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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, January 10, 2020 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, January 8: Mustard dill baked fish, stewed tomatoes, broccoli and cauliflower, macaroni and cheese, cherry gelatin.

Thursday, January 9: Teriyaki glazed pork, stir fried vegetables, carrot ginger soup, sesame brown rice, fresh melon.

Friday, January 10: Stuffed cabbage w/ meat sauce, green beans, mashed potatoes, whole wheat dinner roll, fresh apple slices.

Monday, January 13: Beef stew, peas, potatoes, whole wheat dinner roll, fresh fruit salad.

St. Luke’s Health Network pledges locally-sourced food at its hospitals

Friday, January 10, 2020 by The Press in Business Showcase

St. Luke’s University Health Network (SLUHN) is the first health system outside of the Philadelphia area to sign the Good Food, Healthy Hospitals pledge.

SLUHN signed the pledge after the initiative secured a five-year national grant to expand the program statewide.

The president of each SLUHN campus signed the Good Food, Healthy Hospitals Pledge, taking the next step to promote good healthcare through good food choices in all the hospital settings: patient meals, cafeteria meals, catering and vending machine operations.

LV Active Life lists January events

Friday, January 10, 2020 by The Press in Local News

Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown, is offering the following programs for seniors.

The following groups and disc jockeys will be playing oldies and requests at the Saturday and Wednesday dances, so come out and enjoy the music with your friends.

Jan. 11: Hot Spanish Music Dance

Jan. 15, 25: DJ Jerry Deane

Jan. 18: KATO

Saturday dances will be offered 7-10 p.m. The Wednesday dance will be 1-4 p.m. in the Trexler Room.

Per person admission fee includes light refreshments. Singles and couples are welcome.

Schweyer announces bid for re-election

Friday, January 10, 2020 by The Press in Local News

Incumbent state Rep. Peter Schweyer, D-22nd, has announced he is seeking re-election to the General Assembly for the 2021-22 session.

First elected in 2014 to represent the 22nd Legislative District, the Democrat, who is seeking a fourth term, touted his lifelong ties to Allentown, recent legislative victories and expertise in key policy areas.

“It is a joy and honor to serve the people of my hometown in Harrisburg,” Schweyer said. “I love that not only do I get to think about ways to make Allentown better, but I’m responsible for delivering upon those ideas”


Friday, January 10, 2020 by The Press in Opinion

·Northeast Community Center, Bethlehem, is looking for a volunteer softball/baseball instructor to lead and introduce children in grades 1-12 in learning the fundamentals, sportsmanship, and commitment to play on a softball/baseball team.

Call Jackie Jimenez at 610-691-3355

·Center For Vision Loss, needs volunteers to assist clients with visual impairment during a weekly walk at the Lehigh Valley Mall Wednesdays from 9-10:30 a.m.

Call Rita Lang at 610-433-6018, ext. 225.

Another View

Friday, January 10, 2020 by The Press in Opinion

Seeking mental health care should not come with a stigma attached

Everyone, from time to time, experiences emotional ups and downs caused by events in his or her life or from more severe clinical mental health conditions.

Many individuals suffer in silence and do not seek help from mental health care professionals for fear of being judged by family, friends or co-workers.

Oprah recently discussed mental health issues with singer Lady Gaga during the first of several interviews in Oprah’s “2020 Vision: Your Life in Focus” cross-country tour.


Friday, January 10, 2020 by The Press in Opinion


There are no strangers in the world,

Just people we do not know.

We run into strangers every day,

Wherever we may go.

They may be considered strangers,

Until you start to chat,

Once you share some this and that,

You make a new friend, right where you’re at.

I like to talk to strangers,

they have a story to tell.

If your conversation is long enough,

You will know them very well.

It’s amazing when you chat with folks,

You simply run into

Many times you find someone

Who’s somehow related to you!

Nominations being accepted

Thursday, January 9, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs


Lehigh County Aging and Adult Services is accepting nominations for Unsung Heroes.

To celebrate Older American’s Month, the Lehigh County Office of Aging and Adult Services recognizes Lehigh County residents, 60 years of age or older, who have displayed exceptional generosity with their time and talent to enhance the lives of others and their community.

The Unsung Hero finalists will be honored at a special awards ceremony 1:30 p.m. May 20.

To request a nomination form, call the aging and adult services office at 610-782-3034.