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Reflections on bird nesting at The Williamsport Home

September 19, 2012 This is the seventh year for bluebird nest boxes on the 23-acre campus of The Williamsport Home. more »»

Home Instead offers caregiver workshops

August 15, 2012 LEWISBURG — Home Instead Senior Care, an international network of more than 900 locations established in 1994, specializes in keeping patients of Alzheimer’s and other dementias in their homes... more »»

The sound of the creek

August 15, 2012 Everyone has his own favorite spot on Lewis Creek, I guess. Some of us favor the swimming hole below Miller’s old place, with its rope swing and the kids who frolic there on hot summer day. more »»

Fall senior health and lifestyle expos scheduled in Lewisburg, Bloomsburg

August 15, 2012 The Fall 2012 Senior Health and Lifestyle Expos will be held in Lewisburg at the Silvermoon Banquet Hall on Oct. 2 and in Bloomsburg at the Fairgrounds Industrial Arts Building on Oct. 23. more »»

Getting answers to your health coverage questions

August 15, 2012 No matter how savvy you are, if you’ve ever used the health care system, there’s a good chance that you’ve been confused by something relating to your health coverage at one point or another. more »»

Aug. 7 named Helen Hoffnagle Day

August 15, 2012 South Williamsport native Helen Hoffnagle recently celebrated her 100th birthday at Albright LIFE (Living Independently For Elders), the area’s only adult day health center. more »»

Feeding the homebound

July 18, 2012 Have you ever thought about what would happen when you got older and you were no longer able to go to the store or cook your own meals, but wanted to remain in your own home and maintain most of you... more »»

Home Country: Giving orders

July 18, 2012 Steve saddled Old Snort and rode him down to the Mule Barn late in the afternoon, after chores were done. more »»

Filling the Medicare Part D Doughnut Hole

July 18, 2012 As just about anyone with Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage can tell you, one of the biggest problems with the benefit has been the gap in coverage that’s known as the “doughnut hole. more »»

Albright LIFE celebrates its 4th anniversary

July 18, 2012 On July 2, Albright LIFE (Living Independently For Elders) celebrated its fourth birthday with games, a staff appreciation event and a special certificate presentation. more »»

Taking flight

June 20, 2012 MUNCY — Most little wooden birds can’t fly. more »»

Lifestyle changes reduce stroke risk by 80 percent

June 20, 2012 According to the National Stroke Association, stroke is the nation’s No. 3 killer and the leading cause of adult disability. In the United States, someone has a stroke every 45 seconds. more »»

Home Country: A quiet evening

June 20, 2012 There’s something to be said for the brightness of day, of course, when the energies of the world improve our lot in life. But for a special time, give me the night. more »»

Betty Mondell — Albright LIFE participant spotlight

June 20, 2012 Born in Flemington, on Feb. 28, 1920, Betty Mondell, whose maiden name is Rummer, attended Flemington Elementary School, and graduated from Lock Haven High School in 1938. more »»

Medicare’s future: Concern? Yes. Panic? No

June 20, 2012 There’s been a lot of scaremongering lately about the future of the Medicare program. Is Medicare really going broke? How serious is the Medicare “crisis?” Here are some facts to help you decide. more »»

ManorCare provides short-term caregiver help

June 20, 2012 It’s becoming more the rule, not the exception, that senior citizens with long-term care needs receive assistance from their children and relatives, instead of home health agencies or skilled nursin... more »»

Free Alzheimer’s training available to local caregivers

June 20, 2012 LEWISBURG — The local Home Instead Senior Care office is offering a unique approach to help Central Susquehanna River Valley families manage the challenges of Alzheimer’s and other dementias,... more »»

Farmers Market vouchers available for local seniors

June 20, 2012 TOWANDA — Seniors who are age 60 and older may once again be eligible to receive vouchers for fresh fruits and vegetables at WIC-approved farm market. more »»

Doing for others

May 16, 2012 After reading about Project Linus in the Sun-Gazette, Tracy Haas, marketing coordinator at Albright LIFE, knew the day center’s participants could help by making blankets for the organization. more »»

New column debuts in Sun-Gazette The evolution of Home Country

May 16, 2012 I’ve been a newspaperman since 1964, when, at the tender age of 21, I was given the difficult mission of interviewing showgirls at Lake Tahoe for the Tahoe Daily Tribune. more »»

 
 

 

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