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Insurance guidance

October 7, 2012 Mary Ruth Smith, 71, of Altoona was surprised when she was notified that her insurance company would not pay two medical bill. more »»

A clear view

September 2, 2012 New glasses might not be the answer if you find the words on a page are blurry or the glare of headlights bothers you when you drive at night. It may be a sign of aging — cataracts. more »»

Dinner for one

August 5, 2012 What’s for dinner? For a senior living alone, the answer may be not easy. more »»

Heat & heath

July 1, 2012 Whether or not a senior can take the heat might depend on what medicines he or she is taking. Dr. more »»

Moving at a senior’s pace

June 3, 2012 Whether a senior likes his or her exercise slow and steady or fast-paced and fun, Blair Senior Services has classes to fit their needs. more »»

Up to speed

May 6, 2012 Leslie Nearhoof, 76, admittedly has had a “heavy foot” for most of his 60-year-driving caree. more »»

Longing for sleep

April 1, 2012 Dean McKnight was always tired. He constantly drank caffeinated sodas to get through the day. In his retirement, McKnight, 72, of Hollidaysburg found it difficult to feel energize. more »»

Comforting companions

March 4, 2012 Comfort for some area seniors is defined by a gentle purr or wag of a tail. The U.S. more »»

Homes not required to accept animals

March 4, 2012 Assisted living facilities and personal care homes have no obligation to allow cats, dogs, birds, mice or any other pets to reside under their roofs. more »»

Piano man

February 5, 2012 Bill Kinser is a piano tuner who has been accepting encores for more than 50 years. more »»

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 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 »»

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