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The Bookworm Sez

Vicious Circle Terri Schlichenmeyer

It’s gone around and around. Your mind just can’t let go: how can you put an end to a ticklish problem? You’ve let it roll through your head, around and around until you almost can’t think right, hoping the solution is somewhere close. But, as in the new book Vicious Circle by C.J. Box, the fix may be harder than it seems. Throughout his career, game warden Joe Pickett had seen a lot of dead bodies. He’d seen them in many places and positions, but he’d never actually witnessed a murder until he saw one on an iPad screen in a Cessna, high above the Wyoming mountains. The victim, he was sure, was Dave Farkus. Reported missing by a hunting buddy, Farkus had disappeared, leaving his beer. He was familiar with the area;

Vicious Circle By C.J. Box c. 2017, Putnam 369 pages

Pickett knew him, and he knew that a one-time outdoor guide like Farkus didn’t just get lost in the woods.

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Add to that the odd call he’d made to Pickett the night before— something about Dallas Cates and

Stockman’s Bar—and something was wrong. Everybody in Twelve Sleep County had been dreading this day, ever since Cates went to prison. Before he left, he’d vowed revenge on everyone who’d hurt his family and ruined his life, and nobody in Saddlestring doubted he’d try to get it. Pickett, who’d put Cates away then, was the first target. True to form, the newly freed Cates went afoul of the law almost immediately—and was quickly released because Undersheriff Lester Spivak had done something stupid during the arrest. With the possibility of double jeopardy gone and with two former jail buddies waiting in the wings to help, Cates focused on Pickett. But what—other than former fame

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as a rodeo star—did Cates have to offer the men who seemed willing to kill for him? That didn’t make sense to Pickett; there didn’t seem to be good motives for anyone to kill Farkus or bartender Wanda Stacy, who was also missing. And none of them seemed the type to do business with a meth tweaker like the one who’d been stalking Pickett’s daughters … To your list of Don’t Read Before Bedtime, you can add Vicious Circle. If you don’t, you may as well kiss sleep goodbye. Yes, there’s more than just one keepyou-up-all-night heart-pounder in this book; it’s the 17th novel to feature Joe Pickett, after all, and author C.J. Box nails it again with a story that lays out the clues and dares you to figure them out.

Readers who know Pickett know that won’t be easy, just as they’ll remember how Box often brings back truly nasty bad guys and leaves fans with an aggrrrrrravating cliffhanger. And that, of course, will have you screaming for the next installment. Don’t hesitate to start this book if you’re new to Box’s novels; it won’t take long to catch on or to want the rest of the series. If you’re an old hand at the Pickett Posse, though, rejoice! Find Vicious Circle. It’s a book you’ll want around. The Bookworm is Terri Schlichenmeyer. Terri has been reading since she was 3 years old and she never goes anywhere without a book. She lives on a hill in Wisconsin with two dogs and 14,000 books.

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Since we began 50plus LIFE, formerly 50plus Senior News, more than two decades ago, the publication has gone through many changes; it has grown and evolved in both its look and its content. For nearly 17 years, 50plus LIFE had at least one constant: Col. Robert D. Wilcox’s monthly column, Salute to a Veteran, in which he interviewed a local veteran and recorded their story of service. It is with heavy hearts we commemorate the passing of Col. Wilcox—always just “Bob” to us—on April 2, 2017. At age 95, his was a life long and well lived. Although Bob interviewed veterans from various wars and military campaigns, the majority of his columns are profiles of World War II veterans. Salute to a Veteran was consistently the most popular recurring column among the readers of 50plus LIFE, and for good reason. From October 1999 to August 2016, Bob—himself a World War II veteran of the Air Force Reserve— preserved in finely written word the firsthand wartime experiences of 201 veterans. Through his writing, Bob captured not just the facts of each veteran’s story, but also his or her personal reflections of their time in the armed forces:




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their feelings, their hopes and fears, and their priceless eyewitness accounts. This was an invaluable service to his community of veterans, to the readers of 50plus LIFE, to the vets themselves, and to their friends and families. Through Salute to a Veteran, Bob preserved these veterans’ historical legacies. But perhaps more importantly, for each veteran’s family, Bob documented their loved one’s strength, sacrifice, and service to country. In summer 2016, we at 50plus LIFE had the great pleasure of presenting Bob with the culmination of his years of service to our publication: a soft-cover book of his work. Salute to Our Veterans: Selected Profiles of Military Service comprised 50 of Bob’s veteran profiles, selected by him for inclusion. While we grieve the loss of our friend and member of the 50plus LIFE family, we are pleased to finally share Bob’s own story of his time in military service, which he asked us to save for this occasion. We honor Col. Robert D. Wilcox for his service to country and community. We thank him for enriching the pages of 50plus LIFE and for his unwavering commitment to chronicling the selfless military service of the Greatest Generation, of which he himself was a part.

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I joined the Army Reserve in 1942 in my freshman year at Rhode Island State College (now Rhode Island University). I was called into the Army on Feb. 28, 1943, my 21st birthday. I lucked out and was selected to become an aviation cadet. After getting my pilot wings and commission on April 15, 1944, I went on to become a B-17 pilot in Florida. There I was given an eight-man crew that I flew to Wales over the northern route via Goose Bay, Labrador; Reykjavik, Iceland; and Valley, Wales. The crew then went by train and truck to the 452nd Bomb Group in Deopham Green, England. There, the crew had practice missions and further training for combat. No pilot was able to fly his crew into combat, however, until he had flown at least one combat mission as co-pilot for an experienced crew. So, on Jan. 17, 1945, at 4 a.m., a sergeant woke me by tapping me on the shoulder and saying, “You’re up, lieutenant.”

After meeting the crew I was to fly with that day, there was breakfast and the briefing on the day’s mission: to attack the U-boat pens at Hamburg, Germany. The pilot I was to fly with was 1st Lt. Ira Smith, who was flying his last mission before returning to the U.S. He let me do all the flying as we formed up with many other bomb groups in a mighty 1,000plane force and flew across the North Sea. As we approached the coast of Germany, we donned our flak jackets, and as we approached the IP (the Initial Point, after which the planes could take no evasive action), Smitty said, “OK, Wilcox, I’ll take it from here. Just keep your eyes in the cockpit, and especially keep an eye on the oil pressure.” This was crucial, because if an engine were hit and needed to be feathered (where the blades were rotated in the hub so the airstream wouldn’t turn them and create drag), there was very little time to feather it before losing the hydraulic fuel to do that. Now, as we approached the target, we could feel please see SALUTE page 34

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Dr. Leonard Perry

Keeping Cats Out of the Garden

Some people love cats. Others hate them. But whatever your feelings about felines, chances are you probably don’t want them digging up your garden. So, what do you do? First, it helps if you can think like a cat. With the exception of a few plants, catnip being the main one, cats really aren’t out to destroy your beloved perennials or garden vegetables. What they really like is the dirt. Most cats think the outdoors is their litter box, and a patch of dirt is an invitation to come do their business. It also makes a great place to play or roll. One way to keep your own cats from roaming into the neighbor’s garden is to make your space attractive to them. In an outof-the-way corner of the yard, plant a patch of catnip, the aphrodisiac of cats. Spread some sand for sleeping nearby. Or, if your feline companions prefer to keep you company in the garden, leave a cat-sized play area in one part of the garden. Make sure you plant or mulch the rest of the garden so your cats have no other place to roll and will stay in their designated area. If you don’t want your neighbor’s cats in your garden, you will need to take more drastic measures. Try spraying the intruder with a blast from the hose. Most cats will turn and run, although some actually enjoy water, especially on a hot day. For them, you must try other tactics, like planting rue. The blue foliage makes this an attractive garden accent, but cats can’t stand the odor and will make a wide berth around the planting. Thorny roses also deter cats.

Some gardeners use homemade remedies. Although I can’t personally attest to the success of these methods, it won’t hurt to try them. Sprinkle your plants with crushed pepper. It will irritate cats and may even produce a few extra pepper plants in the garden. Cayenne is also said to work, though you will need to reapply it after every rain. Or try ground-up grapefruit and lemon rinds. Or make a tea of rue, hot pepper liquid, or lemon juice to spray on plants. Commercial products like predator urine and cat (and dog) repellents also are available at many garden centers. Or try to get rid of unwanted cat visitors with devices that use sound, light, and/or water to scare them away. Another possibility is to lay down mats that have soft, upward-facing points. It won’t hurt you—or the cats—to walk on these, but most cats don’t like to step on them. If you have birdfeeders near your garden, move them to a new location or hang them higher than a cat can jump. Otherwise, cats may continue to visit your garden in hopes of catching birds. Finally, remember that cats are not stupid creatures. They can be taught. Sometimes a stern “no” is all it takes to teach a cat to stay out of the garden. But if all else fails, there’s always cat behavior modification—better known as therapy—for your furry friend … and you! Dr. Leonard P. Perry is an extension professor at the University of Vermont.

