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Fifty Plus Advocate December 2021

Joining Medicare is a process, and just like any other major decision, helped by a bit of time and research.

Five misconceptions about Medicare coverage

By R. R. Fletcher, Contributing Writer Have you started thinking about Medicare? If you are close to your 65th birthday, probably. And, on the surface,...
Detail of The Nutcracker performance space in the Christmas village display. Photo/Janice Elizabeth Berte

Needham man’s 20-year project brings smiles to faces at holiday exhibit

By Janice Elizabeth Berte, Contributing Writer WELLESLEY - What has five trains, 300 lamp posts, takes four months to assemble and includes thousands of other...
Canton resident Al Dotoli’s long career in the entertainment industry had him rubbing shoulders with everyone from Frank Sinatra to The Rolling Stones.

In the company of celebrities and criminals

Canton man recalls connections with famous — and infamous characters   By Jane Keller Gordon, Contributing Writer CANTON - Fate brought Al Dotoli together with his lifelong...
A medical study concluded that having a dog or cat lowers the risk of heart disease and overall stress when performing simple tasks for older adults. Photo/EVA

Pets have the power to improve our health and well-being

By R. R. Fletcher, Contributing Writer REGION - Pets improve our lives. Whether the family friend is a sweet tabby cat, an adventurous Sheltie, or a...
Unusual among area senior living communities, New Horizons at Marlborough features a heated indoor lap swimming pool that residents and their families use for recreation and exercise, including “watercise” classes. Photo/Submitted

Woburn’s Cummings Foundation supports older adults in a variety of ways

By Peg Lopata, Contributing Writer WOBURN - Bill and Joyce Cummings of Winchester began making donations, many to organizations dedicated to elders, a long time...
68% of family caregivers provide financial support to a loved one.

10 important financial tips for caregivers

By R. R. Fletcher, Contributing Writer REGION - Americans spend roughly $190 billion per year on their care recipients for out-of-pocket expenses. Closer to home, according to AARP, over...
Doubles tennis is a good activity for older adults who want to learn or continue to play the game but don’t want to have to cover the entire court themselves.

Stay fit and have fun with doubles tennis

By Peg Lopata, Contributing writer   REGION - Feel like a bit of running around, hitting a ball, and want a partner to play a game...
A Brady-Built tiny house on a foundation in Harwich on Cape Cod.

Tiny houses offer unique alternative to traditional homes

By Colin McCandless, Contributing writer  REGION - Tiny houses are a big thing these days. You may have seen these diminutive dwellings featured on HGTV shows...
In the current job market, numerous positions are being offered to remote workers of any age.

Update your job skills through free programs

By Michele Collins, Contributing Writer REGION – The job search for people 55 and over doesn’t have to be as daunting as it seems, thanks...