March For Meals Raises Awareness, Funds, And

April 2015 • Vol. 15 • Issue 04 • www.BerksEncore.org
For information on advertising in berksencore news please contact 610-374-3195, ext. 227.
Inside This Issue...
Agency Happenings ..... pgs 2~4
Berks Encore Programs ...... pg 10
Center News ..............pgs 11, 14
Combat Veteran Remembers .. pg 21
Law and Order...............pgs 6&7
On-Going Activities....pgs 12~13
Your Community ......pgs 16~23
Your Health ...................pgs 8&9
Your Money ...................pgs 2&3
March For Meals Raises
Awareness, Funds,
And Support!
Board Spotlight ................. pg 5
Hilltoppers
Install Officers .................pg 17
Anniversaries ..................pg 23
Allison Baver, Olympic Bronze Medalist, Short Track Speed Skating, was among
many supporters to send us her selfie via social media during March for Meals.
Throughout the month of March, Berks
Encore participated in the March for Meals
campaign, bringing together all facets of our
community—from business owners to government officials, from seniors to a dedicated
and growing group of volunteers—to build
support for Berks Encore’s fight against senior
hunger and its Meals on Wheels program.
The month was marked by a variety of
promotions to raise awareness and support.
Thanks to the many fans and supporters who
took took selfies (self-portrait photographs
usually taken via a mobile device) to show
their support for the March for Meals Cause!
Special thanks as well to the L.O.V.E. Team
of West Reading, a group of West Reading
merchants merchants who partnered with
Berks Encore to sell bags of coupons to benefit the Meals on Wheels Program. Finally,
March 18’s Celebrity Day reminded us of
the amazing community we
have in Berks County—and
the tremendous role that the
Meals on Wheels program
plays in keeping our community healthy.
Visit our Facebook page for
photos of events, supporters,
and more from the March for
Meals campaign.
Stay Tuned!
Berks Encore Board Members Carolyn Kreider (Precision Medical) and Maria
Lazo Gonzalez (Godiva) lend a hand in the kitchen on Celebrity Day.
We’ll be making a special
announcement about our
2014 Share the Love campaign
in the May issue.
2
YOUR MONEY
What Widows Want And Need…
But Don’t Always Get
By Paul L. Marrella, J. D., CFP®, CLTC
Marrella Financial Group, LLC - Independent Firm - 1250 Broadcasting Rd. Suite 102 - Wyomissing, PA 19610 - (610) 655-9700 Securities offered through Raymond James Financial Services, Inc., Member FINRA/SIPC
While this article is geared toward widows, most of my
recommendations will also be useful for married women, divorcees,
or those concerned about their financial independence.
Financial challenges are very common for women, which
makes me wonder why they are so underserved. While doing my research, I was surprised to find that many women are
treated poorly by financial professionals. A Boston Consulting
Group Study discussed the condescending attitude and the lack
of advice given to women. Maybe that’s why 70 percent leave
their advisors once widowed. The study also noted this was peculiar considering that women are willing to accept advice and
have the potential to be great clients for advisors.
Women are a major force in the financial world. According to an article in Investment News, “10 Essential Financial
Facts About Women,” women are sole heads of 32 percent of
U.S. households and control $14 trillion of personal wealth
assets in the U.S. By the year 2020, they are expected to control
about $22 trillion. Why, then, are they failing to get sound,
professional advice? The answer lies in not understanding what
women want and need.
First, women need a trusted advisor, PLUS:
• Someone who will be empathetic and competent; not a salesperson.
• To understand what needs to be done and “why.”
• To be able to ask the right questions.
• A long-term relationship with her advisor, not short-term fixes if her husband
dies or they divorce.
• Ongoing, competent advice from an advisor who listens.
In my opinion, age is not a factor. A woman can be young
and single, middle-aged and facing a divorce, or dealing with
the death of a partner or spouse. In any case, women need an
Advocate—one who can weed through the Wall Street jargon
and provide solutions they understand. Advocates help clients
make sound financial decisions to positively impact their and
their family’s future. Essentially, women (especially widows or
divorcees) need a personal “Chief Financial Officer.”
OUR MISSION
Reaching financial independence requires considerable
planning which may be challenging for women who were
not the financial decision-maker Paul L. Marrella, J. D., CFP®, CLTC
in the family. If her investmenthandling spouse passes, it creates difficulty for her. This is because women are twice as likely to survive their husbands based
on a 2009 U.S. Census Bureau report.
These are sobering statistics and may give women, at any
stage in their lives, a reason to think about financial independence. Don’t wait until you are faced with a personal challenge
and have nowhere to turn.
Hear Paul Marrella speak on this topic on April 9 at a
Berks Encore @ Nite session. For details, visit page 10.
1“Leveling the Playing Field: Upgrading the Wealth Management
Experience for Women”, The Boston Consulting Group, Peter Damisch,
Monish Kumar, Anna Zakrzewski & Natalia Zhinlinskaya, July 2010
2http://www.investmentnews.com/section/
specialreport/20120406/WOM
3Marital Events of Americans: 2009; U.S. Census Bureau; August, 2011
The primary contact for aging issues and services
Home & Community Based Services
Senior Living Options
Adult Daily Living Centers
Senior Centers
Meals on Wheels
Ombudsman
Protective Services
Foster Grandparent Program
Information & Resources
Family Caregiver Support Program
Transportation to Medical Appointments
Call 610-478-6500
For additional information about programs & services
County Services Center 8th Floor — 633 Court Street — Reading, PA 19601
berksencore news is published monthly by berksencore
berksencore news • APRIL 2015
40 N. 9th Street, Reading, PA 19601 • Phone 610-374-3195
Chairperson, Board of Directors Carl W. Staples
President LuAnn Oatman
Editor Melissah Jablonski • Assistant Editor Sarah Hunter-Lascoskie
2014 Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees Outstanding Media Recognition Award Recipient
Printed by the Reading Eagle Company
The mission of berksencore
is to engage the community
to enable older adults to
achieve a better quality of life
by providing a comprehensive
program of services, referrals,
education and advocacy.
berksencore news Advertising Policy:
1. All ads submitted to berksencore news for publication will be reviewed by staff for suitability. If there is a question concerning the content of any
proposed advertisement, berksencore marketing person will contact the advertiser to see if any adjustments can be made.
2. berksencore reserves the right to refuse any advertisement deemed inappropriate for berksencore news.
3. The publication of any advertisement in berksencore news does not imply endorsement of that product, service or company/organization supplying
their product/service by berksencore.
Edward J. Kuhn • Michael R. Kuhn
We hope you’ll consider including a gift to Berks Encore in
your will or living trust. Called a charitable bequest, this type of
gift offers these main benefits:
• Simplicity. Just a few sentences in your will or trust are all that is needed.
The specific legal bequest language for Berks Encore is: “I, [name], of [city,
state, ZIP], give, devise and bequeath to Berks Encore, [written amount or
percentage of the estate or description of property] for its unrestricted use and
purpose.”
If you’re interested in restricting a bequest, please contact
Melissah Jablonski at 610-374-3195, ext. 223.
• Flexibility. Because you are not actually making a gift until after your lifetime,
you can change your mind at any time.
• Versatility. You can structure the bequest to leave a specific item or amount
of money, make the gift contingent on certain events, or leave a percentage of
your estate to us.
• Tax Relief. If your estate is subject to estate tax, your gift is entitled to an
estate tax charitable deduction for the gift’s full value.
YOUR MONEY
Where passionate service
is the standard.
3
One
Funeral
Home
One
Focus
A Gift in Your Will:
Getting Started
This information is provided by Everence Charitable Services. For more information or to
speak with a Charitable Services Representative, please call (717) 653-6662.
610.374.5440 • 739 Penn Ave., West Reading
Watch Us On BCTV! – Applauding Life After 50— Second Friday of the
Month - Live at 10:30 a.m. Replay: Sat., 9:30 p.m.; Sun., 10:30 a.m.;
Tue., 1:30 p.m. This Month: GARDENING.
Opportunities to Give
Tax deductible donations
can be made to Berks Encore,
located at
40 N 9th Street, Reading, PA 19601
(610) 374-3195
The official registration and financial information of Berks Encore may be
obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free
(800) 732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.
Yes, I/We want to help Berks Encore continue to provide
services for older adults in Berks County.
Enclosed please find my tax deductible gift in the amount of:
E
R$100
R
R$75
R$50
R$25
ROther __________
Name
________________________________________________________
N
Address
______________________________________________________
A
City,
C State, Zip _________________________________________________
Email
________________________________________________________
E
In
I Memory/Honor of (please circle): ____________________________________
Please
acknowledge my gift to: ___________________________________
P
Address ______________________________________________________
City, State, Zip _________________________________________________
RI would like my gift to remain anonymous
RI am interested in learning more about bequests
RBerks Encore is already in my will
Thank You!
BEN0415
berksencore news • APRIL 2015
Berks Encore relies
on community
contributions
to fund our
comprehensive
program of
services, referrals,
education and
advocacy. Donate
today to ensure
that Berks
Encore’s services
are available
tomorrow.
4
AGNECY HAPPENINGS
Medicare Mondays
Are you turning 65 in 2015? Register for Medicare Mondays! Come and learn
the basics of Medicare, how to enroll, how you can supplement your Medicare
benefits, what Medicare coverage will cost and what financial assistance is
available. To register, please call (610) 374-3195, x208. All sessions begin at
6:30 p.m. starting in 2015.
• April 27 – Reading Hospital for Post-Acute Rehabilitation
2802 Papermill Road, Wyomissing
• June 22 – Keystone Villa Douglassville
1180 Benjamin Franklin Highway, Douglassville
APPRISE is a free health insurance counseling program for Pennsylvanians with
Medicare. Berks Encore counselors are available to help you understand your
Medicare benefits.
Your Family Eye Care Specialists
Peter C. Campanella, M.D.
Comprehensive Ophthalmology
Cataract Extraction with
ReSTOR & Toric Implants
LASIK Refractive Surgery
Glaucoma Laser Treatment
Upper Lid Blepharoplasty
Bradley L. Loeb, O.D.
Comprehensive Optometry
Contact Lens Specialist
TM
Lee A. Klombers, M.D.
COMPUTER SERVICES & REPAIR
I
IR
On-Site & In-Shop Services
ervices
HIS AD
ION T
Virus Removal
MENT
Repair & Upgrades
is
iagnos
uter D
Comp $55 Valur; in-eshop only.
Business/Home
e compute
er offer.
Valid for on ined with any oth
Networking
comb
Cannot be
• Computer Training
•
•
•
•
FREE
840 North Park Road, Wyomissing,
missing PA
PA
(610) 816-5387 • www.pcninja.us
Pediatric Ophthalmology
Adult Strabismus
Neuro-Ophthalmology
Lucy J. Cairns, M.D.
Comprehensive Ophthalmology
Low Vision Specialist
Diabetic Eye Disease Management
Glaucoma Diagnosis & Treatment
3855 PENN AVE., SINKING SPRING
Phone 610.678.4552 • Fax 610.678.7007
www.cameyecare.com
HOME IS WHEREVER YOU ARE
FREE
ESTIMATES
Upstairs. Downstairs.
Reliable, Compassionate
In-Home Care Services.
Count on Assured Assistance.
berksencore news • APRIL 2015
An Assured Assistance professional caregiver is someone
you can count on for the help you need. When you need
it. Let us help you stay in the comfort of your own home.
Call 610-796-4737.
Anytime you want.
Be safe and maintain your independence with an indoor
or outdoor stair lift from Paramount Living Aids. Never
struggle or worry about stairs again. Expertly installed by
local craftsman. Serving Berks County for 16 years, locally
owned and operated.
28 East Lancaster Avenue, Shillington, PA 19607
Senior Care | Housekeeping | Transportation | Laundry Services |
Meal Preparation | Personal Hygiene | Shopping/Groceries | Errand Services |
Companionship | 24/7 Coverage | And more...
Stair Lifts | Vehicle Lifts | Porch Lifts | Ramps
Motorized chairs and scooters | Full line of independent living aids
Locally owned and operated | Fully insured and bonded | Equal Opportunity Employer & Provider
610-796-4737 | www.assuredassistance.com
1-800-886-6364 | www.paramountlivingaids.com
5
BOARD SPOTLIGHT:
BE
R
Mary Kargbo
K
S
C
Y
NT
U
O
Mary Kargbo had a simple
yet important reason to
become part of Berks Encore’s
Board. “I am very interested
in the wellbeing of the community, which includes elderly
services,” she says. Mary joined
Berks Encore’s board in 2013,
and has enjoyed learning about
the variety of services provided
S
S AFFAIR
N
A
R
E
VET Veterans and
your surviving spouse,
may qualify for a federal
government monthly pension if you
served in the military during wartime,
can demonstrate low income, limited net
worth, and be at least 65 years old.
