Articles, activities for boomers & seniors
If you never skied before or if has been decades since your last downhill you might consider taking up the sport. I know it may seem like an upward climb, but if you ever had the urge then let’s get to it. Where to start:
Buy Modern Equipment
New clothes are designed to keep you warm and comfortable. You need not look like a panda in a snowsuit. Ski technology has come a long way. They make better clothes, better skis and better boots so take advantage of that and buy modern stuff. If you have old gear, get rid of it.
Do you remember the American Motors’ Rambler?
Our next door neighbor, Mrs. Liggett, used to pile us kids in her 1959 grey, three-speed shift on the column Rambler and transport us to and from P.S. 22 in Yonkers, N.Y. For added fun, she’d intermittently push the clutch in and out, thrilling us youngsters in the back seat – and we didn’t even have seat belts!
The reason I bring this up is because of the Christmas Season.
The Miracle of Christmas
Don’t miss this heartwarming story of Clara, a young girl from New York City who has forgotten the true meaning of Christmas. Forced to visit relatives in Vermont, Clara’s Christmas vacation turns into an unforgettable adventure. Featuring all your favorite carols, the Nativity and even Santa Claus, don’t miss “The Miracle of Christmas,” at the Pines Dinner Theater. For more info: pinesdinnertheatre.com/2014/elements/shows/17.html
Perhaps you are nearing retirement, or you have retired. What do you see yourself doing for the next many years? Many people either need to work or just do not want to sit around.
The good news is that there are help wanted signs all over. Opportunity abounds for those seeking work. Older employees are particularly attractive due to their experience and work ethic. “Some of our older employees are our best employees,” says Kim D’Amico, owner of a local home care franchise Home Instead Senior Care.
Who can forget the pogo stick. When you saw someone bounding up and down it looked so easy. But when you tried it the first few times it was nothing but frustration. You would take two bounces before you went flying one way and the stick would fly away in another direction. It could not be that hard, could it? Of course not. So you went back on and tried again and again and again. Eventually you got the hang of it and were able to go a few rounds with it.
A Veterans Day concert featuring the Lehigh Valley Pops Orchestra begins at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 11 at Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown. 610-437-3700. The United Veterans of the Wars Lehigh County will hold a Veterans Day ceremony at 10 a.m. Nov. 11 at the Lehigh County Government Center, 17. S. Seventh St., Allentown.The Penn State Lehigh Valley veterans fraternity, Omega Delta Sigma, will hold a Veterans Day commemoration at 12:45 p.m. Nov. 11 in Room 135, Penn State Lehigh Valley Campus, 2809 Saucon Valley Road, Center Valley.