Downsizing Your Home Tips

moving home 375x225Got 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.

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LV Active Life March Events

lvactivegroup 325x215Lehigh 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

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Meadow Glen At Phoebe Richland Now Open And Accepting Residents

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Meadow Glen at Phoebe Richland, the region’s newest choice for personal care, is now open and accepting residents. Personal care, similar to assisted living, is the perfect option for older adults who wish to live independently but need support for activities such as bathing, dressing and taking medication.  

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RSVP's Cyber Seniors Program

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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.

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Why Good Friday?

Given the season we are in, I thought I’d ask a simple, but profound question: Why did Jesus die? In answering this question, many remember what we learned in catechism classes when we were young; Jesus died for my sins. But what does that mean? How does the death of Jesus have anything to do with my sinful behavior. Perhaps a word picture would help. The Old Testament, in some ways, acts as a kind of “word picture”, setting us up to understand something of greater significance that would soon be on display in human history.

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Music - For The Best Of Times

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With the death of music stars as David Bowie, Natalie Cole and Glenn Frey we think of the music that has been part of our lives over the last many decades. We’ve listed some of the top songs of the 40’s 50’s 60’s and 70’s.

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