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Gratitude The Terrifying Day My Chocolate Ran Out: 5 Stages To Coping What The Numbers Say About Living Longer In Retirement Menorah Memories Fuel Chanukah Traditions Mingling In Myanmar, A Country Of Surprises More Scenes From A Boomer Marriage The Things We Do For Love Social Security Claiming Rules Invite Calamity
 
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Gratitude & Bringing Your Best Self To Holiday Table

Perhaps you or a loved one are not in a place emotionally, physically or spiritually that you’d hoped you’d be at this time.

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The Terrifying Day My Chocolate Ran Out: 5 Stages To Coping

You think you know how you’ll react in a crisis. You think you’ll be calm and collected. But then it happens and you’re not.

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What The Numbers Say About Living Longer In Retirement

The United States is one of the wealthiest countries in the world, and we spend more on healthcare per capita than any other country.

Ellen and her brother celebrate Chanukah in Williamsburg, Brooklyn with the family’s bronze menorah.

Menorah Memories Fuel Chanukah Traditions

I was about 4 when I went with my mother to buy the first and only menorah I remember my family having.

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Mingling In Myanmar, A Country Of Surprises

My first surprise was that a Buddhist monk in Myanmar spoke English, although our guide did have to translate some of the discussion that my wife Fyllis and I had with him.

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More Scenes From A Boomer Marriage

After two plus decades of marriage, I still can’t imagine a better partner than Hubs with whom to navigate this adventure called life.

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The Things We Do For Love

God bless my husband, Randy. He’s doing something soon he really doesn’t want to do. If left to his own devices, he’d be relaxing in front of the television or playing a gig.

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Social Security Claiming Rules Invite Calamity

As you will quickly realize, I am not a fan of the rules governing claiming date within Social Security.

Blepharitis is the common cause of red, irritated eyelids

24 February 2011

By Dr. Jean E. Keamy One of the most common complaints is red, irritated eyelids. Often the lids are itchy, red, scaly and sore. In addition, the eyes can become red, heavy and teary. Most often the cause of these symptoms is blepharitis. Blepharitis is not an infection. It should not be confused with conjunctivitis. […]

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Senior moments or dementia? How to tell the difference

24 February 2011

By Angela Rocheleau Have you ever been carrying on a conversation and suddenly you can’t remember the name of your best friend, the movie you saw last night, or even what you were just going to say? A new Mayo clinic study of more than 2,000 men and women over 70 found that most were […]

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Caregiving for the cognitively impaired through expressive arts

24 February 2011

By David Price Madison Square Garden, October 2009: My wife, Sylvia and I are delighted to attend the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 25th Anniversary Concert. The show opens with Jerry Lee Lewis, still on fire at age 74, followed by a fabulous line up Hall of Fame Inductees. They all sound great. As […]

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New state law authorizes the creation of trusts for pets

24 February 2011

By Linda T. Cammuso Until now, Massachusetts residents were prohibited from providing direct financial support for the care of a surviving pet upon the owner’s death. They could only name a caretaker for the pet, leave money to the caretaker, and hope that the caretaker did the right thing. However, there was no legal obligation […]

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How federal health reform is helping now

24 February 2011

By Deborah E. Banda At the end of January, we were gearing up for a major battle on Beacon Hill. Gov. Patrick was readying the release of his 2012 state budget proposal. With a projected $1.8 billion shortfall, we worried how services for vulnerable seniors would be impacted, especially since they are already operating at […]

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In terms of retirement readiness, Boston region is 10th in the U.S.

24 February 2011

By Brian Goslow Boston residents rank 10th in re-tirement readiness, according to a study of the country’s 30 biggest metropolitan areas by Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. Minneapolis-St. Paul ranked first, followed by Raleigh-Durham, N.C., and Nashville, Tenn. “Overall, Boston residents are doing well from a preparation standpoint,” the report stated. Over 75 percent have set […]

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