Difficulty of Moving Our Parents

Senior MovingOne of the more difficult challenges we may face is the time when we realize we have to move one or both parents from their home of many years to a place where they can get help and companionship in some form of assisted living. Even the thought of bringing it up with them can be an emotional roller coaster. This is especially true if their home has been theirs for a long time or where you and your siblings grew up. A place that means so much can be very, very difficult to leave no matter how important it may be.

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Local Man - Volunteer of the Year

Ron with Marjorie 325x215“I was always the wheel man”, shared Ron Fluck as we spoke of his days on the Metropolitan Police Force of Washington D.C.

Twenty-six years of service on the force began with Ron’s response to an ad in the Bethlehem Globe Times. He was recruited through the nationwide efforts to double the size of the Metropolitan PD following the riots of the late 1960’s after the Kennedy and King assassinations.

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Love Conquers All

tracy kids santaMany of us recently celebrated Mother’s Day – some of us in the traditional way with our biological mothers, and some with blended families or other circumstances.

However, Mother’s Day takes on an entirely new meaning when you consider the story of one local mom.  While most of us are thankful for our mothers and what they have done for us, Tracy credits her children with actually saving her life.

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Guardian Angels

PadrePio guardian angel 325x215If you believe in angels, you are in a majority!

A Fox News poll from 2005 revealed that 79% of the people polled believe in angels. Over the years, theologians have studied the Bible to determine accurate answers about Guardian Angels. It is thought that a clear message about Guardian Angels is stated in Psalms 91:11, “ He will give you his angels to guard you in all your ways”. Some in the Church’s hierarchy claim that a Catholic priest, Padre Pio, spent his whole life in contact with his guardian angel. Padre Pio’s National Shrine is located close to our area, in Barto, PA.

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Spiritual Gardening

gardening time at senior living communityI just love gardening!

It’s not that I’m particularly good at it; I just love being outside working the soil, raising the beds, configuring which seeds will be planted where...and then watching things grow.  

Every evening I head out to the garden after work, and on the weekends I usually head out a couple of times each day and just look at the garden – to which my wife queries, “does it look any different from the last time?”  

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Bucks County Senior Games

seniorsportBring you’re ‘A’ game to the Bucks County Senior Games on June 6– June 11, 2016. Events include bocce, bowling, pinnocle, darts, trivia, golf, track and field and more! Click to see the event dates, times and location.

AGE CATEGORIES for Men and Women: 50–59, 60–69, 70–79, 80–89, 90 and older. Select an age category based on your age as of December 31, 2015. The Bucks County Senior Games reserves the right to combine age groups if there are only a few applicants in an event.

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