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Complimentary | York County Edition

May 2018 • Vol. 19 No. 5

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York County Senior Games Accepting Registrations There is still time to register for one or more of the 45 events to be offered during this year’s York County Senior Games, Monday, June 18, through Friday, June 22. Organized by the York County Area Agency on Aging in conjunction with the Senior Games Planning Committee, the Senior Games are made possible by sponsors, community and business volunteers, and agency staff. Any York County resident 50 years of age or older as of Dec. 31, 2018, may participate. Age groups are 5054, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 7579, 80-84, 85-89, and 90+. The majority of the sporting events will be held at Central York High School, with the exception of: bowling, mini golf, A Walk in the Park, table tennis, 9-hole golf, horseshoes, trap shooting, and target shooting. These events will be held at other community locations as noted below.  The nonrefundable $15 registration fee per person enables athletes to

participate in an unlimited number of events and has a deadline of June 11. Some events require additional fees, payable at the event site. Participants can pick up their Senior Games t-shirt and nametag at the registration desk inside the high school. Monday, June 18 • Bowling, Singles – 9 a.m. at Hanover Bowling Centre • A Walk in the Park with a York County Doc – 10 a.m. at John Rudy Park • Bowling, Doubles – noon at Hanover Bowling Centre • Table Tennis – 2 p.m. at Hopewell Area Recreation & Parks Tuesday, June 19 All events at Central York High School (except mini golf).

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• Opening Ceremony – 8:15 a.m. • Bocce – Begins at 9 a.m.; specific times for age groups will be listed in registration booklet • Ladder Golf – Drop in between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. • Soccer Kick – Drop in between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. • Washers – Drop in between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. • Wii Archery – Drop in between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. • Mini Golf – Drop in between 1 and 5:30 p.m. at Heritage Hills Golf Resort

Thursday, June 21 All events at Central York High School (except nine-hole golf and horseshoes). • 9-Hole Golf – 8 a.m. at Little Creek Golf Course • Horseshoes, Singles – 8 a.m. at John Rudy Park • Horseshoes, Doubles – Following singles horseshoes at John Rudy Park • Darts – Drop in between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. • Wii Bowling – Drop in between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. • 500 Card Game – 9:30 a.m. • Basketball: Foul Shooting and Hot Shot – Drop in between 3 and 5 p.m. • Three-on-Three Basketball – 6 p.m.

Wednesday, June 20 All events at Central York High School (except target and trap shooting). • Running, 5K – 8 a.m. • Running, 50-meter – 9 a.m. • Running, 100-meter – 9:45 a.m. •R  unning, 4x100 Relay – 10:45 a.m. • Running, 400-meter – 11:15 a.m. • Running, Sprint Medley – 11:45 a.m. • Running, 1600-meter – 12:15 p.m. • Football, Softball, and Frisbee Throws – Drop in between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. • Shuffleboard – 10 a.m.; specific times for age groups will be listed in registration booklet • Target Shooting – 1 p.m. at Izaak Walton League of America • Basketball: Foul Shooting and Hot Shot – Drop in between 3 and 5 p.m. • Trap Shooting – 6 p.m. at Izaak Walton League of America (5 p.m. optional practice round)

Friday, June 22 (All events at Central York High School.) • Cornhole – Drop in between 8:30 a.m. and noon. • Darts – Drop in between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. • Wii Bowling – Drop in between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. • Pinochle – 9:30 a.m. • Swimming – 9:45 a.m.; specific times for events will be listed in registration booklet • Poker – noon • Closing Ceremony – 4 p.m. For registration booklets, contact the York County Area Agency Aging at (717) 771-9001, (800) 632-9073, or Registration booklets and forms are also available at on the “Forms and Documents” page. For more information, call (717) 771-9001.

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He credits the military with instilling in him a work ethic and maturity that put Even as a young man, him ahead of his classmates Bob Beggs admits his head at Carnegie Mellon was usually in the clouds. University, where he enrolled “Most of my classmates after his service ended.  in school had Farrah In college, Beggs studied Fawcett posters hanging industrial design, with hopes in their lockers. I had a Beggs demonstrates his piloting of working in the aeronautics poster of the Scorpion skills on the museum’s Cobra attack industry, specifically in home-built helicopter kit,” helicopter simulator. cockpit design. he laughs. He graduated near the Beggs’s interest in top of his class in 1983 aeronautics led him and immediately took a to a 31-year career at position with Boeing near the Boeing Company, Philadelphia as an engineer where he worked on working on cuttingpioneering advancements edge cockpit technology in technology that would advancements and the revolutionize the industry. introduction of onboard Along the way, he coThe U.S. Marines operates the V-22 computer guidance systems.  founded an aeronautics Osprey tiltrotor for amphibious assault; “I was lucky to enter museum and now serves the Navy, for combat search and rescue; the industry at an exciting as the executive director and the Air Force, for long-range special time when control systems of Good Works Inc., a operations missions. were transitioning from nonprofit organization mechanical to digital. I had that renovates homes for the opportunity to work on low-income families. first-generation experimental Beggs grew up in aircraft involving synthetic western Pennsylvania displays and hybrid controls before embarking on that reallocated certain a career that would pilot roles from pilots to eventually lead him computers to maximize east to the burgeoning safety and effectiveness.” aeronautics industry near Museum visitors are welcome to climb into the cockpits of these Rotorway Beggs contributed to the Philadelphia.  Scorpion sport helicopters, home-built design of the V22 Osprey “I wanted to fly aircraft produced and sold from 1972-84. tiltrotor, the RAH-66 helicopters ever since I was Comanche, and the CH-47 a kid and figured I might Chinook helicopters, among be able to do that in the others. Some of the vehicle Coast Guard,” he says. prototypes would never go He enlisted shortly after into production, but the high school and spent the systems and designs Beggs first year of his enlistment worked on would go on manning a cutter in the to help revolutionize both Gulf of Mexico, rescuing military and commercial stranded and lost boaters The museum includes a variety of aeronautics technology.  and responding to crises in helicopters from different time periods In ensuing years at the the Gulf.  as well as hands-on exhibits. Rotorcraft Division at “Looking back, it was Boeing, Beggs would work one of the best times of in research and design as a senior program manager, my life,” he says. developing systems to support aircraft maintenance Beggs spent three more years in the Coast Guard and vehicle health management. working as an electronics technician repairing “I was at Boeing for nearly a third of the navigation systems and communications equipment. company’s history and worked on exciting, cuttingDuring this time, he also acquired his private pilot’s edge stuff each day,” he says. “It was a wonderful license, allowing him to finally achieve his dream of career by any stretch of the imagination.” flying.

