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Free home safety checks available

June 1, 2014 To help seniors reduce the risk of injury in their homes, the Home Instead Senior Care office serving Blair and Cambria counties is offering free home safety checks conducted by local senior care... more »»

Athletes ready for action

May 4, 2014 A theme runs through the stories of the lives of several people who participate in the Blair County Senior Olympics. A lot of them have been active in sports all their lives. more »»

Study: State program prevents falls

May 4, 2014 A program available to help seniors prevent falls is Healthy Steps for Older Adults. more »»

Annual fitness day to offer measures to stay healthy

May 4, 2014 TYRONE — Blair Senior Services Inc. and UPMC for Life will hold the 21st annual National Senior Health and Fitness Day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 28 at the Northern Blair Senior Center, 505 Third . more »»

Centers offer exercise classes

May 4, 2014 Blair Senior Services Inc. will offer exercises classes beginning Monday at the North­ern Blair Senior Cen­ter, 505 Third St. more »»

Northern Blair center to host women’s appreciation event

May 4, 2014 TYRONE — A women’s appreciation tea and luncheon will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. May 13 at the Northern Blair Senior Center, 505 Third S. more »»

Programs will address eye health

May 4, 2014 TYRONE — A series of eye disease prevention and awareness presentations will be given at Northern Blair Senior Center, 505 Third St., in recognition of Healthy Vision Mont. more »»

Certain information required when applying for benefits

May 4, 2014 Question: What type of information will I need to provide if I’d like to apply online for Social Security retirement benefits? Answer: Whether you apply for retirement benefits online, by phone or i... more »»

Epworth Manor recognizes volunteer

May 4, 2014 Fred VanAllman, 87, continues to volunteer at Epworth Manor Skilled Nursing Facility in Tyrone despite his age. more »»

Senior centers to distribute farmers’ market vouchers

May 4, 2014 Blair Senior Services, Inc. will administer the Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program in Blair County for 2014. more »»

Art work to be exhibited

May 4, 2014 BEDFORD — The Bedford Senior Center, East Penn and South Richard streets, will hold its first Senior Art show from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Frida. more »»

Dinner and music planned

May 4, 2014 Southern Blair Senior Center, 15229 Dunnings Highway, East Freedom, will hold a dinner with entertainment by Rich Hagens at 5 p.m. Friday. more »»

Center caters to Vietnamese

May 2, 2014 ARLINGTON, Texas — For years she was a radio announcer in Vietnam, but as a 74-year-old immigrant to the U.S., Oanh Tran’s ability to communicate is limite. more »»

Light workout pays off

April 6, 2014 Seniors may not be interested in pounding a treadmill, but exercise continues to have its benefits. Eleanor Berger, 74, of Altoona can attest to that. more »»

Marching to the ‘Bede’

March 2, 2014 EBENSBURG — Bede Lantzy is proving that tennis is truly a lifetime sport. more »»

Sweethearts for seven decades

February 2, 2014 (Editor’s note: February is the Month of Love with couples expressing their sentiments on Valentine’s Day. more »»

Digging out the discounts

January 5, 2014 Getting older has its advantages. Among them are discounts available to seniors who often live on a fixed income and are willing to take advantage of bargains wherever they find them. more »»

Girl Friday did it all

December 1, 2013 Fifty years ago, Kathleen Miller was fresh out of high school and needed a job. She had one for a few days but the person who previously had it wanted it back, so the company let Miller go. more »»

Swindling seniors

November 3, 2013 Everyone likes being a winner, but a prize based on lies turns the supposed winner into the loser. That’s what a scam is all about. more »»

A shot of protection

October 6, 2013 No one likes to get sick, yet every year people take chances with their health by not getting the proper immunizations. more »»

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