Senior Sun

Sadie Says … Answers to frequently asked questions about safe driving

Q.: With summer vacation over and my daughter starting back to work, I will be babysitting my young grandson. Can you advise me how to be sure I’m transporting him safely? A: Before you head out with your young passenger, do a safety seat check. • Your grandson’s safety seat is ...

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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. ...

STEP Centers for Healthy Aging partner with James V. Brown Library

This fall, STEP’s Centers for Healthy Aging will partner with the James V. Brown Library to offer a two-part class aimed at preventing falls. “Healthy Steps for Older Adults: A Program to Prevent Falls” will be offered from 1-3 p.m. Oct. 11 and 18, at the library, 19 E. Fourth St., in ...

Home Instead Senior Care offices to host Alzheimer’s Learning Day events

The number of Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease is expected to triple — from 5 million today to more than 16 million by 2050. As the number of people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias increases, so too, will the need for communities to adapt and become more accessible to those ...

Master Gardeners and STEP RiverWalk Center partnership continues into fall

Since this spring, the Penn State Extension Master Gardeners and participants at the STEP RiverWalk Center have had hands-on classes covering soil, composting, watering and growing vegetables and flowers. Upcoming topics include seed saving, putting your garden to bed and planting ...

The Meadows schedules senior seminar series

The Meadows, A Park Home Personal Care Community, 2160 Warrensville Road, Montoursville, will host a senior seminar series at their community. The seminars will be geared toward the senior population and those that care for them. Depending on the topic, the seminar format may include ...

Hospice of Evangelical welcomes new volunteers

Hospice of Evangelical recently held a volunteer training Sept. 11 and 12 for those interested in giving their time and assisting with end-of-life care for families throughout the Susquehanna Valley or supporting the work of Hospice through non-patient activities. Topics covered during ...

Sadie Says …

Q: “My son just informed me that my grandson smokes pot, but I don’t think he drives afterwards. Don’t kids know better?” A: While most students are aware of the effects of alcohol on driving, the effects of marijuana on driving have been less publicized. Do you think driving under ...

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. ...

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Shown is Tom Frymire and his 1957 Chevy.

The Meadows hold cruise-in and movie on the lawn

The Meadows recently held its first-ever cruise-in and movie on the lawn event on July 29. The event featured a variety of classic, hot rod and antique cars on the front field. The event was free and open to the public. All car show participants received goody bags. Door prizes were given ...

‘Seniors For Seniors’ program catnip for the soul

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Peggy Eagan, 89, has quite a pedigree. Her family members are the principals behind the local Leitz-Eagan Funeral Homes and the Eagan Insurance Agency, and her late husband, Frederick Leitz Eagan, was a Louisiana State Senator serving Orleans Parish from 1960-1980. Eagan ...

Exercise tips for older adults

Maintaining physical and mental health are extremely important items on most people’s “to do” lists as they get older. As people age they generally become less active for a number of reasons including fear of injury and a decrease in many physical attributes. Exercising for just 20-30 ...

PEER Day celebrates assisted living resident-advocates

PEERs, Pennsylvania’s Empowered Expert Residents, from various nursing and personal care homes throughout Lycoming and Clinton counties gathered at the Clinton County Community Center for PEER Day on July 28. “Many PEERs have enjoyed helping people throughout their lives and being a PEER ...

STEP brings LifeTrail equipment to South Williamsport Park Complex

The popular walking paths of the South Williamsport Park Complex now feature additional attractions — seven LifeTrail Wellness Stations. The LifeTrail Advanced Wellness System, which are easily spotted green-and-yellow stations located directly off the paved path, promotes the essential ...

Sadie Says …

Q: “I’m concerned about my grandson’s driving. He’s always in a hurry, running red lights and blowing through intersections as if stop signs don’t exist. I say he’s driving aggressively. He says he’s just fast. Which of us is correct? A: Your young driver may not have 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. ...

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Joe Tavani shows a participant how to fix a flat tube for properly inflated tires.

STEP RiverWalk Center Bike Rodeo a success

The first-ever Bike Rodeo held at STEP’s RiverWalk Center drew a crowd ranging from scooter-riding toddlers to seniors trying out step-through bikes and multi-person Surrey cruisers — and just about everyone in between. The event also brought planning, safety and sport/recreation advocates ...