Brewer Game & Tailgate Party


Brewer Game & Tailgate Party at VMP Trinity

Wednesday, July 18th – 10am
Ages 55 & Better are Welcome!

VMP Trinity
7300 W. Dean Rd.
Milwaukee – 53223

  • ONLY $27 includes a Usinger’s Tailgate Party (Hotdogs/Brats/Beer/Soda)
  • Transportation to/from Miller Park
  • Ticket to the Brewer Game on the Club Level

RSVP by July 3rd to (414) 607-4125
www.VMPcares.com

 

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Patriotic Desserts


Red, White and Blue Jello Flag

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. ADD 1-1/2 cups boiling water to dry berry blue gelatin mix in medium bowl; stir at least 2 minutes until gelatin is dissolved. Dissolve dry red gelatin mix in 1-1/2 cups boiling water in separate bowl. Stir 1-1/2 cups ice cold water into dissolved gelatin in each bowl.
  2. SPRAY 10-cup flag mold with cooking spray; place on baking sheet. Pour red gelatin into mold. Refrigerate 45 minutes until set but not firm (gelatin should stick to finger when touched and should mound). Meanwhile, refrigerate berry blue gelatin in bowl for 45 minutes.
  3. MEANWHILE, stir remaining 1 cup boiling water into dry lemon gelatin mix in bowl at least 2 minutes until dissolved. Refrigerate 25 minutes or until slightly thickened (consistency of unbeaten egg whites), stirring occasionally. Stir in whipped topping with wire whisk. Gently spread over red gelatin in mold. Refrigerate 10 minutes or until set but not firm. Gently spoon thickened berry blue gelatin over lemon gelatin mixture in mold.
  4. REFRIGERATE 4 hours or overnight until firm. Unmold.

 

Star-Spangled Fruit Tart

Ingredients

  • 1 tube (18 ounces) refrigerated sugar cookie dough, softened
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries
  • 1 cup halved fresh strawberries

Directions

  • Press cookie dough onto an ungreased 12-in. pizza pan. Bake at 350° for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.
  • In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar and extract until smooth. Spread over crust. In center of tart, arrange berries in the shape of a star; add a berry border.
  • Refrigerate until serving. 

 

Star-Studded Blueberry Pie

Ingredients

  • 4 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup quick-cooking tapioca
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Pastry for double-crust pie (9 inches)
  • 2 tablespoons butter

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the blueberries, sugar, tapioca, lemon juice and salt; toss gently. Let stand for 15 minutes. Line a 9-in. pie plate with bottom pastry; add filling. Dot with butter; flute edges.
  • Cover edges loosely with foil. Bake at 400° for 25 minutes. Remove foil; bake 20-25 minutes longer or until set. Cool on a wire rack.
  • From remaining pastry, cut out 15 large stars with a 2-in. cookie cutter and 15 small stars with a 1/2-in. cookie cutter. Place on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 5-10 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Remove to wire racks to cool. Randomly place stars over cooled pie.

 

Berry Cheesecake Pie

 Ingredients

  • 8 sheets phyllo dough (14 inches x 9 inches)
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 cup strawberry jelly
  • 1 cup whipped topping
  • Sliced fresh strawberries and additional blueberries, optional

Directions

  • Place one phyllo sheet in a greased 9-in. pie plate; brush with butter. Repeat seven times; trim edges. (Keep remaining phyllo covered with plastic wrap and a damp towel to prevent it from drying out.)
  • Bake at 425° for 6-8 minutes or until edges are lightly browned (center will puff up). Cool on a wire rack.
  • For filling, in a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until smooth. Add eggs; beat on low speed just until combined. Fold in blueberries. Spoon into crust.
  • Bake at 350° for 10 minutes; cover edges with foil to prevent overbrowning. Bake 23-27 minutes longer or until center is almost set. Cool on a wire rack for 1 hour. Refrigerate until chilled.
  • In a small bowl, beat jelly until smooth; spread over filling. Spread with whipped topping. Garnish with strawberries and additional blueberries if desired.