There are also significant burial benefits for
your spouse to honor your military service. You both
may qualify for additional financial assistance if you are
housebound or receive support from another person.
TO LEARN MORE — CALL US TODAY…
726 Cherry Street, Reading, PA 19602
610-378-5601 • [email protected]
by Berks Encore. “I am always amazed to learn what Berks Encore does for the community,” she explains, noting that “it has
been invaluable to hear about Berks Encore programs and work
with staff that is very committed to delivering effective services
to the community’s elderly population.”
Mary is uniquely attuned to the health and wellbeing of Berks
County. She is the first CEO of Berks Community Health Center (BCHC), which opened in June 2012. BCHC provides preventative, primary care to patients regardless of their payment
structure. In the coming year, Mary hopes that Berks Encore and
BCHC can work together, “as we continue to provide comprehensive services for the community.” Continuing her community health focus, she also serves on the Pennsylvania Association
of Community Health Center’s board, The Health Federation
of Philadelphia’s Board, and Reading Area Community college
Trustees, in addition to serving on the Berks County Task Force
on Oral Health and the Berks County Teen Pregnancy Prevention Collective Impact.
Mary currently resides in Exeter, but was born in Malawi
in Southeastern Africa. She traveled to England at age 18 to
become a nurse and midwife. She arrived Stateside in 1979 and
attended Syracuse University, earning a BSN and MS. She and
her husband, Dr. Sam Kargbo, have four grown children.
BOARD SPOTLIGHT
Mary Kargbo
LEADING THE WAY I N
A SSISTED L IVING ...
COLUMBIA C OTTAGE!
Berks ONLY Licensed Assisted Living!
OVERNIGHT TOURS 800-451-6700
Historic Boston, MA ~ May 23-25 ...............................................................................$613
Maine’s Charming Villages, Ogunquit & Kennebunkport ~
GIRLFRIENDS ONLY! ~ May 29-31 ............................................................ $598
Newport Flower Show ~ June 17-19.......................................................................... $550
Maine Train Tour ~ June 22-26.................................................................................. $869
Foxwoods Casino, CT ~ June 27-28.............................................................................$267
Mystic Country, CT ~ June 27-28 ............................................................................... $298
Washington DC, Fireworks! ~ July 3-5 ...................................................................... $482
Nova Scotia ~ August 2-9......................................................................................... $2446
Saratoga & Lake George, NY ~ August 5-7................................................................. $TBA
Niagara Falls, NY ~ August 19-21 .............................................................................. $529
Dunes Manor, Ocean City, MD Ocean Front Balcony Rooms ~ Sept. 7-10................. $422
ONE DAY TOURS
3121 State Hill Rd
Wyomissing
610-927-0310
www.columbiacottages.com
BUSES TO Atlantic City – SUNDAY/ MONDAY/ WEDNESDAY / THURSDAY
PA CASINOS ON MONDAYS, TUESDAYS & WEDNESDAYS
CALL US FOR A COMPLETE LISTING
berksencore news • APRIL 2015
Call Today!
NYC FREE TIME – Every Saturday & 3rd Wednesday ....................................................$52
Options at extra cost: Broadway Show
Washington DC • 2nd Sat. of every month! ..................................................................$56
March 29 – Dirty Dancing @ Academy of Music – Includes dinner ............................$174
April 10 – A Slice of Brooklyn Pizza Tour ....................................................................$133
April 21 – The Sedaka Show Tribute @ Mt. Airy Casino
Includes $20 Slot Play, Lunch & Show..........................................................$84
Baltimore Your Way - FREE TIME ~ April 26.................................................. C-$44 A-$49
Aquarium Option .......................................................................... C-$70 A-$88
May 3 – Strawberry Festival @ Peddler’s Village ..........................................................$46
May 17 – Cape May Tea Luncheon/Designer Show House .........................................$108
6
LAW AND ORDER
berksencore news • APRIL 2015
Common Driving Laws to Follow
Submitted by State Rep. Jim Cox, 129th Legislative District
We all know the importance of following the laws while
driving. However, laws change from time to time and it can be
difficult to keep up with all the new rules.
There are some basic, fundamental laws pertaining to driving
in Pennsylvania that we all should know and obey.
These laws include: “Keep Right, Pass Left,” “Steer Clear
Law,” “Headlights On, Wipers On” and “Clear Vehicles of Ice
and Snow.”
The “Keep Right, Pass Left” law requires motorists to remain
in the right lane of a road when traveling, unless actively passing another motor vehicle. The left lane is not intended to be
used as a travel lane. Motorists must move right and allow traffic
to continue to flow.
The “Steer Clear Law” requires drivers to move over or slow
down for police, emergency responders, road crews and towtruck operators while they carry out their duties. Motorists are
also encouraged to move over to allow merging traffic ample
room to adjust to highway conditions. Merging motorists are
required to yield to oncoming traffic and wait for an opportunity
to merge without inhibiting existing traffic flow.
“Headlights On, Wipers On” requires all vehicles to have
their headlights and wipers on when operating in inclement
weather. Daytime running lights are not enough to fall into
compliance with this law, and you can be ticketed for failing to
turn on actual headlights.
“Clear Vehicles of Ice and Snow” requires drivers to fully clear
their vehicles of ice and snow before hitting the roadways, including the roof. If snow or ice is dislodged or falls from a moving vehicle and strikes another vehicle or pedestrian causing
death or serious bodily injury, the operator of the source vehicle
is subject to a fine of $200 to $1,000 for each offense.
Failing to abide by these laws puts motorists at risk for preventable accidents and potentially death. Make Pennsylvania’s
roadways a safer and more kind place by following the rules.
For more information on highway safety, visit www.JustDrivePA.com.
Safe driving is an important issue for Pennsylvanians of all
ages. Please follow these laws and encourage your friends and
family members to follow them as well.
Evening dances are held on the third
Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at the
Shoemakersville Fire Company.
Please note that as of February 2015
the cost is $7 per person.
APRIL 16 –
Wahl Street
MAY 21 –
The Majestics
7
You’re Invited
On Thursday evening, April 2, I will be holding a Town Hall
meeting beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the Central Berks Lions
Club, located at 2207 Main Street in Centerport. At the meeting, I will be providing the audience with an update on current
legislative issues on the agenda in the General Assembly. In
addition, I have invited a representative from the Pennsylvania
Public Utility Commission who will provide the audience with
tips on how to shop for electricity, switch suppliers and save
money. Everyone is welcome to attend
On Monday, April 20 from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m., I will be hosting an Open House in my new office suite in the Muhlenberg
Township Municipal Building, located at 210 George Street in
Muhlenberg Township, across the road from the entrance to the
Fairgrounds Mall. We will be holding our event that evening in
conjunction with Muhlenberg Township’s open house for the
new township building.
LAW AND ORDER
State Senator Judith L. Schwank, Senator – 11th District
BIRTH CERTIFICATE NEEDED FOR PASSPORT APPLICATION
To find out more,
please contact the study team at:
2760 Century Blvd.,
Wyomissing
610-375-2466
Cheryl Kuhns, LPN at x305
For
Everything
Home Care.
Whether you need
high-tech treatment or a
helping hand for a loved
one, choose Berks VNA
and Advantage Home
Care for compassionate,
complete care from the
best nurses, therapists
and caregivers around.
Rest easy.
Choose Berks VNA and
Advantage Home Care.
My staff members inform me that many visitors to my office
are filing an application to obtain a long form of their Birth Certificate, which is required when you file an application to obtain
a United States Passport. The U. S. Department of State has
made it mandatory for the full names of an applicant’s parent or
parents to be listed on all certified birth certificates presented by
passport applicants, regardless of age.
I want you to be aware that depending on the volume of requests for birth certificates, it could take several weeks for you to
obtain your birth certificate. You can submit a request to obtain
a copy through my office where my staff members are able to
expedite the processing of your application.
When you file an application for a certified copy of your birth
record you must submit a check or money order in the amount
of $20 payable to Vital Records for each birth certificate ordered. A valid government issued photo ID that verifies the
name and mailing address of the applicant must also be included
with the application.
If you are planning to travel abroad this summer the time
to start the process for obtaining a United States passport is
right now. Begin with a trip to my office at 210 George Street
in Muhlenberg Township and submit an application for a long
form certified copy of your birth record.
2015 Pennsylvania Trout Stocking Schedules and Fair Guides
are available for pick up in my office.
A Skilled and Intermediate Nursing Facility
1170 Berkshire Blvd.
Wyomissing, PA 19610 | 1.855.THE.VNAs
everythinghomecare.org
Non-profit 501(c)3, Accredited by CHAP,
United Way Agency
HOME CARE | SKILLED NURSING | HOSPICE CARE
Centrally located in beautiful Berks County within easy
access of major hospitals in Allentown and Reading
120 Trexler Ave., Kutztown, PA 195309
610-683-6220
berksencore news • APRIL 2015
UÊÓ{ʜÕÀÊ ÕÀȘ}Ê
>Ài
UÊ*…ÞÈV>Ê/…iÀ>«Þ
UÊ"VVÕ«>̈œ˜>Ê/…iÀ>«Þ
UÊ/…iÀ>«iṎVʈiÌ>ÀÞÊ-iÀۈVi
UÊ,i}ˆÃÌiÀi`Ê ÕÀÃiÃ
UÊ-«iiV…Ê/…iÀ>«Þ
UÊi`ˆV>ÀiÊ*>À̈Vˆ«>˜Ì
UÊ-«iVˆ>Ê-iÀۈViÃ
UÊ-«iVˆ>ˆâi`Ê/…iÀ>«iṎVÊV̈ۈ̈iÃ
8
YOUR HEALTH
Sinusitis: Prevent and Treat this Common Issue
The sinuses are cavities or open spaces that are part of our
nasal passages. Normally, sinuses are filled with air, but when
they become blocked and filled with fluid, bacteria and viruses
can grow and cause an infection. Conditions that can cause
sinus blockages include the common cold, allergies, nasal polyps
(small growths in the lining of the nose), or a deviated septum
(a shift in the nasal passage). The result is sinusitis, an inflammation or swelling of the tissue lining the sinuses, causing pain
in the forehead or under the eyes.
About 37 million Americans suffer from at least one episode
of sinusitis each year. Rarely contagious, acute sinusitis can
usually be treated and will go away in several days. However,
people who smoke or have numerous allergies, nasal blockages
or narrowed drainage ducts may experience recurrent or chronic
sinusitis.
Symptoms of sinusitis may include facial pain or pressure,
nasal stuffiness or discharge, loss of smell, fever, bad breath,
fatigue and dental pain. To diagnose sinusitis, your doctor will
review your symptoms and may press on your sinuses to check
for tenderness. Other diagnostic tests to assess the potential
causes of the inflammation may include a mucus culture, allergy
testing, CT scan of the sinuses or a nasal endoscopy.
If you have a simple sinus infection, your health care provider
may suggest using warm compresses or running a steamer or
vaporizer to provide warm moist air and relieve pain and pres-
For Funeral & Cremation Care
sure. Nasal sprays or decongestants may also be recommended,
but should only be used as directed and for only a few days—not
on an ongoing basis. If antibiotics are prescribed, be sure to
continue to take the medication for the full term prescribed
even if symptoms improve.
On the other hand, if polyps or a structural abnormality is
causing frequent bouts of sinusitis, the use of other medications,
steroids or surgical options should be discussed.
Information from WebMD 2015
Oakshire Apartment Homes
For Seniors
Independent Living With All The Amenities Of A Fine Resort
Accepting Applications
For Our Wait List
Enjoy A Spacious 1 Or
2 Bedroom Apartment
Home With A Private
Patio And Many Other
Features To Support An
Active Lifestyle
610-376-1716
*All Applicants Must Be
62 Years Or Older & Meet
Eligibility Guidelines*
We offer the most in
choices, options and value
Pathways of Comfort
P
C
www.BeanFuneralHomes.com
HAMPDEN HEIGHTS
N. 16th and Rockland Sts.
Robert E. Bean, Supv.
(610) 376-0985
SINKING SPRING
3825 Penn Ave.
Jacob R. Bednar, Supv.
berksencore news • APRIL 2015
(610) 376-1129
SHILLINGTON
129 E. Lancaster Ave.
Kevin M. Bean, Supv.
