The Back Story July-August 2017

back story peru webThis issue's Q & A with Kim D’Amico, Home Instead Senior Care, Lehigh County

How did you get into the senior industry?
Entering the senior industry has been a natural evolution. Initially, and for over 25 years, I worked in the field of medical genetics providing care to younger “at risk” families.

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His Eye Is on the Chipmunk

chimpmunk resizedWe live in the ideal location: lots of trees, good soil, pleasant climate, plenty of food, peace and quiet; it is the ideal environment — for chipmunks!

Chippies are so cute — and so destructive. They have caused thousands of dollars’ worth of damage to our property, so we have decided they have to go.

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Navigating the Transition

senior moving webWhen it’s time to move to a senior living community, there are a lot of emotions involved. This can be a difficult change in a senior’s life, and the lives of their family members. Adult children may be nervous about suggesting the move to their parents, and senior parents may feel they don’t need to move, or they may think it’s a hassle.

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Summer Concert Band Schedules July-August 2017

allentown band webMany concerts are rain or shine and subject to change.
Check websites to confirm the most up to date information.

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Personal Care Home, Assisted Living, Memory Care: Understanding the Differences

assisted livingPersonal Care Homes(PCH)
These are residences that provide shelter, meals, supervision and assistance with personal care tasks, typically for older people, or people with physical, behavioral health, or cognitive disabilities who are unable to care for themselves, but do not need nursing home or medical care.

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Music Brings People Together Through All Seasons

smilinwalt webSummer is music season in the Lehigh Valley, with a huge variety of concerts and festivals that attract people from hundreds, even thousands of miles away. Each event allows people to share a common passion, some good fellowship, and food and drink.

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