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Good Shepherd to survey needs of persons with disabilities

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 by The Press in Social News

Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network has engaged the Lehigh Valley Research Consortium to conduct a new online survey to identify the unmet needs of persons with disabilities in the Lehigh Valley.

The 2015 Disability Community Needs Assessment will gather input from adults with disabilities or caregivers of children and people incapable of responding for themselves.

Healthy Geezer: Be careful when using supplements

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 by FRED CICETTI in Social News

Q. I'm a geezer and I believe in herbal products because they're natural and I think you should tell your readers how wonderful they are.

I get a kick out of people who are big on "natural" and "organic." Poison ivy is natural and organic. So is cobra venom.

You have to be very careful when you use herbal health products and dietary supplements, especially if you are a senior. Always consult a doctor before taking any of these products, which I like to label "alternatives."

Healthy Geezer: 'Personality disorder,' 'pain in the neck'?

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 by FRED CICETTI in Social News

Q. A friend who uses a lot of psychobabble described a new woman in our retirement community as having a "personality disorder." I would call this woman a "pain the neck". What's the difference between a personality disorder and just a lousy personality?

People with a personality disorder are more than just pains in the neck. They have serious trouble getting along with others. They are usually rigid and unable to adapt to the changes life presents to all of us. They simply don't function well in society.


Wednesday, June 17, 2015 by The Press in Social News

House Tour June 21

The West Park Civic Association hosts its 33rd Annual House Tour, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. June 21, that includes 11 properties and visits to three buildings in Center City Allentown that have helped define the renaissance underway there.

A complimentary trolley will be provided for guests who want to tour the renovated Trifecta Building, 612 Hamilton St.; the Presidential Suite at the Renaissance Hotel, and the Strata Flats apartments.

Literary Scene: Book details effective strategy for life

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 by ERIN FERGUSON in Social News

Author Eileen Flanagan will read from and signs copies of her book, "Renewable: One Woman's Search for Simplicity, Faithfulness, and Hope," 2 p.m. June 20, Barnes & Noble, Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley, 2845 Center Valley Parkway, Center Valley.

"Renewable" has been described as an inspiring book about the challenging quest for change within society and ourselves and how people, as small and insignificant as they may think they are, really can make a difference.

Lehigh County senior menus

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 by For locations, call 610-782-3254. in Social News

Wednesday, June 17: Crab cake, mashed potatoes, diced beets, donut hole, fresh fruit.

Thursday, June 18: Sweet and sour pork, brown rice, Asian vegetables, angel food cake, strawberries.

Friday, June 19: Roast beef, macaroni and cheese, broccoli, oatmeal cookie.

Monday, June 22: Three cheese ziti with meat sauce, Mediterranean vegetables, wax beans, Jello, tropical fruit.

Tuesday, June 23: Beef Rib B Que, carrots and broccoli, warm apples, chocolate chip cookie, roll.

Lehigh Canal dinner cruises set to launch

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 by The Press in Social News

The Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor begins its series of five "Conversations on the Canal" dinner cruises and beer and wine tasting tours on the newly-renovated Josiah White II canal boat, 5:30 - 8 p.m. June 20. "The Corridor's Irish Past" is the theme for the first in the series aboard the mule-drawn Josiah White II on the Lehigh Canal in Hugh Moore Park, Easton.

Northampton County senior menus

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 by For locations, call 610-559-3245. in Social News

Thursday, June 18: Macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, Romaine salad with ranch dressing, wheat bread with margarine, ambrosia.

Friday, June 19: Closed for senior games.

Monday, June 22: Father's Day meal: BBQ pork "Hawg Wing", garlic roasted potatoes, flame roasted corn, garden blend vegetables, wheat bread with margarine, tropical fruit.

Tuesday, June 23: Baked ham, mashed sweet potatoes, country style vegetables, rye bread with margarine, applesauce.

Engagement: Lea-Clark

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 by The Press in Social News

Salisbury grad

to wed in 2016

Mr. Victor Lea of Salisbury Township and Mrs. LeeAnne Fura of Salisbury Township announce the engagement of their daughter, Regina Catherine Lea, to Robert Brian Clark, son of Robert and Kerry Clark of Salisbury Township.

The bride-elect is a 2005 graduate of Salisbury High School.

She is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Trinity College, Hartford, Conn., where she majored in American studies.

She received a master of science degree from Johns Hopkins University and is a Teach For America alumna.