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148th Volunteer Infantry meeting next week

STATE COLLEGE — The 148th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Company C, Civil War Reenactment Group will meet Wednesday, March 14 at 7:30 p.m. at Hoss’s Steak and Sea Restaurant, 1450 N. Atherton St.

The Civil War reenactors will discuss the annual meeting of the United States Volunteers (USV) Brigade held Jan. 6 at the Gettysburg Hotel, and Civil War reenacting events being held in 2018.

During the Civil War, seven of the 10 companies of the 148th PA Regiment were recruited from Centre County and became known as “The Centre County Regiment.” The 148th PA Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Company C, Reenactment Group has over 20 active members from Centre, Clearfield, Mifflin, Juniata, Northumberland, and Blair counties.

The regiment is actively recruiting new members. Anyone who is interested in learning more about Civil War reenacting or the Civil War in general is encouraged to attend.

For more information, call Lynn Herman at 814-861-0770.

UPMC Susquehanna to host aging seminar

WILLIAMSPORT — Living longer doesn’t always guarantee aging well. Ensure you and your loved ones age with ease with UPMC Susquehanna’s free “As We Age” event, Friday, March 23 from 1 to 4 p.m. at UPMC Susquehanna Williamsport, Walnut Conference Room, 700 High St.

“We don’t always make time to truly reflect on life and what we want out of it as we age,” said Stacy Knipe, manager of UPMC Susquehanna Social Services. “Sometimes, aging at home is not an option, and people find themselves overwhelmed, unprepared, and struggling to understand their options when recovering from or adapting to an illness or injury.”

The event will feature presentations addressing living wills, guardianship, care transitions, Medicare and Medicaid rules, the role of social workers in advanced care planning, and the differences between assisted living, home care, and skilled nursing facilities. Attendees can visit educational booths from UPMC Susquehanna and other area aging organizations, talk to health care providers, and enjoy refreshments.

“We want to educate and empower people to make their own decisions in advance about how and where they want to age,” said Knipe. “It’s an important conversation for everyone in our community.”

Registration is not required. For more information, call 570-321-2155 or visit UPMCSusquehanna.org.

their own decisions in advance about how and where they want to age,” said Knipe. “It’s an important conversation for everyone in our community.”

Registration is not required. For more information, call 570-321-2155 or visit UPMCSusquehanna.org.

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