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FREE - Volume 6 Issue 5 - August 2011

Can Music Heal?

Home Care: Staying Home Longer

Remembering 1954

Things to Do in August

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FROM THE EDITOR I do not know why they call it the “dog days of summer�, but my dog and I certainly feel this heat! Whew. I asked this magazine’s printer to print this issue on cooler paper, but he just looked at me and walked away muttering something about someone “being out in the sun too long�. This month we highlight more things to do in the Valley during this summer. Please take a look and take advantage of the entertainment we have here in our backyard. I particularly urge you to check out the new ArtsQuest multiplex in Bethlehem. It is beautiful and has a plethora of activities and concerts - many of them free. Read our article.

were as exciting as any in sports. Although the United States did not win the cup, if any country needed an uplifting moment it certainly was Japan. Their recent tragedy with the earthquake and subsequent tsunami devastated the country. Perhaps they had a few moments of relief. Let’s hope so. We’ll see you next month. By the way, the Romans named the “dog days� after Sirius the “Dog Star�. Its appearance at sunrise coincided with the hot, humid days of the summer. Stay cool.

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August

A Reason to Celebrate

This Month:

American Indian Heritage Month, Cataract Awareness Month, Celery, Fennel and Cactus Month, National Water Quality Month, What Will Be Your Legacy Month, Orange and Papaya Month, National Win with Civility Month, National Runaway Prevention Month, Get Ready for Kindergarten Month, National Immunization Awareness Month.

This Week:

1-5: Psychic Week; 1-7: Single Working Women’s Week; 4-7: Rock for Life Week; 7-13: International Clown Week, National Farmers’ Market Week; 8-14: Exercise With Your Child Week; 10-16: Elvis Week; 14-20: National Resurrect Romance Week; 16-19: Weird Contest Week; 22-26: National Safe at Home Week; 2531: Be Kind To Humankind Week.

Days:

1: Respect For Parents Day, Spiderman day; 4-5: National Underwear Day; 5: International Beer Day; 7: Particularly Preposterous Packaging Day; 8: Odie Day, Sneak Some Zucchini On To Your Neighbor’s Porch Night; 10: S’mores Day; 12: Vinyl Record Day; 13: International Lefthander’s Day, National Garage Sale Day; 14: National Navajo Code Talkers Day; 20: International Homeless Animals Day; 21: Senior Citizen’s Day; 25: Kiss and Make Up Day; 30: National Toasted Marshmallow Day. Birthstone: Peridot

Flower: Gladiolus

Smile, It’s Your Best Feature by Art Villafane, Lifestyles over 50

Kids Q. and A. Real answers given by children... Q: Name the four seasons. A: Salt, pepper, mustard and vinegar. Q: How is dew formed? A: The sun shines down on the leaves and makes them perspire. Q: How can you delay milk turning sour? A: Keep it in the cow. Q: What does “varicose” mean? A: Nearby. Winning entry for a caption for the photo of the dog with tennis balls in his mouth is: “Two’s company, Three’s a crowd”. Submitted by Linda Heist

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Musikfest 2011 will feature plenty of great, free music, food and fun in Bethlehem’s historic district. There will be a more intimate festival experience at SteelStacks. http://www.musikfest.org/info/

Build things out of cans of food. Donate them to a food bank afterwards.

Write a letter to a friend. On paper! Don’t forget to mail it.

Visit Knoebels and go for a spin on the grand carousel or hop on one of the best roller coasters around. See the Bald Eagle Habitat and experience the 4D Motion Ride Experience. Play miniature golf. Camp for the weekend. Elysburg, PA 17824. http://knoebels.com/

Cut up different vegetables, like potato, carrot, broccoli, or any other vegetables. Try beets for rich, red color. Use the cut pieces to draw different shapes on paper or dip the cut pieces in paint and press them over a page to make different images.

Catch fireflies and poke holes in the lid so the little guys can breathe. Let your child know they can make wishes on fireflies just like on stars and birthday candles. This will make it even more exciting and your child gets to be creative with their wish. Once the child has made a wish, explain that they need to release the bug. The child may ask why they can’t keep it; if so, let them know that the firefly has a family too, and they don’t want to keep their wish locked in a jar. This will teach them kindness and help them to be appreciative of nature and life.

Play hide and seek at night with flashlights. You can do it the usual way and take turns counting and hiding, or you could hide objects and the person has to find it with the flashlight. You can also put letters around the room, some in sight and some hidden – tell the child how many letters they have to find with their flashlight. Once they have all the letters work with them to spell out the secret message. •

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Annual Autumn Hawkwatch., Hawk Mountain, hike to the famed North Lookout and participate in this annual ritual. Watch for bald eagles, kestrels and ospreys. Trail fee for non-members. Aug 15 - Dec 15, 9 am-5 pm, daily, North Lookout. http://www.hawkmountain.org/

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Visit Island Beach State Park, Ocean County, NJ, - a preserved barrier island that protects a number of natural shoreline and nearshore habitats. Less than a 2 1/2 hour drive from the Lehigh Valley, the park has ten miles of sandy beach, extensive shoreline along Barnegat Bay, dense maritime forests, rolling sand dunes, and tidal marshes. Island Beach is home to foxes, ospreys, other wildlife, and more than 400 species of plants. http://

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Kids can make their own frozen chocolate pudding pops. Make instant chocolate pudding according to the recipe on the box, and add 1/2 cup sugar. Pour the mixture into popsicle molds. Or, pour it into small plastic cups, cover each with aluminum foil, and insert a craft stick through the foil. Freeze and eat.

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Things To Do in the Valley Boulder Field has remained relatively unchanged for 12,000 years. Some of the boulders measure 26-feet in length.

You can take in some one- or two-day trips to keep your summer vacation interesting. We’ve highlighted some destinations for you that are within a couple of hours’ drive from the Lehigh Valley.

Sesame Place 100 Sesame Place, Langhorn, PA, (215) 757-1100 http://www.sesameplace.com Sesame Place is a magical place to spend a day or weekend with your younger children in Eastern Pennsylvania. The all-time classic characters of children’s television – Bert, Ernie, Big Bird, Oscar, and more come alive before your very eyes, and the kids can touch and play with the characters. The whole family will be entertained, and the parade is a must-see.