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From the Office of Aging

‘Age Out Loud’ During Older Americans Month Jacqueline A. Burch

million over the age 65 today), but so too has their life expectancy, income level (10 percent poverty rate compared to 30 percent in 1963), and educational status. These improving trends are important to note as more than ever before, older people are working longer, trying new things, and engaging in their communities. They’re taking charge, striving for wellness, focusing on independence, and advocating for themselves and others. What it means to “age” has changed, and Older Americans Month in 2017 is a perfect opportunity to recognize and celebrate what getting older looks like today! Getting older doesn’t mean what it used to. For many, it is a phase of life where interests, goals, and dreams can get a new or second start. Today, aging is about eliminating outdated perceptions and living the way that suits you best. Take Barbara Hillary, for example. A

When Older Americans Month was established in 1963, only 17 million living Americans had reached their 65th birthday. About a third of older Americans lived in poverty, and there were few programs to meet their needs. It was during this time that interest in older people and their concerns was growing, and this interest subsequently led President Kennedy and members of the National Council of Senior Citizens to designate May as “Senior Citizens Month”—the prelude to the nationally proclaimed “Older Americans Month.” Historically, Older Americans Month has been a time to acknowledge and pay tribute to the many contributions and roles older people play in our country, state, and local communities. Clearly, a lot has changed since 1963! Not only has the older population grown considerably in numbers (approximately 46

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nurse for 55 years who dreamed of travel, at age 75 she became the first African-American woman to set foot on the North Pole. Then at age 79, she achieved another first when she stepped onto the South Pole. Former President George H.W. Bush celebrated his 90th birthday by skydiving. Actress Betty White, now 95 years old, hosted Saturday Night Live, coincidentally during May— when we recognize Older Americans Month. This year’s theme—announced by the Administration on Aging, part of the Administration for Community Living—is “Age Out Loud.” This theme intends to give a new voice to today’s older adults, one that reflects what they have to say about aging. This annual observance provides a special time to learn about, support, and recognize the ways older people live their lives with boldness, confidence, and passion while serving as an inspiration to people of all ages! As part of celebrating Older Americans Month, the Lancaster County Office of Aging’s senior centers are inviting community members to join them for a Lancaster Barnstormers baseball game at 11 a.m. on May 10, 2017, against the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs at Clipper Magazine Stadium, 650 N. Prince St., Lancaster. County residents at least 60 years of age can pick up a free ticket for the game and a voucher for a hotdog and soda by showing their photo identification at any of the senior centers, Monday through Friday, from

8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tickets are available on a firstcome, first-served basis at the following locations: • Cocalico Senior Center, 156 W. Main St., Reinholds – (717) 336-7489 • Columbia Senior Center, 510 Walnut St., Columbia – (717) 6844850 • Elizabethtown Area Senior Center, 70 S. Poplar St., Elizabethtown – (717) 367-7984 • Lancaster Neighborhood Senior Center, 33 E. Farnum St., Lancaster – (717) 299-3943 • Lancaster Rec. Senior Center, 525 Fairview Ave., Lancaster – (717) 3997671 • Lititz Senior Center, 201 E. Market St., Lititz – (717) 6262800 (Open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday only.) • Millersville Senior Center, 222 N. George St., Millersville – (717) 871-9600 (Open Monday, Wednesday, Friday only.) • Next Gen Senior Center, 184 S. Lime St., Quarryville – (717) 7864770 • SACA Senior Center, 545 Pershing Ave., Lancaster – (717) 295-7989 For additional questions, contact Lisa Paulson at (717) 299-7979 What better way to celebrate Older Americans Month’s 2017 theme of “Age Out Loud” than by cheering for our local community’s baseball team?

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The Most Brilliant People in History vs. My Family

There were several articles on the internet about the five smartest people in history, and I thought it would be fun to measure them up against the five smartest people in my family. I have to admit that it was tough deciding on the five smartest people in my family—there were just so many relatives to choose from (you can’t see me now, but I am laughing). 5. Benjamin Franklin – He was instrumental in the scientific study of electrical phenomena and ocean currents and had many inventions, including the lightning rod, bifocals, and the Franklin stove (how’d he come up with that name?). In his spare time he helped draft the Declaration of Independence and published Poor Richard’s Almanac. Uncle Harry – Uncle Harry hasn’t invented anything, but his acerbic criticisms of modern-day life and inventions give him a certain intellectual status in our family. He particularly dislikes the automatic flush in toilets. He thinks it takes away one’s initiative. 4. Stephen Hawking – He is the genius who developed theories about cosmology, black holes, and quantum gravity. And he wrote the bestseller A Brief History of Time. Cousin Irene – If memory is an indication of brilliance, then Cousin

Irene is the most brilliant person in the world. In her 72 years on earth she has never forgotten an insult or a slight. If she bumps into someone who didn’t return her phone call 30 years ago, she will give them the evil eye and say sarcastically, “I guess you had more important things to do.” 3. Isaac Newton – He was considered the father of modern science. He invented the reflecting telescope, devised laws of universal gravitation, advanced modern chemistry, and discovered calculus (so it was his fault I had to take it in high school). Cousin Murray – He knows how to program his DVD player and he can download an app. He can Skype and Snapchat, and he can assemble an IKEA table. This, to me, is pure brilliance. 2. Leonardo da Vinci – Mona Lisa, The Last Supper, Adoration of the Magi—wow. And in his spare time he documented the mechanics of human anatomy and had theories about geographic time, solar power, hydrodynamics, and machines like calculators, tanks, submarines, and aircraft. Cousin Carl – He understood the ending to 2001: A Space Odyssey. He please see BRILLIANT page 27

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Eating More Fish May Help Prevent Alzheimer’s Alzheimer’s, a disease that afflicts some 5.1 million Americans, is a type of dementia that affects a person’s memory, thinking, and behavior. Although at this point no cure exists, you can take measures to reduce your chances of suffering from this debilitating condition. New evidence suggests that eating more fish— as long as it’s not fried—may help to protect your brain from the shrinkage and decline associated with Alzheimer’s.

Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center tracked the diets of 260 people with normal cognitive function for more than 10 years. Using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), they measured the brain volume and function of each participant at the beginning of the study, and again at the end. The results: The 163 subjects who ate fish on a weekly basis (the majority consuming it one

to four times a week) had a larger orbital frontal cortex and hippocampus (two areas of the brain that are known to shrink in Alzheimer’s patients) and better memory function that those who ate less fish. The researchers determined that the risk for Alzheimer’s and mild cognitive impairment was lowered fivefold within the five years following the brain scans. So start eating more fish today. 50plus LIFE •

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Here’s What Happens When You Cry Suzy Cohen

When we think of crying, we usually relate it to grief, pain (whether it be emotional or physical), shame, and sometimes even guilt. We cry for a lot of reasons. Sometimes we cry because “I’ll never let go, Jack” happens in a movie. When I was pregnant with my daughter Samara in 1989, I remember crying at some totally inappropriate moment during the whale movie, Orca. It was so odd, but to this day I recall how good it felt to let those tears out and blow my nose. It’s funny looking back. Personally, I’m not a crier—it takes a lot—but I have, and I do, and on occasion it’s provoked by normal causes, such as grief, or the fear of losing someone I love, or if I really,

really hurt myself. I once started crying after cutting open my finger while chopping an onion. Any type of emotional surge, whether it is positive or negative, can trigger tears. When we’ve finished crying, we feel so much better! That feeling of relief you experience after crying comes from “feel-good” hormones and neurotransmitters that are released during the episode. Emotional crying contains

“leucineenkephalin,” an endorphin that improves mood and reduces pain. Your tears contain endorphins, so when you cry, you can feel yourself start to settle down almost instantly after shedding some tears. As an added effect, our emotional pain tolerance increases after we have cried. This is human nature. Some other interesting benefits associated with crying include

Job Opportunities LANCASTER COUNTY EMPLOYERS NEED YOU!! Age 55 or over? Unemployed? The 55+ Job Bank is one of three services offered by Employment Unit at the Office of Aging. Jobs are matched with those looking for work. Based on an evaluation of your skills and abilities, we can match you with a position needed by a local employer. Some employers are specifically looking for older workers because of the reliability and experience they bring to the workplace. There is a mix of full-time and part-time jobs covering all shifts, requiring varying levels of skill and experience, and offering a wide range of salaries. The other services available through the Office of Aging are the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) and the regularly scheduled Job Search Workshops.

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enhanced communication, better coping skills, and antibacterial effects. Let me explain. Crying releases stress. Stresscrying releases toxins that assist the body in ridding itself of chemicals that are known to raise cortisol levels. Cortisol is the hormone that puts fat around your belly, so controlling cortisol could contribute to weight loss and helps you cope with stress. Do not allow your stress or emotions to remain bottled up inside you. Tears are antibacterial. As for the killing off of bacteria, an article published by Medical Daily found that tears (which contain lysozyme) can kill up to 95 percent of bacteria in under 10 minutes!



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We list other jobs on the Web at lanco_aging. To learn more about applying for the 55+ Job Bank and these jobs, call the Employment Unit at (717) 299-7979.

— Volunteer Opportunities — One of the available specialized volunteer opportunities at Lancaster County Office of Aging is that of APPRISE counselor. Counselors work with a diverse group of consumers with one commonality: There is some type of connection to Medicare. You may work with a consumer who is receiving Medicare and having problems with secondary coverage, or you may be helping the child of a Medicare consumer who’s trying to help a parent who doesn’t have drug coverage. APPRISE counselors meet with consumers who are new to Medicare, and they screen consumers to determine if they’re eligible for any benefits that help pay for the costs of Medicare. The orientation process includes shadowing experienced APPRISE counselors, working through online training modules, and attending new counselor training provided by the state Department of Aging. This process occurs during weekdays, mostly at the Office of Aging in Lancaster. For more information about this volunteer opportunity, contact Bev Via, volunteer coordinator, at (717) 299-7979 or

Crying improves communication. Babies cannot speak, so they let you know about their discomfort by crying. As for adults, seeing another person’s tears quickly sums up the extreme level of anger, frustration, or sadness that words fail to convey.

I have a longer article at my website that explains why some people prefer to cry alone in the shower. Wherever you cry, it would be a disservice to yourself, your mental health, and your physical body to prevent the occasional vulnerable

state (and euphoria) that emotional crying provides. In order to restore balance to both your body and mind, you should try to embrace the lacrimation. Men especially: Crying is a sign of a kindhearted, sensitive man, and there’s nothing wrong with letting

your guard down. It is not a sign of weakness like you might think. This information is not intended to diagnose, prevent, or treat your disease. For more information about the author, visit

Mother’s Day Has a Long History of Love The second Sunday in May was officially proclaimed “Mother’s Day” by President Woodrow Wilson in 1914, but it had a long history before then. The ancient Greeks held a festival for Cybele, the mythical mother of many Greek gods, during the spring. The Romans dedicated a holiday called Matronalia to the goddess Juno, mother of Mars, Minerva, and Vulcan. Gifts to one’s real mother were common that day. “Mothering Sunday” in Europe and the British Isles honored mothers and motherhood on a specific Sunday. The Catholic liturgical calendar

marked the fourth Sunday of Lent to honor the Virgin Mary and “mother church,” and families offered token gifts and took charge of traditionally female tasks, such as cooking and cleaning, for the day. In the United States, Anna Reeves Jarvis organized Mother’s Work Day

in the 19th century. Her goal was to heighten awareness of local sanitation issues in her home state of West Virginia. Julia Ward Howe, author of the lyrics to “The Battle Hymn of the Republic,” promoted a “Mother’s Day for Peace” in 1872. In 1908, Anna Marie

Jarvis (daughter of Anna Reeves Jarvis) organized a celebration of motherhood at her church in Grafton, West Virginia; more than 400 children and their mothers participated. After that, Jarvis proposed a national day of recognition for mothers. West Virginia recognized Mother’s Day first, in 1912. President Wilson’s proclamation came in 1914. Today Mother’s Day is a big business. Greeting cards, flowers, perfume, jewelry, and dining out are all a significant part of how we express appreciation to the women who raised us.

