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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 »»

Agency offers online tools for planning retirement

November 1, 2015 Question: What can Social Security do to help me plan for my retirement? Answer: Social Security has some great online financial planning tools you can use to make an informed... more »»

Days go better with laughter

August 2, 2015 Growing old is not always easy, but that does not mean it can’t be fun. more »»

TV news anchor runs to help nonprofits

August 2, 2015 WTAJ-TV 10 news anchor Carolyn Donaldson is seldom anchored to her desk. As a matter of fact, Don­aldson is an avid runner. more »»

Senior centers to host dances, entertainers

August 2, 2015 Central and Southern Blair Senior Centers have announced events for August. They are: Central Blair Center Aug. 10 — Karaoke and live music by DJ Skiddy at 1 p.m. Aug. more »»

Government retirement program celebrates 80 years with website

August 2, 2015 Social Security has provided critical financial help to people of all ages for the last 80 years, and despite our age, we’re far from retiring. more »»

Open houses for younger seniors

July 5, 2015 Senior centers are more than a place to play checkers or pinochle. While card games and board games may be available, younger seniors are responding to activities that have more zip. more »»

Families asked to invite older relatives to dinner

July 5, 2015 Sitting down for a meal with family is fun. Yet, members of the family who could enrich the experience are rarely at the table. more »»

Teacher is a competitive runner

July 5, 2015 Amy Brisbin, 55, found her niche in her mid-20s when she began running and joined the Altoona Track Club. more »»

Senior recognized for volunteer work

July 5, 2015 David Zeek of Holli­daysburg has been named the winner of the Salute to Senior Service program, a Home Instead Senior Care initiative. more »»

Central Blair center announces programs

July 5, 2015 The Central Blair Senior Center, 1320 12th Ave., announces the following events:: n 11 a.m. Monday – Entertainment by Bill Ross Jr. n 10:45 a.m. more »»

Online account allows people to manage benefits

July 5, 2015 Question: Why should I sign up for a my Social Security online account? Answer: My Social Security gives you a personal online account you can securely use to check your Social Security... more »»

Senior center to host three entertainers

July 5, 2015 The Northern Blair Senior Center, 505 Third St., Tyrone, will hold a Tribute to Patsy Kline and dinner from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Dinner will be at 5:30 p.m. more »»

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