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The Fitness track: Eichelberger conquers adversity

July 3, 2016 Recovering from a significant injury can be a daunting task for a young athlete. more »»

Senior care forums planned

July 3, 2016 Representatives from the Senior Care Coalition of Central Pa. and Blair Senior Services will host a series of free informational forums in July, August and September. more »»

Who is eligible for survivor benefits from Social Security?

July 3, 2016 Dear Savvy Senior: Who all is eligible for Social Security survivor benefits? My ex-husband died last year at the age of 59, and I would like to find out if me, or my two kids — ages 13 and 16 —... more »»

Blair senior centers announce activities

July 3, 2016 The Senior Centers in Blair County have announced the following events open to residents 60 and older. more »»

Do business on Social Security’s website

July 3, 2016 Question: Can I complete business with Social Security online? Answer: There are many things you can do on Social Security’s website. more »»

Keep seniors safe on the road

July 3, 2016 A new scratch on the bumper or avoiding activities that require leaving home are often the first signs that families should talk with their aging parents about driving. more »»

10 tips for outdoor summer safety

July 3, 2016 Summertime means you and your loved one want to go outside and either work in the garden or the yard. But Homewatch CareGivers says this comes with some risks that you need to safeguard agains. more »»

The Fitness track

June 5, 2016 Bernadine “Deanie” Cafferty’s love for fitness came earlier than most. In fact, Cafferty claims she’s been physically active since birth. more »»

Colo. man pushes for right to die

June 5, 2016 DENVER — Lance Wright is a meticulous planner: He has a line ready for when his hands shake during work presentations, and for his life’s final days, an audacious plan to let people with incurable... more »»

Your Social security

June 5, 2016 Question: Will my son be eligible to receive benefits on his retired father’s record while going to college? Answer: No. At one time, Social Security did pay benefits to eligible college students. more »»

Savvy senior

June 5, 2016 Dear Savvy Senior: Can you recommend some smartphones that are specifically designed for seniors? My 75-year-old mother is interested in upgrading from a basic cellphone to a smartphone, but will... more »»

US might change program for aging, ailing inmates

June 5, 2016 WASHINGTON — Iowa businessman Clarence Rice had been imprisoned for fraud for a matter of months when he was diagnosed with bile duct cancer. more »»

Students bring music to seniors

June 5, 2016 SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — The high notes and trills of a single, silver flute cut through ringing telephones in the nurses’ station and carry throughout the hospital halls like a street performer in a... more »»

Loneliness hurts: Senior health is more than disease

June 5, 2016 WASHINGTON — Grandma’s cholesterol is OK, but maybe the doctor should be asking about her social life, too. Think about health during the senior years, and a list of common ailments pops to min. more »»

Senior centers list events

June 5, 2016 Blair Senior services Inc. has listed activities and special events for June. Central Blair Events for the Central Blair Senior Center, located at 1320 12th Ave. more »»

Anniversary ideas for Baby Boomers

June 5, 2016 The Baby Boom generation has put its own stamp on many traditions, so why should 25th wedding anniversaries be different? Many couples are ditching convention when it comes to marking the milestone. more »»

Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program starts

June 5, 2016 Blair Senior Services Inc. is administering the Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) in Blair County for 2016. more »»

Roper, 82, right at home at county fair and rodeo

June 5, 2016 GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — Pat Patterson stands out among his fellow team-roping competitors at the Galveston County Fair & Rodeo. more »»

Horseshoe Seniors to hold dinner-dance at Bavarian

June 5, 2016 The Horseshoe Seniors will hold a dinner-dance at the Bavarian Hall on June 16. A meal will be served at 5:30 p.m., followed by three hours of dancing to a DJ. Admission is $10 each. more »»

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