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Finally, good news about Medicare premiums

December 21, 2011 At the end of October, people with Medicare got a bit of good news. The agency that runs Medicare announced that Part B premiums will increase by much less than expected. more »»

Veterans at The Laurels share their stories

December 21, 2011 WELLSBORO — The Laurels Personal Care Home celebrated Veterans Day by recognizing two residents who served in the military during World War II: Richard Parry and Beulah Palmer. more »»

‘We’re comebackers’

December 21, 2011 The yellow visibility vest that John Snyder wears when he works at the Weis Market on Lycoming Creek Road says “Helping Hands.” The mother who gives us his number said he lives up to the billing. more »»

Musical memories

November 16, 2011 Each year, Doug Minier of Williamsport and Emily Holmes of South Williamsport put on holiday shows for local nursing home resident. more »»

Guest column Local health care program for elderly saves Lycoming taxpayers $1.5 million

November 16, 2011 Health care costs are a constant topic of discussion — these discussions quickly pick up speed and intensity when said health care is paid for by federal or state monie. more »»

Senior citizens who are most at risk of Peripheral Artery Disease least aware

November 16, 2011 Q.: I am 78, live at home and am doing well except for one thing. After I walk the dog, my legs — not the knees — have begun to ache. more »»

Sorting through the Medicare Advantage maze

November 16, 2011 When the Affordable Care Act passed last year, you may have heard criticism that the health care law cut payments to Medicare Advantage plan. more »»

Penn College to offer basic computer course for seniors

November 16, 2011 Adults age 55 and older who want to learn more about using computers for fun, may enroll in a noncredit course being offered on the main campus of Pennsylvania College of Technology. more »»

AARP driver’s class scheduled in region

November 16, 2011 LEWISBURG — Evangelical Community Hospital will host a session of the AARP’s Driver Safety Course from 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday at the Community Health Education Center along Route 15. more »»

Lunches available for senior citizens

November 16, 2011 Lunches for senior citizens will be available at noon on the second Tuesday of each month at Our Saviour Episcopal Church, 31 N. Loyalsock Ave., Montoursville. more »»

Free Web conference helps caregivers tune into trouble

November 16, 2011 The holidays are a good time for family caregivers returning home to tune into the signs that an older adult may need extra help to remain safe at home. more »»

Hornets football team has tailgate party with seniors

November 16, 2011 WELLSBORO — Good food, great stories, and a whole lot of laughter were shared when members of the Wellsboro High School Hornets football team joined residents at The Green Home for a tailgate party... more »»

‘My donation to the community’

October 19, 2011 HUGHESVILLE — The digital pedometer attached to his belt is the “greatest thing since buttered toast,” said the Rev. Art Gladfelter. The device measures the number of steps its wearer takes each da. more »»

Big changes for Medicare enrollment: Early deadline!

October 19, 2011 If you have Medicare, you know that as soon as the leaves start falling from the trees, your mailbox will fill up with information about your Medicare choices for 2012. more »»

Hold the bacon: Processed foods increase diabetes risk

October 19, 2011 Q.: My 82-year-old father just loves bacon and has several slices every morning. Since Mom died last year, I can’t seem to get him to eat a healthier die. more »»

New book focuses on live-in home care

October 19, 2011 Home Care Assistance, a provider of in-home senior care, recently published “The Handbook of Live-in Care. more »»

Area Agency on Aging establishes endowment

October 19, 2011 SAYRE — The Area Agency on Aging for the Counties of Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Tioga In. more »»

Free web conference set for family caregivers

October 19, 2011 In honor of National Family Caregivers Month, the nonprofit National Private Duty Association has announced that it will host a consumer education web conference, “Creating a Care Plan for Your... more »»

SeniorNet classes slated

October 19, 2011 Susquehanna Senior­Net, a nonprofit organization that teaches computer education to older adults, has announced its upcoming class schedule for November and December. more »»

‘Part of the community’

October 19, 2011 HUGHESVILLE — When old friends tease him for having spent most of his life in Lycoming County, the Rev. more »»



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