Articles, activities for boomers & seniors
Friday, July 13th was a very lucky day for Steven Labadie of Stroudsburg. On that day, he received a revolutionary treatment called Urolift that would allow him to fully empty his bladder and end years of discomfort, inconvenience and embarrassment.
Steven’s discomfort had been caused by benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH, a condition in which the prostate enlarges as men age. For many men, BPH restricts or even blocks urine flow from the urethra. To restore the flow, Steven’s urologist Zachariah Goldsmith, MD, PhD, of St. Luke’s Center for Urology, installed small implants that lift and hold the enlarged prostate tissue out of the way to restore urine flow.
Traditionally, Fall is a time to put away the swimsuits, summer sandals and gardening tools, clean up the leaves and bring the house plants indoors.
If you have a vegetable garden or fruit trees, you may can or freeze your harvest. Longer evenings and cooler temperatures make our wool socks necessary.
The first chilly days make you want to retreat indoors, but staying active outdoors in the Fall can do a lot more than a winter’s nap. It can increase our energy level, keep your muscles strong, build your immune system, stimulate your mind and give you an opportunity to spend quality time in nature with family or friends.
You can try a new sport or activity or take up one that you haven’t participated in for some time. Here are some ideas for enjoying the outdoors now and in the coming weeks.
Who (except for a few of us older folks) can forget the sight of people dressed in outlandish costumes vying for attention and the chance to obey Monty Hall’s call to “Come on down!”? Let’s Make a Deal was an opportunity for the ill-clothed to win it all or lose it all.
How many times have you seen those commercials for everything from cars to cable TV to cosmetic cremes that offer you an unbeatable deal? However, a vital part of those deals is the fine print: “If you don’t like it, return it for a full refund (minus shipping, handling, and restocking fees).” “If you call within the next five minutes, you will get a second Shaft-O-Matic Combination Washer / Dryer / Egg Poacher for free! (Just pay an extra combination-offer fee)!”
What was your first job?
My first healthcare related job was in case management working with adults who suffered a traumatic brain injury.
How did you get into the senior care/health care industry? Why?
My undergraduate degree is in Social Services and I have always enjoyed helping others to live their best life possible.
Spend the afternoon boating on a 5-acre lake, whether its paddling in a single or tandem kayak, on a stand-up paddle board or in a four-person paddle boat. Over 7 miles of wooded mountain biking and hiking trails encircle the resort. Hikers enjoy the local flora and fauna and mountain views while trekking along marked trails. bcmountainresort.com
This simple skill tops the wish list for preschoolers
everywhere. If your grandchildren already know how to whistle, teach them to use their fingers to make it extra-loud.