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Nostalgia can be good for you

June 7, 2015 The good old days — ahh, how thoughts of the past evoke a feeling of pleasure and a slight longing for a time that can never be relived. more »»

 
 
 
Judo master prefers martial arts

June 7, 2015 Master Jan Fink­beiner, 60, fell for Judo the first time he stepped into a dojo (school), and he has been falling ever since. “I was interested in some sort of martial art. more »»

Website provides answers to questions

June 7, 2015 By Jeff Bettwy Question: What can I do at social security.gov? Answer: You can conduct most of your Social Security business with us online at socialsecurity .gov/onlineservices. more »»

Senior center plans murder mystery event

June 7, 2015 The Central Blair Senior Center, 1320 12th Ave., will hold a murder mystery dinner at 5:30 p.m. on Friday at the center. more »»

Finding joy in their jobs

May 3, 2015 Don Rupe and Don Glass are not interested in full-time retirement anytime soon. The men have worked in their trade for more than 75 years and almost 60 years respectivel. more »»

Lost pensions benefits can be claimed

May 3, 2015 Dear Savvy Senior, What tips can you offer for tracking down a lost pension from a previous employer? — About to Retire Dear About, It’s not unusual for a worker to lose track of a pension benefit. more »»

Senior centers plan events

May 3, 2015 The Northern Blair Senior Center, 505 Third St., Tyrone, will hold the following events: n Kip Woodring will entertain at 11 a.m. Monda. more »»

Center to honor mothers

May 3, 2015 The Southern Blair Senior Center, 15229 Dunnings Highway, East Freedom, will host an event to honor mothers at 10:30 a.m. Thursday. more »»

Self-taught tennis player likes to be competitive on the court

May 3, 2015 Looking across the net at Paul Kopac, you might initially think you’re about to play a friendly, noncompetitive game of tennis. You would be misjudging your opponen. more »»

Agency provides benefits to veterans, wounded military and their families

May 3, 2015 On Memorial Day, we honor men and women who died while courageously serving in the U.S. military. We also recognize active duty service members, especially those who have been wounded. more »»

‘The Talk’ can ease parents,’ kids’ minds

April 5, 2015 Not having “The Talk” could be a costly mistake. more »»

Allegheny Ridge director makes fitness a priority

April 5, 2015 One day, we might be able to hike, bike, canoe or kayak from Pittsburgh to Harris­burg. On that day, Jane Shef­field, executive director of the Allegheny Ridge Corp. more »»

Tools manage medications so they are taken correctly

April 5, 2015 What products or solutions can you recommend to help seniors keep up with their medications? My mom is supposed to take several different medications at different times of the day but frequently... more »»

Senior centers provide variety of exercise classes

April 5, 2015 Blair Senior Services Inc. is offering two new exercise classes at the Cen­tral Blair Senior Center, 1320 12th Ave., and evening classes at the Northern Blair Senior Center, 505 Third St., Tyr. more »»

Dinner dance to feature the music of Neil Diamond

April 5, 2015 TYRONE — Northern Blair Senior Center, 505 Third St., will hold a dinner dance at 5 p.m. Friday with dinner at 5:30 p.m. A tribute to Neil Dia­mond will follow from 6 to 7:30 p.m. more »»

Victims of continual identity theft may be able to get new number

April 5, 2015 Question: Someone stole my Social Security number, and it’s being used repeatedly. more »»

Let the (wood) chips fall

March 1, 2015 By Linda T. Gracey lgracey@altoonamirror.com Socialization and learning new skills are two ways seniors can enhance their well being. more »»

Manager enjoys motivating others

March 1, 2015 Phyllis Baker, 52, grew up during a time when outdoor play was part of the norm of childhood. more »»

Blair Senior Centers to offer entertainment and programs

March 1, 2015 Two Blair Senior Centers are offering programs and activities in March. n Central Blair Senior Center, 1320 12th Ave., has six entertainment events planne. more »»

Certain legal documents can protect seniors, family

March 1, 2015 Dear Savvy Senior: What kinds of legal documents are suggested for end-of-life plans? I would like to get my affairs in order before it’s too late. more »»

Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg hosts prom for guests, residents

March 1, 2015 The Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg hosted a Sweet Senior Prom for residents and guests of Hickory Commons, Hillcrest Apartments and the health care center last month. more »»

 
 
 

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  2. Yes, as long as safety is practiced, and kids are protected.
  3. Why not just watch the professionally-done displays?
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