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Encouraging vibrant and healthy living in the greater Lehigh Valley! FREE - Volume 7 - Issue 4 - July 2012

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Smile, It’s Your Best Feature

From the Editor In this issue we again bring you an article on great bike trails in the Valley and surrounding area. This is a great way to take in a beautiful summer day and get some exercise at the same time. If you do not bike, find some other way to enjoy the summer. I am going to ride my motorcycle as much as possible (with a helmet of course). Just get out and enjoy the good weather. We have much in the Valley during the summer including the Kutztown Festival, Steel Stacks, and Musikfest. Please go out and take advantage of any one or all of these. Perhaps we will see each other at one of the events. July is known for the celebration on the 4th. As you take some time to appreciate our country always remember the military that protects us. Our first line of defense is always there for us - let’s be there for them. Just last month the Veteran’s Sanctuary in Allentown had to close down after being open for just a short while. Unfortunately, now it is gone. Our veterans deserve better. See you next month.

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Puns for Funs • I changed my iPod name to Titanic. It’s syncing now. • When chemists die, they barium. • Jokes about German sausage are the wurst. • A soldier who survived mustard gas and pepper spray is now a seasoned veteran. • I know a guy who’s addicted to brake fluid. He says he can stop any time. • I stayed up all night to see where the sun went. Then it dawned on me. • This girl said she recognized me from the vegetarian club, but I’d never met herbivore. • I’m reading a book about anti-gravity. I can’t put it down. • I did a theatrical performance about puns. It was a play on words. • They told me I had type A blood, but it was a Type- O. • Why were the Indians here first? They had reservations. • Class trip to the Coca-Cola factory. I hope there’s no pop quiz. • Energizer bunny arrested. Charged with battery. • I didn’t like my beard at first. Then it grew on me. • I wondered why the baseball was getting bigger. Then it hit me! • Broken pencils are pointless.

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Things To Do with Grandkids by Vicki Bezems, Lifestyles over 50

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1. July 3 “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”, presented by the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, 2755 Station Ave, Center Valley. 10:00 am – 11:00 am. 2. July 8 Kutztown Folk Festival. A fun filled family event and an introduction to the Pennsylvania Dutch culture found in our area. Daily 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. Kutztown Fairgrounds. 3. Friday Evenings in July Live, Outdoor Concerts in Town Square (near Starbucks) at The Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley. Every Friday at 7pm. 4. July 18 Family Crafts: Nature Crayon Rubbings. Create fun and colorful pictures, wrapping paper, or cards by creating impressions of the unique textures of nature using leaves, bark, rocks, and other natural objects! (appropriate for ages 4-12). The cost is $5.00 per child, please register by calling (610) 253-4432. 518 Northampton Street. 1 pm - 2:30 pm.

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New First Aid App Brings American Red Cross Safety Tips to Smart Phones by American Red Cross

The American Red Cross has launched its official First Aid app, putting free and simple lifesaving information right in the hands of smart phone users. This app is the first in a series to be created by the American Red Cross. It’s also the only first aid app created or endorsed by the American Red Cross for use on both the Android and iPhone platforms. It gives instant access to information on how to handle the most common first aid situations, and includes videos and interactive quizzes. Users who take quizzes can earn badges they can share with friends through social media to show off their lifesaving knowledge. Due to the rapid increase in smart phone users, the app takes critical first aid information normally stored on bookshelves and in pamphlets and places it at the fingertips of tens of millions of individuals – which will save lives. The Red Cross app also includes trusted Red Cross disaster preparedness information for a number of common situations. “American Red Cross First Aid app users have expert advice in the palm of their hands,” said Jen Castellano of the American Red Cross Preparedness and Health and Safety Services Department. “The app is simple to use and will aid those in an emergency, whether it’s in the backyard, in the conference room or anywhere in between.”