In 1993, while employed at Boeing, Beggs, along with other prominent members of the aviation industry, co-founded the American Helicopter Museum & Education Center in West Chester. “At the time, I was serving as the president of the Philly chapter of the AHS (American Helicopter Society),” he recalls. “The society was celebrating its 50th anniversary, and I wanted to do something of note, something big to celebrate aviation history in this part of the country.” Beggs and other AHS members discussed possible tributes, including a memorial, a walk of fame, and holding special events, before deciding on a museum and education center that would document accomplishments from the past while providing inspiration for aviators of the future. With the support of Peter Wright Sr. and many other pioneers of the helicopter industry, as well as vehicle donations from the National Air and Space Museum, the museum opened in 1996. Visitors to the museum can see a

wide variety of helicopters up close, absorb helicopter innovation history, learn about rotary wing aviation mechanics, and attend special events, including helicopter rides. Beggs has served as a member of the board for eight years as its president. Now, as a member emeritus, he stops by the museum regularly to lead guided tours and volunteer workdays, work special projects, and talk shop with other enthusiasts. “There is nothing cooler than having a positive impact on someone else,” he says. “My favorite thing about the museum is seeing kids’ eyes light up and knowing that they’re inspired by what they’ve learned here.” In 2014, after 31 years at Boeing, Beggs decided it was time to embark on a new mission in life. He retired from Boeing to become the executive director of Good Works, Inc., a home repair ministry.  “I learned about Good Works at a missions fair at our church back in 1991 and began spending one Saturday a month renovating homes and helping out people who were in need.”

When the organization’s founding director stepped down, Beggs stepped up and accepted the position, leaving behind a long, successful career at one of the largest aircraft manufacturers in the world. “I began thinking about what defines you. Is it your career or is it the impact you make on those around you? I felt like the Lord had called upon me to change direction and find the purpose he had planned for my life,” he remembers. Good Works, Inc. improves living conditions for families living in substandard housing at no cost to homeowners through its volunteer renovation teams. Since taking leadership of the nonprofit three years ago, Beggs’s engineering background has enabled him to streamline process implementation, introduce information technology into the operation, and measure performance using financial, operational, and faith metrics. The organization uses more than 1,600 volunteers based out of four warehouses. 

“I still get my hands dirty doing renovation work on Saturdays,” he laughs, “but my focus is on staying mission-true to our ministry and renovation work as we pursue replicating the Good Works model nationwide.” Beggs’s busy schedule doesn’t leave him much free time, but he likes it that way. “I never had a desire to retire. I like being busy; it keeps me out of trouble. Plus, I never liked golf,” he says. “God has a plan for everyone, and it’s our job to figure out that purpose and that’s the key — that’s where you’re going to be most fulfilled.” For more information on the American Helicopter Museum, visit or call (610) 436-9600. To find out more about Good Works, Inc., visit www.goodworksinc. org or call (610) 383-6311. Cover photo: Bob Beggs, co-founder and trustee at the American Helicopter Museum & Education Center, standing in front of a vintage Sikorsky S-51 helicopter. Commercial S-51s began flying in 1946.  

