Ensuring Your Care
One of the things that frightens most boomers and seniors is the prospect of becoming sick and saddling children with their care. The loss of independence is scary, but becoming a burden to a child is petrifying. Fortunately, there is peace of mind for this worry, and it is offered by one of the Lehigh Valley’s most respected organizations – Phoebe Ministries.
Evergreen Memory Care Opening in Palmerton
For seniors and families dealing with memory issues, including Alzheimer’s and dementia, care options have been sparse in Carbon County. Now there is another option.
The Village at Palmerton, a personal care home in Palmerton, is converting an area of their existing senior living building into a secure memory care community called Evergreen. This is good news not only for Carbon County but also northern Lehigh County residents in Schnecksville, Slatington, Walnutport and other towns that trust the care of their loved ones to the Village at Palmerton.
Dealing With Neck Pain
You wake up one morning with a very stiff neck. You figure you must have slept wrong and the pain will work itself out during the day.
But after three weeks of increasing pain and stiffness, you also notice you are losing the ability to turn your head to do the simplest of things – like changing lanes while driving or looking at someone who is talking to you.
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Downsizing Your Home Tips
Got too much stuff, too much house, too many bills? Here are some quick tips for downsizing:
1. Access your needs
What do you really need? Walk around your home and see what you’ve used in the past year and how often. One tip is to take everything out of your closets, cabinets and shelves and only put back what you actually use. If you like to hang on to your stuff, you may want to ask your spouse or children to do this for you. Don’t throw away anything valuable. If something might be worth a good amount of money, sell it. If not, be sure to recycle or dispose of it properly. Do not flush or throw into the trash any expired/unwanted medicines. They will contaminate the water supply. Any drugstore will dispose of these items responsibly, free of charge. You can also see if your city has a hazardous waste disposal facility.
RSVP's Cyber Seniors Program
One of the highlights of my trip to the 2014 AARP Conference in Boston was being able to view the premier of the movie Cyber Seniors.
The very entertaining film documented the experiences of high school students and the seniors they mentored on using some of the latest technologies, like Facebook, YouTube, Skype and the Internet.
Lehigh Valley Active Life March Events
Lehigh Valley Active Life is the hub for activities for mature adults. They have everything from games to classes to workshops. Come in for a tour. We list here a small sampling of what they offer.
Be sure to join the center and take advantage of its many benefits, classes and activities. Please check their website for the most current times, dates, fees and information. Membership is just $25 per year LVActiveLife.org