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ISSUE NO 3

Summer Fun

Trending Topics for Seniors Today including:

and Sites to See in the Bedford County Region

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Health and Wellness • Home Care • Legal • Financial Local Government • Information on Addiction Senior Resources • Community Projects Game Page and more.

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Contents Real Estate Information.................................... 4 Hometown Bank................................................. 4 Blair Gastro and GI Healthcare....................... 5 Community Life................................................... 6 Cover Story...........................................................8 Homewood At Spring House Estates Welcomes Summer and Tours...................... 10 75 Years and Counting......................................11 Bedford County Pink Ribbon Fund...............12 UPMC.................................................................... 13 Word Find........................................................... 14 4 Trains and so much more............................ 15 Timeless in Bedford County Magazine is published and distributed by Headline Marketing & Communications P.O. Box 2008, Altoona, PA 16603 203 S Juliana St., Suite #1, Bedford, PA 15522 Agency Manager, Cheryl Ebersole 814-935-4183 • solutions@headlinemc.com Magazine Sales Manager, Deanna Weaverling 814-285-1235 • dweaverling@headlinemc.com Creative Director, Lindsey Shinn 814-946-7491 • lshinn@headlinemc.com

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hank you for your outreach and support throughout the first year of our publication, Timeless in Bedford County. In response to your requests, we will continue to address topics that affect our area seniors. This third issue offers information on summer attractions with plenty of opportunities to make great memories by spending time with loved ones and a heartwarming story of a couple that’s life together has spanned over three quarters of a century. Find health and wellness tips, information about banking, benefits and availability of our local continuing care community, real estate tips, opportunities for loved ones to stay home longer, great information about what our local senior center has been up to and why you should check them out, a breast cancer support system right here at home and what options you or loved

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As always, we wish you and your family many blessings throughout the summer!

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Bedford Senior Center hether you’re unable to cook at home or simply choose not to, we invite you to join our congregate meal program at Bedford Senior Center! Each day we serve a hot, nutritious meal at noon, open to anyone 60 years of age or older with a 24-hour notice if you plan to attend. We welcome you to join our morning activities, then stay for lunch. The congregate meal plan is partially funded by the Pennsylvania Lottery. Cost to our local Area Agency

ones recently diagnosed have, a game page and more. Keep up to date with more on our Headline Marketing and Communications website; www. headlinemc.com, or our Timeless in Bedford County Facebook Page www. facebook.com/HMCTimeless. Please enjoy your FREE copy of this edition that will be distributed quarterly. Be sure to look for the next edition, coming October 7, 2019. Until then, we would love to continue to hear what you think or what topics you would like to learn more about.

on Aging is $3.74 per meal and suggested donation of just $3.00 to those attending the center that day. The meal consists of a protein, starch, vegetable, dessert or fresh fruit along with bread and milk to cover daily food group requirements. Special meals are provided for celebrations during Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. The menu can be found on the Huntingdon Bedford Fulton Area Agency on Aging website www.hbfaaa.org/lunch-menu and

in the Bedford Gazette. If you are a member of the Bedford Senior Center, the menu and activities are included in your monthly newsletter. Nonmembers can join for an annual fee of $10 and will make you eligible to receive information about trips and activities we provide year-round. Transportation to our center is available through the “CART” Program, also provided by the Area Agency on Aging. Cost is $1.00 each way. For additional information about our meal program or to learn more about our center, call 814-623-5140, Monday through Friday from 8AM to 3PM.

Bedford Senior Center

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We welcome seniors 60 years of age and older to join us for daily activities and exercise, a hot nutritious meal and monthly shopping trips, educational and nutritional programs, chartered bus tours and more.

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Our congregate meal plan is the perfect way to enjoy a hot meal you don’t have to prepare yourself or clean up afterward. With 24-hour notice, and a suggested donation of just $3.00, we invite you to join us for morning activities, then stay for a hot, nutritious meal afterward.

