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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 »»

Not limited by age

September 4, 2011 t an age when a lot of people need care, some area 90-year-olds are actually spending their days taking care of other people. more »»

A real slugger

August 7, 2011 ROARING SPRING — To most folks at Graystone Court, Karl Diehl is simply known as Bat Man. Diehl’s hobby is making bats. Wooden baseball bats. For kids, teens or adults. more »»

Overcoming addictions

July 3, 2011 Editor’s note: Last names of people quoted in this story have been withheld to respect the privacy of those recovering from addictions. By Kristy MacKaben For the Mirror The day before Richard C. more »»

Center reopens

June 5, 2011 lgracey@altoonamirror.com The refurbished Central Blair Senior Center in Altoona is abuzz with seniors playing cards, discussing the latest news or enjoying lunch again. more »»

Making the most of life

May 1, 2011 Retirement is supposed to be the time of your life — something you have eagerly anticipated for years (or most likely decades). You had visions of golfing, reading, relaxing and traveling. more »»

Guys care for gals

April 3, 2011 A hug and a kiss— that’s all John Tate of Holli­days­burg can share with Shirley, his wife of 54 years. more »»

OK with wrinkles

March 6, 2011 Unless you’re aiming to look like Dolly Parton or Elizabeth Tay­lor, going under the knife and piling on the beauty products aren’t the answers to aging gracefully. more »»

Heartfelt measures

February 6, 2011 It’s the season of love, but some people are wearing red this month to symbolize more than romance. more »»

Boost for job seekers

January 2, 2011 While some seniors have resolved to lose weight or exercise more or spend more time with family in 2011, others are seriously searching for a job. more »»

North Pole's envoys

December 5, 2010 It’s all about the suit. Cheap ones won’t do. They have to be authentic and meticulously kept. more »»

When winter blows in, snowbirds head South

November 7, 2010 By Kristy MacKaben For the Mirror When most northerners begin cranking up the thermostat, some local seniors are packing their swimsuits and sunscreen for their annual trek to states where air... more »»

Lack of center does not stop Juniata seniors from meeting

November 7, 2010 Members of the former Juniata Senior Center no longer have a building, but they are determined to carry on. more »»

Net Gain

October 3, 2010 Paul Kopac didn’t start playing tennis until he was 35 years old, but he took to the sport quickly. So quickly, in fact, that he became the “yardstick” for high school-age and older tennis players. more »»

Answering the school bell

September 10, 2010 ­Spit balls, tack on the chair, frog in the coffee … it’s all been done to substitute teachers (at least in books and movies). more »»

Tied to his hobby

August 1, 2010 Rozell “Rozzi” Stidd’s hands might not be as steady as they were in 1956, but with time and a magnifying light he still ties a fly any trout fisherman would be proud to us. more »»

Working after retirement could put boost in benefits

August 1, 2010 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 »»

 
 

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