Adult day care can provide a much-needed break for caregivers

submitted by E. Garrett Gummer, III, Esquire, and Maureen L. Anderson, Esquire, www.GummerElderLaw.com

Caregiving is hard work, and it’s easy for caregivers to become exhausted. Adult day care centers provide care and companionship in a group setting to seniors who need supervision during the day, allowing their caregivers to go to work or take a much-needed break. There are about 4,600 such programs in the U.S., according to the National Adult Day Services Association.

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Avoid ‘ice dams’ before the cold weather comes

submitted by Gary Selleck, owner, C and C Family Roofing

Have you ever noticed after a moderate to heavy snowfall that you have icicles hanging off the edge of the roof? Most people think that the icicles add to the overall holiday appearance of their home. What most people fail to realize is the hidden damage these icicles may be causing to your home.

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Preplanning a service when a loved is imminently ill

submitted by Jason “Oz” Oszczakiewicz, Owner/Supervisor, Varcoe-Thomas Funeral Home of Doylestown, Inc.

Preplanning a funeral when a loved one is imminently ill or on Hospice can be difficult for surviving family members. Coping with decisions about care, meetings with caregivers and professionals, and medical devices is very time consuming. There is also the task of planning a service for a loved one ahead of time that can be very stressful and confusing. Discussing these decisions with a loved one who is very ill can also be emotionally draining and hard to discuss with the loved one who is ill.

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Devlin Insurance Agency: Providing the best auto and homeowners coverage at the lowest price

by June Portnoy

How long have you been with your current insurance company, and when was the last time you sat down to review your homeowners or auto coverage?

So many people continue paying that initial coverage rate without ever giving it a second thought. The problem with that logic is that your needs change over time, which often affects your coverage.

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Nancy Williams: Local real estate agent serves her clients’ best interest

by June Portnoy

Buying or selling your home is probably the largest business transaction you’ll ever make, so you want a knowledgeable, experienced, hands-on real estate agent, like Nancy Williams, to assist you with this life-changing event.

Nancy, a full-time Realtor Associate at Coldwell Banker Hearthside Realtors at 212 N. Main Street in Doylestown, has sold every type of home: an expensive condo, over-55 community properties and luxury homes. Because Coldwell Banker Hearthside is the number one relocation agency, Nancy also helps people from other areas find homes in the Delaware Valley. She is licensed in both PA and New Jersey.

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Doylestown 10U Tigers win back-to-back State Championships

The Doylestown Athletic Association Tigers 10U baseball team won the State Championship game against Ridley on July 7th at Barness Park in Warrington by a score of 3-0. They are back-to-back state champs.

Pictured in front row from left are Cole Fehrman, EJ Wentz, Jonathan Cawley, Sajan Shah, Brett Young, and Alec Kennedy; middle row, Alex Creighton, Connor Boyle, Jack Hamilton, Andrew Whinney, Gavin Morgan, and Braden Murphy; back row, Coaches Kevin Murphy, Scott Hamilton and Ed Wentz.

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Plumstead Christian School groundbreaking on $3.2 million project

June 13th marked the beginning of a facility expansion at Plumstead Christian School. Administration, school board, and neighbors gathered for the groundbreaking. Attending were Dan Hilferty, Board of Supervisors Plumstead Township, and Margaret McKevitt, Economic Development and Planning Services.

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Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School extends its services

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel (OLMC) School is adding a preschool, starting with a pre-K4 Program, beginning September 2014. To help with childcare needs of working parents it will also be providing before and after school C.A.R.E.S. (Children are Receiving Extended Services) for students in preschool through sixth grade.

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BARC gears up for the 10th Annual Walk-A-Thon and Community Day

On Sunday, September 14th, BARC Developmental Services will host its 10th Annual Walk-A-Thon and Community Day at Tyler State Park in Newtown. Check in begins at 10:00am and the walk starts at 11:00am.

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Toe Tappers celebrate Flag Day with vets

The Toe Tappers of Bucks County performed at the Delaware Valley Veterans Home in Philadelphia on June 13th, a special Flag Day performance in celebration of the honored vets who served our country. In front of a crowd that filled the venue, the Tappers danced to Broadway show tunes, favorite nostalgic songs, and several contemporary selections. The dances were interspersed with comedy routines that brought smiles and laughter.

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