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Hughesville grade school teacher turns 101!

Ruthadel Zinck Houseknecht will turn 101 years old on December 26, 2014. She was the first born child to Melvin and Edith Zinck in Liberty, PA. She was later joined by two sisters Susan Zinck Briggs and Betty Zinck Sobala.Ruthadel graduated from Williamsport High School in 1932. She attended ...

Magic Show featured at senior center

Steve Hyde (center) a local professional magician from Montoursville and his assistant, Ashlyn Williams, played a surprise card trick on Donald Hoover during a magic show at the Step Inc. Meck Senior Center last Thursday afternoon after their holiday party and luncheon. Hyde has been performing ...

The truth about elderly motorists

The American Automobile Association says most seniors are safe drivers, themselves, and that they are in favor of measures to ensure that elderly drivers are fit for the road.A new report issued by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety says that 80 percent of drivers over the age of 75 are in ...

Aging Americans owe billions for unpaid student loans

Outstanding student loan debt is a bane for recent grads, but it is on the rise at an alarming rate among the nation's senior citizens, according to the Association of Mature American Citizens.The Government Accountability Office reports that student loan debt among seniors has risen by more ...

Yellow Dot Program helps seniors alert emergency responders

SCRANTON Have you ever seen a vehicle with a yellow dot on the back windshield? The "dot" is actually a yellow sticker purposely placed on the windshield to assist citizens in need. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation created the Yellow Dot program, which is modeled after one in ...

IRS Repeats Warning about Phone Scams

WASHINGTON - The Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration continue to hear from taxpayers who have received unsolicited calls from individuals demanding payment while fraudulently claiming to be from the IRS.Based on the 90,000 complaints that TIGTA has ...

Strength training helps seniors become more flexible

MUNCY - September is Healthy Aging month and seniors at the Meck Senior Center have been taking positive steps all along to growing older. Director Debbie Dowdy said that strength training with resistance bands has helped them become stronger and more flexible.A few hours a week are spent using ...

Report: Opportunities in PA’s Changing Senior-Care Landscape

HARRISBURG - Ask Pennsylvania seniors about long-term care, and most will likely tell you they'd prefer an 'at home' setup, with help from unpaid family caregivers. A new report from AARP ranked Pennsylvania 42 out of 50 states in providing adequate long-term care for seniors.The report, ...

Susquehanna SeniorNet group schedules next session of classes

WILLIAMSPORT The Susquehanna SeniorNet Learning Center, sponsored by the James V. Brown Library, has scheduled its next session of computer classes for older adults.SeniorNet is staffed by local volunteers and offers affordable computer education to older adults. Classes are limited to 10 ...

Red Cross warns seniors about dangers from winter storms

MUNCY - January's cold arctic-like winds and many days below freezing temperatures brought some valid safety concerns for many citizens. "Winter storms can be deceptive killers." Donald Chappell, an AmeriCorps member with the American Red Cross announced this at the Meck Senior Center and with ...