Speaker Date Topic
Helen Papathanasiou Jun 01, 2022 7:30 AM
New Member Classification Presentation
Mary Ann Pickell, Owner at CarePatrol Jun 08, 2022 7:30 AM
Planning Ahead for Senior Care Solutions

During this presentation, you will learn:

  • how to think about planning ahead for senior care
  • how not to be a victim of your circumstances
  • what it actually cost for senior care nowadays

About CarePatrol

Choosing a safer senior housing option, unfortunately, cannot be made by appearance alone. What is most important is something that really can’t be seen. It is "Can this community really care for your senior?" That's why CarePatrol's advisors complete a "Care Discovery" and base our recommendations on care options that can specifically meet your individual needs and preferences.

CarePatrol helps accross the following areas of senior care consideration:

  • Discovery of Needs
  • Guided Tour of Communities
  • Full Care Details & Transparent Pricing
  • Moving Day & Transport Support Counseling
  • Continuing Care Support

About the Speaker: Mary Ann Pickell

As a Certified Senior Advisor & Certified Dementia Practitioner, Mary Ann is passionate about empowering seniors and their families during a time when many emotional and practical issues must be considered. She listens carefully to all of her client's needs, concerns and preferences before recommending appropriate levels of care such as; Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care or In-Home Care.

Mary Ann and her husband are happily married for 29 years and have 3 beautiful children. Three of her family members were veterans that have served in World War ll which brings an appreciation and connection to our veterans and their families. Spending time with her family and their two dogs and volunteering with a local organization that supports older adults and their families through education.

Arthur Rand, CEO at Baristi Coffee Roasters Jun 15, 2022 7:30 AM
A Cup of Coffee Solves Everything: Roasting the World's Finest (100% Colombian Supremo certified)

Baristi, established in 2004, is a family owned business based in Allentown, PA, dedicated to process 100% Colombia coffee. 

During this presentation, you will learn:

  • About Fair Trade and coffee
  • Coffee roasting best practices  
  • How humidity affects coffee flavor
  • About the Experience: Why the Columbian coffee bean is contains the finest hidden aromas & taste in the world



Gail Micca, President Allentown West Rotary Club Jun 22, 2022 7:30 AM
AWRC Changeover Meeting
Jill Kearney, CEO of Spclty Moves by Design Jun 29, 2022 7:30 AM
Classification Talk
Morgan Martin, Account Manager Fox Rehabilitation Jul 13, 2022 7:30 AM
Aging In Place

About Aging in Place

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines aging in place as: “the ability to live in one's own home and community safely, independently, and comfortably, regardless of age, income, or ability level.”

During this presentation you will learn about: 

  • Why Aging in place matters
  • Receiving out patient therapy at home
  • The various levels of in-home care 

About Fox Rehabilitiation

FOX is primarily a clinician-operated, professional private practice of full-time physical, occupational, and speech therapists, built on the foundation of Geriatric House Calls™. Clinicians are given the autonomy to provide clinically excellent care through evidence-based interventions and best practice guidelines.

The types of in-home services provided include:

  • Physical Therapy 
  • Occupational Therapy 
  • Speech-Language Pathology 
  • Exercise Physiology 
  • Clinical Programming 


Kurt Landes, Pres & Gen Mgr, LehighValley IronPigs Jul 20, 2022 7:30 AM
Update On The Lehigh Valley IronPigs + How The Lehigh Valley IronPigs Charity is Impacting lives

About The Lehigh Valley IronPigs 

The Lehigh Valley IronPigs are a Minor League Baseball team of the International League and the Triple-A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies.

Since debuting in 2008, the Lehigh Valley IronPigs have led Minor League Baseball in per game attendance at Coca-Cola Park with 10,100 capacity and has become the Lehigh Valley's place for affordable family entertainment.

  • Team: Philadelphia Phillies (2008–present)
  • Mascots: Ferrous and FeFe
  • Arena/Stadium: Coca-Cola Park
  • Manager: Anthony Contreras
  • League: International League
  • Division titles (1): 2018
  • Owner(s)/ Operator(s): Joseph Finley and Craig Stein

About IronPigs Charities (IPC) 

IronPigs Charities is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, the cornerstone of the Lehigh Valley IronPigs' commitment to the Lehigh Valley community and is presented by the Air Products Foundation. 

Mission: IronPigs Charities supports educational and recreational opportunities for Lehigh Valley youth, focusing on diversity and inclusion.

Established in October 2007, before the IronPigs ever played a game, IronPigs Charities (IPC) is the philanthropic arm of the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. IPC also assists local youth sports leagues with team-management tools, education programs and facility improvements. The organization has donated more than $1.2 million to youth-serving non-profit organizations throughout the Lehigh Valley region.

IronPigs Charities is supported through the strong fanbase of the Lehigh Valley IronPigs via in-game fundraising activities such as the popular 50/50 raffle, used team equipment sales, and the team jersey auctions. Funds are also raised through contributions from companies, organizations and individuals, as well as from special event sponsorships and ticket sales for annual events including the Phillies Winter Caravan, Hackers & Homers golf tournament and the Meet the Team Dinner.

About Kurt Landes, President, General Manager 

Kurt Landes, the first and only General Manager in franchise history, has helped steer the IronPigs to extraordinary success under his leadership since the club's inception.

The IronPigs have led all of Minor League Baseball in average attendance per game since their debut season in 2008 and have received numerous industry honors under Landes' guidance. Those include the prestigious Bob Freitas award (honoring sustained excellence in Minor League Baseball), the Larry MacPhail Award (recognizing baseball's best promotional success) and in winning 5 'Golden Bobblehead' awards - the most of any team in Minor League Baseball - recognizing the industry's best promotions.

Landes was named the International League Executive of the Year in 2009 and 2010, becoming just the fifth person ever to be named to the honor in consecutive years dating back to the award's founding in 1964. In 2011, Landes was named the Morning Call's co-sports personality of the year (along with Ryne Sandberg) after helping guide the IronPigs to Minor League Baseball's top attendance total and in 2010 he received the honor of being named one of four "Rising Stars" in Minor League Baseball by the SportsBusiness Journal.

Originally from Ohio, Landes graduated as the sole recipient of the distinguished Outstanding Senior Award from Bowling Green State University. He is also a member of the Northwestern (Ohio) High School Alumni Hall of Fame. The 2020 season is his 27th in Minor League Baseball.