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65 Forward helps John Maday keep moving

Senior primary care earns “high marks” from this Air Force veteran.

Longtime Wilkes-Barre resident John Maday, 79, is a retiree on the go. And he counts on Geisinger 65 Forward Health Center to help keep him going.

Mr. Maday volunteers on a number of local boards. He’s volunteer executive director of the Wilkes-Barre Riverfront Parks Committee, and president of the downtown business association. He’s also an avid runner who has completed 25 marathons.


After enrolling in Geisinger Gold, Mr. Maday joined 65 Forward when it opened in Wilkes-Barre in 2020. He became a huge fan of the health and wellness center offering senior primary care, on-site lab and imaging and nutritional guidance — along with social and educational activities. 

“The people are very friendly. You develop a social bond,” he says. “It’s like walking into Cheers. Everyone knows your name.”

65 Forward exceeds expectations

Mr. Maday grew up in the area and joined the U.S. Air Force after high school. He served as a combat medic in the Vietnam War. A Hometown Hero banner honoring his service is displayed on North Washington Street in town. 

During his career, Mr. Maday worked for the federal government, IBM and the Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce. 

“I have perception of what I consider high caliber,” he says. “Geisinger 65 Forward deserves high marks. It’s a unique approach, the way it’s all put together. It’s very businesslike, very professional and very efficient.”

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