Bushkill Falls Bushkill Falls Road, Bushkill, PA 18324, (570) 588-6682 http://www.visitbushkillfalls. com. The “Niagara of Pennsylvania”, Bushkill Falls is one of Pennsylvania’s most popular scenic attractions. The falls are accessible through an excellent network of hiking trails and bridges which offer spectacular views of the waterfalls and the surrounding forest. Penn’s Cave

Crayola Factory 30 Centre Square, Easton, PA, (610) 515-8000 http://www.crayola.com/ factory/ The Crayola Factory is a hands-on discovery center for children providing educational and creative personal development experiences. Children can participate in activities and crafts where their only creative limitation is their imagination. Take a tour of the factory and see how Crayons are made.

222 Penns Cave Road, Centre Hall, PA 16828, (814) 3641664 http://www.pennscave.com Located 18 miles east of State College, it features one of America’s only all-water cavern tours.

Amazing Houdini Tour and Fun Magic Show 1433 North Main Street, Scranton PA, (570) 3425555 http://www.houdini.org Houdini tours and magic shows are great fun for the whole family. Named in the Top 10 Greatest Road Trip Destinations in the U.S., Gallaghers Travels.com, and Road Trip America.com, the Houdini Museum has been called one of the most unique museums and attractions in the world.

The guided 50-minute tour by motorboat takes you through the limestone cavern, which is rich in geology and history. The farm and wildlife tour is a guided 90-minute motor tour over the thousand acres of Penn’s Cave forests and fields. You can frequently spot animals such as deer, elk, wolves, bears, bison and mustangs. Hickory Run State Park RR 1 Box 81, White Haven, PA 18661 (570) 443-0400 http://www.dcnr.state. pa.us/stateparks/parks/hickoryrun.aspx The 15,500-acre Hickory Run State Park, Carbon County, is located in the western foothills of the Pocono Mountains.

Amish Experience Theatre Plain & Fancy Farm, 3121 Old Philadelphia Pike, Bird in Hand, PA 17505-0414 (717) 768-3600 x210 (For many GPS systems you will need to use the town name of “Ronks” rather than Bird-in-Hand to find us.) http://www.

Over 40 miles of hiking trails, three state park natural areas and miles of trout streams include trails, picnicking, swimming, fishing, hunting, disc golf, wildlife watching, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, ice skating and camping.



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amishexperience.com. The county’s oldest, largest, and most complete interpretive and touring center.

After leaving Middletown, the train follows the towpath of the historic Union Canal and alongside the peaceful Swatara. The narrator relates the history of the Canal (completed in 1827), the location of Canal Lock #33, a century old limekiln and the folklore about Horse Thief Cave.

Witness the spectacular and widely acclaimed F/X Theater production of ‘Jacob’s Choice’, the emotional story of an Old Order Amish family of today facing the challenges of modern life while struggling to preserve 400 years of community, commitment and tradition.”

For more information on daytrips and attractions, see www.visitpa.com, http://www.thingstodo. com/states/PA/index.htm and http://www.familydaysoutusa. com/places-to-go/pennsylvania/, or Google “day trips in Pennsylvania.” Photo credits: respective websites

The Catacombs Restaurant Bube’s Brewery, 102 North Market Street, Mount Joy, PA 17552, (717) 653-2056 http:// www.bubesbrewery.com To dine in The Catacombs descend several stories below the surface of the street in the aging cellars of Bube’s Brewery. A costumed guide will greet you and lead you on a tour of the brewery on your way to dinner.

Quotes from Stephen Wright “Someone told me I was gullible and, guess what ... I believed them.” “All I ask is a chance to prove that money can’t make me happy.” “Someone told me I was gullible and, guess what ... I believed them.” “My weight is perfect for my height -- which varies.”

Lehigh Valley Zoo 5150 Game Preserve Road, Schnecksville PA, (610) 799-4171 http://www.lvzoo.org Located in Schnecksville, PA the Lehigh Valley Zoo is home to more than 250 animals representing 70 species from African Penguins to Zebra. The Zoo was voted Best Family Day Trip in The Morning Call’s Readers’ Choice Awards. You can participate in many special events and activities throughout the summer and autumn months.

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M&H Railroad 136 Brown Street, Middletown, PA 17057, (717) 944-4435 http://www.mhrailroad.com Less than an hour and half from the Lehigh Valley, you can enjoy an 11-mile train ride along the Swatara Creek, while learning the history of the area.

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Stay Home, Be Happy By Jeff Tintle, Lifestyles over 50 Home sweet home. It is no surprise that we don’t like to be away from home for extended periods of time; whether traveling, receiving medical treatment or other circumstances. It is even more daunting to think that one must leave their home forever. With today’s technology and array of services it is possible to remain at home longer. Surprisingly many older adults who live at home are not open to having a caregiver come to the home to provide a little help around the house. This is odd because many families have services ranging from maintaining the lawn to cleaning the house and even personal shopping services. Despite this the older adult views needing help at home as a loss of independence and therefore will refuse or be difficult when asked to consider the idea. The fact is that a little or a lot of assistance will help them maintain their independence and provide a better quality of life. If your aging parents live at home, it’s a difficult subject. The fact is that for their own safety and ability to remain home longer, a little help is needed. If they resist this idea remind them of the potential alternative (moving into institutionalized care) and that we all have services at our home - plumber, carpenter, etc. It is not a question of pride, but a matter of convenience or procuring a service that we ourselves physically cannot do. Home care not only improves the senior’s quality of life, it also provides peace of mind to family members who may not live locally or have the ability to commit the time necessary to address all of the senior’s needs. Like all services, not all companies are the same. Independent Contractor vs. Employee System The management of staff is the key difference between a registry and an agency. Generally homecare and home healthcare agencies employ the workers that are sent into client’s homes while registries do not. The registry matches an independent contractor (also called caregiver) with the client’s needs, refers them to the client and collects a registry fee. The registry is then responsible for ensuring that the caregivers meet all the state regulations prior to referral and on an annual basis. Although the client acts as the supervisor, the registry is available to act on the client’s behalf. Both registries and agencies are licensed by the state of Pennsylvania. Independent contractors are responsible for their own taxes and insurance but the registry should carry liability insurance. Any agency that operates under an employee system also matches caregivers to the client’s needs, but is the supervisor of record. The client pays the agency which then pays the employee and is responsible for all payroll taxes and reporting. These agency’s also offer continued support to the client and should carry liability insurance. Registries and staffing agencies can sometimes be reimbursed by long-term care insurance, Medicaid and private pay. These agencies use Lifestyles over 50 •