“The American Red Cross First Aid app is a free and easy way to get life-saving first aid instruction and disaster preparedness information anytime, anywhere,” said Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council chair Dr. David Markenson. “Everyone should load this onto their smart phone as an important first step in learning what to do for medical emergencies and in creating a family preparedness plan.” App features include: Simple step-by-step instructions for everyday first aid scenarios; • Prioritized steps to take during an emergency, with 9-1-1 call button; • Sharable badges to be unlocked through interactive quizzes; • Videos and animations to make learning first aid fun and easy; • Safety and preparedness tips for a range of conditions including severe winter weather, hurricanes, earthquakes and tornadoes; Preloaded content that gives instant access to all safety information at any time. •

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Protect the Elderly from the Dangerous Summer Heat by Karen Francis, CDP Marketing Director, Arden Courts early 400 Americans die from heat N stroke caused by heat waves each year most of the victims are elderly. Heat stroke is

defined typically as hyperthermia exceeding 106 degrees Fahrenheit. Heat exhaustion is a milder form of heat-related illness that can develop over a number of days of exposure to high temperatures and inadequate or unbalanced replacement of fluids. Elderly people, particularly those with high blood pressure, are the most likely to suffer, since they are least able to control the environment they are in. Factors such as not being able to afford adequate air conditioning or not being able to move from a hot environment to a cooler one are common causes for the elderly. The elderly are the most likely age group to suffer from non-exertional heat stroke because of other preexisting illnesses such as dementia, heart disease, obesity and diabetes compounded by the use of medication – especially diuretics or medications prescribed for hypertension and Parkinson’s disease that may affect their volume status or sweating ability. Since poorer circulation makes many seniors feel too cold in air conditioned spaces they may want to reach for a sweater, even when it’s hot outside. There are a number of symptoms to watch for in the onset of heat exhaustion and the more serious heat stroke. These symptoms can often be confused with other conditions, leaving the condition ignored. Symptoms may include: • • • • • • • • •

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Firecracker 4 Mile Race and Run July 4 at Fairview Park, Palmer Township. Registration 7 p.m. Start time 8:30 a.m., run; 8:35 a.m., walk; Kids Fun Run, 10 a.m. Entry fee $25; $10, ages 8-11; free, 7 and under. 610-258-6158, http://www.familyymca.org. Easton: 9:30 p.m. July 8, Easton Heritage Day. East Stroudsburg: July 4, Dansbury Park Frackville: Dusk July 1, Little League/Softball Complex, West High Street. Rain date July 2. Lake Wallenpaupack: 9 p.m. July 4. Rain date July 5.

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Allentown: 9:20 p.m. July 4, J. Birney Crum Stadium, 21st and Linden Sts. Entertainment includes music by Lucky You, Cadets2, Hector Rosado Y E! Orq Hache, Allentown Marine Band. Demos by Allentown Police Canine Unit and Parkettes, flyovers. Gates open at 5 p.m.; fireworks start at 9:20 p.m. Admission is free, donation of $5 per family and $2 per adult is requested. Food available for purchase. http://www.allentownpa.gov. Bethlehem: 9 p.m. July 4 Concert by Bethlehem American Legion Band, 7:30 p.m Payrow Plaza, 12 E. Church St., Fireworks at dusk from Sand Island. Rain date - July 5.

Mount Airy: 9:30 p.m. July 4 Mount Airy Casino Resort in Mt. Pocono, set to music. Perkasie: 9:15 p.m. July 8, Lenape Park Rain date July 15. Quakertown: 9:30 p.m. July 4, Memorial Park Rain date July 7.

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Roy's Roy'sReminiscences Reminiscences by Roy Bellesfield by Roy Bellesfield

It’s an odd occurrence that takes me to center city Allentown now that I am in my eighties. Everything has changed so much, all the places of business are gone, and practically all of them have relocated in the suburbs where parking spaces are plentiful and free. Allentown was once advertised on billboards as the Queen City and Clean City but, I’m sorry to say, not today. We must remember, most city folks walked to go shopping, or church, or to the movies. Then the trolley cars took you to all your nearby towns or amusement parks or to visit friends. I used to court a girl in Fullerton, so I went by trolley: Fifteen cents took me there and brought me home, and I didn’t have to look for a parking place. The reason Allentown blossomed was that practically all your needs could be met on Hamilton Street, and trolley cars covered many streets to take you to your destination or close enough to it that you could walk the rest of the way. Remember the shoe leather express? Walking now is a chore for most of us oldsters. Sunday morning church bells rang to call in the faithful to church; and our family -mother, dad and kids -- walked to church. To me it was a great joy to take in all the scenery and ask many questions of my parents. As an inquisitive kid, I knew that we had a father who listened to us and answered us with patience. To this day I remember some things concerning our family tree and helped a relative who recorded it to pass it on to future family members. On a warm, lazy summer day, I went for walks to parts of the city the average person never saw or wanted to see. I went to the alleyways, the back of the stores where the trucks unloaded merchandise, and watched men as they assembled furniture or hardware such as wheelbarrows or hand pushed mowers. My favorite places to watch things get unloaded were Hess Brothers, C.X. Shelly, Benesch and Sons, or the hardware store. I learned to know many of the men working and chatted with them while they worked.

