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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 »»

Senior recognized for volunteer work

July 5, 2015 David Zeek of Holli­daysburg has been named the winner of the Salute to Senior Service program, a Home Instead Senior Care initiative. more »»

Central Blair center announces programs

July 5, 2015 The Central Blair Senior Center, 1320 12th Ave., announces the following events:: n 11 a.m. Monday – Entertainment by Bill Ross Jr. n 10:45 a.m. more »»

Online account allows people to manage benefits

July 5, 2015 Question: Why should I sign up for a my Social Security online account? Answer: My Social Security gives you a personal online account you can securely use to check your Social Security... more »»

Senior center to host three entertainers

July 5, 2015 The Northern Blair Senior Center, 505 Third St., Tyrone, will hold a Tribute to Patsy Kline and dinner from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Dinner will be at 5:30 p.m. more »»

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 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 »»

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