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By Kristen Alberino, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist, Boston We are constantly expanding our online services to give you freedom and control when doing business...

Men can age gracefully too

When men grow up healthy, there’s a sense of being invulnerable. Most men, typically, well into their 40s, go through most of their life doing what is required to be a man: get a job, find a partner, buy a house, have children.

Fitness with focus

75-year-old powerlifter on record-breaking pace By David Bagdon, Publisher The word “warrior” is used a bit too lightly these days. In the world of fitness, it...
The National Fire Protection Association has a wealth of information and online resources on fire, electrical and related hazards on its website. It also has short video clips that are very informative.

Following simple fire safety tips can prevent a tragedy

By Nance Ebert, Contributing Writer REGION - Maximizing home fire safety is crucial for anyone but can be extremely challenging for older adults. Those living...

Living together, aging well

There is the traditional home setting with the support of friends, family and services; Village or NORCs (Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities); or planned cohousing, a trend known as “Golden Girls” living.
The city of Lowell is celebrating the centennial this year of writer Jack Kerouac, perhaps its most notable native son. Photo/Tom Palumbo

The road ended where it began for ‘The father of the Beats’

By David Wilkening, Contributing Writer LOWELL - Whether or not they have read his books, a must-stop for many visitors to this city is the...

‘We must push mandates’ to end the COVID-19 pandemic

By Jane Keller Gordon, Contributing Writer Renowned medical ethicist and prolific author Dr. Arthur Caplan told Fifty Plus Advocate, “I don’t trust masks. Vaccination is...
Dennis Pollard, right, of Marlborough, presents a plaque to Davis Cox, of Northborough, to recognize Cox’s six years of service as board chairman of the Massachusetts Senior Games. Pollard is succeeding Cox in that role. (Courtesy photo/Massachusetts Senior Games)

Marlborough resident leads Massachusetts Senior Games

Dennis Pollard, right, of Marlborough, presents a plaque to Davis Cox, of Northborough, to recognize Cox’s six years of service as board chairman...
Despite the name, urgent care centers are not suitable for life-threatening conditions.

Know the limits of using urgent care centers

By Debbie Spingarn, Contributing Writer REGION - With nearly two hundred urgent care centers in Massachusetts, many people have used these freestanding medical care facilities...

FPA March 2022 Central

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