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Advantages to Summer Selling

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hat are some advantages to selling your home during the summer months? It’s the perfect time to showcase your property and beautiful landscape when everything is in bloom. Appearance is key when selling your home and first impressions are lasting. The longer days provide buyers with Cara Johnson more time to take in and admire blossoming flowers and shrubs, a beautifully furnished patio perfect for cookouts and mature trees that offer refreshing shade during those hot summer days. Warmer weather is a great time for Do-It-Yourself home improvements that are needed in order to spruce up some areas that may have been neglected over the winter. These simple fixes will easily get your home ready for the market. Your neighborhood can also become an even greater asset with more outdoor activities such as taking walks, playing catch or mowing. The summer season gives your potential buyer a chance to see themselves relaxed and comfortable and enjoying all your home and community has to offer. Just remember, even if your home does not sell this summer, your hard work and upkeep has prepared you for the fall market. You will have time to make any other alterations or changes to your home that summer buyers may have commented on. There are a great deal of advantages to selling your home during the summer months but don’t forget that I am an all seasons agent and can give you great selling strategies year round. It’s my pleasure to work with you and make sure you are a satisfied friend at the end! So give me a call today if you want to list or buy. And enjoy this beautiful season!

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Bedford Office Continues to Expand to Meet Your Needs

lair Gastroenterology Associates continues to grow in the Central Pennsylvania region. Blair Gastro is working to expand services in the Bedford County area and with that, we are very pleased to announce that Dr. Robert J. Bailey will now be seeing patients in our Bedford Clinic. Dr. Bailey has also been granted privileges at UPMC Bedford Memorial Hospital. Dr. Bailey is originally from the Pittsburgh area. He received his undergraduate degree from Penn State. He then went on to medical school at Pennsylvania College of Osteopathic Medicine in Philadelphia. He joined Blair Gastro in 2017. Dr. Bailey is a Board Certified Gastroenterologist. Dr. Bailey joins Dr. David Kerstetter, Jr. in serving Bedford County as a team of highly skilled physicians specializing in disorders and

diseases of the digestive system, including the Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine, Colon, Gallbladder, Liver and Pancreas. The physicians are supported by Certified Physician Assistant, Kara Topka. Kara, along with Dr. Kerstetter, are both natives of Bedford County. These three high quality healthcare providers are now serving patients and families in and around the same area where they grew up. The Blair Gastro team in Bedford is especially focused on the prevention of colon cancer through early screening. Blair Gastro is your “Colon Cancer Screening Center.” Our providers will work with you to determine the best type of colon cancer screening for you based on your family and personal history. Gastroenterologists are highly trained in determining what the most effective colon cancer screening method is for patients

based on numerous factors that are discussed during a pre-screening patient visit. Our providers will help to determine whether a Screening Colonoscopy, a Cologuard test, or a Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) is best for you. Many times, tests can return false-positives, or inconclusive results which require additional diagnostic procedures that cost the patient more. Proper evaluation of the best screening option will help you avoid additional procedures, tests and subsequent additional out-ofpocket expense. To learn more about the experts at Blair Gastro and to schedule an appointment, call today at 814-3109228. Our Everett office is located on the Bedford Hospital Campus in the Specialty Care Building at 195 Memorial Drive, Suite 6. Visit our website at www.blairgastro.com for more information.

Proud to provide comprehensive gastroenterology prevention and treatment needs

Robert J. Bailey, D.O.

David L. Kerstetter, Jr., M.D.

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Dr. Kerstetter Jr. has been serving patients in Bedford and is now joined by Dr. Bailey and Certified Physician Assistant, Kara Topka. Along with their highly trained and skilled team, they provide services to meet the increased need for quality GI healthcare in the Bedford County area.

Expanded services and extended hours. ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS - Call today to schedule an appointment. BLAIR GASTRO GASTROENTEROLOGY ASSOCIATES BEDFORD HOSPITAL CAMPUS 195 Memorial Drive, Suite 6 • 814-310-9228 • blairgastro.com WWW.HEADLINEMC.COM | 814-285-1235 | Like us on



