Personal Care Home, Assisted Living, Memory Care: Understanding the Differences

assisted livingPersonal Care Homes(PCH)
These are residences that provide shelter, meals, supervision and assistance with personal care tasks, typically for older people, or people with physical, behavioral health, or cognitive disabilities who are unable to care for themselves, but do not need nursing home or medical care.

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Music Brings People Together Through All Seasons

smilinwalt webSummer is music season in the Lehigh Valley, with a huge variety of concerts and festivals that attract people from hundreds, even thousands of miles away. Each event allows people to share a common passion, some good fellowship, and food and drink.

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The Back Story May-June 2017

Bob Zentz Country Store webQ & A with Bob Zentz, President & CEO of Fellowship Community
Bob is the chief executive for the continuing care retirement community Fellowship Community in Whitehall. Despite being a resident at the community, on the doorstep of his 80th birthday and beating cancer for the fourth time (he just had 35% of his liver removed), his golden years are jammed with work, volunteer activities and time with family.

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Navigating the Transition

senior moving webWhen it’s time to move to a senior living community, there are a lot of emotions involved. This can be a difficult change in a senior’s life, and the lives of their family members. Adult children may be nervous about suggesting the move to their parents, and senior parents may feel they don’t need to move, or they may think it’s a hassle.

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Things to Do with Grandkids: July-August 2017

apollo farms webApollo Farms
At Apollo Farms you’ll learn the basics about horse care while un-mounted. You’ll learn the equipment and how to tack up. Each ride starts out in a fenced-in arena. For the timid the ring is often a comfortable alternative. For those who would like to go out on the trail, a guide rides with you to ensure your safety and enjoyment.

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Your Local Funeral Home

StephensFuneralHomeApril2017 webIn 1941 Stanley S. Stephens, Sr. first invited his family, friends and neighbors into his home for funerals, providing the space and service to help them navigate some of life’s most challenging moments.
In 2015 the Stephens Funeral Home family relocated to 274 North Krocks Rd, Allentown to better service the community; yet maintain the tradition, compassion and service that has made the family’s funeral home your family’s home for funerals.

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