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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 »»

Home Country: New vocabulary

May 16, 2012 Some of us live nicely without utilities and I’ve even heard of a teenager somewhere who doesn’t have a cellphone. But for Alphonse “Windy” Wilson, it’s quite impossible to live without an audience. more »»

Couple celebrates 65th anniversary

May 16, 2012 How many couples do you know in today’s society that can boast 65 years of marriage? In my experience, they are few and far between. more »»

Hilda Garverick — Albright LIFE participant spotlight

May 16, 2012 A lifelong Williamsport resident, Hilda Garverick graduated from Williamsport High School and took her first job as a waitress at the Moose Club, where she worked for 13 years. more »»

Medicaid: The safety net for long-term care

May 16, 2012 The birds are singing, the flowers are blooming, and the days are getting longer: It’s spring. more »»

New senior home care company opens

May 16, 2012 LEWISBURG — Visiting Angels, one of the nation’s fastest growing providers of assisted living services for seniors, has opened its newest franchise in Lewisburg. more »»

ManorCare to host information session

April 18, 2012 ManorCare Health Services in Williamsport offers ongoing health education seminars to senior members of the local community every other month at its Williamsport campus. more »»

Bits and Pieces

April 18, 2012 MANSFIELD — “Bits and Pieces: Mansfield from the Beginning,” is how Chester P. Bailey titled his fifth and final book. The soon-to-be centenarian turns 100 years old April 29. more »»

Tips for safe gardening

April 18, 2012 The birds are singing, the tulips and daffodils have bloomed, and it’s time to plant perennials and clean up the yard. more »»

History of Avery $ Drycleaners

April 18, 2012 (EDITOR’S NOTE: Avery $ Drycleaners was a family business in Williamsport from 1928-1958. more »»

Saving money on prescription drugs

April 18, 2012 It’s that time of year again: Pretty soon, you’ll be sitting down with piles of paper in front of you, getting ready to fill out your federal income tax forms, wishing for some good news, for a... more »»

Albright accepting participants for new adult day care program

April 18, 2012 Albright LIFE Lycoming-Clinton, 901 Memorial Ave., recently announced that it is accepting individuals 55 and older for its new adult day care program. more »»

Patty Helminiak Albright LIFE participant spotlight

April 18, 2012 Patty Helminiak was born in Roaring Springs, Blair County, on Sept. 30, 1941. She moved to this area in her youth and attended high school in Montgomery. more »»

Green Home unveils remodeled dining room

April 18, 2012 WELLSBORO — On March 9, The Green Home celebrated the grand opening of the newly remodeled first-floor dining room with a barbecue provided by Barry Hunter, a maintenance employee at The Green Home... more »»

Senior health, lifestyle expo returns to area fairgrounds

March 21, 2012 BLOOMSBURG — On April 17, the 16th Senior Health and Lifestyle Expo will be held in the Industrial Arts Building of the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds. more »»

 
 

 

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