According to Jan Doody, Parent Educator & Grandparent Resource Coordinator at The United Arc, it is estimated that there are over 150 families in Franklin County in which an older relative is raising a child. Grandparents are often called upon to bring a grandchild into their home when the child’s parents are not able to
On July 26, employees gathered at the LifePath offices in Greenfield to celebrate their coworkers’ milestones and enjoy some ice cream with all the fixings. When asked why she likes her job, Melissa Hatch, a ten-year LifePath veteran and Home Care Program Director said, “I have to start by giving credit to my incredible team.
Craving some fresh zucchini or ripe blueberries? LifePath will be distributing 625 free farmer’s market coupon booklets, worth $50 per person (up from $25 per person in previous years). One of these coupon booklets could be yours! The coupons are part of a program from the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources, designed to help older
On June 23, eight people celebrated their graduation from the SHINE (Serving the Health Insurance Needs of Everyone) program at LifePath’s office in Greenfield. As newly-certified SHINE counselors, they will work in their own communities to provide free and unbiased health insurance information, education, and assistance services to Medicare beneficiaries and adults with disabilities. Lorraine
Sanderson Place Affordable Senior Housing Celebrates Its Grand Opening: LifePath Provides Resident Support
On Friday, May 19, community members gathered on the back deck at 120 North Main Street in Sunderland to celebrate the grand opening of Sanderson Place, an affordable housing community. Standing in front of a backdrop of a beautiful, wind-blown field and trees, Gina Govoni, Executive Director of the Franklin County Regional Housing & Redevelopment
Established in 1963, Older Americans Month (OAM) is celebrated every May. Led by the Administration for Community Living (ACL), OAM is a time for us to acknowledge the contributions and achievements of older Americans, highlight important trends, and strengthen our commitment to honoring our older citizens.
This year’s theme, Aging Unbound, offers an opportunity to explore
High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a major health problem that is common in older adults. Your body’s network of blood vessels, known as the vascular system, changes with age. Arteries get stiffer, causing blood pressure to go up. This can be true even for people who have heart-healthy habits and feel just fine. High
According to the Administration for Community Living (ACL), families are the primary source of support for older adults and people with disabilities in the U.S. Many caregivers work and also provide care, experiencing conflicts between these competing responsibilities. Research indicates that caregiving also exacts a significant emotional, physical, and financial toll. With nearly half
Dick Hawthorne likes the days LifePath staff Annie and Yangchen come to visit, and he also appreciates living in a home where he gets to take walks in nature and watch the birds and deer. Dick is an Adult Family Care (AFC) member with LifePath.
LifePath’s AFC program provides care and support in a home environment
Scammers take advantage of the holiday season, using people’s generosity against them. According to the FBI, the two most prevalent holidays scams are “non-delivery” and “non-payment” crimes. In a non-delivery scam, a buyer pays for goods or services online but never receives them. In a non-payment scam, the seller is the victim, as goods
“Eighteen years ago I finally figured out what I wanted to be when I ‘grew up,’ so I applied for an Assistant Dining Center Manager position and left a corporate job after 20 years. What I love most about working for LifePath is the balance between work and family that this career has provided. I