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Sonya Ellis, this year's leader of the fundraising effort, displays a box where donations to the Socks for Santa will be accepted
LEOMINSTER — As a way of giving back this holiday season, Montachusett Home Care is again sponsoring “Socks for Santa” in cooperation with Fidelity Bank and St. Anna’s School in Leominster.  The collection is a way to give not only to MHC clients, but to many other low-income elders in the...
ORANGE — On Veterans Day we honor all who served. This year is also the Armory’s 103rd anniversary. The building is not just one of brick and mortar; it is much more to many in our community. The Armory has become the center of activities in our area for both senior citizens and youths. The Armory...
ORANGE — The Orange Senior Center, located at the Armory, 135 East Main St., would like to remind all area seniors that the Buddies meal is served on Tuesdays and Thursdays, at noon. To sign up either call 978-249-4256, 978-544-8901 or stop by the Armory  meal site. A message can also be left on...
From diagnosing disease to record keeping, technology is rapidly changing the practice of medicine. One of the areas where technology is having a dramatic impact is telemedicine, affecting both physicians and patients alike. Defined as the exchange of information by electronic means to improve a...
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...

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