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Choral Program Connects Music with Memories By Megan Joyce

Olivia Maturano, constituent services coordinator at the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Pennsylvania Like most seasonal choral groups, rehearsals for the Sing for the Moment Chapter in Harrisburg. “The choir’s main focus is social choir held at the Rife Center at interaction, but Bethany participants Village will also benefit are well from the underway. wellness aspects This of singing, eight-week such as reduced choral stress and program, improved however, is designed Sing for the Moment Choir participants after mood,” specifically their spring 2017 concert at Bethany Village, Maturano said. including conductor Dr. Rachel Cornacchio, Music has for those far left, and pianist Justin Myers, far right. become a with well-received memory stimulus for people with memory loss loss. or cognitive impairment. Alzheimer’s and dementia sufferers “Music is stored in many areas of in the early to middle stages of the brain and is a basic part of what memory loss—along with their makes us human,” Maturano said. caregivers—gather weekly to enjoy “The Sing for the Moment choir aims music and socialize, according to

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memories are what stay intact for the longest amount of time.” Using music associated with personal memories helps reach and engage the person with dementia even as memory fails, Maturano said.

Personalized music can also help decrease difficult behaviors and assist the person with dementia in communicating and connecting with loved ones. The Sing for the Moment choir,

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At Your Fingertips Helpful numbers, hotlines, and local businesses and organizations eager to serve you—all just a phone call away. Emergency Numbers American Red Cross (717) 845-2751

Healthcare Information Pa. HealthCare Cost Containment Council (717) 232-6787

Central Pennsylvania Poison Center (800) 521-6110 Cumberland County Assistance (800) 269-0173

Hearing Services Duncan Nulph Hearing Associates 5020 Ritter Road, Suite 10G Mechanicsburg (717) 766-1500

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Home Care Services Asbury Home Services (717) 591-8332

Funeral & Cremation Services Cremation Society of Pennsylvania Serving Cumberland County (800) 720-8221 Funeral Directors Cocklin Funeral Home, Inc. 30 N. Chestnut St., Dillsburg (717) 432-5312 Health & Medical Services Alzheimer’s Association (717) 651-5020 American Diabetes Association (800) 342-2383 Arthritis Foundation (717) 763-0900 CONTACT Helpline (717) 652-4400 The National Kidney Foundation (800) 697-7007 PACE (800) 225-7223 Social Security Administration (Medicare) (800) 302-1274 Vision Resources of Central Pennsylvania (717) 238-2531

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national anthem. After her two sons were grown, Keller reentered the It’s been six years since Peggy workforce and revived her Kurtz Keller stood rooted on musical pursuits, earning stage in overjoyed delight after roles in community theater hearing her name announced and performing for service as the winner of On-Line organizations, senior groups, Publishers’ 2011 pa state Senior and holiday parties. Idol competition, her bright “At 60 I think I’m feeling smile the only means of escape more confident and beautiful for the joy ricocheting through Photo credit: Pavan Kumar ( inside and out—I feel like I her body. Keller performed can do pretty much anything,” The Central Pennsylvania “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” Keller said. native has been no stranger to a during the talent portion of the During the Ms. Pennsylvania stage in the meantime. 2017 Ms. Pennsylvania Senior Senior America event, which “I’ve been doing a lot America competition. was held at the Red Lion Hotel of entertaining: a lot more in Harrisburg, five judges senior groups, retirement evaluated Pennsylvania’s 12 communities, singing the contestants on four categories: national anthem at the inner beauty, evening gown, Harrisburg Senators and philosophy of life, and talent. Reading Phillies—a little bit “Peggy was what we call the higher up in the food chain,” ‘triple threat’ in competition,” Keller said. “So I’ve been quite Denise Russo-Caiazzo, Ms. busy with my entertaining since Pennsylvania Senior America Senior Idol.” state administrator, said. Keller, 60, can now happily “She had exceptional add another notable title to her confidence in her interview and entertainment resume: that was well spoken and intelligent. of reigning Ms. Pennsylvania She radiated her enthusiasm Senior America. for life with her millionOn July 30, Keller won the Photo credit: Pavan Kumar ( dollar smile,” Russo-Caiazzo 2017 statewide competition, From left, Keller’s niece, continued. “She was poised and an annual talent and “inner Grace Kurtz; mother, Evelyn Kurtz; regal in her evening gown and beauty” pageant that strives to Keller; husband, Mike Keller; and very articulate as she gave her “emphasize and give honor to sister-in-law, Marie Kurtz. heartwarming ‘philosophy of women who have reached the life.’” ‘age of elegance,’” according to “It was so much fun,” Keller its website (www.senioramerica. said of the competition. “It was org). a very similar kind of vibe as As a result of her Senior Idol Senior Idol because we all were win, Keller said a representative kind of in the same boat. We from Ms. Senior America had were all mature women … we checked in with her regularly, all just wanted the opportunity eager for Keller to turn 60 to show that women over 60 can to meet the minimum age still be entertaining, productive, requirement for the pageant. and beautiful.” “I just love to entertain so For the talent portion, much that I felt [the pageant] Keller won the 2011 pa state Senior Idol competition with her rendition Keller—who favors the would give me another of “Summertime.” “standards” and big-band opportunity to meet a whole music of the 1940s and ’50s— group of individuals that I intended to perform what she calls her “signature could expose [my music] to; it would open up some song”: George Gershwin’s “Summertime” from Porgy doors for me,” Keller said. & Bess. It is also the song that also clinched her pa Keller’s knack for performance dates back to her state Senior Idol title in 2011. childhood, where in high school she won the local But another contestant had already chosen Junior Miss Pageant and frequently performed the

“Summertime,” so Keller went with “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” She will also represent Pennsylvania at this year’s national Ms. another of her favorites. In the end, the second-choice song Senior America pageant, to be held Oct. 15-19 in Atlantic City, selection didn’t matter. New Jersey. Keller’s husband will join her for the three-day “I was so overwhelmed [when] I got a standing ovation,” competition, as will about 15 friends and family offering Keller, a fulltime OB-GYN triage nurse, said. “I felt their support. Peggy Keller’s really good about the day; I knew I did the best I could Pennsylvania has never had a national title “Philosophy of Life,” do, and I could not have done anything differently.” holder, Russo-Caiazzo said. as presented to Singing wasn’t the only talent on display that day, “We at Pennsylvania Senior America feel Ms. Pennsylvania however. Keller’s fellow contestants, who ranged in that Peggy can break that streak and become Senior America judges: age from 60-89, exhibited skills as wide ranging Pennsylvania’s first national winner and carry As I live each day, I know that I will as pie baking, singing, dancing, and readings of home the crown as Ms. Senior America 2017,” be faced with daily challenges that will original poetry. Russo-Caiazzo said. “She certainly has all the teach me and allow me to grow. As I Thirteen friends and family members came out qualities of a national winner!” reflect on the day’s events, I ask myself, to support Keller in the audience. If Keller does take home the national crown, “Have I given all of who I am today?” If “They were screaming and yelling and carrying her duties and opportunities will be similar to in my heart of hearts, I know that to be on,” she laughed. “It was really kind of one of those of the state winner but on a grander scale, true, for what more can I ask? those things where the energy was really high and with country-wide recognition and exposure. My all today may be different than contagious.” “She will continue her crusade to help educate yesterday or even tomorrow; however, Her supporters weren’t the only ones in need seniors and show the world that seniors are the if I have given all that I can be, taken of a good holler. After the judges announced their foundation of America, and they are still going the lessons learned, and entertained decision and Keller received the crown, sash, and strong,” Russo-Caiazzo said. “The sky is the limit for new ideas and thoughts from flowers, she paused before the outdoor photo shoot the national winner.” others, I will become a more and turned to Russo-Caiazzo. Keller said she plans to take the October complete woman. “As soon as I got outside, I said to Denise, ‘Is it OK if competition in stride, but that doesn’t mean she isn’t I scream now? I just feel like I have to scream!’” Keller said. headed to Atlantic City with her eye on the prize. “So I screamed. It felt really good.” “I’m going there for the fun of the whole experience,” she As the state winner, Keller “will represent women over 60 and said, “but I have that competitiveness about me, and I’m sure as help educate the public about senior life, while dispelling the myths shooting going to do the best I can with the intention that I’m going of ageism,” Russo-Caiazzo said. “She will make appearances throughout the to come away a winner.” state, spreading the message that seniors still have a lot of life and a lot to give Cover photo credit: Pavan Kumar ( society.”

