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The Beauty in Nature

Picturesque Pines Clyde McMillan-Gamber

Pitch, scrub, and table mountain pines are relatively small, picturesque kinds of pine trees adapted and native to the dry, poor, worn-out, or rocky soils of southeastern Pennsylvania and elsewhere in the eastern part of the United States. All these pine species are rugged looking in their rough habitats. They all have irregular crowns, rough bark, and mostly gnarled limbs, with squat cones on those branches and twisted needles. Each scale on their cones has a sharp prickle. The cones of these pines persist on their limbs for years. And those same cones produce winged seeds that are dispersed on the wind because of the flat wing on each seed. Owls, hawks, and a variety of small birds roost in some of these pines, and mice and certain seed-eating birds,

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Pitch pine tree.

including red-breasted nuthatches, pine siskins, and others, consume some of their seeds. By living in poor, rocky ground,

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Scrub pine tree.

these pines experience reduced competition from other kinds of trees and plants for sunlight, living space, and rainfall. And the roots of these

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rustic pines help hold down the soil against erosion and enrich it by the decaying of their bark, wood, and needles. None of these rugged pines is planted regularly on lawns, if at all, nor are white pines, Norway spruces, and other types of conifers. But pitch, scrub, and table mountain pines are attractive in their own rustic ways, in their respective natural habitats. Pitch pine’s range is mostly in the northeastern United States. It is the only native pine that has needles in bundles of three. This species grows frequently as scattered individuals in deciduous woods, such as in the Furnace Hills of northern Lancaster County and southern Lebanon County. Scrub pines have two needles in a bundle. In some places, this species 

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forms pure stands of itself on poor, stony ground, such as in the pine barrens of southern Lancaster County. Scrub pines range from Pennsylvania to Alabama. Table mountain pines inhabit

southern Pennsylvania and New Jersey and into the South, mostly along the Appalachian Mountains. This type of pine grows singly on the rocky, wooded slopes of the Susquehanna River in Lancaster and York counties.

And this pine has a relatively short trunk; long, horizontal limbs; massive cones; and dull-purple needle and flower buds, all of which add to its rugged beauty. These wild pines are attractive and

interesting in their rustic ways. They add to the beauty of their respective habitats and enrich their soils. And they provide food and shelter to a variety of wildlife.

The Bookworm Sez

Dreaming the Beatles Terri Schlichenmeyer

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. They meshed and became so close to one another that when John went on 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 13-hour 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 other tunes. Not long after, 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. please see BEATLES page 9

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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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He continued his parachute Jay Snyder’s war ended 51 years ago. But after retiring from a distinguished training, which paid an extra $110 per month — a lot of money in the midcareer working for the Pennsylvania ’60s. state government and as the leading “If I was going into combat, I tennis official in the United States, the war now seems as close as it’s been wanted to go with the guys who were volunteers, who were well trained, since he left Vietnam in 1966. who were there because they wanted Snyder was a minister’s son, so to be part of that unit. And that’s he frequently moved as he was what I got in an airborne unit,” says growing up. His father was working Snyder, who adds that his training in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, when prepared him to be a soldier, but “I Snyder finished high school, so don’t think anything can prepare you he attended nearby Susquehanna for the reality of combat.” University and graduated in 1964. In July 1965, President Lyndon Realizing he had a very low draft Johnson number, ordered Snyder Snyder’s decided to cavalry enlist in division to the Army. Vietnam. When On Aug. the Army 15 they recruiter departed pointed aboard a out that transport he’d have a ship, the better life USNS as an officer Geiger, than as an from enlisted Savannah, man, Georgia. Snyder Jay Snyder today at his home. After signed up passing for Officer Candidate School and headed for Fort through the Panama Canal and stopping in Hawaii and Guam, they Benning, Georgia. landed in mid-September in Qui “They warned us that OCS would Nhon, in central Vietnam. be the toughest challenge we had in Snyder and his men expected to our life,” recalls Snyder. He spent the next six months doing land in a hostile environment, with enemy soldiers shooting at them as pushups, doing chin ups, and being they got off the boat. Instead, they yelled at constantly. were greeted by TV cameras and “The army’s theory is that they signs saying “Welcome to Jones Beach have to break you down to build you back up,” says Snyder. “It was a pretty East.” “So much for landing under fire,” tough six months, and about 60 jokes Snyder. percent of the class washed out.” But his unit soon got down After graduating from OCS as nd to business. They were flown by a 2 lieutenant, Snyder wanted to become an Army Ranger, so he was Chinook helicopters to a base camp sent to jump school. But he was later in the Central Highlands. For transferred to an airborne cavalry nearly a month the duty was mostly unit. uneventful, with occasional mortar www.50plusLifePA.com


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 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.

