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Birth date defines full retirement age

February 5, 2016 What is full retirement age? Answer: Full retirement age is the age at which a person may first become entitled to full or unreduced retirement benefit. more »»

 
 
 
Calculating retirement savings is 3-step process

February 5, 2016 Dear Savvy Senior, Can you help me calculate about how much my wife and I need to save for retirement? We are in our late-50s and want to see where we stan. more »»

Runner aims to compete in more races

February 5, 2016 By George Kattouf There are those who realize their athletic potential at a very young age, and there are those who avoid athletics altogether. Bob Fox exemplifies the latter. more »»

Seniors return to joy of coloring

February 5, 2016 The serene sounds of nature play in the background while the artists concentrate on their work. They are nurturing a skill they learned as children, but seem to be appreciating it more as adults. more »»

Trips relieve cabin fever

January 3, 2016 After retirement, winter became long and boring for Bob and Cookie Hall of Altoona. They couldn’t garden or spend time outside, and that made for long months of cabin feve. more »»

Hiker combines fitness with fun

January 3, 2016 Purposeful recreation has been an ingredient in Susan Kuhn’s fitness recipe since she was a chil. more »»

Part-time job can increase retiree’s overall benefits

January 3, 2016 Question: My neighbor, who is retired, told me that the income he receives from his part-time job at the local nursery gives him an increase in his Social Security benefits. more »»

Readers can submit obituaries for pets

December 20, 2015 The Mirror publishes obituaries of pets on Mondays. The Mirror pet obituary desk is staffed weekdays by Linda Richards at 946-7441. Obituaries can be emailed to petobits@altoonamirro. more »»

Regaining strength & mobility

November 1, 2015 A program at ProCare under its RhinoCare Wellness Program is helping seniors regain strength and stamina. more »»

Senior centers announce the following events for Blair County residents ages 60 and older:

November 1, 2015 Northern Blair The Northern Blair Senior Center, 505 Third St., Tyrone, will offer the following classes. n Bell Choir at 10:30 a.m. Fridays. n Facebook class at 2 p.m. Tuesdays. more »»

Be a Santa program to begin

November 1, 2015 The Home Instead Senior Care office serving Blair and Cambria counties, will soon launch the “Be a Santa to a Senior” program to provides gifts and companionship for lonely seniors. more »»

Ukulele group to give concert, offer lessons

November 1, 2015 The Allegheny Ukulele Kollective will be at the Central Blair Senior Center, 1320 12th Ave., at 3 p.m. Thursday for a ukulele concert and petting zoo. more »»

Homewatch offers guide to having difficult talks

November 1, 2015 JOHNSTOWN — As part of its mission to help families by providing information needed to make informed decisions about caring for aging loved ones, Homewatch Care­Givers of Central Pennsyl­vania has... more »»

Agency offers online tools for planning retirement

November 1, 2015 Question: What can Social Security do to help me plan for my retirement? Answer: Social Security has some great online financial planning tools you can use to make an informed... more »»

Days go better with laughter

August 2, 2015 Growing old is not always easy, but that does not mean it can’t be fun. more »»

TV news anchor runs to help nonprofits

August 2, 2015 WTAJ-TV 10 news anchor Carolyn Donaldson is seldom anchored to her desk. As a matter of fact, Don­aldson is an avid runner. more »»

Senior centers to host dances, entertainers

August 2, 2015 Central and Southern Blair Senior Centers have announced events for August. They are: Central Blair Center Aug. 10 — Karaoke and live music by DJ Skiddy at 1 p.m. Aug. more »»

Government retirement program celebrates 80 years with website

August 2, 2015 Social Security has provided critical financial help to people of all ages for the last 80 years, and despite our age, we’re far from retiring. more »»

Open houses for younger seniors

July 5, 2015 Senior centers are more than a place to play checkers or pinochle. While card games and board games may be available, younger seniors are responding to activities that have more zip. more »»

Families asked to invite older relatives to dinner

July 5, 2015 Sitting down for a meal with family is fun. Yet, members of the family who could enrich the experience are rarely at the table. more »»

Teacher is a competitive runner

July 5, 2015 Amy Brisbin, 55, found her niche in her mid-20s when she began running and joined the Altoona Track Club. more »»

 
 
 

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