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Hip fracture tied to ‘fat’ gene

December 18, 2013 Q: I know I am somewhat overweight, but it is so hard to lose as I get older and less mobile. I’m still trying to live alone at 80, but worry that I will fall and break a hip. more »»

Senior menus

December 18, 2013 (EDITORS NOTE: For the nearest senior center in Lycoming and Clinton counties, call 570-323-3096. In Bradford, Tioga and Sullivan counties, call 570-723-0782. more »»

Upcoming senior center activities

December 18, 2013 (EDITOR’S NOTE: Most senior centers have daily events. Senior Sun highlights events that may be of greater interest and importance to local seniors. more »»

Sadie Says ... Answers to frequently asked questions about safe driving

December 18, 2013 Q: Why do I see people stop at yield signs on the entrance ramps to our highways? Aren’t you supposed to keep moving? A: The yield sign is not a stop sign. more »»

Shopping for health care: Comparing hospitals can help consumers make better decisions

December 18, 2013 Have you ever wondered about which hospitals in your community provide the best care? If you or a loved one needed elective surgery, like a knee replacement, how would you pick the right hospital? A... more »»

Facebook: Not just for 'youngsters'

November 20, 2013 In September 2012, Facebook topped more than one billion users (yes, billion, with a ‘B’). And the mega-site keeps growing, sometimes in unexpected ways. more »»

Talking turkey: New health coverage your family needs to know about

November 20, 2013 Thanksgiving is special — it may be the most family-focused holiday on our calendar. more »»

STEP expands programs

November 20, 2013 In order to provide support services for seniors that will keep them living independently in their own homes, which is the most economical place to age, STEP Office of Aging is expanding enrollment... more »»

Valley View honors veterans at ceremony

November 20, 2013 Valley View Nursing Center honored their veterans during a special Veteran’s Day ceremony. more »»

Sadie Says ...

November 20, 2013 Q: I drive a big car to be safe. more »»

Poll: Older Americans nix Social Security changes

November 20, 2013 CHICAGO — Raise the age at which you can begin collecting full Social Security benefits? Older Americans say no. They also veto reductions in the cost-of-living increase. more »»

Holiday craft fair to be held at Sycamore Manor

November 20, 2013 Sycamore Manor will hold a holiday craft fair from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Dec. 14 in the activity room, 1445 Sycamore Road, Montoursville. The event is free and open to the public. more »»

Experience makes up for aging brain, study reveals

November 20, 2013 Q: I have been bored with my life since my husband died and I am considering going back to work part-time just to get out of the house. more »»

Pauline Montgomery

October 16, 2013 HUGHESVILLE — Not everyone has the opportunity to say they were the first to do something. more »»

Can cancer reduce Alzheimer’s risk?

October 16, 2013 Q: My 84-year-old mother is being treated for breast cancer. Our family has a history of Alzheimer’s disease as well. more »»

Understanding Medicare and the marketplaces

October 16, 2013 By RON POLLACK Special to the Sun-Gazette If you have Medicare, you may be confused by the buzz surrounding the launch of the new health insurance marketplaces, which are part of the Affordable Car... more »»

Sadie says...

October 16, 2013 Q: I’m in a position where I am often asked about Pennsylvania’s Driving Laws. more »»

Inheritance can create problems for grandchild with special needs

October 16, 2013 One blessing of aging is that it gives us the opportunity to get to know our grandchildren, and perhaps even our great-grandchildren. more »»

Fall senior health and lifestyle expo to be held

October 16, 2013 The sixth annual Fall Senior Health and Lifestyle Expo will be at the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds Industrial Arts Building on Oct. 22 will feature several free seminars of interest to all seniors. more »»

Racing cars at Albright LIFE

October 16, 2013 After weeks of preparation, participants at Albright LIFE (Living Independently For Elders) raced their hand-carved model cars at the LIFE recreation and health center located at 901 Memorial Ave. more »»

 
 

 

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