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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, currently lives with Jeanne in Lower Paxton Township, just east of Harrisburg. He 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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Sept. 1, 10:30 a.m. Partners in Thyme Herb Club of Southern York County Glenview Alliance Church 10037 Susquehanna Trail, Glen Rock (717) 428-2210

Crispus Attucks Active Living Center – (717) 848-3610, www.crispusattucks.org

Sept. 4, 9:30 a.m. Green Thumb Garden Club Meeting Emmanuel Lutheran Church 2650 Freysville Road, Red Lion (717) 235-2823

Sept. 19, 7-8 p.m. Alzheimer’s Support Group Providence Place 3377 Fox Run Road, Dover (717) 767-4500 Sept. 28, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. York County 50plus EXPO York Expo Center 334 Carlisle Ave., York (717) 285-1350 www.50plusexpopa.com

Sept. 5, 7 p.m. Surviving Spouse Socials of York County Faith United Church of Christ 509 Pacific Ave., York (717) 266-2784

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Parks and Recreation Sept. 9, 10 a.m. – K-9 Demonstration, Canine Meadows, John Rudy Park Sept. 23, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Miller’s Heritage Day, Wallace-Cross Mill Sept. 23, 1-4 p.m. – Broad-winged Hawk Watch, Rocky Ridge Park

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 Guthrie Memorial Library, 2 Library Place, Hanover, (717) 632-5183 Kaltreider-Benfer Library, 147 S. Charles St., Red Lion, (717) 244-2032 Kreutz Creek Valley Library Center, 66 Walnut Springs Road, Hellam, (717) 252-4080 Martin Library, 159 E. Market St., York, (717) 846-5300 Mason-Dixon Public Library, 250 Bailey Drive, Stewartstown, (717) 993-2404 Paul Smith Library of Southern York County, 80 Constitution Ave., Shrewsbury, (717) 235-4313 Red Land Community Library, 48 Robin Hood Drive, Etters, (717) 938-5599 Village Library, 35-C N. Main St., Jacobus, (717) 428-1034

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Delta Area Senior Center, Inc. 717) 456-5753 Dillsburg Senior Activity Center (717) 432-2216 Eastern Area Senior Center, Inc. (717) 252-1641 Golden Connections Community Center (717) 244-7229, www.gcccenter.com 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, www.goldenvisionspa.com Heritage Senior Center, Inc. – (717) 292-7471 www.heritagesrcenter.org Northeastern Senior Community Center (717) 266-1400, www.mtwolf.org/SeniorCenter Red Land Senior Center – (717) 938-4649 www.redlandseniorcenter.org South Central Senior Community Center (717) 235-6060 http://southcentralyorkcountysrctr.webs.com Mondays, 9:15 a.m. – Stretch Yoga Tuesdays, 9 a.m. – Blanket-Knotting Project Wednesdays, 10 a.m. – Line Dancing Class Stewartstown Senior Center – (717) 993-3488 www.stewsenior.org Susquehanna Senior Center (717) 244-0340 www.susquehannaseniorcenter.org Mondays, 9:30-10:30 a.m. – Chorus Practice Tuesdays, 6-10 p.m. – Bluegrass/Country Music Jam Session White Rose Senior Center (717) 843-9704 www.whiteroseseniorcenter.org Windy Hill On the Campus – (717) 225-0733 www.windyhillonthecampus.org Wednesdays, 10-11 a.m. – Genealogy Program York Community S.E.N.I.O.R.S. – (717) 848-4417 Yorktown Senior Center – (717) 854-0693 www.yorktownseniorcenter.org Just a snippet of what you may be missing … please call or visit their website for more information. www.50plusLifePA.com


