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Pitch, scrub, and table mountain attractive in their own rustic ways, in pines are relatively small, picturesque their respective natural habitats. kinds of pine trees adapted and native Pitch pine’s range is mostly in the to the dry, poor, worn-out, or rocky northeastern United States. It is the soils of southeastern Pennsylvania and only native pine that has needles in elsewhere in the eastern part of the bundles of three. This species grows United States. frequently as scattered individuals All these pine species are rugged in deciduous woods, such as in the looking in their rough habitats. They Furnace Hills of northern Lancaster all have irregular County and southern crowns, rough bark, Lebanon County. and mostly gnarled Scrub pines have limbs, with squat two needles in a cones on those bundle. In some branches and twisted places, this species needles. forms pure stands of Each scale on their itself on poor, stony cones has a sharp ground, such as in prickle. The cones of the pine barrens of these pines persist on southern Lancaster their limbs for years. County. Scrub And those same cones pines range from produce winged seeds Pennsylvania to Photo by Famartin. Alabama. that are dispersed on Pitch pine tree. the wind because of Table mountain the flat wing on each pines inhabit seed. southern Pennsylvania Owls, hawks, and a and New Jersey and variety of small birds into the South, mostly roost in some of these along the Appalachian pines, and mice and Mountains. This certain seed-eating type of pine grows birds, including redsingly on the rocky, breasted nuthatches, wooded slopes of the pine siskins, and Susquehanna River others, consume some in Lancaster and York of their seeds. counties. By living in poor, And this pine has a rocky ground, these relatively short trunk; Photo by Famartin. pines experience long, horizontal Scrub pine tree. reduced competition limbs; massive cones; from other kinds of and dull-purple trees and plants for sunlight, living needle and flower buds, all of which space, and rainfall. And the roots of add to its rugged beauty. these rustic pines help hold down the These wild pines are attractive and soil against erosion and enrich it by interesting in their rustic ways. They the decaying of their bark, wood, and add to the beauty of their respective needles. habitats and enrich their soils. And None of these rugged pines is they provide food and shelter to a planted regularly on lawns, if at all, variety of wildlife. nor are white pines, Norway spruces, and other types of conifers. But pitch, Clyde McMillan-Gamber is a retired Lancaster County Parks naturalist. scrub, and table mountain pines are www.50plusLifePA.com


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Dear Concerned, The opioid epidemic is a national problem that is hitting people of all ages, including millions of older Americans. Here’s what you should know and do to help your mother. The Cause The main reason opioid addiction has become such a problem for people over age 50 is because over the past two decades, opioids have become a commonly prescribed (and often overprescribed) medication by doctors for all different types of pain, such as arthritis, cancer, neurological diseases, and other illnesses that become more common later in life. Nearly one-third of all Medicare patients—almost 12 million people— were prescribed opioid painkillers by their physicians in 2015. That same year, 2.7 million Americans over age 50 abused painkillers. Taken as directed, opioids can manage pain effectively when used for a short amount of time. But with longterm use, people need to be screened and monitored because around 5 percent of those treated will develop an addiction disorder and abuse the drugs.

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can help her learn to manage depression, avoid the drug, deal with cravings, and heal damaged relationships. For assistance, call the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration confidential helpline at (800) 662-4357 or see www. samhsa.gov. They can connect you with treatment services in your state that can help your mom.

Also, if you find that your mom has a doctor who prescribes opioids in excess or without legitimate reason, you should report him or her to your state medical board, which licenses physicians. For contact information, visit www.fsmb.org. Jim Miller is a regular contributor to the NBC Today show and author of The Savvy Senior Book. www.savvysenior.org

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interactive workshop specifically developed for people with arthritis who want to be more physically active. It is also appropriate for people without arthritis, particularly those with diabetes, heart disease, and other chronic conditions. While walking is the central activity, Walk with Ease is a multi-component program that also includes health education, stretching and strength exercises, and motivational strategies. Each participant will receive a workbook that provides information on arthritis, managing pain and stiffness, self-monitoring, and how to overcome barriers. Geri-Fit Exercise Program The Geri-Fit program will be held at the Cocalico Senior Center starting Sept. 5 and the Lancaster Neighborhood and Columbia senior centers starting Sept. 6. An ongoing strength training program for individuals 60 and older, Geri-Fit is a 45-minute class that meets twice a week and has been proven to improve balance, flexibility, and strength. Participants will perform exercises using dumbbell weights and resistance bands. A certified instructor provides one-on-one instruction in the group setting, and each person is encouraged to work at his/her own pace. Dumbbell weights and resistance bands will be provided; participants should bring their own water.

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“I had never worked with a green horse before,” The Capital Area she said. “We were Therapeutic Riding thrown out there Association holds together.” a special place in C.D., now aged volunteer Roni 19, turned into Dietrich’s heart. one of the nicest, “CATRA friendliest, calmest is my refuge,” horses at CATRA. Dietrich said. “Shirley calls him “When I started ‘the babysitter.’ It (volunteering at feels good being CATRA), I had part of that. Every just learned I little girl who comes had rheumatoid through says, ‘That’s arthritis and was the horse I love.’” in menopause at Currently, the same time. My Examples of Dietrich’s scrimshaw artwork, there are about emotions were all all carved on 10,000-year-old woolly mammoth ivory. 25 horses in the over the place.” program, as well as Since 1985, a few miniature horses and donkeys, working with CATRA has been the place to go to find “animals clients who come from the six to eight surrounding helping people.” CATRA is a therapeutic riding counties. The horses are generally older horses, with a school for people of all generations with all types of median age of 20 years. special and typical needs. “They are fantastic horses. Not every horse can Clients have had everything from multiple take an autistic child who rocks back and forth or sclerosis, fibromyalgia, and Guillain-Barré syndrome to Down syndrome, autism, and Asperger’s syndrome. hums and chatters without being scared and running off. Not every horse can take two people on each side CATRA has also welcomed clients with attention (leading them) or two riders on their backs,” Dietrich deficit disorder, learning disabilities, memory issues, said. “These horses do it with grace.” dyslexia, hydrocephaly, rheumatoid arthritis, and Every Wednesday, Dietrich waters and feeds the nerve damage. horses with a special mixture made specifically for Dietrich began volunteering in 1998, working each individual horse’s health issues. She also gives with the horses every Wednesday morning and then them medications in a big syringe for those who helping all year long with lessons for CATRA’s 125won’t take it in their food. 135 riders per week. Then, after eating lunch with the girlfriends “I’ve never found (a therapeutic riding school) like she has made at CATRA, Dietrich rides the horses CATRA. It’s an amazing program with no paid staff, herself. not even the directors,” she said. “Horses need a job all the time,” she said. Because CATRA has no paid employees, volunteers “CATRA is great for people like me who don’t have are “right there in the mix, cleaning stalls, grooming the time, space, or finances to have a horse.” horses, working with the clients,” Dietrich said. It’s also a great place for people over 50 to Two years later, CATRA founder and director volunteer. Shirley Nolt came to Dietrich and said, “I’ve got you “Almost all of our daytime volunteers are in their a horse.” 60s. The place is pretty much run by older people.” “She brings out this horse that is every little girl’s Besides helping to run the day-to-day operations dream,” Dietrich said. “I was like 12 years old again.” of the therapeutic riding school, Dietrich is also on The horse—named C.D. for the actor, Charles Dutton, who had previously owned him—was 2 years some of the nonprofit’s committees to raise funds throughout the year, including the motorcycle ride old and had never had a saddle or lead line. committee. Correction For six years, CATRA has held a 60-mile motorcycle ride in the Pennsylvania countryside On the cover of 50plus LIFE’s August issue, we in August. The popular fundraiser offers a musical incorrectly identified a photo of Paul Anka as Frankie group performance, silent auction, and door prizes Avalon. The photo showed Bandstand dancer Arlene following the ride. Sullivan with Anka. We regret the error. www.50plusLifePA.com