At Your Fingertips Helpful numbers, hotlines, and local businesses and organizations eager to serve you—all just a phone call away. Animal Hospitals Community Animal Hospital Donald A. Sloat, D.V.M. 400 S. Pine St., York (717) 845-5669 Automobile Sales/Service Gordon’s Body Shop, Inc. 10 Mill St., Stewartstown (717) 993-2263 Coins & Currency Steinmetz Coins & Currency 2861 E. Prospect Road, York (717) 757-6980 Energy Assistance Low-Income Energy Assistance (717) 787-8750 Entertainment Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre 510 Centerville Road, Lancaster (717) 898-1900

Funeral & Cremation Services Cremation Society of Pennsylvania Serving York County (800) 720-8221

Hearing Services Pennsylvania Office for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (800) 233-3008 V/TTY

Health & Medical Services Alzheimer’s Association (717) 651-5020

Home Care Services Visiting Angels Living Assistance Services Hanover: (717) 630-0067 Lancaster: (717) 393-3450 York: (717) 751-2488

Alzheimer’s Information Clearinghouse (800) 367-5115 American Diabetes Association (800) 342-2383 CONTACT Helpline (717) 652-4400 The National Kidney Foundation (800) 697-7007 or (717) 757-0604 Social Security Information (800) 772-1213 Healthcare Information Pennsylvania HealthCare Cost Containment (717) 232-6787

Housing Assistance Housing Authority of York (717) 845-2601 Property Tax/Rent Rebate (888) 728-2937 Insurance – Long-Term Care Apprise Insurance Counseling (717) 771-9610 or (800) 632-9073

real estate Berkshire Hathaway Paula Musselman (717) 793-9678 (Office) (717) 309-6921 (Cell) Services York County Area Agency on Aging (800) 632-9073 Veterans Services Lebanon VA Medical Center 1700 S. Lincoln Ave., Lebanon (717) 228-6000 or (800) 409-8771 Volunteer opportunities RSVP of the Capital Region (443) 619-3842

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Nursing & Rehabilitation Centers The listings with a shaded background have additional information about their center in a display advertisement in this edition.

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; 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 150-year history of exemplary care.

The Middletown Home

999 West Harrisburg Pike • Middletown, PA 17057 (717) 944-3351 • Number of Beds: 102 Rehabilitation Unit: No Alzheimer’s Unit: No Skilled Licensed Nursing: Yes Therapy: Speech, Occupational, Respiratory, 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 Comments: Our campus offers skilled nursing and rehabilitation services, personal care, and independent living residences.

StoneRidge Towne Centre

7 West Park Avenue • Myerstown, PA 17067 (717) 866-6541 • Number of Beds: 135 Rehabilitation Unit: Yes Alzheimer’s Unit: Yes Skilled Licensed Nursing: Yes Therapy: Speech, Physical, Occupational 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 Comments: A devoted team providing care and compassion in the heart of Myerstown. Personal care available.

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 Transitions at Claremont, a dedicated, 39-bed, shortterm rehab unit. Claremont provides quality skilled nursing and secured dementia care.

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 118 Pleasant Acres Road • York, PA 17402 (717) 840-7100 • 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

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.

Thornwald Home

442 Walnut Bottom Road • Carlisle, PA 17013 (717) 249-4118 • Number of Beds: 83 Rehabilitation Unit: No Alzheimer’s Unit: No 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

UCC Homes

Private Rooms Available: Yes Semi-Private Rooms Available: Yes Pet Visitation Allowed: Yes Beauty/Barber Shop: Yes Medicare: Yes Medicaid: Yes Comments: A place to be yourself and celebrate your life.

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Nursing & Rehabilitation Centers The listings with a shaded background have additional information about their center in a display advertisement in this edition.

Transitions Healthcare – Gettysburg

595 Biglerville Road • Gettysburg, PA 17325 (717) 334-6249 • 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

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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Personal Self-Defense Tips for Seniors By Steve Kardian Seniors may be statistically less likely to be victims of a violent crime than younger age groups, but the fallout of a violent crime against a senior can be much more devastating. Reaction times are reduced as we age, and seniors may not have optimal health, so a physical attack can take longer to recover from, cause more injuries, and be more life-threatening. Conditions such as diminished vision and hearing or dementia can also make seniors more vulnerable to crime. A few ways seniors and their friends, families, and caregivers can enhance personal safety include: Fortify Residences – Seniors who are still living independently in a single-family home should make sure that bushes and trees are trimmed back from the home. This will help eliminate hiding places for criminals. Bright landscape lighting can also help to deter burglars, and motion-sensing lighting should be installed in dark corners of the yard or near access points. Never allow anyone into your home, even if they have a work uniform. Check ID, and if unsure, call the company, especially if you didn’t schedule any service. Enhance Security – Security systems and personal emergency-response devices can help seniors reach help if a break-in occurs or if there is a medical emergency. Some devices have features that will also notify family or caregivers if something is wrong, so if for some reason the alarm company does not respond to a call, loved ones or caregivers can follow up to ensure everything is OK. Enroll in a Class – Self-defense classes don’t have to be all about throwing a punch or mastering a kick.

Seniors can benefit from self-defense classes that help to educate about scams or how to use body language and confident verbal communication to scare off a potential attacker. Classes can also help teach about mitigating risk factors and how to be more aware of surroundings. Better Safe than Sorry – If you return home and things don’t look right, don’t just chalk it up to forgetfulness that you left items out or out of place. Go to a neighbor’s house, or get back in your car and call a family member or the police to come check the house with you. There is no reason to stumble upon a burglar alone. And, if there have been break-ins in your area, take extra precautions. Purchase something simple, such as a whistle or an air horn, which you can sound if someone breaks in while you are home and you need help. Invest in Easy-to-Use Protection – Finally, don’t be afraid to protect yourself if threatened. There are many self-defense devices available at a range of costs. An example is the Defense Alert Device (D.A.D. 2), which can be worn on the hand when walking, running errands, or checking who is at the front door. The device combines a flashlight, emergency-alert system, and a non-lethal, military-grade defense spray. A press of a button will send an alert to friends, family, Good Samarians within 1 mile of your location, and police who have the app. Steve Kardian is the founder of Jane Jitsu and an expert on women’s safety and crime prevention. Before devoting his work full-time to Jane Jitsu, Kardian served as a detective and then a sergeant with the Mount Pleasant Police Department in New York. Kardian’s first book, The New Superpower for Women, is available on Amazon. 