BEATLES from page 3 profile in his reasoning They squabbled, for naming the Beatles as compromised, and laughed, mourned losses the best band ever. In leaving room for and celebrated successes. dissent and inviting They learned to “stop discussion, that swearing and eating and opinionated evidence drinking and belching onstage” and became offers enough memorysparkers to take boomers pros who were sometimes back a few decades and annoyed by “the scream.” plenty of insider gossip to In the end, they were satisfy younger readers. so sick of one another So, argue and ponder, that none could wait to Dreaming the Beatles: The enjoy Dreaming the be rid of the rest. Love Story of One Band Beatles, but give yourself And yet—they and the Whole World time to listen to the couldn’t completely let By Rob Sheffield songs, too. You won’t be go … c. 2017, Dey Street sorry, in any case: You Although it’s nearly 351 pages know you love the music, totally subjective and perhaps itching for and you may have read other books about the Beatles, but in argument, Dreaming the Beatles is a Fab Four fantasy for fans. Truly, your life, you’ll love this more. it’s hard to imagine debating with The Bookworm is Terri Schlichenmeyer. anyone other than author and Rolling Terri has been reading since she was 3 Stone columnist Rob Sheffield on this years old and she never goes anywhere subject. without a book. She lives on a hill in Sheffield writes with the patter of Wisconsin with two dogs and 14,000 an AM-radio deejay, as he moves from books. album to band biography to musician

Flu Shot Clinics Held at Senior Centers this Fall Yearly flu vaccination has already begun in some locations in York County and will continue throughout the flu season. Flu shot clinics will be offered at some York County senior centers. Be sure to bring your Medicare card and any other insurance cards to the clinic of your choice.

Delta Area Senior Center 5 Pendyrus St., Suite 1, Delta Tuesday, Sept. 26, 9-11 a.m. Preregistration is not required. Northeastern Senior Community Center 131 Center St., Mount Wolf Tuesday, Oct. 3, 9-10 a.m. Registration is required by calling (717) 266-1400. Last day to register is Tuesday, Sept. 26. Windy Hill on the Campus 1472 Roth’s Church Road, Spring Grove Thursday, Oct. 12, 9-11 a.m. Reservation is appreciated by calling (717) 225-0733. Yorktown Senior Center 509 Pacific Ave., York Monday, Sept. 11, 9-11 a.m. Preregistration is not required.

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Walk to End Alzheimer’s Alzheimer’s disease is the sixthleading cause of death in the United States and the fifth-leading 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 individuals daily that they “feel alone.” Family and friends stop

September 16, 2017 City Island, Harrisburg

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

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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. 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. Saturday, Oct. 7 John Rudy Park, York Registration at 9 a.m. Walk at 10 a.m.

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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15th Annual

Sept. 28, 2017 • 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. York Expo Center • Memorial Hall East 334 Carlisle Ave., York

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Table of Contents Welcome...................................................................... 12 Registration Form/Tip............................................. 12 Wheelchair Information......................................... 12 Directions to the EXPO........................................... 12 Door Prizes.................................................................. 14 WellSpan Health, Health & Wellness Area....... 15 Health Screenings.................................................... 15 Flu Shots...................................................................... 16 Exhibitor Display Map............................................. 17 Entertainment........................................................... 19 Seminars...................................................................... 20 Presenter..................................................................... 21

Registration is a breeze! Simply bring this completed form with you to the EXPO, drop it at the registration desk and you are ready to go! Name:_ __________________________________ Address: __________________________________

Dear Friends,

YORK COUNTY

We are looking forward to seeing you at the 15th annual York 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 about 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! WellSpan Health, the EXPO’s Health & Wellness Sponsor, will be offering free health screenings and seminars throughout the day. For your enjoyment, entertainment and demonstrations have been scheduled throughout the day. There truly is something for everybody: self-defense, helpful information on avoiding scams, containergardening and fitness 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 is happy to be able to present this dynamic, one-day event to our visitors free of charge. This day is made possible through the generous support of our sponsors. Please stop by their booths, have your bingo card signed, and talk with them about how they can assist you. Sponsors for this year’s EXPO include: Health & Wellness Sponsor – WellSpan Health Community Outreach Sponsor – Homeland Center Principal Sponsor – 50plus LIFE Seminar Sponsor – Bellomo & Associates

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Supporting Sponsors – Menno Haven Retirement Communities, Misericordia Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, PinnacleHealth Memorial Hospital, UPMC for Life, Vibra Health Plan

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

Directions to the York Expo Center, 334 Carlisle Ave., Memorial Hall East From Baltimore: Take I-83 North to Exit 15 (South George Street – Business 83) At second light, turn left (Country Club Road) Turn right on Richland Avenue Turn left on Market Street to Gate 4 From Gettysburg: Take Route 462 (West Market Street) from Route 30 Follow Market Street to Highland Avenue Turn left on Highland Avenue to Gate 6