Another fundraiser is Comedy, Arts and Sweets, held in November at Hollywood Casino’s John Henry Room, which looks out over the paddock where the horses get ready for the races. After watching the horse races, a comedian performs, donated art is auctioned off in a silent auction, and fancy sweets from local bakeries are auctioned off in a live auction. The biggest fundraiser is CATRAthon, held each fall. CATRAthon includes a walk, a bike ride, and a critter parade of all types of farm animals dressed up in costume. There is also a mini-trail ride, silent auction, bake sale, and chicken barbecue. While Dietrich can be found at CATRA every Wednesday from 8 a.m. to noon, she used to stay longer and would come other days as well when she started, the 61-year-old Dietrich said. “Now that my husband is retired and I’m a grandma, my time is split up more. I’m an artist, too, and I’ve got to get that work done, as well.” Dietrich is a renowned scrimshaw artist, selling her work worldwide. One of CATRA’s horses is Dietrich’s logo for her Wild Horse Studio. Dietrich got her start at a rock and

gem show in 1979. “Mom and I saw some scrimshaw that I couldn’t afford. Mom said, ‘You can make that,’ and I did” after purchasing a starter scrimshaw kit. She comes by her talent naturally. Her mother was a woodcarver and her father was a lapidary and silversmith. Dietrich now sells her artwork mainly through commissioned pieces, as well as at knife and gun shows and occasionally an art show. Each year, Dietrich enters a piece or two in the Mystic Scrimshaw competition in Mystic, Connecticut. She earned the Best Color Wildlife trophy in 2005. Dietrich was even mentioned on page 12 of Tom Clancy’s Net Force book, Point of Impact. She also has contributed to a scrimshaw manual, Scrimshaw Techniques by Jim Stevens. She has artwork at three galleries: Brain Vessel in Mechanicsburg; Mystic Scrimshanders in Wickford, Rhode Island; and Bowen’s Wharf Scrimshanders in Newport, Rhode Island. More information about Dietrich’s artwork can be found at Wild Horse Studio’s Facebook page, and more information on CATRA can be found at www.catra.net.

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The Bookworm Sez

Dreaming the Beatles Terri Schlichenmeyer

holiday with his wife, Cynthia, and son, Julian, he could do little but mope about how he missed his mates. In light of how an album is made today, their work was astounding: their first album was recorded in one 13hour day, the same day some of the lyrics were written; against popular wisdom of the times, their publisher allowed them to perform their own songs rather than covers of 351 pages other tunes. Not long after, advertisement their touring schedule would be likewise brutal: The Beatles would play a half-hour in one tiny venue, then dash to the next joint to do it again in the same night. If you want a funeral with an expensive casket They squabbled, compromised, and laughed, mourned losses and and embalming, go to a funeral home! celebrated successes. They learned If you are interested in affordable cremation services, to “stop swearing and eating and we are the name to remember! drinking and belching onstage” and We specialize in cremation only, statewide, no removal fees. became pros who were sometimes No Embalming No Caskets annoyed by “the scream.” In the end, they were so sick of one

There are places you remember. And things: the basement rec room in your parents’ house, where the family stereo sat. Your upstairs bedroom and the portable turntable bought with babysitting money. The transistor radio on the beach or at your part-time summer job. You hear a certain song, and they’re all practically in front of you, and in Dreaming the Beatles by Rob Sheffield, you’ll revisit them again. No matter what age you are, says Sheffield, you know exactly who they are: John, Paul, George, and Ringo. Even today’s grade-schoolers know Beatles songs from half a century ago—but why? What made those “lads” so special? “It wasn’t their timing,” says Sheffield. “It wasn’t drugs. It wasn’t

that they were the voice of a generation … yet the allure of the music keeps on growing, nearly 50 years after the band split.” They were just four talented boys among thousands back then. John met Paul at a village fair. They interviewed George for the band. Ringo, almost a pro with his personalized drum kit, came along later. Dreaming the Beatles: The Love They meshed and Story of One Band and became so close to the Whole World By Rob Sheffield one another that c. 2017, Dey Street when John went on

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another that none could wait to be rid of the rest. And yet—they couldn’t completely let go … Although it’s nearly totally subjective and perhaps itching for argument, Dreaming the Beatles is a Fab Four fantasy for fans. Truly, it’s hard to imagine debating with anyone other than author and Rolling Stone columnist Rob Sheffield on this subject. Sheffield writes with the patter of an AM-radio deejay, as he moves from album to band biography to musician profile in his reasoning for naming the Beatles as the best band ever. In leaving room for dissent and inviting discussion, that opinionated evidence offers enough memorysparkers to take boomers back a few decades and plenty of insider gossip to satisfy younger readers. So, argue and ponder, enjoy Dreaming the Beatles, but give yourself time to listen to the songs, too. You won’t be sorry, in any case: You know you love the music, and you may have read other books about the Beatles, but in your life, you’ll love this more. 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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Sepsis: Deadly Condition Requires Urgent Treatment By Keith Gillogly Despite the fact that sepsis affects more than 1.5 million Americans each year, it’s been called a silent epidemic and urgent public health issue. Sepsis has been garnering more attention lately among the medical community and the public, however. September is Sepsis Awareness Month. Sepsis is a condition that results when the body’s response to infection injures its own tissues and organs. As the immune system responds to foreign invaders, it often overshoots, triggering damaging inflammation and life-threatening consequences. Usually bacterial infections lead to sepsis, but viral and fungal pathogens can also cause it. If unchecked, organ systems can begin to fail. During septic shock, blood pressure drops so low that the body cannot adequately manage blood perfusion and oxygenation of its tissues and organs. Such condition puts strain on virtually all the organ systems,

potentially causing what sepsis is, even organ failure though it’s the No. 1 killer and has a and injuring the higher mortality kidneys, heart, rate than heart lungs, brain, and other organs. attack,” he says. “What we need to As Dr. Thomas do is ensure that Stoner, vice the community is president of engaged in sepsis hospitalist services education and at PinnacleHealth awareness.” Hospital and HAP (The Hospital Depending on severity of the and Healthsystem infection, the sepsis Association of mortality rate Pennsylvania) can approach 50 sepsis physician champion, says, percent, says Dr. Jason M. Biggs, the more organ systems affected, chair of emergency September is Sepsis medicine at St. the more deadly Awareness Month sepsis becomes.    Clair Hospital in Pittsburgh.   Sepsis and septic Historically, Stoner says sepsis shock are considered the No. 1 cause was thought of as a condition of the of preventable and hospital-related very young and very ill. In actuality mortalities, Stoner says. “Statistically, a small number of our “it affects everyone, top to bottom, left to right,” he says, although it’s folks in the community are aware of

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more common in the elderly and in immunocompromised patients.   To diagnose sepsis, doctors first assess vital signs. Elevated heart rate and elevated respiratory rate are key clinical symptoms. Septic patients usually present a fever or in some cases, especially in the elderly, hypothermia, Stoner says. Confusion and altered mental status can also indicate sepsis. The faster sepsis is detected and treated, the greater the likelihood of survival; hours, even minutes, count. “The most important thing is early recognition,” Biggs says. “We think about [sepsis] every time we see someone with an infection.” But diagnosing sepsis is trickier than it seems. Conditions such as pneumonia, urinary tract infections, and gastrointestinal infections commonly precede sepsis. These conditions, along with a host of other types of infections, all present their own sometimes similar symptoms and complications, which can muddle diagnosis.

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Further, no lab test can specifically identify sepsis. Still, doctors can measure blood lactate levels and perform other tests to aid with diagnosis. Administering intravenous antibiotics and fluids is standard sepsis treatment. The antibiotics work to eliminate the infectious pathogens and modulate inflammation while the fluids aim to normalize blood pressure and support blood perfusion to organs

and tissue. Staying current on vaccines, such as the meningococcal vaccine and a regular flu shot, will help prevent sepsis. Preventing or properly managing any infections is key to stopping sepsis before it sets in. Sepsis survivors can still experience cardiovascular complications or be on dialysis for the rest of their lives, among other chronic issues. Stoner says older and sicker survivors can be

prone to developing some cognitive impairment. Biggs recalls seeing one elderly patient with flu-like symptoms and evidence of pneumonia. Approximately 80 years old, she was the type of patient who knew her medical history and was on top of her health, he says. Her pneumonia led to sepsis and, soon after, septic shock. She wound up in the ICU on a ventilator and medicine to support her

dangerously low blood pressure. Yet, with aggressive fluids and antibiotics, her treatment prevailed, and she was eventually sent home. Had she waited an additional 24 hours to come in, Biggs says, she might not have lived. For more information on sepsis and septic shock, visit the Sepsis Alliance at www.sepsis.org.

