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Encouraging vibrant and healthy living in the greater Lehigh Valley! FREE - Volume 7 - Issue 5 - August 2012

Musikfest, Band Schedules, and other live music in August Runner, Biker, Hiker and Heart Attack Survivor

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Smile, It’s Your Best Feature

From the Editor This time of year is perfect for outdoor activities so we have lots of information and activities for you and your family to enjoy. This is the month of Musikfest so take advantage of this world-renowned festival. Perhaps I’ll run into you in the crowds (well, maybe). My interview this month is with George Lang, a Valley native who really lives an active and vibrant lifestyle. He understands the value of a fit body and mind. Read how he has developed a number of physical activities to keep him healthy. We hope that it can inspire our readers to improve their own health through regular exercise. I also have embarked on a fitness program that I will discuss in a couple of months. This month we provide information on home health care facilities throughout the Lehigh Valley. Home health care can be an affordable and reasonable alternative to institutionalized health care. It can allow our loved ones to stay in their homes longer and receive professional care. Enjoy this month’s issue, we’ll see you next month.

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One Misplaced Letter An Illinois man left the snow-filled streets of Chicago for a vacation in Florida. His wife was on a business trip and was planning to meet him there the next day. When he reached his hotel he decided to send his wife a quick email. Unfortunately, when typing her address, he missed one letter, and his note was directed instead to an elderly preacher’s wife whose husband had passed away only the day before. When the grieving widow checked her email, she took one look at the monitor, let out a piercing scream, and fell to the floor in a dead faint. At the sound, her family rushed into the room and saw this note on the screen: Dearest Wife, Just got checked in. Everything prepared for your arrival tomorrow. P.S. Sure is hot down here. Husband Joke: Harry and Barbara’s marriage has been on the rocks for a while, so when they hear about a marriage seminar being given in their neighborhood they decide to attend. “One of the most important things in marriage”, said the speaker, “is to get to really know your spouse well. For example,” continued the speaker, “How many of you know what’s your wife’s favorite type of flower?” Harry leaned over to Barbara and whispered, “it’s gold medal allpurpose flour isn’t it?”

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by Vicki Bezems, Lifestyles over 50 1. August 1, 15 & 22 Summer Family Movies Series at SteelStacks. This summer, children of all ages are invited to enjoy family movie classics under the stars. Aug. 1: Toy Story Aug. 15: E.T. Aug 22: Smurfs 789 E. First St., Bethlehem. 2. August 3 & 4 Das Awkscht Fescht has been a summer tradition. 3 fun-packed days in the great outdoors. This year, come cruisin’ through 42 acres of fun at the Fescht – and enjoy the great things classic summers are made of. Admission includes all events, shows, and entertainment. 7:30 am - 10 pm.

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5. August 18 & 19 Roasting Ears of Corn Festival. Aztec Fire Dancers, singing, drumming , crafts, food and fun. Museum of Indian Culture, 2825 Fish Hatchery Rd, Allentown. 10 am - 6 pm.

3. August 3-12 (see photo on this page). Musikfest. Each year, thousands of visitors and residents of Pennsylvania make the trip to Bethlehem to participate in a celebration that weaves through a Moravian community that dates back to 1741. Festival visitors are treated to 100’s of free shows over the course of the event. Each night, the festival’s premium stage, Steel Stage, hosts a nationally-known recording artist. These premium concerts, along with select shows at other stages, require paid tickets to gain admission. www.artsquest.org. 4. August 10 World Series of Bicycling brings Olympic action to the Valley Preferred Cycling Center every Friday night this summer. We are pleased to announce the schedule of events for our acclaimed pro race series, now in it’s 37th year. 1151 Mosser Rd, Trexlertown. 7:30 pm.

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Things To Do in the Valley

Delaware River Tubing

Relax on the scenic Delaware River in the beautiful river country for approximately 3 to 4 hours with your family or group. River trips include tubing, rafting, canoeing, and kayaking on the beautiful Delaware River! Every river rental includes an exclusive, free BBQ at “The Famous River Hot Dog Man” while tubing, rafting, kayaking, or canoeing down the river in this exciting river country. http://www.delawarerivertubing.com/

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Bushkill Falls

The “Niagara of Pennsylvania,” Bushkill Falls is among the Keystone State’s most famous scenic attractions. This unique series of eight waterfalls, nestled deep in the wooded Pocono Mountains, is accessible through an excellent network of hiking trails and bridges which afford fabulous views of the falls and the surrounding forest. Bushkill Falls is an easy drive from most anywhere in eastern Pennsylvania, the greater New York Metropolitan Area, southern New York, and all of New Jersey.. http://www.visitbushkillfalls.com/



