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Dear Friends,

By the time you read this, summer will be gone and fall will have arrived. While many of us here at Good Shepherd had our share of leisurely days vacationing, the work of serving our patients and residents didn’t take any time off.

If grit and determination could be bottled and sold, then Megan Miller would be a wealthy young lady. Throw in a tough competitive spirit and there’s a formula for success. Since she was two years old, Megan has leveraged those qualities to become a level 8 gymnast.

Grateful to Good Shepherd with helping him regain his independence, Dick and Lois Bohner show their gratitude with a legacy gift.

Help make Christmas joyful for all our long-term care residents by giving today to the Resident Holiday Wish List. Click here to make your donation now. Thank you!

What wakes you up in the morning? What gets you out of bed? Is it the sun coming through your curtains to welcome you to the day? Is it the smell of freshly brewed coffee? For me, it is the sound of my daughter calling to me, wanting breakfast. She and my husband are true blessings to me. I am fortunate that I have a supportive family as well as a large extended family of love.

Perfect weather, fabulous food and a gathering of friends and family were just the ingredients on Friday, June 22, for the All-American Picnic enjoyed by residents of the Good Shepherd Home-Bethlehem. Non-stop entertainment by Dan Flok had people rocking throughout the afternoon.

Forty-nine members of the 1908 Raker Society gathered for the group’s 10th annual luncheon on Friday, June 15, in the Health and Technology Center on Good Shepherd’s south Allentown campus.

The Scene: An old mansion on an island where guests have gathered at the invitation of a mysterious man.

The Plot: An eccentric millionaire and amateur mystery buff intent on committing the perfect crime.

“Women reaching out to do together what we could not do alone.”

Pat Kleintop may have had a strong streak of Pennsylvania Dutch in her blood but she also had a lot of Maine. She loved pot pie, homemade noodles and shoofly pie. She also loved Portland, crab cakes and lighthouses. Two weeks before Pat died, she checked a big item off her bucket list when she made a nostalgic trip back to Maine where she vacationed with her family when she was a child.