Parenting 2.0: The Evolving Role of Grandparents By Natasha Shane Over the last decade, more and more grandparents have taken on the responsibility of raising their children’s children. For many today, the notion of spoiling their grandchildren for a few hours and then “giving them back” just isn’t a reality. According to AARP, there are more than 2.5 million grandparents raising grandchildren in the United States. In Pennsylvania, nearly 240,000 children

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are also playing a bigger role in their education than ever before, which means learning new technologies and communication tools. It also means becoming their grandchild’s learning coach and mentor.

For some, communicating with teachers doesn’t come naturally. Many grandparents raised children at a time when there wasn’t a lot of direct communication with teachers other than periodic parent-teacher conferences. Nowadays, teachers are emailing daily; we can receive information about our children’s test scores and behavior patterns in real time. Technology is also advancing so rapidly that it’s difficult for those who please see GRANDPARENTS page 27

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Soldier Stories

Robert Naeye

Local Vet Still Carries Vietnam on His Shoulder Candidate percent of the School and class washed out.” headed for After Fort Benning, graduating Georgia. “They from OCS as a 2nd lieutenant, warned us that OCS would be Snyder wanted the toughest to become an challenge we Army Ranger, had in our life,” so he was sent recalls Snyder. to jump school. He spent the But he was later next six months transferred to Jay Snyder today at his home. doing pushups, an airborne doing chin ups, cavalry unit. and being yelled at constantly. He continued his parachute “The Army’s theory is that they training, which paid an extra $110 per have to break you down to build you month — a lot of money in the midback up,” says Snyder. “It was a pretty ’60s. tough six months, and about 60 “If I was going into combat, I wanted to go with the guys who were volunteers, who were well trained, who were there because they wanted to be part of that unit. And that’s what I got in an airborne unit,” says Snyder, who adds that his training •K  orean war veterans (of all service prepared him to be a soldier, but “I branches) who served anywhere in the don’t think anything can prepare you world 1950–1955 for the reality of combat.” • Veterans (of all service branches) who In July 1965, President Lyndon served in Korea 1945–present Johnson ordered Snyder’s cavalry division to Vietnam. On Aug. 15 they Come and enjoy the camaraderie of your departed aboard a transport ship, fellow veterans at a monthly meeting of the the USNS Geiger, from Savannah, local chapter of the Korean War Veterans Georgia. Association (KWVA). We meet on the first Wednesday of each After passing through the Panama month at Oak Leaf Manor [North], 2901 Canal and stopping in Hawaii and Harrisburg Pike, Landisville, PA. The doors Guam, they landed in mid-September open at 2 p.m., and a light buffet lunch in Qui Nhon, in central Vietnam. is served at 2:30 p.m., along with a short Snyder and his men expected to business meeting. The meeting concludes land in a hostile environment, with at 3:45 p.m. This invitation includes enemy soldiers shooting at them as spouses/companions and drivers. There they got off the boat. Instead, they is no charge for attendance. Dress code is were greeted by TV cameras and casual. signs saying “Welcome to Jones Beach We currently have 90+ registered East.” members. Come join us. Hopefully, you will “So much for landing under fire,” find it habit forming. jokes Snyder. But his unit soon got down For more information call: to business. They were flown by Bill Kelley, VP (717) 560-9424. Chinook helicopters to a base camp in the Central Highlands. For

Jay Snyder’s war ended 51 years ago. But after retiring from a distinguished career working for the Pennsylvania state government and as the leading tennis official in the United States, the war now seems as close as it’s been since he left Vietnam in 1966. Snyder was a minister’s son, so he frequently moved as he was growing up. His father was working in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, when Snyder finished high school, so he attended nearby Susquehanna University and graduated in 1964. Realizing he had a very low draft number, Snyder decided to enlist in the Army. When the Army recruiter pointed out that he’d have a better life as an officer than as an enlisted man, Snyder signed up for Officer

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nearly a month the duty was mostly uneventful, with occasional mortar rounds being lobbed into the base. Snyder’s unit went on patrols to chase away the attackers. Snyder’s first battle took place in the Suoi Ca Valley. Snyder and his company of about 110 men spent a couple days on search-and-destroy missions, going into villages to look for signs of enemy activity. The men destroyed a number of rice caches used by the Vietcong, but Snyder insists, “We did not burn rice that belonged to villagers.” The men received sporadic gunfire but suffered no casualties. They spent the night in rice paddies, where they encountered one of their most annoying enemies — leeches — which came out of the ground in heavy rain. “We found out pretty quickly that they’re not nice beasts,” says Snyder. Like all soldiers, Snyder relished each mail delivery. Besides receiving letters from family and friends, he started corresponding with a woman named Jeanne, who was his sister’s college roommate. What started out as “a fake romance” would later blossom into a 50-year marriage that’s still going strong. Snyder’s unit was later flown by chopper into the Pleiku Campaign, which lasted from late October to late November 1965. Despite heavy fighting all around them, Snyder and his men at first saw very little combat. “For whatever reason, the North Vietnamese chose not to engage us,” he says. “We were all walking on eggshells, thinking they’re going to hit us any second now, and they didn’t.” Up to that point in the war, Snyder and his men were lucky to avoid casualties. But they didn’t stay lucky. In January 1966, Snyder was leading a patrol near the village of Bong Son. A captain radioed Snyder to move faster so his platoon of about 25 men could rendezvous with other units. “We were in a combination of www.50plusLifePA.com


jungle and open area, and it just didn’t feel right to keep moving faster. I took point and I walked my platoon right into an ambush,” recalls Snyder. Vietcong guerillas peppered the men with rifle fire, killing one man. Another died when his grenade exploded in his hand. Several other Americans were wounded. Snyder radioed for artillery support, which drove off the attackers after about nine minutes of intense combat. “The shrapnel would go off over our heads,” recalls Snyder. “It sounded like a freight train driving over your head.” After some R&R in Bangkok, Thailand, Snyder flew into another battle in a helicopter and nearly died when the helicopter was hit with a 50caliber round and landed hard. Five weeks later, Snyder and his unit were moving up a mountain when they were nearly surrounded by Vietcong. Outnumbered in heavy jungle, the men resorted to a tactic known as a “mad minute” — with everyone opening fire for about a minute.

“The mad minute saved us,” says Snyder. Several of his men died in the battle. Snyder received shrapnel wounds in his left shoulder and buttocks from mortar fire but remained in the fight until the enemy fled. Snyder had to wait a full day before he could be medevacked by chopper. He spent three weeks in the 85th Evacuation Hospital at Qui Nhon. An infection developed, so he was flown to Clark Air Force Base in the Philippines and then to the U.S. Fortunately, he made a full recovery at Valley Forge Hospital outside Philadelphia, but a fragment lodged in his left shoulder still causes pain whenever the weather changes rapidly. He met Jeanne there in person soon after his return, and they got married in August 1967, about two months after he left the Army. Snyder took management training and went on to a distinguished career working for several state agencies. He spent much of his spare time working as a tennis umpire, and in 1990, he was promoted to U.S.

director of officiating. He umpired matches involving all the top men’s and women’s players, including the 1993 Wimbledon semifinal between Andre Agassi and John McEnroe. Like many umpires, he incurred the wrath of volatile players such as McEnroe and Jimmy Connors. But he later became good friends with McEnroe, whom Snyder credits for being an honest competitor. He and Jeanne adopted a Vietnamese son, and they now have three grandchildren. They have visited Vietnam twice, and Snyder has been deeply impressed by how the people have welcomed their former adversary, and how a united Vietnam has recovered from the devastation of war. During these years of constant activity, Snyder was able to put his war experiences in the rearview mirror. He even boxed up all his medals and put them in a barn. “I got over my experiences in Vietnam by working my butt off,” he says. But once he retired, painful memories rose to the surface.

“Vietnam has always been with me,” says Snyder. “It took a while for me to realize that PTSD was something I needed to face up to.” To this day Snyder regrets the men he lost when he led his company into an ambush, but he’s not sure what he could have done differently. “You’re responsible for those lives, and you can’t ignore that. I can’t explain how difficult that is, how your decisions cost somebody their life. I just kept that way in the background.” Snyder has received professional help, including group therapy. And he has started writing about his war experiences as part of a veteran’s writing project, which has been a cathartic experience. Snyder, now 75, occasionally shares his Vietnam experiences in public talks, including one in June 2017 in Centre County. You can hear his story by visiting https://goo.gl/Fy1M4g. Robert Naeye is a freelance journalist living in Derry Township. He is the former editor-in-chief of Sky & Telescope magazine.