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Discover Crystal Cave, Pennsylvania’s greatest natural wonder, featuring 45-minute guided underground tours, 125 scenic acres, a large rock shop, gift and souvenir buildings, panning for gemstones, picnic park, and nature trail. A miniature golf course, ice cream parlor, fast food restaurant, and museum are open seasonally. The cave is open daily March 1st through November 30th, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. with extended summer hours. http://www.crystalcavepa.com Photo credits: Crystal Cave - Art Villafane Other photos from the respective websites.


Hawk Mountain Sanctuary

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary is the world’s first refuge for birds of prey and an international center for raptor conservation. The 2,600-acre mountaintop preserve offers incredible scenic overlooks, eight miles of trail, a Visitor Center, native plant garden, and the Acopian Center for Conservational Learning. The Sanctuary offers superb hiking in every season, the chance to see large numbers of hawks, eagles and falcons each autumn, and in spring, the chance to enjoy comfortable weather, Mountain Laurel blooms, and returning songbirds. Please visit us today, or help support our efforts through volunteering or becoming a member or donor today. With your help, the world will gain a greater appreciation for the natural world and conserve birds of prey. http://www.hawkmountain.org/

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MUSIKFEST August 3-12, 2012

by Mark Demko, Director of Editorial Services Sheryl Crow, Joe Cocker, Daughtry, Boston, Goo Goo Dolls

Each August the streets and parks of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania come alive with some of the biggest names in music during the annual musical extravaganza, MusikfestŽ! A tradition for nearly three decades, the festival has grown into one of the largest music events in the nation, attracting up to one million people each year. And while many of these guests come to see the stars, it’s the many musical surprises they discover at the festival that keep them coming back year after year. At Musikfest, you’ll find every musical style imaginable – everything from Bach to bluegrass and rock to reggae with more than 500 performances on 15 stages over 10 days. Two-hundred year old churches, historic parks, performing arts centers and even the town’s former Bethlehem Steel plant all host performances that attract people from near and far. Walk the historic district, beautiful Johnston Park or the brand-new SteelStacks™ arts campus and you’ll find stage after stage teeming with singer-songwriters, bands and even orchestras. The best part? It’s all available at everybody’s favorite price – FREE! That’s right, while main stage concerts require a ticket, there’s no charge to enjoy more than 500 other performances! If nonstop live music isn’t enough to entice you to visit this slice of musical heaven, consider this - Musikfest also features 60 different vendors showcasing a world of great eats, everything from mouth-watering wursts and delicious, local ethnic dishes to decadent desserts like bread pudding in bourbon crème sauce and luscious Belgian waffles piled high with your favorite toppings. There’s also demonstrating artists, art exhibitions and children’s activities galore, plus shopping on historic Main Street, where you’ll find quaint shops, fivestar restaurants and plenty of smiling faces. This summer, we invite you to visit Musikfest in beautiful, historic Bethlehem. It’s only a short drive away to a whole, new world of music just waiting to be explored!

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died to change the scale. Money man Cornelius Vanderbilt was an insomniac and a believer in the occult. He was not able to fall asleep unless each leg of his bed was planted in a dish filled with salt. He felt this kept out the evil spirits. It also kept out the snails, ants, and anyone with high blood pressure. The only president to be head of a labor union was Ronald Reagan. When the Hoovers did not want to be overheard by White House guests, they spoke to each other in Chinese. Theodore Roosevelt was the only U.S. president to deliver an inaugural address without using the word “I”. Abraham Lincoln, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Dwight D. Eisenhower tied for second place, using “I” only once in their inaugural addresses. Paul Cezanne had a parrot who he taught to say, “Cezanne is a great painter.” Muppets creator Jim Henson first created Kermit in 1955 - as a lizard. He was made from Henson’s mother’s coat and two halves of a Ping-Pong ball (no flipper feet or eleven-point collar). A theater manager in Seoul, Korea felt that The Sound of Music was too long, so he shortened it by cutting out all the songs. Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn’t wear pants. In the movie Ghost (Patrick and Demi) when Demi is making something on the pottery wheel her hands are covered in clay. But when her husband comes up behind her to give her a kiss she turns around and they are completely clean.

