How to Pay Off Your Home Loan Sooner

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Lifestyles over 50 August 2011

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    Issue 5 – August 2011

    Can Music Heal?
    Home Care: Staying
    Home Longer
    Remembering 1954
    Things to Do in August

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  • Lifestyles over 50 • August 2011

    A Reason to Celebrate

    This Month:
    American Indian Heritage Month, Cataract
    Awareness Month, Celery, Fennel and Cactus
    Month, National Water Quality Month, What
    Will Be Your Legacy Month, Orange and Papaya
    Month, National Win with Civility Month,
    National Runaway Prevention Month, Get Ready
    for Kindergarten Month, National Immunization
    Awareness Month.

    This Week:
    1-5: Psychic Week; 1-7: Single Working
    Women’s Week; 4-7: Rock for Life Week; 7-13:
    International Clown Week, National Farmers’
    Market Week; 8-14: Exercise With Your Child
    Week; 10-16: Elvis Week; 14-20: National
    Resurrect Romance Week; 16-19: Weird Contest
    Week; 22-26: National Safe at Home Week; 25-
    31: Be Kind To Humankind Week.

    1: Respect For Parents Day, Spiderman day; 4-5:
    National Underwear Day; 5: International Beer
    Day; 7: Particularly Preposterous Packaging Day;
    8: Odie Day, Sneak Some Zucchini On To Your
    Neighbor’s Porch Night; 10: S’mores Day; 12:
    Vinyl Record Day; 13: International Lefthander’s
    Day, National Garage Sale Day; 14: National
    Navajo Code Talkers Day; 20: International
    Homeless Animals Day; 21: Senior Citizen’s Day;
    25: Kiss and Make Up Day; 30: National Toasted
    Marshmallow Day.

    Birthstone: Peridot Flower: Gladiolus

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    Kids Q. and A.

    Real answers given by children…

    Q: Name the four seasons.
    A: Salt, pepper, mustard and vinegar.

    Q: How is dew formed?
    A: The sun shines down on the leaves and makes them

    Q: How can you delay milk turning sour?
    A: Keep it in the cow.

    Q: What does “varicose” mean?
    A: Nearby.

    Winning entry for a caption for the photo of the dog with tennis
    balls in his mouth is: “Two’s company, Three’s a crowd”.

    Submitted by Linda Heist

  • Lifestyles over 50 • August 2011

    Things To Do with
    by Vicki Bezems, Lifestyles over 50

    Musikfest 2011 will feature plenty of great,
    free music, food and fun in Bethlehem’s
    historic district. There will be a more
    intimate festival experience at SteelStacks.

    Build things out of cans of food. Donate
    them to a food bank afterwards.

    Write a letter to a friend. On paper! Don’t
    forget to mail it.

    Visit Knoebels and go for a spin on the grand carousel
    or hop on one of the best roller coasters around. See the
    Bald Eagle Habitat and experience the D Motion Ride
    Experience. Play miniature golf. Camp for the weekend.
    Elysburg, PA 1782 .

    Cut up different vegetables, like potato, carrot, broccoli,
    or any other vegetables. Try beets for rich, red color. Use
    the cut pieces to draw different shapes on paper or dip
    the cut pieces in paint and press them over a page to
    make different images.

    Catch fireflies and poke holes in the lid so the little guys
    can breathe. Let your child know they can make wishes
    on fireflies just like on stars and birthday candles. This
    will make it even more exciting and your child gets to be
    creative with their wish. Once the child has made a wish,
    explain that they need to release the bug. The child may
    ask why they can’t keep it; if so, let them know that the
    firefly has a family too, and they don’t want to keep their
    wish locked in a jar. This will teach them kindness and
    help them to be appreciative of nature and life.

    Annual Autumn Hawkwatch., Hawk Mountain, hike to
    the famed North Lookout and participate in this annual
    ritual. Watch for bald eagles, kestrels and ospreys. Trail
    fee for non-members. Aug 1 – Dec 1 , 9 am- pm,
    daily, North Lookout.

    Visit Island Beach State Park, Ocean County, NJ, – a
    preserved barrier island that protects a number of natural
    shoreline and nearshore habitats. Less than a 2 1/2 hour
    drive from the Lehigh Valley, the park has ten miles of
    sandy beach, extensive shoreline along Barnegat Bay,
    dense maritime forests, rolling sand dunes, and tidal
    marshes. Island Beach is home to foxes, ospreys, other
    wildlife, and more than 00 species of plants. http://
    for surf conditions and
    park regulations.

    Play hide and seek at
    night with flashlights.
    You can do it the usual
    way and take turns
    counting and hiding,
    or you could hide
    objects and the person
    has to find it with the
    flashlight. You can also
    put letters around the
    room, some in sight
    and some hidden – tell

    the child how many letters they have to find with their
    flashlight. Once they have all the letters work with them
    to spell out the secret message.

    Kids can make their own frozen chocolate pudding pops.
    Make instant chocolate pudding according to the recipe
    on the box, and add 1/2 cup sugar. Pour the mixture into
    popsicle molds. Or, pour it into small plastic cups, cover
    each with aluminum foil, and insert a craft stick through
    the foil. Freeze and eat.




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  • Lifestyles over 50 • August 2011

    You can take in some one- or two-day
    trips to keep your summer vacation
    interesting. We’ve highlighted some
    destinations for you that are within
    a couple of hours’ drive from the
    Lehigh Valley.
    Bushkill Falls
    Bushkill Falls Road, Bushkill,
    PA 1832 , ( 70) 88- 82


    com. The “Niagara of
    Pennsylvania”, Bushkill Falls
    is one of Pennsylvania’s most
    popular scenic attractions. The falls are accessible through
    an excellent network of hiking trails and bridges which offer
    spectacular views of the waterfalls and the surrounding forest.

    Penn’s Cave
    222 Penns Cave Road, Centre
    Hall, PA 1 828, (81 ) 3 -

    Located 18 miles east of State
    College, it features one of
    America’s only all-water cavern

    The guided 0-minute tour by motorboat takes you through
    the limestone cavern, which is rich in geology and history.
    The farm and wildlife tour is a guided 90-minute motor tour
    over the thousand acres of Penn’s Cave forests and fields. You
    can frequently spot animals such as deer, elk, wolves, bears,
    bison and mustangs.

    Hickory Run State Park
    RR 1 Box 81, White Haven, PA 18 1
    ( 70) 3-0 00 http://www.dcnr.state.
    The 1 , 00-acre Hickory Run State
    Park, Carbon County, is located in
    the western foothills of the Pocono

    Over 0 miles of hiking trails, three state park natural
    areas and miles of trout streams include trails, picnicking,
    swimming, fishing, hunting, disc golf, wildlife watching,
    cross country skiing, snowmobiling, ice skating and camping.

    Boulder Field has remained
    relatively unchanged for 12,000
    years. Some of the boulders measure
    2 -feet in length.

    Sesame Place
    100 Sesame Place, Langhorn, PA,
    (21 ) 7 7-1100

    Sesame Place is a magical place to spend a day or
    weekend with your younger children in Eastern Pennsylvania.
    The all-time classic characters of children’s television – Bert,
    Ernie, Big Bird, Oscar, and more come alive before your very
    eyes, and the kids can touch and play with the characters. The
    whole family will be entertained, and the parade is a must-see.

