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Living together, aging well Bay State woman wins ‘People’ magazine’s most beautiful Self-publishing authors get the word out There Older consumers driving auto market The youngest boomers have a say How to steps can make things easier Men can age gracefully too
 

Living together, aging well

There is the traditional home setting with the support of friends, family and services; Village or NORCs (Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities); or planned cohousing, a trend known as “Golden Girls” living.

Bay State woman wins ‘People’ magazine’s most beautiful

Her selection could be a sign that slowly, but surely, society is starting to celebrate the beauty of all its members, not just the young.

Self-publishing authors get the word out

For over 50 years, even before they married in 1961, Gloria Daniels’ husband, Arthur, had been telling her that she should write books. “I didn’t pay any attention at all,” she said. “Then I hit 70 — and I’m writing books.”

There’s help for older adults suffering mental illness

For some battling mental health issues, it’s all about taking those tiny steps. For older individuals, the challenges can be greater.

Older consumers driving auto market

This is not your father’s Oldsmobile or even the Dodge Dart you drove in your formative years or purchased as your son or daughter’s first car.

The youngest boomers have a say

Brian Hopper, 50, of Rutland, entered adulthood differently than most of his contemporaries. His father had served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II and being from a Scottish family where “everybody goes into the military,” his natural inclination was to join the U.S. Army voluntarily.

How to steps can make things easier

Barbara and Arthur Roberts have always had a sense of wanderlust. One day, after their kids had gone off to college, Barbara turned to her husband and said, “You know, they’re never coming back. Let’s sail around the world.”

Men can age gracefully too

When men grow up healthy, there’s a sense of being invulnerable. Most men, typically, well into their 40s, go through most of their life doing what is required to be a man: get a job, find a partner, buy a house, have children.

Trips down memory lane inspire longing

27 August 2014

The idea that we could get two, first-run flicks for 50 cents was an economical way for our parents to get rid of us for an afternoon, not to mention allowing us kids to escape into a fantasy-filled experience of faraway places.

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Littleton, where small town America comes to life

27 August 2014

A tiny log home stands near a general store. Colorfully named establishments from the past include the Rough & Ready Flour Mill and the First and Last Chance Saloon.

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Cooking up a color-happy kitchen

27 August 2014

Pastel greens, blues, creams and peaches reigned until the early 1930s, when casual, built-in eating areas were painted Kelly green, red and even black.

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New machines fight battle of the bulge

27 August 2014

Take heart, all you baby boomers who have let the years pass without a commitment to toning your abs and thighs or challenging your cardiovascular system.

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5 money saving tips for exchanging currency

27 August 2014

Some currency exchange tables in airports and tourist areas offer bad rates, taking more of your money. And some credit cards and banks can add fees when you buy something with your card.

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Study: US Alzheimer’s rate seems to be dropping

27 August 2014

An American over age 60 today has a 44 percent lower chance of developing dementia than a similar-aged person did roughly 30 years ago, the longest study of these trends in the U.S. concluded.

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