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Elders to MBTA: ‘don’t create more shut-ins’

By Al Norman On Dec. 14, elder rights groups, including Mass Home Care, testified at an MBTA hearing in Boston against a plan to cut The RIDE services for the elderly and disabled. For these riders, transportation is the key service that connects them to all the other services in the community: doctor’s offices, clinics, […]

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Grandma is centerfold: Rest home bares all

AKRON, Ohio — The stars of a charity calendar are in their 80s and 90s, but that didn’t stop the women from an assisted living facility in Ohio from showing a little skin. Miss March, who’s 88, wears a green top hat and not much else in the calendar from Pleasant Pointe Assisted Living, and […]

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Different types of exercise for seniors

By Judith Boyko A recent New York Times article reported on the benefits of group exercise for caregivers. It alleviates feelings of loneliness and isolation and can improve the health of the caregiver at the same time. But exercise delivers myriad benefits for older adults, too — regardless of whether or not they are caregivers. […]

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How elders fare under Massachusetts FY 2013 budget

Courtesy, Mass Home Care The FY 2013 budget was released from Conference Committee last night. According to the State House News, “the Speaker returned to the chamber at 6:42 p.m. He said although we have one remaining piece of legislation it appears we have an agreement to the fiscal 2013 budget. Tomorrow it is our intention to have a […]

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Bill to shield elder homeowners on Gov. Patrick’s desk

BOSTON (AP) _ A bill designed to boost foreclosure protections for renters and older homeowners is headed to Gov. Deval Patrick’s desk. The Massachusetts Senate has given final approval to the bill that would bar tenants from being arbitrarily evicted from foreclosed properties and toughen consumer protections for seniors considering reverse mortgage agreements. The bill […]

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