    Crayola Factory
    30 Centre Square, Easton,
    PA, ( 10) 1 -8000

    The Crayola Factory is a
    hands-on discovery center

    for children providing educational and creative
    personal development experiences. Children can participate
    in activities and crafts where their only creative limitation
    is their imagination. Take a tour of the factory and see how
    Crayons are made.

    Amazing Houdini Tour
    and Fun Magic Show
    1 33 North Main Street,
    Scranton PA, ( 70) 3 2-

    Houdini tours and magic
    shows are great fun for
    the whole family. Named
    in the Top 10 Greatest Road Trip Destinations in the U.S.,
    Gallaghers, and Road Trip, the
    Houdini Museum has been called one of the most unique
    museums and attractions in the world.

    Amish Experience Theatre
    Plain & Fancy Farm, 3121 Old
    Philadelphia Pike, Bird in Hand,
    PA 17 0 -0 1 (717) 7 8-3 00
    x210 (For many GPS systems you
    will need to use the town name of
    “Ronks” rather than Bird-in-Hand to find us.) http://www.

    Things To Do in the Valley

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    If you or a family member need additional
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    Witness the spectacular and widely acclaimed F/X Theater
    production of ‘Jacob’s Choice’, the emotional story of an Old
    Order Amish family of today facing the challenges of modern
    life while struggling to preserve 00 years of community,
    commitment and tradition.”

    The Catacombs Restaurant
    Bube’s Brewery, 102 North
    Market Street, Mount Joy, PA
    17 2, (717) 3-20 http://
    To dine in The Catacombs
    descend several stories below
    the surface of the street in the
    aging cellars of Bube’s Brewery. A
    costumed guide will greet you and lead you on a tour of the
    brewery on your way to dinner.

    Lehigh Valley Zoo
    1 0 Game Preserve Road, Schnecksville
    PA, ( 10) 799- 171

    Located in Schnecksville, PA the Lehigh
    Valley Zoo is home to more than 2 0
    animals representing 70 species from
    African Penguins to Zebra. The Zoo was
    voted Best Family Day Trip in The Morning Call’s Readers’
    Choice Awards.
    You can participate in many special events and activities
    throughout the summer and autumn months.

    M&H Railroad
    13 Brown Street, Middletown, PA 170 7, (717) 9 – 3

    Less than an hour and half from the Lehigh Valley, you can
    enjoy an 11-mile train ride along the Swatara Creek, while
    learning the history of the area.

    After leaving Middletown, the train
    follows the towpath of the historic
    Union Canal and alongside the
    peaceful Swatara. The narrator relates
    the history of the Canal (completed in
    1827), the location of Canal Lock #33,
    a century old limekiln and the folklore
    about Horse Thief Cave.

    For more information on daytrips and
    attractions, see, http://www.thingstodo.
    com/states/PA/index.htm and http://www.familydaysoutusa.
    com/places-to-go/pennsylvania/, or Google “day trips in

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  • 8 Lifestyles over 50 • August 2011

    Stay Home, Be Happy
    By Jeff Tintle, Lifestyles over 50

    If you are 62 or older and own your home, you
    may qualify for the FHA Insured Home Equity
    Conversion Mortgage (HECM). No income
    requirements or limitations and no mortgage
    payments to make until you move or sell.



    Contact John Krajsa,

    for further information
    Working With Pennsylvania

    Seniors Since 2004

    Licensed by Pennsylvania Dept. of Banking

    Home sweet home. It is no surprise that we don’t like to
    be away from home for extended periods of time; whether
    traveling, receiving medical treatment or other circumstances.
    It is even more daunting to think that one must leave their
    home forever.

    With today’s technology and array of services it is possible
    to remain at home longer. Surprisingly many older adults who
    live at home are not open to having a caregiver come to the
    home to provide a little help around the house. This is odd
    because many families have services ranging from maintaining
    the lawn to cleaning the house and even personal shopping
    services. Despite this the older adult views needing help at
    home as a loss of independence and therefore will refuse or
    be difficult when asked to consider the idea. The fact is that
    a little or a lot of assistance will help them maintain their
    independence and provide a better quality of life.

    If your aging parents live at home, it’s a difficult subject.
    The fact is that for their own safety and ability to remain
    home longer, a little help is needed. If they resist this idea
    remind them of the potential alternative (moving into
    institutionalized care) and that we all have services at our
    home – plumber, carpenter, etc. It is not a question of pride,
    but a matter of convenience or procuring a service that we
    ourselves physically cannot do.

    Home care not only improves the senior’s quality of life, it
    also provides peace of mind to family members who may not
    live locally or have the ability to commit the time necessary
    to address all of the senior’s needs. Like all services, not all
    companies are the same.

    Independent Contractor vs. Employee System
    The management of staff is the key difference between

    a registry and an agency. Generally homecare and home
    healthcare agencies employ the workers that are sent into
    client’s homes while registries do not.

    The registry matches an independent contractor (also
    called caregiver) with the client’s needs, refers them to
    the client and collects a registry fee. The registry is then
    responsible for ensuring that the caregivers meet all the state
    regulations prior to referral and on an annual basis. Although
    the client acts as the supervisor, the registry is available to act
    on the client’s behalf. Both registries and agencies are licensed
    by the state of Pennsylvania. Independent contractors are
    responsible for their own taxes and insurance but the registry
    should carry liability insurance.

    Any agency that operates under an employee system also
    matches caregivers to the client’s needs, but is the supervisor
    of record. The client pays the agency which then pays the
    employee and is responsible for all payroll taxes and reporting.
    These agency’s also offer continued support to the client
    and should carry liability insurance. Registries and staffing
    agencies can sometimes be reimbursed by long-term care
    insurance, Medicaid and private pay. These agencies use

    caregivers that have a variety of skills from companions and
    personal care aides to certified nursing assistance and nurses.

    Medical vs. Non-medical
    A non-medical home care agency is generally an agency

    that provides home care services which are not considered to
    be skilled care. These agencies provide what is termed non-
    skilled supportive custodial care that is supplied by home
    health aides, certified nursing assistants (CNAs) and also non-
    certified nurse aides, homemakers, and companions.

    These greatly needed services range from housekeeping
    and companion care to assistance with personal care such as
    bathing, dressing, toileting, meal preparation and medication
    reminders. Unskilled care is not reimbursable under Medicare
    and therefore is paid for privately or, in some cases, by private
    long-term care insurance. A physician’s order is not required
    as the need for care is not deemed medically necessary and
    patient homebound status not required. A professionally
    authorized and monitored care plan is unnecessary.

    These private pay agencies are licensed under authority
    of each state but licensure requirements and regulations vary
    widely from state to state unlike federally regulated Medicare
    certified home health agencies. Most agencies employ their
    workers, do background checks and manage payroll and taxes.
    Most of these agencies professionally supervise and monitor
    the client to ensure the care requested is being provided and to
    update the client’s needs as they change.

    Non-medical home care agencies play an undeniably large
    role filling gaps in home care services not covered under skilled
    care. Un-skilled home care services such as personal care
    assistance or other cooking and cleaning help is often what
    may be needed most by many individuals in order to remain
    in their homes.