caregivers that have a variety of skills from companions and personal care aides to certified nursing assistance and nurses. Medical vs. Non-medical A non-medical home care agency is generally an agency that provides home care services which are not considered to be skilled care. These agencies provide what is termed nonskilled supportive custodial care that is supplied by home health aides, certified nursing assistants (CNAs) and also noncertified nurse aides, homemakers, and companions. These greatly needed services range from housekeeping and companion care to assistance with personal care such as bathing, dressing, toileting, meal preparation and medication reminders. Unskilled care is not reimbursable under Medicare and therefore is paid for privately or, in some cases, by private long-term care insurance. A physician’s order is not required as the need for care is not deemed medically necessary and patient homebound status not required. A professionally authorized and monitored care plan is unnecessary. These private pay agencies are licensed under authority of each state but licensure requirements and regulations vary widely from state to state unlike federally regulated Medicare certified home health agencies. Most agencies employ their workers, do background checks and manage payroll and taxes. Most of these agencies professionally supervise and monitor the client to ensure the care requested is being provided and to update the client’s needs as they change. Non-medical home care agencies play an undeniably large role filling gaps in home care services not covered under skilled care. Un-skilled home care services such as personal care assistance or other cooking and cleaning help is often what may be needed most by many individuals in order to remain in their homes. For questions to ask homecare companies, visit lifestylesover50.com and click the article link “10 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Home Care Provider”. If you are considering homecare for your loved one, Lifestyles over 50 offers a list of local companies. Lifestyles over 50 does not endorse any homecare company and encourages you to perform due diligence in selecting providers.

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The Value of Caring for Adult Family Members by Pat Nemetch, Caring Solutions for Seniors and Families

A new report by AARP’s Public Policy Institute confirmed what anyone who helps take care of an older loved one at home already knows: that it’s a significant commitment in terms

complex chronic care needs. Family caregiving has been shown to help delay or prevent the use of nursing home care.

of time and energy. In fact, AARP estimates that the economic value of caring for adult family members, partners or friends who suffered with chronic conditions or disabilities in Pennsylvania was nearly $20 billion in 2009.

There is also growing recognition of the value of family members to the delivery of health care, and the ways in which families influence health care decisions, treatments and outcomes.

Nationwide, the value of unpaid care totaled an estimated $450 billion – more than the total 2009 sales of Wal-Mart. The report finds that the “average” caregiver is a 49-year old woman who works outside of the home and spends nearly 20 hours per week providing unpaid care to her mother over the course of nearly five years. Almost two-thirds of family caregivers are women and more than 8 in 10 are caring for a relative or friend age 50 or older.

While I like to encourage readers to spend the warmer months outside, it’s been so hot that you really have to be careful when you go out -- no matter how old you are. Be sure to drink plenty of liquids and take advantage of air conditioning during the heat of the day. Also try to check in with an elderly friend or relative to make sure they have everything they need to keep cool when the temperatures soar.

The state’s 2.7 million family caregivers may not even see themselves as health care providers. But the meals fixed for Mom and Dad, the visits to the doctor – all of that long-term care assistance would cost nearly $20 billion in Pennsylvania each year if someone had to be hired to do it.

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What’s more, the level of care being provided at home is increasingly complex. The impact of shorter hospital stays and advances in home-based medical technologies plays out in the health tasks that family caregivers often carry out – including bandaging and wound care, tube feedings, managing catheters, giving injections or operating medical equipment.

At a Car Dealership: “The best way to get back on your feet - miss a car payment.” ************************** Outside a Car Exhaust Store: “No appointment necessary. We hear you coming.” ************************** In a Vets waiting room: “Be back in 5 minutes. Sit! Stay!” ************************** In a Restaurant window: “Don’t stand there and be hungry; come on in and get fed up.” ************************** In the front yard of a funeral home: “Drive carefully. We’ll wait.” ************************** And don’t forget the sign at a radiator shop: “Best place in town to take a leak.” ********************** Sign on the back of yet another septic tank truck: “Caution - This tanker is full of political promises”

This new level of care, which the report calls the “new normal,” takes an increasing toll on the caregiver. Those who take on the role of caregiver often risk stress, depression, physical health problems, social isolation, competing demands and financial hardship. In fact, many caregivers are hidden patients themselves and may need help to address the negative impact of their loved one’s illness or disability. The research shows that helping care for a sick loved one exacts a steep emotional toll. When you’re caring for others, it’s critical that you first take care of yourself. By not doing so, you put yourself at risk of exhaustion, health problems and even total burnout. The report reinforces that family caregivers are an essential part of the workforce to maintain the health and long-term care of a growing number of people with

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7 Tips to be Active and Happy when You Retire by Connie Challingsworth

Art Villafane, Lifestyles over 50

Harry Emerson Fosdick said “Don’t 1. If you’re driving down the interstate try to avoid the exits simply retire from something; have that have just one or two gas stations. Save at exits with something to retire to.” Retirement is a time three or more, as competition helps drive down prices. when you are able to do more than ever. If 2. The most expensive places to buy snacks and toiletries you retire at 65, trends show you can have when traveling are the convenience stores attached to 20-30 years of retirement. Time is on your roadside gas stations. side and it’s up to you to live a full and active life. What can you do so that you can 3. Don’t make sudden stops and starts, drive with the airconditioning on or with all the windows down. look forward to each new day? . Gas stations nearest airports and car-rental agencies 1. Have financial health: Health and money go hand in hand charge the highest rates. Save several dollars on a full during a person’s retirement. The point is to have sufficient tank of gas by filling up well away (but not too far) from retirement funds and live within your budget. Maintain the airport. good health to avoid large medical expenses. If you need . Combine trips (i.e. stop at the grocery store on the way help planning your finances, seek a qualified financial home from the beach). planner. It’s not about how much money you have, but . Ride a bike to the park and other short trips. about using it wisely. 7. Use a GPS to save time and gas. 8. Keep your tires inflated properly. 2. Have health and wellness: Health is the most critical issue 9. Slow down. Higher speeds use up more gas. as you age. Be fit and active by exercising, even if it’s just taking a walk in the park. Eat nutritiously, get enough rest 10. Going with friends? Don’t drive separately. Car pooling will save everyone money. and visit your doctor regularly. 3. Have interests: What do you love to do but you have not had time to do until now? Doing something which interests you will be a fulfilling way to spend your time. It could be a hobby, a new career or volunteering. Now is your opportunity! . Have a positive attitude: A positive attitude as you get older is an important mindset. When you think young, you will be young at heart. Be cheerful, joyful and hopeful. . Have positive friendships: Spend time with people you enjoy and not those who drain your energy. Don’t spend all your time with people in your age group. Join younger people and be influenced by their youthfulness and vitality. There is a Swedish proverb that says, “Friendship doubles our joy and divides our grief.”

