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Coach leads athletes in exercises

November 2, 2014 At 5-foot-4 inches, John Robertson, 71, never let his stature prevent him from following his dreams and accomplishing his goals. “I was always one who never stood back from anything. more »»

Home Instead asks residents to buy presents for seniors

November 2, 2014 The community is being invited to help local senior citizens who might otherwise be overlooked this holiday seaso. more »»

Options can reduce dental care costs

November 2, 2014 Dear Savvy Senior, I had dental insurance through my work for many years but lost it when I retired. more »»

Agency salutes veterans all year

November 2, 2014 Every day — but particularly on Veterans Day—Social Security salutes those who have put their lives on the line for America’s freedom. more »»

Time to re-examine insurance

October 5, 2014 The Apprise counselors at Blair Senior Services are expecting a jam-packed open enrollment season this fall. Seniors have from Oct. 15 to Dec. more »»

Yoga keeps instructor’s muscles toned

October 5, 2014 When parents and teachers told you to practice good posture, they were probably not thinking about Iyengar Yoga. A form of yoga developed by B.K.S. more »»

Dinner, flu shots and money seminars planned

October 5, 2014 The Northern Blair Senior Center, 505 Third St., Tyrone, will feature dinner and entertainment with Rich Hagans from 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 10. more »»

Veterans eligible for burial benefits

October 5, 2014 Dear Savvy Senior, Does the Veterans Administration provide any special funeral services or benefits to old veterans? My father is a 90-year-old World War II veteran with late stage Alzheimer’s, so... more »»

Tricksters try to fool people into giving out their identity

October 5, 2014 Kids and kids at heart look forward to the end of October, when Americans use tricks and treats in equal measure to celebrate Hallowee. more »»

Seniors find their rhythm

September 7, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The halls of the Presbyterian Village at Hollidaysburg reverberate with a booming beat. more »»

Drum circle keeps residents in tune with life

September 7, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG —Some members of the drum circle at the Presbyterian Village at Hollidaysburg are masters at music and a few even know their way around a set of drums. more »»

Optometrist began training as way to gain more energy

September 7, 2014 Dr. Fred Petrunak is an optometrist who has his sights set on being healthy and fit on a daily basis. more »»

Blair Senior centers plan events for fall

September 7, 2014 Blair Senior Services is planning the following events at its Southern and Central facilities for seniors ages 60 and older: The Central Blair Senior Center, 1320 12th Ave. more »»

Program helps families have 'The Talk'

September 7, 2014 Discussing aging issues, such as living arrangements, finances, dating, end-of-life decisions and driving, can save families years of heartache, tension and even legal battles. more »»

Test indicates if gambling is problem

September 7, 2014 How can you know when someone has a gambling problem? Since my father passed away a couple years ago, my 76-year-old mother spends a lot of time at an Indian casino near her house playing slot... more »»

Benefits can be verified onlilne

September 7, 2014 Need verification of your Social Security benefits? There’s no need to visit or call an office to get the verification you need. Simply visit socialsecurity. gov/myaccount. more »»

Club women continue legacy

August 3, 2014 BELLWOOD — More than 100 years ago, two sisters in Bellwood formed a club for women in their area. When the women gathered, they didn’t talk about the latest fashions or popular hairstyles. more »»

Reacher grabbers come with different features

August 3, 2014 Dear Savvy Senior, What kinds of reacher grabber tools can you recommend for seniors who need help picking things up off the ground. more »»

Providing Social Security number is a voluntary choice

August 3, 2014 Bt Jeffrey M. Bettwy Question: Do I have to give my Social Security number when­ever I’m asked? Answer: No. Giving your Social Security number is voluntary. more »»

Homewood sets program on dementia

August 3, 2014 EVERETT — Homewood at Spring House Estates, 150 Victoria Ave., Everett, will present the seminar “Dementia: Creating a Safety Net” Sept. 16. more »»

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