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Students bring music to seniors

June 5, 2016 SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — The high notes and trills of a single, silver flute cut through ringing telephones in the nurses’ station and carry throughout the hospital halls like a street performer in a... more »»

Loneliness hurts: Senior health is more than disease

June 5, 2016 WASHINGTON — Grandma’s cholesterol is OK, but maybe the doctor should be asking about her social life, too. Think about health during the senior years, and a list of common ailments pops to min. more »»

Senior centers list events

June 5, 2016 Blair Senior services Inc. has listed activities and special events for June. Central Blair Events for the Central Blair Senior Center, located at 1320 12th Ave. more »»

Anniversary ideas for Baby Boomers

June 5, 2016 The Baby Boom generation has put its own stamp on many traditions, so why should 25th wedding anniversaries be different? Many couples are ditching convention when it comes to marking the milestone. more »»

Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program starts

June 5, 2016 Blair Senior Services Inc. is administering the Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) in Blair County for 2016. more »»

Roper, 82, right at home at county fair and rodeo

June 5, 2016 GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — Pat Patterson stands out among his fellow team-roping competitors at the Galveston County Fair & Rodeo. more »»

Horseshoe Seniors to hold dinner-dance at Bavarian

June 5, 2016 The Horseshoe Seniors will hold a dinner-dance at the Bavarian Hall on June 16. A meal will be served at 5:30 p.m., followed by three hours of dancing to a DJ. Admission is $10 each. more »»

Town creates neighborhood network for aging residents

June 5, 2016 YORK, Maine — The town of York is creating a neighborhood network to help aging residents remain in their homes. more »»

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 »»

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