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Bathroom modifications can prevent slips and falls

February 1, 2015 Dear Savvy Senior, What tips do you recommend for making a bathroom safer and more functional for seniors? My 79-year-old mother slipped and fell getting out of the shower last month, and I would... more »»

Centers plan Valentine’s Day events

February 1, 2015 Two Blair Senior centers are planning events for Valentine’s Day. The Central Blair Senior Center, 1320 12th Ave. more »»

Workshop on relationships planned

February 1, 2015 The Central Blair Senior Center, 1320 12th Ave., will hold a workshop on “Re­lation­ships in Your Golden Years” from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 25. more »»

Retirees can withdraw claim if they’re going back to work

February 1, 2015 Question: A few months after I started receiving my Social Secur­ity retirement benefit, my former employer offered to take me back. It’s a great offer. more »»

Seniors helping seniors

January 4, 2015 The dark and cold days of winter can be lonely for seniors who live alone and don’t get out much. more »»

Accountant makes time for gym after day at work

January 4, 2015 Sitting behind his desk at his Altoona office, Guy Landolfi appears to be the stereotypical accountant. Dressed in a white shirt and tie, he reflects professionalism, and his office is immaculate. more »»

Medicare does not cover every medical expense

January 4, 2015 Dear Savvy Senior: I’m about to sign up for Medicare Part A and B and would like to find out what they don’t cover so I can avoid any unexpected costs down the road. more »»

Recipients to see 1.7 percent increase in monthly benefits

January 4, 2015 Question: I’m creating my budget for 2015. more »»

Informational session set as intro to diabetes classes

January 4, 2015 People who have type 2 diabetes sometimes have a hard time knowing what to eat. For seniors who want to know more about diabetes, an informational session is being planne. more »»

Centers plan entertainment

January 4, 2015 The Northern Blair Senior Center, 505 Third St., Tyrone, will provide dinner at 5 p.m. Friday with entertainment by Zupe from 6 to 8:00 p.m. more »»

Bicyclist prepares for triathlon

December 7, 2014 When his daughter approached him with the idea of entering a triathlon, Eugene Hall was apprehensive. more »»

Safety guide alerts families to hazards in seniors’ homes

December 7, 2014 Holidays traditionally bring families together and offer Boomers and their aging parents an opportunity to assess and prevent threats to a senior’s ability to live independently at home. more »»

ProCare offers free month of membership

December 7, 2014 ProCare Fitness Inc. will provide free memberships to seniors older than age of 65 during December. more »»

Non-techy seniors can find devices designed for them

December 7, 2014 Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend any tablets, smartphones or computers that are specifically designed for seniors? I would like to buy a device for my technology-challenged grandmother so she... more »»

Senior centers plan holiday events

December 7, 2014 Senior centers in Blair County are planning events for the holidays. They area as follows: The Central Blair Senior Center, 1320 12th Av. more »»

Suspected benefits fraud can be reported on hotline

December 7, 2014 Question: I suspect that someone I know is collecting Social Security disability benefits when they shouldn’t b. more »»

On track for a lifetime

December 7, 2014 Fascination with boyhood Christmas train sets has been transformed into an enjoyable hobby for some men in the are. more »»

Nonagenarian defies odds

November 2, 2014 Carol Stevens likes historic buildings, books and elephants. more »»

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 »»

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