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From Harrisburg: Take I-83 South to Exit 22 (North George Street) At second light, take Route 30 West to Route 74 exit (Carlisle Avenue) Turn left on Route 74 (Carlisle Avenue) to Gate 9 From Lancaster: Take Route 30 West to Route 74 exit (Carlisle Avenue) Turn left on Route 74 (Carlisle Avenue) to Gate 9

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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 diaor Mpeons S

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

was thought of as a condition of the very young and very ill. In actuality “it affects everyone, top to bottom, left to right,” he says, although it’s 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 please see SEPSIS page 19

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Falls Free York County Returns to 50plus EXPO The Falls Free Coalition of York County community partners will again staff a designated area entitled “Falls Free York County” at the York County 50plus EXPO on Sept. 28 at the York Expo Center. This unique area will emphasize the importance of preventing falls in older adults. Healthcare providers—consisting of nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, pharmacists, exercise specialists, educators, and other professionals—will provide the following free screenings and services: • Falls risk assessment • Balance and gait testing • Cane and walker checks • Exercise demonstrations • B  rown bag medicine review (take your medicines or a list with you to the booth) • I nformation about “A Matter of Balance” (fall-prevention classes)

• D  emonstration of helpful assistive devices • T  ips for caregivers and what to do when a fall occurs • York Walks • Feeling Blue The mission of the Falls Free Coalition of York County is to partner with the community to increase fall-prevention awareness for York County adults. Membership includes the following organizations: Drayer Physical Therapy; Hanover Hall Nursing & Rehabilitation Center; Hanover Hospital; HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of York; Memorial Hospital; Minnich’s Pharmacy; PA LINKS; SpiriTrust Lutheran; WellSpan Health; York City Bureau of Health; York College of Pennsylvania; York County Area Agency on Aging; and the York County Coroner’s Office.

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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: Gastroenterology Associates of York Gift cards IGS Nest thermostat ($250 value) Misericordia Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Giant gift card ($25 gift card) Regal Dance Clubs Introductory special ($157 value)

Regents Glen One-month full golf membership with dining privileges for family and guests ($345 value) U-Stor-It Three months free for a 5’x5’ unit or a 10’x10’ unit ($300 value) Vibra Health Plan Walmart gift card ($50 value)

With six conveniently located communities, you’ll find one close to your ideal retirement.

At the heart and soul of each SpiriTrust Lutheran® community, we remain steadfast in our commitment to quality homes and services designed to meet your needs for an active lifestyle now and for years to come. Come discover a beautiful home, a great retirement lifestyle and secure your plan for the future at an amazing value!

The Village at Gettysburg, Gettysburg The Village at Kelly Drive, York The Village at Luther Ridge, Chambersburg

The Village at Shrewsbury, Shrewsbury The Village at Sprenkle Drive, York The Village at Utz Terrace, Hanover

Residential Living • Assisted Living • Memory Support Care Personal Care • Skilled Care • Short-term Rehabilitation

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WellSpan Orthopedics: Helping You Reach Your Health Goals

Are painful, stiff joints stopping you from reaching your health goals? Consider speaking with a WellSpan Orthopedics specialist. We will evaluate you and present treatment options for restoring your orthopedic health and function. Our total joint program has been redesigned to support best possible clinical outcomes. Dr. Judith Kopinski, a joint specialist at WellSpan Orthopedics in York, completed her residency at Medstar Union Memorial Hospital, one of the nation’s leading orthopedic and sports medicine programs. Dr. Kopinski specializes in both anterior and posterior approaches to joint surgery of the hip. Posterior hip surgery is a more “traditional” approach, which cuts through the buttock muscles to reach the hip joint, as opposed to the anterior approach, which requires only a small incision at the front of the hip. Dr. Kopinski is a preservation specialist, which gives her the unique ability to operate on younger adults with hip dysplasia and hip impingement. Additionally, she specializes in both partial and total knee replacement surgery. Dr. Kopinski is joined by a team of fellowship-trained orthopedic specialists and advanced practice clinicians who can match you with the treatment or surgical plan that helps you achieve your health goals. WellSpan’s secure Electronic Health Record (EHR) system offers easy communication between providers and patients. If you have a relationship with a WellSpan primary care provider, our team will have access to your EHR for a well-coordinated experience. To learn more, visit WellSpan.org/Orthopedics. To schedule an appointment, call (717) 812-4090.

