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Study: Seniors can slow dementia with active lifestyle

February 20, 2013 Q. My 84-year-old wife is slowing down and seems to be more forgetful. more »»

Search is on for Pennsylvania’s outstanding senior volunteer

February 20, 2013 The Salute to Senior Service program, sponsored by Home Instead, Inc. more »»

2 centenarians keep busy at personal care home

February 20, 2013 LEWISBURG — Priscilla Anna Merritt and Dorothy Carter, both 102 and residents of the personal care center at Buffalo Valley Lutheran Village, said they both are blessed to have had such happy liv. more »»

Independent woman has tons of support

February 20, 2013 Janet Poole, 91, has lived in her city home for 65 years and doesn’t see any reason to move. “I have everything I need right here,” she said. more »»

Laurel Home Health Hospice now part of Susquehanna Health

February 20, 2013 WELLSBORO – As part of the former Laurel Health System’s affiliation with Susquehanna Health, Laurel Home Health Hospice is now Susquehanna Health Home Care & Hospice effective Feb. 1. more »»

Skype for seniors debuts at Laurels

January 16, 2013 WELLSBORO — Helen Antrim’s daughter may be more than 2,600 miles away, but thanks to Skype, Antrim can have a live conversation with her as though she was sitting across from her. more »»

ManorCare offers free brochure

January 16, 2013 The experts at ManorCare Jersey Shore and William­sport have updated their easy-to-read brochure, “Capture Your Benefits From Medicare-2013,” that takes the guess work out of what is, and what is... more »»

Closing the Medicare doughnut hole

January 16, 2013 By RON POLLACK Special to the Sun-Gazette The meaning of the 2012 election results probably will be debated for months, if not years. But a few things are clear. more »»

ManorCare offers tips to beat the flu season

January 16, 2013 Each year, we are faced with the dreaded flu season. more »»

Study finds that most seniors don’t have sleeping problems

January 16, 2013 By JOE DeLAUTER Special to the Sun-Gazette Q.: We’re trying to evaluate our 88-year-old father’s possible caregiving needs as he slows down. more »»

100 years of smiles

December 19, 2012 Lillian Bailey Trudeau Richards loves to laugh. A lot. And smile, too. Her family members say that’s helped her live a long, joyous life, but Lillian won’t take credit for it. more »»

Holiday program helps seniors cope with poverty and loneliness

November 21, 2012 With so many older adults living alone and in poverty, some Central Susquehanna River Valley seniors will undoubtedly be struggling to make ends meet this holiday season. more »»

Healthy eating = healthy you

November 21, 2012 Getting plenty of physical activity is important to a healthy body. Physical activity, whether it is working out in the gym, or walking around your neighborhood, needs proper nutrition. more »»

An old hunter’s saying

November 21, 2012 Coffee always tastes perfect before daylight on the opening day of deer season, Dud Campbell thought as he sat in near-total darkness in his kitchen. more »»

Medicare to reward hospitals for providing better care

November 21, 2012 Heart failure. Pneumonia. Heart attack. If you or a loved one suffers from one of these health conditions, you will want to make sure you get the right follow-up treatment. more »»

Alzheimer’s CARE workshop offers free training in region

November 21, 2012 LEWISBURG — Pennsylvania Home Instead Senior Care franchise offices will host free, in-person Alzheimer’s training sessions during November, in conjunction with Alzheimer’s Awareness Month and... more »»

River Valley Senior Providers Group makes accessing information a breeze

October 17, 2012 The River Valley Senior Providers Group is an organization whose mission is to do right by seniors and people with disabilities. more »»

Charitable groups grant seniors’ wishes

October 17, 2012 Margarette Kirsch always wondered what it would be like to roll across America in an 18-wheeler. With the help of the Twilight Wish Foundation, the 82-year-old found out. more »»

Home Country Herb Collins’s bag of Halloween tricks

October 17, 2012 By SLIM RANDLES Special to the Sun-Gazette To look at Herb Collins, you wouldn’t think he was like that. A nicer, kinder guy you never met. more »»

A season for Medicare choices

October 17, 2012 As the weather turns cooler, it’s time once again to think about your Medicare choices. Unlike the past several years, there are relatively few changes to Medicare rules for 2013. more »»



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