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Art & Antiques by Dr. Lori

Reach Active, Affluent Boomers & Seniors! Lori Verderame



Reserve your space now for the 21st annual


sponsor and exhibitor applications until 6/30/17

Sept. 21, 2017 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.


Spooky Nook Sports 2913 Spooky Nook Road, Manheim Exhibitors • Health Screenings • Seminars Entertainment • Door Prizes

Why Participate?

It’s the premier event for baby boomers, caregivers, and seniors in Lancaster County • Face-to-face interaction with 3,000+ attendees • Strengthen brand recognition/launch new products

For sponsorship and exhibitor information:

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Settling Estates Filled with Antiques

Grandma passed away, leaving valuable item worth thousands of behind a house filled with art, dollars is left sitting in the dumpster antiques, and collectibles. outside your late grandma’s house. You and your family members have How would he feel when a nosy varied feelings about her heirlooms. neighbor, local trash man, or antique Some of your relatives want to divvy reseller stops by and helps himself to up everything. Others want to just that valuable piece? bring in a reseller. Often, a dumpster is the original Other family members are ready to location of many items that you will pile it all into a dumpster. And, some later find for sale at sky-high prices relatives are at some of ready to give the most away every prestigious last unwanted auction object. houses and And, of trendy antique course there dealerships. are also those Recently, folks who just an antique can’t deal with chair found on Grandma’s a neighbor’s objects as tears trash pile was flow at the sold by the Get an unbiased appraisal before discarding sight of her guy next door your loved one’s belongings. quilts or wash for $198,000. bowl set. And, a jogger in New York City helped herself to What Should You Do? an abstract painting on a curbside Arrange a family caucus at a garbage heap that she later sold for location other than Grandma’s empty $1.2 million. home. Give everyone a turn to express So, without an unbiased appraisal their feelings about what should and review of the current market for happen with the objects that have been your late grandmother’s stuff, this left behind. dumpster-happy family member is just Everyone needs to keep an open helping your entire family lose lots of mind—and not necessarily an open money. mouth—about how to deal with Get an unbiased appraisal first— Grandma’s personal property. one where the appraiser does not want The person in your family who to buy anything from you. keeps saying that everything is The best solution is open worthless old junk and that the best communication with all of your family thing to do is to trash everything members and an action plan for the is the person who is throwing away appraisal of Grandma’s antiques. your money and your inheritance Celebrity Ph.D. antiques appraiser, and probably should not have the last author, and award-winning TV word. personality, Dr. Lori hosts antiques Let them have their say, and while appraisal events worldwide. She is the some items will not be worth a king’s star appraiser on international hit TV ransom, the trash option is usually the shows: Discovery’s Auction Kings, History one that people regret in the long run. channel’s The Curse of Oak Island, Once it’s gone, it’s gone. and Fox Business’ Strange Inheritance. Remind yourself to ask that person Visit, to consider how he would feel if a DoctorLori, or call (888) 431-1010.

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May 18, 2017 • 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Shady Maple Conference Center • Smorgasbord Building 129 Toddy Drive, East Earl

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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 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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Lancaster County 50plus EXPO

May 18, 2017 •

Table of Contents 50plus LIFE.......................................................... 16 Welcome.............................................................. 17 Registration Form............................................. 17 Park ‘n’ Ride Information................................ 17 Directions to the EXPO................................... 17 Presenter............................................................. 18 A Brief History of the Brain............................ 19 Health Screenings............................................ 20 Exhibitor Display Map..................................... 21 The Beauty in Nature...................................... 22 Door Prizes.......................................................... 23 Seminars & Entertainment............................ 25

Registration is a breeze!

Simply bring this completed form with you to the EXPO, drop it at the registration desk and you are ready to go! Name:_ __________________________________ Address: __________________________________ ________________________________________ Phone:__________________________ Age:_ ____ Email:_ __________________________________

Dear Friends,


We are looking forward to seeing you at the 18th annual Lancaster County 50plus EXPO (Spring). Each month, you enjoy the information that is included in 50plus LIFE, and the EXPO is a great complement to that. There are returning exhibitors as well as new ones. Your lives change from year to year, and what may not have been of interest to you last year may be of more importance to you this year. Representatives from a wide array of businesses are looking forward to speaking with you about issues that are on your mind, whether that is caregiving, health, home improvements, finances, leisure, travel, fitness, nutrition, or something else. Our 50plus EXPOs are effective forums for all those “hidden” community resources to gather in visible, easy-to-access locations! For your enjoyment, entertainment and demonstrations have been scheduled throughout the day, including a fashion show, cake-decorating and chair yoga demonstrations, advice on fall prevention, and more. OLP Events is happy to be able to present this dynamic, one-day event to our visitors free of charge. 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. Sponsors for the 50plus EXPO include: Principal Sponsor – 50plus LIFE Visitor Bag Sponsor – Heart of Lancaster and Lancaster Regional Medical Centers Community Sponsor – Engle Printing & Publishing Co., Inc. Supporting Sponsors – East Earl Chiropractic, Lancashire Terrace Retirement Village, Lancaster Cancer Center, Landis Communities, Regional GI, Remodel USA, RetireSafe, Vibra Health Plan Media Sponsors – Blue Ridge Communications, LCTV, WFYL, WHTM abc27

Wheelchairs will be available at the front desk courtesy of On-Line Publishers, Inc.

See you at the EXPO!

Donna K. Anderson EXPO 2017 Chairperson

Just A Tip!

Park ‘n’ Ride:

To make registering for door prizes an easy task – bring along your extra return address labels.

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Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., will be providing shuttle transportation from your parking area to the EXPO entrance. Please, hop aboard!

Directions to Shady Maple Conference Center From York and points west: Take Route 30 East to 222 North. Keep right at the fork to continue on US-222 N. After about 10 miles, take the 322 exit toward Ephrata. Head east on 322 about 7 miles and turn left onto Toddy Drive. Shady Maple will be on your left.

From West Chester and points east: Take Route 30 West toward Downingtown/Lancaster. Take the 322/Manor Avenue exit and turn right onto 322/Manor Avenue. After about 18 miles, turn right onto 897 North. Turn left onto Toddy Drive; Shady Maple will be on your right.

From Lebanon and points north: Head south on 897/South Fifth Avenue and turn left onto 419 North/897 South. Continue to follow 897 South for 19 miles. Turn left onto Terre Hill Road and continue onto Linden Street. Turn left onto North Earl Street and continue onto 897 South. Turn left onto 23 East/PA-897 South and turn right onto 897 South. Turn right onto Toddy Drive; Shady Maple will be on your right.

From Christiana and points south: Take Route 41 North and turn right onto Route 30 East. Turn left onto 897 North/ White Horse Road and then turn left onto Amish Road. Turn right onto Buena Vista Road. Turn left onto School Lane Road. Turn left onto 340 West/PA-897 North, followed soon by a right onto 897 North. Turn right to stay on 897 North/Springville Road. After about 5 miles, turn left onto 322 West, followed soon by a right back onto 897 North. Turn left onto Toddy Drive; Shady Maple will be on your right.

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Fragments of History

Victor Parachin

‘It’s All in Your Head!” – A Brief History of the Brain

Sometime during the Neolithic or Stone Age (6000–2000 BCE), a girl who suffered from epilepsy, migraines, depression, or a mental illness was treated by someone skilled in trepanation. Using tools available at the time, that person carefully made an incision on the scalp, peeling the skin back, and then drilled a hole in the girl’s skull in order to bring relief from her condition. Amazingly, the girl survived this prehistoric form of neurosurgery. Currently, her trepanated skull is displayed at the Museum of Natural History in Lausanne, Switzerland. Today, neurosurgeons continue to perform similar operations—still called trepanation—to relieve pressure on the brain or to remove bone fragments. From the Neolithic age right to our own modern times, humans have worked hard to understand the complexities of the brain. It has been quite a learning curve, filled with errors and corrections followed by more misconceptions and revisions. Here is a brief history of the brain. Aristotle’s confusions. Though the famed Greek philosopher (384– 322 BCE) was Plato’s most famous student, tutor to Alexander the Great, and founder of his own prestigious university, his medical knowledge was g tin r poornso p u S p S

flawed. source of He believed human and taught that emotions: “the brain is an “Men ought organ of minor to know that importance” from the brain, and that “the and from the seat of the soul brain only, and the control arise our of voluntary pleasures, joy, movement—in laughter, and fact, of nervous jests, as well as functions in our sorrows, general—are pains, griefs, to be sought in and tears.” the heart.” Hippocrates Though he recognized May is Mental Health Awareness Month brain was wrong, his position is complexity, somewhat defensible in that Aristotle noting that an illness, trauma, or observed an injury to the heart meant damage to the brain was dangerous immediate death, whereas a head and could be deadly. injury brought trauma but could heal. He also correctly noted that the brain controls all senses and Hippocrates’ corrections. movements; the brain is the seat of Regarded as the founder of Western intelligence; and paralysis occurs on medicine, Hippocrates (460–377 the side of the body opposite the side BCE) correctly identified the brain of a head injury. as the driving force of the central nervous system. Autopsies and dissections are One of history’s most famous condemned. Herophilus (330–280 physicians, Hippocrates rejected BCE) was a Greek physician who is superstition in favor of scientific regarded as the world’s first anatomist. observation, teaching that diseases He was founder of the world-famous had explainable causes and were not Medical School of Alexandria punishments from the gods. and is the first known person to He identified the brain as the systematically perform scientific