    For questions to ask homecare companies, visit
    lifestylesover and click the article link “10 Questions
    to Ask When Choosing a Home Care Provider”. If you are
    considering homecare for your loved one, Lifestyles over 50
    offers a list of local companies. Lifestyles over 50 does not
    endorse any homecare company and encourages you to
    perform due diligence in selecting providers.

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    1501 W Union St., Allentown, PA 18102

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    Caring Companions 610-435-5800
    1611 W. Hamilton Street, Allentown, PA 18102

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    Comfort Keepers 610-759-7554
    4383 Hecktown Road, Suite I, Bethlehem, PA 18020

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    Country Meadows at Home 610-691-6600
    4011 Green Pond Road, Bethlehem, PA 18020

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    Everyday Home Care 610-966-2676
    6846 Hunt Drive, Macungie, PA 18062

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    Family Answers Homemaker-Health Aide Services 610-867-3946
    411 West Walnut Street, Allentown, PA 18102

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    Griswold Special Care 610-821-0821
    1934 Hanover Avenue, Allentown, PA 18109

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    LifeQuest 866-536-6277
    2460 John Fries Highway, Quakertown, PA 18951

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    Millbrook HomeCare Partners, Inc. 610-838-1700
    47 W. Water Street, Hellertown, PA 18055

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    Phoebe Connecting Hearts 800-931-7061
    1925 Turner Street, Allentown PA 18104

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    Providence Home Care Agency 610-421-8623
    29 North Wood Street, Emmaus, PA 18049

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    Right at Home 610-253-9605
    100 North Third St, Suite 402, Easton, PA 18042

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    Seniors Helping Seniors 610-253-3232
    2495 Freemansburg Avenue, Suite 3, Easton, PA 18042

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    4030 William Penn Highway, Easton, PA 18045

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    Nursefinders 610-776-4111
    1541 Alta Drive, Suite 306, Whitehall, PA 18052

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  • 10 Lifestyles over 50 • August 2011

    The Value of Caring for Adult Family Members
    by Pat Nemetch, Caring Solutions for Seniors and Families

    At a Car Dealership:
    “The best way to get back on your feet – miss a car
    Outside a Car Exhaust Store:
    “No appointment necessary. We hear you coming.”
    In a Vets waiting room:
    “Be back in minutes. Sit! Stay!”
    In a Restaurant window:
    “Don’t stand there and be hungry; come on in and get fed
    In the front yard of a funeral home:
    “Drive carefully. We’ll wait.”
    And don’t forget the sign at a radiator shop:
    “Best place in town to take a leak.”
    Sign on the back of yet another septic tank truck:
    “Caution – This tanker is full of political promises”

    Signage (more of )

    A new report by AARP’s Public
    Policy Institute confirmed what
    anyone who helps take care of an
    older loved one at home already
    knows: that it’s a significant commitment in terms
    of time and energy. In fact, AARP estimates that the
    economic value of caring for adult family members,
    partners or friends who suffered with chronic conditions or
    disabilities in Pennsylvania was nearly $20 billion in 2009.

    Nationwide, the value of unpaid care totaled an
    estimated $ 0 billion – more than the total 2009 sales of
    Wal-Mart. The report finds that the “average” caregiver is
    a 9-year old woman who works outside of the home and
    spends nearly 20 hours per week providing unpaid care
    to her mother over the course of nearly five years. Almost
    two-thirds of family caregivers are women and more than 8
    in 10 are caring for a relative or friend age 0 or older.

    The state’s 2.7 million family caregivers may not even
    see themselves as health care providers. But the meals fixed
    for Mom and Dad, the visits to the doctor – all of that
    long-term care assistance would cost nearly $20 billion in
    Pennsylvania each year if someone had to be hired to do it.

    What’s more, the level of care being provided at home is
    increasingly complex. The impact of shorter hospital stays
    and advances in home-based medical technologies plays
    out in the health tasks that family caregivers often carry
    out – including bandaging and wound care, tube feedings,
    managing catheters, giving injections or operating medical

    This new level of care, which the report calls the
    “new normal,” takes an increasing toll on the caregiver.
    Those who take on the role of caregiver often risk stress,
    depression, physical health problems, social isolation,
    competing demands and financial hardship.

    In fact, many caregivers are hidden patients themselves
    and may need help to address the negative impact of their
    loved one’s illness or disability. The research shows that
    helping care for a sick loved one exacts a steep emotional
    toll. When you’re caring for others, it’s critical that you first
    take care of yourself. By not doing so, you put yourself at
    risk of exhaustion, health problems and even total burnout.

    The report reinforces that family caregivers are an
    essential part of the workforce to maintain the health
    and long-term care of a growing number of people with

    complex chronic
    care needs. Family
    caregiving has been
    shown to help delay
    or prevent the use of
    nursing home care.

    There is also
    growing recognition
    of the value of
    family members to
    the delivery of health care, and the ways in which families
    influence health care decisions, treatments and outcomes.

    While I like to encourage readers to spend the warmer
    months outside, it’s been so hot that you really have to be
    careful when you go out — no matter how old you are. Be
    sure to drink plenty of liquids and take advantage of air
    conditioning during the heat of the day. Also try to check
    in with an elderly friend or relative to make sure they have
    everything they need to keep cool when the temperatures

  • Lifestyles over 50 • August 2011 11

    7 Tips to be Active and
    Happy when You Retire
    by Connie Challingsworth

    Harry Emerson Fosdick said “Don’t
    simply retire from something; have
    something to retire to.” Retirement is a time
    when you are able to do more than ever. If
    you retire at , trends show you can have
    20-30 years of retirement. Time is on your
    side and it’s up to you to live a full and
    active life. What can you do so that you can
    look forward to each new day?

    Have financial health: Health and money go hand in hand
    during a person’s retirement. The point is to have sufficient
    retirement funds and live within your budget. Maintain
    good health to avoid large medical expenses. If you need
    help planning your finances, seek a qualified financial
    planner. It’s not about how much money you have, but
    about using it wisely.

    Have health and wellness: Health is the most critical issue
    as you age. Be fit and active by exercising, even if it’s just
    taking a walk in the park. Eat nutritiously, get enough rest
    and visit your doctor regularly.

    Have interests: What do you love to do but you have
    not had time to do until now? Doing something which
    interests you will be a fulfilling way to spend your time.
    It could be a hobby, a new career or volunteering. Now is
    your opportunity!

    Have a positive attitude: A positive attitude as you get
    older is an important mindset. When you think young, you
    will be young at heart. Be cheerful, joyful and hopeful.

    Have positive friendships: Spend time with people you
    enjoy and not those who drain your energy. Don’t spend
    all your time with people in your age group. Join younger
    people and be influenced by their youthfulness and vitality.
    There is a Swedish proverb that says, “Friendship doubles
    our joy and divides our grief.”

    Have gratitude: Peace of mind is being thankful and
    appreciative of what you have and not what you don’t have.
    Accept those things that you cannot change and be flexible
    to make changes which are inevitable.

    Continue Learning: One critical area of life is to never
    stop learning. Be curious and inquisitive to explore new
    things and enrich your mind. Learning is for growth and
    self-development and to feel young again. Henry Ford said,
    “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at 20 or 80.”

