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Games offer friendly rivalry

April 7, 2013 Athletes older than 50 who want to have fun while testing their muscles should join the Golden Games, Paul Kowalski of Altoona think. more »»

Staying on track

March 3, 2013 Most seniors don’t play on teams anymore, but sometimes they could use a little coaching. more »»

Not missing a sound

February 3, 2013 As people age, their ability to hear tends to diminish. more »»

Keep on moving

January 6, 2013 Peg Oakes knows the value of exercise. She puts on her sweats three days a week and heads to the gym. more »»

Mirror employee devotes 52 years to business

January 6, 2013 If you ever purchased a copy of the Altoona Mirror at the Logan Valley Mall, chances are Jim Campbell was responsible for getting it there. more »»

Leaving a legacy

December 2, 2012 Faded photographs, dog-eared clippings of quotes snipped from magazines and compact disks with dusty covers may hold the keys to your life story. It’s up to you to fill in the blanks. more »»

Generations at play

November 4, 2012 The seniors at the Senior Daily Living Center spent the morning doing exercises and playing table games. About a half an hour before lunch, their routine changes. more »»

Insurance guidance

October 7, 2012 Mary Ruth Smith, 71, of Altoona was surprised when she was notified that her insurance company would not pay two medical bill. more »»

A clear view

September 2, 2012 New glasses might not be the answer if you find the words on a page are blurry or the glare of headlights bothers you when you drive at night. It may be a sign of aging — cataracts. more »»

Dinner for one

August 5, 2012 What’s for dinner? For a senior living alone, the answer may be not easy. more »»

Heat & heath

July 1, 2012 Whether or not a senior can take the heat might depend on what medicines he or she is taking. Dr. more »»

Moving at a senior’s pace

June 3, 2012 Whether a senior likes his or her exercise slow and steady or fast-paced and fun, Blair Senior Services has classes to fit their needs. more »»

Up to speed

May 6, 2012 Leslie Nearhoof, 76, admittedly has had a “heavy foot” for most of his 60-year-driving caree. more »»

Longing for sleep

April 1, 2012 Dean McKnight was always tired. He constantly drank caffeinated sodas to get through the day. In his retirement, McKnight, 72, of Hollidaysburg found it difficult to feel energize. more »»

Comforting companions

March 4, 2012 Comfort for some area seniors is defined by a gentle purr or wag of a tail. The U.S. more »»

Homes not required to accept animals

March 4, 2012 Assisted living facilities and personal care homes have no obligation to allow cats, dogs, birds, mice or any other pets to reside under their roofs. more »»

Piano man

February 5, 2012 Bill Kinser is a piano tuner who has been accepting encores for more than 50 years. more »»

Life’s work becomes hobby

November 6, 2011 Sam Beegle earned a living making cabinets for his entire adult life. His career started in 1948 when Beegle learned how to make cabinets by working with relatives. more »»

Raising kids again

October 2, 2011 It’s not always easy to say “everything happens for a reason,” especially in the face of unfathomable tragedy. more »»

91-year-old man invents ramp to help invalid wife

October 2, 2011 Don Stutzman of Johns­town knows all about necessity being the mother of invention. He has designed a ramp that helps his wife, Rose­mary, get off the floor when she experiences a fal. more »»

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