Additional Free Health Screenings

Sports injury? Walk in to WellSpan Urgent Orthopedics. No appointment is needed. Visit WellSpan.org/UrgentOrthopedics for location and hours.

Meet Our Expert Dr. Judith Kopinski is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in joint replacement and is board eligible. She currently practices at WellSpan Orthopedics – Apple Hill. Dr. Kopinski obtained her medical degree at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She was a resident at Medstar Union Memorial Hospital, specializing in orthopedic surgery, a hospital that is highly ranked as “Best Regional Hospital for Orthopedics” by U.S. News & World Report. She later completed a fellowship in joint preservation, resurfacing, and replacement at Washington University in St. Louis.

Judith Kopinski, MD

WellSpan Orthopedics East York 2250 E. Market St. York, PA 17402 (717) 812-6670

Apple Hill South George Street 25 Monument Rd., Suites 290 and 250 2319 S. George St. York, PA 17403 York, PA 17403 (717) 812-4090 (717) 812-4090

Hanover 207 Blooming Grove Rd. Hanover, PA 17331 (717) 812-7559

Lebanon 912 Russell Dr. Lebanon, PA 17042 (717) 272-7971

Gettysburg 18 Deatrick Dr. Gettysburg, PA 17325 (717) 339-2500

Health & Wellness Area Free Health Screenings

WellSpan Health will offer the following free health screenings in the Health & Wellness Area: Dry Eye Center of Pennsylvania at Wheatlyn Eye Care Booth #174 Dry eye screening Health Network Laboratories Booth #143 Glucose screening HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital Booth #149 Stroke risk assessment screening www.50plusExpoPA.com

Miracle-Ear Booth #119 Hearing screening PinnacleHealth Memorial Hospital Booths #113, 114 Sleep apnea screening Stroke risk assessment screening

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Thank you, sponsors!

Brought to you by: YORK COUNTY

Proudly Sponsored By: Principal Sponsor:

Visitor Bag Sponsor: OSS Health

Health & Wellness Sponsor:

Seminar Sponsor: Bellomo & Associates

Community Outreach Sponsor: Homeland Center

Supporting Sponsors: Menno Haven Retirement Communities • Misericordia Nursing & Rehabilitation Center PinnacleHealth Memorial Hospital • UPMC for Life Vibra Health Plan

Media Sponsors:

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

FLU SHOTS AVAILABLE AT THE EXPO!

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Kmart will be providing flu shots on a first-come, first-served basis at the 50plus EXPO. Flu shots are no-cost for most people with Medicare Part B and most insurance plans. Please bring your insurance card. For all others, the vaccine will be offered at an EXPO special price of $17.99 for trivalent (regular) flu vaccine, $29.99 for the quadrivalent vaccine, and $53.99 for high-dose 65+.

YORK COUNTY

Sept. 28, 2017 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

York Expo Center • Memorial Hall East 334 Carlisle Avenue, York

The 50plus EXPO committee is looking for volunteers to help at our 15th annual York County 50plus EXPO on Sept. 28, 2017, at the York Expo Center — Memorial Hall East, 334 Carlisle Avenue, York, 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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Exhibitor Map & Exhibitor List Health & Wellness Area

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Falls Free York Area 96.1 SOX...................................................................... 178 Academic Wealth Strategies.....................................................105 AiRider “Floating” Vacuum.........................................................150 AmeriHealth VIP Care / AmeriHealth Caritas......................147 Appleby Systems, Inc..................................................................162 AT&T..................................................................................................126 Aumiller & Associates..................................................................171 Bareville Kitchens & Design......................................................104 Basement Waterproofing Specialists....................................133 Bath Fitter........................................................................................116 Beautiful U Cosmetic Dermatology / Dermatology & Skin Surgery Center of York...................197 Bellomo & Associates, LLC......................................... 136 Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty..................................167 Bureau of Blindness & Visual Services...................................180 Capital BlueCross..........................................................................123 Castle Windows.............................................................................144 Clean Works Services..................................................................195 ClearCaptions................................................................................118 Cremation Society of Pennsylvania Inc................................173 Drayer Physical Therapy Institute...........................................148 Dry Eye Center of PA at Wheatlyn Eye Care.........................174 Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre....................................................121 Fred Astaire Dance Studio.........................................................183 Gastro Associates of York...........................................................154 Gateway Health.............................................................................157 Geisinger GOLD............................................................................175 Goodwill Keystone Area.............................................................181 Health Network Laboratories...................................................143 HealthSouth Rehabilitation......................................................149 www.50plusExpoPA.com