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Pauline Clark: Matriarch

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auline Clark, who sometimes goes by the nickname “Gussy,” was born 92 years ago in Central City, Pennsylvania, one of six children who lived on a farm where they grew vegetables and raised cows, chickens and pigs. Pauline loved life on the farm and especially enjoyed riding the horses. It was hard work and she did not have one particular role – “My job was to do whatever was needed. I did everything.” That included harvesting the vegetables and then canning and preserving them for later. She married James Clark and they raised their family of two – one boy, Larry James, and one girl, Linda Kay. Pauline enjoyed cooking for her family, and one of her specialties was fried chicken, made in a castiron skillet. Pauline is a widow, and she had a stroke last year, but with good care and the support of Community Life she was able to return to living independently in her own home. She is happy that her granddaughter, Stephanie, and two of her greatgrandchildren have moved in with her. She takes great pride in her family, and recently celebrated her 92nd birthday with the family – a happy occasion for all. Pauline claims that she has no secret to her longevity. “I don’t have any advice about living a long life, unless being

bullheaded is the reason I’ve lived this long!” she says. Pauline joined Community Life Bedford in 2018 and has the distinction of being one of the very first participants at Bedford. Her granddaughter heard about Community Life, and suggested to Pauline that she might want to check into it. She attends three days a week now and is grateful for that decision. “I’ve come a long way. I was enrolled in September, and then in December I had my stroke. I wasn’t talking very well but I have improved a lot and I am always thankful that I have had the wonderful CL staff to help me.” She has made incredible progress since that time, and although she needs to use a ca walker, she can walk, thanks to the therapy she receives. Pauline appreciates everything about Community Life. The care is good, she says, and she has made some very special friendships with staff and other participants. Although she has to follow a lowsalt diet, this excellent cook says that even the food at CL is good. “Lunch today was potato soup, a hamburger and ice cream. Pretty good.” Life is still very good, she says, and she enjoys watching movies, especially the older, “classic” ones, and going shopping. An occasional

excursion to WalMart with her granddaughter or with Community Life is a favorite activity. “I always try to look nice, and I love to get a new pair of shoes or some new clothes,” she says. Pauline also enjoys playing BINGO (“When I play, I win”), listening to musical entertainment, and relaxing at the Community Life picnic tables enjoying the sunshine. And on those days when the sun isn’t shining, Pauline provides some sunshine of her own. Her friend John Porta says that her great sense of humor keeps everybody smiling and is probably the secret that has kept Pauline alive and well for so long.

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f you look up the word “resilient” in the dictionary, there’s a good chance that you will see a picture of Helen Terry there. Helen, who is 63, is the very definition of resilience: she has endured and survived four strokes in seven years, and today she is doing well. With courage, resolve and a strong spirit, Helen has managed to recover, overcome and manage disabilities, and find new meaning through relationships and work. Although she is quick to give credit to her support system and to the staff of Community Life Bedford, when you meet Helen, it quickly becomes clear that she is an exceptional woman whose own

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inner resources have enabled her to triumph over great adversity. Helen was driving to work at her job as a bank teller in the fall of 2012 when catastrophe struck. She lost control of the car and plowed into the flower bed at a market where she regularly shopped. Fortunately, the people there knew Helen and immediately called 911. In the hospital, she learned that she had had a major stroke, followed by a second one that sent blood clots to her brain. The result was a loss of speech and movement on her right side. Physical, occupational and speech therapy, and a lot of hard work on her part, helped her to

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regain her right side and her speech – but she had two more, smaller strokes in 2015 and 2018. Today, she speaks clearly and walks by herself, although fatigue can make her feel a little weak. Fortunately for Helen, she had support from her loving family. She lives with her sister Barb and Barb’s husband Dick and they are her advocates at every step. One day, while at a doctor’s office with Barb, Helen spotted a poster for Community Life. “The poster listed questions and I could answer ‘yes’ to every single one. It sounded too good to be true,” she recalls. A Community Life representative invited Helen and Barb to come and see for themselves; they spent an entire day at the Bedford Center and were immediately convinced that this was exactly what Helen needed. “I was depressed and just sitting at home,” she says. “I couldn’t work or drive. I thought my life was over, and I was sitting around waiting for the next stroke to kill me. Community Life changed everything. They have given me back my life. Because of Community Life, I have new friends, better health and a new purpose. I

