Reverse Mortgages – Top uses

You've worked hard all your life. Now let your home work for you!  By Alain Valles, MBA, MS A reverse mortgage gives qualified borrowers the option...

How to decide when senior housing is better than home

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By Marianne Delorey As a provider of housing, I know that my biggest competition is not the fancy new apartments down the street. It is...

Is discretion truly the better part of valor?

I sat down recently with four card players. It turns out, only one was still driving. There seemed to be a common thread among the others – in all three cases, it seemed like they all had stories where driving had been taken away from them in a seemingly underhanded fashion. One lady recently moved back to Massachusetts from Florida. Her son told her to sell her car and they’d find her one up here. Well, conveniently, finding a new car has not become a priority.
Energetic and outgoing RV owners can enjoy a variety of benefits in seasonal work camper or camp host jobs.

Work camping and camp host jobs offer adventure and perks

By Barbara Hazelden, Contributing Writer REGION - Visiting RV parks and campgrounds is an ideal way to enjoy the scenic beauty of Massachusetts and a...

Camellia Gardens

A warm, safe all-inclusive independent living community By Lauren Schiffman, Contributing Writer  Maynard - Situated near a currently-under construction shopping center, Camellia Gardens in Maynard is...

Do good. Then do better.

While in college I worked at a nursing home where I met Mary. Mary had severe dementia and was combative. One day while trying to bring her to the commode, she punched me. Hard. With both fists. In the kidneys. I saw stars. Cathy was another resident who would lash out. Cathy did not honor social envelopes nor did she know when enough was enough. She would interrupt me without thinking and would talk for hours if left unchecked. Sometimes, if she felt she was being ignored, she would get in my face and say some pretty unkind things.
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...

Best towns in central Mass. for retirees – a review of senior centers

By This article is part of a series intending to open the discussion of which Central Mass towns are most elder-friendly. This article focuses on...

Holidays are occasions to check parents’ wellbeing

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By Nancy J Coulter The holidays are quickly approaching — a time of year when most of us choose to visit with family and friends....

Reverse Mortgages – Children’s concerns

By Alain Valles, MBA, MS Are you at least 62 years old and own a home with some equity? Do you wish to have access...