Center City was always bustling with activity and the sounds of trucks or trolley cars or hawkers ringing a bell to announce their wares or umbrella repairs, knife sharpening, baker wagons, ice wagons, horse drawn milk wagons, farm wagons selling home grown fresh veggies and fruit -- such a sight to behold. There was something going on all day to attract us kids, so we never were bored. On hot days we went swimming at Fountain Park, and it was free. One summer I worked for a huckster who sold cantaloupes; we sold three for a quarter and got a nickel for every basket we sold. It was a good way to make some extra money for a movie, an amusement park, or candy. If you had some change in your pocket you could go to a 5 and 10 and always find something to spend it on, and the sounds and smells were so alluring. I often went to the 5 and 10 just to hear the lady playing the piano, the song hit of the week, and 10 cents bought the music sheet with words and music. Gee, those were golden days to me, and every day was fun for us kids: no worries, just enjoying life. Whatever happened to courtesy? Men tipped their hats to strangers in greeting as they passed. Some grocery stores helped to carry bags of food to your car. At a butcher shop they cut the meat while you waited and gave you a soup bone if you asked for it. Remember that personal touch that just made your day? Life was more pleasant, as I recall. Now when you shop, you must look for a clerk and feel lucky if you found one. The horse and buggy days had a charm about them and made for joyful memories never to be forgotten by many folks. May God bless all of us.

Editor’s Note: As a tribute to the late Roy Bellesfield and for our readers we reprint several of his articles in this space. We hope you enjoy traveling down memory lane.

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Measuring Happiness

by Pat Nemetch, President APRN, Member, PA State AARP Long Term Care Committee My friends and family know I love the summer months. Nothing makes me happier than spending more time outside and catching up with friends over a cold drink. Some people say you can’t measure happiness, but it turns out you can: a new AARP poll looked at how happy American adults feel — and what factors contribute to their sense of contentment. • The good news: the vast majority of us — 68 % say we’re happy. • The OK news: About half of us report being just “somewhat happy,” compared with 19 % who say they are “very happy.” • The bad news: Overall levels of happiness seem to be on the decline when compared with historical data, a likely result of the current economy. The percentage of people who say they are very happy follows a U-shaped curve by age. Those between ages 50 and 55 are the least likely to say they are very happy (16%). Researchers say that’s likely because of the pressures people feel at this life stage when they’re sandwiched between paying for college and caring for aging parents. By the time people reach their late 60s, happiness reaches a high point: 24% consider themselves very happy. The study showed four key insights into what makes people happy. Relationships are the key drivers of happiness. Regardless of age, good relationships with friends, family, and even pets, are universally important. Activities rooted firmly in relationships contributed most to happiness, with the most significant being: • • • • •

Kissing or hugging someone you love Watching your children grandchildren or close relative succeed Being told you are a person who can be trusted or relied upon Spending time with your family or friends such as a meal or social gathering Experiencing a special moment with a child

Relationships with pets were especially important to women, singles and older individuals. However, relationships did have to be real -- connecting with friends or family on social media sites came in 37th out of 38 activities in contributing to happiness. Health Perceptions, Rather Than Reality, May Enable Happiness. Without good health, it is difficult to achieve happiness: people in good or excellent health are three times more likely to report being very happy. Health, however, may be more a

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Big Fun by Ernst Moeksis

state of mind: The percentage of those reporting good health is relatively stable over the 35-80 age range, even as serious medical conditions increase over the same age range. People Believe They Can Control their Own Happiness The majority of those surveyed feel they have control over their personal level of happiness. Interestingly, this sense of control increases with age. Moreover, people who feel in control are clearly happier--2.5 times happier than those who believe happiness is out of their control. A sense of control is linked to higher income, higher education, good health and the lack of having experienced a major life event in the past year. Money Does Not Guarantee Happiness. Money matters, but how you spend it matters more. Happiness increases with income and yes it’s true that lack of financial resources was tied to unhappiness. When asked how they would spend $100 on something to increase happiness, most respondents said they would spend it on their family or going out to dinner. In that way, money is only a resource that can provide experiences that can increase happiness. The study results confirm what most of us already knew but maybe didn’t recognize—that friends, family and good health are big parts of our overall happiness. Sure the economy is tight, but try not to let money worries dominate your life. There’s no substitute for caring relationships—old and new. Have a great Independence Day holiday and be sure to get out and enjoy the warm weather. More Puns for Funs I tried to catch some fog. I mist. What do you call a dinosaur with an extensive vocabulary? A thesaurus. England has no kidney bank, but it does have a Liverpool . I used to be a banker, but then I lost interest. I dropped out of communism class because of lousy Marx. Be kind to your dentist. He has fillings, too.