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$7,181: The national median cost of a funeral with viewing and burial for 2014. If a vault is included, something that is typically required by a cemetery, the median cost is $8,508. The cost does not take into account cemetery, monument, or

marker costs or miscellaneous cashadvance charges, such as for flowers or an obituary. $6,078: The national median cost of a funeral with viewing and cremation in 2014. The cost does not take into account vault, cemetery monument/marker costs, or other miscellaneous cashadvance charges. 50.2: The percentage of Americans who chose cremation in 2016, up from 48.5 percent in 2015, while 43.5 percent opted for burial, down from 45.4 percent in 2015. Source: National Funeral Directors Association

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after death. Our vision might not be the same as our family members’, Alpert says, so it’s important to decide how and where your final resting place will be and whether there should be a funeral or a memorial service. Do you want a burial or cremation? Do you prefer an old-fashioned obituary or a simple social media announcement? Hire experts. “There is a business

for every need, and the arena of death is no exception,” Alpert says. Try contacting a team of professionals—attorneys, accountants, financial advisers—who can help sort through all the financial and legal details ahead of time so there are fewer challenges to face at the time of death. “The best way to honor a loved one’s legacy is to ensure that his or her wishes are carried out after death,”

Alpert says. “But that shouldn’t happen at the expense of a budget when you’re grieving and can’t make clear decisions.” Susan Covell Alpert, author of Later is Too Late: Hard Conversations that Can’t Wait (, is a lecturer, consultant, entrepreneur, and frequent guest on national radio and television shows. Alpert is also the author of Driving Solo: Dealing with Grief and the Business of Financial Survival.

How ‘Trick or Treat!’ Took Over the World Wherever you live, chances are that on Oct. 31 you’ll be visited by pirates, ghosts, princesses, and monsters crying, “Trick or treat!” at your front door. Costumes and going door-to-door for treats can be traced back to pagan and Christian rituals from the Middle Ages. In Britain and Ireland, poor people would beg for food door-to-door in exchange for prayers for the dead on the day before All Souls’ Day (Nov. 2). This practice, called “souling,” evolved from a European pagan tradition. The wearing of costumes and masks originates in Celtic traditions of attempting to placate evil spirits by

copying them. Immigrants from Scotland and Ireland brought the tradition of “guising” to the New World, with children going through their neighborhoods requesting food and coins, usually in exchange for a dance or poem. The term “trick or treat” in print was seen in Alberta, Canada, in 1927, and in the Oregon Journal newspaper in 1934: “Other young goblins and ghosts, employing modern shakedown methods, successfully worked the ‘trick or treat’ system in all parts of the city.” Trick-or-treating had become

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‘Soul Man’ Randal Hill

In their shows, Sam Moore and Dave Prater became a freewheeling bundle of collective energy, joyfully bobbing, weaving, and gyrating, and all the while singing at full throttle. Popular among the many nicknames the duo earned was “The Sultans of Sweat,” as every highenergy performance left actual tiny lakes of perspiration onstage. In Rhythm and the Blues, Atlantic Records’ Jerry Wexler said, “Their live act was filled with animation, harmony, and seeming goodwill.” Oh? That “seeming” goodwill apparently wasn’t directed at each other, as the pair endured a tumultuous partnership for the two decades they performed together. Moore and Prater would often arrive at concert venues separately,

was Moore who each demanding his own dressing wanted to work alone and stop room. During performing the concerts, they Sam and Dave usually managed catalogue of to avoid eye contact with the hits—which, according to other. Apparently Prater, Moore the two once went never liked much a dozen years anyway. without even speaking to each Tenor Moore and baritone/ other offstage. Each artist had tenor Prater rose “Soul Man” to fame as the his own litany of Sam and Dave quintessential complaints about October 1967 American soul act. the other. Moore Both had come from Southern church said he abhorred Prater’s drug usage and constant griping about wanting backgrounds. Moore once sang with a doo-wop to do a solo act with new material. Prater, in turn, groused that it group called the Majestics but later switched to such gospel outfits as the Gales and the Mellonaires. Prater had sung in his church choir and eventually became part of the gospelbased Sensational Hummingbirds. When the pair met by chance at a Miami club, they soon found themselves performing together, their onstage chemistry delighting appreciative audiences who only saw two African-American men having fun and loving their work. In 1967, Sam and Dave recorded their biggest hit, “Soul Man,” on the Memphis-based Stax Records label. It reached No. 1 on the soul charts and

No. 2 on the pop lists, and it won a Grammy the following year. “Soul Man” had come about when co-writer Isaac Hayes was inspired by a 1967 TV newscast of a Detroit riot. Many black-owned buildings had been marked with a single, boldly lettered word: SOUL. This inspired Hayes and his writing partner, David Porter, to develop the Sam and Dave classic. “It was the idea of one’s struggle to rise above his present conditions,” Hayes explained in the book Soulsville USA. “It’s almost a tune [where it’s] kind of like boasting, ‘I’m a soul man.’ … It’s a pride thing.” In November 1978, the Blues Brothers—comics Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi—performed “Soul Man” on Saturday Night Live. When they cut their own version of the classic song, retaining the original blaring horns and stinging guitar licks, the hit remake on Atlantic Records reached a whole new audience. Despite their career-long personal turmoil, Sam and Dave were elected to the prestigious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which tacitly acknowledged the duo’s masterful transition of gospel music’s elements into the popular music mainstream. Randal C. Hill is a rock ’n’ roll historian who lives at the Oregon coast. He may be reached at

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Grass over Turf Bill Levine

As a grade schooler in the late 1950s, I really missed my dad on Saturdays. Dad would close down his dental practice at noon, come home, and then jump into a car with Grandpa and a few racing pals and head to the local horse track. From Mom’s grumblings, I got the idea that the so-called Sport of Kings was sleazy, so why would Dad play horses instead of playing catch at home? I later understood why when he said he bought the Boston Record American newspaper because of its racing charts. The 1960s, though, ushered in a new Dad. We joined a nearby country club, and Dad became fascinated with the backswing instead of the back stretch. I was happier now on Saturday because I could occasionally join Dad at the pool or the 19th hole grill. Unlike the mysterious touts, I got to know Dad’s golfing partners. Dad and I even started to play a few holes together. This was a great father-and-son bonding activity once I learned how to replace divots. We both got the mini-workout exercise of trekking the hilly layout of the club. Undoubtedly, Dad thought this was better than watching horses exercise. One round when I was 15 was transcendent for both of us. It was the father/son club tournament. This one day, Dad’s advice stuck: I didn’t pick my head up, and my shots went airborne. It was a best-ball format, and we used my crushed drive off the seventh hole.