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dissections on human cadavers. Herophilus was a skilled scientist who carefully recorded his findings, eventually writing nine medical volumes. In those, he described various bodily organs, compared the human brain to the brains of animals, and was the first to distinguish sensory and motor nerves. However, as he and other physicians opened and studied cadavers, the practice became suspect, controversial, and condemned. Influential Christian theologian Tertullian (160–225 CE) referred to Herophilus not as a doctor but as a “butcher who cut up innumerable corpses in order to investigate nature and who hated mankind for the sake of knowledge.” Tertullian’s condemnation of autopsies and dissections meant fewer and fewer physicians were willing to examine cadavers. Eventually, it became illegal in the Roman Empire to dissect human bodies. This would impede anatomical and medical knowledge for centuries. Galen the anatomist. The first person to seriously study the brain was Claudius Galen (129–199 CE), a Roman physician. His medical and anatomical knowledge combined with his huge collection of writings made him a foundational figure in Western please see THE BRAIN page 24

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Academic Wealth Strategies..........................................167 Advanced Tech Hearing Aid Centers............................103 Advanced Vein & Laser Center.......................................127 American Treasure Tour..................................................143 Amtrak..............................................................................145 Appleby Systems, Inc......................................................164 Armstrong Relocation & Co............................................149 Basement Waterproofing Specialists...........................152 Bath Fitter.........................................................................102 Brethren Village...............................................................128 Bureau of Blindness & Visual Services..........................126 Casino at Delaware Park.................................................144 Castle Windows...............................................................116 Cavallo Chiropractic Clinic.............................................114 Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory/Spacht Snyder Family Funeral Home & Crematory..............130 ClearCaptions...................................................................115 Cremation Society of Pennsylvania Inc........................113 Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre..........................................119 East Earl Chiropractic......................................................151 Elderwood Senior Living at Lancaster.........................117 Engle Printing & Publishing Co., Inc......................... Lobby Garden Spot Promotions................................................131 Garden Spot Village........................................................157 Geisinger GOLD...............................................................118 Goodwill Keystone Area – Booth donated by Engle Printing & Publishing Co. ....................................... Lobby Griswold Home Care.......................................................150 Harrison Senior Living of Christiana.............................148 Health Network Laboratories........................................101 Health Partners Plans.....................................................146 Heart of Lancaster & Lancaster Regional Medical Centers..........................163 The Highlands at Wyomissing.......................................136

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Homespire Windows & Doors........................................137 Humana............................................................................133 Keystone Villa at Ephrata...............................................123 Kitchen Saver...................................................................104 KPETS – Keystone Pet-Enhanced Therapy Services Booth donated by Engle Printing & Publishing Co. ....Lobby Lancashire Terrace Retirement Village.........................142 Lancaster Cancer Center.................................................160 Lancaster County Office of Aging............................ Lobby Lancaster School of Cosmetology & Therapeutic Bodywork................................................ Hall Landis Communities.......................................................105 LCTV.............................................................................. Lobby LeafFilter Gutter Protection...........................................106 The Long Community at Highland...............................110 LuLaRoe........................................................................... Hall New Holland Ambulance Association..................... Lobby Norwex..............................................................................135 NovaCare Rehabilitation, in Collaboration with WellSpan Ephrata Hospital..........................................158 Office of the State Fire Commissioner..........................153 Pennsylvania Captioned Telephone Relay Service.....109 Pennsylvania LINK: Berks-Lancaster-Lebanon LINK to Aging and Disability Resources........................ Lobby Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission......................161 Prudential.........................................................................129 Quality Insights of Pennsylvania...................................125 QuickCare.........................................................................140 Red Rose Transit Authority.............................................108 Regional GI.......................................................................155 Remodel USA...................................................................159 Renewal by Andersen of Central Pennsylvania..........132 RetireSafe.........................................................................156 Ricker Sweigart and Associates.....................................112

Senator Ryan Aument & Representative David Zimmerman.......................................................147 Shady Maple....................................................................162 Sundance Vacations........................................................107 Take Shape for Life..........................................................111 Tel Hai Retirement Community.....................................168 Tom LeCrone of Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty...........................................................166 TriState LeafGuard...........................................................121 UPMC for Life...................................................................154 Vibra Health Plan.............................................................169 VisionCorps......................................................................122 Visiting Angels York........................................................124 Weaver Memorials..........................................................134 WellSpan Cardiology.......................................................141 WellSpan Center for Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Service.......................................................139 WellSpan General Surgery.............................................138 Welsh Mountain Health Centers...................................165 WFYL............................................................................ Lobby WHTM abc27............................................................... Lobby Zerbe Retirement Community......................................120

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Rough-winged swallows are plain But the drainage pipes the swallows little birds that are big in being nest in can be dangerous to helpless adaptable enough to use a variety youngsters. Heavy or prolonged rains of niches, both natural and humancan wash eggs or babies out of their made, for nesting. cradles. But some parents try again to They raise young along creeks and raise another brood to maturity. ponds in woods and farmland across Like all swallows, rough-wings are much of the United States, including entertaining to watch as they catch here in southeastern Pennsylvania. flying insects from the air, uttering And they winter from the southern buzzy notes as they careen across the United States to the Caribbean sky. Swiftly and gracefully, they zip islands, Mexico, Central America, and through the air, swerving this way South America. and that, and Rough-wings snapping up hatch offspring one insect after as isolated pairs another until or as small, their stomachs loose colonies, and beaks are depending on full. how many nesting Then they places are in any feed their young one area. with the insects Their traditional in their bills. protective nesting Obviously, sites are crevices in Photo by Charles J. Sharp, Sharp Photography swallows are not cliffs, abandoned only interesting, Rough-winged swallow. belted kingfisher but also burrows in the upper parts of stream beneficial because they consume flies, banks, and holes dug by the swallows mosquitos, gnats, and other pesky, themselves in those same stream dangerous insects. banks. Late in summer, most swallow And today, the adaptable and species migrate south ahead of winter successful rough-wings also rear in large, noticeable flocks. But roughbabies in protective human-made wings do so in little, inconspicuous sites, including niches in quarry walls, groups that are overlooked. Roughdrainage pipes in water-retaining wings just disappear. walls, under certain bridges over small The intriguing rough-winged waterways, and in drain pipes from swallows are entertaining to watch spouting that extend over waterways. feeding. They are also adaptable, and I’ve also noticed a rough-wing some nesting pairs take advantage of nursery under a never-moved truck built structures to raise young. They used for storage near a creek. are another successful species in the Raising broods of young in human- midst of human-made habitats and made shelters, as well as in natural activities. ones, has increased the populations of Clyde McMillan-Gamber is a retired rough-winged swallows. Lancaster County Parks naturalist.

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THE BRAIN from page 19 medicine for over a thousand years. Galen’s writings include the 17volume On the Usefulness of the Parts of the Human Body. His collected works total 22 volumes. Because of opposition to dissecting human cadavers, Galen used pigs, goats, dogs, and monkeys, carefully studying their anatomy. Operating on live animals, he conducted spinal cord experiments showing how severing the

spinal cord at various places affected different parts of the body. Studying animal brains, Galen correctly identified various cranial nerves, such as the optic nerve (sight and visual information), the olfactory nerve (smell and taste), the acoustic nerve (hearing and balance), and the oculomotor nerve (eye movement control).

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The slow birth of neurology. Because the church banned dissection of cadavers, the progress of brain anatomy and knowledge moved slowly during the Middle Ages (fifth through 15th centuries). This changed during the Renaissance era, when philosophers and artists such as Leonardo da Vinci became curious about anatomy, particularly the brain. Da Vinci produced a series of anatomical drawings that included considerable detail about the brain. Following his lead, British physician and emerging neuroanatomist Thomas Willis (1621–75) began to examine and study brains extensively. In 1664 he published a groundbreaking book, Cerebri Anatome, complete with intricate information about major brain regions and the functions of some cranial nerves. In the 19th century, French surgeon Paul Pierre Broca (1824–1880) conducted numerous autopsies carefully examining human brains. He correctly noted that the frontal lobes were instrumental in driving intellect, judgment, abstract thinking, and critical reasoning. The strange case of Phineas Gage. A great deal of brain knowledge has come by studying people who have had damage to various regions of the brain. One of the most amazing and fascinating cases is that of Phineas Gage. In 1848, Gage worked on a railroad construction crew. As he was setting a charge of explosives, the dynamite blew prematurely, propelling a 13pound, 3.5-foot iron bar through the front of his head, where it destroyed much of his frontal cortex. Despite this appalling injury, Gage did not lose consciousness but walked calmly to a road where he obtained a ride into town. There a physician managed to remove the rod. Though Gage survived this trauma, he was never the same. Before the accident, friends described him as responsible, hardworking, intelligent, and friendly. Afterward, his personality changed, leaving him unstable and impulsive.


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He wandered from job to job, eventually traveling with carnivals and exhibiting himself and his iron bar. Gage developed epilepsy and died 13 years later. Nevertheless, the report of Gage’s change in personality confirmed studies of other neurologists that psychopathological conditions could be correlated to brain injury. Einstein’s brain. Regarded as one of the most prominent geniuses of the 20th century, Albert Einstein’s brain was removed within eight hours of his death on April 18, 1955, in Princeton, New Jersey. Physician Thomas Harvey performed the autopsy with the approval of Einstein’s son, who stipulated that his father’s brain should be used only for research to be published in scientific journals of “high standing.” Harvey sliced the brain into sections, providing some samples to leading pathologists but keeping many for himself. In 1978 a reporter (Steven Levy) interviewing Harvey learned the doctor still had several sections of Einstein’s brain. His published story attracted interest from scientists, who began to carefully scrutinize it. They discovered that Einstein’s brain was smaller than average, weighing 1,230 grams rather than the normal 1,400. However, his parietal lobes were unusually large, and this part of his brain was 15 percent wider than other human brains. The parietal lobes are where mathematical thought emerges, thus offering one explanation for Einstein’s incredible mathematical powers. Though brain science has developed greatly in recent times, it is still a frontier waiting to be further explored. Douglas Tweed, author of Microcosms of the Brain, notes: “Present-day knowledge of the brain resembles in some ways earlier Europeans’ knowledge of Africa. Explorers have mapped the coastline in detail, but the interior is mostly uncharted.”