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recipient must also be provided. Proxy forms can be obtained by calling the Information and Referral Unit at (610) 7823200. A single person is eligible to receive four $5 vouchers and couples eight $5 vouchers one time only. They will also receive a list of local farmers markets where the vouchers may be used to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables. This program does not include seniors who are living in nursing home facilities, convents, or residential facilities where meals are provided. The vouchers will not be accepted at grocery stores and must be used by November 30, 2012. Farmers Market Vouchers will be distributed at the Lehigh County Government Center’s Information and Referral Lobby, 17 S. 7th Street in Allentown on Wednesdays only from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., beginning Wednesday, July 11, 2012, while supplies last. Please enter at 7th Street entrance.

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Elvis Presley was found dead at his Graceland home. He was 42. The world said goodbye to Freddie Prinze, Joan Crawford, Groucho Marx, Bing Crosby and Charlie Chaplin. The world was introduced to the Apple II. New York City suffers a 25-hour blackout, resulting in chaos and looting. Egypt’s Leader President Anwar al-Sadat breaks rank with other Arab nations and recognizes the state of Israel. The US returns the Panama Canal back to Panama. Student leader Steve Biko “dies in custody” in South Africa. Jimmy Carter, President of United States, warns that Americans need to make profound changes in their oil consumption. Seattle Slew becomes only the 10th horse to win Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing consisting of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, and Belmont Stakes. World Trade Center in New York, is completed. Two 747 jumbo jets collide at Tenerife Airport in the Canary Islands. The last execution by guillotine in France. Four Palestinian hijackers hijack a Lufthansa airliner demanding the release of 11 imprisoned members of Germany’s Baader-Meinhof terrorist group, also known as the Red Army Faction. Gary Gilmore is executed by firing squad in Utah (the first execution after the reintroduction of the death penalty in the U.S.). Scientists identify a previously unknown bacterium as the cause of the mysterious Legionnaires’ disease. Roots begins its phenomenally successful run on ABC. David Berkowitz is captured in Yonkers, New York, after

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over a year of murders in New York City as the “Son Of Sam”. British Airways inaugurates regular London to New York City supersonic Concorde service. The Nickelodeon Television Channel, a children’s cartoon channel, launches as The Pinwheel Network. Snow falls in Miami, Florida (despite its ordinarily tropical climate) for the only time in its history. Snowfall has occurred farther south in the United States only on the high mountains of the state of Hawaii. First test taxi flight of Space Shuttle Enterprise. Optical fiber is first used to carry live telephone traffic. The Supremes perform their final concert together at Drury Lane in London, England and disband.

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Hospice Care Facilities by Art Villafane, Lifestyles over 50 Hospice is comfort care given to persons who are terminally ill. The care emphasizes pain control, caregiver needs, emotional, and spiritual needs. The care does not include a cure to treat terminal disease. This is a Medicare benefit and is comprised of formal and informal care that can be provided in one’s home, a hospital, nursing home or freestanding hospice center.

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Edward George Bulwer-Lytton vs. God by Alan Allegra

“It was a dark and stormy night.” That famous opening line spawned the Bulwer-Lytton contest rewarding writers for crafting the worst opening lines (in the literary sense, not “What’s a nice girl like you doing in a place like this?”). A good opening line catches the reader’s attention, setting the scene for the book or introducing the main character. Like the release of a catapult, it flings the reader into a great adventure or, like the initial thrust of ski poles, propels the inquirer on a rapid slide to the depths of a canyon of understanding a complex idea or issue. Suppose there were a contest for best opening line, such as “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,” by Dickens. Were profundity the deciding factor, all trophies would be awarded to the bible’s “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” (Genesis 1:1). Like a fragrant flower, that line blossoms into 66 books, 1,189 chapters, 31,173 verses, and 774,746 words of literary luxuriousness. Within those 10 words live the answers to life’s most profound and necessary questions, the responses to the human heart’s most desperate cries, and the bookends of existence itself. Genesis 1:1 introduces the main character—God— without apology or explanation. The pervasive theme of the entire bible is the person and plan of God, the source of all existence through Jesus Christ (John 1:1–5). The fruitless search for the birth of the universe and the descent of man can cease by accepting those infallible first 10 words of scripture.