 

Uncle Sam’s Crispy Treat Cake 

Ingredients

  • 8 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 12 cups crisp rice cereal
  • 2-1/2 cups shortening
  • 3 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 jars (7 ounces each) marshmallow creme
  • Red and blue paste food coloring

Directions

  • In a Dutch oven, combine marshmallows and cubed butter. Cook and stir over medium-low heat until melted. Remove from the heat; stir in cereal. Press 4 cups into a greased 9-in. round pan. Form remaining mixture into a 5-in. diameter x 6-1/2-in. tall cylinder; place on waxed paper to cool.
  • For frosting, in a large bowl, beat softened butter until fluffy; beat in confectioners’ sugar and vanilla until smooth. Beat in marshmallow creme until light and fluffy.
  • Unmold cereal mixture from 9-in. pan and place on a cake plate. Place 3 cups frosting in a small bowl; beat in red food coloring until smooth. Frost top and sides of 9-in. cake with 1 cup red frosting.
  • Place 1 cup white frosting in a small bowl; beat in blue food coloring until smooth. Frost bottom 2-1/4 in. of the cylinder with blue frosting. Place cylinder on cake. Frost the rest of the cylinder with red frosting.
  • Cut a small hole in the corner of pastry or plastic bag; insert #48 basketweave tip. Using white frosting, pipe stripes on sides of hat. With a #7 round tip, pipe trim.
  • Using a 1-1/2 in. star cookie cutter, press a row of stars onto hatband. Fill in stars with white frosting using the #7 tip. 

Recipes from Taste of Home

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4th of July Parades and Fireworks near Milwaukee


Celebrate Independence Day at the Parades & Fireworks near you!

 

OnMilwaukee.com

Milwaukee

Alcott Park: July 4 – The parade assembly marches into Alcott Park at 9 a.m., where children will receive free ice cream. There will also be children’s games and contests all day. The fireworks ground display starts at 9:15 p.m.

Enderis Playfield: July 4 – Parades depart from 81st St. School and Mother of Good Counsel Church bright and early at 8:30 a.m., followed by a 9:15 a.m. flag raising and music concert/sing-along. Contests and games continue throughout the day, including a fire department water cannon display and watermelon eating contest.

Gordon Park: July 4 – Gordon Park will celebrate the fourth with a series of live music, theater, and dance performances beginning at 1 p.m. The fireworks begin at 9:15 p.m.

Humboldt Park: July 4 – The parade starts at 9 a.m. at Kinnickinnic and Lincoln Avenues; the afternoon children’s parade begins at 1:30 p.m. Games, contests and activities continue throughout the day, and there is live music starting at 3 p.m. The night closes with an expanded fireworks display at 9:15 p.m.

Jackson Park: July 4 – Children’s parades begin at 8:45 a.m. with ice cream at 9 a.m. A flag raising ceremony and kids’ contests round out the morning. Fireworks begin at 9:15 p.m.

Dr. M.L. King, Jr. Park: July 4 – The park hosts a neighborhood talent contest at noon today. See the flyer for information about auditions.

Lake Park: July 4 – Parades from Hartford and Maryland Avenue Schools start at 9 a.m. with art projects and other parades, like a doll buggy, coaster and tricycle parade, to follow throughout the day. Fireworks begin at 9:15 p.m.

Lincoln Park: July 4 – You’ll have to check out another park for daytime festivities but you can make your way to Lincoln Park for fireworks at 9:15 p.m.

McGovern Park: July 4 – A flag raising and opening ceremony starts the day at 1 p.m., followed by talent shows and a karaoke showcase. McGovern won’t have fireworks, but nearby Lincoln, Noyes and Washington Parks will have plenty of sky candy.

Mitchell Park: July 4 A school parade is held at 8:45 a.m., with a flag raising in front of the Domes taking place at 10 a.m. Games kick off right afterward, as well as a 2 p.m. talent show and music from DJ Dan Variety from 6 to 9 p.m. The fireworks start at 9:15 p.m.

Noyes Park: July 4 – A parade leaves at 8:45 a.m., with a flag raising and ice cream at 9:45 a.m. Games begin at 10:45 a.m. and fireworks at 9:15 p.m.

Sherman Park: July 4 – The parade leaves from St. Catherine’s Church at 9:30 a.m. with ice cream at 10:30 a.m. Deck out your bikes and trikes for the parade and the judging that follows at 11:15 a.m. The celebration goes through the day with games and prizes.

Washington Park: July 4 – The day begins with a flag raising at 11 a.m., then hosts games and contests until the fireworks show at 9:15 p.m.

Wilson Park: July 4 – The parade commences at 9 a.m. Music, contests and crafts follow until 3 p.m., when The Greater Milwaukee Figure Skating Club puts on a free ice show at the Rec Center, 4001 S. 20th St. A talent contest for ages 5-19 follows at 5:30 p.m. Fireworks begin at 9:15 p.m.