Homeland Center........................................................ 130 Homespire Windows & Doors..................................................103 Hospice & Community Care.....................................................184 IGS......................................................................................................132 J.A. Myers Homes..........................................................................196 Keller Williams Keystone Realty – Hitchen Realty Group.............................................................128 Kitchen Saver.................................................................................191 Kmart................................................................................................137 LeafFilter Gutter Protection......................................................138 Life Source Water Service..........................................................198 LuLaRoe...........................................................................................101 McCann School of Business and Technology.....................102 Members 1st Federal Credit Union........................................161 Menno Haven Retirement Communities.................. 153 Mid-Atlantic Waterproofing......................................................165 Minnich’s Pharmacy.....................................................................106 Miracle-Ear......................................................................................119 Misericordia Nursing & Rehabilitation Center......... 120 NEWSTALK 910 WSBA................................................. 172 Office of Attorney General, Bureau of Consumer Protection.........................................166 Office of the State Fire Commissioner..................................131 OSS Health.................................................................. 160 Penn State Hershey College of Medicine / Working to Increase Stability through Exercise (WISE)......................107 Pennsylvania Lottery...................................................................124 Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission..............................159 Health & Wellness Sponsor Seminar Sponsor

PinnacleHealth Memorial Hospital................... 113, 114 Prudential Advisors......................................................................179 rabbittransit....................................................................................169 Regal Dance Clubs.......................................................................108 Regents Glen..................................................................................110 Renewal by Andersen of Central Pennsylvania.................135 Ricker Sweigart and Associates...............................................168 Senator Scott Wagner.................................................................142 Senior Helpers...............................................................................122 Senior LIFE York.............................................................................164 Sonnewald Natural Foods.........................................................177 SpiriTrust Lutheran......................................................................155 SpiriTrust Lutheran Home Care & Hospice..........................156 Sundance Vacations....................................................................141 Thomas M. Saylor Auctioneer..................................................192 TriState LeafGuard........................................................................127 UPMC for Life.............................................................. 109 U-Stor-It...........................................................................................170 Vibra Health Plan........................................................ 129 Visiting Angels...............................................................................117 Weaver Memorials.......................................................................190 WellSpan..............................................................185-189 West Shore......................................................................................111 WHTM abc27............................................................... 125 WYCO 106.1....................................................................................112 York County Area Agency on Aging......................................145 York ENT Associates.....................................................................152

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SEPSIS from page 13 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. 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.

Don’t Miss the Great Lineup of Presentations and Entertainment at the EXPO! 9:30 a.m. – Heritage Hills Athletic Club Presented by Meghan Gray and Lisa Schreiber, Group Fitness Instructors, Heritage Hills Athletic Club Join Heritage Hills Athletic Club for a sample of our 50+-style classes. All levels of fitness are welcomed and encouraged. Bring a pair of sneakers and a friend to join in on fitness, friendship, and fun!

10:15 a.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. 11 a.m. – Word and Outlook Working Presented by Frank Carricato, Director, New Horizons Computer Learning Centers Frank Carricato, business development director with New Horizons Computer Learning Centers, will demonstrate some features of Word 2016 and uses for Outlook outside of email to better understand its use in daily communication.

11:45 a.m. – Safety and Self-Defense Presented by Ken Eberle, Kentao Martial Arts/JKD/Self-Defense Ken Eberle has been an active student of the martial arts and self-defense since 1969. He has worked with the Lancaster County sheriff’s department and has conducted numerous self-defense clinics for the Lancaster County courthouse staff and Lancaster Children & Youth Services. Ken will share information on the importance of awareness, how to control fear, and the use of simple, gross motor movement to help one survive a potentially dangerous confrontation.

12:30 p.m. – Container Gardening with Pizzazz! Learn how to create a container garden with real pizzazz! Forget the tired old geraniums—this demo will show you how to use perennials to anchor your container garden and annuals for bursts of color all season long. PK Dennis is a PennState master gardener with York County specializing in orchids, container gardens, and native plants. She gardens, with the help of her four terriers, in Newberrytown, Pa. www.50plusExpoPA.com

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Seminars Room 1 10 a.m. – Seven Threats to Your Family Security Presentation by Jeffrey R. Bellomo, Esquire and Certified Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation under authorization of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court Are you protected from the seven threats to your family security? Those threats include: losing control or access to your assets; not knowing the law; not knowing who your predator is; your health failing; failing to “plan while you can”; not working with qualified professionals; and not knowing the costs. Jeff will touch on the essential documents you will need to make sure you and your family are protected.

