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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 ...

Sadie Says …

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 ...

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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. ...

PEER graduates new class at Albright LIFE

Seven residents from Albright LIFE in Lycoming County completed five weeks of two hour sessions on April 28, to become STEP Office of Aging’s latest “graduates” of the PEER (Pennsylvania’s Empowered Expert Residents) program. The classes, which were hosted by Albright LIFE, were taught ...

The Meadows to hold Veterans Breakfast Club

The Meadows, a Park Home Personal Care Community, is forming a Breakfast Club for veterans that will meet once a month from 8-10 a.m. The date is to be determined. The breakfast is open to veterans from all military branches regardless of when you served or where you served. Active military ...

Sadie Says … Answers to frequently asked questions about safe driving

Q: With the warmer weather comes road construction and I am nervous when it comes to driving through work zones. What do I need to know to navigate safely? A: You can be Work Zone savvy! Protect yourself and highway workers by safely navigating work zones: • Drive the work zone posted ...

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.)d 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 ...

The meadows schedules senior seminar series

The Meadows will host a Senior Seminar Series at their community, 2160 Warrensville Road, Montoursville. The seminars will be geared toward the senior population and those that care for them. Depending on the topic, the seminar format may include lecture, question and answer time, screenings ...

Get the ‘dirt’ on safe gardening

The birds are singing, the tulips and daffodils have bloomed, and it’s time to plant perennials and clean up the yard. Gardening is relaxing, isn’t it? Actually, digging and cultivating large areas of gardens for just a few minutes can significantly boost your heart rate and blood pressure ...

Sadie Says … Answers to frequently asked questions about safe driving

Q: Other drivers make me nervous. They’re always speeding around me, tailgating or honking at me. Why is this happening? A: Have you noticed changes in your driving experience? Does driving stress you out? Changes with age and certain medications each can bring about changes in ...