Articles, activities for boomers & seniors
The Lehigh Valley Has a Park for Everyone
Do you enjoy a nature hike, a late afternoon stroll, or an old-fashioned Sunday picnic? When you have the grandkids for the weekend, do you need a place to let them run off some steam? Looking for a way to put some oomph in your exercise routine? Parks are a one-size fits all, you can exercise at your own pace, take a lunch break, or just sit. Some parks offer exercise stations and community pools, as well.
“Many older couples actually find their sex lives to be more satisfying in later years,” says Michael S. Patriarco, DO, of St. Luke’s Center for Advanced Gynecologic Care. “As children move out and work responsibilities lessen, older adults have more time to nurture their relationship with their partners. They may feel less stress, enabling them to relax and enjoy one another more fully.”
It’s not often we can say life is getting easier, but with the rollout of the new SEPTA senior fare program, SEPTA (Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority) just added convenience for senior users age 65 and older.
Effective November 14, 2016, the SEPTA senior photo ID card gives seniors free access to subways, buses and trolleys with a "tap-and-go", without having to show their ID to a cashier or operator. Under SEPTA’s Travel Wallet plan, SEPTA Key cards were introduced in June to the general public, with plans to eventually replace all of SEPTA's fare systems, including tokens.
“I’m watching the sun try to claw its way through the wintry-mix winter sky.” Christmas decorations, presents, desserts, simple things like soap and water bring scant comfort. The pain and associated immobility, with the resultant loss of work and daily functions, cry out for the spotlight in a home theater that is set no differently than it was in healthier days.”
These are thoughts I jotted down a couple weeks ago, when the holidays were high and my spirits were low. Over Christmas vacation, I was hit hard with the first and worst cold I’ve had in 10 years.
Most likely you know at least one person who selflessly gives his or her time and energy to help fellow citizens. They might volunteer at a shelter or a soup kitchen or in any one of the many ways in which we can help others. The remarkable thing about these people is that they do not do it for recognition.
Told by Frank Ginther to Vicki Bezems, Lifestyles over 50. Hearing the story of a former POW’s ordeal ignites the question, “How did he or she endure it?” What kept him going? That was my question when I met with Frank Ginther, US Navy Communications Technician on the USS Pueblo. The 83-man crew of the Pueblo were captured off the coast of Korea in on January 23, 1968 and were held for 11 months with little hope of release.