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Senior Sun

Keeping in contact with loved ones at care facilities

Although Lycoming County moved into the yellow stage for COVID-19, please remember that local long-term care facilities cannot. Facilities, such as The Meadows, need to continue to follow infection prevention and control practices as directed by the Department of Health, Centers for Disease ...

Sadie Says… Cleaning out the medicine cabinet

Q. I looked through my medications and see that I have quite a few that have expired or that I don’t use anymore. I’ve heard that I shouldn’t flush them down the toilet or put them in the trash. I want to get rid of them, but how can I do it? A. First of all, congratulations on deciding ...

Valley View recognizes director of the board

Margaret Piper is known for her generous heart when it comes to serving others. She was recently recognized for her 18 years of service as a director of the board for Valley View Rehab and Nursing Center and is beginning her 19th year by serving as emeritus director. Giving her time and talent, ...

Learning about Parkinson’s disease and new ways to cope

Parkinson’s disease is a complex disorder of the brain that involves the degeneration of nerve cells that produce a chemical called dopamine. With less dopamine production, people with Parkinson’s disease experience motor symptoms, or symptoms that relate to movement, such as tremors, ...

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 ...