Care Plus More named Best Senior Living Provider

Care Plus More, a Senior Home-Care Agency, located in Washington Crossing, has been named Best Senior Living Provider for 2015.

“Because we treat our clients and caregivers like family and are committed to delivering the best home care experience, we are honored to have won this award. We pride ourselves on attracting employees who have a genuine love for helping others,” said Gregg Rackin, Agency CEO.

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Property Tax/Rent Rebate forms now available

State Rep. Tina Davis’ office has received Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program application forms from the PA Department of Revenue and her staff is ready to help you file yours.

The rebate program benefits eligible Pennsylvanians 65 or older, widows and widowers 50 or older, and people with disabilities 18 or older. The income limit is $35,000 a year for homeowners and $15,000 annually for renters. Half of Social Security income is excluded and the maximum standard rebate is $650.

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‘Container Gardening’ to be topic of discussion April 21st

“Container Gardening” will be the featured topic at the monthly meeting of the Trevose Horticultural Society on Tuesday, April 21st, at 7:00pm at the Bensalem Senior Center, 1850 Byberry Road, Bensalem.

Using a variety of colorful perennials and annual plants, Susan Doblmaier’s PowerPoint program will illustrate how to create unique container combinations that transition through three seasons and harmonize with each other through color, texture and bloom. Her presentation will also feature the basics of plant and container selection, soil mixes and maintenance of combo plantings.

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Packers Win Fall-Winter Northampton Senior Center Billiards Championship

Team Packers won the Fall-Winter League Billiards Championship on March 30th during the tournament held at the James E. Kinney Senior Center. The Packers were captained by Mike Parry and beat the Jets captained by Tom Davis in the final best of three round 2-1. The winning team received movie theater passes compliments of League Commissioner Pete Palestina.

The league was comprised of 24 players on 6 teams with each team playing a total of 75 games during the regular season which started October 6th and ended with the playoffs on March 30th.

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Spring Fling Shopping Event to Support the Northampton Township Senior Center

On Saturday, April 25th from 9am to 2pm over 50 vendors will be on hand for the annual Spring Fling Shopping Event. The event will feature over 50 vendors selling handcrafted jewelry, scarves, totes, baby items, clothing, home décor, candles, baked goods and much more.

Admission is free and shoppers can purchase for any occasion including Mother’s Day, teachers gifts, graduation presents, and Father’s Day.

The event is sponsored by Comfort Keepers and will be hosted at the Northampton Township James E. Kinney Senior Center. The center is located at 165 Township Road in Richboro. For more information call 215-357-8199.

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Middletown Seniors’ bus trip

The Middletown Senior Citizen’s Association offers a travel program for all ages. Buses depart from Middletown Senior Citizen’s Association, 2142 Trenton Road, Levittown. Make checks payable to M.S.C.A. and mail to above address.

Include traveler’s name, phone number, address, and partners. Call for further details at 215-945-5345 or 215-945-2920.

  • Wednesday, May 13th:  Brooklyn’s Pizza & Chocolate Tour. Includes excellent guided tour of Brooklyn, Cooney Island free time, lunch at two famous Pizzerias plus desert. Cost $102. Leave 8:30am, return 7:30pm.
  • Wednesday, August 5th: River Boat Lunch Cruise Toms River, NJ & Valenzano Winery. Narrated three-hour cruise on board “River Lady” and wine tasting (13 wine samples). Cost $93.  Leave 9:00am,  return  6:15pm.
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Pine Run crafters make cases for kids

Whether it be through cooking, stitching, or expressing a kind word, Pine Run villagers are known for engagement in the local community. The most recent example of artful aid was a pillowcase project led by Dolly Resnick, a resident who volunteered. She coordinated a volunteer sewing circle to create more than 30 colorful cases to donate to children being treated at the Della Penna Pediatric Center of Doylestown Hospital.

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The transition into retirement

submitted by Rosemary G. Caligiuri, CASL™, President, Harvest Group Financial Services

What is it? The transition into retirement is when you are changing from your full-time working years to your retirement years. If retirement is approaching, you may have to make numerous decisions. Can you afford to retire? What about early retirement – is it a possibility? If you want to continue working, are there other considerations? Your first step is to review your sources of retirement income and estimate your retirement needs.

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Grave matters

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

There is growing curiosity among consumers as they are learning that in Pennsylvania, in addition to a traditional funeral home, cemetery companies have the ability to sell cemetery property, as well as caskets, vaults, monuments or other funeral merchandise.  However, what they may not realize is that the prices for certain merchandise have been inflated beyond what privately-owned funeral homes offer.  Consumers also may not realize that today, many larger cemeteries are owned or managed by larger corporations or a funeral service corporation.

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A quick look at Medicare, Medicaid, and nursing homes

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

Many people are surprised to discover that Medicare actually provides very limited coverage for nursing homes.

In theory, Medicare Part A covers up to 100 days of care in a skilled nursing facility for each spell of illness. However, this is true only if the nursing-home care follows at least a three-day admission to a hospital. Further, after 20 days, you must pay a copayment of $157 a day (although this may be covered by Medigap insurance).

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