New Transportation Option Available For Seniors

bus boarding sseniors webThe Lehigh Valley ranks high on quality of life issues for both young families and seniors, but one gripe persists – transportation. Whether it is public transport, ride sharing programs or even mobile phone apps like Uber, transportation consistently falls well short of demand. Recently, a new option has emerged for families who care for seniors living at home -- PA Transportation Services.

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Before You Buy or Sell Your Home

man doing termite inspection webA crucial part of a house transaction is the inspection. There are a number of standard issues to review. Using a certified inspector will help ensure the property is cleared of any problems. Knowing that the home has been inspected and cleared of any of these issues will ensure a smooth sales transactions and give the homeowner peace of mind that their home is safe and protected.

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Medicaid – With “Gift & Annuity” You Don’t Have to Wait Five Years

legal size paper adj webNursing homes cost over $125,000 a year. Medicare and health insurance don’t pay for this. Fortunately, Medicaid does. But impoverishment is the price of admission into the Medicaid program. While most spend themselves broke, a savvy few manage to qualify for Medicaid without forfeiting their estate. One way for single clients to do that is with the “gift & annuity” strategy.

Under gift & annuity, a person gifts a substantial portion of their estate – typically about half of their assets - outright or into a trust. At the same time, the remaining assets are converted into an income stream via purchase of a Single Premium Immediate Annuity, or “SPIA.”

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Devi Adult Day Services Is the Best of Both Worlds

devi services webSeniors, who want to remain home yet enjoy the care and programming found in adult day services, will love Devi. Devi Adult Day Services is a licensed, affordable community based center for seniors who can benefit from time spent out of their homes. There, they can safely mingle with other seniors to form friendships and participate in therapeutic exercises to keep their minds and bodies sharp.

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Big Band and Swing Era

glenn miller webBig Band and Swing Music
Big band music is simply music played by a big band, which is typically an ensemble of a dozen or more musicians with the melody carried by woodwinds (sax, clarinet) and brass (trumpet, trombone), a piano and a rhythm section of bass and drums.
Swing is a form of jazz with a heavy emphasis on danceable rhythms. By the late 30’s/early 40’s it had become the dominant style of Western popular music.

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Wound Care Centers Can Help You Heal Faster, Feel Better Sooner

hyperbaric chamber webMany older adults find that simple cuts and bruises take much longer to heal than they did in the past. Even more problematic, some individuals have wounds that never heal completely. Compromised immune systems, decreased skin elasticity and less fat underlying the skin all contribute to increased wounds and slower healing time as we age, said Steven Bowers, DO, Network Medical Director, St. Luke’s Wound Management. Although it’s common for healing to take longer as we grow older, significantly slower-healing or non-healing wounds pose a serious threat to the health of the patient.

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