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Senior Sun

Sadie Says… COVID19: Knowing the symptoms

Q: What should I be doing to be safe regarding the Coronavirus? A: Prepare and protect your household for novel Coronavirus 19 (COVID 19). Protect: Practice good health habits • Wash your hands often for 20 seconds with soap and water. • Cough or sneeze into your elbow, if you use a ...

STEP modifies programs due to COVID-19 concerns

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Due to program changes at STEP’s Office of Aging, the Williamsport Sun-Gazette’s March edition of the Senior Sun does not include the area’s monthly activities or menus for STEP centers.) The Lycoming-Clinton Counties Commission for Community Action (STEP), Inc., is a ...

Sadie Says… Signs video games may have a negative impact

Q: I’m worried that my grandchildren spend a lot of time playing video games. How do I know when it becomes a real problem? A: Your concern is understandable. Video and computer games have become a big part of many kids’ lives, especially for boys. Youth report that it’s one of the ...

Liberty Manor to hold memory screening

MUNCY — A memory screening is a simple and safe evaluation tool that checks memory and other thinking skills. It can indicate whether an additional check up by a qualified healthcare professional is needed. Liberty Manor, 169 Ashler Manor Drive, will be hold a memory screening from 10 a.m. ...

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 ...