(610) 376-1120
EXETER TOWNSHIP
6 Fairlane Rd.
Joseph G. McCullough, Supv.
(610) 779-2800
9
MEDICARE:
Making every move a success since 1936
MOVING & STORAGE
PACKING & UNPACKING SERVICE
PACKING MATERIALS
**2 HOUR MINIMUM ON MOST MOVES**
(Exceptions —Safes & Pianos)
One piece to a houseful!
EXPERIENCED & HONEST MOVERS
Exceptional Rates
Friendly & Professional Moving Consultants
Call today for your FREE Personalized Estimate!
330 North Wyomissing Avenue
Shillington, PA 19607
(610) 777-6138
GLAUCOMA SPECIALISTS
Have questions
about Glaucoma?
Insist on the Board-Certified and Fellowship-Trained
Glaucoma Specialists at Eye Consultants of Pennsylvania
and The Glaucoma Eye Center.
New patients are always welcome. Call 610-378-1344.
The Glaucoma Eye Center
AAGELESS
H
ARMONY
S
D C
DULT
ENIOR
AY
ARE
Our low price may be partially funded by
the Pennsylvania Department of Aging, Veterans
Administration, or the Berks Countyy Offi
ffice off Aging.
g g
For Information Call 610-621-4998
Monday thru Friday 7:30 am to 5pm
Extended Hours available at West Lawn Center 6:30AM to 5:30PM
3024 Penn Ave (next to Adelphia Seafood), West Lawn
3524 Kutztown Rd., Laureldale
2710 Grant St., Mt. Penn
WYOMISSING | POTTSVILLE | POTTSTOWN | BLANDON
www.agelessharmony.com
berksencore news • APRIL 2015
Elliot B. Werner, MD
Edna Z. Mahmood, MD, FAASS
Mehul H. Nagarsheth, MD
On July 30 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed Medicare, along with Medicaid, into law. At that same bill-signing
ceremony, he presented former president Harry S. Truman with
the very first Medicare card. Medicare has a broad reach: it is
available to all Americans 65 and over, as well as younger individuals who have certain health conditions. In its first year of
operation, 19 million individuals signed up for Medicare.
It’s hard to imagine a nation in which Medicare was not
available. It’s even harder to overstate the serious issues facing
the nation’s older adults before 1965. In 1959, Life magazine ran
a four-part series on aging in America, noting that old age “is
one of the most urgent and heart-rending [issues] of our time.”
America had five times as many older Americans as there had
been at the turn of the twentieth century, with Medicare and
the Older Americans Act still years away.
In the pre-Medicare era, senior citizens often faced significant financial burdens due to health insurance: only just over
half of Americans aged 65 and over had health insurance. For
seniors, health insurance costs were often more than three times
as expensive as they were for younger individuals. And if older
Americans without health insurance became ill, they faced
another tremendous financial burden, along with families who
helped care for them.
The roots of the program came from Truman’s presidency. In
1945 Truman called for a national health insurance program.
But his push to get a bill passed was unsuccessful. In 1962 President John F. Kennedy revised Truman’s original insurance plan
and advocated for a national health insurance plan for seniors.
But again, his proposed legislation fizzled in Congress. When
Johnson took office in 1963, meeting the insurance need of
seniors was given top priority in his administration.
Fifty years later, this national insurance program reaches over
50 million people nationwide. Nearly all Americans age 65 or
older are covered. And between 2000 and 2030, the number of
Americans enrolled in Medicare is expected to double.
Join us next month, when we’ll take a look at the Older
Americans Act. Don’t forget to like us on Facebook, where we
post new pictures and stories from Berks Encore’s history every
week!
YOUR HEALTH
50 Years of Universal
Senior Coverage
10
BERKS ENCORE PROGRAMS
BERKS ENCORE @ NITE:
Celebrating Life After 50…
After Dark
Berks Encore @ Nite Series
On the second Thursday of each month, Berks Encore’s
staff presents an evening program at St. Joseph Medical
Center. The sessions begin at 6:30 p.m. and generally last
an hour. Call (610) 374-3195, x208 to register for an upcoming session.
April 9, 2015:
A Guide to Financial Security
Paul Marrella, Marrella Financial Group
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
May 14, 2015 - Understanding Your Medicare Benefits –
APPRISE Staff
June 11, 2015 - The Truth About Living Trusts –
William Blumer, CELA
July 9, 2015 - Long Term Care Options in Berks County –
Dot Hartman
August 13, 2015 - Asset Protection Planning –
William Blumer, CELA
September 10, 2015 - Caring for Your Parents –
Dr. Ann Marie Lago, Lori Smith
October 8, 2015 - Changes to Medicare 2016 –
APPRISE Staff
November 12, 2015 - What You Need to Do Under a POA –
William Blumer, CELA
A complete listing of Berks Encore @ Nite programs can be
found on our website at www.BerksEncore.org. If you are on
Facebook, you are encouraged to join the Berks Encore @ Nite
discussion.
berksencore news • APRIL 2015
New Programs
Berks Encore-Wernersville
“What is this thing called Genealogy?” free introductory class on Friday
April 10 at 1 p.m., with the four-week series on Friday, April 24 at 1 p.m.
through May 15. Presented by Carl Bloss, cost is $5 total for the four-week
series. Call 610-670-1372 to register.
Birdsboro
Line Dancing is back! Second Monday of the month, $4.
Let's get together...
If you’ve never been to Manor at Market Square, we’d like
to tell you about our affordable senior living community
and why so many seniors are choosing
Manor at Market Square as their new home!
Join us for a complimentary meal, meet new friends,
and enjoy some lively conversation!
Lunch • April 16 • 11:30am
WYOMISSING FAMILY RESTAURANT 1245 Penn Ave.,Wyomissing PA
Breakfast • April 20 • 9am
CROSSROADS FAMILY RESTAURANT 4643 Pottsville Pike, Reading PA
Breakfast • April 23 • 8:30am
CHATTY’S 3130 Pricetown Road, Fleetwood PA
Please RSVP to Krista at 610-624-1299
Evening Programs
Berks Encore-Wernersville
Table Tennis - The Wernersville Center offers table tennis on Thursday nights
from 7:30-11 p.m. Please call (610) 670-1372 for more information.
803 Penn Street
Reading, PA 19601
www.manoratms.com
610-624-1299
Every Tue: 10:00 a.m.: Blood Pressure Screenings
w/ Sue Shobe Our Community Nurse
10:15 a.m.: Zumba Gold w/ Jolene
12 noon: Tai Chi w/Jan Gymbore
2:00 p.m.: NEW Silver Sneaker Class Partnering
with Valhalla
Every Thu: 10:15 a.m.: Zumba Gold w/ Jolene
11:15 a.m.: Chair Zumba for All w/ Jolene
Bingo: Every Friday (unless otherwise noted) @ 10:30 a.m.
Pinochle: Every Wednesday @ 9:30 a.m. (unless otherwise noted)
SPECIAL EVENTS
1
6
8
9
@ 10:30 a.m.:
@ 10:30 a.m.:
@ 10:30 a.m.:
@ 10:30 a.m.:
Easter Party –w/ Triple T Entertainment
Karaoke Sing a Long –w/ Wendy
Health Fun Presentation –with Vicki from Rite Aid
Stamp It Up Spring Craft Fun –w/ Stacie
201 E. Main Street, Birdsboro
(610) 582-1603
10
13
15
16
16
20
22
23
23
24
28
29
30
Berks Encore Fleetwood Center
109 W. Vine Street, Fleetwood
(610) 944-9242
Permanent Events
Every Mon:
Every Tue:
Every Wed:
Every Thu:
10 a.m.: Sit & Get Fit Class
1 p.m.: Pinochle Club
10 a.m.: Dollar Bingo ($1)
1 p.m.: Texas Hold’Em
10 a.m.: Creative Artistry
1 p.m.: Haussie/Pinochle
10 a.m.: Pokeno (bring pennies) 1 p.m.: Zumba Gold ($3)
2:15 p.m.: Tai Chi ($5)
Every Fri:
10 a.m.: Dollar Bingo ($1)
1 p.m.: Line Dancing ($4)
FREE Fitness Room: Mon.-Fri. 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
FREE Electronic Device Assistance: Call to reserve your 1-hour session.
SPECIAL EVENTS
15
17
20
21
23
24
Berks Encore Mifflin Center
Center Manager - Kate Sweinhart
Join Our New Activity- Craft Corner
the first Wednesday of the month at 12:30 p.m.
Come to our Flea Market - April 16 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
to find some great deals: books, decorations, housewares, gently used
clothing, children’s items, movies, etc.
SPECIAL EVENTS
1
8
8
9
9
13
13
16
20
22
22
22
@ 12:30 p.m.: Craft Corner ($1)
@ 10 a.m.-12 Noon: Health Fair
@ 10 a.m.: Time for Trivia
@ 8:45 a.m.: Breakfast Club – @ Queen City
@ 10 a.m.: Sinusitis Seminar
from 10 a.m. - 12 Noon: Massages with Cathy –$10 for 15 minutes
@ 10:30 a.m.: Choose to be Happy Free Bingo
@ 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.: Flea Market
@ 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.: Volunteer Appreciation Day
@ 10 a.m.: Time for Trivia
@ 11 a.m.: Lunch Bunch – @ Paolo’s
@ 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.: APPRISE Counseling – Call 610-374-3195 x208 to
schedule an appointment
23 @ 11 a.m.: Taste Bud Treat – $1
24 @ 10 a.m. – 12 noon: Blood Pressure & Vitals Screening
Visit the On-Going Activities section in the centerfold for more program information, days and times
at our senior centers and participating locations.
berksencore news • APRIL 2015
Yoga ($20/mo.) 10:30 a.m.: Grocery Bingo ($2)
Tai Chi ($5)
1 p.m.: Card Club
Sit & Get Fit
Bowling at Berks Lanes
Berks Encore Orchestra Rehearsals
Volleyball at Alleghenyville UCC
Pilates ($20/mo.) 10:45 a.m.: Zumba ($4)
Greater Reading Encore Chorale Rehearsal
Dollar Bingo ($1)
Volleyball at Adamstown YMCA
Bowling at Berks Lanes
Line Dancing ($2)
1 p.m.: Shuffleboard ($1)
@ 10 a.m.: Bean Bag Baseball – Join in the fun!!
@ 12:30 p.m.: Lunch Bunch at 61 Diner – (RSVP)
@ 9 a.m.: APPRISE Counseling – Call 610-374-3195 to schedule an appt.
@ 10 a.m.: Grocery Bingo– ($1)
@ 9:30 a.m.: Free Blood Pressure Screenings – Courtesy of BVNA
@ 10 a.m.: Jack Pot Bingo & Happy April Birthdays w/cake– ($1)
30 Liberty Street, Shillington
(610) 777-5577
Permanent Events
Every Mon: 9:15 a.m.:
1 p.m.:
Every Tue:
11 a.m.:
12 noon:
1 p.m.:
1 p.m.:
Every Wed: 9:15 a.m.:
Every Thu:
10 a.m.:
1 p.m.:
1 p.m.:
Every Fri:
9 a.m.:
10:30 a.m.:
@ 10:30 a.m.: Bingo Fun – with the Help of Manor at Market Square
@ 10:30 a.m.: Line Dancing is back! – Come & join in the fun cost $4.00
@ 10:30 a.m.: Dynamic Fun
@ 10:00 a.m.: Serving Brunch –w/ Theresa - ****Donations
Appreciated*****
@ 9:45 a.m.: Blood Pressures Screenings – w/ Gail from BVNA
@ 10:30 a.m.: Karaoke Sing a Long – w/ Wendy
@ 10:30 a.m.: Day Trip?????? – Earth Day Fun
from 9 a.m. - 12 noon: APPRISE Counseling – Call 610-374-3195 x208
to schedule an appointment
@ 10:30 a.m.: Nutrition and Health Fun – with Martha
@ 10:30 a.m.: Bingo Fun – with our friends from Berkshire Commons
@ 10:30 a.m.: Some Extra Fun along w/ Zumba Gold – with Jolene
@ 10:30 a.m.: Health Fun – w/ Ina from Golden Living
@ 10:30 a.m.: Lunch Bunch – (Weather Depending)
CENTER NEWS
Berks Encore Birdsboro Center
Center Manager - Patricia Barker
Permanent Events
11
April Calendars
12
ON-GOING ACTIVITIES
On-Going Activities
Berks Encore offers many opportunities for seniors of all ages to enrich their lives, to nurture their talents, and to keep their minds
active. The following classes and programs, sponsored by Berks Encore, will be offered during March. Classes are one hour unless
otherwise noted. Please check dates and times, or call the Center listed for more information.
