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Agency provides benefits to veterans, wounded military and their families

May 3, 2015 On Memorial Day, we honor men and women who died while courageously serving in the U.S. military. We also recognize active duty service members, especially those who have been wounded. more »»

‘The Talk’ can ease parents,’ kids’ minds

April 5, 2015 Not having “The Talk” could be a costly mistake. more »»

Allegheny Ridge director makes fitness a priority

April 5, 2015 One day, we might be able to hike, bike, canoe or kayak from Pittsburgh to Harris­burg. On that day, Jane Shef­field, executive director of the Allegheny Ridge Corp. more »»

Tools manage medications so they are taken correctly

April 5, 2015 What products or solutions can you recommend to help seniors keep up with their medications? My mom is supposed to take several different medications at different times of the day but frequently... more »»

Senior centers provide variety of exercise classes

April 5, 2015 Blair Senior Services Inc. is offering two new exercise classes at the Cen­tral Blair Senior Center, 1320 12th Ave., and evening classes at the Northern Blair Senior Center, 505 Third St., Tyr. more »»

Dinner dance to feature the music of Neil Diamond

April 5, 2015 TYRONE — Northern Blair Senior Center, 505 Third St., will hold a dinner dance at 5 p.m. Friday with dinner at 5:30 p.m. A tribute to Neil Dia­mond will follow from 6 to 7:30 p.m. more »»

Victims of continual identity theft may be able to get new number

April 5, 2015 Question: Someone stole my Social Security number, and it’s being used repeatedly. more »»

Let the (wood) chips fall

March 1, 2015 By Linda T. Gracey Socialization and learning new skills are two ways seniors can enhance their well being. more »»

Manager enjoys motivating others

March 1, 2015 Phyllis Baker, 52, grew up during a time when outdoor play was part of the norm of childhood. more »»

Blair Senior Centers to offer entertainment and programs

March 1, 2015 Two Blair Senior Centers are offering programs and activities in March. n Central Blair Senior Center, 1320 12th Ave., has six entertainment events planne. more »»

Certain legal documents can protect seniors, family

March 1, 2015 Dear Savvy Senior: What kinds of legal documents are suggested for end-of-life plans? I would like to get my affairs in order before it’s too late. more »»

Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg hosts prom for guests, residents

March 1, 2015 The Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg hosted a Sweet Senior Prom for residents and guests of Hickory Commons, Hillcrest Apartments and the health care center last month. more »»

Benefits can be taxable income

March 1, 2015 Question: I’m gathering everything I’ll need to file my taxes this month. more »»

Love your heart

February 1, 2015 When it comes to taking care of themselves, Jim and Doris Edmundson believe in taking measures to protect their hearts. more »»

Runner likes to train in morning

February 1, 2015 By George Kattouf When you ask Penny Orr how she brought in the New Year, you might expect a typical response, such as watching the ball drop from Times Square or celebrating with family and friend. more »»

Exercise and diet important for heart health

February 1, 2015 Dr. George Jabbour, a cardiologist with UPMC Altoona Blair Medical Associates, said as people age they tend to develop heart problems. more »»

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 »»

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