Starting a late-life business rewarding, challenging

David Papazian woke up one day and decided he was going to open an art gallery to coincide with his 50th birthday. “In six months, it was open,” he said. “Done.”

Martha’s Vineyard: A Way of Life

It took scant minutes after arriving on Martha’s Vineyard to get a fix on what the island is all about.

Burlington program helps older Indians integrate into community

By Brian Goslow BURLINGTON – Rita Shah knew the challenges and frustrations of trying to get the nearly 500 Indian seniors in the greater Burlington area...

AARP Volunteers Help Mattapan Family Renovate Their Home

Anne St. Juste, 42, worked hard to move her family into their own home, situated in a safe Mattapan neighborhood.

Baystate volunteer honorees are enriching America

It’s been over 20 years since Barbara Smith received the call from a woman on behalf of her sister and 15-year-old daughter fleeing the violence in El Salvador.

Maryland’s All-American Road: An historic journey through time

This is a story about a road less traveled because progress, in the form of major interstate highways, passed it by.

Laughter is still the best medicine

Beverly Rousseau may not have entered laughing, but it didn’t take long before her non-stop guffaws filled the next hour.

New state publication offers guide to healthy, happy old age

A new U.S. Department of Health and Human Services-funded publication is aimed at making Massachusetts families aware of the long-term needs they will face in the years ahead.

Clutter or hoarding, an over packed house messes up your life

Irene’s compulsive hoarding problem had pushed her family to the brink of leaving.

Curves program proves play keeps you young

After two recent hip replacements forced her to slow down, Ruth “Penny” Nikolajevs, 67, who had always lived an active hands-on lifestyle wanted to get back in shape.