U.S. Bank Fireworks, Veterans Park: July 3 – Fireworks start at dusk, but activities run all day long in Veteran’s Park on the lakefront. This is by far the biggest and most popular fireworks display in the area. Our advice is to camp out early with your blankets for a good seat.

 

Cities Near Milwaukee

Bayside: July 4 – The village’s annual parade starts at 9 a.m. at Bayside Middle School. Kids are encouraged to decorate their bikes and join in the procession (plan to gather at the school around 8:45). Festivities follow at Ellsworth Park and include Bayside’s Best Dog Competition.

Brookfield: July 4 – A parade for the city begins at 10 a.m. on July 4 running on Calhoun Road between North Avenue and Gebhardt Road. The city’s annual Ice Cream Social and ceremony follows the parade in the Civic Plaza between City Hall and the Safety building. Mitchell Park hosts Family Fest from 6 to 9 p.m. on July 4 with family-oriented activities. The city’s fireworks start at 9:15 p.m. in Mitchell Park. The Town of Brookfield will also host another parade at 9 a.m., running from Elmbrook Church to Marx Park, where there will be ice cream, games, cotton candy, a pie-eating contest, brats, burgers, and hot dogs.

Brown Deer: July 4 – This year’s Fourth of July celebration will be held at Village Park and features a hometown parade, games, bingo, and a fireworks display. Musical entertainment includes Andrea and the Mods and the Marydel Rae Duo.

Butler: July 4 – Stake out a spot between 127th Street and Arden Place and Frontier Park to catch the parade at 2 p.m. There’s a Fire Department Breakfast, swap meet, garden walk, and more. Fireworks light up the park at dusk.

Cedarburg: July 4 – The day kicks off early with the Dennis Krzykowski Memorial 5K Family Run at 8:30 a.m. at Cedar Creek park. A community parade starts at 10 a.m. at Firemen’s Park and runs south along Washington Avenue. It’s followed by festivities at Cedar Creek Park, including music, a daylong picnic, and children’s activities. Fireworks light up the sky at 9:30 p.m.

Cudahy: July 4 – Cudahy’s parade steps off at noon, starting at Grange and ending on Armour Ave.

Delafield: July 4 – A 10 a.m. parade runs from Main Street to the Delafield Legion Post. Fireworks light up the sky at dusk July 6 over Lake Nagawicka.

Elm Grove: July 4 – An Independence Day Fun Run/Walk starts at 9 a.m. in the village park and is followed by a bike decorating contest at 11:45 a.m. at the fire house. Carnival games, rides, a “No Crybabies Baking Contest” and live music round out the day’s activities. Fireworks start at 9:30 p.m. (Rain date for fireworks July 5, 9:30 p.m.)

Fox Point: July 4 – A parade steps off at the Fox Point police station at 9 a.m. today and winds its way to Longacre Pavilion.

Franklin: July 2-4 – The city of Franklin 2012 Civic Celebration features two days of celebration centered at Lions Legend Park, running Tuesday 5 p.m.-midnight and Wednesday . The celebration features a children’s parade at 10:30 a.m. and a main parade at 11 a.m. on July 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. along Highway 100 and Loomis Road. The parade begins at 11 a.m. on the Wednesday at W. Loomis and Forest Hill Roads, followed by a day of free ice cream, family activities, and live music. Fireworks are set for July 4 at 9:30 p.m.

Germantown: July 4 – The noon parade winds from Pilgrim Road and Francese Drive to Firemen’s Park, followed by a day of family fun. Fireworks send off the day in style at dusk in the park.

Grafton: June 30 – The Holidaze festival features the largest fireworks display in Ozaukee County at dusk in Lime Kiln Park. The Jaycees host a corn roast and the American Legion has bingo, plus kids can enjoy inflatables and games all day long after watching the parade march in from Rose Harms Legion Post at 2 p.m.

Greendale: July 3-4 – The Lions Club will be hosting two days of entertainment in the tent next to the Gazebo in Downtown Greendale. Food and beer will be available, and musical acts include Freddy & the Cruisers, Geoff Landon and Friends, and Fran the Piano Man. See the website for more details.

Greenfield: July 4 – Just next door, Greenfield rings in the Fourth with a parade at 12:30 p.m. starting from Layton Ave between 68th and 51st Streets. Konkel Park will be the site of a day-long event filled with family fun and live entertainment, ending with fireworks just after dusk.