AEROBICS –
an active, energetic exercise class that
strengthens heart and lung function.
• Tuesdays @ 8:15 a.m.
Berks Encore - Strausstown
$2.00 per class
• Tuesdays @ 9:45 a.m.
Berks Encore - Wernersville
$3.00 per class
• Tuesdays from 10-11 a.m.
Fit and Fabulous with Lori
BodyZone Sports & Wellness Complex
Please call 610-376-2100, ext. 327
AQUATIC FITNESS –
a great warm-water workout.
• Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays
& Fridays @ 12:00 noon
HealthSouth - Call 610-796-6038
$5 (per session) • Registration Required
• Mondays & Wednesdays @ 5:30 p.m.
HealthSouth - Call 610-796-6038
$5 (per session) • Registration Required
• Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays
from 8:00 - 8:50 a.m.
Schumo Center - Albright College
Call 610-929-6715
• Mondays through Fridays
from 9 - 9:50 a.m.
Schumo Center - Albright College
Call 610-929-6715
ART CLUB –
Bring your own supplies and work in any media in a
comfortable and supportive environment.
• Wednesdays from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
The Goggleworks
$18 per quarter
Please call (610) 374-3195, x225
• Wednesdays from 10 a.m.
Creative Artistry
Berks Encore – Fleetwood
ARTHRITIS CLASS –
• Tuesdays & Fridays @ 1 p.m.
St. Thomas Church, Bernville
$1 (donation per class)
Please call 610-488-0374
• Tuesdays @ 10 a.m.
Schumo Center - Albright College
Please call 610-929-6715
berksencore news • APRIL 2015
ARTS AND CRAFTS –
Create craft items for sale or to take home as gifts.
• 1st & 3rd Wednesday of every month
@ 9:30 a.m.
Berks Encore – Wernersville
• Tuesdays from 9:30 – 11 a.m.
Berks Encore – Birdsboro
• Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Berks Encore – Reading
Everyone Welcome!
BILLIARDS –
• Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays
@ 12:30 p.m.
Billiards Club
Berks Encore - Reading
BINGO –
• Wednesdays & Fridays @ 12:30 p.m.
Berks Encore – Reading
3 cards for 25¢.
• Tuesdays and Fridays @ 10 a.m.
Berks Encore – Fleetwood
Cost: $1.00
• Mondays @ 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Berks Encore – Mifflin
Cost: $1.50
• Wednesdays @ 12:30 p.m.
Berks Encore – Wernersville
• Thursdays @ 11 a.m.
• Fridays @ 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Bridge
Keystone Villa at Fleetwood
• 1st, 3rd & 4th Mondays @ 12:30 p.m.
Kings in the Corner
Berks Encore – Wernersville
• 1st & 3rd Mondays from 10:30 a.m. – noon
Pinochle
St. John’s Lutheran Church, Sinking Spring
Grocery Bingo
Berks Encore – Reading
• Thursdays @ 1 p.m.
Berks Encore – Mifflin
Cost: $1.00
• Fridays @ 10:15 a.m.
Berks Encore – Birdsboro
BOARD GAMES –
• Wednesdays from 10:30 – 1 p.m.
Berks Encore – Wernersville
• Thursdays @ 9:30 a.m.
Berks Encore – Strausstown
• Last Tuesday of the Month @ 1:30 p.m.
Berks Encore – Reading
BOWLING –
join fellow active seniors for fun and exercise.
• Tuesdays @ 12 p.m.
Berks-Colonial Lanes
• Thursdays @ noon
Hiesters Lanes
• Fridays @ 9 a.m.
Berks-Colonial Lanes
CARD CLUBS –
• Every Monday @ 1 p.m.
Card Club
Berks Encore – Mifflin
• Every Monday @ 1 p.m.
Pinochle
Berks Encore – Fleetwood
• Every Tuesday @ 12:30 – 3 p.m.
Cribbage
Berks Encore – Wernersville
• Every Wednesday @ 9:30 a.m.
Pinochle
Berks Encore – Birdsboro
• Mondays @ 1 p.m.
Berks Encore – Reading
• Tuesdays @ 1 p.m.
Texas Hold-em
Berks Encore – Fleetwood
• Wednesdays @ 9:30 a.m.
Bridge
Please call 610-670-1372 to play!
Berks Encore – Wernersville
• Wednesdays from 12:30 – 3 p.m.
Haussie Cards
Berks Encore – Wernersville
• Wednesdays @ 1 p.m.
Haussie
Berks Encore – Fleetwood
• Thursdays @ 9:30 a.m.
Berks Encore – Strausstown
• Thursdays @ 10 a.m.
Pokeno
Berks Encore – Fleetwood
• Thursdays @ 12:00 noon
Pinochle
Berks Encore – Wernersville
COMPUTER CLASSES –
for Beginners
• Tuesdays and Thursdays @ 9:30 a.m.
Beginner’s Technology Class
Berks Encore - Reading
(no fee)
• Call to Register
Berks Encore - Wernersville
Taught by Conrad Weiser High School Students
Call 610-670-1372 (no fee)
HEALTHY STEPS IN MOTION –
a program designed by the PA Dept. of Aging incorporating
stretching, strength training and mild aerobics to improve
balance, strength, coordination, and endurance.
• Mondays @ 9 a.m.
Village Library, Morgantown
• Mondays @ 1 p.m.
Zion Lutheran Church, Womelsdorf
• Mondays & Thursdays @ 9 a.m.
Wyomissing Church of the Brethren,
2200 State Hill Rd, Wyomissing
• Mondays & Thursdays @ 9:30 a.m.
St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Hamburg
• Tuesdays @ 10 a.m.
Grace Alsace UCC, Kutztown Rd., Reading
• Fridays @ 10 a.m.
Advent Lutheran Church, West Lawn
LINE DANCING –
whether you are a beginner or just want
to learn the newest steps.
• Fridays @ 10:30 a.m.
Berks Encore - Mifflin
$1.00 (per class)
• Fridays @ 11:30 a.m.
Beginner Class
Berks Encore - Wernersville
$20.00 (per quarter)
• Fridays @ 1 p.m.
Berks Encore - Fleetwood
$4.00 (per class)
DANCE FITNESS –
• Mondays @ 9:15 a.m.
Flow & Tone
BodyZone Sports & Wellness Complex
Please call 610-376-2100, ext. 327
• Tuesdays @ 9 a.m.
Dance Fitness with Lily
BodyZone Sports & Wellness Complex
Please call 610-376-2100, ext. 327
• Thursdays @ 9:15 a.m.
Zumba® Gold
BodyZone Sports & Wellness Complex
Please call 610-376-2100, ext. 327
MUSCLE STRENGTHENING –
• Fridays @ 10 a.m.
Dance ‘N Sculpt
BodyZone Sports & Wellness Complex
Please call 610-376-2100, ext. 327
• Tuesdays & Fridays @ 9:45 a.m.
Fit and Fabulous
Silver Sneakers Classic
BodyZone Sports & Wellness Complex
The Gym Kutztown - Kutztown, PA
Please call 610-376-2100, ext. 327
Please Call 610-683-6465
MUSIC –
• Mondays from 9:30 – 11 a.m.
Horizon Singers
Berks Encore - Reading
• 1st & 3rd Mondays
Karaoke
Berks Encore - Birdsboro
• Tuesdays @ 1 p.m.
Senior Orchestra
Berks Encore - Mifflin
• Wednesdays @ 10 a.m.
Ringgold New Horizons Band
Alvernia University, Francis Hall, Rm. 104
Call (610) 779-8858
• Thursdays from 10-11:30 a.m.
Greater Reading Encore Chorale
Berks Encore - Mifflin
Call (610) 921-2667
• Thursdays @ 11 a.m.
Karaoke with Fred, Phyllis & Skip.
Berks Encore - Wernersville
PILATES –
strengthen your core muscles with “Pill–ah-tays”
• Wednesdays @ 9 a.m.
Berks Encore - Mifflin $20.00 (per month)
• Wednesdays @ 10 a.m.
The Gym Kutztown – Kutztown PA
Call 610-683-6465
ROLLER SKATING (ADULTS ONLY) –
• Tuesdays & Thursdays @ 1-3 p.m.
Skate to Organ Music. Free coffee / Pepsi
Fantasy Skating Center. Call 610-929-3147
$5.00 (per skater)
SHUFFLEBOARD –
Knock the opponent’s disk out of the10 point space!
2 courts available.
• Fridays @ 1 p.m.
Berks Encore - Mifflin $1.00
SILVER SNEAKERS –
• Mondays & Wednesdays @ 8 a.m.
MSROM (Muscular Strength & Range of Movement)
Berks Encore - Reading
• Mondays & Thursdays @ 10:30 a.m.
• Wednesdays & Fridays @ 10:30 a.m.
MSROM (Muscular Strength & Range of Movement)
Schumo Center - Albright College
Please call 610-929-6715
• Mondays @ 10 a.m.
Silver Sneakers Yoga
BodyZone Sports & Wellness Complex
Please call 610-376-2100, ext. 327
• Tuesdays @ 11 a.m.
Silver Sneakers Circuit
Valhalla Health & Fitness Club
Please call 610-779-6006
• Tuesdays @ 2 p.m.
Berks Encore - Birdsboro
• Wednesdays @ 9 a.m.
Total Body Tune-Up
Call 610-376-2100, ext 327
• Wednesdays @ 11 a.m.
Silver Sneakers Cardio
Valhalla Health & Fitness Club
Please call 610-779-6006
• Thursdays @ 10:15 a.m.
Silver Sneakers Circuit
BodyZone Sports & Wellness Complex
Call 610-376-2100, ext 327
SIT AND GET FIT –
good exercise at a slower pace –
great for beginners!
• Mondays & Wednesdays @ 9:15 a.m.
Balance & Strength Training
Berks Encore - Wernersville
$1.00 (per class due to instructor upon visit)
• Mondays @ 10 a.m.
Berks Encore - Fleetwood (no fee)
• Tuesdays @ 11:15 a.m.
Berks Encore - Mifflin (no fee)
• Wednesdays @ 9:45 a.m.
Berks Encore - Strausstown (no fee)
• Thursdays @ 10:30 a.m.
Berks Encore - Birdsboro (no fee)
• Fridays @ 10 a.m.
Berks Encore - Reading
$35.00 (per quarter)
STRENGTH TRAINING/
WEIGHT RESISTANCE TRAINING –
Schumo Center - Albright College
Please call 610-929-6715
• Mondays & Thursdays @ 11 a.m.
Silver Sneakers Classic
Valhalla Health & Fitness Club
Please call 610-779-6006
• Tuesdays, Wednesdays,
Thursdays & Fridays @ 9 a.m.
Cardio Circuit
The Gym Kutztown - Kutztown, PA
Please call 610-683-6465
• Tuesdays & Thursdays @ 9:10 a.m.
Silver Sneakers Yoga
Berks Encore - Strausstown
• Tuesdays & Thursdays @ 10 a.m.
Silver Sneakers Yoga Stretch
Valhalla Health & Fitness Club
Please call 610-779-6006
• Tuesdays @ 10 a.m. , Thursdays at 10:15 a.m.
Silver Sneakers Circuit
BodyZone Sports & Wellness Complex
Call 610-376-2100, ext 327
Silver Sneakers Classic
BodyZone Sports & Wellness Complex
Call 610-376-2100, ext 327
• Tuesdays @ 11 a.m.
Thursdays @ 11:30 a.m., Fridays @ 10 a.m.
Silver Sneakers Yoga
BodyZone Sports & Wellness Complex
Call 610-376-2100, ext 327
Improve your posture, balance and endurance
with these classes.
• Tuesdays & Thursdays @ 9 a.m.
“Fit at 50+” Circuit Training
Schumo Center - Albright College
Please call 610-929-6715.
• Tuesdays @ 2 p.m.
Berks Encore - Birdsboro
$3.00 (per class)
• Thursdays @ 9 a.m.
“Fit at 50+” Cardio Intervals
Schumo Center - Albright College
Please call 610-929-6715.
TABLE TENNIS –
• Wednesdays @ 1 p.m.
Berks Encore - Strausstown
• Thursdays @ 7:30 p.m.
Berks Encore - Wernersville
$1.00
TAI CHI –
improve your balance and coordination by learning the
graceful moves of this Eastern form of exercise.