• Cats often rub up against people and furniture to lay their scent and mark their territory. They do it this way, as opposed to the way dogs do it, because they have scent • glands in their faces. Cats sleep up to 18 hours a day, but never quite as deep as humans. Instead, they fall asleep quickly and wake up • intermittently to check to see if their environment is still safe. • Catnip, or Nepeta cataria, is an herb with nepetalactone in it. Catnip was originally made, using nepetalactone as a natural bug repellant, but roaming cats would rip up the plants before they could be put to their intended task. Sterling silver is not pure silver. Because pure silver is too soft to be used in most tableware it is mixed with copper in the proportion of 92.5 percent silver to 7.5 percent copper. A chip of silicon a quarter-inch square has the capacity of the original 1949 ENIAC computer, which occupied a city block. An ordinary TNT bomb involves atomic reaction, and could be called an atomic bomb. What we call an A-bomb involves nuclear reactions and should be called a nuclear bomb. At a glance, the Celsius scale makes more sense than the Fahrenheit scale You’ll ask yourself why you didn’t move in sooner. When for temperature measuring. But its you move into one of our Communities, you wake to a creator, Anders Celsius, was an oddball scientist. When he first developed his variety of activities and personal support that make each scale, he made freezing 100 degrees day a pleasure. Visit or Call us today - 610.530.8089 and boiling 0 degrees, or upside down. No one dared point this out to him, 1680 Spring Creek Road, Macungie, PA 18062 so fellow scientists waited until Celsius

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Liberal Is Good by Alan Allegra

We have entered an election year, as one enters the midst of a violent thunderstorm. It is difficult to avoid, often overwhelming, and the potential damage is impossible to predict. Talking points blow around like leaves, and political loyalties often snap like weak branches, littering the driveways of the electorate. Political contests are great revealers of men’s souls. Labels become hysterically important in defining one’s political views and perceived benefit or damage to the future of the nation, extending so far as to paint a person as good or evil. The two prominent political labels are Liberal and Conservative. No matter one’s party affiliation, core beliefs tend to distill into one or the other category. Conservatives are generally cautious of change, preferring to stand by proven traditions. Liberals are less narrow, and more generous with new ideas. I hate to disappoint readers who think I am going to endorse one faction over another; that is not my purpose. However, I will maintain that “Liberal is good”—but not in the political sense of “liberal-ism.” It is “liberal-ity,” the character trait of “generosity,” of which I speak. The bible calls us to be liberal with our resources, just as God is liberal with His resources. Deuteronomy 15:14 instructs the ancient slave owner, upon releasing his slave: “Thou shalt furnish him liberally out of thy flock, and out of thy floor, and out of thy winepress: of that wherewith the Lord thy God hath blessed thee thou shalt give unto him.” As God blessed the owner, he blessed the slave.

handbags and hearts: “How that in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded unto the riches of their liberality” (2 Corinthians 8:2). Liberality may seem obviously difficult for those with meager resources, but it can be a battle for those with major reserves as well; so much so that Paul penned 2 Timothy 6:17, 18: “Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy; That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate.” Instead of grasping at gold, the wealthy need to grapple with God and give with gusto. God is not only liberal with material goods; He loves to share His wisdom with us: “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him” (James 1:5). God doesn’t hold back or hold us in contempt when supplying us with anything we need; therefore, we should have the same attitude when meeting the needs of others. When it comes to sharing what little or much God has generously given us, “Liberal is good.”

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AARP Responds to the New Affordable Care Act by Pat Nemetch, President APRN, Member, PA State AARP Long Term Care Committee The recent Supreme Court ruling upholding the Affordable Healthcare Act has been met with controversy from some organizations and, it may contain some line items that not all agree with but one thing is for certain, that for seniors this ruling could not be better. AARP recently released the following regarding the decision: AARP Responds to Supreme Court Ruling on the Affordable Care Act WASHINGTON, DC – AARP is pleased that the Supreme Court found the critically important provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to be constitutional. This landmark legislation is already improving the health and financial security of our members and all Americans. AARP supported this law because it helps many Medicare recipients avoid financially burdensome increases in prescription drug costs by closing the Medicare prescription drug coverage gap, or “doughnut hole.” The ACA also expands the number of people eligible for free preventive and wellness benefits, and cracks down on Medicare fraud, waste and abuse. Finally, for those not yet eligible for Medicare, the ACA will be instrumental in eliminating discriminatory health insurance practices such as exclusions based on pre-existing conditions, and in limiting the use of age rating to charge exorbitant premiums for older Americans. By starting to close the doughnut hole, 5.3 million people with Medicare Part D have saved $3.7 billion since the law was enacted. In the first five months of 2012, 745,000 people with Medicare saved a total of $485.3 million on prescription drugs in the doughnut hole coverage gap for an average of $651 in savings per person this year. Over 32.5 million Americans in Medicare used one or more free preventive services in 2011. And, over 2.2 million people with traditional Medicare benefited from the new Annual Wellness Visit in 2011. We are analyzing the entire decision, including the Medicaid portion of the Supreme Court’s decision, to understand what it means for affordable healthcare coverage moving forward.

