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Coronavirus and Older Adults

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Dr. John Goldman, UPMC Pinnacle

Dr. Goldman is Vice President, Designated Institutional Official for Graduate Medical Education, and an infectious disease specialist at UPMC Pinnacle. He leads and collaborates on UPMC’s response to COVID-19 in the southcentral Pennsylvania region. In addition, Dr. Goldman is a practicing physician at PinnacleHealth Medical Associates and consults for inpatient and outpatient care.

As you get older, your risk for severe illness from COVID-19 increases. Severe illness means that the person with COVID-19 may have a reduced quality of life, require hospitalization or intensive care, or even need a ventilator to help them breathe. By understanding the factors that put you at an increased risk, you can make decisions about what kind of precautions to take in your daily life. Dr. John Goldman, infectious disease specialist with UPMC Pinnacle, shares important information to keep you and your family safe and healthy.

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Pennsylvania State Parks and Forests Getting Involved!

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Marci Mowery, President
Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation

A native of Lancaster County, Marci Mowery spent her youth exploring the natural areas of the county and the mountains near the family camp, which shaped her future as a professional conservation leader. Her 27-year career spans various positions with the National Audubon Society and as President of the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation. When not ‘speaking for the trees’, Marci enjoys exploring new places, trying new foods, and reading.

Pennsylvania’s state parks and forests provide a myriad of opportunities for engaging in the outdoors. Learn about the many values and benefits of spending time in the outdoors and explore easy ways to get involved in your local state parks and forests.

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Lottery Frauds & Sweepstakes Scams

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Mary Bach
Independent Consumer Advocate and Chair,
AARP Pennsylvania Consumer Issues Task Force

Mary Bach is a nationally recognized, independent Consumer Advocate. She is also Chair of the AARP Pennsylvania Consumer Issues Task Force. She has taken her knowledge to many television outlets including the Today Show, Good Morning America, Donahue, and Dateline. She has also been featured in the pages of Good
Housekeeping, Business Week, Money Magazine, USA Today, and the Wall Street Journal. Her work is centered around preventing fraud against older consumers.

That free, all-inclusive vacation —is it too good to be true? Did you really win a lottery you don’t remember entering? Are free contests really free? Pennsylvanians report more than 50,000 cases of fraud to the Federal Trade Commission each year. Don’t fall for these classic phone and mail scams. Get common sense advice and learn to spot “Red Flags” that will help protect you from consumer fraud.

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Sayings and Phrases

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Lou Thieblemont

Lou Thieblemont worked for 37 years as a commercial airline pilot. Since retirement, Lou has served as mayor, and is actively volunteering in his hometown of Camp Hill, Pennsylvania. He has served as vice president of the Astronomical Society of Harrisburg and as a member of the board of directors of the Museum of Scientific Discovery in Harrisburg. When not in PA, Lou can be found giving his informative talks on cruise ships around the world.

Mind your own bee’s wax. Not enough room to swing a cat. Raining cats and dogs. We have all heard these old expressions. Take a fun journey discovering where many common phrases and sayings started, how they evolved and how the meanings have changed over the years. We will also look at the everyday use of some strange nautical terms. Can you fathom that?

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