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Prime Times September

Wise looks back on lifetime of volunteer work

By ROBERT A. DEFRANK Times Leader Staff Writer ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Visitors and volunteers at the recent Belmont County Fair have seen members of the Wise family make an impact on the annual event. Eileen Wise has worked at the fair in one capacity or another for more than six decades. ...

St. Clairsville’s Miller served during multiple wars

By ROBERT A. DEFRANK Times Leader Staff Writer ST. CLAIRSVILLE ­— Gene R. Miller had made a career of military service and witnessed three conflicts firsthand when he served from 1946-67. From 1946-49 he served in the U.S. Marine Corps in underwater demolitions and scouting. In 1950 he ...

Event focuses on caring for loved ones with memory loss

Space is still available for Caring for Those With Memory Loss, an October community resource workshop for those who may be caring for a loved one with memory issues. While this workshop will focus on memory issues, most of the information is appropriate for anyone who wants to stay in their ...

Area seniors enjoyed AARP-sponsored health fair

By ROBERT A. DEFRANK Times Leader Staff Writer ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Dozens of senior citizens from across Belmont County visited a health fair at the J.B. Martin Rec Center recently. The American Association of Retired Persons put on the event, which included about 20 vendors for such ...

Online estimates assist in planning

By REBECCA MILLER Social Security encourages all Americans to take steps toward ensuring their financial security. Wherever you are in life — starting your first job, beginning a family or getting ready to retire — it’s never too late or too soon to start planning for the years ahead. ...

Top new cars for older drivers

Dear Savvy Senior, My wife and I are both in our late sixties and are looking to buy a new car. Can you recommend some good resources that can help us evaluate and choose a good car for older drivers? Car Shoppers Dear Shoppers, With more than 40 million licensed drivers in the United ...

OPALs hosting anniversary event

The Older People With Active Lifestyles group will hold a celebration Oct. 25 at Wheeling Park’s White Palace. Food, fellowship, a health expo and a history presentation await all who attend this upcoming event which is open to the public. The OPALs group, sponsored by Ohio Valley ...

Get started tapping your way into excellent health

By KATHLEEN O’CONNOR Happy Fall Everyone. I hope you are feeling warm and snuggly. I had an overwhelming response to the series on tapping, some people missed one of the articles, some missed both. So I thought a review would be in order. In my Master’s Class they taught us when you do ...

Awareness raised on falling issue

One in three Ohioans over age 60 will fall this year, and for many of them, that fall could lead to a life-changing injury or even death. However, falls are not a normal part of aging, and most falls can be prevented. To celebrate National Falls Prevention Awareness Day and to raise ...

Teacup gardening challenges creativity of residents

Photos Provided Residents of Elmhurst, The House of Friendship senior assisted living residence in Wheeling, design succulent gardens in vintage teacups during a craft session. Resident Thelma Scott shows her finished creation.