Lifestyles over 50 Coming to Chester and Delaware Counties

Lifestyles over 50 is excited to announce that we will be publishing a new issue serving Chester and Delaware Counties. Look for issues early in 2020 at local doctors' offices, libraries, hospitals, fitness centers, and other community locations. The Chester and Delaware County issue will follow the Lifestyles over 50 tradition of encouraging vibrant and healthy living with current articles, a calendar of events, games, puzzles, trivia, and other valuable resources.

Industry News For Local Professionals Holiday 2019

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Wed. Nov. 13, Dec. 11 at 12 pm. Traditions of Hanover Bethlehem, 5300 Northgate Dr., Bethlehem. Networking group for professionals hosted monthly and features a speaker and time for networking - $5.

Lehigh Valley Aging in Place Mixers
Wed. Nov. 20 - Hosted by Sacred Heart Northampton 11:30 to 1:30. 602 E. 21st St. Northampton PA 18067. Please register by Nov. 15 with Kim Garrison
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It’s the Gift That Counts!

Holidays Old People webMany gift-giving holidays surface this time of year: Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Three Kings Day, Eid-al-Adha, and Diwali, to name a few. It’s a time of love, obligations, and equality. It’s a time of love expressed by sharing gifts given for the sheer pleasure of seeing the sheer pleasure in the recipient. It’s a time of obligation when you feel you have to give Uncle Gaspar a present because, after all, it is Christmas, and he’s related in some mysterious way that even Henry Louis Gates, Jr., can’t trace. It’s a time of equality when you hope Cousin Itt gives you a gift card equal in value to the one you got him.

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The Big Classic TV Quiz

Bonanza adj web1. What character did Richard Dawson play on the comedy “Hogan’s Heroes”?
A. Newkirk B. Shultz
C. Colonel Klink D. Hogan

2. What TV show did a famous sketch called “Went With the Wind”?
A. The Carol Burnett Show B. Ed Sullivan
C. The Red Skelton Show D. Dean Martin Show

3. On what game show does Vanna White turn the letters for Pat Sajak?
A. The Price is Right B. Wheel of Fortune
C. The Match Game D. Password

4. Who was a guest on the final “Tonight Show” hosted by Johnny Carson?
A. Jay Leno B. Barbra Streisand
C. Ann Margret D. Bette Midler

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Technological Advances Have Transformed Surgery

mri01 webMedicine has progressed dramatically over the past 20 years, but perhaps no area has evolved more quickly than surgery. “In the 1990s, we performed surgery totally differently,” said Marian McDonald, MD, Chief, General Surgery, St. Luke’s University Health Network. “The change is as great as the difference between a rotary phone and the latest smart phone.” Today, the majority of surgeries are performed using minimally invasive procedures. To describe the impact, Dr. McDonald referenced gall bladder surgery. In the 1990s, surgeons reached the organ by cutting through the patient’s skin and muscle. As a result, patients spent many days in the hospital and needed several weeks to recover.

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Diabetes and Wounds: A Dangerous Combination

seniors walking webWound Care Specialists Can Help You Heal
“People with diabetes are at risk for developing hard-to-heal wounds that can cause serious infections”, says wound care specialist Steven Bowers, DO, Network Medical Director of Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine at St. Luke’s University Health Network. “Diabetes and wounds are a dangerous combination” Dr. Bowers says. “Left untreated, wounds can become infected. These infections can be quite serious and can result in amputation or even death.”

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Home Is Where the Heart Is

family dinner web“I’m homesick! I’m homesick!” “But you’re at home!” “I know — and I’m sick of it!” A house is not the same as a home. That’s not just true in the dictionary — it’s true in our lives. Turtles and snails aren’t the only ones who carry their homes with them; we do it too! Holidays are home times. Like the pillow says, “All hearts come home for Christmas.” Home is the place where you feel comfortable. The physical location can change over time. Home could be a barracks, a tent, a trailer, a cell, or a hotel room. In a sense, any place in which you are housed can become a home, even temporarily, if you have the right attitude and the right companions.

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