Memory Care Communities in the Lehigh Valley

SacredHeart big webHow 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.

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Clear the Clutter: How to Get Motivated and Finish the Task

clutter01 webIf you’ve lived in the same home for many years, you most likely have accumulated a lot of stuff: clothes, kitchen gadgets, files, shoes, picture frames, books, flower pots, tools…

The list can go on and on. You may be an empty-nester, possibly retired, and you no longer need the four-bedroom, three-bath house any more. You don’t need the Barbie bikes, soccer balls and the dozen yard rakes that are in the storage shed. But there’s a lot of work to do before you can put a for-sale sign in the front yard.

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A Stranger in a Manger

christmas manger webStudies show that the time of year that produces the most babies is summer, with August leading the way. I’m no expert, but I disagree with them. I believe the most prolific time for babies is the Christmas season. Babies appear everywhere: stores, malls, plazas, family rooms, schools, bars — you name it. They range from life-size to miniature, paper to plastic to cloth to ceramic, incandescent to inflatable. Some of these babies are brand-new, while some are hundreds of years old. All of them have the same parents, the same bed, and the same name.

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Getting to Know Dean Martin

martin dean webOne of the most popular and enduring American entertainers of the mid-20th century, Martin was nicknamed “The King of Cool” for his seemingly effortless charisma and self-assurance. Martin was born Dino Paul Crocetti on June 7, 1917, in Steubenville, Ohio. Dean started his singing career with local bands eventually changing his name to Dean Martin.

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Things to Do with Grandkids Spring 2019

Mystical Treatsss CafeMystical Treatsss Cafe
A combination of contagious energy and laughter; the two are creating a small-themed gathering place, and a fun relaxed atmosphere in the Lehigh Valley. Need a fun gift? Treatsss has it! Need to have an event without the mess? Treatsss can do it! Want yummy hot chocolate to warm up in the colder months? Treatsss has it! Mystical Treatsss features fantasy fun, nitrogen ice cream, food, baked goods and a cold brew coffee bar! Warm up with hot cocoa, soup or a sandwich, cool down with incredible liquid nitrogen ice cream. mysticaltreatsss.com, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 484-851-3700, 1310 Main St., Hellertown, PA.

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Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center Community Programs - Winter 2019

owl bird watch webJacobsburg Annual Winter Bird Count
Saturday, January 12, 8:00am to 4:00pm. Join us as we spend the day counting birds at Jacobsburg and other places within a 5-mile radius of the Visitor Center. Participants should dress for the weather and bring binoculars, warm beverages and a lunch. Van transportation available for all day participants. Participants must drive their own vehicle if they have to leave early. Registration is required.

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