• Mondays @ 9:15 a.m.
Berks Encore - Mifflin
$4.00 (per class)
• Mondays @ 10:45 a.m.
Berks Encore - Strausstown
$5.00 (per class)
• Mondays @ 11 a.m.
Berks Encore - Wernersville
$5.00 (per class)
$5.00 (per class)
• Wednesdays @ 11 a.m.
Asian Fusion (blend of tai chi, qi gong and yoga)
BodyZone Sports & Wellness Complex
Please call 610-376-2100, ext. 327
• Thursdays @ 9 a.m.
Village Library in Morgantown
(fee paid to Library)
• Thursdays @ 2:15 p.m.
Berks Encore - Fleetwood
$5.00 (per class)
• Fridays @ 9 a.m.
Qi Gong with Jennifer V.
BodyZone Sports & Wellness Complex
• Fridays @ 11:30 a.m.
Schumo Center - Albright College
for Fitness and Well-Being
Please call 610-929-6715.
VOLLEYBALL –
Join the co-ed volleyball games!
• Tuesdays @ 1-3:30 p.m.
Allegheny Lutheran Church
• Thursdays @ 1-3:30 p.m.
Adamstown YMCA
WALKING CLUB –
Enjoy the beautiful, flat trails of the
Wernersville State Hospital grounds.
• Mondays & Wednesdays @ 10 a.m.
Berks Encore-Strausstown
• Fridays @ 9 a.m.
Berks Encore-Wernersville
Wii –
• Anytime
Berks Encore – Birdsboro
• Mondays @ 1 p.m.
Berks Encore – Strausstown
YOGA –
strengthens your body and clears your mind
• Mondays @ 9:15 a.m.
Berks Encore - MIfflin
$20.00 (per month)
• Mondays @ 9:30 a.m.
Berks Encore - Strausstown
$5.00 (per class)
• Mondays @ 12:30 p.m.
Berks Encore - Wernersville
$4.00 (per class)
ZUMBA GOLD –
• Mondays @ 9 a.m.
The Gym Kutztown – Kutztown, PA
Please call 610-683-6465
• Tuesdays & Thursdays @ 10:15 a.m.
Berks Encore - Birdsboro
$3.00 (per class)
• Tuesdays @ 11:30 a.m.
Berks Encore - Wernersville
$4.00 (per class)
• Wednesdays from 9:30-10:15 a.m.
Schumo Center - Albright College
for Fitness and Well-Being
Please call 610-929-6715.
• Wednesdays @ 10:45 a.m.
Berks Encore - Mifflin
$4.00 (per class)
• Thursdays @ 9:15 a.m.
BodyZone Sports & Wellness Complex
Please call 610-376-2100, ext. 327
• Thursdays @ 1 p.m.
Berks Encore - Fleetwood
$3.00 (per class) to instructor
• Fridays @ 10:30 a.m.
Berks Encore - Strausstown
• Fridays @ 11 a.m.
Valhalla Health & Fitness Club
Please call 610-779-6006
berksencore news • APRIL 2015
• Tuesdays & Thursdays @ 10:15 a.m.
Berks Encore - Strausstown
• Mondays @ 9 a.m., Wednesdays @ 10 a.m.
Fridays @ 11 a.m.
$4.00 (per class)
• Tuesdays @ 12 noon
Berks Encore - Birdsboro
Please call 610-376-2100, ext. 327
BodyZone Sports & Wellness Complex
Silver Sneaker Circuit
• Tuesdays @ 11:30 a.m.
Berks Encore - Reading
13 ON-GOING ACTIVITIES
• Tuesdays @ 10 a.m.
CENTER NEWS
14
April Calendars
Berks Encore Reading Center
Center Manager - Lisa Lorah
FREE & PRIVATE PARKING at Ninth & Court Sts
Permanent Events
SPECIAL EVENTS
Every Mon: 9:30 a.m.: Berks Encore Chorus Rehearsal
Every Tue: 11 a.m.: Brain Fitness
1 p.m.: Free Movie & Popcorn
Every Wed: 10 a.m.: Creative Artistry (GoggleWorks)
12:30 p.m.: Bingo
Every Thu: 11 a.m.: Grocery Bingo
Every Fri:
10 a.m.: Sit & Get Fit
12:30 p.m.: Bingo
Fitness Room: Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.
Billiards available: Mon. – Fri. 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Join us for LUNCH!: Served M-F at 12 noon. Menu available. Must sign
up 2 weekdays in advance. (60 years or older, $2 donation requested)
Berks Encore Strausstown Center
Center Manager - Terry Becker
Permanent Events
7
8
20
22
24
29
6 & 24
7 & 21
8
10
10
14
15
17
27
SPECIAL EVENTS
@ 10:30 a.m.: Join us for Easter treats !
@ 1 p.m.: Pokeno
Good Friday Center closed. Happy Easter
28
29
BERKS ENCORE Wernersville Center
Center Manager: Rachel Kline
berksencore news • APRIL 2015
Sit & Fit
11 a.m.:
Chair Yoga
1:45 p.m.:
Tai Chi for Arthritis 9:45 a.m.:
Zumba Gold
1:30 p.m.:
Sit & Get Fit
11 a.m.:
Hasenpeffer cards & bingo
New Asian Fusion exercise
Karaoke
Noon:
Core Strength Pilates
Line Dancing/Bean bag baseball
@ 1 p.m.: Candy Bingo – Bring a bag of candy and join the fun.
@ 10:30 a.m.: Spiritual Journey – with Pastor Rob
from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Area Agency on Aging Counseling
@ 9:45 a.m.: Spiritual Journey – with Pastor Josh
@ 10:30 a.m.: Blood pressure clinic – with St Joseph’s of
Strausstown
from 9 a.m. – 12 noon: Medicare counseling – Call 610-3743195 X 208 for an appointment
@ 10:30 a.m.: Everybody’s Birthday Party followed by take
out for lunch
@ 12 noon: Lunch Bunch at – Haag’s Hotel
@ 12 noon: Pot Luck Luncheon – Bring a side dish. Main dish
provided.
@ 12:30 p.m.: Field trip to Hornings Grocery Store
@ 12 noon: Join us for our monthly ice cream social
Brenner Building #5, Wernersville State Hospital, Wernersville
610-670-1372
Permanent Events
Every Mon: 9:15 a.m.:
12:30 p.m.:
Every Tue: 8:30 a.m.:
11:30 a.m.:
Every Wed: 9:15 a.m.:
12:30 p.m.
Every Thu:
9 a.m.:
11 a.m.:
Every Fri: 9:30 a.m.:
11:30 a.m.:
@ 11:30 p.m.: Gambling Awareness – w/Mike, Council on
Chemical Abuse
@ 11:30 a.m.: Blood Pressure Screening – Courtesy of BVNA
@ 11:30 a.m.: Sinusitis Information / Discussion – w/ Martha
@ 11 a.m.: Celebrate Spring & National Earth Day – Plant a
flower & enjoy its beauty!
@ 11 a.m.: Lunch Bunch at O’Grady’s – (Must RSVP)
@ 11 a.m.: Benefits of Relaxation & Massage Therapy For
Better Health – Courtesy of Home Helpers
44 East Ave., PO Box 50, Strausstown
(610) 488-5770
Every Mon: 9:30 a.m.: Gentle Yoga
10:45 a.m.: Tai Chi
Every Tue: 8:15 a.m.: Basic Aerobics
9:10 a.m.: SS Yoga
10:15 a.m.: SS Exercise
Every Wed: 9:45 a.m.: Sit and Get Fit
10:30 a.m.: Walking club
1:00 p.m.: Table Tennis
Every Thu: 9:10 a.m.: SS Yoga
10:15 a.m.: SS Exercise
Every Fri: 10:30 a.m.: Zumba Gold
Resistance Training Room is open:
Mon.–Fri. from 8 a.m.–3 p.m. Stop in anytime for a tour!
2
2 & 16
3:
40 N. 9th Street, Reading
(610) 374-3195, ext. 214
6
Tai Chi
Dancercize
Aerobics
Social Dancing
Dancercize
Pinnochle
SPECIAL EVENTS
1, 15 & 29 @ 9:30 a.m.: Crafts – w/ Janice
1
@ 9 a.m.: Blood Pressures – w/ Carol Klinger
2
@ 9:30 a.m.: Low Vision Support Group – w/Mark Levengood,
B.S.Counselor, Vision Resource of Berks County & Health Call Home Care
8
8
10
16
17
18
21
21
22
24
27
29
from 9 -11 a.m.: Chair massages – w/Cathy; Call for appt. ($10 for
15 min.)
@ 8:30 a.m.: Blood Pressures – w/ Carol Klinger
@ 12:30 p.m.: Bingo Prizes – w/ Colleen from Phoebe Berks
@ 1 p.m.: “What is this thing called Genealogy” – w/ Carl Bloss
@ 3 p.m.: Computer help – with Conrad Weiser Students at
Wernersville call to come. 610-670-1372
@ 10 a.m.: Bingo prizes – with Peggy Health calls Home care
from 3 to 5:30 p.m.: Saturday Ballroom Dancing – w/ recorded
music – Cost: $2; RSVP w/ Rachel
from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.: AAA 4 hour refresher driver safety class –
w/Edith Bleichert call AAA to register 610-374-4531
@ 9 a.m. - 12 noon: Medicare and Health Insurance help – call
for appt. 610-374-3195 ext. 208
@ 11:30 a.m.: Blood Pressures – w/BVNA
@ 1 p.m.: Four Week Series Starts! - Intro to Genealogy – w/ Carl
Bloss (April 24, May 1, 8, & 15) One-time cost of $5 for Handouts
@ 12:30 p.m.: Sing along – w/Wendy sign up for lunch
@ 10 a.m.: Blood pressures – w/Cindy Kline
Visit the On-Going Activities section in the centerfold for more program information, days and times
at our senior centers and participating locations.
15
Legacy at the Papermill
is a 55+ active adult community
in Lower Heidelberg Twp,
in close proximity to Spring Ridge.
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
All appliances included
Washer & dryer in every unit
1 space in the garage
Elevator to every floor
Balconies or patio
Secure building
24 hour property
maintenance
Gas heat & cooking
Water, sewer, trash
included
Snow removal
Landscaping
No HOA fees
Pets allowed (restricted)
Phase 2 clubhouse
Close to hospitals,
shopping and dining
New Building
Spring 2015
www.LegacyatPapermill.com
berksencore news • APRIL 2015
Deb Scheidt
Realtor®, ABR,SRES, e-PRO
OfÀce: 610-373-9900
Cell: 610-468-5923
[email protected]
YOUR COMMUNITY 16
ST. CATHARINE OF SIENNA
50+ CLUB NEWS
Come join us for our monthly meetings. Our meetings are
held at 1:00 p.m. on the first Wednesday of every month at
St. Catharine’s Social Hall on Route 562 in Exeter Township.
Dues are $5.00 per year. We always welcome new members and
encourage guests to join us at any of our meetings.
ALL ARE WELCOME!
**APRIL 8 - Speaker: Susan Staub – Spring decorations from things you
already have in your home. Cake & Coffee.
Checks should be mailed to Nancy Hoy at 24 Christman Rd.
Reading, PA 19606
Carol Buddell, Publicist 610-582-2519
GOOD SHEPHERD UCC
PEOPLE OVER 50
Hello Seniors!
This winter sure has been a cold and snowy one. I’m glad it is
MAY 6 - Speaker: Stephanie Giles from Life Line, free will offerings or dona- over. Our meeting in January was cancelled. Our meetings are
tions for the babies. Cake & Coffee.
held the fourth Wednesday of the month. Our trips are going
well. If you are interested in learning more about our trips please
JUNE 3 - Annual Picnic
contact Nancy Hassler 610-777-5988 or Anna Mae Loose at
2015 TRAVEL PLANS
484-755-5168.
TOUR LONGWOOD GARDENS: Wednesday, April 29. - Leave St. CathaOur meal for February was macaroni and cheese and hot dogs.
rine of Siena Church on Boyertown Pike at 9:30 a.m., arrive at 11:30 a.m., a It was very good. We thank the group of people who prepared
one-hour tour of the gardens. Lunch on your own. Cost: $65.00
it. We have taken in some new members and we welcome them
AMERICAN MUSIC THEATRE – INSPIRE: Wednesday, May 20. - Leave all. Our election of officers remained the same and Rev. Stewart
swore in the officers in December. Anyone interested in inforSt. Catharine of Siena Church on Boyertown Pike at 10:30 a.m., lunch on
your own at Cracker Barrel at 11:30 a.m., shop until 2:00 p.m. Show starts mation about our club can call Sandy at 610-929-0896. Everyone is welcome.
at 3:00 p.m. Featuring beautiful songs in the style of Josh Groban, Celine
Dion, Sarah Brightman and many others. Leave Lancaster at 5:30 p.m.