We shot 46, good enough to win. It was a highlight reel for us then and forever, as it was our lone joint trophy. Dad, though, accumulated numerous trophies over the next four decades along a raft of golfing buddies. Eventually he left the country club but then moved to a new home, a couple of stiff threewoods from the Brookline Municipal course. Brookline Municipal became his second home. In his 70s, Dad forged a new career as a state health consultant. Whacking a Pinnacle was not a job requirement, but it helped when vendors invited him to toney courses. On one such luxe links event, Dad was gifted a set of Callaways. This was his last and best set of clubs. About 10 years after Dad acquired the Callaways, he offered me the clubs. I was saddened by the offer because Dad was now giving up golf, his sweet spot of conviviality, with his athleticism gone. But, bottom line, I was honored to inherit the clubs. If Dad had stayed with the dubious Sport of Kings and fashioned a life at the track, I’m sure that his parting memento to me would have been a box full of losing pari-mutuel tickets or other heartbreaks. Bill Levine is a retired IT professional and active freelance writer. Bill aspires to be a humorist because it is easier to be pithy than funny.

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The Beauty in Nature

Suburban Food Chains Clyde McMillan-Gamber

Common, everyday house sparrows are abundant in cities, towns, and farmyards the year around in southeastern Pennsylvania and across most of the United States and other countries around the world. They are small, plain, and unknown, ignored or despised by most people because of their omnipresent abundance, the “dirt” they create with their droppings and nest materials, and their pushing native birds out of nesting sites to use those spots themselves. But the adaptable, assertive, and prolific house sparrows, which are Old World weaver finches, are part of human-made habitats and food chains. Adult house sparrows mostly consume grain, weed, and grass seeds in fields. This species has spread around the world in great numbers

because of its adult house adapting to sparrows killing invertebrates agricultural as large as practices in the Japanese beetles last 10,000 years. But this and annual cicada grubs species also to feed their ingests what is young. easily available, A variety including cast-off of city and food in garbage Adult house sparrow. suburban cans, dumpsters, and parking lots. predators catch and eat house sparrows, mainly They also feed on seeds in birdfeeders housecats, blue jays, crows, Cooper’s and pick out chewed, but undigested, hawks, sharp-shinned hawks, and bits of corn from manure strips in merlins. fields and horse droppings on rural roads. I’ve seen blue jays kill weaver finches a couple of times. Jays don’t have sharp Adult house sparrows feed proteinpacked invertebrates to their offspring claws to quickly grab and stab their victims, so they bludgeon their prey to in their nurseries, which causes those death with their heavy beaks. youngsters to grow rapidly. I’ve seen

I saw a sharp-shinned hawk catch a house sparrow on our lawn during a snowfall. The sharpy quickly killed the sparrow with its talons and ate its victim on top of the snow while snow fell around the hawk. After the hawk had eaten and flew away, snowflakes quickly covered the sparrow’s remains. Cooper’s hawks regularly prey on house sparrows on our lawn through each year. Coops even dive into and scramble through shrubbery to catch their prey. Those hawks perch on trees to consume their catches, while the victims’ feathers float to the ground. House sparrows are small and disliked by most people, but they are big in the impact they have on wildlife in cities, suburbs, and barnyards. They are part of several food chains of who eats whom.

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I hope you will join us for the 18th annual Cumberland County 50plus EXPO. Each month, 50plus LIFE brings you information on topics of health, wellness, finance, and much more. This is our opportunity to bring 50plus LIFE to life—your life! Representatives from an array of businesses are looking forward to speaking with you about topics that are important to you! Unbeknownst to many of us, our own communities hold a wealth of information. Our 50plus EXPOs are effective forums for all those “hidden” community resources to gather in visible, easy-to-access locations. OLP Events and the Cumberland County Aging & Community Services are happy to be able to present this dynamic, one-day event to our visitors free of charge. The 50plus EXPO isn’t just informative, however—it’s also entertaining! Live demonstrations and entertainment at this year’s EXPO will include musical-theater performances, a container-gardening demonstration, a tech talk, tips for dealing with sciatic pain, and more. This day is made possible through the generous support of our sponsors. Please stop by their booths, have your bingo card signed, and talk with them about how they can assist you. Co-presenter – Cumberland County Aging & Community Services Principal Sponsors – 50plus LIFE and Homeland Center Guide Sponsor – UMPC Pinnacle Carlisle Automotive Sponsor – Freedom Automotive

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Directions to the Carlisle Expo Center • 100 K Street, Carlisle From Baltimore:

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• I-83 N to PA Turnpike W (I-76) • PA Turnpike to exit 226 (Rt. 11 S) • Travel 2.5 miles, right onto Clay Street • Turn at 2nd traffic light (K Street)

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• Schuylkill Exp. to PA Turnpike W (I-76) • PA Turnpike to exit 226 (Rt. 11 S) • Travel 2.5 miles, turn right onto Clay Street • Turn at 2nd traffic light (K Street)

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50plus EXPO – Brought to You By: On-Line Publishers, Inc. celebrates more than 20 years serving the mind, heart, and spirit of the 50+ community of Central Pennsylvania through our Mature Living Division of publications and events. OLP Events, its events division, produces six 50plus EXPOs annually in Chester, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster (two), and York counties. These events are an opportunity to bring both businesses and the community together for a better understanding of products and services available to enhance life. Entrance to the event, health screenings, and seminars held throughout the day are free to visitors. The Veterans’ Expo & Job Fair—held in York, Berks, and Lancaster counties and in the Capital Area—provides veterans and their families an opportunity to be introduced to exhibitors who are interested in their well-being. The Job Fair connects veterans and employers face-to-face to discuss available positions.


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Cumberland County Aging and Community Services provides a wide range of services to the community. Their goal is to provide protection, coordination, personal care, support, and housing services to seniors and their families, people with disabilities, people at risk of homelessness, and families with young children. Many services are available to meet these goals and some are listed below. • Information and Referral can provide a caller with details about aging and many other programs and resources available in the community. • Senior centers offer recreation and socialization as well as a nutritious lunch. • Care Management assesses the need for aging services, determines any cost share for services, and ensures delivery of services to older adults in their homes. • Protective Services investigates allegations of abuse, neglect, or financial exploitation, and actions are taken to assure the well-being of the older adult. • Shared Ride transportation is available for essential trips for adults age 60+. • Prime Time Health encourages a healthy lifestyle. Assistance with Medicare and related health insurance is available through APPRISE.


50plus LIFE (formerly 50plus Senior News) is published monthly, touching on issues and events relevant to the 50+ community. The Resource DIRECTORY for the Caregiver, Aging, and Disabled is published annually in distinct county editions and contains information from local businesses and organizations offering products or services that meet the needs of these groups. 50plus Living is an annual publication and the premier resource for retirement living and healthcare options for mature adults in the Susquehanna and Delaware valleys. On-Line Publishers also works to inform and celebrate women in business through our Business Division. BusinessWoman includes professional profiles and articles that educate and encourage women in business. The women’s expo is a one-day event featuring exhibitors and interactive fun that encompass many aspects of a woman’s life. Events are held annually in Dauphin, Lebanon, Lancaster, and Cumberland counties.

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• The Caregiver Support Program assists with the costs of providing care for older family members.   • Th  e Ombudsman Program provides advocacy, education, and resolution of complaints made by or for consumers of long-term care services. • The Homeless Assistance Program provides case management, rental assistance, and assistance through PPL’s Operation Help Program for nearhomeless and homeless individuals and families. • Cumberland Cares for Children provides support, resources, and education for early childrearing and child development for parents of newborns and preschool children. • Food pantries supported by Aging and Community Services offer nutritious food at regular distribution dates and sites. • Older adults and adults with a physical disability may choose to receive service coordination through this agency for Medicaid waiver programs offered by the Office of Long-Term Living if determined to be eligible.  Cumberland County Aging and Community Services can be reached by calling (717) 240-6110 or (888) 697-0371, ext. 6110.

