Gone Fishin’. It’s a Spring Tradition.
That’s where you’ll find Cedarbrook Allentown and Fountain Hill residents during a week in June. Each year, many residents try their luck creek side for a little fun…and fishing. Cedar Creek, located near the Cedarbrook Allentown facility in South Whitehall, is stocked with trout donated by the Cedar Creek Sportsmen Association. The fish are fed and cared for by the Sportsmen volunteers, who also help residents catch many of the 200 trout placed in the creek for the annual Fishing Fest. Therapeutic Recreation staff accompanies residents from 15 different nursing units at the South Whitehall facility and Cedarbrook Fountain Hill for an hour or two of fishing twice a day. Employees and volunteers help residents bait their hooks, cast their lines and release the fish. Fish not returned to the water become the entrée at a Fish Fry later in the month. Everyone involved gets invited to a meal of baked trout, potato salad, deviled eggs, baked beans and cookies prepared by the Dining Services and Therapeutic Recreation staff. Fish Week gives the residents an opportunity to enjoy the spring and make some new friends; for others, it is their first time fishing. For many, the Fish Fest brings back pleasant memories of days gone by. Fishing takes place typically 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Call 610-336-5681.