Articles, activities for boomers & seniors
“Nothing binds a people to their leader like a common enemy. Voters don't change governments during war.” — Harvey Fierstein. Resurrection Day, commonly called “Easter,” is nigh. The seeds that have been buried in the ground are coming out of hiding, and the ferns are unfolding. The suburban landscape is bursting with plastic, pretend bunnies, chicks, and eggs, impostors that have no real life in them. As the season approaches, another story unfolds — a story of a man who was buried and came out of hiding, separating himself from the impostors by bringing new life to the world. This is the story of the gospel, a word that means, “good news.” Let’s allow the apostle Paul to explain what we mean:
When your loved one needs to find options for senior care, where should you turn? Anita T. of Bethlehem was in that situation. Her mom, Ruth, needed to find a community where she could live independently, but with help available if needed and within a budget that was comfortable for her. Anita called Mary Ann Pickell, a Certified Senior Advisor with CarePatrol of the Lehigh Valley and Upper Bucks. Mary Ann met with Anita to discuss the senior care needs Anita’s mom required as well as her health concerns.
When faced with the nearing inevitability of shuffling off this mortal coil, our thoughts pace back-and-forth between the past and the future, often pausing in the present for a reality check. We wonder if we did all the things we “shoulda woulda coulda.” Will we empty our bucket list before we kick the bucket? Is it time to stop nursing grudges and let them die? How will I manage the pain I feel or get around the house or hospital room? What, if anything, lies beyond in the Great Beyond, and am I prepared? Why aren’t hearses equipped to pull U-Hauls?
The key to living life well is living in an environment where everything is in place to make that happen for you. Here are 5 reasons why people who live in Life Plan Communities live longer, healthier and more vibrantly than people who don’t…
1. Life Plan Communities build environments that are rich in physical resources (such as walking trails, fitness centers, pools, game rooms, pubs, lounges, craft rooms, etc.). Residential settings with resources that promote every day physical activity are important to aging well.
- I'm so old that:
I have dialed a rotary phone that did not have an answering machine, recorded a song that I love off a transistor radio onto a tape recorder, watched a black and white TV (with less than 10 channels) that had foil on the rabbit ear antennas, taken a long walk without counting the steps, and eaten food that I didn't take pictures of.
- I thought getting older would take longer.
Lehigh Valley Auto Show
March 19-22, Stabler Arena - Lehigh University, 124 Goodman Dr., Bethlehem 10AM-9PM $10 for adults; $7 for seniors (55+) children 6-14; $25 family four-pack. The Lehigh Valley Auto Show is held from March 19 - 22. From Thursday through Saturday, hours are 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. On Sunday, the show is open from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Ticket prices are $10 for adults, $7 for senior citizens (ages 55+) and children (ages 6-14), and $25 for a family four-pack. Children under five receive free admission. Tickets can be purchased in person or online - glvada.org.