Barber Shop Talk

Barber Shop Talk

These days, staying at home means a lot of work and social life happens on Zoom or online, and staring at a computer screen for so many hours each day can feel draining.

Perk up your day by tuning in to the REOC Barbershop Talk where we will have a variety of topics to explore, and provide helpful resources to assist anyone in these extraordinary times.

Tune in and join Program Counselor, Keniel Ferguson every second Tuesday of the month at 4pm for discussions regarding successes and challenges with furthering your education, choosing your career, healthy relationships, effective parenting, and other social issues. Guest speakers will join the conversations.

For additional information, questions, comments, suggestions for upcoming topics, or if you would like to be a guest on an upcoming show, use the form below or call Keniel Ferguson at (585) 327-4081.

Barber Shop Talk - Episode 1

REOC Program Counselor, Keniel Ferguson speaks with REOC’s Mental Health and LPN Program Counselor, Steven Fugle about COVID-19 and it’s affect on people’s mental health.

Barber Shop Talk - Episode 2

REOC Program Counselor, Keniel Ferguson speaks with Keenan Steverson, Clinical Cordinator of the Mobile Crisis Team at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

Barber Shop Talk - Episode 3 - Cutting Costs During a Pandemic

Managing finances can be a challenge during uncertain financial times. Most people spend much more money than they realize. One of the expenses that people tend to spend more on is food and dinning. This Barbershop talk will review ways to save money and become mindful of where our money is going. We will also review ways to stay on track with general expenses and having a plan to reduce your debt. Today our guest speaker is Cortez Jones, ESL Bank Branch Manager.

Barber Shop Talk - Episode 4 - Ending on a Positive Note

2020 has been interesting, to say the least. To find meaning in a chaotic year, it is important to pause and reflect on the lessons we have learned and how we have grown. I have put together some questions to help us think about 2020 takeaways, learnings, challenges and highlights, and a few topics to set your intentions for 2021.

Barber Shop Talk - Episode 5 - Black History with Marcus Garvey

Marcus Mosiah Garvey Jr. ONH was a Jamaican political activist, publisher, journalist, entrepreneur, and orator. He was the founder and first President-General of the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League, through which he declared himself Provisional President of Africa.

Barber Shop Talk - Episode 6 - Black History Transatlantic Slave Trade

The transatlantic slave trade, involved the transportation by slave traders of various enslaved African people, mainly to the Americas. The slave trade regularly used the triangular trade route and its Middle Passage, and existed from the 16th to the 19th centuries. This week we will be diving deep into this topic with our guest.