11 a.m. – Good Morning, Pumpkin! Presented by Lauren Musser, RD, LDN, PinnacleHealth Memorial Hospital Autumn’s favorite squash, the pumpkin, can help you get your day started right! Join a registered dietitian from PinnacleHealth Memorial Hospital to learn how to make cranberry-pumpkin overnight oatmeal and pumpkin spiced coffee. Noon – Neck and Back Pain: Non-operative Treatment Options Presented by Dr. Michael Furman, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physician, OSS Health Dr. Furman, a non-operative spine and sports physician with OSS Health, will be talking about treatment options for neck pain and back pain. Come join us to learn about the causes, treatment options, and rehabilitation for these issues.

Room 2 10 a.m. – Freedom from Joint Pain Presented by Judith Kopinski, MD, WellSpan Finding freedom from joint pain doesn’t necessarily mean surgery. Learn about both operative and non-operative treatment of hip and knee arthritis. New technologies and surgical approaches will be discussed.

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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

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Older But Not Wiser

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Grandpa Screws Up – and Then Saves the Day!

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

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Pie, where are you?” 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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service rising 6 percent in 2016 (after a slight decline from 2013 to 2015). In November 2016, nearly threequarters (73 percent) of Americans reported having broadband service. Finally, 69 percent of U.S. adults are using social media, especially young people—86 percent of 18- to 29-year-olds are on at least one social media platform. www.50plusLifePA.com


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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.

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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.

Free Seminar Offers Medicare Help A free seminar, Medicare Facts for New or Pre-Retirees, will be held from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, in meeting room 1 of the Penn State Extension Offices, York County Annex, 112 Pleasant Acres Road, Springettsbury Township. The seminar is presented by the York County Area Agency on Aging’s APPRISE program, the state health insurance counseling program for all Medicare beneficiaries in Pennsylvania. Topics to be covered include: • Review of Medicare benefits • Medicare savings programs

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Finding Help for Seniors Addicted to Opioids Jim Miller

Dear Savvy Senior, I’m worried about my 72-year-old mother, who has been taking the opioid medication Vicodin for her hip and back pain for more than a year. I fear she’s becoming addicted to the drug, but I don’t know what to do. – Concerned Daughter 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. Signs of Addiction Your mother may be addicted to opioids if she can’t stop herself from taking the drug and if her tolerance continues to go up. www.50plusLifePA.com

She may also be addicted if she keeps using opioids without her doctor’s consent, even if it’s causing her problems with her health, money, family, or friends. If you think your mom is addicted, ask her to see a doctor for an evaluation. Go to the family or prescribing physician or find a specialist through the American Society of Addiction Medicine (www. asam.org) or the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (www. aaap.org). It’s also important to be positive and encouraging. Addiction is a medical matter, not a character flaw. Repeated use of opioids actually changes the brain. Treatments Treatment for opioid addiction is different for each person, but the main goal is to help your mom stop using the drug and avoid using it again in the future. To help her stop using the drug, her doctor can prescribe certain medicines to help relieve her withdrawal symptoms and control her cravings. These medicines include methadone (often used to treat heroin addiction), buprenorphine, and naltrexone. After detox, behavioral treatments—such as individual counseling, group or family counseling, and cognitive therapy— 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

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The Green Mountain Gardener

Dr. Leonard Perry

Gardening Questions You Might Ask in September

This month, many gardeners ask these three questions. What are some good fall flowers other than garden mums? Garden mums are the standard fall flower for color. In the colder parts of our region, they should be called fall mums rather than hardy mums, as most won’t survive consistently from year to year. Flowers that are perennial, and will survive and provide fall color, include Helen’s flower (Helenium) and fall asters. You may find Helen’s flower called sneezeweed, but it is the ragweed, not this flower, that causes fall allergies. There are many types of asters, from low hybrids suitable for containers to the tall New England

flowering. They can receive some heavy frosts. Then lift carefully with a garden fork, shake off soil, and allow the corms (rounded bases similar to bulbs) to dry for a few days. Store cool and dry as with dahlias, only in paper bags, trays, or boxes.

