Articles, activities for boomers & seniors
A Veterans Day concert featuring the Lehigh Valley Pops Orchestra begins at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 11 at Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown. 610-437-3700. The United Veterans of the Wars Lehigh County will hold a Veterans Day ceremony at 10 a.m. Nov. 11 at the Lehigh County Government Center, 17. S. Seventh St., Allentown.The Penn State Lehigh Valley veterans fraternity, Omega Delta Sigma, will hold a Veterans Day commemoration at 12:45 p.m. Nov. 11 in Room 135, Penn State Lehigh Valley Campus, 2809 Saucon Valley Road, Center Valley.
“I don’t want nice memories! I want my daughter!” I was talking with a coworker who had just lost her young daughter in a tragic car accident the night before. She was telling me about the last time they saw each other. When I suggested those were nice memories, she responded with those tear-stained words.
Playwright James M. Barrie wrote, “God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.” Memory is a fragile tool that allows us to relive the past and call up the ghosts of our experiences. While surrounded by the chill desolation of winter, we can short circuit our eyes and nostrils by painting on the wistful easel of memory the image of the garden of roses we tended last spring.
BooFest offers a safe place and family friendly environment for families with special needs children and adults along with organizations who provide services to those special needs to go trick or treat (at each vendor’s booth) along with interacting with the general public. This year will be our 1st annual BooFest Mascot Challenge. All Lehigh Valley Mascots are welcome 555 Union Blvd lvbg.org/boo_fest.php Oct 22 11a.m.–4:00.
One of the best parts of the Fall season is seeing our landscape change color. I do not know anyone who is not impressed by the beauty in our area as trees and bushes change from variants of green to beautiful shades of orange, yellow and other colors. Many of us jump in our vehicles and just drive around the Valley taking in the views. If you want to take a scenic cruise this fall, we have a list and description of our Valley and surrounding area.