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A spacious clubhouse is one of the amenities at Chauncy Lake, a Del Webb 55-plus community in Westborough. Photo/Submitted

55-plus housing communities offer maintenance-free living in an intimate social setting

By Colin McCandless, Contributing Writer REGION - Fifty-five-plus communities, also known as active adult communities, offer another potential housing option for older adults to consider...
Replacing an old and worn-out garage door is one simple home improvement to boost a home’s curb appeal.

Top home improvements that pay off when selling

By David Wilkening, Contributing Writer REGION - The housing situation in Boston and most of Massachusetts these days is best described as “sizzling.” Big demand...
The goal of Green House Project facilities like the Leonard Florence Center in Chelsea is to “create a habitat for human beings rather than facilities for the frail and elderly.” Photo/submitted

Green House Project offers an alternative to traditional nursing homes

By David Wilkening, Contributing Writer CHELSEA - When Steve McAlilly left his Mississippi home for a Leading Age convention in Los Angeles more than two...
Real estate commissions are varied when selling a home―they are not set in stone and can be negotiated.

Demystifying your home selling costs

By David Wilkening, Contributing Writer REGION - When selling your home in Massachusetts, what you will pay the realtor might be the initial expense that...
Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) are defined as a self-contained apartment in an owner-occupied single-family home or lot, and are also referred to as accessory apartments, in-law apartments, “granny flats” or secondary units.

Accessory Dwelling Units are one approach to expanding senior housing options

By Colin McCandless, Contributing Writer  REGION - It’s certainly no secret that there’s a housing shortage in Massachusetts, especially in the greater Boston area. State...
Marianne Delorey

Our Roots are One

By Marianne Delorey, Ph.D. “A tree’s beauty lies in its branches, but its strength lies in its roots”  – Mashona Dhilwayo  Meet Karen and Priscilla, sisters...
Unusual among area senior living communities, New Horizons at Marlborough features a heated indoor lap swimming pool that residents and their families use for recreation and exercise, including “watercise” classes. Photo/Submitted

Woburn’s Cummings Foundation supports older adults in a variety of ways

By Peg Lopata, Contributing Writer WOBURN - Bill and Joyce Cummings of Winchester began making donations, many to organizations dedicated to elders, a long time...
A Brady-Built tiny house on a foundation in Harwich on Cape Cod.

Tiny houses offer unique alternative to traditional homes

By Colin McCandless, Contributing writer  REGION - Tiny houses are a big thing these days. You may have seen these diminutive dwellings featured on HGTV shows...

We are all one and one person can make a difference

By Marianne Delorey, Ph.D. “The youth walk faster but the elderly know the road” – African Ubuntu Proverb There is a philosophy in many African countries...
Marianne Delorey of Colony Retirement Homes

Apply early and often for housing as you age

By Marianne Delorey, Ph.D. “You can’t plan for everything or you never get started in the first place."               ...