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No easy answers for long-term care

May 15, 2013 By RON POLLACK Special to the Sun-Gazette Tax time has just passed. For many people, that’s a time to take stock of finances and to start planning for the future. more »»

Researchers say parkinson’s drug helps seniors with decision-making

May 15, 2013 By JOE DeLAUTER Special to the Sun-Gazette Q: Uncle Charlie is making some questionable decisions that he would never had made 10 or even five years ago, but I don’t think he has dementia. more »»

A glimpse of dementia A Virtual Dementia Tour personal experience

May 15, 2013 Fold the towels in the room. Find the necktie and put it on. Draw a picture of your family and label it. Tear out a newspaper advertisement. Fold and put away the clothes in the roo. more »»

Marcel Alberic Defever: 'Son of War and Peace'

April 17, 2013 Marcel Alberic Defever says his decision to move to the United States came while he was a young teenager living on a farm near Merkem in the West Flanders region of Belgium under the occupation of... more »»

Great graduation gift for grandchildren: health coverage

April 17, 2013 With spring comes another crop of college graduates. For many, graduation can bring a flood of widely varying emotion. more »»

Presbyterian Home resident celebrates 107th birthday

April 17, 2013 Presbyterian Home at Williamsport hosted resident Anna DeWald’s 107th birthday party, March 25. Refreshments and music by Carl and Opal Schlappi were enjoyed by all in attendanc. more »»

Miss Pennsylvania to visit the Senior Health and Lifestyle Expos

April 17, 2013 The Spring 2013 Senior Health and Lifestyle Expos will be held in Bloomsburg at the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds, Industrial Arts Building on April 23 and in Lewisburg at the Silvermoon Banquet Hall on... more »»

Keeping up cheer with decorations

March 20, 2013 Holidays tend to be a very busy time, and from November through March, it seems like one after another, which does not leave a lot of time to appreciate the beauty of the decorations of each holida. more »»

Galeton native finds artistic niche in twist on pen and ink

March 20, 2013 WELLSBORO — Now through March 31, Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital invites you to take a trip through gorgeous local landscapes via Carol Mackiewicz’s unique artwork. more »»

Heart-healthy diet helps seniors, research shows

March 20, 2013 Q: Mom has been on medications for a mild heart attack since 2010. She’s 80, lives alone, still eats junk food and expects the medications alone to prevent any potential heart problems. more »»

Albright LIFE?participant spotlight: Audrae Rudy

March 20, 2013 Audrae Rudy decided to join Albright LIFE in March 2009, after her husband Bob became a participant in October 2008. They became the first couple to be part of the program. more »»

Filling the financial gaps in Medicare coverage

February 20, 2013 If you already have Medicare, you know that the coverage is very valuable, but it is far from free health care. more »»

Study: Seniors can slow dementia with active lifestyle

February 20, 2013 Q. My 84-year-old wife is slowing down and seems to be more forgetful. more »»

Search is on for Pennsylvania’s outstanding senior volunteer

February 20, 2013 The Salute to Senior Service program, sponsored by Home Instead, Inc. more »»

2 centenarians keep busy at personal care home

February 20, 2013 LEWISBURG — Priscilla Anna Merritt and Dorothy Carter, both 102 and residents of the personal care center at Buffalo Valley Lutheran Village, said they both are blessed to have had such happy liv. more »»

Independent woman has tons of support

February 20, 2013 Janet Poole, 91, has lived in her city home for 65 years and doesn’t see any reason to move. “I have everything I need right here,” she said. more »»

Laurel Home Health Hospice now part of Susquehanna Health

February 20, 2013 WELLSBORO – As part of the former Laurel Health System’s affiliation with Susquehanna Health, Laurel Home Health Hospice is now Susquehanna Health Home Care & Hospice effective Feb. 1. more »»

Skype for seniors debuts at Laurels

January 16, 2013 WELLSBORO — Helen Antrim’s daughter may be more than 2,600 miles away, but thanks to Skype, Antrim can have a live conversation with her as though she was sitting across from her. more »»

ManorCare offers free brochure

January 16, 2013 The experts at ManorCare Jersey Shore and William­sport have updated their easy-to-read brochure, “Capture Your Benefits From Medicare-2013,” that takes the guess work out of what is, and what is... more »»

Closing the Medicare doughnut hole

January 16, 2013 By RON POLLACK Special to the Sun-Gazette The meaning of the 2012 election results probably will be debated for months, if not years. But a few things are clear. more »»

 
 

 

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