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Finding a community where we belong

By Marianne Delorey, Ph.D. “Sport creates friendships and a sense of belonging that is unrivaled.” –Alex Newsome   Bernie moved into Colony and quickly became an integral...
Mike Festa

AARP Massachusetts weighs in on FY 2023 state budget priorities

BY MIKE FESTA, STATE DIRECTOR, AARP MASSACHUSETTS AARP is the nation’s largest nonprofit, non-partisan organization dedicated to empowering Americans 50 and older to choose how...

In service of others

By Marianne Delorey, Ph.D. “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever...
Janice Lindsay

When walls talk

By Janice Lindsay, Contributing Writer I once had occasion to visit a doctor who was new to me and whose office I will never forget.  Doctor-visiting...
Mike Festa

Affordable Connectivity Program and heating assistance help

BY MIKE FESTA, STATE DIRECTOR, AARP MASSACHUSETTS High speed internet is no longer a luxury, it’s a necessity. And with the COVID-19 pandemic now entering its...

Indifference is Too Great a Burden to Bear

By Marianne Delorey, Ph.D. “I believe empathy is the most essential quality of civilization.” –Roger Ebert   When I was 11 years old, I finally convinced my...
Janice Lindsay discusses the invention of earmuffs.

Cold weather inspires invention

By Janice Lindsay, Contributing Writer Earmuffs. This month formally marks 145 years since the earmuff as we know it was invented. The story goes that 15-year-old...
Mike Festa

8 Questions to Ask if a Loved One Is in a Nursing Home

By Mike Festa, State Director, AARP Massachusetts REGION - Americans living and working in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities have been disproportionately affected...

There are no words

By Marianne Delorey, Ph.D. When my son was about seven, he told me he remembered crying in a crib. I asked him about this early...
Janice Lindsay

Pondering fast summer, slow winter

By Janice Lindsay, Contributing Writer Why does winter seem to pass sooooo sloooowwwwly while summer goesbysofast? From June through September is four months. From December through...