    When you retire and follow these tips, you could be the
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    I Love Lucy
    The Jackie Gleason Show
    You Bet Your Life
    The Toast of the Town
    The Chevy Show (Bob Hope)
    The Jack Benny Show
    The Martha Raye Show
    The George Gobel Show


    The World Series is broadcast in color for the first time.
    NY Giants defeat Cleveland ( -0).
    Robert Joffrey Ballet debuts.
    Sports Illustrated is born!
    French colonial rule in Vietnam weakens when Viet
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    Brown v. Board of Education. Landmark school
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    Senator Joseph McCarthy accelerates his anti-Communist
    witch hunt with the nationally televised Army-McCarthy
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    Sun Myung Moon founds the Unification Church.
    Ray Kroc gets his first look at the original McDonalds!
    M&M’s Peanut Chocolate Candies were introduced.
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    the famous slogan, “The milk chocolate melts in your
    mouth, not in your hand,” slogan debuted.
    The Butterball brand and the self-basting turkey are
    J. R. R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings is published.
    Elvis Presley makes his first record.
    Ellis Island, the immigration station in NY Harbor, is
    closed. Between 1892 and 19 , 12 million immigrants
    were processed at Ellis Island.
    The first nuclear submarine, The Nautilus, is launched.
    Bazooka Joe comics were first introduced.
    A revolution in an aluminum tray: The TV Dinner.
    Play Doh invented.
    President Eisenhower introduces the phrase “under
    God” into the Pledge of Allegiance, changing the phrase
    “one nation, indivisible,” to “one nation, under God,
    Dr. Roger Bannister of England becomes the first person
    to run a mile in less than four minutes on May . His
    time is 3 minutes, 9. seconds.
    “Let’s Eat Right to Keep Fit” by Adele Davis, was an early
    entry into the health food movement.

    Top Ten Movies 1954
    Rear Window
    Dial M for Murdeer
    On The Waterfront
    The Caine Mutiny
    20,000 Leagues
    Under The Sea
    A Star Is Bron
    The Barefoot Contessa
    The Country Girl
    White Christmas



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    Her romance and eventual marriage (twice) to Robert
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    His laid-back style of singing
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    “Road to” musical comedies.

    Bing is probably best know for his recording of “White
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  • 1 Lifestyles over 50 • August 2011

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    There is a great venue for the arts, film
    and music. It is literally in the heart of the
    old Bethlehem Steel complex. In fact it is
    located in front of the steel stacks that are
    still in place there.

    It is called ArtsQuest and includes a number of buildings
    and facilities all of which offer great
    entertainment for the whole family.

    I toured the new ArtsQuest complex
    with Mark Demko, Director of Editorial
    Services. Mark gave an in-depth
    background of the venues that are now
    part of the ArtsQuest complex.

    According to its website (www. “The ArtsQuest™ Center at
    SteelStacks™ is a four-story, contemporary
    performing arts center and cultural
    campus with three outdoor performance
    venues that will bring local, regional and
    national artistic, musical and cinematic
    performances to the Lehigh Valley 3
    days a year”. There are free concerts on
    Wednesday through Sunday during July to

    There is a venue
    for independently
    produced films, there is
    a concert facility that is
    used for many types of
    music. The well-known
    Banana Factory is part
    of ArtsQuest. There are
    demonstrations, seminars
    and hands-on fun for
    children of all ages.
    There are food vendors
    throughout the grounds
    and rest facilities for
    everyone. Starting this year
    ArtsQuest will be one of
    the venues for Musikfest.

    I was very much
    impressed with the
    ArtsQuest complex. I
    spent a Sunday afternoon
    there with my family. We
    brought chairs to sit out
    on the grass and enjoyed a
    wonderful music concert at

    the Levitt Pavilion. It is a modern building that stands in
    stark contrast to the steel stacks that form a backdrop for
    the concert stage.

    Bring the family to ArtsQuest. Go to its website (www. for event and ticket information. Take
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    The largest pumpkin weighed 377 pounds.
    The largest cabbage weighed 1 pounds.
    Pinocchio was made of pine.
    A quarter has 119 grooves around the edge.
    Cranberry Jell-0 is the only kind that contains real fruit.
    New Jersey has a spoon museum with over , 00 spoons
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    There was once a town in West Virginia called “ .”
    Napoleon made his battle plans in a sandbox.
    Roman Emperor Caligula made his horse a senator. (He
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    The green stuff on the occasional freak potato chip is
    Neil Armstrong stepped on the moon with his left foot
    The Eiffel Tower has 2, 00,000 rivets in it.
    “Jaws” is the most common name for a goldfish.
    On an average work day, a typist’s fingers travel 12.
    Ten tons of space dust falls on the Earth every day.
    On average, a -year-old child asks 37 questions a day.
    Blue and white are the most common school colors.
    Swimming pools in Phoenix, Arizona, pick up 20 pounds
    of dust a year.
    In a normal lifetime an American will eat 200 pounds of
    peanuts and 10,000 pounds of meat.
    A new book is published every 13 minutes in America.
    America’s best selling ice cream flavor is vanilla.
    Every year the sun loses 3 0 million tons.
    Because of Animal Crackers, many kids until they reach
    the age of ten, believe a bear is as tall as a giraffe.
    The Gulf Stream could carry a message in a bottle at an
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    The bulls-eye on a dartboard must be feet 8 inches
    off the ground.
    The doorbell was invented in 1831.
    The electric shaver was patented on November ,
    Japan is the largest exporter of frog’s legs.
    There are seven points on the Statue of Liberty’s crown.
    The first Lifesaver flavor was peppermint.
    The typical American eats 2 3 eggs a year.
    The parking meter was invented by C.C. Magee in
    193 .
    The oldest known vegetable is the pea.
    Jack is the most common name in nursery rhymes.
    The avocado has the most calories of any fruit.
    The first zoo in the USA was in Philadelphia.
    France has the highest per capita consumption of
    A notch in a tree will remain the same distance from
    the ground as the tree grows.
    Europeans in the Middle Ages used to call coffee the
    “Arabic Wine” .
    Honeybees have hair on their eyes.
    The shortest English word that contains the letters A,
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  • 1 Lifestyles over 50 • August 2011

    “Please Continue to Hold”
    by Alan Allegra

    Tinny, distorted music, occasionally
    punctuated by an annoying voice. Does
    this remind you of your transistorized
    AM Radio Shack Flavoradio®? Then
    you’re in my age bracket. Actually, I’m
    talking about being “on hold.” I deal
    with many vendors during the week,
    meaning I hear those magic words,
    “Please continue to hold,” just as many
    times. Most of the time, that means
    help is on the way. Sometimes, it means
    a silent disconnect. Occasionally, I get
    impatient and hang up. It can be hard to
    continue to hold.

    Are you a miserable person? I don’t
    mean a crabface or boor; I mean a
    person wallowing in misery or sorrow.
    Perhaps your health is failing, or your
    job is boring, or your family or friends
    have let you down, and the future looks
    bleak. You’re looking for customer
    service but it seems no one is answering.
    The answer is, “Please continue to hold.”

    Job sunk deeper into sorrow than any
    of us ever will. Despite being a faithful
    worshiper of God, he lost his children,
    servants, income, and health, all in one
    day. He was humiliated and harassed
    by his wife and friends. His words have
    become classic: “Though He slay me, yet
    will I trust Him. Even so, I will defend
    my own ways before Him” (Job 13:1 ).
    Job did not hang up; he continued to
    pursue God, and did not let go of Him.
    He knew help was on the way.

