A cohousing development involves a group of individually owned homes, like a condominium, but also includes a common area building where shared meals, meetings, and other events take place.

Cohousing another option for some people as they age

By David Wilkening, Contributing Writer REGION – When Julie Wittes Schlack and her husband Mark Schlack were in their 50s they didn’t consider themselves old....

Speak Bostonian: Advice on how to find suitable housing

By Marianne Delorey © Recently, a marketing genius at the Department of Transportation got a simple message across statewide by talking to commuters in the...

Those who humble themselves will be exalted

By Marianne Delorey A large part of our success in aging well has to do with how we cope with changes in our bodies.  All...

There is no ‘I’ in team

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Over the summer, I play softball with a bunch of other women in my town. I am older than and not as nimble as my younger teammates. Even if I were, I’ve never been particularly athletic. But, they let me play and I enjoy my time on the field. Granted, I am always a bit worried that I am going to mess up, but even when I do, someone is there to back me up and we keep playing. I am part of a team. That is what teammates do.

Tatnuck Park Worcester

Addresses current and future needs of seniors By Lauren B. Schiffman, Contributing Writer Oftentimes, when older adults opt to move to a senior living community,...
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...

Young at heart: The story of a child’s positive influence

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By Marianne Delorey Little Ava came with her grammy to talk to the housing manager about her lease. “Hmm?” Ava asked, toddling over to the...
Marianne Delorey, Ph.D.

It is better to give than receive

By Marianne Delorey (Photo Marianne Delorey, Photo submitted) “If you can’t feed 100 people, then feed just one.” Mother Teresa This is the story of Benny....
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...