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Senior Sun

City native celebrates birthday with family, friends

Celebrating resident Jeanne Shuman’s 100th birthday, family and friends of the Presbyterian Home in Williamsport honored Jeanne for this milestone on Jan. 5. Born on Jan. 1, 1920, in Washingtonville, Pa., to the late Ralph and Sue Sidel, Jeanne is the middle child of seven children with ...

Sadie Says… Keeping children safe, using safety seats

Q. Is it true child safety seats should not be used as cribs? A. Did you know safety seats are safest when they are used as safety seats? Babies should not sleep in safety seats when not traveling. In a recent study of deaths associated with sitting and carrying devices for infants, almost ...

Volunteers make deliveries to Santa’s Seniors

Through the generosity of volunteers and donors, 362 boxes full of gifts and food made its way to the home of Meals on Wheels recipients in Lycoming and Clinton counties. The boxes contained ready-to-eat or easily prepared foods, cold weather necessities, personal care items, puzzles, mugs, ...

Sadie Says… Owning intangible and digital assets

Q. What are digital assets and how do they apply to estate planning? A. Do you have a Twitter handle or Facebook account? Listen to music on iTunes? Buy Kindle books on Amazon? Operate an email account? If you answered “yes” to any of those questions, you own digital assets. Your estate ...

‘Common bonds,’ Veterans connect over fellowship and food

Over a cup coffee, fellowship and sharing stories of times past, veterans, regardless of which military branch they served in, have the opportunity to come together to connect at the monthly Veterans Club Breakfast at The Meadows, 2160 Warrensville Road, Montoursville, said Christina C. ...

Sadie Says… The ABCs of safe sleeping for infants

Q: I have been hearing a lot about babies and safe sleep, and am concerned as I will be babysitting my infant granddaughter soon. What do I need to know? A: It is estimated that 3,600 infants will die across the United States this year from Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID). Approximately ...

What is Alzheimer’s?

MUNCY — Your memory often changes as you grow older. It may be hard to know the difference between age-related changes and the first signs of Alzheimer’s and other related dementias. Normal age-related changes might consist of making a bad decision once in a while, losing things from time ...

Caring for yourself and for others

MUNCY — For the 5.8 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease, daily life can present many challenges with communication, engagement with others and caring for themselves. Many emotions may also be present such as denial, sadness, confusion and anger as the person deals with the ...

Sadie Says… Warning signs and positive steps to take against fraudulent calls

Q: Last week I received a live phone call purporting to be from an adult grandchild saying “Hello, Grandma.” I do not have relatives who fit that description. Then came repeated phone calls from “the Microsoft Refund Department,” not to mention numerous robocalls telling anyone who ...

The Meadow’s 1950s Cruise-In

Hot rods, antique and classic cars were parked in front of The Meadows recently at the Cruise-in. This year’s event featured more than 90 cars and all car show participants received goody bags and had the chance to win various door prizes. While there, The Warrensville Lions Club, Eat & ...

STEP’s 14 empowered resident summer graduates

This summer, 14 people became STEP Office of Aging’s latest graduates of the PEER (Pennsylvania’s Empowered Expert Residents) Program. Robert Norton, Gloria Munsell, Marie Patchen, Jane Eck, Janis Lowe, Nancy Koppel, Gail Chang, Carl Musser, John Thebus, Karen Fink and Glen Morgan, all from ...

Sadie Says… Stay safe, shut off the phone

Q: Is it true that if someone is using a cell phone while driving, they drive like a driver who is drunk? A: Weaving, swerving, abrupt turns, tailgating — these are all signs of an intoxicate driver. But did you know that these are also signs of a person driving under the influence of a ...

Albright LIFE receives $5,000 gift to support programs

Albright LIFE Lycoming received a $5,000 gift from Fulton Bank to support the programs and services it provides to senior participants. LIFE (Living Independence for the Elderly) is a joint Medicare/Medicaid program which coordinates all healthcare and support services to assist and encourage ...

Albright Care Golf Challenge raises $146,553 for benevolent care

LEWISBURG — The 21st annual Albright Care Services Golf Challenge raised more than $146,000 for benevolent care. The Albright Care Services Golf Challenge took place at the Bucknell Golf Club. Proceeds are used to provide benevolent care for residents at RiverWoods Senior Living Community in ...

Sadie Says… Bicycle safety

Q: Can you update us on bicycle safety? A: Be “In the Know” before you go! A bicycle is a vehicle Whether you ride for fun, exercise or transportation, you must follow the “rules of the road” — stop at stop signs, obey traffic signs/signals and go with the (traffic) flow. Do not ...

Sadie Says… Ready to get back on a motorcycle

Q: “It’s been years, but now that I’m retired, I’m ready to get back on a motorcycle and have some fun. Any suggestions before I take off?” A: Be in the know before you go! A lot has changed since your early riding years. There is more traffic, faster traffic, motorcycles are ...

Bucknell students build planter box at RiverWoods

RiverWoods Senior Living Community has a new spring planter box, thanks to members of Bucknell University’s Management 101 class. The experiential course at Bucknell offers students an opportunity to fulfill a community service project by developing a business plan. A group of 20 students ...

Opportunities for older adults to explore art

STEP Office of Aging and Artpost Awareness began artistic therapy in early 2017 and the classes are still going strong. George Stefanski, founder of Artpost Awareness with Marianne Olivo, explained that, “Drawing is the most powerful way for a person to be with their inner-self for ...

Milton native volunteers with Meals on Wheels for 46 years

Since Meal on Wheels inception in 1972, one Milton native has been volunteering for the organization at RiverWoods Senior Living Community. Mary Ellen Bartholomew is now 90 years old, but her volunteer service to Meals on Wheels never ended, and she’s been delivering meals for 46 years. ...

Sadie Says… Signs and steps to take against robocalls

Q: Last week I received a live phone call purporting to be from an adult grandchild saying “Hello, Grandma.” I do not have relatives who fit that description. Then came repeated phone calls from “the Microsoft Refund Department,” not to mention numerous robocalls telling anyone who ...