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Monday, January 20, 2020

Marlborough Trailblazers group provides outings for active seniors

By Nance Ebert, Contributing Writer Marlborough - “The Trailblazers group is made up of seniors who work together to develop a program of activities throughout...

Town’s oldest resident proves optimism can lead to a long, happy life

When people wonder whether attitude or a healthy lifestyle is more important for a long life, they only need to meet Littleton resident Hazel Plummer to be convinced that it is the former.

Congenital heart defect survivor strives to raise awareness and funds

  By Ed Karvoski Jr., Culture Editor Boston/North Grafton – Congenital heart defect (CHD) survivor Kim Edgren of North Grafton strives to raise awareness and funds...

Every day is Memorial Day for a Gold Star Mother

Karen Lounsbury of Cambridge is comfortable interacting with military families. She’s the daughter and sister of veterans, and was a military wife.

Thoughtful planning can help a loved one deal with holiday loss

When it comes to helping a parent — or close friend — face that first holiday season without a beloved spouse, Vicki Panagotacos, a...

Recipe box, web of life

Many of these loving, funny, helpful women are gone. Some are still with us. But all their spirits linger in my recipe box, thanks to the long-ago wedding gift of a thoughtful friend. Before my husband and I were married – 48 years ago this month – my friend contacted about 50 of my female friends, relatives, and relatives-to-be, asking them to write their favorite recipes on 3x5 index cards. She collected 150 recipes, most of them handwritten, some typed. She filed them in a yellow plastic recipe box.
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Deerfield Retreat and Spa: Go for the exercise; stay for the food

By Fyllis Hockman Admittedly, I’ve never heard of Lo-Wei, a unique exercise class that combines yoga, strength training and flexibility that stretched my body in...

Boston’s ZUMIX offers news of interest to seniors

Boston Seniors Count, a weekly radio broadcast hosted by staff members of the Massachusetts Commission on Elder Affairs, presents guests and topics of interest to seniors. It is heard each week on Wednesdays at 2 p.m. and Mondays at 9 a.m., streaming on web-based zumix.org/programs/zumix-radio, and is rebroadcast Sundays at 7:30 a.m. on WJIB 740 AM radio.

Resources for older workers

Are you an older worker looking for a new job or an opportunity to try something new? Are you concerned that employers won’t be interested in someone 50+? Take heart: An AARP study released in 2015 debunked myths about age 50+ workers, showing that they have productivity advantages that can make them a critical component of a successful business.

Fitness with focus

75-year-old powerlifter on record-breaking pace By David Bagdon, Publisher The word “warrior” is used a bit too lightly these days. In the world of fitness, it...