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When It’s Too Hot for Comfort, How to Keep Your Elder Safe

Temperatures in the 90s. Humid air thick as pea soup. Relentless, hot sun, with no relief under shade trees. Yep, it’s summer, all right, here in New England. Even for hardy souls, when the heat index soars, it’s hard to … Continue reading

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Should Mom Move In With You? The Answer Isn’t Obvious

For some families, it’s a no-brainer. Mom or Dad can’t live alone anymore. Time to give back for all those years of care and support, and make room for your aging parent in your home. To do otherwise would be … Continue reading

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Gone Missing: Tech Tools Locate a Loved One Who Wanders

Freedom to go where we want, when we want. It’s a deeply held American value, part of our cultural DNA. The iconic 1960s TV series, Route 66, about two young men coming of age as they drive cross-country in a … Continue reading

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Affordable Assistive Technology Is Alive and Well in Massachusetts: How to Get What You Need

Smart phones, laptops, tablets, desktop computers—these digital devices have become so much a part of our home and work environments that any form of communication other than electronic texts, emails, videos, social media sharing (phone calls? hand-written notes? snail mail … Continue reading

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It’s Midnight: Is Your Parent Safe at Home Alone?

One of the major thresholds of parenting is knowing when you can leave your kids at home on their own. Are they responsible enough to make appropriate choices while you’re out? Could they leave the house safely in case of … Continue reading

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