Salutes and Smiles

allen with mask webThis column is dedicated to all our health field workers, drug store workers, grocery workers, postal workers, truck and delivery drivers, and all people helping to keep our communities safe, alive, and supplied during this time. You are all heroes. This is a time for reflection. Families are together for a reason. I feel that this is a time for cleansing MIND AND BODY. Let us appreciate life, and honor all the souls that have passed. Please stay safe and remember to check on any elderly neighbors you have, especially if they are alone. I want to thank my wonderful neighbors who have always been very thoughtful and helpful to my husband and me.

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Things To Do With Grandkids

woman and boy sitting on dock holding fishing rod webSummer Fun is Outdoor Fun! Current conditions may have altered our normal schedules, but they also make us anxious to get outside. Here are some fun ways to gather with your grandchildren and enjoy some outdoor activities (and some indoor ones for those rainy days). You and they may even learn a thing or two, as well! Always remember to abide by health and safety recommendations.

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Live life well.

couple at pool webThe 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.

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Hopes and Wishes — Legacy Series, Part 3

woman looking up the sky and praying webWishes are spirits of outcomes that may or may not be possible. As we saw in the previous installment, “Regrets,” no amount of wishing can change the past. This does not stop us from wishing today could be different or tomorrow will be more satisfying. When I was a child, when cell phones is what Ma Bell did and iMac was a Scottish greeting, I was innocent and naïve — I believed in wishing wells and making wishes when blowing out the candles on the birthday cake.

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When the Grave Is in Grave Danger

easter cross web“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:

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CarePatrol: Safer Senior Living, Your Goal, Our Mission

CarePatrol LV profile shot webWhen 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.

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