    Psalm 88 is a Psalm of
    Lamentation. It is unusual in that it
    does not end on a happy note. It is the
    searing cry of a despondent heart. The
    main character questions and accuses
    God for 18 verses, yet never lets go of
    Him. He hears silence on the other
    end of the line, but knows in his heart
    that God has not disconnected the call.

    Psalm is a counterpoint to Psalm
    88. It’s the reaction of the believer
    when God finally picks up the line.
    The psalmist’s joy is unrestrained as he
    recounts how the Lord heard his prayer
    after a season of trouble. During this
    period of being on hold, the writer
    promised to serve God by faith: “I
    will come into your house with burnt
    offerings; I will perform my vows to
    you, that which my lips uttered and
    my mouth promised when I was in
    trouble” (Psalm :13, 1 ).

    We must understand that God’s
    clock is an entirely different make from
    ours. His runs on Eternal Standard
    Time: “With the Lord one day is as a
    thousand years, and a thousand years
    as one day” (2 Peter 3:8). This simply
    means that, when it seems we’ve been
    waiting on hold for an eternity, the
    Eternal One has been moving along at
    His perfect pace in perfect peace, not
    unmindful of our situation.

    Unlike the stale magazines in the
    doctor’s waiting room, God’s Word is
    alive and ever relevant. It makes the
    best read when we’re in God’s waiting
    room (Psalm 2 : , ).Listen to James:
    “Behold, we consider those blessed who
    remained steadfast. You have heard of the
    steadfastness of Job, and you have seen
    the purpose of the Lord, how the Lord
    is compassionate and merciful” (James
    :11). Hear Paul: “For whatever things
    were written before were written for our
    learning, that we through the patience
    and comfort of the Scriptures might have
    hope” (Romans 1 : ).

    We have hundreds of true stories
    and trustworthy promises in the bible.
    Reading about how others endured trials
    and saw the salvation of the Lord will help
    us continue to hold. In the meantime,
    enjoy the music!

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  • 18 Lifestyles over 50 • August 2011

    Can Music Really Heal?
    by Javier Ramon Brito

    Can music really heal? What exactly does it mean to
    heal with music? Can music foster your personal well-being,
    health, personal growth, inner healing, joy and spiritual
    awareness? – Certainly. Let’s see why and in which cases.

    The term “spiritual” means connecting to
    the source. Music that connects you to the
    source is spiritual music. Connecting to the
    source means also healing. Healing is making
    something whole, returning it to its natural
    harmonious state, in alignment with the source.
    The source is energy. Energy is vibration.
    Vibration is sound. Harmonic sounds are

    Music is the Soul’s Language
    Music speaks to the soul because it is the

    soul’s language. It transcends the limitations
    of the rational mind. Ludwig van Beethoven
    said that “Music is a higher revelation than
    all wisdom and philosophy. To connect to
    the source you need to transcend and leave
    behind the rational mind and to unleash your
    intuition. Music without linguistically spoken
    words activates the intuitive side of the brain,
    facilitating this process.

    When Albert Einstein was asked about his
    theory of relativity, he said: “It occurred to me
    by intuition, and music was the driving force behind that
    intuition. My discovery was the result of musical perception.”

    Music is a Powerful Tool for Transformation and Healing
    So what does it mean to heal with music? For most

    people, healing music is synonymous with relaxation music.
    For others it also involves uplifting music, when stimulation
    is needed. For some, it also means inspiring or inspirational

    But the spiritual, healing power of music goes far beyond
    that. There was a time where music and healing were part of
    the same, as it is documented in all ancient traditions. In our
    modern society we are just rediscovering this truth, assisted by
    the current shift in universal consciousness.

    We Live in a Holistic, Musical Universe
    The movements of the planets can be transposed

    into audible sounds and rhythms, as Hans Cousto has
    demonstrated. The Earth, the Sun, the Moon and all our
    planets have specific musical tones and frequencies. And, as

    Barbara Hero’s research has demonstrated, not only the orbits
    and spins of our planets, but also the Chakra energy centers
    of our bodies and each of the different organs of our bodies
    have specific musical notes at specific frequencies.

    Our vertebrae respond also to specific musical notes at
    specific frequencies, as Dr. June Leslie Wieder’s
    work has demonstrated.

    And in the collective universal symphony
    of wellness, health and prosperity, everyone has
    also their own personal music scale, as part of
    their own individual uniqueness in the cosmos.

    To really heal with music, all the above
    scientific evidence must be taken into account.
    Music and sound, scientifically and intuitively
    used, can align the frequencies in people’s
    bodies, minds and souls. As Dr. John Diamond
    states: “To me, as to Pythagoras, music is not
    merely entertainment or amusement… but
    therapy… for actuating… the healing power that
    exists within us all: Life Energy.”

    In order to heal with music, it is possible to
    identify and restore the missing musical tones in
    people’s systems. Tones relate to meridians and
    organs of the human body. And those meridians
    and organs relate also to very specific emotions.
    Harmony can be restored with the appropriate

    use of music and sound to produce healing.

    This is the beautiful holistic power of music reconnecting
    you to the source and returning you to your natural
    harmonious state, in alignment with the source. This is to
    heal with music. And alignment with the source is the essence
    of spiritual music, which is also your soul’s prayer. The prayer
    that aims at attaining the highest joy of all: spiritual joy.

    Javier Ramon Brito is a musician, composer, music healer
    and expert in holistic disciplines. Visit his blog at http:// for tips on self-
    improvement, personal growth, spiritual healing, wellness
    and holistic resources, and his official music website at http:// to listen, download or license his
    healing music.

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    Band Concerts in August
    Aug. 6: Majestics
    Aug. 7: Outlaws — Crazy Elmer
    Aug. 13: Arizona Ramblers
    Aug. 14: Blue Grass Jammin Day: Forgotten Mountain
    Boys and Heavy Traffic
    Aug. 20: Bill Murray (Elvis)
    Aug. 21: Country Rhythm
    Aug. 27: Southern Comfort
    Aug. 28: Jesse Wade and Happy Jack
    West Park, 16th and Turner streets, 7:30 p.m., unless
    Aug. 5: Pioneer Band
    Aug. 6: Marine Band, Irving Park, 7 p.m.
    Aug. 7: Marine Band
    Aug. 12: Municipal Band
    Aug. 13: Allentown Band, Arts Park, 7 p.m.
    Aug. 14: Allentown Band
    Aug. 19: Marine Band
    Aug. 19: Royalaires, Dancing Under the Stars, Cedar
    Beach, 8 p.m.
    Aug. 20: Pioneer Band, 6:30 p.m.
    Aug. 21: Allentown Band
    Aug. 26: Royalaires, Dancing Under the Stars, Cedar
    Beach, 8 p.m.
    Aug. 27: Marine Band, Daddona Terrace, 7 p.m.
    Rose Garden, Union Boulevard, 7:30 p.m., unless noted
    Aug. 5: Bethlehem Municipal Band
    Aug. 7: American Legion Band
    Aug. 12: Vince Pettinelli Orchestra
    Aug. 14: Allentown Municipal Band
    Aug. 19: American Legion Band
    Aug. 20: Dave Neith Orchestra
    Aug. 21: Bethlehem Municipal Band
    Aug. 26: American Legion Band
    Aug. 28: Vince Pettinelli Orchestra
    Coplay Community Park, Second and Kieffer Sts.
    Aug. 26: School Of Rock, Bank Street Band, 8-10 p.m.
    Aug. 27: Karaoke Finals (Qualifiers from 8-week
    competition event) 1:30 p.m.
    Aug. 27: Lucky 7 Band, 6-10 p.m.
    Aug. 28: Johnny Dee and His Polka Band, 1-4:30
    Aug. 28: The Aardvarks, 6:30-10 p.m.
    Centre Square, 7:30 p.m.
    Aug. 26: Doug Hawk Proposition
    Riverside Park, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
    Aug. 5: Grey Sky Turn
    Easton School of Rock Street Band
    Community Park Arts Pavilion, 1401 Shimersville Road.