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We know that our more than 37 million members, and Americans generally, want to know how these provisions affect them now and moving forward. That is why we developed the AARP Health Law Guide (www.aarp.org/ healthlawguide) and other resources to help Americans understand their benefits now and in the future. “We are pleased that the Supreme Court found the majority of the Affordable Care Act constitutional,” said AARP CEO A. Barry Rand. “We look forward to the continued implementation of this critically important legislation so that millions of Americans can continue to receive the benefits it provides. AARP will continue to be a source of information and support as Americans navigate the benefits of the law.” Please enjoy this last full month of summer, cooler days are ahead.

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Approaching 65? Learn About Medicare Now by Daniel T. Banks, Founder, Lehigh Valley Senior Solutions, The following five questions and answers can be viewed as a general research outline for people when first eligible for Medicare. For more go to www.medicare.gov. 1. When and how do I apply for Medicare? Most people are eligible for Medicare benefits at age 65. If you are collecting social security, in most cases you are automatically enrolled. For beneficiaries not collecting social security, you will need to sign up. You can do that by calling social security at 1-800-772-1213 or sign up on-line at www.ssa.gov. If you are Medicare eligible and continue to receive health insurance through an employer, you have the option to “opt” out of Part B Medicare to avoid paying the Medicare part B premium. When you eventually leave your employer coverage, you are able to pick up Medicare through a “special election” and not be penalized for doing so. It is always a good idea to compare costs and coverage between the employer plan and Medicare to decide the best coverage for you.

Should I get advice from my friends, family or neighbors? It’s very common to get advice from the people you trust who are already on Medicare. I do not discourage this, but advise you get a professional opinion from someone in the industry. What works well for some, may not work well for others. Also, how do you know they did the proper research? 4. Why do I get so much mail and what is important to keep? Medicare supplements, Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare prescription drug plans are marketed and sold. Companies and agents make money when you enroll in their plans. Each company will market their plan as the best available option. Find a broker who represents all options with a multitude of companies. The broker gets paid a commission by any company they represent and are more likely to work for you, not the insurance company. You will not pay extra for their services and you will have a real live person to call for service when you have questions in the future.

2. I signed up for Medicare A and B, do I need a supplement? Medicare covers about 75-80% of your hospital and doctor costs, however there are holes in Medicare, commonly referred to as “gaps”. There are two ways to get additional coverage. First is a Medi-gap policy commonly referred to as a Medicare supplement plan. Supplement plans are sold by private insurance companies, but they are regulated through the state and federal governments.

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They are standardized plans typically purchased through an agent or broker. Supplements do not cover prescription drugs. If purchasing a supplement, you will want to add a Medicare prescription drug plan, also called Medicare part “D”. The second option is a Medicare Advantage plan or Medicare Part “C”.

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These plans are offered by private insurance companies contracted and subsidized through the federal government. When choosing this option, your plan will take over for Medicare. In most cases they include the drug coverage in the plan. 3. What is the difference between a Medicare Advantage plan and a traditional Medicare supplement? There are distinct differences and a complete understanding is paramount to choosing your coverage. When deciding between the two options, you will want to consider factors such as your current health needs, budget, how much you travel, and even the health history of your immediate family.

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I just got off the phone with my father who is up north right now at his little cottage. He said that the snow is nearly waist high. The temperature is at minus 10 degrees and the snow is still dropping... The wind is increasing to near gale force. Even the plows are having a hard time getting around, some trees are down too. The roads are closed, and alerts are on all the TV and radio stations urging people to stay off the highway. He said my mom has done nothing but look through the window for hours on end, just staring. He says he’s concerned that if it gets much worse, he may have to let her in.

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1958: Looking Back Top Ten TV Shows

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remained 283 cu in (4.6 l). For the first time, seat belts were factoryinstalled rather than being dealer-installed as on previous models.