If a book doesn’t fulfill expectations or answer questions stimulated by the opening line, it fails. The bible does not answer all our questions, for “The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may follow all the words of this law” (Deuteronomy 29:29). The Bible doesn’t satisfy all our curiosities, but reveals all we need to know (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:3). Because of the truth compacted in Genesis 1:1, we know: • Where we came from (Genesis 1:26, 27) • The purpose and constituents of marriage (Genesis 1:28) • The purpose of life (Psalm 86:9) • The origin and destruction of evil (Genesis 3; 1 John 5:19; Revelation 20:10) • The state of man after death (John 5:28, 29) • The end of the world (Revelation 21) A good opening line demands an effective closing line. The all-powerful, ineffable Creator of Genesis 1:1 gently summarizes 774,746 words in this 12-word closing line: “The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen” (Revelation 22:21).

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The stage for all activity—human, animal, stellar, subatomic, spiritual, good, and evil—is “the heavens and the earth.” That encompasses everywhere we can go or hope to go. It accounts for the infinitely fascinating design of the smallest particles and the largest galaxies, including the inviolable laws that govern physics and personal relationships. Read Job chapters 38–40 and be convicted: God the Creator is the ultimate Stage Manager! Shakespeare was close when he wrote, “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women are merely players.” This globe is God’s arena of activity, and we are called to follow His direction, “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do” (Ephesians 2:10). Lest we miss our cues, “it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure” (Philippians 2:13). God, not man, is the audience we seek to please. It is up to us to study our lines (1 Timothy 2:15) and work hard (Colossians 1:9, 10).

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July Band Schedule Important note: Please verify the times and dates before attending. Schedules change. ALBURTIS Concerts are 3-8 p.m. in Alburtis Park unless otherwise noted. July 1Moore Brothers, Happy Jack with WALN July 7 South Bound July 8 Bill Murray July 14 Wallace Brothers July 15 One Night Stand July 21 New Country Rhythm Band July 22 Majestics, Christmas in July, Happy Jack from WALN July 28 Country Jade July 29 “Outlaw Country Day”, Biker Run with Motorcycles, Scott Marshall Band playing Hillbilly & Southern Rock ALLENTOWN Concerts are 8 p.m. in West Park, 16th and Linden streets, Allentown, unless otherwise noted. July 1 -- Municipal Band July 2 -- Allentown Band (Sousa concert) July 4 -- Marine Band, 7 p.m., J. Birney Crum Stadium July 6 -- Allentown Band July 7 -- Municipal Band July 9 -- Pioneer Band July 11 -- Allentown Band July 13 -- Municipal Band July 14 -- Marine Band, 7 p.m., Phoebe Home July 15 -- Munopco July 16 -- Royalaires, Jordan Park July 18 -- Marine Band July 20 -- Blue Grass July 25 -- Municipal Band July 27 -- Pioneer Band July 30 -- Allentown Band/USMA Band BETHLEHEM All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Rose Garden unless otherwise noted. July 2 -- American Legion Band July 4 -- Bethlehem Municipal Band, City Center July 9 -- Dave Neith Orchestra July 11 -- American Legion Band July 16 -- Vince Pettinelli Orchestra July 18 -- Bethlehem Municipal Band July 23 -- High Society Ragtime Band, 8 p.m. July 25 -- Dave Neith Orchestra July 30 -- Bethlehem Municipal Band

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CATASAUQUA BAND Concerts are at locations and times listed. Bring lawn chairs. July 4 -- 1:30 p.m., Catasauqua Playground July 15 -- 7 p.m., North Catasauqua Playground July 29 -- 7 p.m., Catasauqua Hi-Rise (outside) Aug. 5 -- 7 p.m., North Catasauqua Playground Nov. 18 -- 7 p.m., Catasauqua Hi-Rise (inside) EMMAUS Concerts are 6 p.m. at the Performing Arts Pavilion at Community Park unless otherwise noted. July 4 -- Walt Groller Orchestra July 11 -- Royalaires July 18 -- Midnight Special