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. Have gratitude: Peace of mind is being thankful and appreciative of what you have and not what you don’t have. Accept those things that you cannot change and be flexible to make changes which are inevitable. 7. Continue Learning: One critical area of life is to never stop learning. Be curious and inquisitive to explore new things and enrich your mind. Learning is for growth and self-development and to feel young again. Henry Ford said, “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at 20 or 80.”

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The World Series is broadcast in color for the first time. NY Giants defeat Cleveland (4-0). Robert Joffrey Ballet debuts. Sports Illustrated is born! French colonial rule in Vietnam weakens when Viet Minh rebels take Dien Bien Phu. Vietnam is divided into northern and southern regions. Brown v. Board of Education. Landmark school desegregation case. Senator Joseph McCarthy accelerates his anti-Communist witch hunt with the nationally televised Army-McCarthy Hearings and is formally censured by Congress. Sun Myung Moon founds the Unification Church. Ray Kroc gets his first look at the original McDonalds! M&M’s Peanut Chocolate Candies were introduced. Also, the universally loved M&M’s Brand Characters and the famous slogan, “The milk chocolate melts in your mouth, not in your hand,” slogan debuted. The Butterball brand and the self-basting turkey are introduced. J. R. R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings is published. Elvis Presley makes his first record. Ellis Island, the immigration station in NY Harbor, is closed. Between 1892 and 1954, 12 million immigrants were processed at Ellis Island. The first nuclear submarine, The Nautilus, is launched. Bazooka Joe comics were first introduced. A revolution in an aluminum tray: The TV Dinner. Play Doh invented. President Eisenhower introduces the phrase “under God” into the Pledge of Allegiance, changing the phrase “one nation, indivisible,” to “one nation, under God, indivisible.” Dr. Roger Bannister of England becomes the first person to run a mile in less than four minutes on May 6. His time is 3 minutes, 59.4 seconds. “Let’s Eat Right to Keep Fit” by Adele Davis, was an early entry into the health food movement.

1. I Love Lucy 2. The Jackie Gleason Show 3. Dragnet . You Bet Your Life . The Toast of the Town . Disneyland 7. The Chevy Show (Bob Hope) 8. The Jack Benny Show 9. The Martha Raye Show 10. The George Gobel Show

Top Ten Movies 1954 1. Rear Window 2. 3. . . .

Sabrina Dial M for Murdeer On The Waterfront The Caine Mutiny 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea 7. A Star Is Bron 8. The Barefoot Contessa 9. The Country Girl 10. White Christmas

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Most of us would be surprised to know Bing’s real name: Harry Lillis Crosby. His soft, pleasant baritone was the source of over a half billion records. He was a multi-talented entertainer with success in music, radio and motion pictures. His laid-back style of singing influenced many other stars, including Perry Como, Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra. He was one half of the famous duo, along with Bob Hope, of the “Road to” musical comedies. Bing is probably best know for his recording of “White Christmas”. This staple of Christmas caroles has probably been sung by everyone at least once in their lives.

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Natalie Wood began acting at the age of 4 and had a very successful career for almost 4 decades. She was a well known child actress and was one of the few to ever cross over to fame as an adult actress. She garnered an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her role opposite James Dean in Rebel Without a Cause. She also was nominated for her roles in Splendor in the Grass and Love with the Proper Stranger. Her romance and eventual marriage (twice) to Robert Wagner was the stuff of Hollywood legend. They remained married until her untimely death in 1981. Trivia: Natalie Wood turned down the role of Bonnie in the blockbuster film Bonnie and Clyde.

Questions about the 1950’s.

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There is a venue for independently produced films, there is a concert facility that is used for many types of music. The well-known Banana Factory is part of ArtsQuest. There are demonstrations, seminars and hands-on fun for children of all ages. There are food vendors throughout the grounds and rest facilities for everyone. Starting this year ArtsQuest will be one of the venues for Musikfest. I was very much impressed with the ArtsQuest complex. I spent a Sunday afternoon there with my family. We brought chairs to sit out on the grass and enjoyed a wonderful music concert at the Levitt Pavilion. It is a modern building that stands in stark contrast to the steel stacks that form a backdrop for the concert stage.

There is a great venue for the arts, film and music. It is literally in the heart of the old Bethlehem Steel complex. In fact it is located in front of the steel stacks that are still in place there.

Bring the family to ArtsQuest. Go to its website (www. artsquest.org) for event and ticket information. Take addvantage of some of the free concerts and events.

It is called ArtsQuest and includes a number of buildings and facilities all of which offer great entertainment for the whole family. I toured the new ArtsQuest complex with Mark Demko, Director of Editorial Services. Mark gave an in-depth background of the venues that are now part of the ArtsQuest complex. According to its website (www. artsquest.org): “The ArtsQuest™ Center at SteelStacks™ is a four-story, contemporary performing arts center and cultural campus with three outdoor performance venues that will bring local, regional and national artistic, musical and cinematic performances to the Lehigh Valley 365 days a year”. There are free concerts on Wednesday through Sunday during July to September.

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• The bulls-eye on a dartboard must be 5 feet 8 inches off the ground. • The doorbell was invented in 1831. • The electric shaver was patented on November 6, 1928. • Japan is the largest exporter of frog’s legs. • There are seven points on the Statue of Liberty’s crown. • The first Lifesaver flavor was peppermint. • The typical American eats 263 eggs a year. • The parking meter was invented by C.C. Magee in 1935. • The oldest known vegetable is the pea. • Jack is the most common name in nursery rhymes. • The avocado has the most calories of any fruit. • The first zoo in the USA was in Philadelphia. • France has the highest per capita consumption of cheese. • A notch in a tree will remain the same distance from the ground as the tree grows. • Europeans in the Middle Ages used to call coffee the “Arabic Wine” . • Honeybees have hair on their eyes. • The shortest English word that contains the letters A, B, C, D, E, and F is “feedback.”