Don’t Miss the Great Lineup of Seminars and Entertainment at the EXPO! 9:30 a.m. – Slips, Trips, & Falls: Why So Off Balance? Presented by Kristin Kissling, Physical Therapist, Orthopedic Clinical Specialist with CPRS Physical Therapy Kristin Kissling, physical therapist with CPRS Physical Therapy, will be discussing, demonstrating, and answering questions related to falls and fall prevention. Falling and balance deficits are fears of many older adults and can be reduced and even prevented with proper preparation, exercise, and balance training. Kristin will discuss the physiology of falling and why older adults are more prone to balance dysfunction, modifications that can be made around the home to reduce fall risk, and exercises to reduce your own personal fall risk.

10:15 a.m. – Chair Yoga: Yoga for Every Body Presented by Monica Kirchner, Owner/Teacher, Bridge Yoga Studio Monica Kirchner, owner and teacher at Bridge Yoga Studio, will guide you through a 40-minute chair yoga class. Discover the benefits of yoga and experience the mind/ body connection. We will breathe, stretch, strengthen, and balance all with the stability of being in a chair.

11:45 a.m. – Fashion Show by Christopher & Banks Outlet at Rockvale Square Outlets Christopher & Banks | CJ Banks will be taking the stage to highlight some of their newest colors and trends in women’s apparel and accessories. They offer stylish, contemporary, affordable fashion to women of all sizes: missy (4–16), petite (4P –16P), and women (14W–24W). Locally at the Rockvale Outlets and Park City Center locations.

11 a.m. – Delightful Decorations for Birthday Cakes and Cupcakes Presented by Pat Doughty, Retail Production Supervisor, Shady Maple Farm Market The award-winning Shady Maple custom cakedecorating team creates the perfect cake for special occasions, from birthdays to weddings. During her demonstration, Pat Doughty will focus on birthday treats, from decorating cupcakes to accenting cakes with edible flowers.

12:30 p.m. – Growing Old in Pennsylvania Presented by Vicki Hoak, CEO, Pennsylvania Homecare Association An advocate, public policy wonk, and someone who believes that everyone deserves to be cared for and supported at home, Vicki will discuss where Pennsylvania stands today when it comes to enabling our older citizens to live full and independent lives. She will also talk about streamlining systems, supporting family caregivers, and her frustration over the lack of a strong advocacy network for older Pennsylvanians.

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Social Security News

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Honoring Our Heroes on Memorial Day

On Memorial Day, we honor the soldiers and service members who have given their lives for our nation. Social Security respects the heroism and courage of our military service members, and we remember those who have given their lives in defense of freedom. Part of how we honor service members is the way we provide Social Security benefits. The unexpected loss of a family member is a difficult experience for anyone. Social Security helps by providing benefits to protect service members’ dependents. Widows, widowers, and their dependent children may be eligible for Social Security survivors benefits. You can learn more about Social Security survivors benefits at www.socialsecurity. gov/survivors. It’s also important to recognize those service members who are still with us, especially those who have been wounded. Just as they served us, we have the obligation to serve them. Social Security has benefits to assist veterans when an injury prevents them from returning to active duty. Wounded military service members can also receive expedited processing of their Social Security disability claims. For example, Social Security will provide expedited processing of disability claims filed by veterans who have a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs compensation rating of 100 percent permanent and total. Depending on the situation, some

family members of military personnel, including dependent children and, in some cases, spouses, may be eligible to receive benefits. You can get answers to commonly asked questions and find useful information about the application process at woundedwarriors. Service members can also receive Social Security in addition to military retirement benefits. The good news is that your military retirement benefit does not reduce your Social Security retirement benefit. Learn more about Social Security retirement benefits at www. You may also want to visit the Military Service page of our Retirement Planner, available at planners/retire/veterans.html. Service members are also eligible for Medicare at age 65. If you have health insurance from the VA or under the TRICARE or CHAMPVA programs, your health benefits may change, or end, when you become eligible for Medicare. Learn more about Medicare benefits at In acknowledgment of those who died for our country, those who served, and those who serve today, we at Social Security honor and thank you. John Johnston is a Social Security public affairs specialist.

BRILLIANT from page 10 never actually explained the ending to us but keeps saying, “It changed my life.” 1. Albert Einstein – He is the man. Albert (I call him Albert) won the Nobel Prize in Physics. He did extensive studies on wormholes, gravitational fields, and then, of course, there’s E=mc2. Cousin Sarah – I think being

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Support Groups Free and open to the public May 3, 7-8:15 p.m. Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group Willow Lakes Outpatient Center 212 Willow Valley Lakes Drive, Willow Street (717) 464-9365

May 17, 7 p.m. Memory Loss Support Group The Gathering Place (Main Entrance) 6 Pine St., Mount Joy (717) 664-6641

May 4 and 18, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Women’s Divorce/Separation Support Group Mental Health America of Lancaster County Community Services Building, Room B-103 630 Janet Ave., Lancaster (717) 397-7461

May 18, noon Brain Tumor Support Group Lancaster General Health Campus Wellness Center 2100 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster (717) 626-2894

May 8, 10-11 a.m. Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group Garden Spot Village Concord Room 433 S. Kinzer Ave., New Holland (717) 355-6076 May 15, 2 p.m. Lancaster County Parkinson’s Support Group Landis Homes 1001 E. Oregon Road, Lititz (717) 509-5494

May 22, 2-3 p.m. Parkinson’s Support Group Garden Spot Village Theater 433 S. Kinzer Ave., New Holland (717) 355-6259 May 24, 6-8 p.m. Epilepsy Foundation of Eastern Pennsylvania Support Group Lancaster General Hospital – Stager Room 5 555 N. Duke St., Lancaster (800) 887-7165, ext. 104

Community Programs Free and open to the public May 3, 2 p.m. Korean War Veterans Association Meeting Oak Leaf Manor North 2901 Harrisburg Pike, Landisville (717) 299-1990 May 6, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in Town Square Pleasant View Retirement Community Town Square Area 544 N. Penryn Road, Manheim (717) 665-2445 May 7, 7 p.m. Singspiration – 15th Annual Community Hymn Sings Series Historic Old Leacock Presbyterian Church 3181 Lincoln Highway East, Paradise (717) 687-6619 May 8, 6 p.m. Red Rose Singles Meeting Centerville Diner 100 S. Centerville Road, Lancaster (717) 406-6098

1858 Charter Lane, Suite 202 Greenfield Corporate Center, Lancaster (717) 291-1313, ext. 116 May 16, 2-3:30 p.m. Understanding Pa. Inheritance Laws and Estates Willow Valley Genealogy Club Willow Valley Communities – Orr Auditorium 211 Willow Valley Square, Lancaster (717) 397-0439 May 18, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lancaster County 50plus EXPO Shady Maple Conference Center Smorgasbord Building 129 Toddy Drive, East Earl (717) 285-1350 May 18, 4:30-5:30 p.m. The Nurses of Pearl Harbor – Ryder Hall 230 N. President Ave., Lancaster (717) 392-4633 May 19, 6-9 p.m. Music Fridays Downtown Lancaster (717) 341-0028

May 10, 6:15-7:15 p.m. Understanding Clinical Trials Lancaster Cancer Center

Library Programs Lititz Public Library, 651 Kissel Hill Road, Lititz, (717) 626-2255 May 10, 6:30 p.m. – Astronomy Enthusiasts of Lancaster County May 18, 7-8 p.m. – Concert: Robin Work Quartet May 30, 7 p.m. – Lititz Art Association: Majolica Pottery


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Senior Center Activities Cocalico Senior Association – (717) 336-7489 May 3, 10 a.m. – Flower Bingo May 5, 10:45 a.m. – Cinco de Mayo Celebration May 18, 10:15 a.m. – Name that Game Columbia Senior Center – (717) 684-4850 May 5, 9:15 a.m. – Cinco de Mayo Celebration May 19, 9:30 a.m. – Jeopardy Game May 23, 9 a.m. – Kitchen Kettle Village Trip Elizabethtown Area Senior Center – (717) 367-7984 May 4, 10:30 a.m. – M  aking Your Final Wishes Known May 19, 11 a.m. – Fraud Bingo May 26, 11 a.m. – Music with Tom Jennings Lancaster House North Happy Hearts Club Senior Center – (717) 299-1278 Mondays, 9:30 a.m. – Senior Exercise Class Thursdays, 12:30 p.m. – Bingo and Pinochle Fridays, 12:30 p.m. – Party Bridge Lancaster Neighborhood Senior Center – (717) 2993943 May 5, 10:30 a.m. – Cinco de Mayo Celebration May 8, 9:30 a.m. – Healthy Eating/Chair Exercise May15, 9:30 a.m. – Fraud Bingo with Pa. Department of Banking and Securities Lancaster Rec. Senior Center – (717) 392-2115, ext. 147 May 4, 10:15 a.m. – Spring Flowers by Lancaster County Park Naturalists May 5, 9:30 a.m. – T  wo Centuries of Riding the Rails by Railroad Museum of Pa. May 18, 11:15 a.m. – Vial of Life by EMU Nursing Students Lititz Senior Center – (717) 626-2800 May 8, 10 a.m. – PSU Nutrition May 11, 10:15 a.m. – Music and Dancing with Sandy Heisey May 25, 10 a.m. – Lancaster School of Cosmetology Luis Munoz Marin Senior Center – (717) 295-7989 May 1, all day – Senior Games May 12, all day – Fresh Express May 18, all day – Mother’s Day Picnic Millersville Senior Center – (717) 871-9600 May 5, 10:30 a.m. – Chair Yoga with Maricelle May 17, 11 a.m. – Penn Manor Chorus May 26, 10:30 a.m. – Penn State Nutrition Next Gen Senior Center – (717) 786-4770 May 5, 10:30 a.m. – Music with Gospel Road May 12, 10:30 a.m. – Music with Glenn May 23, 10:30 a.m. – Mental Health America Rodney Park Happy Hearts Club Senior Center – (717) 393-7786 Tuesdays, noon – Pinochle Wednesdays, 1 p.m. – Varied Activities Thursdays, noon – Bingo Just a snippet of what you may be missing … please call or visit their website for more information.

