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Senior Sun

Celebrating 71 years of marriage at Valley View Rehab & Nursing Center

“I still love him,” says Jackie Poplaski of her husband, Louis, of 71 years with a smile. The pair reside at Valley View Rehab & Nursing Center in Montoursville and recently reflected on their years together. Louis was fresh out of the Army, after serving during World War II, when he ...

Sadie Says-Frequently Asked Questions About Older Adult Issues

Q.. Our grandchildren will be spending a lot of time at our new swimming pool, and although I am excited to have them over, I am also concerned about their swimming safety. What can I do to prevent a drowning? A. Knowing and practicing swimming safety steps save lives. For many of us ...

Sadie Says… Safe travels for you and your pet

Q. My husband and I will be driving to our vacation destination and plan to take our dog and cat. What can we do so our pets travel safely? A. For most of us, our pets are part of our family. They provide unconditional love and petting a cat or dog has been shown to reduce stress. Some people ...

‘WOW’ed by new wildlife habitat station, Nature Club

Residents and staff at Valley View Rehab & Nursing Center are now enjoying their second month of the new wildlife habitat station. It features several large windows from which residents can comfortably observe various birds and woodland creatures. They watch them eat, drink, bathe and ...

Sadie Says: Guardianship or custody? What grandparents should know

Q: I’m taking care of my granddaughter, her mom and dad left her with me. Do I have legal rights to her now? What should I do? According to statewide AARP statistics, 81,112 children in Pennsylvania live in homes where a grandparent is solely responsible for them. Grandparents are taking ...

Sadie Says… Buckle up every trip, every time

Q. My friend makes me crazy. She’s always on my case about wearing a seatbelt. I’m a good driver, my car has lots of airbags and usually I’m just bopping around town. Why buckle up? A. Seatbelts save lives. Excuses don’t. “I’m a good driver” You may be the world’s best ...