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Locals in Japan might also get offended if you leave a tip. The largest pumpkin weighed 377 pounds. The largest cabbage weighed 144 pounds. Pinocchio was made of pine. A quarter has 119 grooves around the edge. Cranberry Jell-0 is the only kind that contains real fruit. New Jersey has a spoon museum with over 5,400 spoons from almost all the states. There was once a town in West Virginia called “6.” Napoleon made his battle plans in a sandbox. Roman Emperor Caligula made his horse a senator. (He actually tried to make his horse, Incitatus, a consul and a priest) The green stuff on the occasional freak potato chip is chlorophyll. Neil Armstrong stepped on the moon with his left foot first. The Eiffel Tower has 2,500,000 rivets in it. “Jaws” is the most common name for a goldfish. On an average work day, a typist’s fingers travel 12.6 miles. Ten tons of space dust falls on the Earth every day. On average, a 4-year-old child asks 437 questions a day. Blue and white are the most common school colors. Swimming pools in Phoenix, Arizona, pick up 20 pounds of dust a year. In a normal lifetime an American will eat 200 pounds of peanuts and 10,000 pounds of meat. A new book is published every 13 minutes in America. America’s best selling ice cream flavor is vanilla. Every year the sun loses 360 million tons. Because of Animal Crackers, many kids until they reach the age of ten, believe a bear is as tall as a giraffe. The Gulf Stream could carry a message in a bottle at an average of 4 miles per hour.

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“Please Continue to Hold” by Alan Allegra

Tinny, distorted music, occasionally punctuated by an annoying voice. Does this remind you of your transistorized AM Radio Shack Flavoradio®? Then you’re in my age bracket. Actually, I’m talking about being “on hold.” I deal with many vendors during the week, meaning I hear those magic words, “Please continue to hold,” just as many times. Most of the time, that means help is on the way. Sometimes, it means a silent disconnect. Occasionally, I get impatient and hang up. It can be hard to continue to hold. Are you a miserable person? I don’t mean a crabface or boor; I mean a person wallowing in misery or sorrow. Perhaps your health is failing, or your job is boring, or your family or friends have let you down, and the future looks bleak. You’re looking for customer service but it seems no one is answering. The answer is, “Please continue to hold.” Job sunk deeper into sorrow than any of us ever will. Despite being a faithful worshiper of God, he lost his children, servants, income, and health, all in one day. He was humiliated and harassed by his wife and friends. His words have become classic: “Though He slay me, yet will I trust Him. Even so, I will defend my own ways before Him” (Job 13:15). Job did not hang up; he continued to pursue God, and did not let go of Him. He knew help was on the way.

Psalm 88 is a Psalm of Lamentation. It is unusual in that it does not end on a happy note. It is the searing cry of a despondent heart. The main character questions and accuses God for 18 verses, yet never lets go of Him. He hears silence on the other end of the line, but knows in his heart that God has not disconnected the call. Psalm 66 is a counterpoint to Psalm 88. It’s the reaction of the believer when God finally picks up the line. The psalmist’s joy is unrestrained as he recounts how the Lord heard his prayer after a season of trouble. During this period of being on hold, the writer promised to serve God by faith: “I will come into your house with burnt offerings; I will perform my vows to you, that which my lips uttered and my mouth promised when I was in trouble” (Psalm 66:13, 14).

Unlike the stale magazines in the doctor’s waiting room, God’s Word is alive and ever relevant. It makes the best read when we’re in God’s waiting room (Psalm 25:4, 5).Listen to James: “Behold, we consider those blessed who remained steadfast. You have heard of the steadfastness of Job, and you have seen the purpose of the Lord, how the Lord is compassionate and merciful” (James 5:11). Hear Paul: “For whatever things We must understand that God’s clock is an entirely different make from were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience ours. His runs on Eternal Standard and comfort of the Scriptures might have Time: “With the Lord one day is as a hope” (Romans 15:4). thousand years, and a thousand years as one day” (2 Peter 3:8). This simply We have hundreds of true stories means that, when it seems we’ve been and trustworthy promises in the bible. waiting on hold for an eternity, the Eternal One has been moving along at Reading about how others endured trials and saw the salvation of the Lord will help His perfect pace in perfect peace, not us continue to hold. In the meantime, unmindful of our situation. enjoy the music!

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can be overwhelming and at times frustrating for a caregiver dealing with the responsibility of managing medications and traveling to the pharmacy several times each month. PatientFirst is not only designed to help patients, but also their caregivers. This program can assist patients and their caregivers by taking care of the busy work so that patients can focus on the most important part - taking their medications. One of our PatientFirst customers remarked “Your program is so helpful! I wouldn’t go anywhere else!” Hartzell’s Pharmacy can call whomever is managing the medications even if they are out of the area, but deliver directly to the patient. The research from a recent national study showed patients that chose this type of program consistently took their medications on time, allowing them to more effectively manage their medications. Let PatientFirst at Hartzell’s Pharmacy be your professional organizer to help manage your medications and simplify your life!

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Can Music Really Heal? by Javier Ramon Brito

Can music really heal? What exactly does it mean to heal with music? Can music foster your personal well-being, health, personal growth, inner healing, joy and spiritual awareness? - Certainly. Let’s see why and in which cases. The term “spiritual” means connecting to the source. Music that connects you to the source is spiritual music. Connecting to the source means also healing. Healing is making something whole, returning it to its natural harmonious state, in alignment with the source. The source is energy. Energy is vibration. Vibration is sound. Harmonic sounds are music. Music is the Soul’s Language Music speaks to the soul because it is the soul’s language. It transcends the limitations of the rational mind. Ludwig van Beethoven said that “Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy. To connect to the source you need to transcend and leave behind the rational mind and to unleash your intuition. Music without linguistically spoken words activates the intuitive side of the brain, facilitating this process. When Albert Einstein was asked about his theory of relativity, he said: “It occurred to me by intuition, and music was the driving force behind that intuition. My discovery was the result of musical perception.” Music is a Powerful Tool for Transformation and Healing So what does it mean to heal with music? For most people, healing music is synonymous with relaxation music. For others it also involves uplifting music, when stimulation is needed. For some, it also means inspiring or inspirational music. But the spiritual, healing power of music goes far beyond that. There was a time where music and healing were part of the same, as it is documented in all ancient traditions. In our modern society we are just rediscovering this truth, assisted by the current shift in universal consciousness. We Live in a Holistic, Musical Universe The movements of the planets can be transposed into audible sounds and rhythms, as Hans Cousto has demonstrated. The Earth, the Sun, the Moon and all our planets have specific musical tones and frequencies. And, as

