Articles, activities for boomers & seniors
1. The Post Office
Get ready to imagine a world without the post office. They are so deeply in financial trouble that there is probably no way to sustain it long term. Email, Fed Ex, and UPS have just about wiped out the minimum revenue needed to keep the post office alive. Most of your mail every day is junk mail and bills.
PA Route 6 and The Grand Canyon
PA Route 6 is more of a journey than a ride, but if you complete the entire trip, you will hit absolutely every example of the best that Northern PA has to offer. Start your trip in Milford, right on the New York border to the east.
Celtic Classic Highland Games & Festival
532 Main St., Bethlehem, 18018 celticfest.org. This dedicated group continues to preserve and promote the Celtic heritage through education, musical presentations, and traditional competitions in athletics, piping and dance. Watch top athletes from around the world display feats of strength, speed, and skill as they compete for the title of U.S. Champion. Sept 22 – 24, 2017.
Noted filmmaker Ken Burns has a 10-episode documentary on the Vietnam war that premiers on September 17 on PBS. Our local PBS station (PBS39) has compiled a series of podcasts with local Vietnam veterans that give you a firsthand narrative of what the veterans experienced during the war.
There are many people who are mechanically inclined and there are people who have imagination. When you combine those two traits the result can be truly remarkable. Thirty years ago Harry Wohlbach, a Macungie resident, took $700, a transmission-damaged VW bug and a crash-damaged 1982 Suzuki motorcycle and created the “Walbug”.
How did you get into the senior industry?
Entering the senior industry has been a natural evolution. Initially, and for over 25 years, I worked in the field of medical genetics providing care to younger “at risk” families.