Articles, activities for boomers & seniors
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)!”
Bucks County Children’s Museum
At the Bucks County Children’s Museum in New Hope, kids have a place to learn and explore that is all their own. The museum’s 10,000-square-feet of fun is also a place where play and education meet, The facility offers hands-on, interactive and educationally based exhibits for children and families to engage in lifelong learning experiences while enjoying each other.
The first signs of spring create excitement in the Lehigh Valley and throughout the Northeast. After four months or more of staying inside because of cold, snow and rain, we can hardly wait to breathe fresh air, feel the sun on our faces and shed our heavy coats and boots. But before we can enjoy the cool grass under bare feet and sip lemonade under the oak tree, we face that centuries-old ritual that’s as sure as anything: spring cleaning.
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.
In addition to its religious tenor, Easter time conjures up images of brightly colored eggs, jelly beans, marshmallow chicks and pastel foil-wrapped chocolate candy in baskets, delivered by the Easter Bunny. But before you bite off the head of that chocolate bunny, let’s take a moment to consider where our Easter and Lenten traditions originated.
Caring for an individual with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia is challenging. In addition to the emotional difficulty of seeing a loved one struggle cognitively, there are marked differences in how one’s life, activities and environment must adapt to accommodate their needs. Dementia experts encourage families not to mourn what is lost, but to hold on to the life that remains. This is the philosophy of South Mountain Memory Care, a personal care home specifically designed for residents with Alzheimer’s and dementia.