Quabbin Times

Menus for the week of October 16-20 Monday, baked salmon, lemon sauce, wild rice, spinach, brownie (Diet: chocolate grahams) Tuesday, macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, fresh fruit Wednesday, stuffed pepper casserole, mashed potatoes, tossed salad (HDM: carrots), tapioca pudding (Diet:...
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 1950s aerial photo shows the Athol Manufacturing Company as it appeared at the time on Main Street next to the Millers River. Courtesy of Richard J. Chaisson
1992 The North Quabbin Region will celebrate harvest time this weekend with a festival including pumpkin contests, antiques and arts demonstrations and sales, floats, bands and classic cars along with traditional and bizarre events. The towns of Athol, Barre, Erving, New Salem, Orange, Petersham...
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...
Last August a Massachusetts federal district court judge sentenced a New York man to more than four years in prison and to repay more than $733,000.00 to his victims, one a Massachusetts man, in a foreign lottery scam. Foreign lottery scams are all too common. Some victims of these scams lose...

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