Most of us aspire to maintain healthy well-being and to age comfortably in the place we call home. To this end, the theme for this year’s annual Walkathon is “The Path for Life.” The event aims to promote the benefits of physical activity and secure the generosity of this community.
This fun-filled gathering of walking and
It seems like everywhere you go today, you find “help wanted” signs. From stores, to restaurants, to doctor’s offices and local municipalities, the national labor shortage continues to impact a wide array of industries and occupations. According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, more than 47 million workers left their jobs in 2021, many of
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
Wellness is not being disease free; wellness is not always about eating vegetables, or sleeping well, or exercising. There are many of us who live our day-to-day lives not feeling well, or have found ourselves coping with various conditions that we didn’t ask for, and struggling with managing work, family, relationships, and the difficult emotions
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
I was shocked recently at the grocery store to see that my favorite cereal was $3 more per pound than a few months earlier. I’m sure most of you can relate, as the drastic rise in food prices this year is hard to ignore. The Economic Research Service of the USDA has predicted
As much of our region experiences its first whispers of winter, it’s wise to take time to prepare yourself for the months to come. For many, this means thinking about tangible steps such as insulating and heating your home; getting out winter coats, boots and shovels; and stocking up on sand for icy sidewalks. While
Image above: Carol Foote and Age-Friendly Franklin County & North Quabbin steering committee member Peggy Vezina show off a board that showcases the work of the local project at the gathering hosted by MACHHAF and HRIA.
Over the last two years, the Age-Friendly Franklin County and North Quabbin project has made progress in raising awareness and
September marked the 31st year that the Massachusetts Money Management Program (MMMP) has been helping adults over 60, and adults living with a disability, maintain their independence. Without the program, many individuals would face food insecurity, financial exploitation, eviction, and premature institutionalization.
LifePath’s Money Management program, sponsored in part by the Executive Office of Elder Affairs,
We are hopeful and grateful for the generosity that rises from having the end of 2022 in sight. This fall, LifePath has been and will be gifted with a number of community-based opportunities for our organization and the people we serve to truly feel the goodness of this region.
It’s the time of year when donations
Barbara Bodzin, Executive DirectorThe U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that the number of individuals over 75 years of age who are either working or actively looking for work will grow 96.5% by 2030. Those over 75 are the only age group whose labor force participation rate is projected to rise in the next
Have you ever thought about how you would manage if you couldn’t get out to shop for food or medications, had no internet, and/or store delivery wasn’t available? A new LifePath program, born in response to needs during the early days of the pandemic and continuing now, matches volunteer shoppers with individuals who cannot independently