Senior Sun

National Falls Prevention Awareness Day brings communities together

Fall is just around the corner, but falls shouldn't be just around the corner for older adults. That's why the Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna Tioga Area Agency on Aging (B/S/S/T AAA Inc.) is joining forces with the National Council on Aging (NCOA) and the Falls Free Coalition to celebrate ...

Rural seniors and the need for increased access to health care services

"Rural" typically is classified as a low-density population located outside of major cities and towns. To those actually living in rural areas, it is so much more. Rural living comes with many benefits such as strong community bonds, successful small businesses and breathtaking scenery. ...

Acting Up begins 14th season

WELLSBORO - Acting Up! Hamilton-Gibson's readers theatre program for adults 55 and older, has entered its 14th season.Since 2002 when it began, an ever-changing group of fun-loving senior citizens has gathered at the H-G office at 29 Water St. from 2-3 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of ...

Sadie Says…

Q: My friend told me you cannot turn right on red at a traffic signal that has a green turn arrow. Is this correct?A: The only time you cannot turn right on red is if there is a sign indicating so.However, before turning right on red, you must come to a complete stop, signal and look for ...

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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. ...

Albright LIFE employee recognized for exemplary work ethic

The quarterly Albright Shining Star Employee recognition award was presented on Aug. 3 to staff member Cathy Foust.Foust, of Williamsport, said she was very surprised by her nomination but also happy to be honored. "I'm honored with the award and love the prizes, but where's the cake?" she ...

Tioga County senior centers seek volunteers

TIOGA COUNTY - Looking for something fun to do Monday through Friday? Looking to get out and socialize among your peers? Looking to share a meal?If you answered yes to any or all of these questions you should check out a local senior center near you.Tioga County has senior centers in Wellsboro, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. ...