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members, he worked a John J. Heine is few part-time jobs to the RSVP Lancaster keep busy. County September In his mid-70s, Volunteer of the Heine wanted to have Month. Heine has a positive effect on his volunteered with community. Lancaster Meals on As part of Meals on Wheels for 18 months. Wheels, Heine enjoys Heine grew up in doing something Philadelphia, where positive for people he had a chance John Heine struggling with a to live among and temporary or longappreciate people term setback. He listens and of many different nationalities. After graduating from college, he becomes interested in their stories. Heine is a life member of the moved his family to Lancaster. Sons of Union Veterans of the Heine and his wife, Margaret Civil War. He cares for 286 Civil (Peg), raised four daughters War and 32 Spanish American and now have four grandsons, War veterans’ burial sites, making one granddaughter, five greatsure each site is clear of weeds and granddaughters, and one greathas a marker and a flag in place. grandson. For more information on Heine worked for a major manufacturing company in volunteering with RSVP of the Capital Region, contact Margie Lancaster for 40 years before Groy at (717) 454-8647 or email retiring at age 61. In addition lancleb@rsvpcapreg.org. to taxiing his school-age family Do you know a 50+ volunteer who gives selflessly to others? Tell us what makes him or her so special and we will consider them for 50plus LIFE’s Volunteer Spotlight! Submissions should be 200 words or fewer and photos are encouraged. Email preferred to mjoyce@onlinepub.com or mail nominations to 50plus LIFE, Volunteer Spotlight, 3912 Abel Drive, Columbia, PA 17512.

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The Veterans’ Expo & Job Fair welcomes volunteers! If you can help with registration or stuffing attendee bags for all or just part of the day, we’d love to have you. Contact Kimberly Shaffer at (717) 285-8123 or kshaffer@onlinepub.com for more information.

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LANCASTER COUNTY Sept. 21, 2017 • 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Spooky Nook Sports 2913 Spooky Nook Road, Manheim (Just off Rt. 283 at the Salunga exit)

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Table of Contents Welcome.............................................................. 16 Registration Form............................................. 16 Park ‘n’ Ride Information................................ 16 Directions to the EXPO................................... 16 Flu Shots.............................................................. 17 Presenters............................................................ 18 Health Screenings............................................ 19 Exhibitor Display Map..................................... 21 Door Prizes.......................................................... 23 Demonstrations & Entertainment.............. 24

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!

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We are looking forward to seeing you at the 21st annual Lancaster County 50plus EXPO. 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. Or perhaps you have become a caregiver. 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. There truly is something for everybody: chair dancing, vocal performances, helpful information on avoiding scams, container-gardening demonstrations, and more. Call your friend or neighbor and make plans now to attend. Or talk to your activity director to make sure they have the 50plus EXPO on their calendar, and hop on board the bus! OLP Events and the Lancaster County Office of Aging are 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 this year’s EXPO include:

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Co-host – Lancaster County Office of Aging

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Principal Sponsors – 50plus LIFE

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Guide Sponsor – Willow Valley Communities Seminar Sponsor – Health Partners Plans

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Visitor Bag Sponsor – PinnacleHealth Heart of Lancaster & Lancaster Regional Medical Centers

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Or register online at: www.50plusexpopa.com/register

Supporting Sponsors – Cigna HealthSpring, ClearCaptions, Lancashire Terrace Retirement Village, Landis Communities, Manning & Rommel Associates, Regional Gi, UPMC for Life, Vibra Health Plan

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See you at the EXPO! Donna K. Anderson EXPO 2017 Chairperson

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

Park ‘n’ Ride: Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., will be providing shuttle transportation from your parking area to EXPO entrance. Please, hop aboard!

Directions to Spooky Nook Sports From Harrisburg and points northwest: Take I-83 North to exit 46-A to merge onto Route I-283 South. Take exit 1-A to merge onto PA-283 East toward Lancaster. Take the Salunga exit; turn left on Spooky Nook Road. The facility will be on your right.

From York and points west: Take Route 30 East across the Susquehanna River. Take the Prospect Road exit and turn left onto Prospect Road. After about 4.5 miles, Prospect Road becomes Spooky Nook Road. The facility will be on your right.

From Lebanon and points north: Take Route 72 South until you reach downtown Manheim; make a right onto PA-772 West. Turn left onto South Colebrook Road; then turn right onto Landisville Road. Turn right onto Spooky Nook Road and then a slight left to stay on Spooky Nook. The facility will be on your left.

From Lancaster and points east: Take Route 30 West and stay left at the fork onto Route 283 West. Take the exit toward Salunga and make a sharp right onto Spooky Nook Road. The facility will be on your right.

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On-Line Publishers, Inc. celebrates more than 20 years serving the mind, heart, and spirit of the 50+ community of Central Pennsylvania through our Mature Living Division of publications and events. OLP Events, its events division, produces six 50plus EXPOs annually in Chester, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster (two), and York counties. These events are an opportunity to bring both businesses and the community together for a better understanding of products and services available to enhance life. Entrance to the event, health screenings, and seminars held throughout the day are free to visitors. The Veterans’ Expo & Job Fair—held in York, Berks, and Lancaster counties and in the

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The Lancaster County Office of Aging

The Lancaster County Office of Aging provides a wide range of home- and community-based services and supports to older persons and their families, enabling them to live independently, safely, and with dignity. Some programs are also available to those under the age of 60. Primarily funded by the Pennsylvania Lottery, the agency operates in conjunction with state and federal mandates and regulations. For more information or assistance, go to www.lancoaging. org; call (717) 299-7979 or (800) 801-3070; email aging@ co.lancaster.pa.us; or stop by the agency located in the County Government Center, 150 N. Queen St., Suite 415, Lancaster. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Health Screenings Advanced Vein & Laser Light Center Booth #121 Ultrasound screening for varicose veins Elderwood Senior Living at Lancaster Booth #227 Balance Blood pressure Health Network Laboratories Booth #174 Glucose screening

Hearing Center of Lancaster Booth #193 Wax screening/video Maclary Family Chiropractic Booth #156 Free spinal screening NovaCare Rehabilitation in collaboration with WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital Booth #115 Individual movement assessments Priority Healthcare Group Booth #207 Blood pressure

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The 50plus EXPO committee is looking for volunteers to help at our 21st annual Lancaster County 50plus EXPO on Sept. 21, 2017, at Spooky Nook Sports, 2319 Spooky Nook Road, Manheim, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you could help greet visitors, stuff EXPO bags, or work at the registration desk, we would be glad to have you for all or just part of the day. Please call On-Line Publishers at (717) 285-1350.

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Thank you, sponsors!

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Proudly Sponsored By: Principal Sponsor: Guide Sponsor: Willow Valley Communities

Seminar Sponsor: Health Partners Plans

Visitor Bag Sponsor: PinnacleHealth Heart of Lancaster & Lancaster Regional Medical Centers Supporting Sponsors: Cigna HealthSpring • ClearCaptions • Lancashire Terrace Retirement Village Landis Communities • Manning & Rommel Associates • Regional Gi UPMC for Life • Vibra Health Plan Media Sponsors:

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Exhibitor Map & Exhibitor List

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AARP Chapter #4221.........................................................................172 Academic Wealth Strategies...........................................................116 Advanced Vein & Laser Light Center...........................................121 American Cancer Society.................................................................155 American Dental Solutions.............................................................122 AmeriHealth VIP Care........................................................................154 Amtrak....................................................................................................195 Appleby Systems, Inc........................................................................149 Argires Marotti Neurosurgical Associates of Lancaster........123 AT&T........................................................................................................137 Basement Waterproofing Specialists..........................................209 Bath Fitter..............................................................................................146 Beauty Beyond Fifty..........................................................................105 Bureau of Blindness & Visual Services.........................................229 Campus Eye Center............................................................................144 Capital BlueCross................................................................................211 Castle Windows...................................................................................194 Champion Hearing Aid Center......................................................102 Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory.........................126 Cigna HealthSpring......................................................... 200 ClearCaptions.................................................................. 129 Coventry Health Care........................................................................220 Cremation Services of Lancaster...................................................219 Cremation Society of Pennsylvania Inc......................................212 Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre..........................................................185 Elderwood Senior Living at Lancaster........................................227 Eye Physicians of Lancaster............................................................162 Garden Spot Village...........................................................................147 Gateway Health...................................................................................191 Geisinger GOLD..................................................................................106 Groff Funeral & Cremation Service...............................................192 Harrison Senior Living of Christiana............................................208 Health Network Laboratories.........................................................174 www.50plusExpoPA.com