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Sun July 1 7pm Comas - Irish Thur July 5 7pm Hollywood Nights - Classic Rock Fri July 6 7pm Masters of Motown - Revue Sat July 7 11am Seona McDowell - Children’s Sat July 7 7pm Orquesta Rumba con Son - Latin Sun July 8 7pm The Soul Rebels - Blues, R&B Wed July 11 11am Big Bang Boom - Children’s Thur July 12 7pm Tom Chapin Band - Light Adult Contemporary Fri July 13 7pm Keys N Krates (Highmark Blue Shield Giveaway - Keychains) - Indie Rock Sat July 14 11am Miss Amy & Her Big Kids Band Children’s Sat July 14 7pm Duke Ellington Legacy Band - Big Band Sun July 15 7pm The Steel Wheels - Americana Wed July 18 11am Moona Luna - Children’s Thur July 19 7pm Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem Bluegrass, Roots Fri July 20 7pm Sprag Session - World, Celtic Sat July 21 11am Princess Katie and Racer Steve (Highmark Blue Shield Giveaway - Splat balls) Children’s Sat July 21 7pm Holy Ghost Tent Revival - Rockabilly Sun July 22 7pm Please Please Me - Indie Rock Thur July 26 7pm Incendio (Highmark Blue Shield Giveaway - Crocodile Clips) - Rock Fri July 27 7pm Karen Lovely - Blues Sat July 28 11am The Anna Banana Band - Children’s Sat July 28 7pm Orleans Trio - Adult Contemporary Sun July 29 7pm Shonen Knife - Pop, Punk, Rock


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Lehigh Canal Towpath, Allentown Multi-use, multi-surface path leading from Allentown to Easton. http://bikevmb.com/trail/lehightow-path

Lehigh Parkway, Allentown Multi-use, multi-surface path in the center of Allentown. http://bikevmb.com/trail/lehighparkway

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Nockamixon State Park, Ottsville http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/parks/ nockamixon.aspx http://bikevmb.com/trail/nockamixon-state-park

Bear Creek Mountain Resort, Macungie Full service mountain resort featuring technical mountain biking. www. skibearcreek.com and http://bikevmb.com/trail/bear-creekmountain-resort.

Palmer Township Trails, Palmer Township Leisurely curves and mostly minimal grades make the trail practical for use by ages. The 8-12 foot wide macadam beds easily accommodate cycling, rollerblading and jogging. http://www.palmertwp.com/boards/ recreation/bikepath/BikePathMap.pdf

South Mountain Wildlands Conservancy, Emmaus Technical mountain bike trails managed by Wildlands Conservancy http://bikevmb.com/trail/south-mountainemmaus-wildlands-conservancy.

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are so great that we threw in an 11th bonus ride. For more information visit http://bikevmb.com/trailfinder.

Delaware Canal Towpath, Easton Multi-use, multisurface path leading from Easton to Bristol http://bikevmb.com/trail/delaware-canal-towpath

Ironton Rail Trail, Whitehall Multi-use, multi-surface path through the Whitehall/Coplay area. http://bikevmb.com/trail/ironton-rail-trail

Jacobsburg State Park, Belfast A Pennsylvania State Park featuring beginner through intermediate multi-use mountain biking trails. http://bikevmb.com/trail/jacobsburg-state-park

Jordan Creek Parkway, Allentown PA Lehigh County Park with beginner/intermediate mountain biking trails. www.lehighcounty.org http://bikevmb.com/trail/jordan-parkway

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Savvy Patient Checklist by Matthew B. Ajluni, DO

measures in this federal legislation requires private insurers to cover a variety of preventive services, including routine immunizations and screenings for conditions such as cancer and high cholesterol, as well as preventive services for women and children, without you having to make a copayment or requiring you to meet your deductible.

“As an osteopathic physician, I cannot stress to my patients enough how important prevention is to their health. Preventive visits allow me to screen for conditions like high cholesterol or diabetes, which if left untreated can have serious consequences. When a recent survey by the AOA showed that three in 10 patients were skipping primary care visits because they were trying to save money, the American Osteopathic Association developed this ‘Savvy Patient Checklist’ to encourage patients to make their health a priority, even when on a tight budget.” What to ask your physician • Is there a generic alternative available for the medication prescribed? According to the Generic Pharmaceutical Association, generic versions of brand medicines approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) can result in savings of 30-80%. • Are there any free samples available of the medication your physician is prescribing to you? Often pharmaceutical representatives provide physicians with samples of products. • Are there rebates or coupons for the prescribed medication? Occasionally a pharmaceutical company will have rebates or coupons available for certain medication that your physician might have in the office. • Are there lifestyle changes I can make to stay healthy? Changes such as adopting a healthy diet and exercising can help with conditions like diabetes and hypertension. • Is this test really necessary at this time or can I wait? Don’t be afraid to have a frank discussion with your doctor about your budget. At times, physicians may order tests to be very thorough, but if a patient expresses their wish to be conservative this could influence decision making on ordering certain tests.

