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Keeping your options open with one call Avidia Bank launches partnership with BayPath Elder Services Crossing career paths with longtime musician friends Cabaret entertainer earns Lifetime Achievement Award Reagle Music Theatre marks 50th anniversary Providing care and resources for individuals, families and caregivers Mynamar – centuries of history, culture and beauty Volunteer’s love of animals offers chance to give back
 
Mass. Secretary of Elder Affairs Alice Bonner (right) speaks with residents during her visit to Dartmouth's Council on Aging to kick-off Older American's Month in May.

Keeping your options open with one call

By Alice Bonner, Ph.D, RN, FAAN Secretary, Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs Boston – One of the top questions I get in my travels around the commonwealth is this: How can I, or the person I care for, stay as independent as possible as we age? Providing answers to that question occupies the work […]

(l to r) Mark O’Connell, president and CEO of Avidia Bank; Carol DeRienzo, president of the Board of Directors for BayPath; Christine Alessandro, Baypath Executive Director; and Mike Allard, SVP Marketing, Avidia Bank

Avidia Bank launches partnership with BayPath Elder Services

Region – Avidia Bank has announced that it has launched a partnership with Baypath Elder Services, a nonprofit organization that offers home care and related services enabling people to live independently and comfortably in their homes while promoting their well-being and dignity. As such, Avidia will be donating $105,000 over the next three years to […]

Singer-guitarist Tom Yates

Crossing career paths with longtime musician friends

By Ed Karvoski Jr., Culture Editor Hudson/Stow – Singer-guitarist Tom Yates of Stow has been performing professionally since attending Hudson High School, where he graduated in 1970. A then-teenage Yates debuted with his Sunny Down Snuff bandmates: drummer Glenn Evans, bass guitarist Ralph Lanigan and guitarist Dave Pontbriand. Gigs included a weekly booking at The […]

Cabaret entertainer earns Lifetime Achievement Award

By Ed Karvoski Jr., Culture Editor Arlington – New England Entertainment Digest praised Carol O’Shaughnessy as a “powerful singer, brilliant actress and zany comedienne.” A prolific career spanning over four decades earned her the Lifetime Achievement Award presented at Provincetown’s CabaretFest 2018. Growing up in Arlington, a 9-year-old O’Shaughnessy previewed her showbiz destiny via a […]

“Anything Goes” at Reagle Music Theatre in 2001

Reagle Music Theatre marks 50th anniversary

By Ed Karvoski Jr., Culture Editor Waltham – The 50th summer season of Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston in Waltham is once again led by its founder and executive producer Robert J. Eagle. Having evolved from a community theater group to a nonprofit regional company, Reagle produces three summer musicals with casts consisting of […]

Providing care and resources for individuals, families and caregivers

Submitted by the Alzheimer’s Association The numbers are staggering. Over 5.7 million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease, a number expected to rise to nearly 14 million by the year 2050. It kills more than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined. In 2018, Alzheimer’s and other dementias will cost the nation $277 billion. By […]

Balloons over Bagan

Mynamar – centuries of history, culture and beauty

By Victor Block Part 1 of 2        I was 3,000 feet high, floating in a hot air balloon over a vast plain dotted with massive and magnificent centuries’ old Buddhist pagodas, temples and monasteries. This was but one of many fascinating activities and encounters I have enjoyed during several trips planned by Myths and […]

Volunteer’s love of animals offers chance to give back

Bobby Spirio and Dr. Karen M. Patti of Marlboro Animal Hospital with a “client”. Photo/Submitted By Nance Ebert, Contributing Writer Marlborough – Bobby Spirio’s love for animals is evident as he enthusiastically talks about his volunteer work at both the Marlborough Animal Hospital and Berlin Animal Hospital. He wears his identification tags with pride for […]

Cranky consumer lady speaks up

01 June 2018

By Janice Lindsay Cranky Consumer Lady buys two nifty stainless steel water bottles with plastic sports caps from a popular outdoors-oriented catalogue company. She keeps one bottle by her bed for night-time thirst. Cranky Consumer Lady hates getting out of her bed once she is in it. She takes the other in her car, because […]

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Credit freeze bill clears the senate

01 June 2018

By Mike Festa, State Director, AARP Massachusetts S.B. 2455: An Act Removing Fees for Security Freezes and Disclosures of Consumer Credit Reports Consumers are now one step closer to having meaningful protections from identity theft. On behalf of 800,000 AARP members in Massachusetts and as the largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization representing the interests of Americans […]

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What is the treatment for Alzheimer’s disease?

01 June 2018

By Micha Shalev, MHA CDP CDCM Alzheimer’s is a terminal disease. This means it has no cure and will end in death. However, there are various medications which can help slow down the progression of the disease, and others that can improve the signs and symptoms, such as sleeplessness, wandering, depression, anxiety and agitation. The […]

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Reverse mortgages. The magic wand?

01 June 2018

By Alain Valles, CRMP, MBA, CSA Managing Director Helping Hands Community Partners, Inc. How will you pay for retirement? If you are over 61-years-old, own a home with equity, and are concerned about your current or future financial situation or independence then you should learn about reverse mortgages. Projected life expenses keep piling up. Fidelity’s […]

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With or without you

01 June 2018

By Marianne Delorey Dearest Relative, I recently mentioned my worries about you living in that big, old house with the stairs. You made it clear you did not want to talk about losing your independence. “I’m fine! Living here is my choice. You cannot take that away from me.” This is true. Legally, I get […]

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‘Life is Good’ for Livingston Taylor

02 May 2018

Livingston Taylor photos / MM/ADKINS By Jane Keller Gordon, Assistant Editor Newton – Musician Livingston Taylor’s essence has been captured in a new feature length documentary, “Life is Good,” by Peter Fish and Tracey Anarella, who are partners in life and the film’s co-producers. Packed with music and dialogue, the film is named after Taylor’s […]

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