Belize, a treasure trove of attractions

I also relived the mastery, and mystery, of the great Mayan civilization. I hiked hidden paths, enjoyed gentle canoe paddles and explored the jungle, rain forests and rivers that encompass inland Belize.

5 hot job categories for retirees, older workers

Looking for a job isn’t just a concern for those under 65. Retirees and those past the traditional age for calling it quits increasingly need or want to work.

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.

Relax or play hard in the Dominican Republic

Many people picture the Dominican Republic as a place of golden sand beaches and inviting all-inclusive resorts. While there are many such settings, we had other things in mind during our recent visit.

State gets failing grade on long-term care support

We’ve got world-class hospitals and medical schools. We are the first state to have mandatory health care insurance, a program that has expanded the level of care to low-income and handicapped residents.

Maine town, quaint setting with a sophisticated feel

The town lies in a fertile valley nestled among rolling, tree-clad hills and some of the highest mountains in Maine. Small lakes, ponds and meandering rivers, dot the landscape. The stretch of the Androscoggin that runs past Bethel offers good angling for brown and rainbow trout.

50+ singles embracing technology to find love

0 has seen its membership increase 400 percent. The website provides a targeted experience in finding a companion, someone to spend life with or share experiences with.

Technology allows grandparents face time with grandkids

Every couple of days, Taara McTee, 46, a Reno, Nevada-based Realtor, receives a simple text message from her son on her Android Sidekick mobile phone: “Skype.”

Caregivers slow to prepare for parents’ senior years

Craig Fitzgerald, 43, has been “super fortunate” when it comes to his mom’s health.

Tyrol is a fairytale setting come to life

If mention of Austria conjures up images of tiny villages of flower-bedecked chalets, cows and sheep grazing on hillsides so steep you wonder how they can stand, and people who cling proudly to their colorful traditions, you’re probably picturing the Tyrol.