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Wisdom at any age

Latham writer’s story included in an anthology of tales by Baby Boomer

Being published in an anthology of written wisdom wasn’t necessarily something Linda Berkery had always wanted to do, but she was inspired to take that leap about a year ago after seeing an ad in a magazine seeking written narratives that provided insight and inspiration.

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A healing journey

Hospice Walk raises money for programs that provide comfort to families facing the terminal illness of a loved one

There is a lot that goes into hospice services beyond providing care for the terminally ill.

Beltrone driver class keeps seniors cruising

A local senior center is hosting a driver safety fair with seminars and advice on the best vehicles and techniques to keep seniors safe.

Living with Alzheimer's

One couple’s story: Making the best of a devastating diagnosis

Meeting Marianne and Roy Scott, you notice one thing right away – they are still as much in love as the day they met in seventh grade homeroom over 60 years ago.

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Living life to the fullest

Shaker Pointe at Carondelet unveils new residence

An independent living center for people ages 55 and older held its grand opening to showcase the amenities its executive team says will help seniors live a healthy, independent lifestyle.

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Seniors strike a pose at annual event

Area senior centers hold fashion shows

With warmer weather on the way, many use the season as an excuse to update their wardrobes. Two local senior services departments are getting into the spirit by helping area seniors find a new look.

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A century of faith, friendships

St. Peter Women’s Guild to commemorate 100th anniversary with dinner

Many things were different 100 years ago, with modern technology seeming more like science fiction. At least one thing remains unchanged — the dedication of a faithful group of women.

Police warn warmer weather brings driveway scammers

A prevalent scam during the spring typically involves a traveling asphalt paving crew offering a low-price opportunity to pave a homeowner’s driveway, according to police. Sealing scams can be similar to paving scams, police said, but sometimes the scammer will appear to have properly sealed the driveway.

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Downsizing made easy

Experts make moving to the next step in life an enjoyable experience

Some milestones in life can be exciting, some sad and others just downright overwhelming. The decision to sell a family home can be all three.

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Taking a flight to remember

Patriot Flight departs next month for a visit to the national WWII memorial in honor of D-Day anniversary

Dozens of World War II veterans are set to take a trip to Washington, D.C., to visit the WWII memorial on the 70th anniversary of D-Day next month.

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Bringing new life to cemetery

St. Agnes’ Living Room offers art exhibits and classes

A cemetery in Menands has come up with an innovative way to bring more people there.

Working together to get the job done

Seniors taking care of their own

When Harry Howansky retired from his job as an engineer with the state, he wasn’t ready to sit back and relax. The 80-year-old Colonie man who says he grew up on a farm and considers himself quite handy, thought ‘why not put my skills to work.’

Help on the horizon

Colonie adult day care program expands into Guilderland

A day program started in Colonie for seniors suffering from the early stages of dementia and Alzheimer’s will be expanding to a location in Guilderland.

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Get To Know: Joyce Becker

This appears in the March 5 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

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A toast to keep the chill at bay

Low temperatures and a snowier than usual winter has left many older people on fixed incomes struggling to pay their heating bills. For the past few years, Colonie Senior Service Centers has stepped in to help by hosting the Warmth of Wine fundraiser.

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Altamont senior van commemorated

Village waited several years for state funding after purchasing vehicle

Seniors had cheered years ago at an Altamont Board of Trustees meeting upon hearing a new van would be bought, but the mayor recently was the one cheering after state funds for the purchase finally arrived at Village Hall.

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Let the games begin

Good Samaritan Nursing Home hosts its own version of the Olympics

Good Samaritan Nursing Home hosts winter games for residents.

Kingsway Arms Nursing Center woman honored for artwork

Florence Teichner, 86, of Kingsway Arms Nursing Center has lived in Schenectady most of her life. Before coming to Kingsway two years ago, Florence had not had any formal art training. She currently participates in Kingsway’s weekly art therapy group.

Delmar Place joins Atria family

Assisted living community becomes part of national chain

Delmar Place is under new management after Atria Senior Living acquired the facility in December.

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Stitching happiness

Retirees find pleasure by making quilts for children

Marcia Hajeck has always loved to sew, but it was about 1980 when she began creating quilts. The now 75 year old from Clifton Park says she typically spends at least three hours a day on her selfless hobby.

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