have a second family there.” she goes there twice a week. She Helen has always been a creative is a leader who was elected to person and Community Life tapped serve as the Participant Council into her artistic side. She excels Representative, as a liaison between at textile arts: sewing, knitting, the staff and participants. Each CL crocheting and cross-stitching, and site has one representative and they was such a good seamstress that meet every quarter – Helen joins via she could make Skype. her own clothes. The best thing At Community Life, The staff are about Community she teaches other Life, she says, is the participants to caring and kind people. “The staff stitch on plastic are caring and kind people, and the care canvases and make people, and the holiday-themed is outstanding. care is outstanding. “hot plates” to protect tables from They do everything They do everything heated dishes. they can to help Although she can they can to help the the participants, no longer do the and they succeed. participants, and intricate work she I’ve seen dramatic once enjoyed, she changes. They see they succeed. still can do basic us as people, not sewing. “I’m the – Helen Terry as patients or as stitch whiz,” she the disabled. At laughs. “I’ve always Community Life, come back to they help you to become your best sewing. Needlework and sewing are you. I’m not an exception, they do important to me.” this with everyone. I love Community Community Life is important to Life and I want everyone to know her, too. She was the fifth participant to join the Center at Bedford, and about it.”

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Summer Fun and Sites to See in the

Bedford County Region By Victoria Williams

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ave you started planning summer fun yet? Summer is here and there is an evergrowing list of events and activities to keep you active, social and entertained all summer long. Whether you enjoy the outdoors, events with the family or doing things with old friends over the summer months, you’re bound to find something you will enjoy in Bedford County! If you enjoy the outdoors, the Bedford County region offers plenty of locations to put your skills to the test, with many parks offering different skill levels for trails and other activities. Shawnee State Park, located in Schellsburg, offers hiking and biking trails, boating and fishing, and a nine-hole, three-par disc golfing course. Nearby Blue Knob State Park, located in the northwestern tip of Bedford County, offers hiking trails, equestrian trails, swimming, fishing and plenty of picnicking spots to gather with old friends. Rocky Gap State Park offers hiking trails, pavilions for gatherings and boating and fishing in Lake Habeeb, which is known for having the “bluest water” in the state of Maryland. If you are looking to simply relax outdoors, there are plenty of events and areas to gather with friends and family. Tenley Park in Everett offers numerous events in the park for the

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whole family to enjoy, like Movie Nights at the Glen or Open Mic Nights. Downtown Bedford holds events right along Bedford’s Main Street throughout the summer with events that pique every interest, like Rock the Block and Movie Nights on the Square. Discover unique finds with local shops and antique collections all over Bedford County. Shop for fresh produce and other goods at our areas Farmer’s Market held in downtown Bedford every Wednesday that features local farms and vendors, or stop by one of the quaint cafes located throughout Bedford County to eat lunch while you shop. Looking to make a splash and soak up some sun? For the more daring older adults, Delgrosso’s Amusement Park and Laguna Splash in Tipton has a plethora of exciting slides, pools and lounge areas for you to feel like a kid again and get the adrenaline going. If you’re looking for a more relaxed experience, why not visit The Park at Morrison’s Cove. Featuring a large playground, community pool, bowling and pavilions to host any family gathering, The Park at Morrison’s Cove has something for everyone! Add local heritage to your list of things to do with some time at Old Bedford Village, or Fort Bedford Museum. Gather additional local

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history with a trip to the Bedford County Historical Society, see the train at the Everett Railroad Museum and Bloody Run Historical Society, or you can schedule a guided walking tour with our Visitors Bureau that shares narrated stories passed down from generations and information on all of the historical sites in Downtown Bedford. Travel Route 30 to the Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville and re-live the bravery shown by its passengers, whose sacrifices saved countless lives on September 11, 2001. Enjoy watching the latest movie choices with friends and family at our longest running theater, the Pitt Theatre in Downtown Bedford, or enjoy a traditional live performance from the gifted actors and actresses of the Bedford County Players, with shows scheduled throughout the entire calendar year. Nearby sporting venues include the Bedford Speedway with weekend action that will have you on the edge of your seat. Or maybe it’s time to “play ball” at the Altoona Curve. Even if you’re not a baseball fan, nothing beats an evening out filled with friends, family, cheering on our local baseball team, and a good hot dog! The Bedford County Fair needs no introduction, offering a full week of fun scheduled to begin Sunday, July 21st through the 27th. If you’re looking for an event offering a more unique | 814-285-1235 | WWW.HEADLINEMC.COM


set of skills, join the attraction of the Lumberjack Competition taking place at Camp Living Waters in Schellsburg the weekend of August 9th through the 11th. Spend some time driving around Bedford County taking in the beautiful country scenery and unique attractions. Enjoy a trip to Gravity Hill,

