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Former local resident, volunteer seeks friends from back home

January 18, 2012 A former city resident has lost touch with some of her friends from the area and would like to get back in contact with them. more »»

Senior corner Fitness beats body weight in battle to reduce risks

January 18, 2012 By JOE DeLAUTER Special to the Sun-Gazette Q.: Uncle Bruce is 81, lives alone and is a little bit on the pudgy side. more »»

Albright LIFE’s age requirement lowered

January 18, 2012 Albright LIFE (Living Independently for Elders) Williamsport is accepting participants as young as 55 years old due to a recent certification from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). more »»

ManorCare offers tips on handling depression

January 18, 2012 Depression is a devastating and sometimes debilitating disease that often gets misconstrued as heightened sadness instead of an actual medical condition. more »»

Weaving together the past

January 18, 2012 Joseph Mahoskey’s pastime is weaving piecework rugs on a pedal-driven loom in the garage of his split-level home in Loyalsock Township. He works in a tradition practiced by his father for decades. more »»

Penn College seeks ‘Sweetheart Stories’

December 21, 2011 Did you meet your “sweetheart” at Pennsylvania College of Technology or its predecessors: Williamsport Area Community College and Williamsport Technical Institute? As the college continues its... more »»

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 »»

 
 

 

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