Homefix Custom Remodeling helps seniors age gracefully

by June Portnoy

The daily routine of bathing that most people take for granted can be very dangerous for seniors, many of whom fall while climbing over the high step-in entries to bathtubs and shower stalls. Some seniors become so fearful of falling that they avoid bathing on a regular basis.

Fortunately, Homefix Custom Remodeling (HCR) has helped make bathing a safe, enjoyable experience for seniors. Brad Farnin, a Bucks County resident, explains that after working as a Walk-In Tub Specialist at corporate companies for six years, he recognized that they charged more than necessary for senior-friendly bathing products that were so essential for the elderly to bathe.

As a result, Brad recently partnered with HCR, a home improvement company headquartered in Baltimore. In business for over 25 years, HCR is Better Business Bureau accredited with an A+ rating, along with having received multiple Angie’s List Super Service Awards.

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SPOTLIGHT: The Montessori School

Montessori is a learning community of children mixed in ages from preschool through kindergarten. The children work on specially-designed and sequenced materials following their own interests and timetables.

It is different from mainstream traditional education programs where children are in groups and everyone must work on what the teacher chooses. Some people think that Montessori is only for bright children or children with special needs. Some say Montessori is too structured or children can do whatever they want.

These are some of the more common misunderstandings about the Montessori philosophy because Montessori is a different type of early childhood program. So who is Montessori for?

For Parents:

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SPOTLIGHT: The Center for Student Learning Charter School

The Center for Student Learning Charter School (CSL) at Pennsbury is proudly celebrating 15 years of service to students in Lower Bucks County. It is a public charter school offering an educational choice at no cost to families.

The CSL at Pennsbury offers a high quality education to students in grades six through 12. CSL provides a small personal learning environment that is safe and positive where all learners can grow. It offers a curriculum taught by 100% highly qualified teachers. CSL also has numerous extracurricular programs and activities that enhance its students’ learning experience.

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SPOTLIGHT: Discovery Day Care

The children at Discovery Day Care have spent many hours learning their letters and numbers. They’ve learned sign language, yoga, and how to play a violin. Basically, they have done everything they were supposed to do in their preschool class in preparation for entering kindergarten in the September.

So what is left to learn? Philanthropy. The children needed to know that we are all responsible for others, and we especially have a responsibility for those in need.

Thus, Discovery Day Care Preschool Graduation Community Service Project was born, an annual undertaking for most of the past years since 2009 that occurs over a few months during the spring and summer each year.

With each preschool graduation project, the Discovery children and families have come to know children battling health concerns beyond their control. Just this past year, there were efforts to fundraise and raise awareness for Annalise Zadnik, a four-year old girl battling Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, which resulted in raising almost $2,400.

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PENN-MORRIS Pharmacy: Experience the difference

by June Portnoy

PENN-MORRIS Pharmacy recently opened at 229 Plaza Boulevard, Suite 16 in Morrisville, catering to the Morrisville and Yardley communities.

If you’re asking what makes this independent, family-owned pharmacy different from all the other pharmacies in the community, PENN-MORRIS’ Pharmacy Manager, Mike Krevitskie has the answer. He likens your experience here to your experience at your favorite coffeehouse.

According to Mike, people who like coffee realize that you can get this beverage at many different locations, and yet many coffee drinkers have an allegiance to a particular one and will only purchase their coffee at that venue. It doesn’t matter if the coffee tastes practically the same wherever you buy it or even if the location where you purchase it costs more than a different place because these people are loyal to their favorite coffeehouse.

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Four Paws Doggie Day Care: Your dog’s home away from home

by June Portnoy

If you work full time and feel guilty leaving your dog home alone, bring your pup to Four Paws Doggie Day Care where your dog will receive a fun-filled day of play and exercise.

“We strive to give every dog a positive daycare experience provided by a nurturing staff,” says co-owner Bob David.

Even if you’re home during the day, but want to give your energetic pup an outlet to run around and socialize with other dogs, Four Paws is the place for your four-legged family member. This daycare’s flexible hours will accommodate your schedule whether you want to drop off your dog for an hour, half day, full day or any amount of time in between.

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Headz First Salon: Transformative hair coloring, styling and cutting

by June Portnoy

Ready for a brand new look for the spring? If so, let Headz First Salon’s experienced stylists help you select the perfect hair color, style and cut to enhance your appearance so you look and feel great. Headz First caters to the entire family from children to grandparents and every age in between. They provide unmatched services to both men and women in a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere.

“We specialize in hair coloring,” says owner Jo Ann Campbell, a L’Oréal Professional Colour Specialist. “We do lots of creative coloring with bright colors like blue, pink and purple.”

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The Ivins Outreach Center

Staying Put in Lower Bucks (SPLB) is a new program offered by The Ivins Outreach Center (IOC). The program is designed to provide services to the 55 and older community so they can remain in their homes as long as possible and stay active in their community. SPLB program will offer much needed services, such as: transportation, social events, education programs, personal assistance, home assessments, and referral assistance.

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The Morrisville-Yardley Area Rotary Club – ‘Service Above Self’

The Morrisville-Yardley Area Rotary Club was instituted in 1928 and is part of the network of 1.2 million Rotarians in more than 34,000 clubs all over the world. These Rotarians, with differing occupations and cultures, have a unifying passion for service, from helping individuals and families in need to working toward a polio-free world.

The weekly meetings of the clubs foster fellowship and networking among business and professional people, with an emphasis on ethical conduct in personal, professional and business relationships.

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The Village Renaissance Faire

The Faire’s authenticity, diversity, and more than 9,000 attendees annually make it hard to believe that the 17th Village Renaissance Faire is produced by and for the benefit of the Village Library of Wrightstown, but it IS true.

The small library has created what is known as one of best weekend faires around, so even if you don’t want to be part of the Magic, you will not want to miss it this September 17th and 18th on the donated Middletown Grange Fairgrounds in Wrightstown.

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