50plus LIFE It’s not an age. It’s an attitude. 50plus LIFE (formerly 50plus Senior News) reflects the lifestyles and attitudes of today’s boomerand-beyond generations. On-Line Publishers, Inc. (OLP) was founded more than 20 years ago with a mission in mind: to enhance the lives of individuals within the Central Pennsylvania community. Over the years, 50plus LIFE has grown to six unique editions in Chester, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, and York counties. Central Pennsylvania’s adults over 50 are a dynamic and inspiring population who refuse to slow down and who stay deeply involved in their careers, communities, and family lives, and 50plus LIFE strives to reflect that in its editorial content. Pick up a free copy of 50plus LIFE for articles that will amuse you, inspire you, inform you, and update you on topics relevant to your life. Be sure to check out 50plus LIFE’s website (www.50plusLIFEpa. com), featuring editorial and photo content and offering you, its readers, a chance to offer your thoughts and commentary on the articles that reach you each month. And you can even find 50plus LIFE on Facebook (www.facebook. com/50plusLIFEpa)! The advertisers in 50plus LIFE offer goods or services to foster a happy, healthy life. They are interested in increasing your quality of life, so please call them when considering a purchase or when you are in need of a service. Let us know what you think of 50plus LIFE! Connect with us on our website, on Facebook, by emailing, or by calling (717) 285-1350.

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Proudly Sponsored By: Principal Sponsors:

Automotive Sponsor: Freedom Automotive

Visitor Bag Sponsor: OSS Health

EXPO Guide Sponsor: UPMC Pinnacle Carlisle

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Supporting Sponsors: Asbury Home Services • Menno Haven Retirement Communities The Orthopedic Institute of Pennsylvania – Family of Care • Premier Eye Care Group • Vibra Health Plan Media Sponsors:

The 50plus EXPO is FREE to the community due to the generosity of our sponsors.


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Kmart will be providing flu shots on a first-come, first-served basis at the 50plus EXPO. Flu shots are no-cost for most people with Medicare Part B and most insurance plans. Please bring your insurance card. For all others, the vaccine will be offered at an EXPO special price of $17.99 for trivalent (regular) flu vaccine, $29.99 for the quadrivalent vaccine, and $53.99 for high-dose 65+. The 50plus EXPO committee is looking for volunteers to help at our 18th annual Cumberland County 50plus EXPO on Oct. 19, 2017, at the Carlisle Expo Center, 100 K Street, Carlisle, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.


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Aetna......................................................................................... 142 Alzheimer’s Association® – Greater Pennsylvania Chapter... 141 Appleby Systems, Inc.............................................................. 147 Asbury Home Services............................................................ 144 AT&T.......................................................................................... 140 AT&T.......................................................................................... 189 Basement Waterproofing Specialists................................... 129 Bath Fitter................................................................................. 159 Bethany Village........................................................................ 145 Better View Windows Doors.................................................. 171 Brookdale Senior Living Solutions........................................ 170 Bureau of Blindness & Visual Services.................................. 146 The Campus of the Jewish Home of Greater Harrisburg... 160 Capital BlueCross..................................................................... 166 Castle Windows....................................................................... 158 Castlerigg Wine Shop, LLC...................................................... 169 Central Pennsylvania Parkinson’s Disease Support Groups...206 Central Penn College.............................................................. 104 Chapel Pointe........................................................................... 174 Claremont Nursing & Rehab Center..................................... 153 CLASSIC COUNTRY, WIOO COUNTRY GOLD RADIO 97.9FM, AM1000, 93.9FM, AM1480.................................................. 161 ClearCaptions........................................................................... 176 Client Focused Financial......................................................... 156 Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage............................... 154 Cremation Society of Pennsylvania Inc................................ 131 The Crossings at West Shore.................................................. 183 Cumberland County Office of Aging and Community Services.................................................... 101-103 Cumberland Goodwill Fire Rescue EMS............................... 139 Cumberland Valley Foot and Ankle Specialists................... 199 DMP Solutions......................................................................... 164

Drayer Physical Therapy......................................................... 187 Freedom Automotive..................................................... 113, 114 Gateway Health....................................................................... 201 Geisinger GOLD....................................................................... 191 Gilbert Physical Therapy......................................................... 148 Health Network Laboratories................................................ 155 HealthSouth............................................................................. 186 Hoffman Funeral Home.......................................................... 162 Homeland Center............................................................ 124-126 Homespire Windows & Doors................................................ 107 Humana.................................................................................... 163 KeyNet BusinessNetwork Insurance Enrollment Center... 175 Kidney Foundation of Central Pennsylvania....................... 123 Kilmore Eye Associates........................................................... 157 Kitchen Saver........................................................................... 190 Kmart........................................................................................ 197 LeafFilter Gutter Protection................................................... 122 LuLaRoe.................................................................................... 205 ManorCare Health Services.................................................... 172 Med-Staffers............................................................................. 150 Menno Haven Retirement Communities............................. 198 Messiah Lifeways............................................................. 203, 204 Mid-Atlantic Waterproofing.................................................. 151 Miracle-Ear............................................................................... 121 Moyer House at Carroll Village.............................................. 167 Office of Attorney General, Bureau of Consumer Protection... 120 Office of the State Fire Commissioner.................................. 143 The Orthopedic Institute of Pennsylvania – Family of Care................................................................ 193-195 OSS Health................................................................................ 149 Pennsylvania Lottery.............................................................. 182 Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission.............................. 165

PPL Electric Utilities – Winter Relief Assistance Program......................................................................... 179, 180 Premier Eye Care Group.......................................................... 115 Prudential Advisors................................................................. 196 Quality Care Pharmacy, Big Spring Pharmacy, Holly Pharmacy & Easy Med............................................... 117 rabbittransit............................................................................. 109 Renewal by Andersen of Central Pennsylvania.................. 184 Representative Sheryl M. Delozier & Representative Greg Rothman....................................................................... 207 Ricker Sweigart and Associates............................................. 178 Rolling Green Cemetery......................................................... 110 RSVP of the Capital Region, Inc............................................. 128 The Sentinel............................................................................. 168 Stoken Wagner Opthalmic Associates................................. 173 Sundance Vacations................................................................ 119 TriState LeafGuard................................................................... 208 UPMC for Life........................................................................... 118 UPMC Pinnacle Carlisle................................................... 132-136 Vibra Health Plan..................................................................... 181 Weis Markets............................................................................ 127 West Shore Home.................................................................... 138 WHP580.................................................................................... 111 WHTM abc27............................................................................ 192 WPFG......................................................................................... 188 Principal Sponsor Visitor Bag Sponsor Automotive Sponsor EXPO Guide Sponsor

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4 Simple and Potentially Life-Saving Breast Cancer Tips as well as recurrent breast cancer (due to low magnesium levels, relatively speaking). The paper states, “Most women with hormone-sensitive breast cancer are recommended to take aromatase inhibitors, which cause bone loss, and thus are generally prescribed calcium and vitamin D, but not magnesium.” So when you take high amounts of calcium all by itself for osteoporosis, it may be better for you to add supportive minerals, such as magnesium and/or vitamin D. Talk to your doctor.

