Senior Sun

Sadie Says… Ready to get back on a motorcycle

Q: “It’s been years, but now that I’m retired, I’m ready to get back on a motorcycle and have some fun. Any suggestions before I take off?” A: Be in the know before you go! A lot has changed since your early riding years. There is more traffic, faster traffic, motorcycles are ...

Bucknell students build planter box at RiverWoods

RiverWoods Senior Living Community has a new spring planter box, thanks to members of Bucknell University’s Management 101 class. The experiential course at Bucknell offers students an opportunity to fulfill a community service project by developing a business plan. A group of 20 students ...

Opportunities for older adults to explore art

STEP Office of Aging and Artpost Awareness began artistic therapy in early 2017 and the classes are still going strong. George Stefanski, founder of Artpost Awareness with Marianne Olivo, explained that, “Drawing is the most powerful way for a person to be with their inner-self for ...

Milton native volunteers with Meals on Wheels for 46 years

Since Meal on Wheels inception in 1972, one Milton native has been volunteering for the organization at RiverWoods Senior Living Community. Mary Ellen Bartholomew is now 90 years old, but her volunteer service to Meals on Wheels never ended, and she’s been delivering meals for 46 years. ...

Sadie Says… Signs and steps to take against robocalls

Q: Last week I received a live phone call purporting to be from an adult grandchild saying “Hello, Grandma.” I do not have relatives who fit that description. Then came repeated phone calls from “the Microsoft Refund Department,” not to mention numerous robocalls telling anyone who ...

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(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. For Meals-on-Wheels, service and transportation, call the Lycoming-Clinton Bi-county Office of Aging-STEP at 570-323-3096.) Week ...

Sadie Says… Frequently asked questions about older adult issues

Q: How can I make my house safe and hazard-free for my young grandchildren? It’s been so long since I’ve had little ones around, I’m not sure how to make my home “baby proof.” A: Glad you asked. We know many older adults have young grandchildren who come to the house for an ...

Animals find their furever homes in local senior communities

Two cats, Virgil and Goliath from the Animal Care Sanctuary, were brought to AristaCare, a rehabilitation center in Montoursville to live with the residents in their new furever home. Rosemary Wiegand, medical director, contacted Animal Care Sanctuary about cats, as one of the resident cats had ...

Master gardeners return to STEP RiverWalk Center

The third annual Get the Dirt on Gardening, held by STEP’s RiverWalk Center, 423 E. Central Ave., South Williamsport, and Penn State Extension Master Gardeners, is a free program for seniors age 60 and older interested in gardening and sharing — or growing — their gardening knowledge and ...

Sadie Says …

Q.: With summer vacation over and my daughter starting back to work, I will be babysitting my young grandson. Can you advise me how to be sure I’m transporting him safely? A: Before you head out with your young passenger, do a safety seat check. • Your grandson’s safety seat is ...

Family of former RiverWoods resident donates scooter and walkers

A new scooter and two walkers were donated to Warrior Run Manor by the daughters of a former resident at RiverWoods Senior Living Community. When 88-year-old Robert Johanns passed away in July, his daughters Linda Goldeski, Carol Quinn, Bette Zbinden and Barbara Marquette, contacted Kim Ranck, ...

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(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. For Meals on Wheels, service and transportation, call the Lycoming-Clinton Bicounty Office of Aging-STEP at 570-323-3096.) Week ...

Upcoming senior center activities

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Most senior centers have daily events. Senior Sun highlights events that may be of greater interest and importance to local seniors. For the nearest senior center in Lycoming and Clinton counties, call 570-323-3096. In Bradford, Tioga and Sullivan counties, call 570-723-0782. ...

Sadie Says …

Q. What is an Advanced Directive? A. Written documents that spell out your health care wishes are called Advance Directives. Advanced Directive allows you to determine how you will be cared for by health care providers. The purpose is to inform your family, friends and providers how to be ...

Senior menus

(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. For Meals on Wheels, service and transportation, call the Lycoming-Clinton Bicounty Office of Aging-STEP at 570-323-3096.) Week ...

Upcoming senior center activities

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Most senior centers have daily events. Senior Sun highlights events that may be of greater interest and importance to local seniors. For the nearest senior center in Lycoming and Clinton counties, call 570-323-3096. In Bradford, Tioga and Sullivan counties, call 570-723-0782. ...

STEP Office of Aging announces new PEER graduates

Five residents from two Long Term Care facilities in Lycoming Counties recently completed five weeks of two-hour sessions to become STEP Office of Aging’s latest graduates of the PEER (Pennsylvania’s Empowered Expert Residents) Program. The classes, which were hosted by Bucktail Medical ...

Residents enjoy a Cruise-In at the Meadows

The Meadows, A Park Home Personal Care Community, 2160 Warrensville Road, Montoursville, recently held a Cruise-In event. The family-friendly event featured classic, hot rod and antique cars on the front field. In addition, The Warrensville Lions and Eat and Run Catering/Sunset Ice Cream ...

Sadie Says … Frequently asked questions about older adult issues

Q. “What is a living will?” A. There are two main types of advance directives — the “Living Will” and the “Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care.” A Living Will is the oldest type of health care advance directive. It is a signed, witnessed (or notarized) document ...

Wolf Run Village to introduce new townhouses

HUGHESVILLE — On June 20, Wolf Run Village, Route 220, announced they will be introducing independent living townhouses for those 55 years or older looking for “maintenance-free living” to their campus through a groundbreaking ceremony, Wolf Run Village said. Working on the project with ...