life and in his wonderful endeavor of this show. “ Sunil Modi, Founder Reachout
  • Thank you, Chris! You certainly make it easy to have engaging conversation in a way designed to reassure and support your listeners. Bravo! Am looking forward to our continuing conversations ...Guest Fritzi Gros-Daillon


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Conference-Cooperation, Collaboration & Communication: The Evolving Continuum of Care  New Orleans 7/25-27/18


Iowa One, Des Moines, Iowa. August 4th 


Now Playing on Healing Ties Podcast 


Six Podcast Series: "Prepare to Care" with Author, Writter, Speaker, Jane Barton from Cardinal Life.  Listen Here!


Six Series Podcast: "Candid Conversation About Care" with Amanda Singleton,  The Caregiver Laywer.  Listen Here!


Six Series Podcast: "Songs For The Caregiver Soul" with author, singer, composer Barbara McAfee. Listen Here!


Six Series Podcast: It Takes A Team To Care" with Monica Stynchula from Reunion Care.  Listen Here!


Six Series Podcast: The Unique Needs of the Older Caregiver with author and mature market expert Joy Loverde. Listen Here!







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Watch now: Debra!!! | Caregiving | WXEL South Florida PBS Video

READ: Our 2015 Pulitzer Prize Nominated Caregiving Story

In Sickness and in Health | A Couple's Final Journey


Chris MacLellan and Bernard Richard Schiffer never exchanged “for better or for worse” vows.


As a gay couple, marriage wasn’t an option in Florida. Instead, they lived together and loved each other for 11 years.


They met at a senior singles party in Fort Lauderdale and were immediately drawn to each other. Differences in age, personality and upbringing did not matter.


Before long, Chris moved into Richard’s house. They repainted the walls, made new friends and met each other’s old ones. A photo in their Deerfield Beach home shows them smiling and elegantly dressed for a formal night on a trans-Atlantic cruise. Both wore tuxedos and bow ties. READ ON >


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