Few things are more painful to bear than a diagnosis of breast cancer and all that goes with it. I have three close friends who are breast cancer thrivers today, although my motherin-law died from it. The suspicious spot on her scan did not receive follow-up imaging, and by the following year, it was too late. She died in 1996. I miss her, but I get to love her son. We’ve learned so much since then. I will share the new research now. There is a more comprehensive version of my article with more tips at my website (www.suzycohen. com). 1. Bone loss treatment may need to be reevaluated. According to a paper published in Medical Hypothesis (2010), alterations in the serum-calcium-to-magnesium ratio could lead to increased development of new

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Your chance of taking home a great prize from the 50plus EXPO is HUGE! These are just a sampling of the many door prizes provided by our exhibitors.

The EXPO thanks the following companies for their generous contributions: AT&T Bluetooth headset ($129 value) The Campus of the Jewish Home of Greater Harrisburg Wines of Pennsylvania basket ($50 value) Castlerigg Wine Shop, LLC Gift card (two at $20 value each) Gift baskets (two at $100 value each) Claremont Nursing & Rehab Center Thermal lunch bag ($20 value) Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Door wreath and wine ($50 value)

KeyNet BusinessNetwork Insurance Enrollment Center Free accidental life policy ($3,000 value) ManorCare Health Services Gift basket ($50 value) Moyer House at Carroll Village Market Place Café gift card ($25 value) The Orthopedic Institute of Pennsylvania – Family of Care OrthoPA apparel, pens, cup, with gift card and first aid kit ($50 value) Vibra Health Plan Fall gift basket ($40 value)

2. Natural folate from salads and greens is incredible for you. Eating folate-rich foods appears to reduce breast cancer risk. This was determined when researchers evaluated the diets of 367,993 women recruited from 10 European countries. The researchers used data from the European please see TIPS page 22

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TIPS from page 21 Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) study. Eating a diet rich in dietary folate may be associated with a lower risk of sex hormone receptor-negative breast cancer, at least in premenopausal women. 3. There are natural SERMs (selective estrogen receptor modulators). SERMs can block estrogen-mediated breast cancer growth and help to maintain bone density in postmenopausal women. You know the drugs as tamoxifen (Nolvadex) and raloxifene (Evista) and others. A paper in Phytomedicine 2016 found that rhodiola rosea acts a bit like a SERM by binding to estrogen receptors, counteracting TNF alpha and protecting bone cells (osteoblasts) from hydrogen peroxide. You should discuss the risks and benefits with your physician, but it seems that with SERM activity, natural rhodiola might help mitigate or delay g tin r poornso p u S p S

menopause-related discomfort and support breast health. 4. Eating rosemary is powerful. This herb contains natural compounds, such as rosmarinic acid, that are protective of our reproductive organs. Another spice called spica prunellae (xia ku cao in Chinese medicine) contains this rosmarinic acid. There are studies on rosmarinic acid that are important to breast cancer survivors; for example, one found it can slow or inhibit bone metastasis from breast cancer. There are more tips at my site. For now, consider putting rosemary sprigs in everything you eat. It’s easy, simple, and provides many other health benefits. This information is not intended to diagnose, prevent, or treat your disease. For more information about the author, visit

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Join me, Dr. Michael M. Gilbert, DPT, for a seminar at 11:45 a.m. at center stage if you have:

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Health Screenings Central Penn College Booth #104 Blood pressure screening Cumberland Valley Foot and Ankle Specialists Booth #199 General foot health

The Orthopedic Institute of Pennsylvania – Family of Care Booths #193–195 Heel scan for bone density

Health Network Laboratories Booth #155 Glucose screenings Miracle-Ear Booth #121 Hearing screening

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Don’t Miss the Great Lineup of Seminars and Entertainment at the EXPO! 9:30 a.m. – Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer’s Disease Presented by Jan Reisinger, MBA CAE, Education and Outreach Coordinator, Alzheimer’s Association® – Greater Pennsylvania Chapter Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging. Learn the symptoms and effects of Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia; how Alzheimer’s affects the brain and its causes and risk factors; how to find out if it’s Alzheimer’s disease and how to address a diagnosis; the benefits of early detection; stages of the disease; treatment; hope for the future; and ways the Alzheimer’s Association can help.

10:15 a.m. – Container Gardening: Learn from the Pros Presented by Michael A. Hasco, AIFD, Stauffers of Kissel Hill Michael A. Hasco, AIFD, is a member of the American Institute of Floral Designers with a degree in floral design/interior plantscape design. An associate at Stauffers of Kissel Hill, Mechanicsburg, Michael will share how to create a seasonal, mixed container of annuals and perennials, rich with color, texture, and form—a perfect focal or accent to brighten your front door or outdoor living area.

11 a.m. – Word and Outlook Working Presented by Frank Carricato, Director, New Horizons Computer Learning Centers Frank Carricato, business development director with New Horizons Computer Learning Centers, will demonstrate some features of Word 2016 and uses for Outlook outside of email to better understand its use in daily communication.

11:45 a.m. – Sciatica and Lower Back Pain Workshop: How to Naturally Heal Back Pain and Sciatica for Good! Presented by: Michael M. Gilbert, DPT, Gilbert Physical Therapy In this workshop, we will show all attendees what real treatment looks like for back pain and how to heal naturally without the use of drugs, surgery, or injections. This workshop is ideal for someone over the age of 50 with back pain who is looking to regain an active lifestyle.

12:30 p.m. – How I Became a Pirate and The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical Presented by Keystone Theatrics at the Playhouse at Allenberry Keystone Theatrics is the nonprofit theater-production company at The Playhouse at Allenberry in Boiling Springs, Pa. Having reopened in the summer of 2017, The Playhouse features a six-show mainstage season as well as a family series. Keystone Theatrics will be previewing a few selections from its next show in the family series, How I Became a Pirate, as well as the December Christmas mainstage musical, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical.

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Expo & Job Fair Honors, Supports Capital Area Veterans By Megan Joyce “Any company organization that supports veterans—that draws me here.” Douglas Musheno, a recent Messiah College graduate and 20year active-duty Army veteran, was navigating the recent Veterans’ Expo & Job Fair in Camp Hill. Clad in a suit and tie and with a resume-filled portfolio in his arms, Musheno was facing head-on the challenge confronting so many veterans and transitioning military: finding civilian employment. “As veterans, we offer a lot,” Musheno, of Mechanicsburg, said. “I mean, we have experience, leadership, management, and we’ve been in certain situations as veterans …” Public admission was free for the Veterans’ Expo & Job Fair – Capital Area, presented by OLP Events. Composed of both an expo and a job fair in one location, the event welcomed hundreds of transitioning military personnel, veterans, and their families to the Radisson Hotel Harrisburg on Aug. 29. The Veterans’ Expo connected active and retired military members with benefits and resources available through local businesses and organizations. Exhibitors included community service providers, healthcare professionals, VA benefits counselors, education/training providers, and business startup assistance, as well as businesses covering everything from home improvement, legal services, and finance to retirement living and insurance. Along with a focus on helping today’s military, the event also paid homage to those who served under conflicts further back in the nation’s history.


