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Now’s the time for people in Massachusetts with Medicare to check their health and drug coverage for 2017. Medicare’s open enrollment period began on Oct. 15 and runs until Dec. 7. Open enrollment is the best time to make sure your health and drug plans still meet your individual needs,...
Jane and Henry obtained a divorce from their respective spouses many years ago. Jane has two adult, married children, while Henry has four. While there is no animosity or ill will between the children, they are not close. Jane and Henry met 14 years ago, when she was 68 and he was 63. They...
“My first priority is giving back to any community that I’ve lived in,” says Alan Coutinho, a volunteer Meals on Wheels driver. “I’ve been driving in the town of Shelburne for ten years.” On a warm September day, Alan waits outside the Senior Center in Shelburne Falls. Soon the shuttle driver...
LifePath will implement three initiatives over the coming months — dementia coaching, music therapy, and the development of a virtual support group — through short-term grant funds. Living with or providing care to someone with dementia requires courage, fortitude, patience, creativity, and...
For more than a decade, obesity has been recognized as an epidemic condition in the United States, and the numbers certainly justify the characterization. Statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that more than 36 percent of adults have obesity, and a report from...
1991 Daniel R. Lawrence, 15, has attained Eagle Scout Rank, the highest in Boy Scouts. He is a member of Troop 72 sponsored by St. Francis of Assisi Church. He is the son of David and Nancy Lawrence. A sophomore at Athol High School, he is a member of the volleyball team and a candidate for...
Question: My grandfather, who is receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI), will be coming to live with me. Does he have to report the move to Social Security? Answer: Yes. An SSI beneficiary must report any change in living arrangements within ten days after the month the change occurs....
TURNERS FALLS — LifePath will host a job fair on Tuesday, Oct. 25, offering career options for recent retirees seeking part-time work, and those pursuing employment as a caregiver, personal care attendant, homemaker, home health aide, certified nursing assistant (CNA), licensed practical nurse (...
“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 twenty-five dollars. The check for the gas bill was sent last week — or was that the...
Need help developing an “APP-titude” for walking?  What if you could donate to your favorite charity or animal rescue group simply by walking? Two smartphone apps are making this happen. The developers have partnered with sponsors who donate a small amount of money to your chosen charity for...

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