A reverse mortgage may help you pay off debt and provide breathing room John and Carol love getting their grandchildren off the bus, volunteering at church, and going for long walks together at Trexler Park in Allentown. They worked hard all their life but still have a small mortgage remaining on their home. Although retired they are in good health and very active. “I keep busy doing the things I enjoy and being with people that I love,” says John of his golden years. To make extra money John works part-time at a hardware store. Both are in their early 70s and receive social security as well as a small pension from John.
There was an interesting bike ride for charity this year that piqued my interest. I spoke with one of the cyclists, Carol Wroblewski, to get a firsthand account of this amazing ride for charity. The ride is a 600 mile trek that this year ran from Saginaw, MI to Easton, PA – a route that took them to Canada and Niagara Falls.
Skiing in the Lehigh Valley
Bear Creek Mountain Resort & Conference Center sits on more than 330 acres of scenic land. The resort features skiing, snowboarding and snow-tubing winter activities.
announced the arrival of a new, state of the art Montana Challenge MAX automated ski and snowboard tuning machine. There is something for all ages, so don’t miss the fun!
You may remember the popular TV ad jingle from the 1980’s, “This is not your father’s Oldsmobile.” Likewise, retirement today is not your father’s retirement. The face of traditional retirement is changing. People are working longer, retiring later, and going back to work after retirement.
Start a New Healthy Habit Each Month
Whether you’re looking for a new job, continuing to work in your current position or caring for grandchildren, be sure to take care of your health. By doing so you’ll be more successful and enjoy the task at hand.
Carrie Fleckenstein, St. Luke’s University Health Networks Senior Network Director, Senior Care Services, suggests that the New Year is the perfect time to resolve to make your health a higher priority. “After the hustle and bustle of the holidays, life slows down so take advantage of the lull in activity and make an annual health plan” Carrie suggests.
Chef Paul Strouse, Kirkland Village
What do you enjoy cooking and how do you maintain variety in your food?
My favorite specialty dishes are mainly from classic French cuisine. I also enjoy cooking Italian food, English and American comfort foods. We are always looking for new and trendy recipes to introduce to our residents.