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Art & Antiques by Dr. Lori

Reach Active, Affluent Boomers & Seniors! Lori Verderame



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Collecting Antique Motorcycles

was engaged, the rider would have To some, a motorcycle is just a to be satisfied with a top speed of vehicle. To motorcycle enthusiasts, collectors, and historians, motorcycles 25 mph. When you were relying on the vehicle to take on dirt roads and are so much more. rough terrain, a top speed of 25 mph After pioneers moved westward in was just fine. Conestoga wagons and encountered Harley only made 16 of these tribes of Native Americans, models in motorcycles 1905, adding became vital to its rarity to settling on today’s the Wild collectors West. market. At a Just time when like other areas of the collectibles, country vintage were referred motorcycles to simply drive their as “Indian market based Territory” Photo credit: and the Eiteljorg Museum on visual (such as Harley-Davidson motorcycle, circa 1905. appeal, the state of background Oklahoma prior to 1906), the motorcycle offered or provenance (who once owned the bike), race history, technological a groundbreaking advancement in innovation, and originality. technology. Some tips for newcomers to the In the early 1900s, the two most world of motorcycle collecting: popular American brands were numbers on the frame and the engine Harley-Davidson and Indian. Of should match; experts can tell when a course, Harley-Davidson continued into the 21st century and documented serial number has been ground down a long and important history and re-stamped; and too much shine and sparkle may mean too much among the ranks of great American restoration, and that could be a bad industries. thing. The Indian brand, a firm that Pay attention to the details, as they produced motorbikes and motorcycles can cost you big bucks. (including the classic Indian Chief You might be surprised to learn model) until 1954, was known for highly stylized bikes that could get the that sales for antique (pre-1912) or vintage motorcycles have nearly job done in grand style. doubled in the last decade. That’s Inventors William Harley and brothers Arthur and Walter Davidson right: Not only are motorcycle enthusiasts serious about their bikes, launched their now world-famous but they are also spending serious motorcycle company in 1903. money collecting motorcycles. However, Harley-Davidson For about $10,000, you can get made one of the first production a 1950s Triumph — the kind of motorcycles, circa 1905. It was a motorcycle made famous by Marlon single-cylinder motor mounted to Brando in The Wild One film — and a reinforced bicycle frame that is be the envy of your friends. credited with winning the Old West. On this 1905 Harley, the rider American motorcycles from the pre-1920s era command high prices would have to pedal very fast to get today. And many collectors also the motor running. Once the motor

want BMW motorcycles from the same era. A traditional 1920s BMW ride will sell for upward of $75,000, and the market is only getting more competitive. And it has been noted that Italian bikes have it all. If you are looking for an artful motorcycle, consider the Ducati 916. Looking back, a rare 1907 Harley strap tank with original paint stunned collectors when it brought $175,000 at an auction a few years ago. Its seller had the bike tucked away in a Nebraska barn for nearly a century. Custom brands with a cult

following — like Indian, Cyclone, and Excelsior — attract tried-andtrue collectors too. If you are true motorcycle aficionado, consider one that highlights the icon ride’s impact. Rev those engines. Dr. Lori Verderame is an antiques appraiser, internationally syndicated columnist and author, and awardwinning TV personality on History’s The Curse of Oak Island and Discovery’s Auction Kings. Dr. Lori presents antique appraisal events worldwide. Visit www. or call (888) 431-1010.

Bill to Support Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Passes Senate In late March, U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging Ranking Member Bob Casey (D-PA) and Chairman Susan Collins (R-ME) celebrated the U.S. Senate’s unanimous passage of the bipartisan Supporting Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Act (S. 1091), which would create a federal task force to support grandparents raising grandchildren as the opioid epidemic increases their numbers. The U.S. House of Representatives must pass the legislation before it becomes law. In Pennsylvania, more than 100,000 children are being raised by grandparents or other relatives, and experts say this number is rising as the opioid epidemic devastates communities. Casey authored the bill last year after an Aging Committee hearing during which witnesses testified about why grandparents need easy access to information about resources available to assist them. “The number of older Americans

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The Grumpy Gardener Terri Schlichenmeyer

Normally, you’d never allow it. Holes in your yard? No way! Trenches near your garage? Nuh-uh, except in the spring, when you start thinking about hostas in those holes, tomatoes in the trenches, daisies in the divots. Oh, how you love a garden, and with The Grumpy Gardener by Steve Bender, you’ll get a shovelful of ideas. Larry, Mary, Geri, quite contrary, how does your garden grow? If you’re frowning now, remember that even the most dedicated, experienced gardener has a dud now and then, but there are ways to minimize that. Steve Bender has ideas. The first thing you’ll want to know is your zone, which is not at all newagey. Growing zones are delineated areas that indicate average-low winter

temperatures; you’ll need to know your zone to know where a plant might thrive or die. On that last note, you’ll find the grumpy in Grumpy Gardener. There are many garden and landscape plants that Bender wishes would just die. Here, find a list of the Five Most Awful Plants; reasons why you don’t want a river birch, cottonwood,

or weeping willow in your yard; and why you should never move next door to someone who adores bamboo. If you hate critters in your garden, learn what bulbs they won’t eat, what they like, and how to get rid of pests altogether. Read how to use a chainsaw the Grumpy way, and how to get your plants ready for winter.

