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Volunteer wins state honor

May 1, 2016 PORTAGE — Victor Miller of Portage likes to meet people, and for him, the easiest way to meet people is to volunteer. more »»

Athletes prepare for Senior Olympics

May 1, 2016 As people get older, they might feel like slowing down mentally and physically, but researchers say we need to do the opposite if we want to live longer. more »»

Retired pharmacist recommends pickleball

May 1, 2016 According to local pharmacist Joe DeLeo, one prescription for good health and longevity is pickleball. more »»

Spouse can get 50 percent of retiree’s benefit

May 1, 2016 Question: What is the benefit amount a spouse may be entitled to receive? Answer: If you’re eligible for your own retirement benefit and for benefits as a spouse, we will always pay yo... more »»

Puppets for pediatrics

April 3, 2016 The puppets have changed in the more than half-century that these retired women have sewn them, but the purpose has never wavered — that of soothing the fears of children facing surger. more »»

Trail runs suit engineer and his dogs

April 3, 2016 Take a golden retriever, Boston terrier, senior project engineer and a mountain trail, and you have 55-year-old Altoona resident Andy Johnson’s formula for a challenging early morning run. more »»

Nonprofit helps job seekers gain work

April 3, 2016 SHAMOKIN — For many older Pennsyl­vanians, going back to work is not an option — it’s a necessity. more »»

Online account can be helpful when taking savings inventory

April 3, 2016 April is Financial Literacy Month, which is a perfect time to take stock (pun intended) of your retirement savings. more »»

Parkinson’s disease patients require around the clock care

April 3, 2016 JOHNSTOWN — An estimated 50,000 to 60,000 new cases of Parkinson’s disease are diagnosed in the United States each year, according to the National Parkinson Foundation. more »»

Blair senior centers announce activities

April 3, 2016 The Senior Centers in Blair County announce the following events open to residents age 60 and older. more »»

Seniors may sign up for Olympics

April 3, 2016 Blair Senior Services Inc. will hold the 15th annual Blair County Senior Olympics from June 1-14. more »»

Free showing of ‘Still Alice’ planned

April 3, 2016 A free community screening of “Still Alice” will be held at 6:30 p.m. April 26 at the Devorris Center in downtown Altoona. more »»

Navy musician reminisces

March 6, 2016 Most people don’t get invited to social affairs hosted by presidents and other national dignitaries. But for Gene Sauer, showing up at a Washington party or dinner was almost commonplace. more »»

Judge exercises with girlfriends

March 6, 2016 Whether it was sitting on the bench with her teammates on the first female Hollidaysburg High School basketball team in 1969 or sitting behind the bench as the first female president judge of the... more »»

Birth date defines full retirement age

February 5, 2016 What is full retirement age? Answer: Full retirement age is the age at which a person may first become entitled to full or unreduced retirement benefit. more »»

Calculating retirement savings is 3-step process

February 5, 2016 Dear Savvy Senior, Can you help me calculate about how much my wife and I need to save for retirement? We are in our late-50s and want to see where we stan. more »»

Runner aims to compete in more races

February 5, 2016 By George Kattouf There are those who realize their athletic potential at a very young age, and there are those who avoid athletics altogether. Bob Fox exemplifies the latter. more »»

Seniors return to joy of coloring

February 5, 2016 The serene sounds of nature play in the background while the artists concentrate on their work. They are nurturing a skill they learned as children, but seem to be appreciating it more as adults. more »»

Trips relieve cabin fever

January 3, 2016 After retirement, winter became long and boring for Bob and Cookie Hall of Altoona. They couldn’t garden or spend time outside, and that made for long months of cabin feve. more »»

Hiker combines fitness with fun

January 3, 2016 Purposeful recreation has been an ingredient in Susan Kuhn’s fitness recipe since she was a chil. more »»

Part-time job can increase retiree’s overall benefits

January 3, 2016 Question: My neighbor, who is retired, told me that the income he receives from his part-time job at the local nursery gives him an increase in his Social Security benefits. more »»

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  1. I feel like I’ve had to cut grass every other day.
  2. My garden is saturated.
  3. It’s been tough on my golf game.
  4. Too much attention is paid to the weather.

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