Quabbin Times

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...
Menus for the week of October 23-27 Monday, breaded fish, tartar sauce, tater tots, jardinere vegetables, fresh orange Tuesday, beef burgundy, brown rice, winter mix vegetables, apple cinnamon grahams Wednesday, hot dog (high sodium meal), baked beans, coleslaw (HDM: cauliflower), fresh...
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...
This 1953 aerial photo by Eugene Skevington shows a portion of downtown Athol with the town hall in the center of the photo and Starrett Company at right. The Millers River is shown running across the photo.  Courtesy of Richard J. Chaisson 
1992 The Silver Lake School first grade presented a musical program on safety for seniors at the Athol Meal Site recently. The program included safety tips for young and old alike. The children presented the center with a teddy bear wall hanging that was completed as part of their mathematics...
Editor’s note — The first part of this series ran on the Sept. 26 edition’s Quabbin Times Page (page 11). More than 75 percent of falls take place inside or in close proximity to the home, but your home doesn’t have to be an obstacle course of potential falls. Some simple and quick changes will...
More than 75 percent of falls take place inside or in close proximity to the home, but your home doesn’t have to be an obstacle course of potential falls. Some simple and quick changes will easily help reduce your risk of falling. Review the steps below to get started today. The front door •...
Many people assume that adding another name, such as a daughter’s or a son’s, to the title of their vehicle will automatically create a joint tenancy. The purpose of establishing joint ownership of the vehicle is to avoid probate upon the death of the parent. Unfortunately, the Registry of Motor...
An article that ran in The Boston Globe on July 29, titled, “Many of the state’s elderly residents struggle to pay their bills,” talked about Judi, age 74, who lives in elder housing in Boston. Despite working all her life as a flight attendant and library worker, Judi struggles every month to...
Healthcare transportation is a critical need for elders living in our community. In a few hours a month, you could help as a Rides for Health volunteer. Volunteer Rides for Health drivers are critical to the health of elders who are home care clients of LifePath in Franklin County and the North...
Q: Are there tips to make a home safe for people with Alzheimer’s? A: Yes. If you’re providing in-home care for a person with Alzheimer’s disease, the National Institute on Aging has created a 44-page booklet with a checklist to make each room in your home a safer environment.  Alzheimer’s...

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