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Find a way to love dandelions and know what not to plant if you have pets. Teach your teens to grow kale, and then send them to college with plants that thrive on neglect. Scratch the surface on poison ivy mythology; see why sycamore trees are good if you’re a kid; and learn why kudzu could become more than just a weed someday. Get useful lawn ideas, tips on fertilizer use, mulches to avoid, and organic methods to embrace. And finally, relax: says Bender, a dying plant is God’s way of telling you to try again … Will silver bells or cockleshells grace your yard this year — or do you struggle to keep the lawn green? Either way, you can’t help but laugh about it when you put The Grumpy Gardener between those greenishbrown thumbs. And yet — don’t be thinking this is all fun and geraniums. There’s humor inside this book, but author Steve Bender is serious about gardening, planting, and caring for greenery. The advice you’ll get is sound and useful, including sidebars in a Q-and-A format and chapters on things that may seem only barely garden-related until you need to know them. Also helpful is when Bender recommends alternatives — what to grow, for instance, if your Minnesota rhubarb hates Texas climate — and better ideas to make your garden glow. Though much of this book is set in Zone 8 (the South), there’s still plenty of advice and a few challenges for Northern, Central, and Western gardeners. If that’s you and you’re itching to plant, get The Grumpy Gardener. You’ll really dig it. 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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Local Vets Encouraged to Preserve Their Stories ALLVETS, a nonprofit group with a goal of preserving the stories of local veterans, invites veterans and the public to join them at their monthly recording meetings, held at 7 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of each month, January through October, at the York History Center, 250 E. Market St., York. ALLVETS is a small group trying to save the stories of military veterans by recording their presentations of their personal narratives. This recording, done free of charge, creates a legacy not only for the veteran’s family, but also for future generations. All veterans, both combat and noncombat, are welcome to share their stories.

Recording sessions are approximately one hour, and veterans may preregister at no cost. Presenting veterans are encouraged to bring along personal items. All recordings are open to the public. Each veteran’s story is recorded with two cameras, and the veteran receives a copy of the recording on DVD. The York History Center also receives two copies to keep on file for their records.  Each recording event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served afterward. For more information, contact Linda Bean at (717) 881-6651 or, or visit

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May 1, 7 p.m. Surviving Spouse Socials of York County Faith United Church of Christ 509 Pacific Ave., York (717) 266-2784

May 7, 9:30 a.m. Green Thumb Garden Club Meeting Emmanuel Lutheran Church 2650 Freysville Road, Red Lion (717) 235-2823

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May 4, 10:30 a.m. Partners in Thyme Herb Club of Southern York County Glenview Alliance Church 10037 Susquehanna Trail, Glen Rock (717) 428-2210

May 15, 7-8 p.m. Alzheimer’s Support Group Providence Place 3377 Fox Run Road, Dover (717) 767-4500

Parks and Recreation May 10, 6:30 p.m. – Public Volunteer Event: Sundial Garden Project, Rudy Park May 19, 8 a.m. – Public Volunteer Event: Tree Planting, William H. Kain Park May 26, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Open House, New Freedom Train Station

Library Programs Arthur Hufnagel Public Library of Glen Rock, 32 Main St., Glen Rock, (717) 235-1127 Collinsville Community Library, 2632 Delta Road, Brogue, (717) 927-9014 Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m. – Purls of Brogue Knitting Club Dillsburg Area Public Library, 17 S. Baltimore St., Dillsburg, (717) 432-5613 Dover Area Community Library, 3700-3 Davidsburg Road, Dover, (717) 292-6814 Glatfelter Memorial Library, 101 Glenview Road, Spring Grove, (717) 225-3220 Mondays, 6-8 p.m. – Knitters Group Tuesdays, 10 a.m. – Beginner Bridge Lessons Guthrie Memorial Library, 2 Library Place, Hanover, (717) 632-5183 Kaltreider-Benfer Library, 147 S. Charles St., Red Lion, (717) 244-2032


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Dillsburg Senior Activity Center – (717) 432-2216 Eastern Area Senior Center, Inc. – (717) 252-1641 Golden Connections Community Center (717) 244-7229, Weekdays, 9 a.m. – Games Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m. – Pinochle Fridays, 9:15 a.m. – Computers 101 Golden Visions Senior Community Center (717) 633-5072, Heritage Senior Center, Inc. – (717) 292-7471