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Catherine Courreges and Kim DiJoseph from Quilts of Valor presented quilts to two local veterans. Jay Snyder, of Lower Paxton Township, served in Vietnam in the 1st Cavalry Division and Golden Knights, U.S. Army Parachute Team. Chuck Kline, of Harrisburg, served in the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific during World War II. The quilt is a lifetime award bestowed upon deserving veterans and active service members for their service to the nation. “Our quilters know that our freedom is not free; the cost of our freedom is the dedication of men and women such as all of yourselves,” Courreges said. “This quilt is meant to say, ‘Thank you for your sacrifices.’” At the Job Fair, veterans and employers met face-to-face to discuss available positions. Company representatives were looking to fill openings in sales, labor, management, tech, medical services, transportation, clerical, manufacturing, engineering, construction, retail, financial services, and more. “[We’re here] to let the veterans know that we support them … and to help anybody who’s looking to further their education in the trucking industry,” Tracy Hockenberry, education consultant with McCann School of Business and Technology, said. Also at the Job Fair, a Resource Center provided assistance with resume writing, information on VA benefits and Medicare, and mock interviews. Like Musheno, Darlene Irving, Army veteran from Harrisburg, was at the event scouting job opportunities. Irving is looking to reenter the workforce after some personal time away.

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“It is good to browse and look at the various tables where the employers have displayed the job openings that they have [and] ways to apply for the position, and also some of the hiring managers are right here on site,” Irving said.

The Veterans’ Expo & Job Fair will return Thursday, Nov. 2, at Spooky Nook Sports in Manheim. For more information, call (717) 285-1350 or visit www.veteransexpo. com.

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managed-care policies, such as HMOs or PPOs, that require you to get your care within a network of doctors. If you join an Advantage plan, the plan will provide all of your Part A (hospital insurance) and Part B (medical insurance) coverage. Some plans even offer extra benefits like vision, dental, and hearing, and most plans include Part D prescription drug coverage too. You also need to know that the monthly premiums for many Advantage plans are cheaper than if you got original Medicare plus a separate Part D drug plan and a Medigap policy, but their deductibles and co-pays are usually higher. That makes these plans better suited for healthier retirees.  

Dear Savvy Senior, I’m approaching 65 and am interested in a Medicare Advantage plan to cover my healthcare and medications. What tips can you provide to help me pick a plan? – Medicare Shopper Dear Shopper, Medicare Advantage plans have become increasingly popular among retirees over the past 10 years, as more than 30 percent of Medicare participants are now enrolled in an Advantage plan. Here are some tips and tools to help you pick a plan that fits your needs. First, let’s start with a quick review. Medicare Advantage plans (also known as Medicare Part C) are government-approved health plans sold by private insurance companies that you can choose in place of original Medicare. The vast majority of Advantage plans are

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How to Pick To help you pick a plan, a good first step is to call the office managers of the doctors you use and find out which Advantage plans they accept and which ones they recommend. Then go to the Medicare Plan Finder tool at and type in your ZIP code or your personal information to compare health plans with drug coverage in your area. This tool also provides a five-star rating system that evaluates each plan based on past customer satisfaction and quality of care the plan delivers. When comparing, here are some key points to consider:

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Total costs: Look at the plan’s entire pricing package, not just the premiums and deductibles. Compare the maximum out-of-pocket costs plus the co-pays and coinsurance charged for doctor office visits, hospital stays, visits to specialists, prescription drugs, and other medical services. This is important because if you choose an Advantage plan, you’re not allowed to purchase a Medigap policy, which means you’ll be responsible for paying these expenses out of your own pocket. Drug coverage: Check the plan’s formulary—the list of prescription drugs covered—to be sure all the medications you take are covered without excessive co-pays or requirements that you try less expensive drugs first. Dental, vision, and hearing: Some Advantage plans come with dental, vision, and hearing benefits, but these are often limited. Get the details on what exactly is covered. Coverage while traveling: Most Advantage plans limit you to using innetwork doctors only within a service area or geographic region, so find out what’s covered if you need medical care when you’re away from home. Out-of-network coverage: Check to see what’s covered if you want to see a specialist in a hospital that is not in a plan’s network. You can get a list of doctors and hospitals that take part in a plan on the plan’s website.

Retiree benefits: If you have employer-based retiree health coverage, be sure you speak with the benefits manager because signing up for Medicare Advantage may void your coverage. How to Enroll Once you’ve selected a plan, you can enroll either on the www. website, over the phone at 1-800-MEDICARE, directly with your chosen plan, or through an insurance broker.

If you need some help choosing a plan, contact your State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) at Also see the HealthMetrix Research Cost Share Report at www., which lists the best Advantage plans based on health status. Jim Miller is a regular contributor to the NBC Today show and author of The Savvy Senior Book.

CCACS Offering Events for Medicare Assistance The APPRISE program of Cumberland County Aging & Community Services will offer both informational and enrollment events this fall during the Medicare open enrollment period. Informational events are for people who are new to Medicare or who want to learn more about the Medicare prescription drug benefit and how it works. These events help individuals prepare for upcoming open enrollment. At enrollment events, people with Medicare can receive direct assistance with plan comparisons and enrollment. These events are by appointment only; interested persons must call to schedule an appointment prior to the event. Enrollees should bring their Medicare card, other insurance cards (e.g., VA, PACE, ACCESS, etc.), and a complete list of medications and dosages. The APPRISE program offers free and impartial information and assistance with Medicare benefits, Medicare Advantage plans, Medigap policies, Medicare prescription benefits, long-term care insurance, and programs that can save money on healthcare expenses. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Trudy Kessler at (717) 240-6110 or

Medicare Part D Informational Events Oct. 2, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Middlesex United Methodist Church 118 N. Middlesex Road, Carlisle

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Oct. 5, noon to 1:30 p.m. Big Spring Senior Center 91 Doubling Gap Road, Newville Oct. 18, 2-3 p.m. One West Penn Senior Apartments 1 W. Penn St., Carlisle Medicare Part D Enrollment Events By appointment only. Oct. 24, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Big Spring Senior Center 91 Doubling Gap Road, Newville Nov. 2, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mechanicsburg Place 97 W. Portland St., Mechanicsburg Nov. 8, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mechanicsburg Place 97 W. Portland St., Mechanicsburg Nov. 14, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Big Spring Senior Center 91 Doubling Gap Road, Newville Nov. 16, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mechanicsburg Place 97 W. Portland St., Mechanicsburg Oct. 15 to Nov. 7, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cumberland County Aging & Community Services 1100 Claremont Road, Carlisle

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Employers Job Counseling Workshops/Seminars Resume Writing Assistance Principal Sponsor:

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Support Groups Free and open to the public

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Oct. 2, 4-5 p.m. Caregivers Support Group Messiah Lifeways Meetinghouse 1155 Walnut Bottom Road, Carlisle (717) 243-0447

Big Spring Senior Center – (717) 776-4478 91 Doubling Gap Road, Suite 1, Newville Oct. 5, noon – Medicare Presentation Oct. 12, 6:30-8 p.m. – Caring for People with Dementia and Memory Impairment Oct. 24, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. – One-on-One Medicare Counseling by Appointment

Oct. 3, 6 p.m. CanSurmount Cancer Support Group HealthSouth Acute Rehab Hospital 175 Lancaster Blvd., Mechanicsburg (717) 691-6786 Oct. 3, 6-7 p.m. Alzheimer’s Support Group Senior Helpers 3806 Market St., Suite 3, Camp Hill (717) 920-0707 Oct. 4, 1:30 p.m. The Bridges Support Group for the Alzheimer’s Association The Bridges at Bent Creek 2100 Bent Creek Blvd., Mechanicsburg (717) 795-1100 Oct. 4, 7 p.m. Caregivers Support Group Claremont Nursing and Rehabilitation Center 1000 Claremont Road, Carlisle (717) 386-0047 Oct. 5, 6:30 p.m. Too Sweet: Diabetes Support Group Chapel Hill United Church of Christ 701 Poplar Church Road, Camp Hill (717) 557-9041 Oct. 9, 1:30-3 p.m. Caregivers Support Group St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church 310 Hertzler Road, Upper Allen Township (717) 766-8806

