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 Shown in this 1951 photo is Ruth (Wilson) Bass outside of what was Acme Laundry on Main Street in Athol. Submitted photo
1992 Athol Savings Bank opened their new lending center in the former Fleet Bank building at 388 Main St. in Athol. Warner Cable Company representatives Lowell Hedlund, vice president of Time Warner Enterprises and legal counsel Cameron Carey, informed Athol selectmen the town may face a...
Menus for the week of July 24-28 Monday, chicken breast, orange sauce, white rice, green beans, blueberry snack n loaf (Diet: lemon grahams) Tuesday, meatballs with marinara sauce, spaghetti (HDM: cavitappi pasta), Italian vegetable blend, pineapple Wednesday, beef burgundy, egg noodles,...
Unpacking Lee Shuer's time capsule from 1993, full of comics from his childhood, was a test of how far he'd come in his relationship to the things that can clutter a person's life.
When I asked my husband in 2005 what he planned to bring to our downsized apartment, I was shocked to hear him say, very matter-of-factly, “Everything.” I let out an incredulous laugh and pushed him to get real — certainly everything couldn’t be coming with us! To my dismay, he was serious, and we...
One of my top priorities since joining the U.S. Senate in 2013 has been fighting to ensure seniors and people with disabilities have the support they need to live with dignity and economic security. Today I’m really worried about the new federal budget proposed by President Donald Trump’s...
Have you seen more information in the news about vitamin D in the past few years? Does your doctor check your vitamin D levels with your annual blood test? The reason vitamin D has been in the spotlight is because, in addition to its role in maintaining strong bones and preventing osteoporosis,...
June 15 marked the annual recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Elder abuse means different things, including physical, emotional or sexual abuse, and self-neglect as well as financial exploitation. Financial exploitation of an elder by another person is perhaps one of the most...
ATHOL — Foot screenings will be held at the Senior Center, at 82 Freedom St., on Tuesday, July 11, and Tuesday, July 18, from 8 to 9:45 a.m.  Blood pressure clinics will be held on Wednesday, July 5, at 10 a.m. at the Pequoig Apartments; July 12 and 19 at 11 a.m. at the Senior Center; and July...
Small things matter. A small activity like getting up out of the chair and walking a short distance can improve mobility and strength, especially when hospitalized or recovering in a short-term rehabilitation setting. Bedrest and lack of mobility contribute to functional decline, and prolonged...
There is no place like home, and for many seniors there is no place better to live than at home. With retirement on the horizon for many of the Baby-Boomer generation, so is the planning they will do as they continue to age. Home health care is one of the most affordable and comfortable ways for...
Hearing loss is very common. Age-related hearing loss begins as early as the fourth decade of life. According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, 28.8 million U.S. adults have significant hearing loss and could benefit from hearing aids. Yet access to hearing...

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