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Reacher grabbers come with different features

August 3, 2014 Dear Savvy Senior, What kinds of reacher grabber tools can you recommend for seniors who need help picking things up off the ground. more »»

Providing Social Security number is a voluntary choice

August 3, 2014 Bt Jeffrey M. Bettwy Question: Do I have to give my Social Security number when­ever I’m asked? Answer: No. Giving your Social Security number is voluntary. more »»

Homewood sets program on dementia

August 3, 2014 EVERETT — Homewood at Spring House Estates, 150 Victoria Ave., Everett, will present the seminar “Dementia: Creating a Safety Net” Sept. 16. more »»

Southern Blair Senior Center plans its first Wellness Day

August 3, 2014 The Southern Blair Senior Center, 15229 Dunnings Highway in East Freedom, will hold its first Wellness Day from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Aug. 13. more »»

Home suite home

July 6, 2014 Every morning Dianne Churbock and Dolly Hileman get to enjoy a cup of coffee with a special man in their lives — their father. more »»

Tool estimates retirement benefits

July 6, 2014 Question: How can I calculate my own retirement benefit estimate? Answer: We suggest you use our Retirement Estimator at more »»

Blair Senior Services

July 6, 2014 Blair Senior Services Inc. announces programs for its South­ern and Northern facilities. Programs and classes are available to individuals who are age 60 and older and are free. more »»

Body builder aims high

June 1, 2014 Jerome E. Mitchell puts his body through a regimen that might tire out most 30-year- olds. more »»

Survivors benefits available to certain members of family

June 1, 2014 Question: When a person who has worked and paid Social Security taxes dies, who is eligible for survivors benefits? Answer: Social Security survivors benefits can be paid to: n Widows or widowers... more »»

Dinner includes Elvis tribute

June 1, 2014 The Central Blair Senior Center, 1320 12th Ave., will host a dinner at 5:30 p.m. June 13, followed by an Elvis tribute by Elvis E Productions from 6 to 8 p.m. more »»

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 »»

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