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Final bit of work is completed for Shrewsbury’s World War I monument Fit in her 50s, former smoker now Senior women keep in step with patriotic drill team Find security with a solid retirement plan Social Security supports National Cancer Survivors Day Small New York City museums offer glimpses of the past State officials visit constituents at 35th Senior Conference Dorcas Miller, tennis star at 74
 

Final bit of work is completed for Shrewsbury’s World War I monument

Shrewsbury – After nine years, work on the new Shrewsbury World War 1 monument, located in front of the Beal Early Childhood Center on Maple Avenue, is finally complete.

Fit in her 50s, former smoker now ‘addicted’ to adventure races, ultra-marathons

Leominster - When Kris Gleason was in high school, she was sedentary and never did sports. She smoked and considered herself "extremely overweight."

Senior women keep in step with patriotic drill team

There are more than a few participants and they certainly have reasons to be proud. They’re the Peabody Council on Aging (COA) Senior Ladies Drill Team, instructed by retired U.S. Marine Corps Master Sgt. Carolyn Spencer. The team is currently comprised of 15 women in their late-60s to mid-90s.

Find security with a solid retirement plan

Achieving financial independence is key to enjoying a satisfying retirement. Social Security has many tools to help you plan for your future. Prepare for a secure, comfortable retirement by visiting www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount. Once there, open a secure my Social Security account and assess your financial needs. You’ll get immediate access to your personal Social Security Statement, your earnings record, and an estimate of your retirement benefits at age 62, at your full retirement age, and at age 70. You can also ensure your earnings are correct, since your future benefits are based on your earnings record.

Social Security supports National Cancer Survivors Day

In 2015, more than a million people will be diagnosed with cancer. This alarming statistic affects people and families all over the world. On June 7, 2015, we observe National Cancer Survivors Day in the United States. In support of this day, Social Security encourages checkups, early detection, and awareness, while honoring the survivors who have gone through this battle and defeated the disease.

Small New York City museums offer glimpses of the past

Standing on a half-acre of bog land which encircles a dilapidated 19th-century stone cottage, my mind wandered back to a recent visit to Ireland. The little structure, vegetation and even the rocks scattered about the site were identical to those I recalled seeing on the Emerald Isle. Then the view of skyscrapers surrounding the setting, and sound of honking automobile horns rather than bleating of sheep, startled me back to reality.

State officials visit constituents at 35th Senior Conference

Hudson - State officials shared vital information with hundreds of guests at the 35th annual Senior Conference, held April 23 at Hudson High School. The free conference for constituents in the Middlesex and Worcester District was hosted for the seventh year by state Sen. Jamie Eldridge, D-Acton. “The Senior Conference is a really nice tradition and I’m proud to continue it,” he said. “The legislative delegation in this area works very hard for seniors.” Eldridge has observed some changes in the attendees’ main concerns over the years.

Dorcas Miller, tennis star at 74

Concord resident Dorcas Miller is still playing tennis at 74 years young. Her drive to play tennis started in her late 30s. “I was a bored homemaker and felt I needed something more in my life,” Miller recalled.

History, art and food are just some of Tuscany’s treasures

01 July 2015

Vineyards and groves of olive trees blanket rolling hillsides and spill down into deep valleys. Many hills are topped by an ancient stone villa, its entrance road lined by parallel rows of tall, straight cypress trees. Vast fields provide a patchwork of colors ranging from the green of crops to golden wheat to the reddish-brown of freshly turned earth.

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Report for duty by reporting fraud

01 July 2015

In July, with American flags flying, we celebrate our nation’s birthday and the freedoms and protections we hold dear. Although love for your country can take many forms, Social Security takes preventing and combating fraud as seriously as we take our other vital missions.

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Half a century of help with Medicare

01 July 2015

On July 30, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed Medicare into law with these words: “No longer will older Americans be denied the healing miracle of modern medicine. No longer will illness crush and destroy the savings that they have so carefully put away over a lifetime.”

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Water wisely for a beautiful garden and landscape

01 July 2015

Too much or not enough water and never when you need it. That seems to be the long time plight of gardeners. Add to these extended droughts, flooding and watering bans. What is a gardener to do? Become a waterwise gardener.

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Are reverse mortgages a scam?

30 June 2015

By Alain Valles, MBA, CRMP, CSA Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (HECM), more commonly known as reverse mortgages, were authorized by President Ronald Reagan in 1987 and are federally insured by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Hundreds of thousands of people aged 62 or older have benefited from this program, which has provided […]

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Wandering and dementia – aspects and the risk of falling

30 June 2015

By Micha Shalev Wandering, a complex motor, cognitive and behavioral disorder, is a common symptom among patients with dementia. A contemporary definition for wandering is: “A syndrome of dementia-related locomotion behavior having a frequent, repetitive, temporally disordered, and/or spatially disoriented nature that is manifested in lapping, random, and/or pacing patterns, some of which are associated […]

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