NEPA Video About Who We Are

Watch the below video to learn about Lifestyles over 50, who we are, what we do and how we do it. Meet the Northeast PA's publisher Reid Boyer and learn why he is inspired to improve the lives of seniors and families locally. 

NEPA October 2018 Issue

 

Food for Thought Fall 2018

Chef Jeff webChef Jeff, Legend Senior Living
What is your approach to making meals that are appealing to residents who may have decreased appetites?
I enjoy having conversations with our residents to find out what some of their favorite meals were prior to moving into our community. Often times, a familiar meal will quickly help with a decreased appetite. In addition to seeking input from residents, Legend works with professional teams of culinary and nutritional experts to plan an appealing variety of delicious food choices.

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Try a New (or Old) Sport This Fall

kayak webTraditionally, Fall is a time to put away the swimsuits, summer sandals and gardening tools, clean up the leaves and bring the house plants indoors.
If you have a vegetable garden or fruit trees, you may can or freeze your harvest. Longer evenings and cooler temperatures make our wool socks necessary.
The first chilly days make you want to retreat indoors, but staying active outdoors in the Fall can do a lot more than a winter’s nap. It can increase our energy level, keep your muscles strong, build your immune system, stimulate your mind and give you an opportunity to spend quality time in nature with family or friends.
You can try a new sport or activity or take up one that you haven’t participated in for some time. Here are some ideas for enjoying the outdoors now and in the coming weeks.

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Dutch Treat - Savings in the Valley

seniorcouple1 webFor many years organizations like AAA and AARP have negotiated discounts for members and seniors with national companies. At the local level there are numerous businesses in our community that offer “senior discounts”, although no organization has compiled them into one list.

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The Munsters and Addams Families Quiz

Munsters webThe Munsters 
originally aired on Thursday at 7:30 pm on CBS from September 24, 1964, to May 12, 1966; 70 episodes were produced. It was canceled after ratings dropped to a series low, due to the premiere of ABC’s Batman, which was in color. Though ratings were low during its initial two-year run, The series was a satire of both traditional monster movies starring Fred Gwynne as Frankenstein’s monster-type head-of-the-household Herman Munster, Yvonne De Carlo as his vampire wife, Lily Munster, Al Lewis as Grandpa.

Fun Facts
Grandpa (played by Al Lewis, born in 1923) was one year younger than his “daughter” Lily (played by Yvonne De Carlo, born in 1922). Herman was the youngest adult (played by Fred Gwynne, born in 1926).
The show was shot in black and white because the studio did not want to pay an extra $10,000 per episode for color.
The character ‘Herman Munster’ was ranked #19 in TV Guide’s list of the “50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time” (20 June 2004 issue).
This series’ title was supposedly derived from combining the words “fun” and “monsters”.
The name of the funeral parlor Herman worked for was Gateman, Goodbury and Graves.
While Fred Gwynne attended Harvard, he drew cartoons for and was president of the famous Harvard Lampoon.
 Al Lewis ran for Governor of New York in 1998 as the Green Party candidate. He got 52,000 votes.

Munsters Trivia - Answers below.

1. In the episode where Herman tries out for the L.A. Dodgers, who portrayed the Dodgers’ manager?
 Walter Alston
 Tommy Lasorda
 John Roseboro
 Leo Durocher

2. When Lilly tried to become a fashion model, for whom did she work?
Frederico Fregosi
Zabo DeBorba
Pierre Cardin
Lazlo Brastoff

3. What was Herman’s boss’ name?
 Mr. Graves
 Mr. Stein
 Mr. Goulie
 Mr. Gateman

4. Who played Grandpa?
Bela Lugosi
Jackie Coogan
Al Lewis
Alan Hale

5. What was Eddie Munster’s middle name?
Wolfgang
Ludwig
Leopold
Herman

6. Who played the original Marilyn Munster?
Beverley Owen
Yvonne DiCarlo
Pat Priest
Patty Duke

7. Who played Eddie’s favorite television “monster” Zombo?
Soupy Sales
Phil Silvers
Carl Reiner
Louis Nye

8. What was Eddie’s pet’s name?
Spot
Igor
Fido
Fang

9. What two musical instruments could be found in the Munsters’ living room?
Organ and Violin
Organ and Harp
Organ and Gong
Harp and Piano

10. Where was the Munsters’ telephone located?
Under the stairs
On a table in the foyer
In a coffin
In the dungeon

The Addams Family 
It has had a profound influence on American comics, cinema and television, and has been seen as an inspiration for the Goth subculture and its fashion.
According to The Telegraph, the Addamses “are one of the most iconic families in American history, up there with the Kennedys”.For TV Guide, which listed the
characters in the top ten of The 60 Greatest TV Families of All Time, the Addamses “provided the design for cartoonish clans to come, like the Flintstones and the Simpsons”.
The Addams Family is an American television series based on the characters from Charles Addams’ New Yorker cartoons. The 30-minute series was shot in black-and-white, airing for two seasons on ABC from September 18, 1964, to April 8, 1966 for a total of 64 episodes. It is often compared to its CBS rival, The Munsters, which ran for the same two seasons.

Addams Family Trivia Answers below.
1. What’s the address of the Addams Family?
0001 Cemetery Lane
666 Dare Devil Court
1313 Mockingbird Lane
1165 Happy Camper Avenue

2. What is the name of Wednesday’s doll?
Marie Antoinette
Kitty-Carry-All
Lady Mariam
Deshivler

3. What was Gomez’s hobby?
Taking in a breath of fresh air
Blowing up trains
Playing with a jackhammer
Talking about his child hood stories

4. How tall was the butler?
9 feet 7 inches
7 feet 7 inches
6 feet 9 inches
8 feet 11 inches

5. What was the mom’s name?
Creepers
Druzella
Morticia
Cinderella

6. Which language made Gomez very passionate when Morticia spoke it?
Italian
German
Spanish
French

7. What was Uncle Fester good at?
Bugging Lurch
Making Wednesday laugh
Turning a light bulb on with his mouth
Growing flowers out of his head

8. What was the name of the ‘handy man’ on the show?

9. What weird thing did Mortica do to her flowers?
Paint the thorns black
Feed them to her children
Water them with hot tea
Cut off the petals

10. What was the name of Morticia’s pet plant?
Artemis
Cleopatra
Venus
Minerva

Trivia Answers
Munsters

  1. Leo Durocher
  2. Lazlo Brastoff
  3. Mr. Gateman
  4. Al Lewis
  5. Wolfgang
  6. Beverley Owen
  7. Louis Nye
  8. Spot
  9. Organ and Harp
  10. In a coffin

Trivia Answers
Addams Family

  1. 0001 Cemetery Lane
  2. Marie Antoinette
  3. Blowing up trains
  4. 6 feet 9 inches
  5. Morticia
  6. French
  7. Turning a light bulb on with his mouth
  8. Thing
  9. Cut off the petals
  10. Cleopatra

 

What Is In Your Free Home Analysis?

typical house webWhat is a Comparative Market Analysis?
The Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) is used to help evaluate how your home stacks up against the similar homes in your area. It looks at homes that are currently listed and those recently sold. The purpose is to find the highest price that will still make the home competitive on the open market.

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Back Story Summer 2018

vicki snyder webQ&A with Victoria Snyder, Executive Director, South Mountain Memory Care
What was your first job?
I worked for IBM part time after high school and in the summers between college semesters.
How did you get into the senior living industry? 
The only job that worked for my schedule was part time Charge Nurse in a skilled facility. I never thought, as a new nurse, I would enjoy working with seniors, but I did and I have never desired to do anything else.

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