asters (3-4 feet tall). There are some great cultivars

(cultivated varieties) of goldenrod you might consider as well. These do not even resemble the common wild ones, and as with the Helen’s flower, they do not cause allergies. For annual flowers for fall, consider some of the many ornamental kales and cabbages with white to purple foliage. You may also find potted pansies and other annuals that will tolerate a light frost. How do you overwinter tender dahlias and gladiolus? Dr. Lois Berg Stack, of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, recommends cutting dahlia stems back to 1 foot high just before a hard frost. Remove root clumps from the ground, digging wide and deep to avoid damage. Gently tap off the soil, and then allow the clumps to dry for a few hours before packing into sand or dry vermiculite in a paper bag. Store cool (35-40 F) and dry over winter. Check roots monthly, and add water only if they are shriveling badly. In spring, cut apart the tuberous roots when they sprout, making sure each piece has a new sprout on it. Pot them or plant directly in the garden. For gladiolus in the fall, allow them to grow at least six weeks after

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How do you collect seed for next year from this year’s flowers? Most herbs and a number of annual and perennial flowering plants are good choices for seed collecting in the fall, according to Margaret Hagen of the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension. Any plant that is a true botanical species—one that is not produced by commercial hybridization and extensive selection—can be grown again from seed from the parent plant. Keep in mind that many annual flowers are hybrids, so they won’t come true (offspring won’t resemble parents) from seed. Neither will perennial cultivars (cultivated varieties) closely resemble their parents in many cases. During the fall you can collect seed from dill, thyme, basil, bachelor buttons, lavender, hollyhocks (these often cross too), cosmos, some snapdragons, many wildflowers, and others. If seeds are borne in a flower head, cut off the seed stalks just before the seeds are dry and start to scatter. Dry the stalk, and then rub or shake the seeds off into a bag for storage. If the seeds are in a pod-like structure, allow the pods to turn brown before harvesting. Dry the pods in a warm, dry site and then shell as you would peas. Label and store seeds in a cool, dry place, such as airtight jars in a refrigerator. Dr. Leonard P. Perry is an extension professor at the University of Vermont.

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Kickstarting the Fast Food Nation By Randal C. Hill

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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 factoryworker 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 businesses in town that was taking in any real cash,” McDonald said. “That’s why we got into the drive-in business.” The brothers opened McDonald’s, a small hot dog stand, in nearby Pasadena. Staffed by comely teenage carhops, their new venture proved profitable. But the brothers saw the rapidly growing bluecollar town of San Bernardino—50 miles east—as offering greater potential. In 1940, they moved their operations there, bought cheap land downtown, erected a new facility, and expanded their menu. Times were great for the next seven years. McDonald’s became the “in” spot in town, with teenage cruisers often filling the 125 parking spaces. However, the kids tended to loiter, make noise, spend little money, and keep adult customers away. The brothers wanted to attract families more than rowdy adolescents. They shut down their business and planned a new approach. Receipt records showed that, while McDonald’s offered over two dozen menu items (including

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By the late 1990s, McDonald’s claimed to be opening a new store somewhere in the world every three hours.

tamales, chili, and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches), about 80 percent of their sales came from burgers, as well as side orders and soft drinks. So the pair decided to reopen with a new concept: sell only the high-volume 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 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-become-iconic Golden Arches. Then the franchising idea faded … for the time being. 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 www.50plusLifePA.com


“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? Randal C. Hill is a rock ’n’ roll historian who lives at the Oregon coast. He may be reached at wryterhill@msn.com.

Parenting 2.0: The Evolving Role of Grandparents By Natasha Shane

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.

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 4. Take advantage of your school’s mentoring reality. support. Mentors are fantastic resources with According to AARP, there are more than 2.5 a wealth of knowledge and practical advice to million grandparents raising grandchildren in the share. They can provide tips on how best to help United States. In Pennsylvania, nearly 240,000 the students in your life succeed in and out of the children under age 18 live in homes where the classroom. householders (caregivers) are grandparents or other 5. Take a deep breath. It can be overwhelming relatives. Sept. 10 is National Grandparents Day to stay on top of new technology and the new Grandparents are not only providing for their ways in which some subjects are taught.  grandchildren’s day-to-day needs, but they are also playing a bigger role in their education than ever before, which means learning Natasha Shane is a family involvement manager at Commonwealth Charter Academy, new technologies and communication tools. It also means becoming their a Pennsylvania public cyber charter school with year-round open enrollment. For grandchild’s learning coach and mentor. more information, please visit www.ccaeducate.me. 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 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 have the best school year yet.

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