Retirees Meet Robots — Both Win: UMass Lowell’s Learning in Retirement Association Helps Retired Professionals Maintain Active Minds

On her knees, a woman is “face-to-face” with a robot as the operator explains its special features. She is too enthralled to stop for a formal photo. “Now? But I’m learning here!” says Toby Hodes, president of UMass Lowell’s Learning in Retirement Association (LIRA), while touring the university’s New England Robotics Validation and Experimentation (NERVE)… Read More

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Element Care: Keeping PACE With Local Seniors

What the local senior community needs is a single location where all medical, social, home care, and nutritional concerns are addressed. This facility also would offer cooking classes, rehab services, outdoor recreation and exercise equipment. And for those who qualify, this one-stop shop also would feature full-time physicians, a low participant-to-staff ratio, and assistance with… Read More

Scott Shurtleff

The Foxes of Salisbury Beach

Salisbury Beach is best known for its arcades, easily accessible beaches, camping and great seafood. Most beachgoers aren’t aware, however, of the wildlife that goes about its business just a short distance away. Seabirds, hawks, seals, mice, rabbits and foxes — yes, foxes — are living and thriving at Salisbury Beach State Reservation. Salisbury Beach… Read More

Deborah Venuti
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