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The house’s sunroom has paper chairs, lamps and curtains. Photo/Submitted

Rockport’s ‘Paper House’ has endured for a century

By Sharon Longo, Contributing Writer ROCKPORT – In 1922, Elis F. Stenman decided to build a summer home in Rockport, just minutes from the Atlantic...
One survey revealed that over half of 50-plus professionals view remote work as a more productive option.

Remote work on the rise for many older workers

By Barbara Hazelden, Contributing Writer REGION - While inching along in I-93 traffic every day or plodding along slushy Boston streets in horrible winter weather,...
The grocery store is one place where the effects of inflation have been felt greatly. Photo/Submitted

Tips on coping with inflation

By David Wilkening, Contributing Writer REGION – Costs are higher when you pump gas, go to the grocery store, and pay for many other necessities....
Attorneys Michelle Beneski and Dan Surprenant Photo/Submitted

Surprenant & Beneski P.C. encourages early estate planning

By Liz Nolan, Contributing Writer REGION - Learning about power of attorney, trusts, wills and health directives does not need to be overwhelming. The legal...
A Normandy Farms glamping tent beckons to adventurous guests. Photo/Submitted

‘Glamping’ brings a new dimension to camping experience

By Barbara Hazelden, Contributing Writer REGION - Camping in Massachusetts is definitely not a one-size-fits-all experience. At one end of the spectrum, back-to-nature purists pitch...
As we age, we may need to increase our level of exercise to maintain muscle mass. “Physical health and being active daily is key,” said Ellen Birchander, program director of UMass Boston’s Department of Gerontology, McCormack Graduate School. Photo/Amanda Mills, USCDCP

Slowing down the aging process may not be as hard as you think

By Colin McCandless, Contributing Writer BOSTON - As we get older most everyone wants to tap into the fountain of youth and learn how to...
Michael S. Dukakis, the longest serving governor in Massachusetts history, is retired but still keeps busy serving on the boards of several non-profit organizations. Photo/Submitted

Longest serving governor is retired but still busy

By Nance Ebert, Contributing Writer BROOKLINE - The longest serving governor in Massachusetts history, Michael S. Dukakis is known for many accomplishments over his lifetime....
With all the financial considerations of bankruptcy, one other factor is not measured in dollars and cents―the psychological impact.

Should you declare bankruptcy?

By David Wilkening, Contributing Writer REGION - If you’re considering bankruptcy, there are a lot of lawyers in Massachusetts who can help. And many offer...
A spacious clubhouse is one of the amenities at Chauncy Lake, a Del Webb 55-plus community in Westborough. Photo/Submitted

55-plus housing communities offer maintenance-free living in an intimate social setting

By Colin McCandless, Contributing Writer REGION - Fifty-five-plus communities, also known as active adult communities, offer another potential housing option for older adults to consider...
Participating in a clinical study can enhance personal well-being, provide solutions, and strengthen an individual's effectiveness as a family caregiver.

Clinical studies offer opportunities for family caregivers

By Rhonda R. Fletcher, Contributing Writer REGION - One in five Americans, over 53 million, are caring for a family member in the United States. In...