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Boston-based ‘friendship’ organization helps older adults avoid social isolation

By April McQueen, Contributing Writer BOSTON - At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, people of all ages suffered from isolation because of lockdown restrictions,...
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AARP Research Shows Family Caregivers Face Significant Financial Strain

Family Caregivers Spend on Average $7,242 Each Year By Mike Festa, State Director AARP Massachusetts New research from AARP shows that nearly 8 in 10 of...

The Cycle of Poverty

By Marianne Delorey, Ph.D. There is a growing body of research that indicates that the stressors of poverty change the brain. The brain, then, is...

No Place Like Home

By Marianne Delorey, Ph.D.   “Home is heaven for beginners.” – Charles Henry Parkhurst A few years ago, my brother and I were playing a game with...

Shining the light on caretakers

By Marianne Delorey  “Many brave things were done that night, but none were more brave than those done by men playing minute after minute...

A seat at the table

By Marianne Delorey, Ph.D., Executive Director, Colony Retirement Homes “Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense.”  Gertrude Stein   There is...
Marianne Delorey of Colony Retirement Homes

For the love of food

By Marianne Delorey, Ph.D., Executive Director, Colony Retirement Homes “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” ― Virginia Woolf The US...
Mike Festa of AARP Massachusetts announces a summit organized by the Massachusetts task force to end loneliness.

Giving thanks for family caregivers

By Mike Festa, State Director, AARP Massachusetts As we head into the Thanksgiving holiday, let’s also remember that November is National Family Caregivers Month –...
Marianne Delorey of Colony Retirement Homes talks about "weeding" or removing negativity from your life.

Creative engagement

By Marianne Delorey, Ph.D., Executive Director, Colony Retirement Homes   “There are two ways of spreading light – to be the candle or the mirror that...

After the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease: So what now!!

By Micha Shalev, Co-owner of The Oasis at Dodge Park, Dodge Park Rest Home and The Adult Day Club at Dodge Park “Are you kidding...