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Barbara Hero’s research has demonstrated, not only the orbits and spins of our planets, but also the Chakra energy centers of our bodies and each of the different organs of our bodies have specific musical notes at specific frequencies. Our vertebrae respond also to specific musical notes at specific frequencies, as Dr. June Leslie Wieder’s work has demonstrated. And in the collective universal symphony of wellness, health and prosperity, everyone has also their own personal music scale, as part of their own individual uniqueness in the cosmos. To really heal with music, all the above scientific evidence must be taken into account. Music and sound, scientifically and intuitively used, can align the frequencies in people’s bodies, minds and souls. As Dr. John Diamond states: “To me, as to Pythagoras, music is not merely entertainment or amusement... but therapy... for actuating... the healing power that exists within us all: Life Energy.” In order to heal with music, it is possible to identify and restore the missing musical tones in people’s systems. Tones relate to meridians and organs of the human body. And those meridians and organs relate also to very specific emotions. Harmony can be restored with the appropriate use of music and sound to produce healing. This is the beautiful holistic power of music reconnecting you to the source and returning you to your natural harmonious state, in alignment with the source. This is to heal with music. And alignment with the source is the essence of spiritual music, which is also your soul’s prayer. The prayer that aims at attaining the highest joy of all: spiritual joy. Javier Ramon Brito is a musician, composer, music healer and expert in holistic disciplines. Visit his blog at http:// www.personal-growth-can-be-fun.com/ for tips on selfimprovement, personal growth, spiritual healing, wellness and holistic resources, and his official music website at http:// www.musicbrito.com/ to listen, download or license his healing music. Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Javier_ Ramon_Brito, Article Source: http://EzineArticles. com/3653503

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Band Concerts in August ALBURTIS Aug. 6: Majestics Aug. 7: Outlaws — Crazy Elmer Aug. 13: Arizona Ramblers Aug. 14: Blue Grass Jammin Day: Forgotten Mountain Boys and Heavy Traffic Aug. 20: Bill Murray (Elvis) Aug. 21: Country Rhythm Aug. 27: Southern Comfort Aug. 28: Jesse Wade and Happy Jack ALLENTOWN West Park, 16th and Turner streets, 7:30 p.m., unless noted Aug. 5: Pioneer Band Aug. 6: Marine Band, Irving Park, 7 p.m. Aug. 7: Marine Band Aug. 12: Municipal Band Aug. 13: Allentown Band, Arts Park, 7 p.m. Aug. 14: Allentown Band Aug. 19: Marine Band Aug. 19: Royalaires, Dancing Under the Stars, Cedar Beach, 8 p.m. Aug. 20: Pioneer Band, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 21: Allentown Band Aug. 26: Royalaires, Dancing Under the Stars, Cedar Beach, 8 p.m. Aug. 27: Marine Band, Daddona Terrace, 7 p.m. BETHLEHEM Rose Garden, Union Boulevard, 7:30 p.m., unless noted Aug. 5: Bethlehem Municipal Band Aug. 7: American Legion Band Aug. 12: Vince Pettinelli Orchestra Aug. 14: Allentown Municipal Band Aug. 19: American Legion Band Aug. 20: Dave Neith Orchestra Aug. 21: Bethlehem Municipal Band Aug. 26: American Legion Band Aug. 28: Vince Pettinelli Orchestra COPLAY Coplay Community Park, Second and Kieffer Sts. Aug. 26: School Of Rock, Bank Street Band, 8-10 p.m. Aug. 27: Karaoke Finals (Qualifiers from 8-week competition event) 1:30 p.m. Aug. 27: Lucky 7 Band, 6-10 p.m. Aug. 28: Johnny Dee and His Polka Band, 1-4:30 Aug. 28: The Aardvarks, 6:30-10 p.m. EASTON CENTRE SQUARE Centre Square, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 26: Doug Hawk Proposition EASTON Riverside Park, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Aug. 5: Grey Sky Turn Easton School of Rock Street Band EMMAUS Community Park Arts Pavilion, 1401 Shimersville Road.

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6 p.m. unless noted. Aug. 7: Macungie Band Aug. 14: Pioneer Band Aug. 21: Red Hill Band Aug. 28: Crazy Heart HELLERTOWN Dimmick Park, Durham Street. Preshow 5:30 p.m.; main act, 7 p.m. Aug. 14: Main, Chico's Vibe. NORTH CATASAUQUA North Catasauqua Park, Grove Street, 7 p.m. Aug. 8: Easton Band, rain date Aug. 9 Aug. 19: Steel Drums ONTELAUNEE PARK Route 143, New Tripoli. Rain date: following day. Aug. 6: The Allentown Band, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 13: Friar's Point, 6 p.m. PALMERTON Borough Park, 7 p.m. Rain location: Borough Hall, 443 Delaware Ave. Aug. 7: Hazleton Band Aug. 14: Palmerton Band PEN ARGYL Weona Park, 6 p.m. Aug. 7: Inch and the Echoes Aug. 21: Nazareth Municipal Band PPL PLAZA Ninth and Hamilton streets, Allentown, 11:45 a.m. Rain location: Sangria Restaurant. Aug. 4: Dave Fry Aug. 11: Mike Dugan Aug. 18: Muhlenberg College "Ten Tiny Dances" Aug. 25: Two-Part Invention QUAKERTOWN Memorial Park, 701 W. Mill St. Rain date: next day. 6:308:30 p.m. Aug. 7: Daisy Jug Band Aug. 14: Quakertown Band TAMAQUA Tamaqua Train Station, 18 N. Railroad St., 6 p.m. Aug. 11: Wildcat Aug. 25: Lizard Creek UNION UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Neffs Church Grove, 5550 Route 873, Neffs Aug. 26: Bryant Brothers Band, 7-10 p.m. Aug. 27: Groovitude, 4-6:30 p.m.; Craig Thatcher Band, 7-10 p.m. UPPER SAUCON TOWNSHIP Township Park, Preston Lane, Center Valley, 7 p.m. Aug. 11: Scott McKenna WIND GAP Wind Gap Borough Park, Third and Lehigh streets, 6 p.m. Aug. 14: Desire Aug. 28: The Daisy Jug Band

