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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. ...

Valley View holds appreciation banquet

In April, Valley View Nursing Center held their annual appreciation banquet and program in honor of their volunteers. The theme for the event was "Giving Time Touching Hearts." The evening kicked off with appetizers followed by a steak dinner prepared by Valley View's chef Jesse Thomas and the ...

4 tips to live better in retirement

The conceptions and realities of retirement have changed a great deal over the past several decades, giving many seniors misgivings about the future. But your golden years can be happy, healthy and productive, say experts."For many individuals, confusion, fear and an overwhelming sense of ...

Wheeland to host senior fair

State Rep. Jeff C. Wheeland (R-Lycoming) will host a senior fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at the River Valley Regional YMCA, 641 Walnut St."This is a great opportunity for our seniors in the 83rd Legislative District to visit with my staff and me and get information on many state and ...

STEP Office of Aging recognizes volunteers

As a community action agency, STEP relies on volunteers as a central part of its engagement with the residents of Lycoming and Clinton counties, particularly in the Office of Aging. These vital supporters of the organization were recognized for their contributions at banquets held at the ...

Caring for elderly relatives: Making it easier on your family

It can be difficult for families when an elderly loved one starts to weaken physically and mentally. While nursing homes are an option, most are extremely expensive, and most seniors would prefer to remain in familiar surroundings. Fortunately, there are now more choices available that can ...

Public invited to attend public hearing

DUSHORE - The Area Agency on Aging for the Counties of Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Tioga will conduct a public hearing on the agency's Four-Year Plan, at 12:30 p.m. June 3 at the Dushore Senior Center, Sullivan Terrace.The purpose of the public hearing is to inform the public of the ...

3 ways to celebrate National Strawberry Month

What more delicious way to enjoy the month of May than by celebrating National Strawberry Month?Here are some great ideas for kicking off summer from the discount experts at Dollar General.Find a localstrawberry farmPlan a family outing by finding a local strawberry farm and spending the ...

Pennsylvania’s Empowered Expert Residents graduates new class

Twelve residents of five nursing homes in Clinton and Lycoming Counties completed five weeks of two hour sessions on April 6 to become STEP Office of Aging's latest "graduates" of the PEER (Pennsylvania's Empowered Expert Residents) program.The classes, which were hosted by Loyalsock Creek ...

Wheeland to host senior fair in May

Rep. Jeff C. Wheeland (R-Lycoming) will host a senior fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 19, at the River Valley Regional YMCA, 641 Walnut St."This is a great opportunity for our seniors in the 83rd Legislative District to visit with my staff and me and get information on many state and local ...

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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. ...

Employee recognized for work ethic

The quarterly Albright Shining Star Employee recognition award was presented recently to staff member Corrine Ranck.Ranck, of Milton, said she was very surprised by the nomination. She was recognized by Sharon Magyar, Albright LIFE program manager during a ceremony conducted in front of staff ...

Rose View Center recognized as a ‘We Honor Veterans’ level four partner

Veterans often carry experiences from their military service that present unique healthcare challenges, and unfortunately, many of them may not know about, or have access to, specialized care.To help provide veteran-centric care and support that reflects the important contributions made by ...

Sadie Says … Answers to frequently asked questions about safe driving

Q: As cold and flu season lingers and allergy season begins, I'm concerned. I've heard so much talk about all types of meds making it unsafe to drive. Any suggestions?A: Many medications can have a negative effect on driving.Medications for anxiety, pain and blood pressure, antihistamines, and ...

Williamsport Home helps residents’ dreams come true

Second Wind Dreams is an international, nonprofit organization dedicated to changing the perception of aging through the fulfillment of dreams and the offering of educational programs including its flagship, sensitivity training, the Virtual Dementia Tour.More than 500 Second Wind Dreams ...

Molding the graceful curves of life

The swan was the hardest to mold.The curvature of its neck presented a unique challenge to create with clay, but for Lewis "Randy" Hartzel - a resident at Muncy Valley Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center who just celebrated his 81st birthday - overcoming challenges is something he knows ...

Sadie Says … Answers to frequently asked questions about safe driving

Q.: My friend had a close call yesterday. She was almost in a collision with a large truck because the driver of the truck didn't see her. How can a driver who sits up high in a tractor trailer not see a car in the lane next to them?A: Your friend most likely was driving in the truck's "blind ...

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 beginning ...