Nursing & Rehabilitation Centers Bethany Village – The Oaks

325 Wesley Drive • Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 (717) 766-0279 • Number of Beds: 69 Rehabilitation Unit: Yes Alzheimer’s Unit: Yes Skilled Licensed Nursing: Yes Therapy: Speech, Occupational, Physical Long-Term Care: Yes Respite Care: Yes 24-Hour Medical Care: Yes Recreational Activities: Yes Scheduled Entertainment: Yes

Private Rooms Available: Yes Semi-Private Rooms Available: Yes Pet Visitation Allowed: Yes Beauty/Barber Shop: Yes Medicare: Yes Medicaid: Yes Accreditations/Affiliations: CARF/CCAC; Eagle, LeadingAge PA Comments: Maplewood Assisted Living also available.

Homeland Center

1901 North Fifth Street • Harrisburg, PA 17102-1598 (717) 221-7902 • Number of Beds: 95 Rehabilitation Unit: No Alzheimer’s Unit: Yes Skilled Licensed Nursing: Yes Therapy: Speech, Occupational, Physical Long-Term Care: Yes Respite Care: Yes 24-Hour Medical Care: Yes Recreational Activities: Yes Scheduled Entertainment: Yes

Private Rooms Available: Yes Semi-Private Rooms Available: Yes Pet Visitation Allowed: Yes Beauty/Barber Shop: Yes Medicare: Yes Medicaid: Yes Accreditations/Affiliations: AAHSA, LeadingAge PA (PANPHA), NHPCO, PHN, HPNA Comments: A beautiful, full-service continuing care retirement community with a 149-year history of exemplary care.

Claremont Nursing & Rehabilitation Center 1000 Claremont Road • Carlisle, PA 17013 (717) 243-2031 • Number of Beds: 282 Rehabilitation Unit: Yes Alzheimer’s Unit: Yes Skilled Licensed Nursing: Yes Therapy: Speech, Occupational, Physical Long-Term Care: Yes Respite Care: Yes 24-Hour Medical Care: Yes Recreational Activities: Yes Scheduled Entertainment: Yes

Private Rooms Available: No Semi-Private Rooms Available: Yes Pet Visitation Allowed: Yes Beauty/Barber Shop: Yes Medicare: Yes Medicaid: Yes Comments: Featuring Traditions at Claremont, a dedicated, 39-bed, short-term rehab unit. Claremont provides quality skilled nursing and rehabilitation services for short- and long-term stays.

Mennonite Home Communities

1520 Harrisburg Pike • Lancaster, PA 17601 (717) 393-1301 • Number of Beds: 188 Rehabilitation Unit: Yes Alzheimer’s Unit: Yes Skilled Licensed Nursing: Yes Therapy: Speech, Occupational, Physical Long-Term Care: Yes Respite Care: Yes 24-Hour Medical Care: Yes Recreational Activities: Yes Scheduled Entertainment: Yes

Private Rooms Available: Yes Semi-Private Rooms Available: Yes Pet Visitation Allowed: Yes Beauty/Barber Shop: Yes Medicare: Yes Medicaid: Yes Accreditations/Affiliations: Equal Housing, LeadingAge PA Comments: Person-centered care with reputation for compassion and excellence. Established in 1903. Respite care available w/minimum stay.

Pleasant Acres Nursing & Rehabilitation Center

Transitions Healthcare – Gettysburg

Number of Beds: 375 Rehabilitation Unit: No Alzheimer’s Unit: Yes Skilled Licensed Nursing: Yes Therapy: Speech, Physical, Occupational Respiratory Long-Term Care: Yes Respite Care: Yes 24-Hour Medical Care: Yes Recreational Activities: Yes

Number of Beds: 135 Rehabilitation Unit: Yes Alzheimer’s Unit: Yes Skilled Licensed Nursing: Yes Therapy: Speech, Occupational, Respiratory, Physical Long-Term Care: Yes Respite Care: Yes 24-Hour Medical Care: Yes Recreational Activities: Yes

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Scheduled Entertainment: Yes Private Rooms Available: No Semi-Private Rooms Available: Yes Pet Visitation Allowed: Yes Beauty/Barber Shop: Yes Medicare: Yes Medicaid: Yes Comments: Elm Spring Residence Independent Living on campus.

595 Biglerville Road • Gettysburg, PA 17325 (717) 334-6249 • Scheduled Entertainment: Yes Private Rooms Available: Yes Semi-Private Rooms Available: Yes Pet Visitation Allowed: Yes Beauty/Barber Shop: Yes Medicare: Yes Medicaid: Yes Accreditations/Affiliations: PHCA, PACA Comments: Fully staffed Transitions Healthcare employees in skilled nursing and sub-acute rehab. Tours are encouraged!

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Memorial Day began in the 19th century as “Decoration Day,” when citizens were encouraged to decorate the graves of soldiers who’d died in the Civil War. After World War I, Decoration Day expanded to include ceremonies honoring the dead in all of America’s wars. Decoration Day officially became Memorial Day in 1967. In 1968 the Uniform Holidays Act established it as one of three holidays (including Veterans Day and George Washington’s birthday, now called Presidents Day) celebrated on a Monday to create a convenient threeday weekend. Memorial Day is now observed on the last Monday in May. Wearing poppies is a popular Memorial Day tradition. The custom is generally credited to Moina Michael, a former teacher at the University of Georgia, who was working for the YMCA Overseas War Secretaries at the end of World War I.

She was inspired by reading the poem “In Flanders Fields” by Canadian poet and doctor John McCrae. The poem’s opening lines read: In Flanders Fields, the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row . . . During the Overseas War Secretaries’ annual conference held in New York City in 1918, shortly before the signing of the armistice that ended the war, grateful delegates gave Michael $10 in recognition of her help with the conference. She spent the money on 25 red silk poppies to hand out to participants (or she may have used the money on materials to make the poppies herself). The poppy became a national symbol of remembrance, and two years later the American Legion adopted it at its own conference. Poppies have symbolized the day ever since.

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VA REACH VET Initiative Helps Save Veteran Lives As part of Department of Veterans Affairs’ commitment to put resources, services, and all technology available to reduce veteran suicide, VA has launched an innovative program called Recovery Engagement and Coordination for Health – Veterans Enhanced Treatment (REACH VET). Recent research suggests that 20 veterans die by suicide each day, putting veterans at even greater risk than the general public. Using a new predictive model, REACH VET analyzes existing data from veterans’ health records to identify those at a statistically elevated risk for suicide, hospitalization, illness, or other adverse outcomes. This allows VA to provide preemptive care and support for veterans, in some cases before a veteran even has suicidal thoughts. “One veteran suicide is one too many,” Secretary of Veterans Affairs David J. Shulkin said. “This cutting-

edge program is saving lives by identifying at-risk veterans and connecting them with the specialized care and support they need.” Once a veteran is identified, his or her VA mental health or primary care provider reaches out to check on the veteran’s wellbeing and review their condition(s) and treatment plans to determine if enhanced care is needed. The program began as a pilot in October and is now fully implemented across VA. “REACH VET is a game changer in our effort to reduce veteran

We Want YOU! •K  orean war veterans (of all service branches) who served anywhere in the world 1950–1955 • Veterans (of all service branches) who served in Korea 1945–present

The mission of the KWVA/USA is to defend our nation. Care for our veterans. Perpetuate our legacy. remember our missing and fallen. Maintain our memorial. Support a free Korea.

Come and enjoy the camaraderie of your fellow veterans at a monthly meeting of the local chapter of the Korean War Veterans Association (KWVA). We meet on the first Wednesday of each month at Oak Leaf Manor [North], 2901 Harrisburg Pike, Landisville, PA. The doors open at 2 p.m., and a light buffet lunch is served at 2:30 p.m., along with a short business meeting. The meeting concludes at 3:45 p.m. This invitation includes spouses/companions and drivers. There is no charge for attendance. Dress code is casual. We currently have 90+ registered members. Come join us. Hopefully, you will find it habit forming.

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suicide,” Dr. Caitlin Thompson, national director of VA’s Office for Suicide Prevention, said. “Early intervention can lead to better recovery outcomes, lessen the likelihood of challenges becoming crises, and reduce the stress that veterans and their loved ones face.” VA’s suicide prevention resources include the Veterans Crisis Line, which provides confidential support from specially trained and experienced responders to veterans, even if they are not enrolled in VA healthcare. Veterans and their families and

friends may call (800) 273-8255 and press 1; chat online at www., or text 838255. For more information about VA’s suicide prevention efforts, visit these resources • Veterans Crisis Line website: • Suicide prevention outreach toolkit: spreadtheword • “Be There” public service announcement: BeTherePSA • Suicide prevention fact sheet: • Make the Connection website: • VA Mental Health website: www.

