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Monday, May 29, is Memorial Day, which means that many folks will be outside this weekend enjoying the summery weather. Whether or not you enjoy the heat and the sun that the warmer months bring, we should all be prepared to handle extreme heat, which can be dangerous and even life-threatening,...
Memory loss and the inability to manage our own affairs is a frightening prospect, threatening, as it does, our independence and very sense of self. Therapists, clinicians, doctors and family members often feel adrift as they struggle to better respond to the needs of afflicted loved ones. Sadly,...
When Marvin Kelley signed up to volunteer with Rides for Health at LifePath, Program Director Trevor Boeding knew just the right person for him to be matched with: Theresa (Terry) Day. “One of the fun things that we did,” says Kelley, “was to start chatting in the car on the way to the doctor...
Q: As I get older, does it really matter to stay physically active? A: Absolutely. No matter your health and physical abilities, you can gain a lot by staying active. There are many benefits. Physical activity: • maintains and improves your physical strength and fitness. • improves your...
Did you know that fiber is good for your digestion, can help lower your cholesterol, and can assist with weight loss? High fiber foods tend to have fewer calories by volume of food, and help you feel full for longer periods. Fiber is also helpful in preventing and treating health conditions...
Members of the Massachusetts State House and Congress have introduced legislation that will impact elders in our community. The three bills below under consideration by Massachusetts legislators provide protections for the uninformed individual who engages in financial transactions unaware that...
As Secretary of the Executive Office of Elder Affairs in Massachusetts, I am especially pleased to recognize the recent efforts of LifePath to improve the lives of individuals living with dementia and their caregivers. The Administration commends these efforts, and plans to continue supporting...
The Commission on the Status of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren will sponsor several workshops this spring for grandparents and other relatives who are raising children. In addition to special guests, each event will feature an informational panel, which will include representatives from the...
People over the age of 60 will be 22 percent of the state’s population by 2020. At of the end of 2016, Massachusetts citizens 60 and older outnumbered those residents age 19 and under. While people of all ages use long-term services and supports (LTSS) to live independently in the setting of their...
Did you know that 22 Americans die each day waiting for organ transplants, most of them for kidneys? The good news is that MatchingDonors.com is helping to change that. MatchingDonors.com is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that links organ donors with people in desperate need of kidneys and other...

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