Hales Corners: July 4 – Hales Corners starts July 4 off early with the 8 a.m. Firecracker Four Run in Hales Corners Park and New Berlin Road. There’s an antique and classic car show at Holz Chevrolet from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Children’s Parade starts at 9 a.m. The fire station hosts an open house 11 a.m.-3 p.m. A pie/dessert baking contest starts at noon. The “Big Parade” starts at 4 p.m. beginning at 102nd Street and Forest Home Avenue and ending at Village Hall. The fireworks go off at dusk in Hales Corners Park. The Hales Corners Park pool also features food and live music from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Hartford: July 4 – Set up along Main Street for the parade at 2 p.m., then swing by Veteran’s Memorial Park for fireworks once the sun goes down.

Hartland: June 29-July 1 – Hartland’s Hometown Celebration Weekend includes fireworks Friday evening at Nixon Park and a parade on Sunday at 1:30 p.m.

Kenosha: July 1-4 – The Civic Veterans Parade starts the festivities July 1 at 2 p.m. with a lineup starting east down 60th Street, winding around Library Park, and continuing north down 6th Street. The parade will feature Miss America 2012, Wisconsin’s own Laura Kaeppeler. A celebration at the Pennoyer Park Bandshell will follow the parade. Fireworks will be launched on the 4th at 9:30 at the east end of Harbor Park and can be viewed all along Kenosha’s lakefront.

Menomonee Falls: July 3 – The Independence Day parade will be held on Tuesday, July 3. Call (262) 255-5125 for more information.

Muskego: July 3 – Head to Idle Isle Park for fireworks at dusk.

New Berlin: July 2-4 – New Berlin’s festivities run through Wednesday in Malone Park, 2805 S. Casper Dr. The National Dash, a 5K run or two-mile run/walk, steps off Wednesday at noon. The main parade starts at 1 p.m. and runs along National Avenue. Fireworks start at 10 p.m. Live entertainment, rides, games and even a petting zoo will be around daily.

Oak Creek: July 4 – Celebrate America’s birthday with a parade at 9 a.m., which kicks off at the corner of Groveland Drive and Shepard Avenue and ends at the American Legion. There is free ice cream and T-ball and baseball games in Upper and Lower Legion Park after the parade. Fireworks begin at dusk.

Oconomowoc: June 30 – The parade starts at 4 p.m., traveling from Roosevelt to Fowler Park.

Port Washington: July 4 – Celebrations kick off with an 11 a.m. parade in Downtown Port Washington, followed by a picnic at Veterans Park and fireworks along the lakefront at dusk.

Pewaukee: July 4 – The Pewaukee Water Ski Club show starts at 6:45 p.m.

Racine: July 4 – Racine’s Fourth Fest features one of the largest parades in the Midwest. Get there early to stake out a spot to watch it along its 2.6-mile route down Main Street. Pre-parade begins at 8:30 a.m. Fireworks finish off the day along the lakefront at dusk.

Saukville: July 4 – The 1 p.m. parade starts at South Main Street and Rebel Road, followed by activities at Grady Park. Stake out a spot in Peninsula Park for the fireworks at dusk.

Shorewood: July 4 – The parade steps off at 3:30 p.m. from Oakland Avenue and Kensington Boulevard and ends at Spector Field at River Park. Free ice cream and children’s games follow on the High School Athletic Field. Live music, food, and activities begin at 6 p.m. at Atwater Park and continue until the fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

South Milwaukee: July 4 – Grant Park is the site of South Milwaukee’s festivities, starting with a kiddie parade at 10 a.m. and followed by live entertainment, prizes, ice cream, and costumes.

Sussex: July 4 – Get ready for the fireworks at 9:20 p.m. in Sussex Village Park.

Watertown: July 3-4 – Riverside Park hosts an evening of pre-holiday live entertainment on June 3 beginning at 6 p.m. and ending at 9:45 p.m. with fireworks. The next morning the parade kicks off the fun at 10 a.m. at Main and Water Streets and proceeds to Riverside Park, where a day of fun follows.

Wauwatosa: July 4 – The North Avenue parade begins at 9 a.m. Afternoon and evening events, which include pony and camel rides for the kids, inflatables, live music and performances from the Milwaukee Public Theatre start at 12:30 p.m. in Hart Park, 7300 Chestnut St. Fireworks start at 9:15 p.m.