Terry Manning, Publicist
Cost: $75.00
For reservations, please contact Nancy Hoy at 610-779-5409
**NOTE: April date change, due to Holy Week**
HAMBURG SENIOR CITIZENS
Our April meetings are as follows:
April 8 – we will meet at the Perry Elementary School and have a tour of
the school.
April 22 – Steven Barth will entertain us with his singing and guitar
playing.
Our membership committee is comprised of Nancy Englehart,
Mary Keim, Catherine Homm, and Dorothy Balthaser. We have
approximately 130 members.
On Wednesday, April 15, we will see “Josiah for President” at
the Bird-In-Hand Family Restaurant & Stage.
Gloria Kramer, Publicity/Reporter
berksencore news • APRIL 2015
The care you need in the place you want
Help for families caring for a senior loved one in the
comfort of their own home. When you need caregiving
support, contact Visiting Angels... the nation’s leading
and most respected non-medical, private duty home
care agency. We help care for seniors who want to
remain in their home for as long as possible.
Live
Better!
,W·VWKHSHUIHFWWLPHWREHJLQDQDFWLYHOLIHDW7KH
/XWKHUDQ+RPHDW7RSWRQ²RQHILOOHGZLWKXQOLPLWHG
RSSRUWXQLWLHVJUHDWIRRGFORVHIULHQGVDQGQRZRUULHV
²EHFDXVHZHWDNHFDUHRI HYHU\GD\KDVVOHV,W·VWKH
OLIHVW\OH\RX·OOORYHDWDSULFHWKDWILWV\RXUEXGJHW
&DOO610.816.6633WRGD\
&RPHIRUD7RXU/HDYHZLWKDFree3LH
Services customized to the needs of your family that
fit your lifestyle and schedule.
America’s choice in homecare... exceeding your expectations
ZZZ/XWKHUDQ+RPHDW7RSWRQRUJ
Added protection
for any emergency...
610-898-7880
www.visitingangels.com/reading
PA License#: 14323601
2QH6RXWK+RPH$YHQXH_7RSWRQ3$
Diakon does not discriminate in admissions, the provision of services, or
referrals of clients on the basis of race, color, religious creed, disability,
marital status, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, age or sex.
In February the Hilltoppers held the installation of officers
for 2015. Serving on the Presidential Committee are Virginia
Fichthorn, Loretta Greely, Sally Huyett, Edie Moyer, and June
Slichter. Completing the list of officers are Secretary, Barbara
Notobartolo; Assistant Secretary, Edith Conrad; Treasurer,
Lillian Zaun; and Assistant Treasurer, Rod Huyett. The position of Membership Secretary is held by Elizabeth Templin and
Assistant Membership Secretary is held by Janet Blimline.
The Hilltoppers installed their officers on February 5.
We appreciate the willingness of these members to serve our
club.
We welcome two members, Shirley Lins and Barbara Bogy
into our club.
Understanding & Treating
Multiple Types of Dementia
Presented by Dr. John Timko, Medical Director
of the Willows Program at Reading Hospital
-ONDAY!PRILsPM
at Chestnut Knoll
Join us for an informative look at the multiple types of
dementia, how to cope with the stress that memory impairment
can cause and what treatment options are available.
Q&A session with Dr. Timko after the presentation.
Please call 610-674-1215, or email
[email protected]
for more information.
Carol Wiechechki
BERNVILLE YOUNG AT HEART
The Bernville Young at Heart met in the Bernville Grange
Hall on Wednesday, February 18. Sixty-five members and guests
were present. A very entertaining program on flower arranging
was presented by Marge Shiner of The Nosegay in Bernville.
Three beautiful arrangements were chanced off as door prizes.
The April 15 meeting at the Bernville Grange Hall will start
with dessert at noon with the meeting and program following
at 1 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by Karl Hausman. For
information call 610-488-1400.
Call Earl or Mildred at 610-488-6898 to inquire about our
trips.
April 9 – Open rehearsal Lancaster Symphony at Fulton Opera House, plus
lunch @ Yoder’s
April 23 to 26 – Norfolk Azalea Festival
June 3 – American Music Theatre to see “Inspire,” plus meal at Eden Resort
July 8 – Bird-In-Hand Restaurant & Stage, “Josiah For President” September 9 – Hunterdon Hills Playhouse, “Social Security”
October 7 – Penn’s Peak, Glenn Miller Orchestra
November 4 – Dutch Apple Dinner Theater, “A Mighty Fortress”
December 8 – An Allenberry Christmas
Barbara A. Rausch
Personal Care, Memory Care
and At Home Services
Chestnut Knoll provides therapy services regardless of insurance coverage.
Call today to learn more!
7TH3T"OYERTOWN0!sWWWCHESTNUTKNOLLCOMs
3
3
4
Mildred Graeff
Eileen Kauffman
Paul Balthaser
April birthdays:
17
22
26
Harold Myers
Nancy Houck
Esther Miller
berksencore news • APRIL 2015
On-site care for your loved one
is available during the program,
advance notice required.
Bingo, a book exchange, and a nice assortment of refreshments provided the activities for an enjoyable winter afternoon.
The programs for the next three meetings will be:
April 2, 1 p.m. – James Gress, beautiful slides of Alaska/music
May 7, 12 p.m. – Everybody’s birthday celebration. Hoagie luncheon. Entertainment by Karl Hausman, pianist, singer, and showman.
June 4, 11:30 a.m. – Annual picnic in Mohnton Park. Lunch will be served at
12 p.m. Games, bingo, and a book exchange.
The three remaining spring trips are:
April 15 – Mohegan Sun. You will need ID to get your free slot play and also
to get your food voucher. Cost: $28.
May 20 – Bird-in-Hand Restaurant and Stage, “Josiah for President.” Cost:
$70.
June 17 – PA State Capitol and Lake Tobias Wildlife Park. Cost: $38.
Please contact our travel leader, Jeanne Lorah (717-3362499) for trip information and reservations.
The Hilltoppers meet on the first Thursday of the month at
1 p.m. at Wyomissing UCC, 2 Vermont Road in Gouglersville.
Please note that some meetings begin at 12 p.m. because a
lunch is served.
We welcome new members and visitors.
17 YOUR COMMUNITY
HILLTOPPERS OF GOUGLERSVILLE
YOUR COMMUNITY 18
SENIOR CLUB OF LAURELDALE
Hi everyone: Spring is a wonderful time of the year, with
warmer temperatures, more daylight hours, and the rebirth of
the trees and plants coming alive again.
February 3 – Thanks to Patricia Schleicher, Leah Harris, Barbara and Jerry
Bogoniewski for conducting the 2014 audit of our trips treasury
records, which were in proper order and balanced.
February 13 – Past meeting. This meeting was cancelled due to possible
snow and freezing, bitter cold temperatures.
April 5 – Happy Easter to Everyone!
April 7 – Board meeting at the church at 9:30 a.m.
April 10 – Upcoming Meeting. Our entertainment program will feature
musical selections and some laughs by the Just Us Trio. Lunch will be
provided, and brief business reports.
April 15 – Dutch Apple D/T trip has been cancelled, due to insufficient
passengers.
April 29 – Our bus departs from Temple at 9 a.m. for the American Music
Theatre and Shady Maple Smorgasbord.
We extend a big THANK YOU to our Treasurer, Russel D.
Yoder, and to our Membership Chairperson, Laura L. Yoder.
They have been doing these volunteer jobs for many years, and
continue to do so for us.
Thanks also to our Sunshine Lady, Patricia A. Sauder, for
sending get well and sympathy cards to our members, as needed.
Our bus trips are fun and well-organized, and a few seats are
still available for these 2015 trips departing from Temple. Reserve with Helen, 610-929-2412.
July 29 – Rainbow D/T
August 25 – Bird-in-Hand D/T
Helen Quade, P/R and Trips
PARISH-DANA RETIREES
After another fun-filled winter of skiing, ice skating, and
snowball battles (and that’s just attempting to reach your
snowed-in car), spring has finally arrived with much anticipation and longing. At least we don’t live in Boston.
All Parish-Dana retirees and former employees (management
and union) are invited and encouraged to attend the luncheon
on Thursday, April 2. As always, we congregate at Wegman’s
Family Restaurant, 4401 Pottsville Pike (Route 61 in Reading).
The private/meeting dining area is located on the lower level.
Please use the rear entrance. Ample parking is provided.
Social gatherings commence at 11 a.m. - or earlier, if you so
choose — and conclude at approximately 1:30 p.m. The hot
meal is served buffet-style at noon. April’s entrée will include:
sumptuous sausage, down-home potato filling, tender carrots,
creamy coleslaw, fresh-baked rolls/butter. For dessert there will be
something different — ice cream! And you get to dip it yourself.
Our speaker will be Monica Kozlowski, Marketing Coordinator for Keystone Villa at Fleetwood.
Questions/suggestions may be directed to Larry Jambeau:
[email protected]
Rich Kennedy
Affordable
CREMATION SERVICES
If You Want a Funeral…
with an expensive casket and embalming go to a funeral home!
If you are interested in affordable Cremation Services,
WE ARE THE NAME TO REMEMBER!
We specialize in cremation only, statewide, no removal fees.
NO EMBALMING NO CASKETS
CREMATION SOCIETY OF
PENNSYLVANIA, INC.
berksencore news • APRIL 2015
Sylvia says: I’m excited to tell you we are
opening our new efficiency kitchenettes in
our studio rooms. This for those preferring
such accomodations. Enjoy independent
living at its best at the Colonial Lodge.
Service All Of Berks County Since 1981
LARGEST IN THE STATE OF PA
For FREE Brochures and Pricing,
Call 1-800-720-8221 (toll free) or mail us…
Please send me
FREE Brochures and Pricing!
www.auergroup.com
Name: ______________________________________________________
Address: ____________________________________________________
Providing Personal Care for those needing help with Daily Living Activities
In a country setting at the
PA Turnpike Interchange
#286, Rt. 272, Denver
www.coloniallodgepa.com
To schedule a tour, please call us at
717-336-5501 x-309 or 800-406-2273
___________________________________________________________
Phone Number: (
) __________________________________________
4100 Jonestown Rd., Harrisburg, PA 17109
Shawn E. Carper • Supervisor
CODE
BCN
“A Compassionate In-Home Care Company”
Providing the most Affordable Non-Medical Assistance
“We will care for Your Loved Ones like Family!”
Non-Medical Home Care Services:
Companionship, Personal Care, Bathing, Toileting,
Lifting, Transfers, Meal Prep, Light Housekeeping,
Shopping, Errands, and Appts.,
Visitation and Respite Care.
Rates: $14.00/Hour • 24 Hr. Live-In Care $150.00/Day
“Let us be Your Partners in Care Giving!”
Mark P. Hawkins, Director
3 Park Plaza, Wyomissing, PA 19610
610-374-2496
11th Senatorial District
DISTRICT OFFICE
Now in Muhlenberg Township
210 George Street, Suite 201
Reading, PA 19605
(610) 929-2151 • Fax: (610) 929-2576
Email: [email protected]
By the time you receive this, we will have enjoyed our first
trip to Pines Dinner Theatre in Allentown. Our upcoming trips
are:
May 5 – Woodlock Pines Resort. Enjoy an Italian buffet, wine & cheese tasting, and jackpot bingo. Cost is $89.
June 9 to 12 – We travel to the Catskills to the Villa Roma Resort. Call Marian
at 610-777-9741 for all the exciting things we will be doing. Cost is
$670 per single, $570 double, $548 triple and $505 for 4 persons. Book
your reservations now! This will be a fun-filled and exciting trip you
won’t want to miss.
July 14 – Snack Attack Tour. We visit several companies and see how they
make our snack. Cost is $72.
August 5 – Annual Mystery Trip. Only the bus driver and our tour guide
know where we will go! Cost is $89.
Our meetings are held at St. John’s Parish House in Mohnton
on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month beginning
at 10 a.m. There are always interesting programs, and after the
business meeting, bring your lunch and play bingo and socialize
with us.
Don’t forget contact Marian Freet at 610-777-9741 for information and to book your trips.
After the winter we have had, it’s going to be nice to get away
for a day and enjoy life!