Northeastern Senior Community Center Kreutz Creek Valley Library Center, 66 Walnut (717) 266-1400, Springs Road, Hellam, (717) 252-4080 Red Land Senior Center – (717) 938-4649 Martin Library, 159 E. Market St., York, (717) 846-5300 September House – (717) 848-4417 Mason-Dixon Public Library, 250 Bailey South Central Senior Community Center Drive, Stewartstown, (717) 993-2404 (717) 235-6060 Paul Smith Library of Southern York County, 80 Constitution Ave., Shrewsbury, (717) 235Weekdays, 9:30 a.m. – Isometric Exercise Classes 4313 Wednesdays, 9 a.m. – Ceramic Class Wednesdays, 10 a.m. – Line Dancing Class Red Land Community Library, 48 Robin Hood Drive, Etters, (717) 938-5599 Stewartstown Senior Center – (717) 993-3488 Salem Square Library, 496 W. Princess St., York, (717) 650-2262 Susquehanna Senior Center – (717) 244-0340 Village Library, 35-C N. Main St., Jacobus, Mondays, 9:30-10:30 a.m. – Chorus Practice (717) 428-1034 Tuesdays, 6-10 p.m. – Bluegrass/Country Music Thursdays, 5 p.m. – Village Knitters Jam Session White Rose Senior Center – (717) 843-9704

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Fifties Flashback

It’s My Party Randal C. Hill

In 1946 a Massachusetts DuPont chemist-inventor named Earl Tupper introduced “Poly-T Wonder Bowls.” They were polyethelene food-storage containers that varied in size and came in unusual pastel hues. His products — called Tupperware — offered a unique new feature: an airtight cover that Tupper had based on the design of a paint-can lid. But Tupperware retail sales proved middling at best, as shoppers often failed to understand or appreciate the lid design. Enter savvy Brownie Wise, a Georgia-based single mother who reigned as the top salesperson for Stanley House Products. Her success derived from the home parties she had created and hosted to sell Stanley’s products. Wise envisioned greater earnings

for herself — and perhaps an executive position — with Tupperware. In 1950 she hired on with Earl Tupper, moved to his Orlando home base, and developed a home-party approach that would bring the company a fortune. Wise convinced Tupper to abandon the retail market and focus exclusively on home parties. A Brownie bash meant women inviting others over for an evening of fun and games — and lots of purchases. At her parties, Wise, who kept the mood light but always focused on

the products, would sometimes toss a juice-filled Tupperware bowl across a room to demonstrate the security of the vacuumsealed lid. In 1951, after witnessing Wise’s record-setting sales, Tupper promoted Wise to vice president of Tupperware Home Parties. She eventually trained thousands of women to become party hosts themselves. Under her guidance, they could each earn up to $100 a week, much more than a mid-1950s secretary, nurse, or teacher could make.

Wise kept sales-force motivation high by offering exciting (and often unusual) incentives. Each year she hosted a homecoming jubilee at the company’s Florida headquarters.

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Dear Savvy Senior, What types of products can you recommend to help people with hearing problems? My 65-yearold husband has some hearing issues but doesn’t think he needs a hearing aid, so I’m looking for some alternative devices that can help. – Loud Talker

and improve sound to help your husband in different listening situations. It’s also important to know these products are best suited for people with mild to moderate hearing impairment, and they usually aren’t covered by insurance or Medicare. Here’s a breakdown of some of the different devices that can help.

Dear Loud, If your husband feels he’s not ready for a hearing aid but needs some hearing help, there are dozens of “assistive listening devices” on the market today that can make a big difference. Assistive listening devices are over-thecounter electronic products (they are not FDAapproved hearing aid devices) that can amplify

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Better Hearing & Speech recently recommended by Consumer Reports are the SoundWorld Solutions CS50+ and the Etymotic Bean. The CS50+, which costs $350, looks like a Bluetooth cellphone headset and has customizable settings that can be programmed with a smartphone. The Etymotic Bean, which costs $399 a pair or $214 for one, is ready to use right out of the box and is best suited for those with high-frequency hearing loss. If these are too pricy, there are also a number of small, handheld or bodyworn amplifiers — like the Williams Sound Pocketalker ($139) and Bellman & Symfon Mino Personal Amplifier ($188) — that have a microphone and headphones or earbuds that are very effective, too. TV amplifiers: To hear the television better, there are TV listening devices that will let your husband increase the volume and adjust the tone to meet his needs — without blasting you out of the room. Some of the best options include wireless infrared, radio frequency, or Bluetooth devices that come with standard or stethoscope headphones. Sennheiser makes a variety of quality products with prices running between $130 and $450. Or, for a more affordable solution, consider the Serene Innovations TV Sound Box for $120. This is a wireless amplified TV speaker that would sit near your husband and provide clear stereo sound from the TV without the need for headsets.

Amplified telephones: To have clearer phone conversations, there are a wide variety of amplified telephones that offer enhanced volume and tone adjustments, and they usually come with extra-loud ringers and flashing ring indicators to alert him when a call is coming in. Some top makers of these products are Clarity, ClearSounds, and Serene Innovations, and a top seller today is the Clarity XLC2+ Amplified Phone ($144), which is a cordless phone that provides three tone settings and 50 decibels of amplification. Alerting devices: A variety of alerting devices can help people who have trouble hearing the doorbell, phone, alarm clock, smoke detector, or even weather radio. These products use flashing lights, multi-tone ringers, or vibrating devices as a means to alert you. Some popular products in this category include: the Bellman & Symfon Care Home Alerting Solution, which provides door and phone notification with a flashing alert ($198); the Silent Call Weather Alert Radio, with strobe and bed shaker ($165); and the all-in-one Serene Innovations CentralAlert CA360 Clock/Receiver Notification System, which provides alarm clock, doorbell, phone, motion, and storm-warning alerts ($180). Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of The Savvy Senior book.

