Dauphin County Libraries End Overdue Fines

The Dauphin County Library System has gone “fine-free,’’ extending a no-late-fee policy enacted at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and joining libraries across the country to end a practice that was a barrier to access.

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Jay Leno Accident Spotlights Importance of Burn Awareness

You probably are aware that comedian Jay Leno, an avid car collector and host of the show Jay Leno’s Garage, suffered burns on his face, hands, and chest in November.

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Restart Your Career after 50

Starting a new career is always difficult, but the challenges can be even more daunting when you’re over 50. Don’t be discouraged, though. AARP has some advice for getting hired when you’re no longer a spring chicken:

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Do Away with Dirty Soles

Mention air pollution, and most people, including me, think only of outdoor air quality. We rarely question the quality of air in our homes, but we should.

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Savvy Senior: Auto Aids that Make Driving Easier and Safer

Dear Savvy Senior,

Do you know of any car gadgets that can help older drivers? I drive a 12-year-old car and have arthritis in my neck, back, and knees that limits my mobility, making it more difficult to get in and out of the car and look over my shoulder to back up.

– Almost 80

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On Life and Love after 50: A Widower Decides to Start Dating

I admit that I’m a tad uncomfortable writing about senior sex. However, a widower named Greg emailed me with such a poignant message about senior sex and commitment that I’m stepping out of my comfort zone today to share his email with you.

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Winter with the Grandkids: Indoor and Outdoor Cold-Weather Fun

If your grandkids are like most, weekends and school snow closings are the highlights of the winter season. Get into the spirit with some of these fun outdoor activities.

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Did a Holiday Visit with an Aging Parent Spark Concern?

Adult children who spent time over the holidays with their aging parents may in some cases have returned home haunted by agonizing questions.

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New Year’s Resolutions: Why They Fail and How You Can Succeed

The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals. Melody Beattie

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