Keep Your Eyes to the Winter Skies

Stargazing is often thought of as an activity that can only be done in the spring and summer months, but the truth is that winter is the best time of year if you enjoy stargazing! Although it is the best time of year, it’s also the most inconvenient time to stargaze in our region due to inclement w ...

The Art of Journaling

Throughout history, written words have been a window to the past, to education and learning, and to our inner thoughts and ideas. Much of our entertainment begins as words on a page, then later to be turned into a Hollywood blockbuster or an episode of the latest hit sitcom. Writing isn’t just for ...

CONTACT Altoona: Your Source for Helping Others

The New Year has begun, and many people have their resolutions set and are working toward their goals. Some of the most popular resolutions made are to eat better, exercise more, work less… but in the aftermath of an extremely chaotic year, many have their eyes set on something a little more fulfil ...

Volunteer Spotlight: Sue Barber

Sue Barber began volunteering with Grane Hospice in April of 2019. Sue, who is originally from England, lives in State College with her husband, Don. Sue has two sons: Nicholas, who lives in Holland; and Samuel, who just graduated University in the United Kingdom. Sue’s first experience and interac ...

Welcome to Winter

The holidays have come and gone and winter has moved in, with remnants of fall mixing with the signs of winter as leaves blow in the bitter cold air. Although many do not prefer the season of winter, there are still many great memories and experiences to make as the cold air creeps in. Welcome in n ...

Seniors Just Want to Have Fun!

For centuries, dating back to ancient history, games have been an important piece of all cultures and one of the oldest forms of human social interaction. They have acted as cultural and social bonding events, as teaching tools, and as markers of social status in some societies. The 15th century sa ...