Avoid Caffeine, Alcohol, and Nicotine
Avoid caffeine (coffee, tea, chocolate, cola) for four to six hours before bedtime. Alcohol acts as a stimulant, and will decrease your sleep quality. If you still smoke you should avoid smoking as you near you bedtime.
Make Your Bedroom Comfortable
Keep the bedroom quiet and dark to get a better sleep. Block light, keep the temperature comfortably cool -between 60 and 75°F- and the room well ventilated. Make sure you have a comfortable mattress and pillows. Keep computers, TVs, and work materials out of the room.
Carrie Fleckenstein of Coopersburg has been promoted to the position of Senior Network Director for Senior Care Services at St. Luke’s University Health Network . In her new role, she will be working to enhance and grow senior care services to serve this growing demographic Network-wide. “The elements of strategically planning for our older adult population as well as the caregivers are very complex,” says Virginia M Wagner, Network Administrator Senior Care/ Behavioral Health.
There are more and more farmers and growers markets in our area. We would do well to take advantage of our locally grown foods. While it is obvious that it helps to eat well and to help our local economy, there are other reasons for eating local foods.
Some of those reasons are listed below:
Locally grown food is more flavorful. When grown locally crops are picked at their peak of ripeness rather than harvested early so that they can be shipped and distributed to retail outlets. Often the produce at local markets has been picked within 24 hours of purchase.
Veterans can use help from time to time. I am honored to work with veterans and to help them obtain financing for their homes. Of particular importance is the VA Home Loan program - a mortgage option that provides the opportunity for qualifying veterans to purchase a primary residence without putting any money down towards the sale price of the home.
While the VA Loan is designed specifically for those who served, there are a handful of requirements. In order to qualify for a VA Loan there are specific service conditions each borrower must meet. You may be eligible for a VA Home Loan if you meet one or more of the following conditions:
Phoebe Ministries and Comforting Home Care announced a new partnership agreement on July 7, 2016 to provide the highest quality of in-home services to independent Phoebe residents and to people in the greater Lehigh Valley community. Phoebe Ministries has been providing healthcare, housing, and support services to seniors since 1903. “At Home Care is now one more service we are able to offer to our residents and their families,” says Scott Stevenson, President and CEO of Phoebe Ministries. “It allows our independent living and personal care residents the resources to stay in their residences longer, and also streamlines care services and finances to ensure seamless care across the Phoebe continuum.”
A week later Tracy drove to the hospital to pick up Caleb, her new 15-day old son, who had “multiple congenital anomalies.”
Caleb was born a cleft lip and without eyes. He had a feeding tube. Tracy stood by his bassinette while the neonatal intensive care unit physician and staff showed her how to take care of him.