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Online account can be helpful when taking savings inventory

April 3, 2016 April is Financial Literacy Month, which is a perfect time to take stock (pun intended) of your retirement savings. more »»

Parkinson’s disease patients require around the clock care

April 3, 2016 JOHNSTOWN — An estimated 50,000 to 60,000 new cases of Parkinson’s disease are diagnosed in the United States each year, according to the National Parkinson Foundation. more »»

Blair senior centers announce activities

April 3, 2016 The Senior Centers in Blair County announce the following events open to residents age 60 and older. more »»

Seniors may sign up for Olympics

April 3, 2016 Blair Senior Services Inc. will hold the 15th annual Blair County Senior Olympics from June 1-14. more »»

Free showing of ‘Still Alice’ planned

April 3, 2016 A free community screening of “Still Alice” will be held at 6:30 p.m. April 26 at the Devorris Center in downtown Altoona. more »»

Navy musician reminisces

March 6, 2016 Most people don’t get invited to social affairs hosted by presidents and other national dignitaries. But for Gene Sauer, showing up at a Washington party or dinner was almost commonplace. more »»

Judge exercises with girlfriends

March 6, 2016 Whether it was sitting on the bench with her teammates on the first female Hollidaysburg High School basketball team in 1969 or sitting behind the bench as the first female president judge of the... more »»

Birth date defines full retirement age

February 5, 2016 What is full retirement age? Answer: Full retirement age is the age at which a person may first become entitled to full or unreduced retirement benefit. more »»

Calculating retirement savings is 3-step process

February 5, 2016 Dear Savvy Senior, Can you help me calculate about how much my wife and I need to save for retirement? We are in our late-50s and want to see where we stan. more »»

Runner aims to compete in more races

February 5, 2016 By George Kattouf There are those who realize their athletic potential at a very young age, and there are those who avoid athletics altogether. Bob Fox exemplifies the latter. more »»

Seniors return to joy of coloring

February 5, 2016 The serene sounds of nature play in the background while the artists concentrate on their work. They are nurturing a skill they learned as children, but seem to be appreciating it more as adults. more »»

Trips relieve cabin fever

January 3, 2016 After retirement, winter became long and boring for Bob and Cookie Hall of Altoona. They couldn’t garden or spend time outside, and that made for long months of cabin feve. more »»

Hiker combines fitness with fun

January 3, 2016 Purposeful recreation has been an ingredient in Susan Kuhn’s fitness recipe since she was a chil. more »»

Part-time job can increase retiree’s overall benefits

January 3, 2016 Question: My neighbor, who is retired, told me that the income he receives from his part-time job at the local nursery gives him an increase in his Social Security benefits. more »»

Readers can submit obituaries for pets

December 20, 2015 The Mirror publishes obituaries of pets on Mondays. The Mirror pet obituary desk is staffed weekdays by Linda Richards at 946-7441. Obituaries can be emailed to petobits@altoonamirro. more »»

Regaining strength & mobility

November 1, 2015 A program at ProCare under its RhinoCare Wellness Program is helping seniors regain strength and stamina. more »»

Senior centers announce the following events for Blair County residents ages 60 and older:

November 1, 2015 Northern Blair The Northern Blair Senior Center, 505 Third St., Tyrone, will offer the following classes. n Bell Choir at 10:30 a.m. Fridays. n Facebook class at 2 p.m. Tuesdays. more »»

Be a Santa program to begin

November 1, 2015 The Home Instead Senior Care office serving Blair and Cambria counties, will soon launch the “Be a Santa to a Senior” program to provides gifts and companionship for lonely seniors. more »»

Ukulele group to give concert, offer lessons

November 1, 2015 The Allegheny Ukulele Kollective will be at the Central Blair Senior Center, 1320 12th Ave., at 3 p.m. Thursday for a ukulele concert and petting zoo. more »»

Homewatch offers guide to having difficult talks

November 1, 2015 JOHNSTOWN — As part of its mission to help families by providing information needed to make informed decisions about caring for aging loved ones, Homewatch Care­Givers of Central Pennsyl­vania has... more »»

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