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Blair Senior Services, Inc., the Area Agency on Aging for Blair County and a non-profit organization, is seeking applicants to fill a full-time Mechanic position at our transportation facility located in Hollidaysburg.  Duties include preventative maintenance, diagnostic work, inventory control, performing state inspections and general repair and service work on a fleet of para-transit mini-buses.  Tools and equipment provided.

This position offers the successful applicant the ability to work independently and requires a high level of expertise and accuracy.  The nature of this position provides opportunity to thoroughly plan in order to do the job right.  The quality and correctness of the work is more important than the speed in which the work is completed.  Qualified applicants must be 21 years of age or older with a high school diploma or equivalent with specialized knowledge of gasoline engines, air conditioning and related automotive mechanical responsibilities. Applicant must have, OR be willing to obtain, a current PA State Inspection License. Advanced computer skills, strong diagnostic and trouble-shooting skills, valid Pennsylvania driver’s license and a good driving record are also required.  The starting hourly wage is $13.60 – $16.32 per hour, based on experience.  This position is Mon-Fri, daylight hours. No Evenings/Weekends.  Excellent benefit package included.

Interested applicants may apply in person between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., send a completed application (available at, or a resume with three work-related references to:

Blair Senior Services, Inc.

1320 12th Avenue

Altoona, PA 16601-3308

Applications & resumes will be accepted through June 18, 2021.


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​Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Aging today announced that older adults who will soon be turning 65 and are not yet enrolled in Medicare can attend a free virtual event to learn about their healthcare coverage options when enrolling for Medicare.


The "Welcome to Medicare" event on June 23, open from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., will feature national presentations from the State Health Insurance Assistance Programs on Medicare eligibility, enrollment and coverage options. Representatives will be available to answer questions and assist older adults with information to enable them to make choices on Medicare coverage that best meets their needs and lowers their costs.


In Pennsylvania, this program is known as APPRISE. Throughout the national presentation, staff from APPRISE will host an exhibit for Pennsylvania and will respond to Medicare questions and provide information about the program. The Center for Advocacy for the Rights and Interests of the Elderly (CARIE) – Pennsylvania's Senior Medicare Patrol – also will join APPRISE to discuss Medicare fraud prevention.


"We encourage anyone who is turning 65 soon to join our Virtual Welcome to Medicare Fair. Pennsylvania's Medicare Counseling Program is here to help older adults learn about signing up and navigating the complexities of Medicare, avoiding late enrollment penalties, and preventing fraud," said Susan Neff, APPRISE director. "We also invite those who attend to visit the Pennsylvania-specific virtual exhibit at any time during the event. The APPRISE and CARIE staff look forward to chatting with seniors about their Medicare enrollment concerns."


Older adults can register for this event here


The APPRISE Program has nearly 800 trained counselors in the commonwealth who provide free, confidential, objective, and easy-to-understand information about original Medicare, Medicare Advantage Plans, prescription drug plans, and Medicare Supplement plans, and allows Medicare beneficiaries to compare plans and determine what best meets their needs and save them money.

To learn more about the APPRISE Program or becoming a volunteer, click here or call the APPRISE Helpline at 1-800-783-7067 .



Department Of Aging: June 23 Medicare Event Welcomes Future Beneficiaries With Information On Eligibility, Coverage Options