The Peak Center will provide a presentation this Wednesday called “Medicare Made Easy.” The Peak Center’s Consumer Education Coordinator, Carole Costlow says, the program is for people who already enrolled in Medicare or anyone who is looking to help enroll their parents. Costlow adds, it takes multiple reviews of the information.
“ Before it really makes sense to people. So this our attempt to provide some information in a non-competitive environment and an ability to ask questions from a presenter who will be at the Peak Center. Anyone attending can make follow up appointments, if they are interested.”
The Peak Center is located at 1293 Allentown Road in Lansdale. It’s happening this Wednesday, October 23rd at 1pm.
Starting Thursday morning, motorists that plan on driving in Downtown Lansdale might want to give themselves a little extra time to get where they are going. South Broad and Vine Streets will become ground zero for the Wood-Vine Connector Road Improvement project and construction will continue there for more than a week. Boro officials will work closely with the police as well as the contractor to maintain access for Borough Hall and the Post Office. The Connector will ease congestion at busy intersections Downtown by diverting traffic from Broad and Main Streets onto Vine Street, Susquehanna Avenue, Derstine Avenue and Wood Street after they are rebuilt and realigned.
The last motion approved by Lansdale Borough Council in the existing Borough Hall will be vetoed. Mayor Andy Szekely Wednesday night announced he will send subdivision and land development plans for the new municipal complex back to council for another vote. With Szekely running for reelection and the vote less than three weeks away, Council Vice President Mary Fuller questioned the motives for the veto. Szekely says his position on the issue has been clear since the discussion started. The existing Borough Hall is scheduled to close Friday, November 8th. Borough administration will be up and running again in modular office units at 645 West Ninth Street the following Wednesday.
Prescription drug abuse is leading to an upswing in heroin use in Montgomery and Bucks Counties. Drug counselor Gordon Hornig works with Penn Foundation in Sellersville and says prescriptions have become the gateway.
“Opiate pill abuse, we’ve seen it’s double, two fold in the last couple of years. Time Magazine just featured an article the other day about it.”
Hornig adds, people become addicted and then turn to heroin because it’s a cheaper high. Horning was a guest on Tuesday Comment Please By Univest Program on WNPV.