Health Partners Plans...................................................... 111 HealthMarkets Insurance.................................................................186 Hearing Center of Lancaster...........................................................193 Homespire Windows & Doors........................................................141 Homestead Village Home Care Services....................................216 Hospice for All Seasons....................................................................202 Humana.................................................................................................204 Kindred Home Health and Hospice.............................................197 Kitchen Saver.......................................................................................152 Kmart......................................................................................................206 Lancashire Terrace Retirement Village.......................... 133 Lancaster County Office of Aging................................... 130 Lancaster School of Cosmetology & Therapeutic Bodywork.................................................... 223-226 Landis Communities........................................................ 125 LCTV.................................................................................. 120 LeafFilter Gutter Protection............................................................118 Life Source Water Service................................................................101 LuLaRoe Ryan Merlino......................................................................236 Maclary Family Chiropractic...........................................................156 Manning & Rommel Associates...................................... 134 Masonic Villages at Elizabethtown...............................................151 Mount Joy Country Homes.............................................................143 NovaCare Rehabilitation in Collaboration with WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital.................................115 Office of Attorney General, Bureau of Consumer Protection....................................................................113 Office of the State Fire Commissioner........................................180 Pennsylvania Lottery.........................................................................187 Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission....................................108 PinnacleHealth Heart of Lancaster & Lancaster Regional Medical Centers........................... 199 Powerton Generators........................................................................177 PPL Electric Utilities – Winter Relief Assistance Program.....168

Premier Designs..................................................................................175 Priority Healthcare Group...............................................................207 Red Rose Transit Authority..............................................................161 Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center................132 Regional Gi....................................................................... 110 Renewal by Andersen of Central Pennsylvania.......................103 Respitech CPAP Services..................................................................158 Ricker Sweigart and Associates.....................................................183 RSVP of the Capital Region.............................................................231 Samaritan Counseling Center........................................................176 Senator Ryan Aument, Representative Mindy Fee, Representative Brett Miller, & Senator Scott Martin..........169 Shady Maple.........................................................................................166 Signature Senior Living....................................................................181 Smilebuilderz.......................................................................................136 Sundance Vacations..........................................................................164 TriState LeafGuard..............................................................................173 UPMC for Life................................................................... 214 Vibra Health Plan............................................................. 165 VOXXLIFE......................................................................................139, 140 WDAC................................................................................ 170 Weaver Memorials.............................................................................148 West Shore........................................................................................128 WFYL................................................................................. 157 WHP580............................................................................ 138 WHTM abc27.................................................................... 179 Willow Valley Communities............................................ 184 WJTL.................................................................................. 213

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Eat These Foods to Help Prevent Prostate Cancer Prostate cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer in men—more than 180,000 cases are diagnosed each year. Diet can be a factor, doctors say, especially one of foods high in saturated fats found in meat and dairy products. Men may be able to reduce their risk of developing prostate cancer by eating more of these healthy foods:

Broccoli. Benefits: Low in carbohydrates and rich in antioxidants and phytochemicals that may prevent cell changes contributing to cancer.

Brazil nuts. Benefits: Selenium; six to eight nuts contain 700 percent of a daily serving.

Walnuts and walnut oil have been shown to reduce levels of the hormone IGF-1, which has been linked to prostate cancer.

Tomatoes. Benefits: Lycopene. Men who Coffee. Benefits: Antioxidants, eat 10 portions of as well as stimulating the body to tomatoes a week may metabolize sugars more efficiently. Salmon. Benefits: reduce their risk of Green tea shares similar qualities. Lots of omega-3 prostate cancer by 18 fatty acids that Carrots. Benefits: Beta-carotene, September is Prostate Cancer percent. can inhibit which turns into vitamin A and has Awareness Month prostate cancer. Walnuts. Benefits: antioxidant properties.

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

The EXPO thanks the following companies for their generous contributions: Champion Hearing Aid Center Dry aid kit, cleaning kit, battery tester ($45 value)

Manning & Rommel Associates Five Optical Shop gift certificates ($50 value each)

Health Markets Insurance Iron Hill Brewery gift card ($50 value)

Premier Designs Gift card ($50 value)

Homestead Village Home Care Services Gift basket Landis Communities Two 1-pound packages of assorted Miesse chocolate ($18 value each)

Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center Four Explorer Package tickets ($116 value) Vibra Health Plan Walmart gift card ($50 value)

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Don’t Miss the Great Lineup of Demonstrations and Entertainment at the EXPO! 9:30 a.m. – Cake Decorating Presented by Alixe Hemerly, Owner, Baker, Decorator of The Flour Child As a Lancaster-born and -raised female entrepreneur, Alixe Hemerly has been proud to bring a sweet side to Columbia, Pa. The Flour Child bakery has been open since September 2009, and it is her pleasure to show how simple decorating a gorgeous cake can be. She will be highlighting the trend of watercolor as well as buttercream decor on a small cake, perfect for a dinner party—or just a Tuesday night!

10:15 a.m. – Pippin Presentation by the Dutch Apple Theatre The Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre is a year-round entertainment facility that consistently provides topquality productions, award-winning food, and exceptional service. Dutch Apple’s current production is Pippin, running now through Sept. 23, with Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story coming up Sept. 28 – Nov. 11.

11:45 a.m. – Fall Container Gardening Presented by Jodie Morris, Garden Center General Manager, Stauffers of Kissel Hill Jodie Morris will give you tips on how to take your container garden to the next level for fall! With 20 years’ experience, Jodie will share with you the secret to success when planting a fall container garden, how to care for it during the season, and what plants work best where for this time of year. She will also share ways to successfully transition any outdoor plants indoors to keep them growing for you all year long!

12:30 p.m. – Avoid Being Scammed Presented by Jerry Mitchell, Education and Outreach Specialist, Office of Attorney General The Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General’s “Senior Crime Prevention University” will educate seniors on how to protect themselves against fraud and financial exploitation. You will learn of the latest scams, frauds, and tactics in use to steal your life savings, how to avoid becoming a victim, and other important consumer information needed to protect your assets and your identity.

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I Bet I Can Make You Yawn Suzy Cohen

Last week I forced myself to stay up two nights in a row to work. I certainly had work to do, but I also wanted to evaluate my brain function after sleep deprivation. The following morning, I was yawning quite a bit while sharing the story with my husband, Sam. He jokingly snapped, “Hey, stop that! You’re making me yawn!” I thought that was hilarious and kept my eye on him for several minutes, and sure enough, when I yawned, he yawned. Yawns are known to be “contagious,” especially if you are emotionally connected with one another. Did I get you to yawn just yet? Saying the word out loud or reading “yawn” triggers a yawn. They’re usually satisfying in nature, and if they’re not, it is thought to be your subconscious inability to let go. One yawn lasts about six seconds, and during that time, your heart probably beats faster. A yawn does not always happen just because you’re bored or tired. For decades, doctors said it was your brain’s attempt to pull more oxygen in for its tissues. But research on animals published in The International Journal of Applied Basic Medical Research in June 2017 points to yawning as a way to drain lymph from around the brain. That’s

interesting and opiates are because we almost always are only now annoying and realizing the uncomfortable. brain actually Anesthetics has a lymphatic used to sedate system. you before We, meaning surgery can humans, yawn in cause yawning. the womb—and And a big yes, it’s boring in yawn-inducing there for sure— category is the but around dopaminergics 11–20 weeks used in post-conception, Parkinson’s, it can be seen on such as L-dopa ultrasound. or levodopa Another (Sinemet interesting fact about yawning is that contains that) or Apokyn medications can cause it. For example, (apomorphine). one of the biggest offenders is Did you know that the complete antidepressant medication, especially disappearance of yawns could indicate the SSRIs and SNRIs like Prozac and Cymbalta, respectively. Benzodiazepines (clonazepam, alprazolam) and opiate analgesics (hydrocodone, oxycodone, morphine) will often trigger yawning attacks—it’s a well-documented side effect during normal treatment. It’s more apt to happen during “interdose withdrawal” (the hours in between your scheduled doses of the day) or more likely when you quit taking these drugs, which requires a long tapering process. Yawning attacks Lancaster’s Information Highway! induced by antidepressants, benzos,

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damage to your hypothalamus? It’s specifically damage to the dopaminergic (dopamine-producing) neurons. This is why Parkinson’s patients yawn less frequently. Likewise, the effectiveness of Parkinson’s drug therapy can actually be gauged if the patient begins to yawn again. Some researchers think you yawn more if you are depressed. I’m not really convinced of that. Confirming this is difficult because depressed folks often have insomnia, so they are going to naturally be more fatigued during the day and probably yawn more too.

