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
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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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,
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
In recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, which occurred this past Thursday, June 15, I want to discuss another facet to Elder Protective Services that is not well known: the ideas of autonomy and self-determination. These terms are related to a person’s ability to make one’s own choices in life, and to make decisions
LifePath, together with its partner Franklin Regional Council of Governments, is leading an initiative towards helping our area become more age- and dementia-friendly. Community members are invited to an in-person conversation and information session about the Age- and Dementia-Friendly Project Thursday, June 22, from 2 to 4 PM, with a resource fair beforehand from 1:30-2
There are times when it is particularly important to give our attention to LGBTQ+ Pride. Right now, with the brazen increase in anti-LGBTQ+ rhetoric in the news and in the culture, remembering the inherent value and the tremendous gifts LGBTQ+ people offer the world is essential. We have always been here. We have been a
As spring quickly turns to summer, it is a lovely time to enjoy all that nature has to offer. Whether sitting near an open window, or, if able, venturing outdoors, we can reconnect with the natural world and our community. For many, walking is an easy and no-cost way to get outside and realize the
Whether you joined us as a sponsor, fundraiser, community partner, volunteer, walker, entertainer, staff person, or otherwise—we were so pleased you made LifePath and those we serve a priority.
What a wonderful day we had to celebrate the 31st annual Path for Life Walkathon on Saturday, May 6. Whether you joined us as a sponsor, fundraiser,
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
LifePath Receives Grant from Meals on Wheels America with Support from The Home Depot Foundation for Aging Veterans Home Repairs
Meals on Wheels America announces that The Home Depot Foundation has committed $2.53 million to support expansion of Helping Homebound Heroes, a program that provides home repairs and modifications for aging veterans. This increase in funding will enable Helping Homebound Heroes to double its geographic reach, from eight to 16 markets across the country.