    6 p.m. unless noted.
    Aug. 7: Macungie Band
    Aug. 14: Pioneer Band
    Aug. 21: Red Hill Band
    Aug. 28: Crazy Heart
    Dimmick Park, Durham Street.
    Preshow 5:30 p.m.; main act, 7 p.m.
    Aug. 14: Main, Chico’s Vibe.
    North Catasauqua Park, Grove Street, 7 p.m.
    Aug. 8: Easton Band, rain date Aug. 9
    Aug. 19: Steel Drums
    Route 143, New Tripoli. Rain date: following day.
    Aug. 6: The Allentown Band, 6:30 p.m.
    Aug. 13: Friar’s Point, 6 p.m.
    Borough Park, 7 p.m. Rain location: Borough Hall, 443
    Delaware Ave.
    Aug. 7: Hazleton Band
    Aug. 14: Palmerton Band
    Weona Park, 6 p.m.
    Aug. 7: Inch and the Echoes
    Aug. 21: Nazareth Municipal Band
    Ninth and Hamilton streets, Allentown, 11:45 a.m. Rain
    location: Sangria Restaurant.
    Aug. 4: Dave Fry
    Aug. 11: Mike Dugan
    Aug. 18: Muhlenberg College “Ten Tiny Dances”
    Aug. 25: Two-Part Invention
    Memorial Park, 701 W. Mill St. Rain date: next day. 6:30-
    8:30 p.m.
    Aug. 7: Daisy Jug Band
    Aug. 14: Quakertown Band
    Tamaqua Train Station, 18 N. Railroad St., 6 p.m.
    Aug. 11: Wildcat
    Aug. 25: Lizard Creek
    Neffs Church Grove, 5550 Route 873, Neffs
    Aug. 26: Bryant Brothers Band, 7-10 p.m.
    Aug. 27: Groovitude, 4-6:30 p.m.; Craig Thatcher Band,
    7-10 p.m.
    Township Park, Preston Lane, Center Valley, 7 p.m.
    Aug. 11: Scott McKenna
    Wind Gap Borough Park, Third and Lehigh streets, 6 p.m.
    Aug. 14: Desire
    Aug. 28: The Daisy Jug Band

  • 20 Lifestyles over 50 • August 2011





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    5 Operatic bass

    10 Mother
    14 Actor Alda
    15 Scent
    16 Ovoid
    17 Acreage
    18 Lowest point
    19 Fredrick’s nickname
    20 Candy type (2 wds.)
    22 Single
    23 Been
    24 Set of tools
    26 Head motion
    27 Computer part
    30 Syllables used in songs (2

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    35 Hard, crisp bread
    37 Automobile must
    42 Sign
    43 Self
    44 Off-Broadway award
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    50 Serving of corn
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    54 Loose gown worn at mass
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    59 Cc
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    63 Untainted
    69 Location
    70 Peach or plum
    71 Gush
    72 Told an untruth
    73 Islands
    74 Prayer ending
    75 Whirl
    76 World (German)
    77 Active


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    2 Winged
    3 Snakes inject their venom

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    4 Render capable

    5 Cutting tool
    6 Arabian
    7 Cola
    8 Cocky grin
    9 Paddle

    10 Daylight
    11 Relating to birds
    12 Big
    13 Synthetic resin
    21 Lout
    22 Western state
    25 __ A Small World…
    27 Gloat
    28 Catamount
    29 Exploiter
    31 In __ of (instead of)
    32 Anxiety
    34 Life histories
    36 Leg joint
    38 Bucks wives
    39 Black
    40 Fancy car
    41 College head
    46 Smog
    47 Unrefined metal
    48 Most wet
    52 River (Spanish)
    54 Dickens’ “__ of Two

    Cities” (2 wds.)
    55 Exaggerated
    56 Leech
    58 Nanny
    60 Italian “dollars”
    62 Noblewoman
    64 Invalidated
    65 Hurried
    66 Piece of furniture
    67 Always
    68 Refuse to believe
    70 Division (abbr.)

    Over 0 and just reaching your
    peak? Fast growth American
    company looking for mature
    individuals who can recruit, train
    and support others. Call 1-8 -
    38 -2 12 ext 123 toll free for
    recorded information.

    Phoebe Home seeks compassionate
    individuals to assist with our
    memory support neighborhoods.
    You will be trained in Montessori
    principles to create meaningful
    experiences by practicing person-
    centered care. For a rewarding and
    fulfilling experience – 10-79 -
    3 2

    Meals on Wheels Northampton
    Cty and Calvary United Methodist
    partner to provide meals to seniors
    in Easton area. Volunteers needed.
    Emily Vadasz ( 10) 91-1030

    Lutheran Home – Topton invites
    volunteers to share musical talent,
    voice or instrument with residents.
    Flex hours, days, eves, weekends.
    Carol Miller: 10- 82-1 20,

    Volunteer Center lists agencies
    needing volunteers. 10-807-033 ,

    Compeer of LV volunteers
    hrs. a month with Compeer
    friend, a person who lives with
    mental illness. Do what friends
    do together: listen, go for a walk,
    watch a movie, enjoy a cup of
    coffee, etc. Main duty – Have Fun!
    10. 3 .9 1.

    Heartland Hospice seeks caring
    volunteers to offer bedside support
    and presence to those facing
    terminal illness. Comprehensive
    training, flex hours. Janet Daly,
    Coordinator. 10-2 -013

    Send to 905 Harrison St.
    Allentown, PA 18103 or


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    5 Operatic bass

    10 Mother
    14 Actor Alda
    15 Scent
    16 Ovoid
    17 Acreage
    18 Lowest point
    19 Fredrick’s nickname
    20 Candy type (2 wds.)
    22 Single
    23 Been
    24 Set of tools
    26 Head motion
    27 Computer part
    30 Syllables used in songs (2

    33 Check
    35 Hard, crisp bread
    37 Automobile must
    42 Sign
    43 Self
    44 Off-Broadway award
    45 Stored

    49 Bod
    50 Serving of corn
    51 Russian ruler
    53 Not (refix)
    54 Loose gown worn at mass
    57 Type of Buddhism
    59 Cc
    61 Mesh
    63 Untainted
    69 Location
    70 Peach or plum
    71 Gush
    72 Told an untruth
    73 Islands
    74 Prayer ending
    75 Whirl
    76 World (German)
    77 Active


    1 Quiet
    2 Winged
    3 Snakes inject their venom

    through a ___
    4 Render capable

    5 Cutting tool
    6 Arabian
    7 Cola
    8 Cocky grin
    9 Paddle

    10 Daylight
    11 Relating to birds
    12 Big
    13 Synthetic resin
    21 Lout
    22 Western state
    25 __ A Small World…
    27 Gloat
    28 Catamount
    29 Exploiter
    31 In __ of (instead of)
    32 Anxiety
    34 Life histories
    36 Leg joint
    38 Bucks wives
    39 Black
    40 Fancy car
    41 College head
    46 Smog
    47 Unrefined metal
    48 Most wet
    52 River (Spanish)
    54 Dickens’ “__ of Two

    Cities” (2 wds.)
    55 Exaggerated
    56 Leech
    58 Nanny
    60 Italian “dollars”
    62 Noblewoman
    64 Invalidated
    65 Hurried
    66 Piece of furniture
    67 Always
    68 Refuse to believe
    70 Division (abbr.)

