Senior Sun

60 years later a mother’s tragic loss is remembered

On Oct. 28, 1957, Robert "Bobby" Lee Metzger was walking on a city street when he was hit and killed by a drunk driver. Bobby was 9 years old.Almost 60 years later, Bobby's mother, Florence, still grieves over the loss of her son through this senseless tragedy.Florence Metzger's loss of her son ...

STEP Office of Aging holds 4th annual PEER Day

The fourth annual agency-wide PEER Day was held at the Clinton County Community Center of STEP Office of Aging on July 22 with 61 Pennsylvania Empowered Expert Residents from long term care facilities across Lycoming and Clinton counties attending, as well as Jan Brown, ombudsman specialist ...

Sadie Says …

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. The yield sign means other traffic has the right-of-way, so you must merge safely.To merge safely, you should: Use your turn signal. ...

Poor sleep linked to stroke risk, research reveals

Q: Ever since my father died, my 82-year-old mother just can't sleep at night. I live three hours from her and don't know what to do. She calls me in the middle of the night when she hears any noise at all. She's not sleeping and neither am I. What's more, I'm concerned that she will put her ...

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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 beginning ...

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. ...

Retirees spend time as foster grandparents

Paul Simon and Richard "Dick" Brill are not your average retirees. The two men are dedicated to mentoring young children at a school or day camp and shaping children's futures by helping them to maneuver through life challenges. They guide children to choose appropriate social skills, tutor ...

SouthernCare Hospice holds annual ‘Life Celebration’

In June, SouthernCare Hospice held its annual memorial service in honor of their patients who died during the past year. Win Allobaugh, chaplain and bereavement coordinator officiated the afternoon event at Indian Park in Montoursville.Approximately 30 people attended the event this year. The ...

Help with Medicare and prescription coverage questions

LAPORTE - Representatives from the APPRISE program are available at the Sullivan County Courthouse to counsel individuals regarding Medicare, Medicaid, Advantage Plans, Medigap/Supplement, prescription plans and the Pennsylvania PACE program. Information is available on the numerous medical ...

Research says slow walkers could be headed for Alzheimer’s

By JOE DeLAUTERSpecial to theSun-GazetteQ: My 90-year dad walks so fast that we tease him about being like the cartoon character Speedy Gonzales. He says that walking fast will help keep old age away. Seriously, he refuses any help around his house. And, quite honestly, he could use some!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. ...

Aging with vitality, grace and confidence

It's one of the great ironies of life: Your reward for surviving the tumultuous teen years, establishing a career and nurturing a family culminates in dry skin, a thickening waist and too many moments peppered with "Now, where did I leave those car keys?" You know ... that time of your life ...

Area Agency on Aging commemorates World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

TOWANDA - Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna, and Tioga Area Agency on Aging Inc. will recognize World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) today. The B/S/S/T AAA Inc. recognizes elder abuse and strives to protect adults ages 60 and older. On-call workers are available any time every day.Every day ...

Sullivan Terrace to hold Zumba Gold classes

DUSHORE - Zumba Gold classes will be held at 5 p.m. Mondays through Aug. 8 at Sullivan Terrace at 135 N. German St. Classes are free for older adults ages 60 and up.This workout teaches participants how to break down exciting salsa, merengue, flamenco and cumbia moves.To register call the Area ...

Healthy steps for older adults fall prevention

WELLSBORO - Most People know that having a fall injury such a as a hip fracture can be devastating, to both the person and to his or her family. But many people do not know that there are steps you can take to reduce your risk of falling. Healthy Steps for Older Adults is a program to help ...

Sadie Says … Answers to frequently asked questions about safe driving

Q: "We have a river lot and invite some friends who are pretty hearty partiers. I'm concerned about them boating and drinking. Is it against the law?"A: Boating Under the Influence (BUI) just doesn't float. It is illegal and unsafe.As you prepare for summer fun on our waterways, it's ...

Sadie Says … Answers to frequently asked questions about safe driving

Q: "I don't like to buckle up when I drive, but I insist everybody else wears a seatbelt. I figure at least they'll be safe. Right?"A: Do you have a flying elephant in your car?You do if you or anyone else rides in your car unbuckled.In a 30 miles per hour crash, an unrestrained adult is thrown ...

May is Older Americans Month

May is Older Americans Month and this year "Blaze A Trail" is the theme. Blazing the trail in Tioga County is Barbara Seeley.On her 80th birthday last July, she competed in the Senior Games in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Barbara competed in the 100 and 200 meter dash in 2014 in Harrisburg and ...

Being a foster grandparent may make you feel young again

WELLSBORO - For Lin Abbot being a foster grandparent is an opportunity to have fun with moments where you can even be a little silly, while you tutor children. Abbot looks forward to spending time with the children at the Wellsboro Head Start and they can't wait until see arrives. The Head ...