59.6 F
Westborough, US
Thursday, October 21, 2021
Home This Month's Features

This Month's Features

Pickleball has become a very popular sport with active older adults. Photo/Steve Taylor

Pickleball is winning over many active older adults

By David Wilkening, Contributing Writer REGION - What has been termed the fastest growing sport in the US was founded outside Seattle. But its growth...
Many older adults over 50 care for both aging parents and children.

Sleep loss puts family caregivers at risk for health problems of their own

By R. R. Fletcher, Contributing Writer REGION - Nicknamed the "sandwich generation," many older adults over 50 care for both aging parents and children. Caregivers...
DCU (Digital Federal Credit Union), is a well-known Massachusetts-based credit union, headquartered in Marlborough. Pictured is the Solomon Pond branch in that city. Photo/Submitted

Credit unions offer an alternative to big banks for consumers

By Debbie Spingarn, Contributing Writer REGION - If you’re tired of high banking fees, long telephone hold times and poor customer service, maybe your current...

Rehab hospitals help patients reclaim independence after serious injury or illness

By Colin McCandless, Contributing Writer  BRAINTREE – When Ralph was first accepted into Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Braintree, he had just been released from...

Milford woman cleans her way into love for teaching yoga

By Sherri Coner, Contributing Writer MILFORD - Fifteen years ago, Marsha Mancuso never predicted that cleaning supplies and curiosity would result in her becoming a...
Harmesh Sharma stands near downtown Westborough wearing his powerlifting medals.

77-year-old powerlifter marks major milestone

By Dakota Antelman, Contributing Writer WESTBOROUGH - Westborough resident Harmesh Sharma is 77 years old and a power lifting champion. Indeed, Sharma recently won his age...
Dog Photo by Andreas-CC-BY-NC-ND-2.0.jpg

Estate planning for pets ensures your wishes are honored

By R. R. Fletcher, Contributing Writer Most people just want peace of mind―to know that the family pet will be loved and cared for after...
The Mount, author Edith Wharton’s Lenox estate, was completed in 1902. Photo/Sarah Kenyon

Stepping into the past at the homes of two famous writers

By David Wilkening, Contributing Writer Many of the 50,000 visitors a year to what has been termed the “glorious, Gilded Age estate” of famed writer...
At MIT AgeLab in Cambridge, Governor Charlie Baker signs an Executive Order on April 17, 2017, establishing the state’s first Governor’s Council to Address Aging in Massachusetts. Photo/Lucyus Fevrier/CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

Massachusetts is reimagining aging in its communities

By Debra Roberts, Contributing Writer The state of Massachusetts is trying to change the approach to aging in its 351 towns and cities. “We need to...

Holocaust survivor has made a lifelong impact

By Kelley Walker Perry, Contributing Writer  NEWTON – There are those who wish to rewrite history or to simply erase it, as if the past...