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Take Steps to Recovery

Editor’s note: Groups listed below focus on recovery from addiction, and the meetings are open to the general public, unless otherwise indicated. Al-Anon is for friends and family members of addicts, and Romans 12:2 is for people battling addiction and their families. — — — ...

Finding Support

HEALTH - Alzheimer’s and Caregivers Support Group — 7 p.m. Jan. 14 (second Tuesday of the month), Conference Room B of Susque-View Home. Information: Fran Decker at 748-4302. - Parkinson’s Support Group — Open to everyone interested in learning about the disease, 3 p.m. Jan. 8 ...

Senior Citizen Menus

Bread available daily Monday — Chicken marsala, herbed rice, green bean casserole, fresh orange Tuesday — Roast beef with gravy and stuffing, creamed spinach, parsley potatoes, fresh apple Wednesday — MERRY CHRISTMAS! Thursday — Chicken barbeque with hamburger roll, sliced ...

Safely enjoy outdoor winter activities

By RYAN BYERS PAC While some people like to enjoy the cold winter months hibernating indoors, you may enjoy cold-weather sports and outdoor activities, however, we want you to be safe. Cold weather, limited daylight, snow, and ice can all pose safety risks. A little preparation and planning ...

Community groups partner for Safe Sleep Education

WILLIAMSPORT – About 3,500 babies in the United States die suddenly and unexpectedly each year. UPMC Susquehanna has partnered with the Lycoming County Coroner’s Office and State Representative Garth Everett to promote safe sleeping practices to reduce the chance of sudden infant death ...

Community groups donate to UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

The Cardmaking and Scrapbooking Clubs, and Classmates of 1974 recently partnered together to donate comfort items for patients at the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center in Williamsport. The community groups supplied totes full of food, paper products, and toiletries. Pictured with members from the ...

Making Life Better: New recipe guidelines coming to cookbooks

By LAURIE WELCH Now that we are smack in the middle of holiday cooking, take a close look at the recipes in your favorite cookbooks. Can you tell what is missing from most of the recipes? If you said safe food handling directions, then you are correct! In a study that reviewed 1,497 ...

Making Life Better: Penn State seeking to address Latinx community needs

By ADRIANA MURILLO-WILLIAMS In my last article, I highlighted areas in which Penn State Extension provides services, and I made a call to community members to reach out to us with ideas on how we can best address their needs. Just like Penn State is committed to educational equity, Penn State ...

Finding Support

HEALTH - Alzheimer’s and Caregivers Support Group — 7 p.m. Jan. 14 (second Tuesday of the month), Conference Room B of Susque-View Home. Information: Fran Decker at 748-4302. - Parkinson’s Support Group — Open to everyone interested in learning about the disease, 3 p.m. Jan. 8 ...

Take Steps to Recovery

Editor’s note: Groups listed below focus on recovery from addiction, and the meetings are open to the general public, unless otherwise indicated. Al-Anon is for friends and family members of addicts, and Romans 12:2 is for people battling addiction and their families. — — — ...

Senior Center Menus

Bread available daily Monday — Sliced turkey with gravy, fresh dropped biscuit, mixed vegetables, fresh orange Tuesday — Dirty rice casserole, creamy ginger carrots, broccoli, banana pudding Wednesday — Sesame chicken, broccoli and carrots, fried rice, mandarin oranges Thursday ...

Cases of flu widespread across state

HARRISBURG — Cases of the flu are now widespread across the state, according to the Department of Health. As of Nov. 30, there have been 2,667 laboratory-confirmed cases and five deaths statewide. As flu season intensifies, Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine urged residents to get their ...

Too sick to go to school?

By Olufunke Oladejo If your child isn’t feeling his or her best, should you definitely keep him or her home from school? After an illness, when is it okay for your child to return to school? As a parent, you know your children best. You also likely have a sense about when your child just ...

The top ten excuses for not buying a hearing aid

By Jeffrey L. Bayliff Here are some of the more common ways people avoid getting help, and how you as the patient or the caregiver, can address them. I am repeating this article from November of 2015. 1. “I can hear just fine.” This is the excuse that trumps all others. Unless you and ...

Melissa Wallace joins Mt. Mount Nittany Physician Group

STATE COLLEGE — Melissa Wallace, CRNP, joined the staff at Mount Nittany Physician Group Urology. Wallace is transitioning from her time with Mount Nittany Physician Group Family Medicine, where she has practiced since March of 2018. “What I enjoy most about my work is spending time with ...

A dam good thing

By Lou Bernard As I write this column, repairs to the Tidlow Dam have begun. I assume they’re still going on even though I write these things well in advance. It’s a governmental operation, and they take forever. The Tidlow Dam is the one on the east end of Lock Haven, crossing the ...

Happenings from the Heisey

By Jo Ann Bowes The Heisey House and Poorman Gallery are all decked out in fresh greens. Thanks to John Gummo for donating trees and greens and to Heverly Tree Farm for donating greens. Thank you Jim Hanna for installing spotlights at the Heisey. They look great! Members and the public are ...

Finding Support

HEALTH - Alzheimer’s and Caregivers Support Group — 7 p.m. Dec. 10 (second Tuesday of the month), Conference Room B of Susque-View Home. Information: Fran Decker at 748-4302. - Parkinson’s Support Group — Open to everyone interested in learning about the disease, 3 p.m. Dec. 11 ...

Senior Citizen Menu

Bread available daily Monday — Meatloaf sandwich with whole grain bread, parsley potatoes, garlic spinach, chocolate pudding Tuesday — Chicken divan, buttered noodles, lemon pepper, broccoli, banana pudding Wednesday — Barbeque pork rib, sandwich roll, shaved brussels, hot spiced ...

Phone-in-cheek: Spike seen in cellphone-linked face injuries

By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer Add facial cuts, bruises and fractures to the risks from cellphones and carelessly using them. That's according to a study published Thursday that found a spike in U.S. emergency room treatment for these mostly minor injuries. The research was led by ...