Waukesha: July 4 – The parade starts at 11 a.m. and travels from Cutler to Frame Park. The Waukesha County Exposition Center will host the city’s fireworks. Grounds open at 7:15 p.m. and fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m.

West Allis: July 2-4 – Head over to Hart Park for a fireworks display at 9:15 p.m.

West Bend: July 4 – The parade lines up at 9:30 a.m. at Badger Middle School and ends at Regner Park. Move to Riverside Park at dusk to catch the fireworks.

Whitefish Bay: July 4 – Watch the parade en route from East Silver Spring Drive and North Kent Avenue to Klode Park at 11 a.m., followed by fireworks in the park at dusk.

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Tips on Keeping Seniors Safe in the Summer Heat


Tips from VMP Senior Living Home about keeping Seniors safe in the Summer heat.

 

Drink plenty of liquids 

  • The heat can dehydrate you quickly so make sure to have plenty of water on hand during the day, whether you’re outdoors or not.

  • Avoid caffeinated and alcoholic beverages

Dress Appropriately

  • Wear loose-fitting clothes in natural fabrics like cotton and dress in light colors that will reflect the sun and heat instead of darker colors that will attract them.

Protect your Skin

  • Wear hats, sunglasses and a sunscreen of 30 SPF or more. Wear a hat to lessen sun exposure to the face and neck – two spots extremely vulnerable to contact with the sun.

Stay Indoors during Extreme Heat

  • If you do not have air conditioning in your apartment, go somewhere that does.  A movie theater, the mall, a friend or relative’s home or a community senior center are all good options.

  • If you need to get out of the house and don’t drive a car, call a taxi, a friend or a transportation service.  Do NOT wait outside for the bus in extreme heat.

  • If you are absolutely unable to leave the house and do not have air conditioning, take a cool bath or shower to lower your body temperature on extremely hot days.

  • Temperatures inside the home should not exceed 85 degrees Fahrenheit for prolonged periods of time.

Know the signs of Heat Stroke

  • Side Affects: flushed face, high body temperature, headache, nausea, rapid pulse, dizziness and confusion

  • Take immediate action if you feel them coming on

Check on your Friends and Family

  • The heat can be especially difficult on the elderly, so make sure to check regularly on your family, friends and neighbors during hot spells. Often heat-related issues arise before you have a chance to ask for help.

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Gluten Free Dinner on the Grill


Grilled Steak Sandwich 

– SheKnows.com

Ingredients:

  • 4 (5-ounce) beef tenderloins filets
  • Salt
  • Coarsely ground black pepper
  • Dried oregano
  • Chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil plus more for brushing
  • 1 small onion, halved, thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 small gluten-free baguettes, halved lengthwise
  • 4 thin slices provolone cheese
  • Fresh basil leaves

Directions:

  1. Preheat grill to medium-high.
  2. Rub both sides of filets with salt, pepper, oregano, and chili powder. Set aside.
  3. In a grill-safe skillet, heat olive oil on grill (you can do this on the stovetop, if preferred). Add onion and cook, stirring often, until onions are softened and lightly browning. Stir in garlic and cook for 1 minute. Remove from heat but keep warm.
  4. Place steaks on grill. Grill steaks for 3 minutes per side or until desired doneness. Transfer steaks to a cutting board to rest for 5 minutes. Reduce heat to medium. Thinly slice steaks.
  5. Place baguettes on grill cut side down to lightly toast. Flip baguettes and arrange steak on bottom halves of baguettes. Top with onions and cheese. Close grill and let cook until cheese melts.
  6. Transfer sandwiches to a serving platter and cover steak with two basil leaves. Place top halves of baguettes in place and serve.

Grilled Tarragon Potatoes

– SheKnows.com

A little fresh tarragon goes a long way in these grill-fired potatoes.

Ingredients:

  • 6 red potatoes, cut lengthwise into wedges
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh tarragon
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  1. Directions:
    Preheat grill to medium-high.
  2. In a large bowl, combine potatoes, oil, lemon zest and juice, and tarragon. Toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Remove potatoes from bowl, reserving bowl and remaining marinade. Place potatoes in a grill basket and grill, turning occasionally, for 10 to 15 minutes or until tender.
  4. Transfer potatoes back to the bowl and toss to coat. Serve warm.