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Nick Thomas

Marty Allen Still Making ’Em Laugh

Known for his trademark salutation player, and when I saw her perform I (“Hello dere”), his bug-eyed comic asked her to come on the road with stare, and his wild, Brillo-pad hair, me, and the audiences loved her.” veteran comedian Marty Allen is still Allen appeared in a half-dozen making audiences laugh. feature films and some TV movies, “I get up in the morning and the and he guest starred on several only thing that doesn’t hurt is my television series. One memorable guest pajamas,” joked Allen, who turned 95 spot was on The Ed Sullivan Show in in March, from 1964 with the his home in Las Beatles. Vegas. “The guys A veteran of had no idea who six decades in the we were, but entertainment backstage they industry, in 1957 were very friendly the Pittsburghand likable,” raised comedian recalled Allen. teamed up “I remember with handsome walking over to lounge crooner joke with John Marty Allen and wife Karon Kate Steve Rossi, and saying, ‘A lot Blackwell. who became of people mistake his “straight me for you!’ He man.” The thought that was union produced hysterical, me the incredibly with my crazy popular comedy hair, and almost duo of Allen & collapsed from Rossi. laughing.” Over the Like Allen’s following wild hair, his decade, the pair “Hello dere!” toured the world catchphrase— Marty and Karon on stage. and appeared also the title on every TV of his 2014 variety show. They autobiography (see amicably parted in 1968 but reunited—was many times, as late as the 1990s. not planned. He blurted out the Rossi died in 2014. phrase in a brief, rare moment of “He lived in Las Vegas, too, and we onstage confusion when working with remained good friends,” Allen said. Rossi one evening. “I last saw him a few days before he After the show, when audience passed away. What can I say, we were members began repeating it, he says, like brothers.” “I knew I had a gimmick entertainers Today, Allen is partnered with only dream about.” a new straight man—or straight As for that hair, “It seemed every woman, to be more precise: his wife of time I cut my hair, I’d catch a cold, over 30 years, Karon Kate Blackwell. so I just let it go,” he recalled. “It just “After Steve and I split up, I worked took off and grew wild.” as a single for many years and even But it was TV game shows where acted,” recalled Allen. “Then I met Allen excelled as himself. Karon at a Los Angeles restaurant. please see ALLEN page 39 She was working as a singer and piano

World-Class Attractions Abound in the Mile-High City Denver is an outdoor city filled with urban adventures. The MileHigh City is known for its cultural attractions, thriving craft breweries, and famous music scene, all within easy reach of the Rocky Mountains. Situated in the South Platte River Valley, this modern city draws openness from the Great Plains to the east and embraces the spectacular views of the Rocky Mountains to the west. Residents of this mile-high landscape are noted for their sunny dispositions—to match the area’s 300 days of sunshine—and can-do attitudes. It’s very much a “maker culture,” where anything is possible. Easy Access & Walkability From Denver International Airport, it’s a short glide on the airport train to the heart of downtown. But it’s also a trip back in time when visitors arrive at Denver Union Station, an opulent and fully restored 1914 Beaux-Arts train station, home to swanky bars, restaurants, and a hotel. Explore numerous cultural attractions throughout the walkable downtown on your own two feet or rent a bicycle from Denver B-cycle. Vibrant Neighborhoods Delve into Denver’s diverse neighborhoods. Street art depicts urban stories all over town, bursting with color on alleyways, garage doors, and storefronts. Uptown has a long stretch of cafés, bistros, and pubs with outdoor patios near the city’s largest greenspace, City Park. The Art District on Santa Fe comprises more than 60 art galleries and colorful murals, highlighting the neighborhood’s Hispanic roots. The Highlands neighborhood has distinctive Victorian-era homes and buildings; lush gardens and parks; hip, independently owned shops; art galleries; and restaurants. The River North Art District (RiNo) is “where art is made,” riding a wave of industrial revival with art galleries, brewpubs, and restaurants. And in Five Points, the music of jazz legends transcends local clubs. Now it’s a fusion of old and new

cheese shop; a bakery; a full-service fish market; a butcher; and a chocolate shop. Not far away is The Source, with just-baked breads, artisan cheese, organic wine, small-batch spirits, and fresh-cut flowers. The Denver Art Museum was designed by Polish-American architect Daniel Libeskind.

with coffeehouses, craft breweries, museums, and beloved barbecue institutions. Renowned Arts & Culture The Denver Art Museum in the Golden Triangle neighborhood is the largest art museum between Kansas City and the West Coast. DAM is filled with more than 55,000 works from around the world. Denver’s Clyfford Still Museum opened in November 2011. Still was a leading figure in the development of abstract expressionism. The museum houses nearly 2,400 of Still’s paintings, drawings, and prints. And in Lower Downtown (LoDo), the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver houses a constantly refreshed set of exhibits. Beer, Wine, and Spirits Denver is known for something other than its altitude: beer. With more than 200 craft beers brewed in Denver daily, let the Denver Beer Trail be your guide into a world of pale ales, one-off firkins, and daring ingredients. Tivoli is Colorado’s oldest, most historic brewery. It originally opened in 1859 and supplied beer to the gold rush pioneers. Wynkoop Brewing, meanwhile, is a Denver institution, known for innovative brewers who will put just about anything in their beer. Wine aficionados should check out Balistreri Vineyards, a familyowned winery dedicated to completely natural wines, or Infinite Monkey Theorem, an urban winery that’s doing the unthinkable: canning its wines! Colorado is also home to more than 16 distilleries making whiskey, rum, brandy, gin, and vodka.

Innovative Dining Denver is a hub for chef-owned restaurants, such as those among the Victorian buildings and boutique shops of Larimer Square, downtown at the 16th Street Mall, or in the Cherry Creek neighborhood. Denver has been getting a lot of attention for its latest innovation: gourmet food markets. In the RiNo neighborhood, housed in a 14,000square-foot 1920s-era building, Denver Central Market includes a bodega selling milk, eggs, butter, yogurt, and bulk coffee; a meat and

Explore Nature With Denver’s year-round sunny skies, it’s hard to stay indoors. City Park is a great place to take a walk and also features one of the most popular zoos in the nation. The Denver Zoo has about 4,000 animals, representing more than 750 species. The zoo’s new Amur tiger habitat, The Edge, allows the felines to roam on catwalks and bridges spanning just over visitors’ heads. The Toyota Elephant Passage gives an upclose experience with massive Asian elephants. Adjacent to the zoo is the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Denver please see DENVER page 38

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SALUTE from page 4 the flak exploding all around us. It felt like someone was beating on the wings with a sledgehammer. I couldn’t resist looking down at Hamburg and seeing the great city below through the black bursts of flak that filled the sky. When I quickly looked back and checked the oil pressure, I saw the oil pressure on No. 3 engine dropping quickly. So, I yelled, “Feathering three,” and I went through the several-step procedure that feathered that prop. Then we got hit on the No. 1 engine, and it began to stream black smoke as Smith cut it back to half power. We had now dropped our bombs, and the tail gunner started calling tracking flak, “Flak, six o’clock level.” Then a bit louder, “Flak, six o’clock level.” Then louder, as the flak moved closer, “Flak, six o’clock level.” Then shouting, “FLAK, SIX O’CLOCK LEVEL!” At which point, Smith, with an oath, pulled the wheel back and rose well above the formation. A burst of flak then set our No. 2 engine on fire, and Smith pushed the wheel forward, dove down through the hole in the formation, and, after several thousand feet, was able to blow out the flames. It took me several tries before No. 2 could be feathered, but it finally feathered. In the meantime, the crew was working to drop the ball turret, which was heavy and created a lot of drag. Smith had given the order to throw everything out of the airplane that would move. I remember my reaction when the engineer tapped me on the shoulder and said, “Your flak jacket, sir.” But I climbed out of it, and he threw it overboard with all the others. I was now flying the airplane again, and at our slow speed, the bomber stream above us was passing us by. Over the town of Lübeck, the bomber stream turned west toward England … and so did we, lagging behind. We were holding 120 mph, trading airspeed for altitude, with Lübeck on the leading edge of our wing. Twenty minutes later, it was on the trailing edge, so I called our navigator and said, “Hey, Nick, where are we going to hit the ground?” A few minutes later, he called Smith and said, “Smitty, we’re going to hit the ground halfway to the front lines!” With an 80 mph headwind, we were making only 40 mph over the ground.

2nd Lt. Robert D. Wilcox, ready to head overseas in 1944.

Wilcox in front of the PT-17 Stearman in which he took his first solo flight in October 1943.

Wilcox in a BT-13 Vultee Vibrator at his basic flying training at Cochrane Field in Macon, Ga., in January 1944.

At once, Smitty said, “That’s all she wrote,” and kicked the plane around to head northeast toward Sweden. Now we had the wind behind us, so our ground speed picked up from 40 to 200 mph. But we had no maps to Sweden, and the visibility was terrible. We headed across the Baltic Sea in what we believed to be the general direction of Sweden. When we finally came over land, we were down to about 2,500 feet and were being fired at. Could it be Sweden? It didn’t seem likely. Then two fighters came in on a head-on attack. When our navigator was about to give them a burst from our chin turret (the only guns that couldn’t be moved), one of the planes did an Immelmann and sat down on our wing. It had three crowns on his tail, and he motioned to us to follow him, which we did, and then we landed at Malmo on the very southern tip of Sweden. We would never have found the airfield without his help. Smith and I examined the damage to the airplane before joining the rest of the crew, who were in the terminal, being fed sandwiches and real milk. When a Swedish officer came by, I asked him why they had fired at a B-17 in our condition as we came over the coast. “Did they hit you?” he asked. “They sure did,” I replied. Shaking his head slowly, he said, “That’s very unusual.” Pause. “They often fire, but they very seldom hit anything.” Four months later, the war ended, and we returned to the U.S. Ten months later, I returned to Europe for three years and flew the first two weeks of the Berlin Airlift. On one of those missions, I came closer to losing my life than I did in combat. But that’s another story. I stayed in the Air Force Reserve, where my mobilization assignment at the Pentagon was chief, internal information for the Air Force before I retired as a colonel in April 1974. Over those wonderful years of flying, I found that there were many ways to kill yourself flying an airplane—combat being only one of the more obvious. In lieu of flowers, donations in Col. Wilcox’s memory may be made to Lancaster Chapter MOAA (memo: High School Scholarship), P.O. Box 5031, Lancaster, PA 17606.

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Coping with Ringing in Your Ears Jim Miller

Dear Savvy Senior, Are there any new treatments you know of that can help with the constant ear-ringing syndrome known as tinnitus? I’ve had it for years, but it’s gotten worse the older I get. – Ringing Louder at 62 Dear Ringing, Tinnitus is a common condition that affects around 45 million Americans but is usually more prevalent in the 60-and-older age group. Here’s what you should know along with some tips and treatments that may help.