Let the Fun Begin! Plan your summer adventures Altoona Curve 1000 Park Avenue Altoona, PA 16602 www.milb.com/altoona/ ballpark/contact-us Bedford County Chamber of Commerce 203 S Juliana Street Bedford, PA 15522 Phone: 814-623-2233 www.bedfordcountychamber.com Bedford County Fair 108 Telegraph Road Bedford, PA 15522 Phone: 814-623-9011 www.bedford-fair.com Bedford County Historical Society 6441 Lincoln Highway Bedford, PA 15522 Phone: (814) 623-2011 www.bedfordpahistory.com Bedford County Players 814-327-6218 or 814-623-2234 www.bedfordcountyplayers.com Bedford County Visitors Bureau 131 S Juliana St, Bedford, PA 15522 (814) 623-1771 www.visitbedfordcounty.com Bedford Farmers Market Now through September 25, 2019 Wednesdays from 9AM to Noon Town Square – Corner of South Juliana and Penn Street, Bedford, PA 15522 814-623-0048 www.downtownbedford.com

where cars roll uphill and water flows the wrong way. Visit some of the 14 covered bridges within the County, with all of them being over 100 years old or more! The possibilities are endless when it comes to enjoying your summer to the fullest in the Bedford County region. I hope this information Bedford Speedway 702 W. Pitt Street Bedford, PA 15522 814-623-0500 www.bedfordspeedway.com Bloody Run Historical Society/ Everett Railroad Museum 49 West 5th Street Everett, PA 15537 814-623-8850 www.bloodyrunhistory.org Blue Knob State Park 124 Park Road Imler, PA 16655 Phone: 814-276-3576 blueknobspa@pa.gov Covered Bridges (Bedford County Visitors Bureau) 131 S Juliana Street Bedford, PA 15522 814-623-1771 www.visitbedfordcounty.com/ coveredbridges DelGrosso’s Amusement Park, Inc. 4352 E Pleasant Valley Blvd. Tipton, PA 16684 814-684-3538 www.mydelgrossopark.com Downtown Bedford, Inc. 124 Juliana Street (Second Floor) Bedford, PA 15522 Phone: 814-623-0048 www.downtownbedford.com

is helpful in planning some new adventures around our region or re-visiting places of past experiences. For the remaining open days on your calendar, visit the Bedford County Chamber of Commerce website at www.bedfordcountychamber.com and Timeless Magazine’s Facebook Page. Fort Bedford Museum 110 Fort Bedford Dr. Bedford, PA 15522 814-623-8891 www.fortbedfordmuseum.org Gravity Hill www.gravityhill.com 800-765-3331 Old Bedford Village 220 Sawblade Road Bedford, PA 15522 USA 814-623-1156 or 800-238-4347 www.oldbedfordvillage.com PA Lumberjack Championship and Outdoor Show Camp Living Waters 300 Camp Living Water Road Schellsburg, Pennsylvania 15559 (814) 733-4212 www.facebook.com/PALumberjack-Championship-andOutdoor-Show-316182865532783 Pitt Theater 134 East Pitt Street Bedford, PA 15522 814-204-0683 www.pitttheater.com/index.html Rocky Gap State Park 12900 Lakeshore Drive Flinstone, MD 21530 Phone: 301-722-1480 dnr.maryland.gov/publiclands/ Pages/western/rockygap.aspx

Everett Better Business Association (Tenley Park Events) Phone: 814-652-6458 www.everettpa.net

Shawnee State Park 132 State Park Road Schellsburg, PA 15559-7300 Phone: 814-733-4218 shawneesp@pa.gov

Flight 93 6424 Lincoln Hwy. Stoystown, PA 15563 Phone: (814) 893-6322 www.nps.gov/flni/index.htm

The Park at Morrison’s Cove 201 South Walnut Street Martinsburg, PA 16652 814-793-2176 www.mcmp.org

For more information on fun in the Bedford County Region, please visit the Bedford County Chamber of Commerce website at www.bedfordcountychamber.com or the Bedford County Visitors Bureau website at www.visitbedfordcounty.com.

