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Brown won’t say if he supports Medicare overhaul

WASHINGTON — Sen. Scott Brown is refusing to say if he supports turning Medicare into a voucher system, a key part of a House GOP...

A passion for helping through photography

Photographer Beth Oram frequently offers her services to local animal rescue organizations to help promote the valuable work they do. She took the charming...

Health overhaul unpopular, but not as feared

WASHINGTON — Attacked as a rationing scheme and praised as a lifesaver, President Barack Obama’s health care law remains as divisive and confusing as ever....

May is Older Americans Month

By Catherine Walsh, Intercity Home Care  May is Older Americans Month and the theme this year is “Age Out Loud”.  It was 1963 when President...

Age-friendly communities spreading throughout Massachusetts

How age-friendly is your community? Age-friendly communities are places where people of all ages and abilities have affordable and accessible housing choices, as well as public buildings, retail and services, parks, and streets that meet their needs to stay safe and comfortable in both their homes and neighborhoods.

Silver Alert response for lost elders signed into law

Modeled after the highly successful AMBER Alert program run by the Massachusetts State Police, Silver Alert will ensure that the critical communications infrastructure is utilized to coordinate and focus search efforts of numerous state and local agencies, as well as civilian organizations, when responding to an incident involving an adult with serious memory impairment.

Social Security benefits to go up by 1.5 percent

By Stephen Ohlemacher
 WASHINGTON — Social Security benefits will rise 1.5 percent in January, giving millions of retired and disabled workers an average raise of $19...

How elders fare under Massachusetts FY 2013 budget

Courtesy, Mass Home Care The FY 2013 budget was released from Conference Committee last night. According to the State House News, "the Speaker returned to the chamber at...

Gingrich calls for private retirement accounts

By Philip Elliott MANCHESTER, N.H. — Republican presidential contender Newt Gingrich wants to give younger workers the option to choose private retirement accounts as an alternative...

Long-term care insurance plan at risk

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar Even as leading Democrats offered assurances to the contrary, government experts repeatedly warned that a new long-term care insurance plan could go...