Senior Sun

Sadie Says …

Q: “My son just informed me that my grandson smokes pot, but I don’t think he drives afterwards. Don’t kids know better?” A: While most students are aware of the effects of alcohol on driving, the effects of marijuana on driving have been less publicized. Do you think driving under ...

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. ...

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Shown is Tom Frymire and his 1957 Chevy.

The Meadows hold cruise-in and movie on the lawn

The Meadows recently held its first-ever cruise-in and movie on the lawn event on July 29. The event featured a variety of classic, hot rod and antique cars on the front field. The event was free and open to the public. All car show participants received goody bags. Door prizes were given ...

‘Seniors For Seniors’ program catnip for the soul

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Peggy Eagan, 89, has quite a pedigree. Her family members are the principals behind the local Leitz-Eagan Funeral Homes and the Eagan Insurance Agency, and her late husband, Frederick Leitz Eagan, was a Louisiana State Senator serving Orleans Parish from 1960-1980. Eagan ...

Exercise tips for older adults

Maintaining physical and mental health are extremely important items on most people’s “to do” lists as they get older. As people age they generally become less active for a number of reasons including fear of injury and a decrease in many physical attributes. Exercising for just 20-30 ...

PEER Day celebrates assisted living resident-advocates

PEERs, Pennsylvania’s Empowered Expert Residents, from various nursing and personal care homes throughout Lycoming and Clinton counties gathered at the Clinton County Community Center for PEER Day on July 28. “Many PEERs have enjoyed helping people throughout their lives and being a PEER ...

STEP brings LifeTrail equipment to South Williamsport Park Complex

The popular walking paths of the South Williamsport Park Complex now feature additional attractions — seven LifeTrail Wellness Stations. The LifeTrail Advanced Wellness System, which are easily spotted green-and-yellow stations located directly off the paved path, promotes the essential ...

Sadie Says …

Q: “I’m concerned about my grandson’s driving. He’s always in a hurry, running red lights and blowing through intersections as if stop signs don’t exist. I say he’s driving aggressively. He says he’s just fast. Which of us is correct? A: Your young driver may not have a ...

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. ...

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Joe Tavani shows a participant how to fix a flat tube for properly inflated tires.

STEP RiverWalk Center Bike Rodeo a success

The first-ever Bike Rodeo held at STEP’s RiverWalk Center drew a crowd ranging from scooter-riding toddlers to seniors trying out step-through bikes and multi-person Surrey cruisers — and just about everyone in between. The event also brought planning, safety and sport/recreation advocates ...

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STEP Clinton County Community Center senior Barbara Hendricks and an Early Learning child prepare harvested strawberries.

Intergenerational Harvest focuses on strawberries

As children, we often heard our parents repeat the phrase “Eat your vegetables!” Whether a potato or leafy green, they were constantly served with a meal. However, fresh fruits are just as important for us as fresh vegetables. While our bodies do need slightly more vegetables in our daily ...

STEP Wellness & Nutrition Initiative Coordinator Abbey Eschbach and a participant chop vegetables for a baked potato bar

STEP offers Healthy Aging through Local Harvest cooking classes

RENOVO — Following successful sessions of the hands-on cooking class, Healthy Aging through Local Harvest, at the Clinton County Community Center and the RiverWalk Center, STEP’s Abbey Eschbach is rotating through all of STEP’s Centers for Healthy Aging, holding four consecutive weekly ...

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The Meadows names employee of quarter

The Meadows, A Park Home Personal Care Community, 2160 Warrensville Road, Montoursville, has announced that Vicky Ferree is the employee of the quarter for the second quarter of 2017. Ferree holds the position of activities director for the community, a position she has held for 24 years. In ...

State Rep. Matt Baker to host Senior Expo

WELLSBORO — State Rep. Matt Baker, R-Wellsboro, will host a Senior Expo from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 4 at the Wellsboro Area High School, 225 Nichols St. The event will feature more than 75 vendors from federal, state and county agencies; area businesses; and health organizations providing ...

ManorCare Williamsport campus provide short term care to help

It is becoming more the rule, not the exception, that senior citizens with long term care needs receive assistance from their children and relatives, instead of from home health or nursing homes. In fact, of the four out of five seniors who require some type of long term care, only one gets the ...

The Meadows schedules cruise-in and movie on the lawn

The Meadows, A Park Home Personal Care Community, 2160 Warrensville Road, Montoursville, will holding a cruise-in and movie on the lawn event on July 29. The cruise-in will be held from 2-7 p.m. and the movie will begin at approximately 8:30 p.m. The rain date is July 30. The event will ...

Seniors ‘STEP’n Out!’ to local attractions

The STEP Office of Aging is rolling out the “STEP’n Out!” program. Funded by a grant from the PA Department of Aging, STEP’n Out! is a way for individuals age 60 plus to experience local and regional history, entertainment and landmarks. Participants in a kickoff event went to ...