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Homewood At Spring House Estates

Welcomes Summer and Tours

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ope you are enjoying a beautiful day! As always, we’d like to invite you to visit Homewood at Spring House Estates to discover all that our busy campus has to offer. We are located on 49 acres of land with beautiful views everywhere you turn! We are excited to be opening our Victoria House Personal Care unit this summer and are currently accepting applications for residency. We will have 16 rooms that will offer open-concept studios or onebedroom units. Included in our services at Victoria House are Licensed nurses on duty 24-hours a day, three meals a day, weekly housekeeping and trash removal, weekly linen service, daily scheduled activities, assistance with activities of daily living and medication management. Residents will have access to the wellness center, swimming pool, meal delivery service, maintenance service and our on-site beauty/barber shop. All of our Personal Care units are equipped with an emergency call system, which links to our nursing

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station 24 hours a day. You have the peace of mind knowing that help is available at the push of a button. We would like to tell you more about Victoria House, so contact us if you are interested. For employment opportunities, visit www.homewood.com. We are looking forward to welcoming everyone to our June Jamboree on Saturday, June 8, from 10 am–2 pm. Join us for great food and entertainment. You will be able to tour our grounds, see our cottages and apartments and ask questions about the lifestyle on our active campus! Entertainment will be provided by Country Praise around the noon hour. Admission, entertainment, fun and lunch of hot dogs and hamburgers are free. Dessert will be available for purchase. Come and experience the peaceful setting, meet some of our wonderful residents and staff and take in the beauty that is Homewood at Spring House Estates. Join us for this great afternoon – we’d love to see you! Spring House restaurant is open to the public for lunch

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Monday – Friday, 11:00 am–1:30 pm. We offer a chef-prepared menu and daily specials. Join us for Wednesday evening dinner 4:30-7:30 pm. We do not have a liquor license, so you are welcome to bring an adult beverage to enjoy with your dinner if you wish. Call ahead at 814-623-0349 for takeout orders if you like. If you have a large party that would like to join us, call ahead for reserved seating. If you are looking for a space for your private event such as a bridal or baby shower, reunion, birthday or graduation party, business breakfast, luncheon or dinner, church banquet and any other celebration you wish to have, Chef Tim would be happy to discuss the menu and your thoughts for your event. We offer special rates to non-profit groups. Again we invite you to experience all that Homewood at Spring House Estates has to offer. Call or email Helen Sickle, Marketing Director, to schedule a tour at 814-623-0349 or hrsickle@hmwd. org. We look forward to hearing from you.

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hat makes a marriage so strong it can outlast 75 years? If you ask Robert Beck, 95, of Woodbury, he’ll tell you the secret for him and his wife, Frances, 94, is, “She tells me what to do, and I just say, ‘Yes, dear.’” Born in Stony Point, VA, Robert worked in D.C. for several years. It was during that time he met Frances. Frances, born in Altoona, moved around a bit when she was a child. Then at the age of 10, her father passed away. Her mother re-married a minister from Everett and they moved to South Dakota. Frances, however, had other plans; when she was 17 years old, she took it upon herself to move back East for work, landing in the D.C. area. Her stepfather encouraged her to attend the Fifth Baptist Church in Southwest Washington D.C., where one of his colleagues was the charge pastor. It was there, one night after a Sunday evening service, Robert and a friend were out front talking, when two girls passed by leaving the church. They asked the girls if they could walk them home, and they said yes. One would think, knowing the story at present, Robert walked Frances home that night, but not so. Initially, he walked the other girl home and didn’t actually begin to court Frances until seeing her at a later time. The two were married on April 8th, 1944, working together as a team ever since including managing a church conference center in Bethany Beach, Delaware for 25 years. They have four boys, the oldest son, Robert Jr. passed away at 61. The next oldest son, Kenneth, lives in Michigan; Ronald in Florida; the youngest son, Donald, resides in Tennessee. Robert and Frances also