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Do you think of yourself as a people person” wanting to make a difference in someone’s life? Have skills and talents that you want to use to “give back”? Compassionate Care wants you. We have a variety of volunteer opportunities with a training and support program to help you put your talents to good use. Loretta Kistler 888-680-6650 or email lkistler@cchnet.net Project Lifesaver Volunteer - need someone with good organizational and good computer skills (Word, Outlook) Would work with sheriff’s dept., families and organizations, Commitment of 1 year. debbiegralicki@lehighcounty.org

Social & Support Groups Not all groups listed meet during the summer months. Please be sure to check by first calling the phone number listed. Tues Aug 2 12PM Lower Macungie Seniors. Lower Macungie Ctr 610395-0782. Tues, Aug 2, 6 pm. Whitehall

Do you have old classic records that you want to sell? Call Julius Vitali of VINYLALLY HEAR at

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Senior Grp. Dinner, entertain, Whitehall HS Cafeteria $3. 610264-3721. Aug 2 & 16 Lower Macungie Township Seniors, Lower Macungie Twsp. Comm. Ctr. Brookside Rd. Emmaus Garden Club Tues, Aug 2: annual covered-dish social at Faith Presbyterian Church, corners of North 2nd and Cherokee Sts. 12:30pm.Events include member plant exchange and gently used container silent-auction. 610 928 3713. Wed, Aug 3 LV Vegetarians. Quaker Meeting House Rt. 512 half mile N. of Rt. 22 Twnshp. Pot luck dinner. 6pm. $3.50 610-7098984 Wed, Aug 3 1 pm. Macungie Seniors, Macungie Fire Company. Ruth, 610-965-9584. Thurs, Aug 4 AARP Chapter 4150 at Lower Macungie Twsp. Comm. Ctr. Brookside Rd. Thurs, Aug 4 7PM Lower Milford Twnshp Fire Co. 1601 Limeport Pike, spaghetti dinner adults $7 children $4 salad bar, dessert. Sat, Aug 6 10:30AM Enjoy gardening, interested in peace issues? Jordan United Church of Christ, Rt 309 and Walbert Ave, Allentown, dedicated peace garden, custom peace sculpture, peace pole, worship areas, biblical plant & children’s bed, gazebo, swing, trails. Sat, Aug 6 Bethlehem Garden Club, share garden tips with local pros and hobbyists 610-838-1482. Tues, Aug 9 & 23 Lower Lehigh Lions Club. Macungie Fire Co. Walnut St. Tues, Aug 9 1pm, St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 5th & Chestnut Sts, Emmaus. Emmaus Garden Club, Sandi 610.965.2062. Tues, Aug 9 7-8:30 pm. Prayer & Share Together for emotional wholeness, women’s support group

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struggling, or have family, struggling with depression, bi-polar, etc. Asbury Methodist Church, Allentown. Linda 610-395-8756. Tues, Aug 9 8:30 AM Lehigh Co. TRIAD free continental breakfast. Green Meadows of Allentown. 610967-5454. Wed, Aug 17 LV Military Affairs Council – Saucon Manor in Hellertown. 12-1:30pm, 484-7880196, info@lvmac.org, or www. lvmac.org for info. Thur, Aug 11 7pm. LV Brain Injury Support Group - Good Shepherd Health & Tech Center, 850 S. Fifth Street, Allentown. Thur, Aug 11 12PM Caregivers & Professionals Network Group. Country Meadows of Allentown, Bldg 3, 610-395-7160 Fri, Aug 12 10 am. People Meeting People Club, Senior Social Group. Fellowship Hall, Asbury United Methodist Church. Mon, Aug 8 7-8:30 pm. pray & share together for emotional wholeness, women’s support group struggling, or have family struggling with depression, bi-polar, etc. Ebenezer Bible Fellowship, Bethlehem. Linda 610-395-8756. Pet Grief Support Group. Meetings twice a month, 6:30-8:00PM. For West Allentown group call Maureen 610-437-6660, for Bethlehem group call Joanne 610-865-0110. St. John’s Friendly Fifties, Mon Aug 8, 1PM in gym, 1343 Newport Avenue, Northampton. Tue, Aug 23 LV Parkinson’s Support Group, Gerry Haines. Banko Bldg. 10-12PM. Wed Aug 24 Men of Retirement Age Club 1-2;30pm, Advent Moravian Church, 3730 Jacksonville Rd, Hanover. LV Chapter 1371 National Active and Retired Federal Employees Thurs, Aug 25 St. Peters Lutheren Church community room, 1933 Hanover Ave., Allentown, 12PM

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lunch. Presentation: Annemarie O’Neill, Senior Seminars, “Everyone wants your nest egg. Keep your mitts off my money”. Brief biz session concludes meeting. Current and former Fed workers invited. 1st timers and those wanting lunch ($7.50) call Ken 610-837-7246 before Sat, Aug 20. If just attending program arrive at 12:45 pm. Info: 610-231-0237 Mondays 10 and 1. “Loving Hands Quilting Circle”. Country Meadows. Allentown, Buildings 3 & 1, 610-395-7160. Mondays 11:30-2. JCC, Allentown Friendship Circle. Open to 50 and over. Programs and lunch. Ruth 610-865-3646, 1 week in advance. Tuesdays, 1 pm. Trexlertown Area Senior Group. Trexlertown Fire Co. 610-395-5316. Tuesdays 1:30-4:30. Palmer Senior Group, meet seniors, play cards, share good times. Charles Chrin Community Ctr Palmer Township 610-252-2098 palmercommunitycenter.org Wednesdays noon. Fogelsville Senior Group at Fire Company. Amelia, 610-395-2224. Wednesday 1pm St. Stevens Church Franklin & Turner St. Allentown. Cards, bingo & refreshments. Thursdays at 12. Schnecksville Senior Citizen Group. Peg 610-3958667 Schnecksville Fire Co. Fridays 1 pm. Emmaus Senior Group, St. John’s Lutheran Church, Emmaus. Erma 610-966-2299.

