Articles, activities for boomers & seniors
The Lehigh Valley ranks high on quality of life issues for both young families and seniors, but one gripe persists – transportation. Whether it is public transport, ride sharing programs or even mobile phone apps like Uber, transportation consistently falls well short of demand. Recently, a new option has emerged for families who care for seniors living at home -- PA Transportation Services.
Big Band and Swing Music
Big band music is simply music played by a big band, which is typically an ensemble of a dozen or more musicians with the melody carried by woodwinds (sax, clarinet) and brass (trumpet, trombone), a piano and a rhythm section of bass and drums.
Swing is a form of jazz with a heavy emphasis on danceable rhythms. By the late 30’s/early 40’s it had become the dominant style of Western popular music.
Ah, it’s finally spring! According to Lord Tennyson, “In the Spring a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love.” For some women, their thoughts heavily turn to spring cleaning and flowing Honey-do lists.
Wouldn’t it be nice if there were a way to clean the house just one time and have it remain clean forever? Don’t get excited; I don’t have such a solution. I do, however, have a solution to a problem that is far more important, and that will last forever.
Seniors, who want to remain home yet enjoy the care and programming found in adult day services, will love Devi. Devi Adult Day Services is a licensed, affordable community based center for seniors who can benefit from time spent out of their homes. There, they can safely mingle with other seniors to form friendships and participate in therapeutic exercises to keep their minds and bodies sharp.
Maxim Healthcare Services has been approved as a home healthcare provider for the Division of Coal Mine Workers' Compensation, or Federal Black Lung Program, within the Department of Labor (DOL) Office of Workers Compensation Programs (OWCP).
How do most families manage a senior who has dementia?
These scenarios vary based on the family structure and the progression of the disease. An
individual who has early-stage dementia and lives with a relatively healthy spouse or other family member willing to be a caregiver, can remain at home for as long as it is possible for the individual to be safe. Those with dementia need round-the-clock care, and caregiving is a very difficult task. Many caregivers supplement caregiving duties and receive respite care by rotating duties with other family members or contracting with home care services. Often at some point, the caregiving responsibilities become too overwhelming for the caregiver, and the individual with dementia will move into a memory care community.