(Left) Robert and Frances’s wedding picture from April 8th, 1944, (right) Mava Cottle poses with Robert and Frances Beck at the Community Center in Woodbury.

have a daughter, Sonia that lives nearby, also in Woodbury. Their family continues to grow with seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and two great, great-grandchildren. Excited to share their story, the Becks’s friend, Mava Cottle, contacted our magazine to tell us about this amazing couple. “They’re the sweetest people you could ever meet,” Mava raves. Their friendship began sitting across from each other one day at the Community Center in Woodbury, and now Mava says they have their usual seats at the center and enjoy lunch almost every Wednesday. Still living independently at home with their cat, Cookie, Robert also drives them where they need to go. Even though they don’t travel far now, they’ve made a lifetime of lasting memories with several cruises they’ve taken to see different parts of the world. “We’ve taken cruises to Alaska,

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Spain, the Caribbean, New Zealand, Israel and been to Hawaii and Canada,” Robert stated, talking about all the wonderful travel destinations they’ve visited over the years. The Becks have a great sense of pride in the longevity of their lives together, and rightfully so. 75 years together is much to be celebrated. As Robert Brault once quoted, “A good marriage is each for the other and two against the world.” This sounds a lot like our new friends, Robert and Frances. Thank you both, for so graciously inviting us in for just a moment, to show what two can conquer as one. We could all take a lesson or two from their example on what makes a marriage last. “Whenever I tell him to do something, he just does it.” – Frances Beck. Well, there you have it folks. Here’s to wishing this sweet couple many more years together!

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Pink Ribbon Fund Tisia Maxwell - Survivor, 2019 Ambassador Chair

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iagnosed with Stage 1, HER2 + Breast Cancer completely turned my world upside down at 36. In June of 2008, I found a lump in my breast I assumed was a fatty cyst. My mother and sisters had them for years, so I decided it could wait until my yearly checkup Tisia Maxwell in September, which postponed diagnosis. I was married with two young sons, and knew I had a battle with cancer, and I was going to give it all I had. I prayed to God and kept my faith strong. My family and friends rallied around; I will never forget it. The surgeon, my husband and I decided on a lumpectomy. I would then undergo a rigorous treatment plan of Herceptin for a year and six intense

chemotherapy treatments throughout. Those were long days. After completion, I received 37 treatments of radiation. My sister was by my side through much of it, what a blessing. There were days I knew, as a cancer patient, I was not easy. Such sacrifice caregivers make and the emotional toll they endure watching loved ones suffer. My sons would bring me cold cloths for my head or helped me to the bathroom when I was weak. My oldest would ask: “Mom, we can’t go anywhere without someone talking about it, why can’t we get away from hearing about it?” I explained to him we were lucky to have such an amazing community that cared about us. I told him to not think of it as a reminder but as our prayer warriors. That made it a little more tolerable for him. He was already so worried and continually hearing about my situation made him worry more. When I began losing my hair, I told my husband we should shave it and let the boys take part. I pulled my long blonde hair back and my husband cut the ponytail portion off, then gave the clippers to the boys to clipper the rest. Oh my, the giggles sure did make my

heart smile. You see, I wanted them to know they cut my hair, the cancer didn’t take it. As a survivor, I want others to know breast cancer doesn’t discriminate. If diagnosed, contact the Pink Ribbon Fund. Asked to be their 2019 Ambassador Chair, I currently serve on the committee, with other survivors, and the allocation team. All money raised helps the residents in Bedford County. Learn more at www. bedfordcountypinkribbonfund.com, email, bedfordcountypinkribbonfund@ gmail.com or Pink Ribbon Fund Facebook Page. As I remember what it was like going through cancer, it was a short period in my life. I had to persevere through it. At that time, was I scared? Absolutely! But I grew to learn I had the strength to make it through. That strength was tested again, when I lost my husband at the age of 40. I truly feel cancer prepared me for so many chapters in my life. Your life is a book of many chapters. Stay in position, the page turns daily. God Bless You All, Tisia Sue Maxwell.

