Wed. May 8, Jun. 12 at 12 pm. Traditions of Hanover Bethlehem, 5300 Northgate Dr., Bethlehem. Monthly networking group for professionals hosted monthly and features a speaker and time for networking - $5.
Lehigh Valley Aging in Place Mixers
Wed. May 8 Abington Manor Senior Living Elections will be held. This is 1 week earlier, due to Senior Expo. Location 215 Cedar Park Blvd., Easton. Wed. Jun. 19 Sacred Heart Northampton 602 E 21st St, Northampton. Aging in Place Coalition (LVAIP) provides an ongoing forum for professionals from private, public and non-profit business sectors to inform, educate and help older adults age in place. lehighvalleyaginginplace.org
Barry R. Ettl, Jr. of Allentown has a typical case of cerebral palsy (CP) but — at age 45 — he is getting stronger every day, which is not the usual progression of things with CP. Barry was diagnosed with CP at six months old. As with many children who have CP, it was at that age that his parents noticed he was not crawling or gaining other motor skills the way he should have been. They felt something was wrong, and medical tests confirmed their fears. Barry’s CP affected the part of his brain that controls balance.
Do I want to start this effort?
This is the first decision you need to make, but keep in mind that this kind of project can be whatever size you want it to be. Like most projects it is best to take “baby steps”. Don’t expect to have your whole family history generations deep within a couple of months. It takes time and as importantly it needs.
“Do you have Medicare? Do you have aches and pains? We can provide braces that Medicare will cover! How about a genetic testing kit to see if you are predisposed to getting cancer?” If you are like most Medicare beneficiaries, you or someone you know has received phone calls or other solicitations for these items, often several times a day. TV ads are also very effective at soliciting these products.