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Health & Aging

6 Best Senior-Friendly Ways to Travel in Allentown, PA

By: Emily Shoemake
January 16th, 2019

Moving to a new city can be an experience that’s both exciting and a little uncomfortable, especially for seniors. If you’ve recently moved to a senior living community, you may have had to leave a familiar area behind for an unfamiliar place. Finding new ways to navigate your surroundings can be a challenge, but if you have moved to an area like Allentown, PA, you can find a number of senior-friendly travel options.

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Reflections & Leadership

Reflections on Leadership- Happy New Year

By: Steve Proctor
January 10th, 2019

“Happy New Year!” is the standard greeting that is exchanged in the first few days of January. We all wish the best for our friends and family in the months ahead – that they will experience happiness and good health.

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Miscellaneous

The SMARTer Way to Make New Year's Resolutions

By: Emily Shoemake
January 3rd, 2019

Each year, millions of people vow to better themselves in the new year—whether it's setting new fitness goals, taming the bulge, quitting smoking, or living a stress-free life. Unfortunately, while we all mean well, 88% of all new year resolutions end in failure. If you are amongst the millions of those falling into this category, it's time to think twice, plan better, and make smarter goals for yourself. Why do 88% of all resolutions end in failure? Most people start the year with aspirations that aren't necessarily realistic. Losing weight, quitting smoking and living a stress-free life all at the same time is not a realistic goal for most. Even those goals individually can be very difficult to attain. The best way to ensure that you are able to meet the goals you set for yourself is to make them SMART.

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Miscellaneous

15 Celebrities You Won't Believe Are Turning 65 in 2019

By: Emily Shoemake
December 27th, 2018

As time goes on the face of aging is continuously evolving. A hundred years ago a 65-year-old would be considered elderly. Today, a 65-year-old may live the same vibrant life that a 40-year-old does. As technology and healthcare advance, so does the length of quality of life. As an example of this, here are 15 celebrities turning 65 in 2019 that are still living vibrant and active lifestyles! 1. Jackie Chan- April 7, 1954 Jackie Chan is a martial artist, actor, film director, producer, stuntman and singer. Chan is most famous for his appearances in The Karate Kid, The Spy Next Door, Rush Hour, and most recently, The Foreigner.

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Miscellaneous

Christmas Traditions Around the World

By: Emily Shoemake
December 20th, 2018

Christmas is celebrated in various ways throughout the United States— every family has unique traditions they follow each year.

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Reflections & Leadership

Reflections on Leadership: Search for Humility

By: Steve Proctor
December 13th, 2018

Of all of the virtues associated with leadership, humility is the most underappreciated. Books are written about courageous leaders throughout history. Great intellect is cited as essential for visionary leadership in uncertain times. Honesty and integrity, both fundamental to effective leadership, take center stage whenever there is an ethical collapse in the corporate, religious, and governmental arenas. Creativity and innovation are both exciting leadership characteristics that are highly desired. Stories of compassionate and sensitive leaders warm our hearts. 

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