What to ask your employer • What health benefits are offered? Asking the following questions can help make sure you enroll in a plan that is the most cost-effective for your situation: How do the HMO and PPO plans differ and are there any additional options for coverage I may be unaware of? Are there coverage options for spouses and other family members? What is the premium for each plan offered? (A premium is the actual amount of money charged by the insurer for active coverage.) Where can I find more information about these plans, such as a list of the services covered; a breakdown of how much of the cost for certain procedures the insurer will cover; and listings of the plans’ physician providers?

What to ask your insurance company • Is there a pharmacy benefit and/or prescription home delivery service? Many plans offer competitive prices on medications through their pharmacy benefits and are set up for mail order service, potentially saving you money and time. Be sure to review your plan’s pharmacy benefits and list of covered medications. In some cases you may need to ask your physician to prescribe a different drug that does the same thing or a generic alternative to enjoy the full benefit. • Are there tools for calculating copayments and other out-of-pocket expenses? A number of insurers offer cost calculators and cost estimates for physician and other medical services on their websites to help you better budget for medical expenses. • Are there discounts for wellness programs, such as gym memberships or at-home weight-loss programs? Many insurers list these programs on their websites or you may call the customer service number and ask about them. • Are preventive services covered as required by the Affordable Care Act (ACA)? Passed in 2010, one of the

Is there a flexible spending account (FSA) benefit? FSAs allow employees to exempt a portion of their earnings from payroll taxes to pay for certain expenses, including health care related expenditures. This money can be used for such items as copayments for physician visits; bandages, rubbing alcohol and other first aid supplies; and over-the-counter medications (with prescription from a physician). What employer-sponsored wellness programs are available? Many employers partner with local health care organizations or athletic clubs to offer a range of services, such as gym memberships, smoking cessation courses and fitness classes at discounted or employer-subsidized rates.

What you can do Healthy lifestyle choices, such as regular exercise and healthy eating, can help maintain a healthy weight and reduce the risk of chronic illness later in life. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s SuperTracker offers tools to track foods and physical activities. Health calculators can help assess your risk for stroke or heart attack, calculate your body mass or find your target heart rate. Many membership organizations offer group health insurance as a membership benefit, such as AARP, the Small Business Service Bureau or alumni associations. Military veterans may be eligible for U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs health benefits.

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Volunteers Phoebe Allentown seeks compassionate individuals to assist with our memory support neighborhoods. You will be trained in Montessori principles to create meaningful experiences by practicing person-centered care. For a rewarding and fulfilling experience - 610-794-5362 jwickel@phoebe.org. Meals on Wheels Northampton Cty and Calvary United Methodist partner to provide meals to seniors in Easton area. Volunteers needed. Emily Vadasz (610) 691-1030 emilyv@mealsonwheelspa.org. Lutheran Home - Topton invites volunteers to share musical talent, voice or instrument with residents. Flex hours, days, eves, weekends. Carol Miller: 610-682-1420, millerc@diakon.org. Volunteer Center lists agencies needing volunteers. 610-807-0336, www.volunteerlv.org. Compeer of LV volunteers 4 hrs. a month with Compeer friend, a person who lives with mental illness. Do what friends do together: listen, go for a walk, watch a movie, enjoy a cup of coffee, etc. Main duty – Have Fun! 610.435.9651. Heartland Hospice seeks caring volunteers to offer bedside support and presence to those facing terminal illness. Comprehensive training, flex hours. Janet Daly, Coordinator. 610-266-0134 Are you a “people person” wanting to make a difference? Have skills and talents to use to “give back”? Compassionate Care has a variety of volunteer opportunities with a training and support program to help you use your talents. 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. martha.lieberman@rcn.com ‑ 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.

Vision Loss, 845 W. Wyoming St. Allentown. Vision Rehabilitation Series: July 10-“Making the Most of Low Vision;” July 17-“Keeping TrackFrom Basic Appliance Marking to Writing Simple Notes;” July 24“Safety and Survival in the HomeFrom Using a Telephone to Helpful Mealtime Techniques.” Instructed by Debbie Sokol-McKay, Certified Vision Rehabilitation Therapist. Center for Vision Loss, 845 W. Wyoming St., Allentown. Series is free registration requiredcall 610-433-6018.