Untreated Hearing Loss Can Lead to Cognitive Decline Research has demonstrated that the relationship between hearing and brain health is profound. The ears and the brain work together to understand and interpret sounds. Hearing occurs when the auditory nerve transmits signals from hair cells in the inner ear to the brain. When these hair cells are damaged, hearing loss results. Untreated hearing loss increases one’s risk for cognitive decline and mental illness. A healthy auditory system, in which the brain can process sound, increases cognition, improves memory, and enhances interpersonal relationships. Hearing loss is associated with cognitive decline and dementia in older adults, according to a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine and several studies conducted at Johns Hopkins University. Researchers concluded reduced social engagement and untreated hearing loss can lead to poor cognitive function and faster mental decline. Fortunately, treatment — including surgeries and hearing aids — can improve hearing. Mental illnesses, including depression and schizophrenia, are linked to untreated hearing loss. According to a study in JAMA Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery, 11.4 percent of adults with self-reported hearing loss have moderate to severe depression, which is nearly double the rate of those with typical hearing. Individuals with hearing loss have reported feeling uncomfortable in

group settings, entering conversations at inappropriate times, talking off-topic, or dominating conversations because talking is easier than listening. In addition to depression, hearing loss is linked to schizophrenia. Several studies suggest social exclusion and loneliness can predispose people to schizophrenia by increasing sensitization of the dopamine system. Compromised hearing is an invisible disability, often unnoticed or ignored even by those affected. However, hearing loss is widespread and can have serious cerebral consequences. “Hearing loss caused by excess noise exposure is preventable — we all must take simple measures, like turning down the volume and using hearing protection in loud situations,” Nadine Dehgan, Hearing Health Foundation CEO, said. Regular hearing screenings can help detect and treat hearing issues early on. Talk to your audiologist about the best ways to treat or manage your hearing loss. Hearing Health Foundation is the largest nonprofit funder of hearing and balance research in the U.S. Learn more by visiting or by contacting them at info@ or (212) 257-6140/(888) 435-6104 (TTY).

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Free Fall-Prevention Classes Offered The York County Area Agency on Aging will host two series of free fall-prevention classes in May. The classes, which teach attendees how to manage the risk of falling and increase activity levels, are part of an award-winning series called “A Matter of Balance.” Registration is now open for classes at two locations:

Mondays and Wednesdays, May 7-June 4 (no class May 28), 10 a.m. to noon – York Township Park Building, 25 Oak St., York Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 8-31, 9:30-11:30 a.m. – West Manchester Township Building, 280 E. Berlin Road, York

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PARTY from page 13 Festivities included treasure hunts with prizes such as furs — and reportedly even cars — hidden on the company grounds. Top sales ladies were awarded such high-end items as speedboats, appliances, and vacations. Lavish parties, extravagant shows, and adrenalinefueled pep talks were always part of the four days of fun. Wise’s success led her to become a household name. She showed up frequently on TV and in magazine and newspaper articles. In 1954 she appeared on the cover of Business Week, the first woman ever to do so.


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That same year Tupperware enjoyed record sales of $25 million — about $250 million in today’s money. But storm clouds were gathering at company headquarters. To Earl Tupper’s way of thinking, Wise’s widespread fame had shifted attention away from his Tupperware products themselves. In 1958 Tupper solved his “problem” by firing Wise — the very person responsible for Tupperware’s runaway success. Since she owned no stock, Wise was left with only a severance package of one year’s salary: $30,000. Tupper then proceeded to expunge her name

from every bit of Tupperware company literature. Wise later began an ill-fated party-plan cosmetics company called Cinderella and eventually faded into obscurity. But her influence lives on to this day; Tupperware remains a billion-dollar industry, with a fun-filled Brownie-style party starting somewhere worldwide every 1.4 seconds. Although Randal C. Hill’s heart lives in the past, the rest of him resides in Bandon, Ore. He can be reached at

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Vets Meet with Employers, Resources at Veterans’ Expo & Job Fair By Megan Joyce It’s been four years since Seven Valleys resident Carl Jones was discharged from the U.S. Army. Recently married and with a newly blended family to support, Jones attended April’s Veterans’ Expo & Job Fair in York in search of new opportunities. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the jobless rate for veterans declined from 4.3 to 3.7 percent in 2017, but many employed veterans still struggle to obtain positions commensurate with their experience and skill levels. “It’s hard enough to find a job out here,” Jones said. “A lot of our skills as veterans — some transfer over, but for some of us, it’s really hard to get a job, something that’s competitive.” Military personnel of all ages, veterans, and their families attended the Veterans’ Expo & Job Fair at the Wyndham Garden Hotel, York. The day was a two-for-one event presented by OLP Events; admission was free to the public. The Korean War Veteran Color Guard began the opening ceremony by displaying the colors, honoring each branch of the military individually. “Service members who fight to protect our freedoms abroad shouldn’t have to come home and fight for jobs,” Donna Anderson, president of OLP Events, said during her opening remarks. The Veterans’ Expo connected active and retired military members with the benefits and resources available to them through local businesses and organizations. Visitors had access to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Veterans Outreach Van at the Expo. The mobile resource offers veterans and their families information on service-connected disability compensation, vocational rehabilitation, pensions, VA healthcare, burial and education


