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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...
The Starrett building on Main Street in Athol looked a little different in 1953. At the time, Hames Photo Shop, Sears Roebuck, Little Fols Clothing Store and Hamilton Shoe Store were located in the bottom floor of the building. Also in the building were the offices of Dr. Muzzy, a dentist, and Howard A. Bemis, an optometrist.  Currently, Athol Credit Union makes up most of the first floor.  Courtesy of Richard Chaisson
1992 This week the Singing Men of Athol turn troubadour and take their melodies across Vermont and New Hampshire as they join in the 39th Yankee Male Chorus road trip. Youngsters participating in the Athol Recreational Program summer playground took a trip to Roll On America, a roller skating...
ORANGE — The Orange Council on Aging would like to remind the public that the office telephone number has changed. It is now 978-544-3481. The fax number is 978-544-1113. 
The Benefits Counseling Program at LifePath maintains a Home Repair Guide, featuring up-to-date information about resources that can help you save money on home expenses and improvements. Homeowners and renters alike can learn of the many ways to improve the condition of their homes, or modify...
n this 1960s photo, the children of Leo Chaisson play on the large vise that stood outside of the Athol Machine and Foundry Company for nearly 40 years after it was built for a parade in 1919. Left to right -- Carol, Linda, David and Janet.  Photo courtesy of Richard J. Chaisson
ATHOL — For many years an 8-foot tall vise stood as the symbol of the Athol Machine and Foundry Company, formerly located on South Street.   The vice was built from wood and tin in 1919 by company employees to serve as a float in the town’s homecoming parade to be a tribute to soldiers returning...
Your digestive system is busy. When you eat something, your food takes a twisty trip that starts with being chewed up and ends with you going to the bathroom. A lot happens in between. The health of your gut plays a key role in your overall health and well-being. Your digestive, or...
GREENFIELD — If you’re caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia, Savvy Caregiver can help you. The Savvy Caregiver Program, a free, six-session training for family and friends who are active caregivers for those living with Alzheimer’s or related dementias, will take...
At a recent conference for seniors, I was told by a member of the audience that a lawyer had suggested to this person that the Powers of Attorney that were signed eight years ago should be updated. The question from this person was essentially asking whether or not this recommendation was a valid...

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