Exercise Bethlehem YMCA. SilverSneakers 1 M/T/W 10:45AM M/W 3PM. SilverSneakers 2 T 8:30AM & F 10:30AM, YogaStretch Th 10:45 AM Sat 8AM, SilverSplash T/Th 9:15am Sat 8:15AM. Suburban Family YMCA. Adult aquatics classes: 610-867-7588. Silver Sneakers I: Mon, Tues, Thurs at 9:00am,Thurs: 10:00am. Silver Sneakers II Mon 10:00am, Fri: 10:00am Silver Sneakers YogaStretch- Wed: 10am. Allentown YMCA & YWCA Senior


YMCA - Easton, P’burg & Vicinity. Silver Sneakers Cardio Mon1pm Tues 11am, Wed. & Fri. 12pm Silver Sneakers 1 Tues. & Thurs. 12:30pm. Silver Sneakers Yoga Wed. 12:50pm. Low Impact Aerobics Tues. & Thurs. 8am. Aqua Aerobics M-F 9:15am, Tues. & Thurs. 7:00pm. Arthritis Aquatics M-W-F 10:30am, Tues. & Thurs. 1:00pm www.familyymca.org Arthritis Aquatics M-W-F 11:0011:45 AM or 11:45-12:30PM. 3rd St. Alliance for Women & Children. Month:$38 drop-in: $6, more programs, memberships available. 610-258-6271. Aqua Pilates, Arthritis Aquatics, Aqua Aerobics. Rodale Aquatic Ctr Allentown 610606-4670. Tai Chi and Qigong classes in LV, experienced instructor, reasonable rates. Hilary Smith, RN 610-7516090 or smith.hilarym@gmail.com

Dances Wed Dances Lehigh County Senior Ctr: 1-4 pm. 1st & 3rd Wed of month. $7.00 pp includes refreshments. 610-437-3700 www. lehighseniors.org. Sat. Eve Dance Lehigh County Senior Ctr: 8-11 pm. $7.00 pp. 610-437-3700. Wed 7:30. N. Penn Elks Club, Colmar, Pa West Coast Swing. Third Fridays Peppermint Dance Club. Church on the Mall, Plymouth Meeting. peppermintdanceclub.com

Charles Chrin Comm Center 4100 Green Pond Rd. Palmer. Sat. Night Dance Apr 30 8-11pm,$10, King Henry & The Showmen. 610-2522098 Allentown Area Swing Dance. Fearless Fire Co. 1221 S Front St. 610-390-7550. $9 includes lesson 7pm - 8:30, no partner needed. Aug 2 & 9 Hustle, Aug 16 Country 2 Step, 23 & 30 East Coast Swing www. allentownswingdance.org Check for semi private lessons.

Bingo Mon & Thurs 7 PM. Memorial Hall, Liberty Fire Co. Stockertown. 610759-6811 Wed 5PM game at 6:45PM Volunteer Fire Co Fogelsville Ladies Auxiliary Cash Prizes 610-395-5479 Wed 6PM game and 7PM Lehigh County Senior Ctr. Free coffee and snacks. $15 includes 4 double cards & 1 pack of specials.610-437-3700

Classes and Lectures Seniors Who Wish to Re-Enter Workforce. Lehigh County Senior Ctr 1633 Elm St. Allentown, computer classes limited to 8. Basic Computer I & II, Digital Camera, Digital Photos, Intro to Internet. Classes at center and Whitehall Library. 8- 1.5 hr. classes $40 members $80 nonmembers. Membership $20. 610-437-3700 or dndod@aol.com.

Community Events . Alz. Caregiver Support Groups: Live, Love, Learn (special grp. for memory impaired and loved ones), 2nd Tues of month Sacred Heart Hosp, 4:30PM2nd floor.

Third Friday – Easton Dance Party at Third St. Alliance, N. 3rd St., Easton. 610-330-9950. Ballroom Dance Sundays at Fearless Fire Company in Allentown, Carol 610-398-8312 schedule and info.

Bangor Area High School Class of 1986 established Gary Moffett Memorial Scholarship in memory of deceased classmates. $500 award given to senior who exemplifies leadership, service, character and scholastic achievement. Lisa 215-997-2141, ljupright@msn.com.

Ballroom on High, Swing, www. swingkat.com

Phoebe’s Alzheimer’s Association Support Group 3 to 4:30 PM 3rd

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Wed of month, Phoebe Terrace, 1940 Turner St, Allentown. Group provides a time for people who have loved ones with Alzheimer’s Disease or other related dementias to come together and support one another. Further info 610-794-5273.

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2nd Wed 5:30 pm Arden Courts 5151 Hamilton Blvd. Allentown 3rd Mon 1:00 pm Arden Courts 5151 Hamilton Blvd. Allentown 3rd Sat @ 3:15pm 410 Krocks Rd. Country Meadows Allentown Phoebe’s Connecting Hearts 3rd Wed 3:00pm Phoebe Terrace Geriatric Care Management has 1925 Turner St. Allentown new service featuring at-home 2nd Wed 5:30 pm Sarah Care personalized coaching to make Adult Day Care 7010 Snow Drift dementia-related caregiving more Rd. Allentown manageable. Topics include: 1st Thurs 1:00pm St. Andrew’s Dementia Overview, Eating Church 1900 Pennsylvania Ave. Difficulties, Activities of Daily Allentown Living, Home Safety and Mobility, 3rd Thurs 4:30 Westminster Medication Management, Village 2156 Hanover St. Instrumental Activities of Daily Allentown Living, Physical Behaviors, 3rd Wed 6:30pm Country Expressive Behaviors, Psychological Meadows Living 4005 Green Behaviors, LegalActivities 610-794Pond Rd., Bldg. 4, Bethlehem 5344 or 800-931-7061. 3rd Tues 5:00 pm Kirkland Village 1 Kirkland Village Circle AFC Reverse Mortgage is offering a Bethlehem series of seminars on FHA insured 4th Mon 2:30pm Moravian Home Equity Conversion Mortgage Village 526 Wood St. Bethlehem “HECM” reverse mortgages at Last Monday 6:30 pm Traditions Brookside Country Club, 701 of Hanover 5300 Northgate Dr. Willow Lane, Macungie, 18052. Bethlehem Seminars will be at Noon on the 3rd Wed 1:00 pm Street Alliance third Friday of the month starting 41 North Third St Easton on Friday, June 17, then on Friday 1st Wed 9:30am Moravian July 15, and on Friday August 18. Hall Square 175 W. North St. There is no charge and lunch is Nazareth included. Reserve online at www. afcreversemortgage.com or 610 437 Advertise with us. 7230. American Red Cross has critical blood shortage and issued an appeal for blood donors. Red Cross needs people now more than ever. All types needed especially O negative. 800-RED CROSS (1-800-7332767) or redcrossblood.org.

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