Wednesday, September 9, 2015 by FRED CICETTISPECIAL TO THE PRESSQ. I SEEM TO BE GETTING MORE CAVITIES IN MY TEETH AS I GET OLDER. IS THIS ANOTHER PART OF THE AGING PROCESS? in Social News
Tooth decay and gum disease are caused by plaque, a layer of bacteria. Plaque can build up quickly on the teeth of older people. In addition, seniors have a greater tendency to get decay around older fillings. Seniors have more fillings than younger people because of fluoride not being in the water.
Cavities in the roots of teeth are more common among older adults because the roots are exposed when our gums recede and we become “long in the tooth.” The root surfaces are softer than tooth enamel and decay more easily.
Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network will host a “Celebrity Bartender” event, 4:30 - 8 p.m. Sept. 17, at Chickie’s & Pete’s, 701 Hamilton St., Allentown. The event is open to the public.
Proceeds benefit Good Shepherd Pediatrics, which provides diagnostic and therapeutic services for children with autism, developmental delays or physical disabilities, or those who are recovering from accidents, injuries or illnesses.
Wednesday, Sept.9:Swedish meatballs, wide noodles, mixed vegetables, wheat bread with margarine, tropical fruit.
Thursday, Sept. 10:Orange juice, fried chicken breast with lettuce-tomato-mayo on a bun, pepper slaw, fresh seedless grapes.
Friday, Sept. 11‑Patriot Day: Macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, baby kale and spinach salad with hot bacon dressing, wheat bread with margarine, raspberry filled cookie.
Monday, Sept. 14:Cranberry juice, taco casserole, flame roasted corn, wheat bread with margarine, fresh fruit in season.
Wednesday, Sept. 9:Garlic honey barbecue chicken, barley rice, peas, donut hole, fresh fruit, roll.
Thursday, Sept. 10:Pot roast, roasted potatoes, cauliflower, pound cake, roll.
Friday, Sept. 11:Baked white fish, macaroni and cheese, stewed tomato, canned fruit, mini corn muffin, roll.
Monday, Sept. 14:Honey mustard chicken, roasted red skin wedges, broccoli, mini muffin, roll.
Tuesday, Sept. 15:Hot dogs, vegetable medley, warm apple wedges, roll.
Wednesday, Sept. 16:Pork barbecue, warm peach crisp, creamy spinach, roll.
Put out a BOLO (Be On the Lookout) alert for the spotted lanternfly.
No, this is not a TV police drama, but continued vigilance is needed for the invasive spotted lanternfly. It has not been found outside of the six Berks County townships under quarantine (District, Pike, Earl, Hereford, Washington and Rockland) yet. But if it exists outside of that area, everyone wants to know.
The spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula), an invasive plant-hopper, was discovered in Berks County in 2014. This pest is native to China, India, Japan, Vietnam, and was introduced to Korea.
The Diocese of Allentown is presenting a Papal Mass Viewing Sept. 27 at SteelStacks, Bethlehem, to coincide with Pope Francis' visit to Philadelphia.
The event, which is free and open to the public, will begin with an outdoor Mass at noon and culminate with a showing of Pope Francis' Papal Mass for the World Meeting of Families on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, scheduled for 4 p.m. Sept. 27.
The 35th Annual Roasting Ears of Corn Festival, Pennsylvania's oldest Native American Indian Festival, will be held 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., rain or shine, Aug. 22 and 23, Museum of Indian Culture, Fish Hatchery Road, Allentown.
Premiering at the festival is Joanne Shenandoah, Oneida, in concert, 7 p.m. Aug. 21 in the museum. Shenandoah performs with her sister, Diane and daughter, Leah.