What is Tinnitus? Tinnitus (pronounced “tinNIGHT-us� or “TIN-a-tus�) is the sensation of hearing a ringing, buzzing, roaring, hissing, or whistling sound in one or both ears when no external sound is present. The sounds, which can vary in pitch and loudness, are usually worse when

background noise is low, so you may be more aware of it at night when you’re trying to fall asleep in a quiet room. For most people, tinnitus is merely annoying, but for many others it can be extremely disturbing. Tinnitus itself is not a disease but rather a symptom of some other underlying

health condition. The best way to find out what’s causing your tinnitus is to see an audiologist or an otolaryngologist—a doctor who specializes in ear, nose, and throat diseases (commonly called an ENT). The various causes of tinnitus are: • Age-related and noise-induced hearing loss—this is the most common cause. • Middle ear obstructions, which are usually caused by a buildup of earwax deep in the ear canal. please see RINGING page 36


AUDIOLOGIST? By: Linda Gonya-Hartman, Au.D. When we can hear better, we gain a lot more than you might expect—self-confidence, a lower risk of other health concerns, and improved relationships. Because of the personal nature of hearing better, it’s important that you work with a hearing healthcare professional that you know and trust. An audiologist has the experience and knowledge to help you understand your hearing loss, find the right solution to suit your hearing and lifestyle needs, and help guide you along the path to hearing better. At your first appointment, you can expect to receive:

• a hearing evaluation • an open discussion about your hearing health • a consultation on which hearing solutions may be right for you At Hearing and Ear Care Center, my staff and I are committed to helping you reconnect to the people and things that matter most by hearing better. We take the time to get to know you personally so that, together, we can develop a solution that is custom-made for you.

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May is Better Hearing & Speech Month RINGING from page 35 • The side effects of many different prescription and nonprescription medicines like aspirin, ibuprofen, certain blood pressure medicines and diuretics, some antidepressants, cancer medicines, and antibiotics. • Various medical conditions such as high blood pressure, vascular disease, diabetes, allergies, thyroid problems, ear or sinus infections, Ménière’s disease, Lyme disease, fibromyalgia, otosclerosis, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder, a tumor, an injury to the head or neck, traumatic brain injury, depression, stress, and more. Treating the Causes While there’s currently no cure for

tinnitus, there are some ways to treat it, depending on the cause. For example, if your tinnitus is caused by a wax buildup in your ears or a medical condition (high blood pressure, thyroid problem, etc.), treating the problem may reduce or eliminate the noise. Or, if you think a medication you’re taking may be causing the problem, switching to a different drug or lowering the dosage may provide some relief. Other Treatments Another treatment option for tinnitus that can help suppress or mask the sound so it’s less bothersome are “sound therapies.” These can be as simple as a fan or a white noise machine or something

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more sophisticated like a modifiedsound or notched-music device, such as Neuromonics (www.neuromonics. com) or the Levo System (www., which actually trains your brain not to hear the tinnitus. Or, if you have hearing loss, hearing aids can help mask your tinnitus by improving your ability to hear actual sounds. There are even hearing aids today that come with integrated sound-generation technology that delivers white noise or customized sounds to the patient on an ongoing basis. Your audiologist or ENT can help you with these options.   There are also certain medications that may help. While currently there’s no FDA-approved drugs specifically designed to treat tinnitus, some anti-

anxiety drugs and antidepressants have been effective in reliving symptoms. Behavioral therapies, counseling, and support groups can also be helpful. Other measures you can take to help quiet the noise include avoiding food substances that can aggravate the problem, such as salt, artificial sweeteners, sugar, alcohol, tonic water, tobacco, and caffeine. And protect yourself from loud noises by wearing earplugs. For more information on tinnitus treatment options, visit the American Tinnitus Association at Jim Miller is a regular contributor to the NBC Today show and author of The Savvy Senior Book.

Depression Is a Risk Factor for Dementia — and Both Are Associated with Hearing Loss Until recently, scientists could not pinpoint the relationship between depression and dementia — both of which are related to hearing loss — but that mystery appears to have been solved. A new study published in the journal Neurology details the association, reporting that people with symptoms of depression tend to suffer a more rapid decline in thinking and memory ability, potentially leading to dementia. The study did not prove a cause-andeffect relationship, but depression was considered to be a serious risk factor for dementia. Hearing care providers are already aware of the relationship between hearing loss and depression, as well as the relationship between hearing loss and dementia. Communicating becomes difficult and exhausting for individuals with untreated hearing loss, so those with an impairment tend to withdraw from social contact — and social isolation is a common risk factor

for depression. In a 2011 Johns Hopkins University study, participants showed an increased risk for dementia based on the severity of their hearing loss. However, a better understanding of how depression and dementia are related may help providers find more effective treatment solutions in the future. We may never know all there is to know about the human body, but evidence-based research indicates that hearing aids can be an effective communication treatment — and that better communication can help prevent or delay the onset of depression and dementia by stimulating areas of the brain that otherwise wouldn’t receive stimulation. Call today to make an appointment for a hearing evaluation.

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May is Better Hearing & Speech Month The Hearing Bone’s Connected to the WHAT? Once upon a time, before people knew any better, they thought that hearing loss was simply a part of growing older — something not worth doing much about. They were wrong. Turns out, hearing loss isn’t fussy about age. More than half of us with hearing loss are still in the workforce. And hearing loss is a much bigger deal than we ever imagined. We need to take it seriously. As one of the most common chronic health conditions in the U.S. today, hearing loss affects baby boomers, Gen-Xers, and every other age group. And, when left unaddressed, hearing loss affects just about every aspect of a person’s life. The big surprise is that hearing loss has been linked to other health conditions.

Hearing loss can have unwelcome companions, like heart disease, diabetes, chronic kidney disease, depression, cognitive decline, dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, increased risk of falling, and increased hospitalizations. In fact, as studies on the link between hearing loss and other health conditions mount, we’ve begun to see how our ears — and specifically how our hearing — connect to our whole body and health. Here’s What We Know The very best thing to do for hearing loss is to find out if you have it as soon as possible. Then take it seriously. If deemed appropriate by a qualified hearing healthcare professional, treat it. Hearing aids can benefit the vast majority of people with hearing loss. People who don’t address hearing

loss are more prone to depression. Fortunately, studies show that people with hearing loss who use hearing aids often have fewer depressive symptoms, greater social engagement, and improved quality of life. Hearing loss is tied to a threefold risk of falling. One study found that even people with mild hearing loss were nearly three times more likely to have a history of falling. Hospitalization is more likely for older adults with hearing loss than their peers with normal hearing, according to a study by experts at Johns Hopkins. A 2013 published study said men and women who used hearing aids — even though they were older and had more severe hearing loss — had a significantly lower mortality risk than those with hearing loss who did not use

hearing aids. Once you reach middle age, it makes sense to include hearing tests as part of your routine annual care. It seems that the “hearing bone” may be connected to more than we originally thought. So the next time you think you might be having trouble hearing, listen to your ears. They may be telling you something. For more information on hearing loss, visit Call me, Bill Gerhold, at (717) 5697450 for an appointment.

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The Hearing Bone’s Connected to the WHAT? Hearing loss may signal other important health issues. CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE (CVD) Hearing loss and CVD linked Alzheimer’s Dementia Dementia risk may be up to five times higher with hearing loss Diabetes Hearing loss twice as likely for those with diabetes Depression Symptoms go down, quality of life goes up with hearing aid use Hospitalization 32% more likely for older adults with hearing loss Falling Hearing loss tied to threefold risk of falling Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Moderate CKD associated with 43% increased risk of hearing loss MORTALIty Hearing loss tied to greater risk of dying for older men

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DENVER from page 33 Amelia Earhart’s Gold Bug Kissel. The Buffalo Bill Museum & Grave in nearby Golden features exhibits on Buffalo Bill’s life, Wild West shows, American Indian artifacts, and Western art and firearms.

Botanic Gardens, meanwhile, is a 24acre oasis in the city. Western History For the history buff, Denver has plenty of fascinating museums and landmarks. The History Colorado Center features interactive exhibits and programs telling the stories of Colorado and the Rocky Mountain West. The late Jack A. Weil invented the first cowboy shirt with snaps and helped popularize Western wear as legitimate American fashion. Weil’s grandson, Steve Weil, continues the tradition today, in a store situated in the heart of downtown. Located in a 1930s-era former Air Force hangar, Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum is home to more than three dozen historic airplanes and space vehicles. The Forney Museum of Transportation’s more than 500 exhibits include “Big Boy,� the world’s largest steam locomotive, and aviator

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Legendary musicians have performed in Red Rocks Park’s open-air amphitheatre.

The Source, an artisan food market, occupies a landmark building dating to the 1880s.

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The Denver skyline viewed from City Park.

Famous Music Scene On any given night, you’ll find artists playing an array of genres in clubs throughout the metro area. Red Rocks Amphitheatre, host of legendary musicians like the Beatles (1964) and U2 (1983), presents a summer concert series from May through October with the best artists in jazz, rock, pop, bluegrass, and more. Just 15 miles from town, see sandstone monoliths that buttress the stage and go for an easy hike on the trails in the surrounding park—taking a moment to enjoy sweeping views of the Denver skyline. Go to to learn more about Denver and plan your trip.






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ALLEN from page 32 “I was on them all, my favorite being a semi-regular on Hollywood Squares with people like Paul Lynde, Charlie Weaver, and Rose Marie,” he recalled. “We were allowed to write our own jokes, which we would throw in when Peter Marshall asked the questions. We didn’t know the questions up front, so we really did ad lib the answers.” Allen says that throughout his career, he had a reputation of working well with others.

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Allen and Rossi with the Beatles in 1964.

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“I approached every job I ever had with a good temperament,” he said. “I never fought with anyone and just wanted to entertain. My career and the people I’ve met have been a great blessing.” Nick Thomas teaches at Auburn University at Montgomery, Ala., and has written features, columns, and interviews for more than 600 magazines and newspapers. Follow @TinseltownTalks All photos provided by Marty Allen.

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50plus LIFE — formerly 50plus Senior News — is a monthly publication for and about Central Pennsylvania’s baby boomers and seniors, offering...

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50plus LIFE — formerly 50plus Senior News — is a monthly publication for and about Central Pennsylvania’s baby boomers and seniors, offering...