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VISA and American Express cards introduced. The Ford Edsel makes its first appearance. The first Toyotas and Datsuns are imported. Packard ceases production. The U.S. launches its first satellite, Explorer I. Uncle Sam calls Elvis. Our first mega-rock star is inducted into the Army. Sweet n’ Low is introduced as an artificial sweetener, using saccharin instead of sugar. The first Pizza Hut opens in Kansas City. The first Grammy Award is given to the song, “Volare.” The Wham-O company introduces the Hula Hoop; over 100 million are sold. Arnold Palmer wins the U.S. Masters’ golf tournament. The Boeing 707 goes into production. “Barbie” doll introduced, becoming an instant success. The Microchip ( the magic chip that makes all our PC’s work) first developed in US by Intel.

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NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) is created by the National Aeronautics and Space Act. The US Nuclear Submarine Nautilus is the first undersea vessel to reach the Geographic North Pole. Bobby Fischer Fischer, a 14 year old boy from New York, received the title of U.S. Chess Champion. Gen. Charles de Gaulle becomes French premier remaining in power until 1969. The US Supreme Court rules unanimously that Little Rock, Ark., schools must integrate.

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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.

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 Any agency that to provide a little operates under an help around employee system the house. This also matches is odd because caregivers to the many families client’s needs, but have services is the supervisor of ranging from record. The client maintaining the pays the agency lawn to cleaning which then pays the house and the employee and even personal is responsible for shopping services. Watch a story how one local woman who all payroll taxes and Despite this the is legally blind is able to continue to live in reporting. These older adult views her home with the assistance of home care agencies also offer needing help at continued support services from Seniors Helping Seniors. home as a loss to the client and of independence Home Care video at lifestylesover50.com should carry and therefore liability insurance. will refuse or be Registries and staffing agencies can difficult when asked to consider the sometimes be reimbursed by long-term idea. The fact is that a little or a lot care insurance, Medicaid and private of assistance will help them maintain pay. These agencies use caregivers that their independence and provide a better have a variety of skills from companions quality of life. and personal care aides to certified nursing assistance and nurses. If your aging parents live at home, it’s a difficult subject. If they Medical vs. Non-medical resist this idea remind them of the A non-medical home care agency potential alternative (moving into is generally an agency that provides institutionalized care) and that we all home care services which are not have services at our home - plumber, considered to be skilled care. These carpenter, etc. It is not a question of agencies provide what is termed nonpride, but a matter of convenience or skilled supportive custodial care that is procuring a service that we ourselves physically cannot do. 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

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Runner, Biker, Hiker, and Heart Attack Survivor by Art Villafane, Lifestyles over 50

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Training Corps. Training Corps. Month 4 Month Send to 905 Harrison St. Allentown PA 18103 or Shines 5 Shines editor@lifestylesover50.com Oil 6 Oil Flightless Volunteers 7 bird Flightless bird Neon fish Phoebe Allentown seeks 8 Neon fish compassionate individuals to Canal 9 Canal with our memory support Legal claim to property assist neighborhoods. You will be 10 Legal claim to property Nimble trained in Montessori principles Nimble to create meaningful experiences "To the11 right!" by practicing person-centered 13 "To the right!" Fish tank growth care. For a rewarding and fulfilling 15 Fish tank growth experience - 610-794-5362 Technical jwickel@phoebe.org. Wing 20 Technical 22 bed Wing Japanese Meals on Wheels Northampton Wrathful 25 Japanese bedCty and Calvary United Methodist partner to provide meals to seniors Mole 26 Wrathful in Easton area. Volunteers needed. Declare Emily Vadasz (610) 691-1030 27 Mole emilyv@mealsonwheelspa.org. Palter 29 Declare Journalist's question Lutheran Home - Topton invites 30 Palter volunteers to share musical talent, Smutty 32 Journalist's question voice or instrument with residents. Chinese flavoring Flex hours, days, eves, weekends. 33 Smutty Wild ox Lou Wentz at 610-682-1542 or 34 Chinese flavoring wentzl@diakon.org. __ feeling 35 Wild ox Welkin Volunteer Center lists agencies __dot feeling needing volunteers. 610-807-0336, Morse37 code www.volunteerlv.org. 39 Welkin Fore-and-aft sail 42 Morse code dot Shoshonean Compeer of LV volunteers 4 hrs. a month with Compeer 43 Fore-and-aft sail Hawks friend, a person who lives with Winter47 sport Shoshonean mental illness. Do what friends do together: listen, go for a walk, Dawn 49 Hawks a movie, enjoy a cup of Gives 50 off Winter sport watch coffee, etc. Main duty – Have Fun! Sounded a cow 610.435.9651. 52 like Dawn Extra 55 Gives off Heartland Hospice seeks caring On top57 Sounded like volunteers a cow to offer bedside support and presence to those facing Fill 58 Extra terminal illness. Comprehensive Type of cheese training, flex hours. Janet Daly, 59 On top Male Coordinator. 610-266-0134 60 Fill Are you a “people person” wanting Wading bird to make a difference? Have skills 61 Type of cheese Roman emperor and talents to use to “give back”? Compassionate Care has a variety Dale 62 Male of volunteer opportunities with a 63 Wading bird Military headquarters

