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Unpacking Lee Shuer's time capsule from 1993, full of comics from his childhood, was a test of how far he'd come in his relationship to the things that can clutter a person's life.
When I asked my husband in 2005 what he planned to bring to our downsized apartment, I was shocked to hear him say, very matter-of-factly, “Everything.” I let out an incredulous laugh and pushed him to get real — certainly everything couldn’t be coming with us! To my dismay, he was serious, and we...
One of my top priorities since joining the U.S. Senate in 2013 has been fighting to ensure seniors and people with disabilities have the support they need to live with dignity and economic security. Today I’m really worried about the new federal budget proposed by President Donald Trump’s...
Have you seen more information in the news about vitamin D in the past few years? Does your doctor check your vitamin D levels with your annual blood test? The reason vitamin D has been in the spotlight is because, in addition to its role in maintaining strong bones and preventing osteoporosis,...
June 15 marked the annual recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Elder abuse means different things, including physical, emotional or sexual abuse, and self-neglect as well as financial exploitation. Financial exploitation of an elder by another person is perhaps one of the most...
ATHOL — Foot screenings will be held at the Senior Center, at 82 Freedom St., on Tuesday, July 11, and Tuesday, July 18, from 8 to 9:45 a.m.  Blood pressure clinics will be held on Wednesday, July 5, at 10 a.m. at the Pequoig Apartments; July 12 and 19 at 11 a.m. at the Senior Center; and July...
Small things matter. A small activity like getting up out of the chair and walking a short distance can improve mobility and strength, especially when hospitalized or recovering in a short-term rehabilitation setting. Bedrest and lack of mobility contribute to functional decline, and prolonged...
There is no place like home, and for many seniors there is no place better to live than at home. With retirement on the horizon for many of the Baby-Boomer generation, so is the planning they will do as they continue to age. Home health care is one of the most affordable and comfortable ways for...
Hearing loss is very common. Age-related hearing loss begins as early as the fourth decade of life. According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, 28.8 million U.S. adults have significant hearing loss and could benefit from hearing aids. Yet access to hearing...
LifePath sends a big THANK YOU to everyone who’s shown how much they care about our local elders by supporting Meals on Wheels this spring. You gave more to elders than ever before! Together, we raised over $101,000 and are still counting through donations made to Meals on Wheels for the 2017...
Q: Are there any health benefits from dietary supplements? A: Unfortunately, the answer is often, “No.” Advertisements for “dietary supplements” frequently claim they will keep you from getting sick or help you to live longer. But, according to the National Institute on Aging, “Often there is...

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