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 ...

[Blair Senior Services, Inc. Podcast] Choices Part Two

In Part Two of CHOICES Program podcasts, Sherry Pfister and Jessica Lego, CHOICES Care Managers at Blair Senior Services, Inc., share the how all of the CHOICES Program services are arranged by the CHOICES Care Manager, which eliminates the worry about scheduling, cancellations, or coordination of s ...

[Blair Senior Services, Inc. Podcast] Choices Part One

CHOICES Program is an affordable option to help older adults live comfortably at home, while still receiving assistance if needed. In this Part One of Two podcasts, Sherry Pfister and Jessica Lego, CHOICES Care Managers at Blair Senior Services, Inc., share information on this first program of its k ...

Support for the Caregivers

From Generations Magazine Seventh Issue We like to believe that if a time comes when we are asked to care for an elderly parent, family member, or friend, we will be able to step up and fill this role without limitations. However, serving as a caregiver can become overwhelming, both physically a ...

Homewood at Martinsburg’s Tenley Rehabilitation

Homewood at Martinsburg’s Tenley Rehabilitation unit is designed to help people make a safe and comfortable transition between post-acute care and home. Typically lasting 14 days or less, short-term rehab can be extremely beneficial following a surgery or hospitalization after an injury, stroke or m ...

Understand Your Medicare, Medicaid, and Long-Term Care Benefits

By Annie Reifsteck  Medicare can be confusing. Enrollees encounter a lot of tough decisions when it comes to choosing the right coverage plan and sorting through all of the different benefit options. The process sometimes feels plastered with red tape and laden with unfamiliar jargon. And who can k ...

Positive Steps to Prevent Heart-Related Health Conditions

Did you know that cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of women? According to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular disease causes one in three women’s deaths each year or approximately one woman every minute. Cardiology Associates of Altoona’s team of cardiologists are committed ...

Happy Tails at Mending Hearts

By Teresa Patterson In the last issue of Generations Magazine we highlighted a local animal rescue, Mending Hearts, with the story “Leaving Paw Prints on the Heart.” The response and the readers contributions were overwhelming. They wanted to say, “Thank you!” LuAnne Hilling Wolf, stated, “We were ...