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Older But Not Wiser

Grandpa Screws Up – and Then Saves the Day!

Sy Rosen

I took my 4-year-old granddaughter, Summer, to the bookstore to find some paperbacks that I would read to her. Even though Summer is brilliant, she did not choose The Brothers Karamazov. However, she did choose Monster High, Trolls, Dora the Explorer, and My Little Pony. I then quickly leafed through the books to make sure they were right for her. My Little Pony had characters named Pinkie Pie, Sugar Grape, and Mrs. Cake, and I felt like I was going into a diabetic coma. I thought the book was a little too juvenile for Summer. Too juvenile for a 4-year-old—was I insane? OK, that’s a rhetorical question. I didn’t want to buy her that book, but my motives were pure. I

wanted to keep her intellect at a high level. OK, I was also trying to save the $4.99. Anyway, I surreptitiously put My Little Pony back on the shelf. When I took Summer home, I was sure she wouldn’t realize what I had done. But as we looked through the books, she immediately started saying, “Where’s My Little Pony? I wanted you to read about Pinkie Pie. Pinkie Pie, where are you?”

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And if that weren’t bad enough, a small Little Pony tear started to roll down Summer’s eye. I did the only thing a grandfather could do. I lied. I told her the store forgot to give us the book. “They’re bad people,” Summer said. “They’re very bad people,” I replied with outrage in my voice. I then rushed back to the bookstore, but I couldn’t find My Little Pony anywhere. I ran to the checkout line and there was a mother with her little boy buying the last copy. “Excuse me,” I said, “I already bought that book.” “Really? It was for sale.” “I mean I bought it in my mind,” I feebly said. “Well, I just bought it in reality,” the mother replied as she handed the cashier some money. “OK, how about if I give you $6 for it? That’s a dollar profit.” “No thanks, my son really wants it.”

“It’s just a stupid book,” I desperately said. Her young boy looked at me for a second and then a small Little Pony tear started to form out of the corner of his eye. I did the only thing I could do. I turned to the mother and said, “OK, I’ll give you $7.” The mother then gave me a look that said she was going to call security. It was quite a look. I quickly left and drove 40 miles to another bookstore (OK, it was only 7 miles). There I found a whole section of My Little Pony books. It was the holy grail of My Little Pony. I thought I should buy five books just to make up for my sin. However, after careful consideration, I just bought one—hey, those politicians are talking about cutting our Social Security. When I got to Summer’s house, I started reading My Little Pony to her. And maybe it wasn’t The Brothers Karamazov, but it wasn’t that bad, and Pinkie Pie is kind of cute. Truth be told, I never read The Brothers Karamazov, but I did read the Cliffs Notes (OK, I couldn’t even get through the Cliffs Notes). As I read aloud, I glanced over and saw my granddaughter’s enthralled, happy face, and a small Little Pony tear started to form in the corner of my eye.

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Social Security News

Your Questions Answered By John Johnston

My name is John Johnston and I am a public affairs specialist for the Social Security Administration. Every month we receive questions from people on all aspects of the Social Security program. I offer this column to share some of those questions and answers with readers and to strengthen their understanding of Social Security. To contact Social Security, call (800) 772-1213 or visit www. socialsecurity.gov. Question: My spouse and I have been married for over 30 years and we are about to retire. Will there be any reduction in benefits because we are married? Answer: None at all. We calculate lifetime earnings independently to determine each spouse’s Social Security benefit amount, and couples aren’t penalized because they are married. When both spouses meet all other eligibility requirements to receive Social Security retirement benefits, each spouse receives a monthly benefit

amount based on his or her own earnings. If one member of the couple earned low wages or failed to earn enough Social Security credits to be insured for retirement benefits, he or she may be eligible to receive benefits as a spouse. Learn more about earning Social Security credits by reading our publication, How You Earn Credits, available at www.socialsecurity.gov/ pubs. Question: I plan to retire in spring. How soon can I file for my Social Security benefits? Answer: You can file four months before you plan to receive benefits. Go ahead and apply now if you plan to retire when winter’s frost finally lets up. To apply, go to www.socialsecurity.

gov/applytoretire. Applying online has never been easier—you can do it from the comfort of your home. All you need is 15 minutes and internet access. Question: I went back to work after retiring, but now the company I work for is downsizing. I’ll be receiving unemployment benefits in a few weeks. Will this affect my retirement benefits? Answer: When it comes to retirement benefits, Social Security does not count unemployment as earnings, so your retirement benefits will not be affected. However, any income you receive from Social Security may reduce your unemployment benefits. Contact your state unemployment office for information on how your state applies the reduction to your unemployment compensation.

Question: A few months after I started receiving my Social Security retirement benefit, my former employer offered to take me back. It’s a great offer. Can I withdraw my retirement claim and reapply later to increase my benefit amount? Answer: Social Security understands that unexpected changes may occur after you begin receiving retirement benefits. If you change your mind, you may be able to withdraw your Social Security claim and reapply at a future date. This withdrawal must occur within 12 months of your original retirement, and you are limited to one withdrawal during your lifetime. Keep in mind, however, that you must repay all of the benefits you received. You can learn more about the oneyear period when you can postpone your benefits at www.socialsecurity. gov/retire2/withdrawal.htm. John Johnston is a Social Security public affairs specialist.

GRANDPARENTS from page 11 aren’t fully immersed in it to keep up. Schoolchildren have grown up in this technology culture, and it creates a large gap between them and older generations who haven’t adapted to the change. For some grandparents, it can be embarrassing and frustrating when they don’t know things related to technology and curriculum topics. It’s even harder when they don’t feel they can reach out for help. Supporting a school-aged child takes a lot of time and energy. It also requires a lot of engagement on the grandparent’s part. Here are five tips to help you navigate this year’s back-to-school season and help your grandchildren www.50plusLifePA.com

have the best school year yet. 1. Engage with your grandchildren and their teachers. Interact with your student and familiarize yourself with what they’re learning. It’s also important to have an open line of communication with your student’s teachers. This will make it easier to help your student stay on top of assignments and spot when they fall behind. 2. Look into any school programs that assist your grandchildren while they’re at home. Some schools offer classes that give parents and grandparents tools to support their students with math strategies, the

writing process, and note taking and test taking, among other skills. 3. Keep technology skills sharp or learn new ones by taking advantage of technology support sessions or classes. Students today are immersed in technology that advances more quickly than ever before. It’s important to understand how your students are using technology such as email, social media, and tools like DropBox to help them maximize their benefits, as well as to keep them safe online. There are often resources available at community centers or local colleges if your school doesn’t offer this support.

4. Take advantage of your school’s mentoring support. Mentors are fantastic resources with a wealth of knowledge and practical advice to share. They can provide tips on how best to help the students in your life succeed in and out of the classroom. 5. Take a deep breath. It can be overwhelming to stay on top of new technology and the new ways in which some subjects are taught.  Natasha Shane is a family involvement manager at Commonwealth Charter Academy, a Pennsylvania public cyber charter school with year-round open enrollment. For more information, please visit www.ccaeducate.me.