  • 22 Lifestyles over 50 • August 2011

    Do you think of yourself as a
    people person” wanting to make a
    difference in someone’s life?
    Have skills and talents that
    you want to use to “give back”?
    Compassionate Care wants you.
    We have a variety of volunteer
    opportunities with a training and
    support program to help you put
    your talents to good use. Loretta
    Kistler 888- 80- 0 or email

    Project Lifesaver Volunteer – need
    someone with good organizational
    and good computer skills (Word,
    Outlook) Would work with sheriff’s
    dept., families and organizations,
    Commitment of 1 year.

    Social & Support Groups

    Not all groups listed meet during
    the summer months. Please be sure
    to check by first calling the phone
    number listed.

    Tues Aug 2 12PM Lower Macungie
    Seniors. Lower Macungie Ctr 10-
    39 -0782.

    Tues, Aug 2, pm. Whitehall

    Senior Grp. Dinner, entertain,
    Whitehall HS Cafeteria $3. 10-
    2 -3721.

    Aug 2 & 16 Lower Macungie
    Township Seniors, Lower Macungie
    Twsp. Comm. Ctr. Brookside Rd.

    Emmaus Garden Club Tues, Aug
    2: annual covered-dish social at
    Faith Presbyterian Church, corners
    of North 2nd and Cherokee Sts.
    12:30pm.Events include member
    plant exchange and gently used
    container silent-auction. 10 928

    Wed, Aug 3 LV Vegetarians.
    Quaker Meeting House Rt. 12
    half mile N. of Rt. 22 Twnshp. Pot
    luck dinner. pm. $3. 0 10-709-

    Wed, Aug 3 1 pm. Macungie
    Seniors, Macungie Fire Company.
    Ruth, 10-9 -9 8 .

    Thurs, Aug 4 AARP Chapter 1 0
    at Lower Macungie Twsp. Comm.
    Ctr. Brookside Rd.

    Thurs, Aug 4 7PM Lower Milford
    Twnshp Fire Co. 1 01 Limeport
    Pike, spaghetti dinner adults $7
    children $ salad bar, dessert.

    Sat, Aug 6 10:30AM Enjoy
    gardening, interested in peace
    issues? Jordan United Church
    of Christ, Rt 309 and Walbert
    Ave, Allentown, dedicated peace
    garden, custom peace sculpture,
    peace pole, worship areas, biblical
    plant & children’s bed, gazebo,
    swing, trails.

    Sat, Aug 6 Bethlehem Garden
    Club, share garden tips with local
    pros and hobbyists 10-838-1 82.

    Tues, Aug 9 & 23 Lower Lehigh
    Lions Club. Macungie Fire Co.
    Walnut St.

    Tues, Aug 9 1pm, St. John’s
    Evangelical Lutheran Church,
    th & Chestnut Sts, Emmaus.
    Emmaus Garden Club, Sandi
    10.9 .20 2.

    Tues, Aug 9 7-8:30 pm. Prayer
    & Share Together for emotional
    wholeness, women’s support group

    struggling, or have family, struggling
    with depression, bi-polar, etc. Asbury
    Methodist Church, Allentown. Linda
    10-39 -87 .

    Tues, Aug 9 8:30 AM Lehigh Co.
    TRIAD free continental breakfast.
    Green Meadows of Allentown. 10-
    9 7- .

    Wed, Aug 17 LV Military Affairs
    Council – Saucon Manor in
    Hellertown. 12-1:30pm, 8 -788-
    019 ,, or www. for info.

    Thur, Aug 11 7pm. LV Brain Injury
    Support Group – Good Shepherd
    Health & Tech Center, 8 0 S. Fifth
    Street, Allentown.

    Thur, Aug 11 12PM Caregivers
    & Professionals Network Group.
    Country Meadows of Allentown,
    Bldg 3, 10-39 -71 0

    Fri, Aug 12 10 am. People Meeting
    People Club, Senior Social Group.
    Fellowship Hall, Asbury United
    Methodist Church.

    Mon, Aug 8 7-8:30 pm. pray
    & share together for emotional
    wholeness, women’s support
    group struggling, or have family
    struggling with depression, bi-polar,
    etc. Ebenezer Bible Fellowship,
    Bethlehem. Linda 10-39 -87 .

    Pet Grief Support Group. Meetings
    twice a month, :30-8:00PM. For
    West Allentown group call Maureen
    10- 37- 0, for Bethlehem
    group call Joanne 10-8 -0110.

    St. John’s Friendly Fifties, Mon Aug
    8, 1PM in gym, 13 3 Newport
    Avenue, Northampton.

    Tue, Aug 23 LV Parkinson’s
    Support Group, Gerry Haines.
    Banko Bldg. 10-12PM.

    Wed Aug 24 Men of Retirement
    Age Club 1-2;30pm, Advent
    Moravian Church, 3730
    Jacksonville Rd, Hanover.

    LV Chapter 1371 National Active
    and Retired Federal Employees
    Thurs, Aug 25 St. Peters Lutheren
    Church community room, 1933
    Hanover Ave., Allentown, 12PM

    lunch. Presentation: Annemarie
    O’Neill, Senior Seminars,
    “Everyone wants your nest egg.
    Keep your mitts off my money”.
    Brief biz session concludes meeting.
    Current and former Fed workers
    invited. 1st timers and those
    wanting lunch ($7. 0) call Ken
    10-837-72 before Sat, Aug 20.
    If just attending program arrive at
    12: pm. Info: 10-231-0237

    Mondays 10 and 1. “Loving
    Hands Quilting Circle”. Country
    Meadows. Allentown, Buildings 3
    & 1, 10-39 -71 0.

    Mondays 11:30-2. JCC, Allentown
    Friendship Circle. Open to 0 and
    over. Programs and lunch. Ruth
    10-8 -3 , 1 week in advance.
    Tuesdays, 1 pm. Trexlertown Area
    Senior Group. Trexlertown Fire Co.
    10-39 – 31 .

    Tuesdays 1:30- :30. Palmer
    Senior Group, meet seniors,
    play cards, share good times.
    Charles Chrin Community Ctr
    Palmer Township 10-2 2-2098
    Wednesdays noon. Fogelsville
    Senior Group at Fire Company.
    Amelia, 10-39 -222 .