Oct. 10, 6:30-8 p.m. Carlisle Area Men’s Cancer Support Group The Live Well Center 3 Alexandria Court, Carlisle (717) 877-7561 Oct. 11, 1:30 p.m. Parkinson’s Support Group Bethany Village West – Springfield Room 325 Asbury Drive, Mechanicsburg (717) 877-0624 Oct. 17, 1 p.m. Caregiver Support Group Mechanicsburg Church of the Brethren 501 Gale St., Mechanicsburg (717) 766-8880 Oct. 19, 6-8 p.m. Bladder Cancer Discussion Group Urology of Central PA 100 Corporate Center Drive, Camp Hill (484) 695-0731 Oct. 24, 6 p.m. Multiple Sclerosis Support Group HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital 175 Lancaster Blvd., Mechanicsburg (717) 486-3596

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Community Programs Free and open to the public Wednesdays, noon SilverSneakers Exercise Class Susquehanna View Apartments Community Room 208 Senate Ave., Camp Hill (717) 439-4070

Oct. 11, 11:30 a.m. NARFE West Shore Chapter 1465 VFW Post 7530 4545 Westport Drive, Mechanicsburg (717) 774-4031 Visitors welcome; meeting is free but fee for food.

Oct. 7, 5 p.m. New Cumberland Town Band Performance Cedar Cliff High School Stadium 1301 Carlisle Road, Camp Hill

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Branch Creek Place – (717) 300-3563 115 N. Fayette St., Shippensburg Carlisle Senior Action Center – (717) 249-5007 20 E. Pomfret St., Carlisle Mary Schaner Senior Citizens Center (717) 732-3915 98 S. Enola Drive, Enola Mechanicsburg Place – (717) 697-5947 97 W. Portland St., Mechanicsburg Oct. 19, noon to 3 p.m. – Flu Shot Clinic West Shore Senior Citizens Center (717) 774-0409 122 Geary St., New Cumberland Please call or visit their website for more information.

Library Programs Amelia Givin Library, 114 N. Baltimore Ave., Mt. Holly Springs, (717) 486-3688 Bosler Memorial Library, 158 W. High St., Carlisle, (717) 243-4642 Oct. 2, 7:30-8:45 p.m. – Monday Bosler Book Discussion Group Oct. 6, 7 p.m. – Music @ Bosler Oct. 27, 1-2 p.m. – Just Mysteries! Book Club Cleve J. Fredricksen Library, 100 N. 19th St., Camp Hill, (717) 761-3900 Thursdays, 9:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Free Blood Pressure Screenings Oct. 13, 2 and 7 p.m. – Foreign Film Friday Oct. 17, 7 p.m. – Understanding the Essentials of Estate Planning East Pennsboro Branch Library, 98 S. Enola Drive, Enola, (717) 732-4274 John Graham Public Library, 9 Parsonage St., Newville, (717) 776-5900 Joseph T. Simpson Public Library, 16 N. Walnut St., Mechanicsburg, (717) 766-0171 New Cumberland Public Library, 1 Benjamin Plaza, New Cumberland, (717) 774-7820 Shippensburg Public Library, 73 W. King St., Shippensburg, (717) 532-4508

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Plant Easy-Care Daffodils Now for Added Spring Beauty By Melinda Myers Daffodils have a cheery presence in the spring garden and are a surefire way to chase away the winter blues. These fall-planted bulbs are also reliable perennials that require no maintenance and are not bothered by deer or other pests. The National Garden Bureau has declared 2017 the Year of the Daffodil, and with the fall planting season upon us, now is the time to choose your favorites. Yellow trumpet daffodils are classics, but there are many other flower styles and colors to choose from. Double-flowering types, such as white-and-yellow Lingerie and longlasting, lemon-yellow Sherborne, feature multiple rows of petals, and some varieties look more like peonies

cut flowers. than daffodils. The cups on these Multidaffodils are flowering varieties, divided into segments such as that are Beautiful pressed back Eyes, display against the several flowers on petals. Narcissus each stem. This variety’s Cassata has Photo Credit: a ruffled white-andUnique daffodil varieties like Lingerie offer yellow split orange double flowering. cup and blossoms white petals. Lemon Beauty’s shorter have a gardenia-like fragrance. Miniature daffodil Baby Boomer split cup is adorned with a yellow star. These are just a few of the many has five to 10 flowers per stem. After blooming, the grassy foliage quickly choices that are available for gardens, fades away, allowing nearby perennials containers, and spring bouquets. Most to take center stage. daffodils are hardy in growing zones 3-8. In warmer zones, look for heatSplit-corona daffodils have an tolerant varieties, such as Thalia and unexpected beauty and are lovely

Silver Smiles. Mix daffodils into shady gardens filled with hostas, ferns, and other shade-loving perennials. As the daffodil blooms fade, the perennials will grow, mask the foliage, and provide beauty throughout the remainder of the season. Plant daffodils on a hillside, on a woodland border, beside a pond, or under trees and shrubs. Over time, the bulbs will grow and multiply with minimal care from you. Choose cultivars with different flower styles and bloom times, and plant in drifts to create an attractive display. Can’t decide? Consider one of the many premixed packages. Or, create your own long-lasting display by combining early-, mid-, and lateblooming varieties. Get your daffodils off to a great

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Research from Dignity Health, one of the nation’s largest healthcare systems, explores how mindfulness— the practice of being more present in daily life—can benefit friends, family, and communities. A survey of 1,051 Americans found that 87 percent of respondents believe that practicing mindfulness— defined as a state of active, open attention to the present—can benefit not only one’s own physical and mental health, but also the people they interact with, causing a positive ripple effect. Dignity Health encourages people to set aside a minimum of two

minutes every day—in the morning, during a work break, a stressful time throughout the day, or in the evening—to “check in” with yourself. Take this time to reflect on your relationships and the purpose or meaning behind your work and daily activities. Ninetyseven percent of survey participants said they believe mindfulness has a positive impact on their health, and 95 percent believe it has a similar beneficial effect on their mood. They said they believe it makes them calmer (69 percent) and happier (58 percent) and leads to better sleep (61 percent).

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start with proper planting. Plant bulbs in mid- to late fall, any time before the ground freezes. Dig a hole and position the bulbs 6 inches deep with the pointy side up. Cover with soil; apply a low-nitrogen, slow-release fertilizer; and water thoroughly. Once in the ground, the bulbs can remain in place for years to come. Reserve a few daffodil bulbs for your containers and window boxes. Pot them up in the fall and make sure they get at least 15 weeks of chilling at 40-45 degrees Fahrenheit. In mild climates, the containers can be left outdoors. In zones 6 and colder, they should be stored in an

unheated garage where they will be cold but won’t freeze. Start now and enjoy a brighter beginning to next year’s garden season. The daffodils you plant this fall will delight you year after year as their carefree blooms announce winter’s end and spring’s return. Melinda Myers has written numerous books, including Small Space Gardening. She hosts The Great Courses’ How to Grow Anything DVD series and is a columnist and contributing editor for Birds & Blooms magazine. Myers was commissioned by Longfield Gardens for her expertise to write this article. www.

