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UMass Medical School wins AARP worker recognition

The University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) has joined previous honorees DentaQuest of Charlestown, Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge on AARP’s 2011 list of Best Employers for Workers Over 50.

Northborough couple teach disabled to ski

Northborough – Fred and Barbara Kohout are no strangers to a ski slope. They have enjoyed the winter sport for most of their lives, and have shared their love of the sport as certified ski instructors at various ski resorts for 20 years. They also have volunteered their time at a number of adaptive ski programs, and have been instrumental in the Waterville Valley Adaptive Sports (WVAS) Learn-to-Ski weekend in New Hampshire, which started three years ago.

Music, marvelous meals – and museums

Mardi Gras World By Victor Block Quick quiz: Think jazz and blues played in music clubs and by street musicians outside. If you guess that describes...

Retirees find meaning volunteering for Habitat for Humanity

Region - When Lee Cooprider of Stow became part of the “Thursday Regulars,” he knew that he had found a good place to volunteer. Usually with eight others – mostly men – Cooprider spends most Thursdays building houses for Habitat for Humanity North Central Massachusetts. “Zero, zip, nada, squadoosh,” is he how he described his construction experience before volunteering for Habitat 10 years ago. He said that he’s learned a lot of skills along the way, but always needs direction.

Vancouver, a multi-cultural odyssey

I was mesmerized by the beauty and tranquility of the Ming Dynasty Chinese garden through which I was strolling. Images of intricately sculpted roofs and covered walkways are reflected in jade-green pools.

Physician offers warnings and advice regarding depression in the elderly

According to Dr. Gary Moak, M.D., it’s a common misconception that depression is inevitable as you age. And in his new book, “Beat Depression to Stay Healthier and Live Longer: A Guide for Older Adults and Their Families,” he makes the case that depression is actually a serious brain disease, often related to changes in the brain associated with the aging process itself.

Singing in Shrewsbury provides therapy and comradery for those with Parkinson’s disease

By Melanie Petrucci, Senior Community Reporter Shrewsbury – Something special happens on Monday mornings at the First Congregational Church in Shrewsbury. A group of people...

Step into a fairytale at New Fantasyland

As guests pass through the grand arches into the landscape of the New Fantasyland they are surrounded by a delightful world of fanciful architecture, waterfalls, grottoes, arched bridges, forests and a massive circus big top.

The entertaining George Cataldo

George Cataldo, aka “The Silver Foxx” By Bonnie Adams,  Managing Editor When George Cataldo turns on the instrumental music on his karaoke system to sing along...

Dodge Park Rest Home: Caring Super Star

Worcester - Dodge Park Rest Home’s resident center programs, which incorporate a warm, welcoming environment, trained staff and innovative techniques, have earned the facility...