Friday, August 18, 2017


Wednesday, August 16, 2017

There are very few things more delicious than tomatoes in season. Sure you can buy them year-round, but these imports tend to be mealy and flavorless, so why bother? Tomato Mozzarella and Basil Tart is a celebration of the tomato at the peak of its perfection, namely right now.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

A workshop for caregivers for Alzheimer’s/dementia and general memory loss will take place from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Heritage Hills Senior Living. Breakfast will be courtesy of Heritage Hills.

Jeff Dauber from the Alzheimer’s Association and a representative from the Heritage Hill Memory Loss Unit will be teaching best practices on speaking and how to communicate with a loved one in different stages of memory loss, whether they are in an assisted living facility or still living at home.

If interested in attending, call Rachael or Toni at Heritage Hills 570-215-3173

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Blue Mountain Hospital & Arden Courts Memory Care Community will co-sponsor a Lunch & Learn Seminar on Senior Bullying from noon to 2 p.m. Aug. 23 at the Bowmanstown Medical Plaza at 512 Bank St. in Bowmanstown.

The guest speaker will be Janene M. Holter, a senior supervisory special agent from the Bureau of Special Investigations at the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Some good ground beef, preferably not too lean (when making burgers, fat is our friend), and a generous sprinkling of salt and pepper is all you need to make a fine burger most days. But other days, you might want a burger with a bit more zing.

Shallots, mustard, chili sauce, hot sauce — just a bit of these ingredients turn plain burgers into “can I get this recipe?” burgers. If you are looking for more heat, just increase the amount of dry mustard and/or chili powder.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

St. Luke’s Miners Campus in Coaldale is sponsoring a series of continuing education sessions on a variety of health topics. Sessions will be held from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. the third Friday of each month. To reserve a seat, as seating is limited, call 570-645-8157.

Upcoming sessions include:

Aug. 18: Diabetes awareness;

Sept. 15: To flu or not to flu;

Oct. 20: National Physical Therapy Month, physical therapy and public awareness;

Nov. 17: Foot health care awareness;

Dec. 15: What is A-fib all about?

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

We asked people on social media what they’re doing to take better care of themselves as they get older. This is what they had to say:

Irene Walker

“I hit 40 and I had a 5- and a 3-year-old. I was sort of active prior to kids, but really put myself on the back burner when the kiddos came along. After #2, I noticed that I didn’t bounce back as quickly.

I was tired, eating crap, feeling like crap. It has never been about losing weight or being thin. A mom in a birth group for #2 became a Beachbody coach, and I started there.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017
April Treible of Lehighton holds a photo of herself before she lost 30 pounds. KAREN CIMMS/TIMES NEWS There should be a photo of April standing outside holding a “before” photo of herself, and one of all her ribbons, which isn’t really necessary....

According to the Oxford English Dictionary and the U.S. Census, you’re considered middle aged if you are between 45 and 65.

For those of you in your 50s and 60s doing a happy dance right now, think for a minute. Taken literally, those numbers would mean you might live to be 130.


But if you do live to be a ripe old age, wouldn’t you want to look and feel your best?

Even if you’ve spent much of your adult life glued to your couch, it’s never too late to take steps to improve your health and fitness.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

St. Luke’s University Health Network is hosting a diabetes support group at its new facility in Lehighton from 6 to 7 p.m. Aug. 16, at the Lehighton Medical Center, 575 S. Ninth St., Lehighton.

The group is designed to help patients dealing with diabetes, as well as family and friends. Participants will learn about the causes and effects of the disease; ideas to increase self-help, problem solving and prevention measures; and provide encouragement.

Monday, August 14, 2017
Save on back-to-school spending

Back-to-school spending is likely to cost you more this year than in years past.

According to the National Retail Foundation, parents are expected to spend about $83.6 billion this year to send their kids back to school, which is an increase of 10 percent from last year.

“Back-to-school season puts a lot of strain on families, and spending keeps going up every year,” said Mike Sullivan, a personal finance consultant with Take Charge America, a national nonprofit credit counseling and debt management counseling agency.

Monday, August 14, 2017

The Panther Valley Class of 1977 will be holding a gathering at the Mansion House in Summit Hill on Aug. 25. Classmates are invited to attend and celebrate 40 years, while listening to classmates Vince and Christie sing.

Reservations not necessary, but appreciated.

Call Nancy Watto Kerestus at 570-778-2664 or Rick Morgans at 570-778-2492 for more information.