The June meeting of The Right Informationand Direction featured a presentation by Senior Medicare Patrol volunteer Elsie Quinn.
Quinn said $60 billion is lost to Medicare fraud each year.
SMP educates senior citizens on ways to detect and prevent Medicare fraud. Quinn also distributed a packet containing the names and contact numbers of agencies who assist seniors seeking services ranging from free legal aid to avoiding telemarketers. She then outlined precautions senior citizens may employ to protect themselves from becoming fraud victims.
SeniorLIFE, an alternative to nursing care placement, was the topic of discussion at the most recent Triad meeting held in the Lehigh County Senior Citizens Center, 1633 Elm St., Allentown.
Featured speaker Ellen Lansberry shared information on SeniorLIFE, a for-profit organization providing health care and support services for elderly persons.
The meeting also provided discussion on Project Lifesaver, a national program, which establishes a safety network for locating clients who might endanger themselves by wandering.
Although meeting a con-artist, having burglars case one's home, or receiving calls from false telemarketers is sometimes unavoidable, being a crime victim may not be.
On April 8, Phil Parise, a representative of the Crime Victims Council of the Lehigh Valley, met with The Right Information and Direction members and provided information on establishing home security and personal safety as well as avoiding potential scams.
The most recent meeting of Triad, The Right Information and Direction, held Jan. 14 in the Lehigh County Senior Center, 1633 Elm St., Allentown, featured a presentation by Allentown Police Officer Andrew Fegely and his canine partner, Harley. A group of 25 to 30 attendees learned how dogs contribute to local law enforcement.
On Nov. 12, Triad (The Right Information and Direction) held its monthly meeting in the Lehigh County Senior Center, 1633 Elm St., Allentown.
Triad seeks to educate senior citizens and those who work with them about pertinent issues affecting older people on a daily basis. Triad meetings provide opportunities to access first-hand information from experts. Topics range from available community services to health care concerns. Meetings are open to the public.
Snow flies across the curving roads and groomed lawns of Resurrection Cemetery in Wescosville. Volunteers distribute wreaths among the graves. Participants in Wreaths Across America, they belong to one of 914 groups who, on the second Saturday in December, honor deceased U.S. Veterans.
On Nov. 12, TRIAD (The Right Information and Direction) held its monthly meeting in the Lehigh County Senior Center, 1633 Elm St., Allentown, recently.
TRIAD seeks to educate senior citizens and those who work with them about pertinent issues affecting older people on a daily basis. TRIAD meetings provide opportunities to access first-hand information from experts. Topics range from available community services to health care concerns. Meetings are open to the public.
TRIAD'S Oct. 8 meeting began on a somber note.
Members respectfully acknowledged the passing of Judith Leiberman, community activist and TRIAD founder. Linda Lewis opened the floor for members to share memories in celebration of Lieberman's life. Art Villafane then read the Mourner's Kaddish (a prayer for the dead) and a moment of silence was observed.
What do Gerry Haines, Lehigh Valley native and former teacher, and Michael J. Fox, Canadian actor and international celebrity, have in common? Both have been personally impacted by Parkinson's disease, and both have enlisted in the battle against it.