Susan Messner, Secretary
19 YOUR COMMUNITY
LEAGUE OF GOLDEN AGERS
MOHNTON, PA.
We pay attention to the details.
Hearthstone’s commitment to provide safe, comfortable
and affordable care starts with our attention to detail.
From a single story design to real home cooking and warm comfy
fireplaces, we strive to give extraordinary value in retirement living.
Private room
with bath
$125
for
per day
M a k e y ou r
Hearthstone at
Amity
139 Old Swede Rd. (Rt. 662), Douglassville, PA 19518
• Medication Management
• Transportation to Medical Appointments
• Social & Recreational Activities
• Access to On-site Podiatry and Therapy Services
• Month to Month Lease with No Buy In Fee
hom e
where the h
s
i
h
eart
Hearthstone at
Maidencreek
105 Dries Road, Reading, PA 19605
610-926-7600
610-385-7600
www.hearthstonehealthgroup.com
berksencore news • APRIL 2015
– Personal Care Communities –
SINGLE STORY DESIGN
20
YOUR COMMUNITY
METROPOLITAN EDISON RETIREES
ASSOCIATION
2015 Tour Preview*
*Eastern Shore Dine-Around, Chestertown and Rock Hall, MD –
May 14, 2015 — We dine our way through Chestertown, a colonial
port for the British and the 400 year old Waterman’s Community, Rock
Hall. Step-on guided tour and visit to the historic Emmanuel Church.
We will visit the Eastern Neck Wildlife refuge where the group will see
Osprey and Bald Eagles! Wrap up our dining experience with ice cream
at an amazing 1903 real soda fountain.
*”Inspire” at American Music Theatre, Lancaster, PA –
June 25, 2015 — Witness the magic of stunning costumes, elegant
sets, and breathtaking scenery, while remarkable singers, dancers, and
orchestra delight your spirit live on stage performing songs in the style
of Josh Groban, Celine Dion, Sarah Brightman, II Divo, Andrea Bocelli,
Celtic Woman, and many others. A lunch is included at Bird-in-Hand
Family Restaurant.
MEMBERS WANTED! – Any retiree or surviving spouse of a retiree from any
First Energy Company is invited to join. We have six general meetings, several bus trips, two picnics, and two luncheons each year.
Annual dues are only five dollars. Contact Sandy Myskowski - Phone
610-678-9374; or Email [email protected]
MET-ED RETIREES ASSOCIATION NEEDS YOUR HELP! – A computer
problem has resulted in the loss of our mailing list of non-members
who have participated in our previous trips. If you know of any
non-member who has received our trip notices in the past, please
call or e-mail: Henry Robidoux • 610-929-4059 • [email protected]
gmail.com. Thank you!
ALSACE LUTHERAN CHURCH
SENIOR CLUB
Bus Trips for 2015
April 23 – Iron Horse Tour
May 19 – Lititz and more
June 2 – A tribute to Sinatra
June 25 – Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Bethesda, MD
August 19 – Mystery Trip
September 9 – Peddler’s Village
October 22-26 – Autumn in New England
November 11 – Earhardt’s Waterfront
December 2 – American Music Theatre
& The Kraras Family Invite You To Join Us On Our
POPULAR VALUE TOURS
Includes: Meals, Transportation, Lodging & Activities
CHARLESTON, SC & SAVANNAH, GA
(Includes Tours of Charleston & Savannah, Tour of Fort
Sumter, Charleston Harbor Cruise, River Street District,
Charleston City Market, Tram Tour of Magnolia Plantation, Show at Savannah Theatre, 8 Meals incl. Paula
Deen’s Lady & Sons)
April 20-25 (6 Days) ......................................... $675.00
MYRTLE BEACH, SC & VIRGINIA BEACH, VA
PLUS NORFOLK’S AZALEA FESTIVAL
(Includes 3 Nights in Myrtle Beach, 2 Nights in Virginia
Beach, & Overnight Lodging; Brookgreen Gardens
Creek Tour, Shows at Carolina Opry & Alabama Theatre,
Virginia International Tattoo Show, Reserved Seats for
Azalea Festival Grand Parade, 11 Meals incl. Spirit of
Norfolk Dinner Cruise)
April 20-26 (7 Days) ......................................... $879.00
WILLIAMSBURG, VIRGINIA
& MILITARY TATOO SHOW
(Includes Full Day at Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown
Settlement, Yorktown Victory Center, Virginia International Tattoo Show, 4 Meals incl. Captain George’s
Seafood Smorgasbord & a Colonial Tavern)
CAPE MAY, NEW JERSEY
(Includes Trolley Tour of Historic District, Tour of Physick
Estate, Carriage House Exhibit, Dolphin Watch Boat
Cruise, Washington Street Mall, Historic Smithville, 4
Meals incl. Elaine’s Dinner Theatre)
May 13-15 (3 Days) .......................................... $379.00
LAKE GEORGE, NEW YORK
(Includes Tours of Saratoga Springs, Lake Placid, & Lake
George; Lake George Cruise, Welcome Reception, 6
Meals incl. a Dinner show)
May 16-19 (3 Days) ........................................ $499.00
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE
(Includes Tour of Nashville & Parthenon, Johnny Cash
Museum, Country Music Hall of Fame, Grand Ole Opry,
Texas Troubadour Theater, Belle Meade Plantation Tour,
8 meals incl. Nashville Nightlife Dinner Theatre)
May 17-22 (6 days)........................................... $699.00
NIAGARA FALLS, ONTARIO, CANADA
(Includes Tour of Niagara area & Niagara-on-the-Lake,
Weiland Canal, Floral Clock, FX Chocolates, Meals)
May 18-22 (5 Days) (Tour of Toronto & Casa Lorna,
April 22-24 (3 Days) ......................................... $410.00
Hornblower Boat Cruise, Niagara Fallsview Casino,
8 Meals) .................................................................. $577.00
NORFOLK’S AZALEA FESTIVAL
June 23-26 (4 Days) (Rossi Glass, 6 Meals incl.
Oh, Canada Eh? Dinner Show) ............................. $587.00
(Includes Azalea Festival Grand Parade, Norfolk Naval
Base, Norfolk Botanical Gardens Tram Tour, NATO Fest,
International Military Tattoo Show, MacArthur Memorial,
Evening of Entertainment, 6 Meals including Spirit of
Norfolk Dinner Cruise)
April 23-26 (4 Days) ......................................... $529.00
NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND
(Includes Newport Harbor Cruise, Tour of Newport,
Green Animals Topiary Garden, The Breakers Mansion,
Marble House Mansion, Brick Marketplace, 4 Meals incl.
Atlantic Beach Club)
May 3-5 (3 Days) ............................................... $440.00
WILDWOOD, NEW JERSEY
(Includes Fabulous Entertainment, Atlantic City Casino
w/bonus, Cape May, Dolphin Watch Cruise, Meals)
May 3-7 (5 Days) (Lodging at Bal Harbour Resort,
Historic Smithville, 7 Meals) .................................. $389.00
June 1-3 (3 Days)(4 Meals)............................... $264.00
FINGER LAKES, NEW YORK
(Includes Corning Museum of Glass, Willard Memorial
Chapel, Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion, Finger Lakes
Winery Tour & Tasting, Scenic Lake Cruise, National
Soaring Museum, Wegman’s Marketplace, Finger Lakes
Gaming & Racetrack, 4 Meals incl. Dinner at Belhurst
Castle)
May 20-22 (3 Days) .......................................... $379.00
OUTER BANKS, NORTH CAROLINA
(Includes Guided Tour of Cape Hatteras incl. Lighthouse,
Roanoke Island Festival Park, Graveyard of the
Atlantic, Wright Brothers National Memorial, Elizabethan
Gardens, Bodie Island Lighthouse, Chicamacomico
Lifesaving Station, 6 Meals)
May 26-29 (4 Days) .......................................... $615.00
PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA
& CLEVELAND, OHIO
May 4-8 (5 Days) ............................................... $499.00
(Includes Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, Lolley the Trolley
City Tour, Pro Football Hall of Fame, Rock ‘N Roll Hall of
Fame, Great Lakes Science Center, Downtown Cleveland, Duquesne Incline, Gateway Clipper Cruise, Tour of
Pittsburgh: Nationality Rooms, Heinz Memorial Chapel,
Cathedral of Learning, Phipps Conservatory & Botanical
Gardens, Heinz Field, Flight 93 Memorial, “Fallingwater”,
10 Meals incl. Nautica Queen Sunset Dinner Cruise,
Hard Rock Cafe, & Grand Concourse)
NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK
June 7-12 (6 Days) .......................................... $875.00
HOLLAND TULIP FESTIVAL, MICHIGAN
(Includes Dutch Village, Veldheer’s Tulip Gardens, Reserved Seats at Volksparade, Windmill Island Gardens
& DeZwaan Windmill, DeKlomp Wooden Shoe & Delft
Factory, Revue Show, 6 Meals)
(Includes Broadway Show-- “Mamma Mia”, Tours of Upper & Lower Manhattan, 3-Hour Manhattan Cruise, 9/11
Memorial Museum & Site, 4 Meals)
May 6-8 (3 Days) ............................................... $525.00
PITTSBURGH EXPRESS
(Includes Tour of Pittsburgh, Nationality Rooms, Heintz
Memorial Chapel, Cathedral of Learning, Gateway Clipper Cruise, Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens,
Duquesne Incline, “Fallingwater”, Flight 93 Memorial, 4
Meal incl Grand Concourse)
May 11-13 (3 Days) .......................................... $440.00
July 6-8 (3 Days)............................................... .$429.00
berksencore news • APRIL 2015
++
+
+
++
VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA
(Includes Ft. Monroe & Casemate Museum, Hampton
Roads Naval Museum, Yankee Candle Company,
Williamsburg Pottery, Norfolk Naval Base Tour, Oceanfront Lodging, 6 Meals incl. Cap George’s Seafood
Smorgasbord)
May 11-14 (4 Days) (Rivers Casino) ............... $479.00
FOXWOODS CASINO-GREAT CEDAR HOTEL
(Includes Lodging at the Great Cedar Hotel, Foxwoods
Casino $20 Slot Play, Visits to Mohegan Sun Casino
& Foxwood Tower Casino, Tour of Providence Rl, Boat
Ride in Newport, 6 Meals w/Casino Vouchers)
June 21-24 (4 Days) ......................................... $439.00
BRANSON, MISSOURI
(Includes Overnights, Tour of College of the Ozarks, 8
SHOWS including Dutton Family, Mickey Gilley, Brett
Family, Billy Dean, Yakov Smirnoff, “Red, Hot, & Blue”,
Presentation of Molly Brown, Barbara Fairchild; Tour of
MarkTwain’s Boyhood Home, Mississippi River Cuise,
Tram Tour at Dogwood Canyon Nature Park, Tram to
top of Gateway Arch w/Tour, 16 Meals incl.Lambert’s
Cafe & a Picnic)
June 21-28 (8 Days) .....................................$1,149.00
“JOSEPH” IN LANCASTER, PA-DAY TRIP
(Includes “JOSEPH” at the Millennium Theatre,
Kitchen Kettle Village, & Shady Maple All-You-Can-Eat
Smorgasbord)
Wednesday, July 22 (Day Trip).................... $129.00
26 E. Lancaster Ave., Reading, PA 19607
CALL 610-775-5000
OUR TOURS INCLUDE: Meals, Transportation,
Lodging, Activities & Entertainment.
Price Quoted: Per Person, Double Occupancy.
www.whitestartours.com
[email protected]
“ Finally we realized
that while change is
hard, not changing
is even harder.”
For years, Matt saw his parents
struggling to get up the steps and
maintain their home, but couldn’t
convince them there was a better way
to live.
So Matt asked us for advice. We gave him tips on how to
approach his parents and then worked out a plan for an
easier transition than any of them had imagined.
&DOOXVWRÀQGRXWKRZZHFDQKHOS
RUOHDUQPRUHDWCountryMeadows.com.
Serving Seniors
in Berks County for
over 25 years
1800 Tulpehocken Road, Wyomissing (close to Rte 422 & US 222) • 610-374-3122
Independent Living | Personal Care | Memory Care | Restorative Care
WWII COMBAT VETERAN REMEMBERS
Bob and the Nazi Major
This is my only face-to-face encounter with a Nazi soldier.
(We fired our machine guns from a distance.) Being a personal
incident and happening these 70 years ago, I’ve never written
about the incident. I do so now in memory and honor of my fellow Timberwolves from the 104th Infantry Division.
