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Area volunteers pack blizzard bags for seniors

Thursday, December 6, 2012 by The Press in Focus Feature

Volunteers from Computer Aid, Selective Insurance, Air Products, and Meals on Wheels recently packed 900 emergency food bags ready to deliver to homebound seniors and adults with disabilities in Lehigh County during this winter season.

Every year, Meals on Wheels provides its homebound clients with a day's worth of shelf-stable food items, called "blizzard bags," to be used during bad weather when meals cannot be delivered.

These blizzard bags are provided free-of-charge.

Nearly 9 in 10 seniors drive car that does not fit their needs, AAA says

Thursday, December 6, 2012 by The Press in Opinion

With nearly 90 percent of motorists 65 and older suffering from health issues that affect driving safety, finding a car that not only adapts to conditions, such as lack of flexibility or muscle strength, while maintaining safety and comfort can be difficult.

Data from a new AAA survey also reveals only one in 10 senior drivers with aging health issues are driving a vehicle with features such as keyless entry and larger dashboard controls that can assist with such conditions.

Guest View

Thursday, December 6, 2012 by The Press in Opinion

Pa. Academy of Ophthalmology urges parents to keep an eye on toy safety

The holidays are a wonderful time for family festivities, but too many celebrations are interrupted each year due to unsafe use of toys, which can lead to serious eye injuries in children.

The good news is the vast majority of these injuries can be prevented. During Safe Toys and Celebrations Month in December, the Pennsylvania Academy of Ophthalmology reminds parents to keep their children's eyes safe from toys.Children receive all types of potentially unsafe presents during the holidays, including BB guns, airsoft guns, pellet guns and darts.


Thursday, December 6, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Nativity offered Dec. 13-16

Trinity Wesleyan Church, 6735 Cetronia Road, Lower Macungie Township, is offering a free outdoor live nativity with live characters and animals 7-9 p.m. Dec. 13, 15 and 16 and 8-10 p.m. Dec. 14.

The 8-minute show runs continually each night.

A Christmas concert, "All Bow Down," will be presented 7 p.m. Dec. 14.

There will be free popcorn and hot chocolate.

For more information call, 610-398-1711 or go to


Thursday, December 6, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Breakfast with Santa on Dec. 8

Nativity Lutheran Church, 4004 Tilghman St., Allentown, is hosting a Breakfast with Santa from 8-11 a.m. Dec. 8.

Have a picture taken with Santa or in Nativity costume.

There will be crafts and games for children.

Admission for children is a toy donation for Toys for Tots.

There is a fee for adults.

For more information, call 610-395-5062.

Senior Center

Thursday, December 6, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Concert on Dec. 17

Lehigh County Senior Center, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown, will be hosting a free holiday concert from 1-3 p.m. Dec. 17.

The concert will feature the Good Vibrations Chorus, Timely Tappers and the Jazz Band.

Entertainers are all members of the center's various performance groups.

Light refreshments will be served.

For registration, call 610-437-3700.