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Barry Scott finds his groove with ‘The Lost 45s’ Ten ways to age positively Nonprofit uses ancient custom of ‘gleaning’ to provide fresh produce for the hungry A lifelong commitment to the military Author shares the joy of healthful green cleaning Team Hoyt Funny pharmacist dispenses doses of laughter Special Olympian celebrates 50-year milestone
 

Barry Scott finds his groove with ‘The Lost 45s’

Barry Scott with David Cassidy during his 1997 book-signing appearance for “Could It Be Forever? My Story” at downtown Boston’s Barnes & Noble By Ed Karvoski Jr., Culture Editor Boston – Radio deejay Barry Scott is committed to keeping more of the notable 1970s and ‘80s recording artists’ songs heard during an era of tight playlists. […]

Ten ways to age positively

Dr. Jerry Gurwitz photo/Jane Keller Gordon By Jane Keller Gordon, Assistant Editor Geriatrician Dr. Jerry Gurwitz’s challenge is to help his older patients maximize their quality of life. Longevity is not the ultimate goal. “Successful aging is not defined by how long you live,” explained Gurwitz, 61. “It’s maintaining a functional and healthy lifespan that’s most […]

Nonprofit uses ancient custom of ‘gleaning’ to provide fresh produce for the hungry

Volunteers show off some of the produce they harvested from a local farm. photo/submitted By Valerie Franchi, Contributing Writer Most of us don’t think about what happens to surplus crops that are unharvested, but a Massachusetts nonprofit organization has made it its mission to ensure they are not wasted. Boston Area Gleaners, founded in 2004, coordinates […]

A lifelong commitment to the military

Chris Robbins Photo/Jane Keller Gordon By Jane Keller Gordon, Assistant Editor Southborough – Chris Robbins, 74, believes that military training creates a lifelong backbone of leadership and character. “We were trained in ways to optimize performance. I know that these skills carry over to business and government,” he said. “I can always tell when someone is […]

Author shares the joy of healthful green cleaning

Leslie Reichert on “The Dr. Oz Show” By Ed Karvoski Jr., Culture Editor Northbridge – Leslie Reichert of Northbridge often got sick in the 1990s when she owned a home cleaning service and used certain products. While her doctor diagnosed the frequent illnesses as possibly an immune deficiency, she stumbled upon a different solution. Green cleaning […]

Team Hoyt – Legendary father-son duo continues to inspire, lead and advocate

Team Hoyt and their supporters at the finish line of the 2014 Boston Marathon By Bonnie Adams, Managing Editor The words “heroes,” “legends” and “icons” are used so often now, they have almost become trite. But those words are truly ways to describe the father-son duo of Dick Hoyt and Rick Hoyt. For over 40 years, […]

Funny pharmacist dispenses doses of laughter

Billerica/Revere – Artie Januario of Billerica understood that he was destined to ultimately follow his family’s tradition of becoming a pharmacist back when he played football as team captain at Immaculate Conception High School in Revere and graduated in 1973. However, he was unaware at the time that he’d concurrently headline as a stand-up comedian at clubs nationwide.

Special Olympian celebrates 50-year milestone

Scituate - Thousands of miles from the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Scituate-native Ricky Pyne (59) is getting ready for his next gold medal quest. Ricky, who has Down syndrome, has competed in the Special Olympics for the past 50 years.

Viewpoint by Janice Lindsay

02 April 2018

Visit the past. Its safer. For this column, I delve into the past. I need a vacation from the present, which I find a bit scary, given current events and politics and all. The past seems a safe place to visit, at least for a while. The most restful part about visiting the past is […]

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Senior housing finance:  You’re a winner

28 March 2018

By Alain Valles, CRMP, MBA, CSA, Managing Director Helping Hands Community Partners, Inc. “The winner is…” – YOU! I enjoyed watching the Academy Awards last month to see the surprised and happy faces of the film artists in the lesser known categories like best production design, costume design, or sound mixing – all the people behind […]

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Improve overall health with proper breathing

28 March 2018

By Micha Shalev, MHA CDP CDCM Deep breathing exercises just might save your sanity. The next time you feel angry, stressed or anxious, pay attention to your breathing. Chances are, when negative emotions run high, your breaths become short and shallow. In fact, I would bet that many of us rarely more than a couple deep breaths during […]

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Making life better for people with dementia and their caregivers

28 March 2018

By Alice Bonner, Ph.D., RN, FAAN Secretary, Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs A top priority for the Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA) is promoting the best possible quality of life for individuals living with dementia and their care partners. Dementia may be an unfamiliar term or one that is misunderstood. It describes a […]

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When a blessing becomes a burden

28 March 2018

By Marianne Delorey My grandmother was a crafter and a collector. She hand-braided rugs, created beautiful decoupage, quilted, and probably had her hand in many, many other crafts. She also collected antiques. Her house was full of interesting knick-knacks – a spinning wheel, mahogany bedroom set, bookcases full of hair receivers, hat pins, and various […]

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Credit freeze bill closer to passage

28 March 2018

By Mike Festa, State Director, AARP Massachusetts Consumers are now two steps closer to having meaningful protections from identity theft. The Massachusetts House of Representatives recently passed An Act Removing Fees for Security Freezes and Disclosures of Consumer Credit Reports (H.B. 4241 and S.B. 2304), and the Senate has now referred the bill to the Senate Ways […]

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