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Calendar of Events

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Sept. 6, 7-8:15 p.m. Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group Willow Lakes Outpatient Center 212 Willow Valley Lakes Drive Willow Street (717) 464-9365

Sept. 18, 2 p.m. Lancaster County Parkinson’s Support Group Landis Homes 1001 E. Oregon Road, Lititz (717) 509-5494

Sept. 21, 10-11:30 a.m. Bereavement Support Group Masonic Village Sycamore North Recreation Room 1 Masonic Drive, Elizabethtown (717) 367-1121, ext. 33576

Sept. 7 and 21, 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 mha@mhalancaster.org

Sept. 19, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Dementia Caregiver Support and Education Group Masonic Village Health Care Center Courtyard Conference Room 1 Masonic Drive, Elizabethtown (717) 367-1121, ext. 33764

Sept. 21, noon Brain Tumor Support Group Lancaster General Health Campus Wellness Center 2100 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster (717) 626-2894

Sept. 20, 7 p.m. Memory Loss Support Group Pleasant View Retirement Community Stiegel Dining Room – Town Square North 544 N. Penryn Road, Manheim (717) 664-6696 kdisalvo@pleasantviewrc.org

Sept. 11, 10-11 a.m. Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group Garden Spot Village Concord Room 433 S. Kinzer Ave., New Holland (717) 355-6076 jmorton@gardenspotvillage.org

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Sept. 25, 2-3 p.m. Parkinson’s Support Group Garden Spot Village Theater 433 S. Kinzer Ave., New Holland (717) 355-6259 slapp@gardenspotvillage.org Sept. 27, 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 Sept. 3, 7 p.m. Singspiration – 15th Annual Community Hymn Sings Series Historic Old Leacock Presbyterian Church 3181 Lincoln Highway East, Paradise (717) 687-6619 www.leacockpres.org Sept. 4, 6 p.m. Red Rose Singles Meeting Centerville Diner 100 S. Centerville Road, Lancaster (717) 406-6098 Sept. 6, 2 p.m. Korean War Veterans Association Meeting Oak Leaf Manor North 2901 Harrisburg Pike, Landisville (717) 299-1990 pcunningham1841@verizon.net

Sept. 7, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Flexible Comedy with Jonathan Burns Pleasant View Retirement Community Town Square 544 N. Penryn Road, Manheim (717) 664-6207

Sept. 21, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lancaster County 50plus EXPO Spooky Nook Sports 2913 Spooky Nook Road, Manheim (717) 285-1350 www.50plusexpopa.com

Sept. 18, 4 p.m. Educational Series: Necessary Conversations Pleasant View Retirement Community Stiegel Dining Room – Town Square North 544 N. Penryn Road, Manheim (717) 664-6218

Sept. 23, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 24, noon to 4 p.m. Harvest Festival Conestoga Area Historical Society Erhlich Park, 51 Kendig Road Conestoga (717) 872-1699

Sept. 19, 2-3:30 p.m. Willow Valley Genealogy Club Willow Valley Communities – Orr Auditorium 211 Willow Valley Square, Lancaster www.genealogyclubwv.com (717) 397-0439

Sept. 28, 2 p.m. Centerville AARP Chapter 4221 Meeting Centerville Middle School Cafeteria 865 Centerville Road, Lancaster (717) 786-4714

Library Programs Lititz Public Library, 651 Kissel Hill Road, Lititz, (717) 626-2255 Sept. 19, 6:30 p.m. – Jane Austen Society Sept. 26, 7 p.m. – Lititz Art Association: From Corporate to Creative Careers Sept. 27, 7-8 p.m. – Using Essential Oils for Chemical-Free Cleaning

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29. Retired 30. Burst 32. Via 33. Baseball’s Doubleday 36. Wave rider 38. Annex 39. Actress Ruby or Sandra 41. Digit 42. Distress call 45. Fears 48. Pour 50. Sp. girl 51. Golf item 52. Cookie

53. Use up 55. Scruff 58. ___ Breckinridge 59. Adhesives 61. Witchcraft trials locale 63. Conjunctions 64. Some cartoons 69. Shoshonean 70. Dwelling 71. Coral reef 72. Small indefinite amount 73. Chordophones 74. Disreputable

22. Lasso 23. Path 24. Garden offspring 25. Looking good! 27. Tipster 31. Goad 34. Lyric poem 35. Cool! 37. Fixed charge 40. Promised land 43. Ace 44. Gr. Portico 46. Lease 47. Coastal

49. Travel back and forth 50. Ancient Greek city 53. Gush 54. Transfer paper 56. Strides 57. High note 60. Jungle boy 62. Gr. letters 65. Decompose 66. Fish eggs 67. Time of life (poet.) 68. Cunning

Down 1. Utter 2. Three (It.) 3. Suffer 4. Azores, e.g. 5. Sign gas 6. Incendiarism 7. Snoozes 8. Vow words 9. Finished 10. Express contempt 11. Special date 12. Ornamental coating 13. Pitchers 18. Peruke

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Art & Antiques by Dr. Lori

John Ringling: Collector and Circus King Lori Verderame

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John Ringling was a world-class famous and popular Ringling Bros. collector with the means to collect some circus posters with images of animals, of the finest art and antiques. sideshow acts, and featured performers. The opportunity to source, acquire, Many people collect these highly prized and transport historic art and antique printed lithographic posters that were objects from around the globe resulted used to advertise attractions when the in the entertainment giant bringing circus came to town. highly sought-after pieces home to the The Strobridge Lithographing United States. Company of Cincinnati, Ohio, The legendary circus king’s collection produced the circus posters for Ringling is on display in the John and Mable Bros. & Barnum and Bailey Circus, Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, which are now collectible and valuable. Florida. The Ringling Museum These posters were produced from circa houses more than 10,000 objects of 1878-1939 and featured images from international art and antiques from the golden age of the circus. various eras. Advertising images show attractions Photo credit: Staff of www.DrLoriV.com Many of the collections on display such as the great menagerie of exotic John and Mabel Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, Fla. in Sarasota derive from the 1936 animals, specialty sideshow clowns, and bequest of John Ringling, including daring center-ring events that showcase in diverse media. Fine objects are on display in his mansion home and summer residence called Cà the magic of the circus from the late 1800s to the the museum’s permanent collection galleries and d’Zan, as well as his private art museum. early 1900s. temporary exhibition spaces. Located on the picturesque and sprawling 66For circus-poster collectors, it is important to note The personal impact of the Ringling family—as acre Ringling estate on Sarasota Bay, the museum that in 1971, Ringling Bros. & Barnum and Bailey art collectors, philanthropists, and traveling features an Italianate mansion with Venetian gothic entertainment innovators—is evident in the Circus Circus reissued some of the more popular posters in revival architecture, filled with art and antiques, an effort to promote their new combined shows. Museum, which thrills visitors young and old a jewel box theater, and a circus collectibles and Look for the telltale signs of an original Ringling alike and remains on the grounds of the Ringling memorabilia museum. circus poster: the lithographer’s markings, the beige museum compound. The 56-room mansion—completed in 1925 along The main attraction of the Circus Museum is the color of the paper showing signs of the acid tanning manicured, waterfront grounds with adjacent rose that occurs over time, and the thin paper stock Howard Tibbals circus model, a 3,800-square-foot gardens—was named for Mable Ringling, John’s that was easy to post around town to advertise the real-life replica of the Ringling Bros. & Barnum wife. circus’s arrival dates and attractions. and Bailey Circus. The model was named for its In 1931, the Ringling Museum of Art opened When it comes to collecting Ringling Bros. circus maker and includes 152 circus wagons, 1,300 circus to display works of art by great masters, including posters, condition, preservation, and imagery will performers and workers, 800 animals, and a circus the Spaniard Velazquez, Venetian colorist Veronese, train. impact value considerably. Certain poster imagery Greek Mannerist El Greco, British portraitist will command greater value than others, such as the While the Ringling museum is nothing short Gainsborough, and the list goes on. Fat Lady, Gargantua the Ape, or Felix the Clown. of spectacular, John Ringling was known for his The art museum features paintings and sculptures business and advertising acumen. Some collectors want posters in mint or pristine from the Renaissance period to the present day condition; other collectors don’t really mind if a Nothing says “circus advertisement” better than poster has been posted with pinholes in the top corners because posting these posters was their intended use. The market has been kind to the circus, as these posters still command high prices upward of $25,000, depending on many factors. And, with the 146-year circus having ended in May 2017, these collectibles will quickly become scarce.

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Dr. Lori Verderame is a Ph.D. antiques appraiser, author, and award-winning TV personality who stars on History channel’s The Curse of Oak Island. Dr. Lori presents antique appraisal events to worldwide audiences and reviews objects online at www.DrLoriV.com or (888) 431-1010.