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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. martha.lieberman@rcn.com

half mile N. of Rt. 22 Twnshp. Pot luck dinner. 6pm. $3.50 610-7098984

Center for Vision Loss seeks volunteers to assist blind and visually impaired people as companions, transportation drivers and Mall Walk helpers. Office assistants and vision screeners are needed. Training provided. Daytime hours only. Call Rita 610.433.6018, x. 231 or rita.lang@ centerforvisionloss.org.

Thurs, Aug 13 AARP Chapter 4150 at Lower Macungie Twsp. Comm. Ctr. Brookside Rd.

Social & Support Groups Thurs, Aug 2, 10-11:30 am. Vision Loss Support Group for LV residents facing vision loss. 610-433-6018 for info. Center for Vision Loss, 845 W. Wyoming St. Allentown. Tues Aug 7 12PM Lower Macungie Seniors Ctr 610-395-0782. Aug 7 & 21 Lower Macungie Township Seniors, Lower Macungie Twsp. Comm. Ctr. Brookside Rd. Wed, Aug 1 LV Vegetarians. Quaker Meeting House Rt. 512

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Wed, Aug 1 1 pm. Macungie Seniors, Macungie Fire Company. 610-965-9584.

Thurs, Aug 2 7PM Lower Milford Twnshp Fire Co. 1601 Limeport Pike, spaghetti dinner adults $7 children $4 salad bar, dessert. Mon Aug 13 St. John’s Friendly Fifties 1PM in gym 1343 Newport Ave, Northampton. Frank DeCristo will entertain. 2012 trips: Oct 4-Ace in the Hole Oktoberfest. German Heritage Party with Al Meixner and Bavarian Bands. Family style menu. 30-40 people $87.00 and 40 or more $80.00. Call Pat at 610-767-4881. Sat Aug 11 10:30 Like gardening? Jordan United Church of Christ, Rt 309 & Walbert Ave Allentown, peace garden, custom peace sculpture, peace pole, worship areas, biblical plant, children’s bed, gazebo, swing, trails. Sat, Aug 11 Bethlehem Garden Club, share garden tips with local pros and hobbyists 610838-1482. Tues, Aug 7 1pm Emmaus Garden Club Faith Presbyterian Church, North 2nd and Cherokee Streets, Emmaus. Public welcome you do not need to live in Emmaus or be a member. (610) 966-4181. Tues, Aug 14 7-8:30 pm. Prayer & Share Together for emotional wholeness, women’s support group struggling, or have family, struggling with depression, bi-polar, etc. Asbury Methodist Church, Allentown. Linda 610395-8756.

Call Julius Vitali of VINYLALLY HEAR at

610-217-1629 (cell) 610-966-6202 (phone)

Tues, Aug 14 8:30 AM Lehigh Co. TRIAD free continental breakfast. Emeritus of Allentown. 610-967-5454.

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Wed. Aug 15 Parkinson’s Support Group St. Luke’s

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Hospital Allentown campus 17th and Hamilton St. Refreshments 6 - 6:30, presentation 6:30 - 7:30 Different topics related to PD. Wed, Aug 15 LV Military Affairs Council – Saucon Manor in Hellertown. 12-1:30pm, 484-7880196, info@lvmac.org, or www. lvmac.org for info. Thur, Aug 9 7pm. LV Brain Injury Support Group - Good Shepherd Health & Tech Center, 850 S. Fifth Street, Allentown. Thur, Aug 16 12PM Caregivers & Professionals Network Group. Country Meadows of Allentown, Bldg 3, 610-395-7160 Tues, Aug 14 10 am. People Meeting People Club, Senior Social Group. Fellowship Hall, Asbury United Methodist Church. Mon, Aug 6 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 610-437-6660, for Bethlehem call 610-865-0110. Wed Aug 22 Men of Retirement Age Club 1-2;30pm, Advent Moravian Church, 3730 Jacksonville Rd, Hanover.

