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Menus for the week of November 27-December 1 Monday, Admin Day, NO MEALS SERVED Tuesday, roast pork, gravy, sweet potatoes, winter vegetables, cherry muffin (Diet: Grahams) Wednesday, chicken fajitas, spanish rice, black beans, pineapple Thursday, baked ham hawaiian, tossed salad, red...
Having trouble getting your bills paid on time? Need help balancing your checkbook? “The electric bill is due on Tuesday, and the oil bill will be coming in next week. The roofer’s repairs will be done soon, so he’ll be wanting his last installment, and the boy who cuts the grass needs another $...
Caregiver grants from LifePath offer caregivers and grandparents raising grandchildren under the age of 18 an opportunity to refresh and renew away from their caregiving and childrearing responsibilities. Caregivers have used these grants to pay someone (a family member, friend or neighbor) to...
 Shown in this aerial photo of Athol is the Union Twist Drill factory, now the home of L.P. Athol Corporation, in the center of the photo, and another unidentified local manufacturing company above in the top center of the photo.   Courtesy of Richard J. Chaisson
1992 The Wendell Selectboard has been advised by Tax Collector Judith Wilder that the tax rate for fiscal year 1993 has been set at $17.95 per $1,000, representing a 35 cent increase over last year’s rate. Thomas L. McLaughlin, longtime Athol Town Counsel and member of multiple town committees...
November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. It is chilling to reflect on the fact that more than 3 million individuals in our country have Alzheimer’s disease. According to a new report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the US death rate from Alzheimer’s disease...
Q: What are the major lung conditions elders should know about? A: Diseases of the lung are almost as common as breathing air. Lung problems that are common among older people include: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pneumonia, lung cancer, and asthma. The Centers for Disease...
Q: Do the elderly or ill have protections against utility shut-offs? A: Yes. Households in Massachusetts in which all adult members are age 65 or older — whether there is a financial hardship or not — are protected against utility and phone shut-offs. “Utility” means your gas or electric service...
Q: Are there any strategies for preventing or slowing cognitive decline? A: Most studies are cautious about answering this question. One recent report by the Lancet Commission on Dementia Prevention and Care concluded that one-third of dementia cases could potentially be prevented through better...
Malnutrition is an epidemic that affects nearly 50 percent of elders. It can affect both the overweight and underweight, and can impact our ability to remain healthy and independent. The amount and quality of food you eat are critical for good health. If you are age 60, homebound, and unable to...
With advances in longevity, older adults are living longer than ever. For the first time since 1948, employees old enough to retire outnumber teenagers in the workforce, according to AARP. And the desire to stay engaged has never been so strong. Older workers are increasingly staying employed in...

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