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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 »»

ManorCare offers tips to beat the flu season

January 16, 2013 Each year, we are faced with the dreaded flu season. more »»

Study finds that most seniors don’t have sleeping problems

January 16, 2013 By JOE DeLAUTER Special to the Sun-Gazette Q.: We’re trying to evaluate our 88-year-old father’s possible caregiving needs as he slows down. more »»

100 years of smiles

December 19, 2012 Lillian Bailey Trudeau Richards loves to laugh. A lot. And smile, too. Her family members say that’s helped her live a long, joyous life, but Lillian won’t take credit for it. more »»

Holiday program helps seniors cope with poverty and loneliness

November 21, 2012 With so many older adults living alone and in poverty, some Central Susquehanna River Valley seniors will undoubtedly be struggling to make ends meet this holiday season. more »»

Healthy eating = healthy you

November 21, 2012 Getting plenty of physical activity is important to a healthy body. Physical activity, whether it is working out in the gym, or walking around your neighborhood, needs proper nutrition. more »»

An old hunter’s saying

November 21, 2012 Coffee always tastes perfect before daylight on the opening day of deer season, Dud Campbell thought as he sat in near-total darkness in his kitchen. more »»

Medicare to reward hospitals for providing better care

November 21, 2012 Heart failure. Pneumonia. Heart attack. If you or a loved one suffers from one of these health conditions, you will want to make sure you get the right follow-up treatment. more »»

Alzheimer’s CARE workshop offers free training in region

November 21, 2012 LEWISBURG — Pennsylvania Home Instead Senior Care franchise offices will host free, in-person Alzheimer’s training sessions during November, in conjunction with Alzheimer’s Awareness Month and... more »»

River Valley Senior Providers Group makes accessing information a breeze

October 17, 2012 The River Valley Senior Providers Group is an organization whose mission is to do right by seniors and people with disabilities. more »»

Charitable groups grant seniors’ wishes

October 17, 2012 Margarette Kirsch always wondered what it would be like to roll across America in an 18-wheeler. With the help of the Twilight Wish Foundation, the 82-year-old found out. more »»

Home Country Herb Collins’s bag of Halloween tricks

October 17, 2012 By SLIM RANDLES Special to the Sun-Gazette To look at Herb Collins, you wouldn’t think he was like that. A nicer, kinder guy you never met. more »»

A season for Medicare choices

October 17, 2012 As the weather turns cooler, it’s time once again to think about your Medicare choices. Unlike the past several years, there are relatively few changes to Medicare rules for 2013. more »»

Senior lifestyle expo slated in Bloomsburg

October 17, 2012 BLOOMSBURG — The 19th annual Senior Health and Lifestyle Expo will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Bloomsburg Fairground. more »»

Keeping the roads safe

September 19, 2012 Many think of driver’s education classes as exclusively the province of young people who are just learning the rules of the road. more »»

Why take a driver safety course?

September 19, 2012 Cars have changed. So have traffic rules, driving conditions and the roads you travel every da. more »»

Home Country No use arguin’

September 19, 2012 “Ain’t nothing in the world dumber’n a horse,” said Dud, pulling up his chair at the Mule Barn truck stop’s philosophy counter. more »»

Second Wind Dreams

September 19, 2012 When Dawnette Shobert took over the role of activities director in May at The Williams­port Home, 1900 Ravine Road, she was determined to bring the Second Wind Dreams program to the resident. more »»

ManorCare offers advice, services about caregiving

September 19, 2012 Caring for a loved one can be very rewarding, but at the same time, stressful and time-consuming. It can be even tougher if you are far from your loved one. more »»

Why Obamacare is good for seniors

September 19, 2012 The Supreme Court decision is behind us, and the argument over whether the Affordable Care Act is constitutional has been settled. more »»



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