Mondays 10 and 1. “Loving Hands Quilting Circle”. Country Meadows. Allentown, Bldgs 3 & 1, 610-395-7160. Mondays 11:30-2. JCC, Allentown Friendship Circle. Open to 50 and over. Programs and lunch. Betty 610 395 6282, 1 week in advance. Tues, 1 pm. Trexlertown Area Senior Group. Trexlertown Fire Co. 610-395-5316. Tues 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. Schnecksville Senior Citizen Group. 610-395-8667 Schnecksville Fire. Fridays 1 pm. Emmaus Senior Group, St. Matthew’s Church, Emmaus. 5th & Ridge. Irene 610966-4273. Caregiver Support Groups: Live, Love, Learn (special grp. for memory impaired and loved ones), 2nd Tues of month Sacred Heart Hosp, 4:30PM-2nd floor. Upper Bucks Senior Center. See schedule: www.upperbuckssac.com Info: 215-536-3066.

Exercise

Bethlehem YMCA. For info on LV Chapter 1371 National Active Silver Sneakers and all pgms: www. and Retired Federal Employees ymcabethlehem.org/ or 610 867Aug 30 St. Peters Lutheren Church 7588. comm. room, 1933 Hanover Ave. Allentown, 12PM lunch. Following Allentown YMCA. For info Silver meal, program of interest will be Sneakers and all pgms: Allentown presented by Joe Helm, Hellertown, www.allentownymcaywca.org/ or who was featured on local radio 610-434-9333 stations as Captain Radio, biz session follows. Current & former Easton YMCA. For info Silver Fed workers invited. If 1st ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS timer or want 1 BR Apts. Persons 62 or older. Rents set lunch ($8) call by PA Housing Finance Agency. Applicants Ken 610-837must meet PHFA eligibility guidelines. 7246 before Inclds appliances, carpeting, and laundry Aug 25. If just attending facilities. (610) 881-1500 or write Wind program arrive at Gap Manor, 665 Alpha Road, Wind Gap 12:45 pm. Info: PA 18091. EHO. TDD 1-800-654-5984. 610-231-0237

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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. OxyFit Gym offers 1 hour Silver Sneaker classes on Mon, Tues, and Wed at 10:15 and Thurs. at 9:15 and 10:15. Yoga stretch classes Mon. & Wed. at 11:15. Info: 610391-0040 or www.oxyfitgym.com.

Dances Wed Dances Lehigh County Senior Ctr 1-4 pm. 1st & 3rd Wed. $7 refreshments. 610-437-3700 www. lehighseniors.org. Sat. Eve Dance Lehigh County Senior Ctr: 8-11 pm. $7 610-437-3700. 3rd Friday – Easton Dance Party at Third St. Alliance, N. 3rd St., Easton. 610-330-9950. Ballroom Dance Sundays, Fearless Fire Co. Allentown, 610-398-8312. Allentown Area Swing Dance. Fearless Fire Co. 1221 S Front St. 610-390-7550. $9 includes lesson 7pm - 8:30, no partner needed. Aug 7 & 14 Hustle, Aug 21 & 28 Night Club 2 Step www. allentownswingdance.org.

Bingo Mon & Thurs 7 PM. Memorial Hall, Liberty Fire Co. Stockertown. 610-759-6811 Wed 5PM game at 6:45PM Volunteer Fire Co Fogelsville Ladies Auxiliary Cash Prizes 610-395-5479 Wed 6PM 7PM Lehigh County Senior Ctr. Free coffee, snacks. $15 includes 4 double cards & 1 pack of specials.610-437-3700 Wed 1pm St. Stevens Church Franklin & Turner St. Allentown. Cards, bingo & refreshments. Thurs at 12.

Classes and Lectures Seniors Who Wish to Re-Enter Workforce. Lehigh County Senior Ctr 1633 Elm St. Allentown, Classes: 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.