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benefits, and more. Guests could also take advantage of free haircuts offered by students from Barber Styling Institute. “I’m a vet, and I wanted to see what’s being done for vets because I’m involved in the community,” Joe Cervenak, Army veteran from East York, said. “And while I might not have a specific need, I can turn and redirect somebody [who does].” As a mentor with SCORE, a nonprofit organization offering free mentoring services to small businesses, Cervenak regularly meets face-to-face with current and prospective business owners, some of whom are veterans seeking assistance and resource information. “I think some of it is a better-kept secret, and we need to promulgate it and get the word out,” he added. At the Job Fair, transitioning and former military personnel met faceto-face with employers to discuss available positions. Company representatives were looking to fill openings in sales, labor, management, tech, medical services, transportation, clerical, manufacturing, engineering, construction, retail, financial services, and other fields. Judy Long, of Dover, is a Vietnam-era veteran who served as a dental assistant in the U.S. Navy for six years. “I’m currently unemployed, as of the beginning of March, so I’m looking,” Long said. “I’m trying to stay in the admin field if I can, but if not, then I’ll try to find something [else]. I might just want a change and to explore my options.” Also at the Job Fair, a Resource Center provided assistance with translating military careers to civilian opportunities. There, Vincent D. Jones Jr. from York County CareerLink offered advice on resume writing, and George Tapia, with the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Eastern Pennsylvania District Office, discussed the SBA program and

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resources for veteran-owned small businesses. George Dillman, Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities, offered insight into veterans’ financial services, while Justin Leader from Benefit Design Solutions provided employment counseling. Christiana Taylor, lead recruiter for Flagger Force, said the company is actively hiring and has been partnering with local veterans communities. Several veterans and retired police officers and firefighters occupy supervisory positions within the company. “We realize all the skills and the backgrounds that veterans have that would be great for these positions,”

Taylor said. “It’s a position that, whether they’ve retired, or are starting in a new direction, or need a career change — whatever point of life they’re in, it’s a good fit.” The Veterans’ Expo & Job Fair will return to Berks County May 30 at the Crowne Plaza Reading Hotel in Wyomissing. The event will also return to the Capital Region Aug. 28 at the Radisson Hotel Harrisburg in Camp Hill and to Lancaster County Nov. 1 at Farm and Home Center in Lancaster. For more information, call (717) 285-1350 or visit www.veteransexpo. com.

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Disabled American Veterans • Fulton Financial Corporation Pennsylvania National Guard Outreach Office

Pennsylvania State Headquarters VFW • Vibra Health Plan

County’s Volunteers Honored on National Service Recognition Day RSVP of the Capital Region, Foster Grandparents, and Senior Companions celebrated National Service Recognition Day on April 3 in the SpiriTrust Lutheran Glatfelter Center at the Village at Sprenkle Drive. York Mayor Michael Helfrich and York County Commissioner Chris Reilly presented proclamations recognizing York County volunteers. A ceremonial check for $168,426 was presented; it represented the value of volunteers’ services for 2017. On National Service Recognition Day, thousands of local leaders take time to honor AmeriCorps members and

Senior Corps volunteers by participating in recognition events, issuing official proclamations, and taking to social media in a nationwide show of appreciation. The sixth-annual initiative was led by the Corporation for National and Community Service, the National League of Cities, the National Association of Counties, and Cities of Service. For further information about senior volunteer opportunities in York County, contact Scott Hunsinger at (717) 8938474 or yorkadamsfranklin@rsvpcapreg. org.

From left, Scott Brubaker, program director, RSVP of the Capital Region; Michael Helfrich, mayor, City of York; Chris Reilly, York County commissioner; Alan Dubs, volunteer; and Scott Hunsinger, development coordinator, RSVP of the Capital Region.

Get Help Understanding Medicare Recent retirees or York County residents considering retirement are encouraged to attend the Medicare Facts for New or Pre-Retirees seminar from 6-9 p.m. May 30 in meeting room 1 of the Penn State Extension Offices. This free event will be presented by the York County Area Agency

on Aging’s APPRISE Program. APPRISE is the state health insurance counseling program for all Medicare beneficiaries in Pennsylvania. Topics to be covered include: • Review of Medicare benefits • Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage Plan options

For Homeless Veterans If there is anything you feel a homeless veteran — man or woman — can use that you no longer have use for, please drop it off at:

261 Equine Cove Red Lion, PA 17356

The Penn State Extension Offices

are located in the York County Annex, 112 Pleasant Acres Road, Springettsbury Township. Seating is limited and preregistration is required. Call (717) 771-9008 or (800) 632-9073 or email for more information and to register.

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Donated items will be taken to Mr. Sandy’s Homeless Veterans Center on West King Street weekly.

• Medicare prescription drug coverage and the “Drug Plan Finder” • Medicare savings programs • Medicare preventive services • Supplemental insurance Medigap plans

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