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Kickstarting the Fast Food Nation By Randal C. Hill The Great Depression strangled the economies of many of American cities, including Manchester, New Hampshire, the hometown of the McDonald brothers. Determined to do better than their factory-worker father, Richard (born 1909) and Maurice “Mac” (born 1902) McDonald set off for Los Angeles in the late 1920s, their sights set on the burgeoning movie industry. Each was armed with a high school diploma and a desire to become a millionaire by age 50. They landed jobs at Columbia Studios, where they pushed around movie sets and props. They worked hard, saved their money, and rented a small movie theater. After four years, though, they had yet to see a profit. “It was the Depression,” Richard McDonald said. “There wasn’t much money around.” Yet one drive-in neighbor was doing well. “Wiley’s Root Beer Stand was

one of the few years. McDonald’s businesses in became the “in” spot in town, with town that was teenage cruisers taking in any real often filling the cash,” McDonald said. “That’s why 125 parking spaces. However, we got into the the kids tended drive-in business.” to loiter, make The brothers noise, spend little opened money, and keep McDonald’s, a adult customers small hot dog stand, in nearby away. The brothers wanted to attract Pasadena. Staffed families more than by comely teenage By the late 1990s, McDonald’s rowdy adolescents. carhops, their claimed to be opening a new They shut down new venture store somewhere in the world proved profitable. their business and every three hours. planned a new But the brothers saw the approach. Receipt records showed that, while rapidly growing blue-collar town of San Bernardino—50 miles east—as McDonald’s offered over two dozen menu items (including tamales, offering greater potential. In 1940, chili, and peanut butter and jelly they moved their operations there, bought cheap land downtown, erected sandwiches), about 80 percent of their sales came from burgers, as well as a new facility, and expanded their menu. side orders and soft drinks. So the pair decided to reopen with Times were great for the next seven

a new concept: sell only the highvolume items most customers wanted, offering people tasty food at low prices. And they would make some other changes, too. Big changes. Really big changes. Richard and Mac McDonald opened for business again in December 1948 to an initially befuddled clientele. Gone were the carhops, as well as the jukeboxes, cigarette vending machines, pay phones, and newspaper racks. Paper wrappings and cups replaced silverware and plates that required dishwashing. With no indoor seating, customers now had to line up at service windows, where spotlessly uniformed and smiling young men dispensed food items and took cash, often in less than a minute. Taking a cue from Henry Ford’s groundbreaking assembly-line idea, the McDonald brothers had developed the “Speedee Service System.” Food was now prepared ahead of time in a mechanized

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kitchen manned by a 12-person crew, each member repeatedly doing one specific task. The most common window order was a burger that included ketchup, mustard, two pickles and a sprinkling of chopped onion. Each came wrapped in paper and was kept warm by heat lamps. The price for each was 15 cents (4 cents extra for a cheeseburger). Milkshakes cost 20 cents, fries and sodas were a dime each, coffee a nickel. Now even the poorest of families could enjoy an occasional meal out. The fast food business had been born. Many McDonald’s customers weren’t ready for the abrupt and unique changes. Some folks drove off when no carhops appeared. Others complained about the new procedure or the limited menu or that the food was already prepared. Business dropped in half. “We almost threw in the towel,” Richard McDonald once admitted. “People said we were cuckoo. Nobody wanted to wait on themselves or throw away their own trash.” But the brothers hung tough, and ultimately customers came around. Did they ever! It seemed that every hungry San Bernardinoan drove to McDonald’s on busy North E Street. Sometimes window lines numbered 200 hungry folks at once. By 1953, the brothers were raking in $300,000 annually and claiming a net profit of $100,000. They became among the richest people in San Bernardino. Richard McDonald, his wife, and the still-single Mac McDonald lived together in splendor in a sprawling 25-room mansion with a tennis court. Each year they bought three new Cadillacs. When the Carnation Corporation offered to develop a national chain with them, the brothers said no. But the idea inspired the McDonald brothers to consider franchising. Richard McDonald set about changing the store’s look, replacing the old octagonal McDonald’s building with a modern, eye-catching design that featured the soon-to-becomeiconic Golden Arches. Then the franchising idea faded … for the time being. www.50plusLifePA.com

One day in 1954, a Chicago milkshake-mixer salesman named Ray Kroc showed up in San Bernardino. He wanted to find out why the McDonald brothers had ordered eight of his Multimixer machines—capable of whipping up 48 creamy shakes at once—for only one location. Quickly sensing a potential business goldmine, Kroc bought the rights to franchise the brothers’ restaurant nationwide. Ray Kroc, a high school dropout, opened his first McDonald’s in 1955 in Des Plaines, Illinois. A mere six years later, he bought out the brothers for $2.7 million in cash. Richard and Mac McDonald kept their San Bernardino business going, though, renaming it “Big M.” Kroc retaliated by opening a McDonald’s nearby and driving the brothers out of business. Anyone who knew the hard-driven Kroc probably wasn’t surprised. He once said of his business rivals, “If any of my competition were drowning, I’d stick a hose in their mouth and turn on the water.” Numerous feuds ensued, which drove many a stake between the aggressive Ray Kroc and the company’s more mellow founders. For a while, Kroc called his Des Plaines location the “original” McDonald’s and opened new stores with wall plaques that featured his likeness and an obviously hyperbolic description of how “his vision, persistence, and leadership have guided McDonald’s from one location in Des Plaines, Illinois, to the world’s community restaurant.” Really, Mr. Kroc?

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Walk to End Alzheimer’s Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States and the fifthleading cause of death for individuals age 65 and older. This devastating and debilitating disease is the ultimate thief—of memories, independence, control, time, and, ultimately, life. And the disease is often dealt with in silence. Those facing the disease feel a stigma surrounding their diagnosis and often don’t seek the support they need. At the Alzheimer’s Association, we hear from

September 16, 2017 City Island, Harrisburg

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individuals daily that they “feel alone.” Family and friends stop visiting because of “abnormal” behavior—a symptom of the disease—and caregivers become more and more isolated. We want patients and their families to know that there is hope, and there is help, through the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Pennsylvania. There are more than 5 million Americans currently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia and more than 15 million caregivers. In Pennsylvania alone, there are more than 400,000 individuals diagnosed. We are here to provide education and support to the millions who face dementia every day, while advancing critical research toward methods of treatment and prevention, ultimately to end Alzheimer’s disease. We have offices locally and support groups throughout the region for those facing this disease to meet with others in similar situations. We also host the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. This is the association’s largest annual awareness and fundraising event, which occurs during the fall. The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is a day of hope, an opportunity—a day we all come together to see that we’re not alone in our fight. Some walk to honor and remember those they have lost. Some walk to share stories of living with Alzheimer’s or related dementias. Some walk so that future generations won’t have to face the debilitating and devastating effects of the disease. Some walk because they want to help make a difference and bring this disease to the forefront.

Clipper Magazine Stadium, Lancaster Registration at 9 a.m. • Walk at 10 a.m.

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John C. Rudy Park, York Registration at 9 a.m. • Walk at 10 a.m. Easy online registration at http://www.alz.org/walk • Volunteer opportunities available. • Teams and individuals welcome.

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Chapter Presenting Sponsors Registration brochures, team packets, and sponsorship packets available. For more information, please contact: Harrisburg Walk Asheleigh Forsburg, Senior Events Manager (717) 651-5020; aforsburg@alz.org

Lancaster/York Walk Fran Gibbons, Constituent Events Manager (717) 568-2595; fgibbons@alz.org

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For more information, contact Catherine Chilcoat at 717.201.1563 or email Chilcoat@windstream.net. The evening will be filled with music, dancing, great food and a silent auction. Proceeds to benefit the Lancaster Walk to End Alzheimer’s to support caregiver programs and services along with funding research to find a cure.

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The money raised allows our chapter to contribute to research to find a cure. These funds also help support programs and services that advance accurate and timely diagnosis of people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. In addition, money raised ensures significant increases to affordable, high-quality care and support for people with the disease and their caretakers. Help us break the silence and start the conversation. Join us, along with thousands of others in your community, at the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Register today at www.alz.org/ walk or call our Helpline, available

24 hours, seven days a week, at (800) 272-3900. Local walks include: Saturday, Sept. 16 City Island, Harrisburg Registration at 9 a.m. Walk at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 23 Clipper Magazine Stadium, Lancaster Registration at 9 a.m. Walk at 10 a.m.

opportunities Make a Volunteer for Seniors 55+ throughout Difference Lancaster County, with non-profits, agencies Volunteer schools, and community Today service organizations. Contact for further information:

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Coffee More Popular than Ever For more and more people, a morning cup of coffee is part of starting the day off right. According to a National Coffee Drinking Trends consumer survey, the number of Americans drinking coffee daily has increased to 62 percent, up from 57 percent in 2016. The biggest increase is in the 13-18 age bracket. Their daily coffee habit climbed to 37

percent in 2017, up from 31 percent in 2016. Adults ages 1824 increased their coffee habit from 48 to 50 percent, and 63 percent of adults 25-39 drank more, up from 60 percent. Sixty-four percent of Americans 40-59 drink a daily cup of joe, up from 53 percent last year. The 60-plus crowed moved to 68 percent in 2017 from 64 percent the previous year.

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