LifePath Is Creating a Community Engagement Center for Older Adults, People with Disabilities, and Caregivers!

Communication and Living with Chronic Conditions

Volunteer Drivers Deliver Meals and Wellness Checks, Help People in Crisis

The Path for Life Walkathon 2023: Numbers Down, Generosity Up

For Donna and Nathaniel, LifePath’s Adult Family Care Program Offers Options

Get $50 Worth of Farmer’s Market Coupons for Free!

Graduates “SHINING” a Light on Medicare Options

Prevention Pays: Six Tips and More to Help You and Your Feet

Nutrition Notes: Dietary Approaches to Support the Gut Microbiome

Important Information for MassHealth Members

How Can We Grow Intergenerational Connection and Support in the LGBTQIA+ Community?

Sanderson Place Affordable Senior Housing Celebrates Its Grand Opening: LifePath Provides Resident Support

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Noelle McManus, Client Services Senior Program Assistant
A Caregiver's StoryCommunity Engagement Center (CEC)Stories

LifePath Is Creating a Community Engagement Center for Older Adults, People with Disabilities, and Caregivers!

Things are changing in Western Massachusetts for older adults, people with disabilities, and caregivers, alike! The Healey-Driscoll Administration has awarded LifePath over $450,000 for the creation of an innovative Community Engagement Center (CEC) where caregivers can find respite and information. In late fall, there’ll be a place for caregivers to connect, access services and supports,

Gary Yuhas
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Volunteer Drivers Deliver Meals and Wellness Checks, Help People in Crisis

I am writing hoping you are all well and that those affected by recent weather devastation are rebounding. The storms in the last two months have led to deaths in Pennsylvania and New York, and property damage across Western Massachusetts and surrounding areas. For many, the storms may have brought up trauma from Tropical Storm

Nathaniel and Donna Marshall, sitting on a bench outside.
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For Donna and Nathaniel, LifePath’s Adult Family Care Program Offers Options

Are you caring for an aging individual or someone with a disability? If so, we are here to offer you options. LifePath’s Adult Family Care (AFC) Program provides care for MassHealth Standard or CommonHealth (Medicaid) members who need help with some activities of daily living (ADLs and IADLs), including bathing, eating, walking, toileting, dressing, and

L. to R., front row: SHINE Graduates Marla Zlotnik, Martha Jamison, Kate DiSanto, Meg Ryan, Priscilla Phelps; L. to R., back row: SHINE Graduates Chad Hunter, Walter Valentin, Teddy Doucette. (Unable to attend: SHINE Graduate Ashley C. Fraga, CDP, Outreach Coordinator at the Easthampton Council on Aging and Enrichment Center.)
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Graduates “SHINING” a Light on Medicare Options

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

Kate Clayton-Jones at the International Symposium for the Diabetic Foot held in the Hague in May 2023, demonstrating to an individual with Type 1 diabetes the huge positive impact of securing the heel.
Foot CareStories

Prevention Pays: Six Tips and More to Help You and Your Feet

Pain, Wounds, and Falls Are Avoidable With a Little Care

Unruly nails and sore, stiff feet often contribute to pain, lack of balance, and falls. This is avoidable with care of feet. I am the founder of FootCare by Nurses, a skilled nursing agency based in Greenfield, Massachusetts, that specializes in care of feet. I and

Vegetables at a farmer's market
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Nutrition Notes: Dietary Approaches to Support the Gut Microbiome

Did you know that trillions of microorganisms live in our bodies? These microbial communities, which include bacteria, viruses, and fungi, are collectively known as “microbiota,” and in combination with their genes and environment where they live, make up our “microbiome.” The gut microbiome, made up of 100 trillion microorganisms living in the gastrointestinal tract including

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Important Information for MassHealth Members

Are you a Mass Health member?  All MassHealth members will need to have their health coverage renewed soon.

If MassHealth has enough information to confirm your eligibility, your coverage will be renewed automatically. If they are not able to confirm your eligibility automatically, they will send a renewal form in a blue envelope.

What you need to

Gary Yuhas
Rainbow EldersSeniorgram: Sending a Message on Senior IssuesStories

How Can We Grow Intergenerational Connection and Support in the LGBTQIA+ Community?

One of the pleasures of my new role at LifePath is meeting community members at local events. It has been enlightening and heartwarming to hear stories from individuals served by LifePath, their caregivers, current and former LifePath team members, our volunteers, and community leaders who support LifePath’s work.

One of these events was Franklin County Pride,

Gina Govoni, Executive Director of the Franklin County Regional Housing & Redevelopment Authority (HRA) and Rural Development, Inc. (left), with Charity Day, Associate Director of Client Services at LifePath (right).
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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