Alz. Support Groups 2nd Wed 5:30 pm Arden Courts 5151 Hamilton Blvd. Allentown 2nd Tues Alz. support for the memory impaired and spouse or children Arden Courts 5151 Hamilton Blvd. Allentown 610-366-9010 3rd Mon 1:00 pm Arden Courts 5151 Hamilton Blvd. Allentown 3rd Sat 3:15pm 410 Krocks Rd. Country Meadows Allentown 3rd Wed 3pm Phoebe Terrace 1925 Turner St. Allentown, 2nd Wed 5:30 pm Sarah Care Adult Day Care 7010 Snow Drift Rd. Allentown, 1st Thurs 1:00pm St. Andrew’s Church 1900 Pennsylvania Ave. Allentown 3rd Thurs 4:30 Westminster Village 2156 Hanover St. Allentown, 3rd Wed 6:30pm Country Meadows Living 4005 Green Pond Rd., Bldg. 4, Bethlehem, 3rd Tues 5:00 pm Kirkland Village 1 Kirkland Village Circle Bethlehem, 4th Mon 2:30pm Moravian Village 526 Wood St. Bethlehem, Last Monday 6:30 pm Traditions of Hanover 5300 Northgate Dr. Bethlehem, 3rd Wed 1:00 pm Third Street Alliance 41 North Third St Easton, 1st Wed 9:30am Moravian Hall Square 175 W. North St. Nazareth.

Community Events

other dementias. 610-794-5273. Phoebe’s Connecting Hearts Geriatric Care - service with athome personalized coaching to make dementia-related caregiving more manageable. Topics: Dementia Overview, Eating Difficulties, Activities of Daily Living, Home Safety and Mobility, Medication Management, Instrumental Activities of Daily Living, Physical Behaviors, Expressive Behaviors, Psychological Behaviors, Legal Activities

Phoebe Allentown will hold their annual Peach Festival and concert featuring the Allentown Band in conjunction with Allentown’s Lehigh County Senior Center 250th year-long Anniversary 610-437-3700. Social activities Celebration on Wednesday, throughout the month. August 15. The event will be held HTCC hosts monthly Community on the front lawn of the Phoebe Allentown Health Care Center, Bingo- 1st Thursday of the month 1925 Turner Street, Allentown. at 6:30 pm! Prizes range from $40 In case of inclement weather, the to $125. festivities will be moved indoors Ritter Elementary School Plymouth to Moyer Hall. 610-794-5365. St. Alletown, 1st alumni, family Eckley Miners’ Village - Living and friends reunion 11/3/2012 at Fullertown Fire co. Whitelhall save History Weekend – Civil War Days Aug 18-19 10am – 5pm the date , details to follow. (Rain or Shine). Weekend with battles & skirmishes, living Workshops for the Gardener history scenarios, camp life The full-day program will include displays, period craftsman, great a keynote address “Pollinators” by food, infantry and artillery Dr. Anita Collins, USDA-ARS. drilling & firing demos and Sep 15, 8:00 AM - 3:15 PM music. Helen Torok sings and Holy Cross Lutheran Church, explains meaning behind old slave 696 Johnson Road, Nazareth, songs. Stop by Sharpe House 3pm 610-759-7363. Several choices of – 5pm for Patriotic Tea and enjoy topics are available during each cup of tea and cookies. Adults time slot. Topics include: Macro(13-64) $5; Seniors (65+) $4.40; Photography, Backyard Habitat, and, Children (6-12) $4. For info, Composting and Vermiposting, www.eckleyminersvillagemuseum. Food Preservation, Seed Starting, com or call 570-636-2070. Small Space Gardening (English/ Spanish), Uncommon Fruit Trees Town Meeting Wed August 1 at for Pennsylvania, Hypertufa, Year Heritage Hill senior Community Round Gardening, Invasive Plants 800 6th St. Weatherly PA Doyle and Control Methods, Pruning Heffley, state rep, 122nd District Timing and Techniques. RXVP by July 27 570-427-4500.

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Bangor Area High School Gary Moffett Memorial Scholarship in memory of deceased classmates. $500 award to senior who exemplifies leadership, service, character and scholastic achievement. Lisa 215-9972141, ljupright@msn.com. Phoebe’s Alzheimer’s Support Grp 3-4:30 PM 3rd Wed. Phoebe Terrace, 1940 Turner St, Allentown. For those with loved ones with Alzheimer’s or

Ritter Elementary School Plymouth St. Alletown, 1st alumni, family and friends reunion 11/3/2012 at Fullertown Fire Co. Whitelhall 5-10PM, 21 & over, $24pp, dinner & dance, mail reservation with check payable to Ritter School Alumni, 790 N. Plymouth, Allentown, 18109, ritterreunion@yahoo.com

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