JOIN THE FIGHT

by registering for our oldies themed

“Pink Ribbon, Pink Hop” Launch Party sponsored by

The Bedford County Pink Ribbon Fund, established by breast cancer survivors and friends in 2017 through the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies, is committed to raising funds and awareness in the battle against breast cancer. We provide financial support to Bedford County patients and their families to assist with medical bills, travel expenses and other immediate needs.

Checkered Flag Fast Oil Change and UPMC Health Plan

to kick off our 2019 fundraising campaign at Homewood at Spring House Estates in Everett

August 29th at 5:30PM

For a minimum donation of $10.00, enjoy appetizers, punch, entertainment, silent auction and more while receiving valuable information about our 5K Run/Walk taking place Saturday, October 19th at Bedford Middle School. Thank you to the companies, individuals and volunteers who have contributed time, talent and resources to this important cause.

We want those facing a breast cancer diagnosis to know,

For more information on these events, to donate or to request assistance, please contact Fund Chair, Dr. Katherine Erlichman: 814-623-1969 or visit our website: BedfordCountyPinkRibbonFund.com

Tickets are available in advance at Lowers Pharmacy in Everett or Juli’s Wearable Art in Bedford

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2019 Multiphasic Blood Screenings Presented by UPMC Bedford

The 2019 blood screening schedule: 7 to 10 a.m., Tuesday, June 11 New Paris Clinic, New Paris 7 to 10 a.m., Thursday, July 11 UPMC Saxton Family Practice, Saxton

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n an ongoing effort to make routine health screenings available and affordable to the community, UPMC Bedford conducts multiphasic blood screening* programs multiple times a year throughout the community. *Cost is $25 for blood screening and $3 for urinalysis. The screening is a series of 28 tests, including cholesterol and triglycerides. Other tests available include TSH to check thyroid function for an additional $5, A1C to test for diabetic compliance for $5, urine microalbumin testing for diabetic kidney function for $5, and PSA for prostate cancer for $10. Patients must fast for 12 hours and consume no alcohol for 24 hours prior to screening. For an additional $3, test results can be sent to the patient. We accept cash or check only.

7 to 10 a.m., Saturday, August 10 UPMC Bedford, Everett 7 to 10 a.m., Friday, September 13 Chestnut Ridge Family Medicine UPMC, Fishertown 7 to 10 a.m., Friday, October 11 Torres’ Family Medicine - UPMC, Everett 7 to 11 a.m., Saturday, November 9 UPMC Bedford, Everett 7 to 10 a.m., Tuesday, December 3 UPMC Bedford Internal Medicine, Bedford

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4 Trains and More

By Patricia Brown Morgart

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hat’s the theme for the Everett Railroad and Community Museum located on 5th St, in Everett, PA. The Bloody Run Historical Society maintains and operates the museum open Saturdays April through Oct. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The original train station and freight building were saved from demolition by the Society after the train company was sold and moved to Duncansville, and are now packed with Everett community history AND 4 trains: a restored engine

and its bright red caboose which children of all ages love to climb into are on site, inside is a huge area diorama with a much smaller train continuously circulating, an old Lionel in a 50’s Christmas village brings back memories and a Thomas Engine play table gives kids a chance to pretend engineer. Woven into this railroad world is every form of Everett town and population history, in photos, script and archival collections, including an impressive military wall recording Everett veterans stats and photos from the Revolutionary War to

the present, an ever growing and permanent record. Bloody Run (Everett’s original name) Historical Society is nonprofit and relies on donations and volunteers, there are no paid workers. Admission is free, donations are appreciated. Membership and other information plus a visual tour is available at www.bloodyrunhistory.org and on Facebook. Take a tour down memory lane and then come experience the real thing. And, yes, we have a gift shop!

Experience

Everett, PA SHOP • SEE • EXPLORE

Steeped in rich history and located on Lincoln Highway (Rt. 30) just miles from Bedford, Everett offers an abundance of unique shops and eateries along with attractions and outdoor activities such as Tenley Park, the Everett Railroad Station Museum, the Everett Theater, Kayaking on the Raystown Branch of the Juniata River, and many more. Experience history, experience Everett, PA.

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