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By Andrea Gross

Falling in Love with Bergen: Norway’s Cultural Capital

I can’t say we weren’t warned. When we told our Norwegian friends we were going to Bergen, they looked at each other and smiled as if wondering whether they should let us in on Bergen’s secret. “A beautiful place,” he said finally. “A city of culture.” “A city of rain,” she interrupted. “Rainiest spot on the continent. Rains 250 days a year — summer, fall, winter, and spring.” In other words, it always rains. Is this a place my husband and I really want to visit? Well, yes. A city that’s been deemed a “European City of Culture” (an honor bestowed by the European Union upon select cities that have contributed mightily to the culture of the world) and has also been named a UNESCO World Heritage

Homes in Bergen line the hills and surround lakes.

Oslo may be Norway’s political capital, but Bergen is its cultural capital.

Bergen is Norway’s second largest city.

City because of its enduring cultural significance is most certainly a city that is worth a few drops of rain. On the first morning we look out our hotel room window and see sun—bright, happy sun shining down on buildings that shimmer with color. We’ve won the weather lottery. Peaked roofs covered with orange, gold, black, and sometimes red tiles sit atop walls that may be light gray or ivory but are more often vibrant gold or soft blue. Off in the distance a church topped with delicate pinnacles and spires stands guard over the haphazard streets. I later learn that this church — Johanneskirken in Norwegian, St. John’s in English — is the largest in Bergen and dates back to 1894. please see BERGEN page 35

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Gray Divorce: Splitting Up in Later Life By Linda Hershman, LMFT, MS

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Alan and Joan* threw a big bash to celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary. Surrounded by their children, grandchildren, and friends, the champagne flowed as they toasted a life well lived. A month later, Joan shocked everyone by moving out of the house and filing for divorce. Everyone wondered: Why now? “We don’t want the same things anymore,” Joan said, when asked. “Alan is a great guy, but once the kids left, I realized we weren’t going to have much to talk about for the next 20 years.” While the divorce rate in the U.S. has dropped slightly since the 1990s, “gray divorce” among baby boomers and seniors has doubled, according to a March 2017 Pew Research Institute study. Cris Pastore, esquire, co-founder of Main Line Family Law Center, a Philadelphia-area mediation firm, has been conducting divorce mediation exclusively since 2008. He reports that the firm’s main demographic is couples between the ages of 40-60, with a slight uptick in recent years of the 50-55 group. According to Pastore, these couples tended to marry and have kids in their 20s. “They see their lives split in half,” Pastore says. “They spent the first half raising kids. Now they want something different. “Women initiate gray divorce more often than not,” Pastore continues. “They are coming to the (mediation) process more empowered than ever.

They can be true to themselves and to their spouses about what they want for themselves. Many have careers and don’t need financial support from their husbands. In the past, they were more reticent to tell the spouse how they felt.” Pastore believes the aftermath of 9/11 has increased older adults’ willingness to divorce. “I look at 9/11 as having completely turned things upside down. People are living more for today than they ever were before,” he says. “They don’t want to wait for tomorrow—they’re less willing to wait around for anything.” Life expectancy plays a role in the decision to divorce. Many, like Joan, expect to live longer and remain in good health and wish to fully engage in their lives for as long as possible, even if it means doing it without a partner. Not all gray divorce is a result of a long marriage that has run its course, however. Many are second marriages, which carry an even statistically higher divorce rate. Often, people remarry without having worked through their own issues that contributed to the first


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divorce. Blended families present unique challenges. And, having been through it already and knowing they will survive, it becomes easier to leave, especially when there are no children to consider. Although today’s older women are more likely to experience the financial independence that allows them to leave an unhappy or unsatisfying marriage, divorce is costly. “In almost every case, divorce results in a financial hardship for both spouses. Financial reasons usually are in consideration of staying together, rather than getting a divorce,” Pastore says. Fortunately, options exist today beyond hiring opposing counsels who may escalate the battle and win the spoils of the war. There are divorce professionals, including attorneys and therapists, who are committed to making the process as financially and emotionally healthy as possible. Divorce mediators, such as Pastore, help the couple obtain a peaceful, cost-effective divorce without the need to hire attorneys. The divorce mediator does not take sides but empowers both parties to negotiate a fair and equitable settlement outside

of the court system. Couples who wish to remain amicable while being represented by attorneys can consider collaborative divorce, a process of voluntary dispute resolution in which parties resolve issues without litigation. Experts—such as mental health therapists, parenting experts, and financial professionals—may be engaged as part of a problem-solving team. Deciding to divorce can be a gut-wrenching process. One or both spouses may struggle with the choice of whether to stay or go. Before contacting a lawyer, these couples should consider discernment counseling. Usually within one to five sessions, a discernment counselor will help couples choose one of three paths with clarity and confidence: stay the course and do nothing at present; move toward separation and divorce; or agree to commit to marriage counseling with a qualified, licensed professional. Even if you don’t want to squander the rest of your life with someone who has become the wrong partner, take time to educate yourself about your options. Life is short, but a bitter divorce feels interminable. Linda Hershman, MS, LMFT, is a licensed marriage and family therapist practicing in Berwyn, Pa. She is the first therapist in the Delaware Valley to have obtained certification in discernment counseling. For a free consult, contact her at (610) 889-2089 or www. *not their real names

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Three hours later, the clouds obscure the sun. Four hours later, we’re drenched. That’s when I remember that my friend told us a proverb she learned from her grandmother: There’s no such thing as bad weather in Bergen, just inappropriate clothes. My husband and I race back to the hotel and grab parkas for our bodies, dry shoes for our feet, and myriad plastic bags for his camera. Then, outfitted appropriately, we set out to imbibe some culture. We begin in the center of town, which 1,000 years ago was home to the medieval town of Bryggen. Many of the original buildings were destroyed by fire during the 1700s and subsequently rebuilt on the old foundations, meaning that the footprints and often the function remained the same. The reconstructed buildings are lined along the wharf, facing the water that made Bryggen an economic powerhouse — in medieval terms, of course. Today the terms have changed. Bergen is still an economic powerhouse, but it deals in tourists instead of fish. We spend the better part of a day strolling along the cobblestone streets and planked walkways of old Bryggen and exploring repurposed buildings, now crooked with age. We see trolls in every size and shape in the souvenir shops, admire handmade knits with Nordic designs in the galleries, and eat ... Oh my, we eat. First we down a sandwich laden with shrimp, crab, and salmon. Then we warm up with a sjokoladerdrikk (hot chocolate) from a Starbucks that’s housed in a building that looks like a giant wedding cake,

Violin virtuoso Ole Bull is one of many renowned artists who was Bergen born and bred.

complete with a frosting of white. Two hundred years ago this building was the town’s meat market. A few blocks away, an old bakery has been turned into a new McDonald’s. Thoroughly sated, we visit the Hanseatic Museum, where we take a guided tour that helps us better understand Bergen’s history. Then we wander over to the wharf to see some of the ships that take nearly a halfmillion passengers a year on trips to the spectacular Norwegian fjords. Some of these ships, which number more than 300 a year, are megaships, each carrying thousands of passengers to the larger ports along the coast. Others, like those operated by Hurtigruten, are smaller vessels that combine cargo stops to small towns with passenger amenities for cruisers who want a more unusual voyage. The next day passes too quickly as we try to absorb the city’s art and music scene. It’s a large scene — one that encompasses both past and present. Music aficionados can visit the home of Norway’s most famous composer, Edvard Grieg, as well as the villa of violin virtuoso Ole Bull, while art enthusiasts can explore Bergen’s Art Street, an impressive row of galleries and museums that borders Lake Lungegårdsvann. As we walk back to our hotel, we feel the soft drops of an evening rain, but this time we hardly notice. We’ve fallen in love with Bergen. For more on Bergen and Norway in general, go to Photos © Irv Green unless otherwise noted; story by Andrea Gross (www.

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