Studies show that the time of year that produces the most babies is summer, with August leading the way. I’m no expert, but I disagree with them. I believe the most prolific time for babies is the Christmas season. Babies appear everywhere: stores, malls, plazas, family rooms, schools, bars — you name it. They range from life-size to miniature, paper to plastic to cloth to ceramic, incandescent to inflatable. Some of these babies are brand-new, while some are hundreds of years old. All of them have the same parents, the same bed, and the same name.
As of July of 2018, all Pennsylvania Medicare beneficiaries should have received their new Medicare cards. The new cards should safeguard individuals from a wide range of identity theft-related crimes as the Medicare benefit is no longer associated with an individual’s Social Security number.
Even so, scams surrounding the release of the cards have been reported throughout the state. Therefore, people should guard their Medicare unique IDs. For example, in Franklin County a Medicare beneficiary’s spouse received a call from “Linda from Medicare”, asking whether his wife received her new Medicare card. The consumer correctly responded that he wasn’t aware that Medicare would call anyone and asked for her telephone number. The caller hung up when questioned again.
Book & Puppet Company
Known for their puppet theatre, Book & Puppet Co. is a family-owned book and gift store in downtown Easton. Bring the whole family for free and low-cost events daily, including story hours, costume characters, and puppet shows, or browse the unique items that have been selected to delight and surprise you. Hilarious improvised puppet shows with live music - perfect for all ages. Daily free story hours with expert storytellers, featuring the best and most engaging children’s books. Costume character appearances every Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. 466 Northampton St., Easton (484) 541-5379 bookandpuppet.com
Jacobsburg Annual Winter Bird Count
Saturday, January 12, 8:00am to 4:00pm. Join us as we spend the day counting birds at Jacobsburg and other places within a 5-mile radius of the Visitor Center. Participants should dress for the weather and bring binoculars, warm beverages and a lunch. Van transportation available for all day participants. Participants must drive their own vehicle if they have to leave early. Registration is required.
If you are like most people, you feel cold every now and then during the winter. What you may not know is that just being really cold can make you very sick. Older adults can lose body heat fast—faster than when they were young. Changes in your body that come with aging can make it harder for you to be aware of getting cold. A big chill can turn into a dangerous problem before an older person even knows what’s happening. Doctors call this serious problem hypothermia.
Not so long ago, retirement was a period in life that most Americans could count on and look forward to. After working for 30, 40 or 50 years, both men and women eagerly anticipated receiving a pension, having a clear calendar, avoiding the morning rush, and hitting the early bird specials. Retirement was supposed to be a time of rest and relaxation, slowing down and taking life easy.