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Wed, Jul 4 LV Vegetarians. Quaker Meeting House Rt. 512 half mile N. of Rt. 22 Twnshp. Pot luck dinner. 6pm. $3.50 610-709-8984

Thurs, Jul 5, 10-11:30 am. Vision Loss Support Group for LV residents facing vision loss. 610-433-6018 for info. Center for

Wed, Jul 4 1 pm. Macungie Seniors, Macungie Fire Company. 610-965-9584. Thurs, Jul 9 AARP Chapter 4150 at Lower Macungie Twsp. Comm. Ctr. Brookside Rd.

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Sat, Jul 14 Bethlehem Garden Club, share garden tips with local pros and hobbyists 610-

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Tues, Jul 3 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, Jul 10 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 610-395-8756.

Wed. Jul 18 Parkinson’s Support Group St. Luke’s Hospital Allentown campus 17th and Hamilton St. Refreshments 6 6:30, presentation 6:30 - 7:30 Different topics related to PD. Wed, Jul 18 LV Military Affairs Council – Saucon Manor in Hellertown. 12-1:30pm, 484-7880196, info@lvmac.org, or www. lvmac.org for info. Thur, Jul 12 7pm. LV Brain Injury Support Group - Good Shepherd Health & Tech Center, 850 S. Fifth Street, Allentown. Thur, Jul 19 12PM Caregivers & Professionals Network Group. Country Meadows of Allentown, Bldg 3, 610-395-7160

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 Jul 25 Men of Retirement Age Club 1-2;30pm, Advent Moravian Church, 3730 Jacksonville Rd, Hanover. LV Chapter 1371 National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) holds their annual picnic on Thur, July 26 at Allentown Rose Garden #2 picnic pavillion, 11:30 a.m.. Complete lunch, with drinks and dessert provided. Enjoy door prizes, a number of games and bingo. Current and former Fed workers invited. You may to bring folding chairs. $16 per person thru July 21, Ken Zeiner 610-837-7246. Those wishing to learn more about NARFE may contact Marie Nader, membership chair, at 610-2310237. 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.

Fri, Jul 13 10 am. People Meeting People Club, Senior Social Group. Fellowship Hall, Asbury United Tues 1:30-4:30 Palmer Senior Methodist ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS Church. Mon, Jul 2 7-8:30 pm. pray & share together for emotional wholeness, women’s support

for 1 BR Apts. Persons 62 or older. Rents set by PA Housing Finance Agency. Applicants must meet PHFA eligibility guidelines. Inclds appliances, carpeting, and laundry facilities. (610) 881-1500 or write Wind Gap Manor, 665 Alpha Road, Wind Gap PA 18091. EHO. TDD 1-800654-5984. *Now offering $100 OFF first month rent*


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 Silver Sneakers and all pgms: www. ymcabethlehem.org/ or 610 8677588. Allentown YMCA. For info Silver Sneakers and all pgms: Allentown www.allentownymcaywca.org/ or 610-434-9333 Easton YMCA. For info Silver Sneakers and all pgms: familyymca. org/ or 610.258.6158 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. 610-3907550. $9 includes lesson 7pm - 8:30, no partner needed. Jun 3 &10 East Coast Swing, Jun 17 & 24 West Coast Swing www.allentownswingdance.org.

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 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 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 215-997-2141, ljupright@msn.com.

Alzheimer’s or other dementias. 610-794-5273. Phoebe’s Connecting Hearts Geriatric Care - service with at-home 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 Lehigh County Senior Center 610-437-3700. Social activities throughout the month. HTCC hosts monthly Community Bingo- 1st Thursday of the month at 6:30 pm! Prizes range from $40 to $125. 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

Advertise with us. Reach our audience throughout the Lehigh Valley and Phoebe’s Alzheimer’s Support Grp beyond. 3-4:30 PM 3rd Wed. Phoebe 610-762-9011 Terrace, 1940 Turner St, Allentown. For those with loved ones with jeff@gothrive.us

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Group, meet seniors, play cards, share good times. Charles Chrin Community Ctr Palmer Township 610-252-2098 palmercommunitycenter.org

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Lifestyles over 50 July 2012  

Lifestyles over 50 July 2012