Our Company had entered this sizable town—again at
night—without too much trouble, and our section machine gun
had settled in for the night. A GI from one of our rifle companies came looking for me. While clearing out the streets, they
came upon a bomb shelter used as a barracks by about 50 enemy
soldiers. They were commanded by a Major, who would only
surrender to an American officer. My fellow Company G buddy
knew I spoke German, so he came after me. So I took along
some of my machine gunners to come me in my “confrontation”
with this heroic Deutsch Major. Arriving at the location, I told
my guys to cover me from the doorway (Major was at the far
end). So with my trusty M1 rifle in hand, I started out. (I was
“fearless” in those days.) I used my best John Wayne strut and
maneuvered between those startled Germans. Then I told the
Major, in my best German, this was it—no negotiating—give
me your pistols (P-38 and a .25). It was all over, but the rifleman was upset that I kept the German’s weapons. I called it the
fortunes of war.
P.S.: My fellow machine gunners thought this action was
worth a medal; I told them I was just trying to contribute to
the war effort.
Bob Huber
berksencore news • APRIL 2015
From independent living and personal care to rehabilitation
services and specialized memory care, we have many
solutions to help your loved ones—all on a vibrant campus
with activities, social events and individualized services.
CASINO TRIPS FOR 2015
Date, time, and price subject to change.
BUS LEAVES AT 9:30 a.m. ALL TRIPS
Tuesday, April 7 – Mohegan Sun; $28
Tuesday, May 12 – Mt. Airy; $28
Tuesday, June 9 – Delaware Park; $28
Tuesday, July 7 – Atlantic City (Resorts); $33
Tuesday, August 11 – Harrah’s (Chester); $28
Tuesday, September 8 – Mt. Airy; $28
Tuesday, October 13 – Mohegan Sun; $28
Tuesday, November 10 – Harrah’s (Chester); $28
Tuesday, December 8 – Sands; $28
Contact Joyce A Kozlowski for updates and seating arrangements. Home 610-929-5362; Cell 610-750-2007.
2015 DAY TRIPS PREVIEW
April 22 – Nunsense, the Musical; $73
June 25 – Spirit of Philadelphia Cruise with Tall Ships; $75
September 10 – Hunterdon Hills; $77
November 17 – Hunterdon Hills; $87
Please call Arlene Kunstek for reservations: 610-921-1515.
YOUR COMMUNITY & WWII COMBAT VETERAN REMEMBERS
April, oh, what a beautiful month. The flowers are starting
to show their lovely faces and the presence of Easter is in our
midst.
The Shoemakersville Senior Club meets every Tuesday at 1
p.m. at the Shoey Fire Company Banquet Hall. Annual dues
for the year are $5. A $2 donation is requested for each meeting
you attend.
We welcome visitors and hope they enjoy our meetings and
decide to become members.
Our monthly Casino Trips (first Wednesday of each month)
and Special Trips are always a big success with everyone.
Upcoming events are:
April 1 - Mohegan Sun Casino
May 6 - Mt. Airy Casino
June 3 - Delaware Park Casino
For additional information or questions call Marlene Kline at
610-562-8364. Many of our Casino Trips are loaded with extras.
One of our big bus trips this year is November 8-16 to Branson and the Ozarks in Missouri. Cost is $920. For this trip,
contact Betty Wolfe at 610-926-5821.
Our President, Frank Burkhard and his wife, Linda, our
Correspondence Secretary, are leaving the area and moving to
Johnstown, PA. They will be missed.
We wish all of our members who celebrate their birthdays
or wedding anniversaries in the month of April a very happy
celebration!
HOLY GUARDIAN ANGELS
PRIME TIME SENIOR CLUB
21
SHOEY SENIORS
YOUR COMMUNITY
22
BLANDON SENIOR CITIZENS
Happy April Fool’s Day to all! Can you believe April 5 is
Easter? My, how the time is flying!
February 11 meeting – Shirley Frazer, Attendance Chairperson reported a
“Get Well” card was sent out to Ruth Brown, and a “Sympathy” card was
sent to Ethel Rothermel, on the death of her Husband, Earl, who passed
away on February 2. We will miss Earl very much! We also received
a new member at this meeting, Janet A. Klee, of Blandon and we
are delighted to have her join our Club! Attendance was 70! Refreshments were provided by the following: Floyd/Carol Richard, Arlene
Rothenberger, Ruth Brown and Robert/Janet Blumenstine gave them
a hand. Thanks Carol for those very good faschnachts which you made!
Entertainment was provided by Mr. Brian Dreibelbis and his guitar!
Thanks, Brian!
February 25 meeting – Attendance was 70 plus two guests: Clarence and
Lucille Yenser. Refreshment Committee for today’s meeting were Rick &
Cleonice Reidnaauer, and also helping were Soc & Lillian Sandridge and
Robert & Janet Blumenstine. Our program was Ernest L. Batz, Sr., also
known as “The Flying Dutchman,” who played his accordion and did
some singing and was accompanied by his wife, Donna!
March 17 – we kicked off our 2015 Day Trips and our first trip was to Hunterdon Hills!
On September 12 through 20 – the Blandon Seniors are looking forward to
traveling across Tennessee and Asheville, North Carolina, Pigeon Forge
and Nashville. This trip will feature seven fabulous shows. However,
at this time, we are in need of several more people to fill the bus. If
anyone would be interested, or if you know of anyone that would be
interested in traveling along on our “Big Trip”, please give our Trip Coordinator, Shirley Frazer, a call for more information and reservations, at
610-926-4312! We always have a great time!
If you or someone you know would be interested in joining a
Senior Citizens Club, you are more than welcome to join us on
the second and fourth Wednesday of each month, except July,
August, November, and December. We hold our meetings at the
BERKS COUNTY ASSOCIATION OF
SCHOOL RETIREES
SOCIAL SECURITY WORKSHOP
All BCASR members and friends are invited to a workshop
that will focus on Social Security Benefits on Tuesday, April 14,
from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the
Berks County Intermediate Unit. To register please contact
BCASR president, Candy Hartranft by phone at 610.488.1568
or email [email protected]
berksencore news • APRIL 2015
DAY TRIP TO BALTIMORE, MARYLAND, APRIL 23, 2015
Depart Reading via Klein Transportation at 7:30 A.M. in the
VF parking lot behind Willoughby’s Restaurant in Wyomissing for a guided tour of Baltimore, Fort McHenry, the B&O
Railroad and a visit to Geppi’s Entertainment Museum. Return
to Reading at 7:30 P.M. Cost $99 per person includes lunch
at Panera Bread Café in the Harbor. To register, mail checks
payable to BCASR to Barbara Troxel, 31 Harman Road, Reading, PA 19606. Questions? Please phone Harold Rodgers at
610.678.1985.
Mary Ann Zerkowski, Chair, Public Relations
Blandon Maidencreek Church, at 261 Main St., Blandon, PA
19510 or on Rt. #73! Give us a try!!!
Respectfully submitted,
Shirley L. Readinger-Ziegler,, Club Secretary
03:
04:
06:
13:
Happy Birthday Wishes go out to our April Seniors:
Michelle Fidler
14: Patricia Fisher
Sadie Szoke
Richard Reidnauer
15: John R. Scalese, Sr.
Ronald David Fidler
18: Bertha Gechter
Anna Mae Kerschner
Emily Cramer
20: Arlene F. Ruhf
Carol A. Strause
Lois Reistroffer
24: Helen Hoch
NATIVITY 50 +
Nativity 50+ meets at 12:00 p.m. at Sweitzer Hall, Nativity
Lutheran church at 13th and Amity Streets the third Thursday
of the month.
We invite visitors to join us at 12:00 p.m. for our light lunch
and programs.
President - Betty Reeser
Vice President - Ingrid Breitenstein
Secretary - Joan Hahn
Treasurer - Betty Adams
The program for April 16 will be Wendy’s Karaoke Music and
More.
Check Us Out…
WE HAVE IT ALL!
Rent Based On
Income
Individual Controlled
A/C - Heat
24-Hour Maintenance
Social Service
Coordinator On-site
Daily Activities
On-site
Police Officer
Large, Walk-in Closets
Beautiful
Community Room
Large Laundry Room
and Much, Much More!
Call or stop in today for an application…
READING ELDERLY HOUSING
100 North Front Street, Reading, PA 19601
610-373-1130
Greetings from West Lawn Seniors. We start the month of
April with our second trip to Peddlers Village. There we will
enjoy a delicious meal, with a mystery murder show. Our club
is ready for fun and trips. Our 2015 membership campaign is
kicked off and in full swing, with dues at only $5.00/ year, and
membership is open to all.
Our regular meeting will be April 7, the first Tuesday of the
month, with entertainment by the Encore Chorus, with refreshments after the entertainment. Our Social meeting is April 21
and will include Bingo, games, and refreshments.
The regular meeting held on May 5 will include entertainment by the Encore Orchestra, and our social meeting will be
May 19. Hope to see you at our meetings.
We meet at the West Lawn Community Center of the West
Lawn United Methodist Church, Located at Woodside and
Noble Streets in West Lawn.
The trip committee has prepared the trip schedule for 2015.
Sign up for all trips starts at 12:00 p.m. until the meeting
starts at 1:00 p.m. Note all trips are on a first come, first served
basis: members first, then open to the public in general.
Please consider going on our trips this coming year.
The list of our coming trips for 2015 includes:
May 19 - Mt. Airy Lodge, “The Flamingos”! (Filled, waiting list available)
June 25 - Doolans, Heavenly Concert!
July 23 - Hunterdon Hills, “Twist & Shout”
August 20 - Allenberry Playhouse, “South Pacific”
September 25 - Mystery Trip
October 24 - Bahama Cruise – Must sign up by March 10. Open to All!!
November 19 - American Music Theatre, “Christmas 2015”
23 YOUR COMMUNITY & ANNIVERSARIES
WEST LAWN SENIORS
Note: Our bus trips include a meal.
Come join us, our membership is open to all. For more
information and trip details, call Clara Koch @ 610-678-2123 or
Barbara Messner @ 610-678-1961.
APRIL ANNIVERSARIES
BLANDON
BBL
LAN
ANDONN SSENIOR CITIZENS
ANDO
Richard
MelvaWise , 62Years
RiR h d & M
BERNVILLE YOUNG AT HEART
Anna Mae & Arthur Smith, 60 years
Nancy & Carl Eisenhower , 63 years
Berkshire Commons Events:
**Healthy Eating - Free 6 wk. Course**
Stanford University Free 6 wk. Healthy Eating Course
Mondays April 13th – May 18th 5:45pm – 8:15pm
Call Martha Sitler at Berks Encore to register or info
610-374-3195 ext. 224 - Seating is Limited
** CASINO BUS TRIPS - 3rd Tuesdays **
April – Bethlehem Sands, May – Mt. Airy,
Departs Berkshire Commons at 9am
Cost $30 (receive Free slot play, food credit, & more)
Photo ID needed, call Berkshire Commons to R.S.V.P.
Genesis Campus setting offers both Personal Care,
Skilled Rehabilitation, and Long Term Nursing Home Care.
www.genesishcc.com
MIFFLIN COURT
LAUREL CENTER
BERKSHIRE COMMONS
450 E. Philadelphia Ave.
Shillington, PA 19607
610-796-1600
125 Holly Road
Hamburg, PA 19526
610-562-2284
5485 Perkiomen Avenue
Reading, PA 19606
610-779-3993
berksencore news • APRIL 2015
We take care of all your needs as they change in life.
Visit Berkshire Campus, Mifflin Campus, & Laurel Campus.
24
Call For An Appointment Today!
Cataract Surgery • Glaucoma Management
Retina Care • Dry Eye Treatment • LASIK
Oculoplastic Surgery • Eye Exams
Eyeglasses • Contact Lenses
Domenic C. Izzo, Jr, MD, Peter D. Calder, MD, Francisco L. Tellez, MD, FACS,
Guri Bronner, MD, Jacquelyn M. Horst, OD, J. Mark Snyder, OD
610-298-1413 | berkseye.com |
1802 Paper Mill Rd (Next to the Hampton Inn) Wyomissing
Join us
Wednesday, May 13 from 1-3pm
for our 4th annual
Wellness Fair
berksencore news • APRIL 2015
Over 25 vendors including healthy snacks, free blood pressure,
balance, hearing and vision screenings, raffle prizes,
therapy dogs and chair massages.
Come early
and take a tour.
501 Hoch Road, Blandon, PA 19510 • 484-637-8200 • www.KeystoneVilla.com