 

Grilled Corn on the Cob with Honey Cilantro Lime Butter

– LivingWithout.com

Ingredients:

  • Grilling fresh corn in its husk steams the kernels, charring them ever so slightly. This sweet and tangy side dish is perfect for a backyard picnic or dinner party.
  • 1 cup butter or dairy-free Earth Balance
        Organic Buttery Spread, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 lime, zested and juiced
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 dash hot sauce
    – Salt, to taste
    – Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 6 ears corn, silks removed, husks left on and tied
    ¼ cup chopped cilantro leaves
    – Butcher’s twine, as needed

Directions:

  1. In a food processor, blend together butter (or dairy-free buttery spread), honey, lime zest and juice, garlic and hot sauce. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat the grill to medium high.
  3. Peel the outer husks away from the corn without removing them. Remove the silk from inside the husk and then fold the husks back around the corn, tying the top with butcher’s twine. Soak ears of corn in cold water for 10 minutes.
  4. Place the corn on preheated grill. Close the lid and cook the corn 15 to 20 minutes, turning every 5 minutes. Remove corn from grill, cool slightly and peel off husks. Brush generously with buttery mixture and sprinkle with cilantro.

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Top Senior Summer Vacations


Where do you want to go for your next vacation? Below are some of the top summer vacation sites for Senior Citizens.

Branson, Missouri

Branson has more theaters per capita than anywhere else in the world, and visitors can choose among concerts, dinner shows, comedy clubs, magic acts and more. Some places offer senior discounts, but because the Branson tourist demographic is geared toward seniors, the discounts are insignificant. – About.com

The Mark Addy Inn in Nellysford, Virginia

Beautifully restored and lovingly appointed, The Mark Addy beckons with the romance and richness of a bygone era. Luxurious rooms offer elegant comfort, serene privacy and incredible views. After a sumptuous breakfast, hike the Appalachian Trail, ski at Wintergreen, golf, play tennis, visit Mr. Jefferson’s Monticello, shop for antiques, luxuriate in a jacuzzi tub, pamper yourself at the Wintergreen spa or tour the many award-winning vineyards of Nelson County. From our veranda, watch the magnificent sunset over the Blue Ridge Mountains. Join us for a gourmet, candlelit dinner and then stargaze from the porch before retiring to the serenity of a country night’s slumber. – BedandBreakfast.com

Grand Canyon Railway

Grand Canyon Railway made its first journey to the South Rim in 1901, long before Arizona was dubbed the “Grand Canyon State.” With the arrival of the train, people could get to the legendary canyon with ease and comfort. Today, you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park along the same rail line your parents or grandparents did. Select from one of four vintage classes of service which have been lovingly restored. Journey to Grand Canyon National Park aboard Grand Canyon Railway and take a trip not only to America’s most recognized spectacle, but a trip back in time. – Grand Canyon Railway

Cape May, New Jersey

Though it is an island, Cape May is a part of a “cape,” a strip of land projecting into a body of water. Settled by whalers and fishermen in colonial times, Cape May has been the destination of vacationers since  “resorting” to a different location began, making Cape May America’s oldest seaside resort. – CapeMay.com

San Francisco, California

San Francisco, California is another great summer vacation spot for travelers young and old. Great attractions include the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and the Victorian home tour. San Francisco has a plethora of great hotels and inns that are available to visitors including the Union Street Inn, the Donatello Hotel and the Hotel Drisco. While visiting, be sure to enjoy a trolley ride through the steep streets of San Francisco. – http://voices.yahoo.com/five-best-summer-vacations-8260413.html?cat=16

Ocean City, Maryland

Ocean City, Maryland features miles of beaches, entertainment and activities to keep seniors busy and see the amazing scenery. Ocean City is home to many great hotels and inns to make your stay a memorable vacation.

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Summer Activities for Senior Citizens


Looking for fun ways to spend the summertime with your elderly loved one? There are many ways that senior citizens can enjoy a fun, safe and meaningful summer day. While summer offers many choices for interest activities for seniors, make sure you are cautious with physical activities, temperature, and hydration. Whatever activity you choose to do, let them tell you their memories and share their life through life reflection. These simple and inexpensive activities are very special to seniors when they can tell stories of the past and create new memories.

  • Go to a grandchild’s baseball game
  • Walk on the beach
  • Stroll in the park
  • Go to a parade
  • Have a family reunion
  • Take swim classes
  • Visit Jazz in the Park
  • Go to garage sales

 

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