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Senior Council in Lehigh Valley changes name

Published: May 25, 2017 | Last modified: May 25, 2017
The Lehigh Valley Senior Services Council has obtained a non-profit status and have changed our name to is now OneCall Senior Services! About OneCall Senior Services: We can offer our expertise to you in areas of: Estate planning, wills, trusts and power of attorneys by an Elde...

Can Mom or Dad Drive Safely with Dementia

Published: Nov 26, 2016 | Last modified: May 24, 2017
For a person with dementia, driving becomes increasingly dangerous due to slowed reaction times (https://nihseniorhealth.gov/olderdrivers/howhealthaffectsdriving/01.html) and loss of alertness. How do you know when it's time for Mom or Dad to be behind the wheel? Here are five things to loo...

Loneliness May Be an Indicator of Alzheimer's

Published: Dec 21, 2016 | Last modified: Dec 21, 2016
A recent study conducted at Brigham and Women's Hospital concluded that loneliness may be a very early sign of Alzheimer's. Otherwise cognitively healthy people who report feelings of loneliness have higher levels of the Alzheimer's protein amyloid-beta in the brain - a discovery that was...

3 Reasons Winter is a Good Time to Buy a Home

Published: Dec 15, 2016 | Last modified: Dec 15, 2016
Don't give up on buying a home while winter is upon us. In fact, December through February may be better for buyers than the busy season in spring and summer. Here are three reasons: Fewer properties are typically available during the winter, as sellers and buyers aim to complete transa...

5 Tips for Estate Planning with Alzheimer's Disease

Published: Dec 13, 2016 | Last modified: Dec 13, 2016
Alzheimer's disease requires a different kind of planning, not only for health and personal care, but also for estate planning. Here are 5 things to consider in estate planning for someone with Alzheimer's: Make sure your name, birthday and social security number are all the same on a...

5 Things Your Life Insurance Company Won't Tell You

Published: Dec 8, 2016 | Last modified: Dec 8, 2016
A life insurance policy can be the difference between financial security and disaster for families whose primary bread-winner passes away unexpectedly. A significant loss of income can leave uninsured families struggling to pay bills, including final expenses. This is particularly serious...

Financial Planning Must Do's for the End of the Year

Published: Nov 30, 2016 | Last modified: Nov 30, 2016
The end of the calendar year is a good time to tidy up your financial and tax planning for 2016. Here are some tips for maximizing your money and make susre you are ready for the new year. Schedule a meeting with your financial planner or accountant. Donate to charity by December ...

Add Brain-Boosting Pecans to Your Diet

Published: Nov 27, 2016 | Last modified: Nov 27, 2016
With the Thanksgiving meal behind you, you may have a taste for something cool and refreshing, lean and nutritious. Dig into this amazing pecan salad with grapefruit vinaigrette -- no boring salad. It appeals to all the senses: beautiful to look at, delicious to taste, a refreshing aroma...

Communication, Not Silence, Is Golden for Men and Prostate Cancer

Published: Nov 25, 2016 | Last modified: Nov 25, 2016
For the nearly 3 million American men fighting prostate cancer, and the thousands more yet to be diagnosed, silence is not golden. Men who speak up about their disease - to their doctors, loved ones and community - can get the help they need, when they need it, and ensure their treatment ...

Enjoy More, Stress Less This Holiday Season

Published: Nov 23, 2016 | Last modified: Nov 23, 2016
Americans have a love-hate relationship with the holiday season. You may love the festive spirit and the opportunity to share time with friends and family, but dread all the work - and stress - involved in seasonal tasks, including meal preparation. However, it is possible to make it thro...
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