    Wednesday 1pm St. Stevens Church
    Franklin & Turner St. Allentown.
    Cards, bingo & refreshments.
    Thursdays at 12. Schnecksville
    Senior Citizen Group. Peg 10-39 -
    8 7 Schnecksville Fire Co.
    Fridays 1 pm. Emmaus Senior
    Group, St. John’s Lutheran Church,
    Emmaus. Erma 10-9 -2299.


    Bethlehem YMCA. SilverSneakers
    1 M/T/W 10: AM M/W 3PM.
    SilverSneakers 2 T 8:30AM & F
    10:30AM, YogaStretch Th 10:
    AM Sat 8AM, SilverSplash T/Th
    9:1 am Sat 8:1 AM.

    Suburban Family YMCA. Adult
    aquatics classes: 10-8 7-7 88.
    Silver Sneakers I: Mon, Tues,
    Thurs at 9:00am,Thurs: 10:00am.
    Silver Sneakers II Mon 10:00am,
    Fri: 10:00am Silver Sneakers
    YogaStretch- Wed: 10am.

    Allentown YMCA & YWCA Senior

    Do you have
    old classic

    records that
    you want
    to sell?

    Call Julius Vitali of

    610-217-1629 (cell)
    610-966-6202 (phone)

    Buying classical records and

  • Lifestyles over 50 • August 2011 23

    Fit M-W-F 9:00 am, Silver Circuit
    M-W-F 9:00 am, Silver Sneakers
    1 Mon & Thurs 11:30 am, Silver
    Sneakers 2 Mon, Tues, Thurs. 1:30
    pm, Silver Splash Mon, Wed 9:30
    am, Fri 2 pm, YogaStretch Wed
    1:30 pm. Dates of adult aquatic
    classes available. 10- 3 -9333

    YMCA – Easton, P’burg & Vicinity.
    Silver Sneakers Cardio Mon1pm
    Tues 11am, Wed. & Fri. 12pm
    Silver Sneakers 1 Tues. & Thurs.
    12:30pm. Silver Sneakers Yoga Wed.
    12: 0pm. Low Impact Aerobics
    Tues. & Thurs. 8am. Aqua Aerobics
    M-F 9:1 am, Tues. & Thurs.
    7:00pm. Arthritis Aquatics M-W-F
    10:30am, Tues. & Thurs. 1:00pm

    Arthritis Aquatics M-W-F 11:00-
    11: AM or 11: -12:30PM. 3rd
    St. Alliance for Women & Children.
    Month:$38 drop-in: $ , more
    programs, memberships available.
    10-2 8- 271. Aqua Pilates,
    Arthritis Aquatics, Aqua Aerobics.
    Rodale Aquatic Ctr Allentown 10-
    0 – 70.

    Tai Chi and Qigong classes in LV,
    experienced instructor, reasonable
    rates. Hilary Smith, RN 10-7 1-
    090 or

    Wed Dances Lehigh County
    Senior Ctr: 1- pm. 1st & 3rd
    Wed of month. $7.00 pp includes
    refreshments. 10- 37-3700 www. Sat. Eve Dance
    Lehigh County Senior Ctr: 8-11
    pm. $7.00 pp. 10- 37-3700.

    Wed 7:30. N. Penn Elks Club,
    Colmar, Pa West Coast Swing.
    Third Fridays Peppermint
    Dance Club. Church on the
    Mall, Plymouth Meeting.

    Third Friday – Easton Dance Party
    at Third St. Alliance, N. 3rd St.,
    Easton. 10-330-99 0.
    Ballroom Dance Sundays at Fearless
    Fire Company in Allentown, Carol
    10-398-8312 schedule and info.

    Ballroom on High, Swing, www.

    Charles Chrin Comm Center 100
    Green Pond Rd. Palmer. Sat. Night
    Dance Apr 30 8-11pm,$10, King
    Henry & The Showmen. 10-2 2-

    Allentown Area Swing Dance.
    Fearless Fire Co. 1221 S Front St.
    10-390-7 0. $9 includes lesson
    7pm – 8:30, no partner needed. Aug 2
    & 9 Hustle, Aug 16 Country 2 Step,
    23 & 30 East Coast Swing www. Check for
    semi private lessons.


    Mon & Thurs 7 PM. Memorial Hall,
    Liberty Fire Co. Stockertown. 10-
    7 9- 811
    Wed PM game at : PM Volunteer
    Fire Co Fogelsville Ladies Auxiliary
    Cash Prizes 10-39 – 79

    Wed PM game and 7PM Lehigh
    County Senior Ctr. Free coffee and
    snacks. $1 includes double cards &
    1 pack of specials. 10- 37-3700

    Classes and Lectures

    Seniors Who Wish to Re-Enter
    Workforce. Lehigh County Senior Ctr
    1 33 Elm St. Allentown, computer
    classes limited to 8. Basic Computer I
    & II, Digital Camera, Digital Photos,
    Intro to Internet. Classes at center and
    Whitehall Library. 8- 1. hr. classes
    $ 0 members $80 nonmembers.
    Membership $20. 10- 37-3700 or

    Community Events

    Alz. Caregiver Support Groups: Live,
    Love, Learn (special grp. for memory
    impaired and loved ones), 2nd Tues of
    month Sacred Heart Hosp, :30PM-
    2nd floor.

    Bangor Area High School Class
    of 198 established Gary Moffett
    Memorial Scholarship in memory of
    deceased classmates. $ 00 award given
    to senior who exemplifies leadership,
    service, character and scholastic
    achievement. Lisa 21 -997-21 1,

    Phoebe’s Alzheimer’s Association
    Support Group 3 to :30 PM 3rd

    Wed of month, Phoebe Terrace,
    19 0 Turner St, Allentown. Group
    provides a time for people who have
    loved ones with Alzheimer’s Disease
    or other related dementias to come
    together and support one another.
    Further info 10-79 – 273.

    Phoebe’s Connecting Hearts
    Geriatric Care Management has
    new service featuring at-home
    personalized coaching to make
    dementia-related caregiving more
    manageable. Topics include:
    Dementia Overview, Eating
    Difficulties, Activities of Daily
    Living, Home Safety and Mobility,
    Medication Management,
    Instrumental Activities of Daily
    Living, Physical Behaviors,
    Expressive Behaviors, Psychological
    Behaviors, LegalActivities 10-79 -
    3 or 800-931-70 1.

    AFC Reverse Mortgage is offering a
    series of seminars on FHA insured
    Home Equity Conversion Mortgage
    “HECM” reverse mortgages at
    Brookside Country Club, 701
    Willow Lane, Macungie, 180 2.
    Seminars will be at Noon on the
    third Friday of the month starting
    on Friday, June 17, then on Friday
    July 1 , and on Friday August 18.
    There is no charge and lunch is
    included. Reserve online at www. or 10 37

    American Red Cross has critical
    blood shortage and issued an appeal
    for blood donors. Red Cross needs
    people now more than ever. All
    types needed especially O negative.
    800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-
    27 7) or

    Alz. Support Groups
    2nd Wed :30 pm Arden Courts
    1 1 Hamilton Blvd. Allentown
    3rd Mon 1:00 pm Arden Courts
    1 1 Hamilton Blvd. Allentown
    3rd Sat @ 3:1 pm 10 Krocks
    Rd. Country Meadows Allentown
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