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

EMT program for certification

Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) is offering an accelerated Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program for students to obtain their Department of Health certification.

Class will be held Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. July 1 - 31 in the George E. Moerkirk Emergency Medicine Institute (EMI) of Lehigh Valley Health Network, 2166 S. 12th St., Allentown.

Northampton County senior menus

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 by For locations, call 610-559-3245. in Social News

Wednesday, June 24: Country fried steak with country mushroom gravy, mashed potatoes, Calif. vegetable blend, wheat bread with margarine, fruit cocktail.

Thursday, June 25: Orange juice, beef barbeque on a bun, pasta salad, fresh Galia melon, Rice Krispies treat.

Friday, June 26: Cranberry juice, chicken pot pie, peas and carrots, tossed salad with French dressing, wheat bread with margarine, blushed pears.

Monday, June 29: Salisbury steak with gravy, loaded mashed potatoes, creamed corn, wheat bread with margarine, dark sweet red cherries.

Lehigh County senior menus

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 by For locations, call 610-782-3254. in Social News

Wednesday, June 24: Chicken Florentine, wild rice, green beans, mini blueberry muffin, pineapple chunks.

Thursday, June 25: Baby back beef ribs, whipped yams, roasted cauliflower, plums.

Friday, June 26: Fish Creole, au gratin potatoes, vegetable medley, fruit cocktail.

Monday, June 29: Grilled hamburger, American blend vegetables, jello, warm pear cobbler, roll.

Tuesday, June 30: Pineapple glazed ham, mashed yams, French green beans, seasonal fresh fruit whipped cream and Graham crackers, mini muffin, roll.

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.