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Catching Health

Want to get fit without working out?

Tap to the tune of these audacious women Every week these women strap on their tap shoes and dance, dance, dance. All age 60 or older,...

A tribute to my mother

My mother, Beverly Swett, died last fall. Tuesday, Sept. 6, at 5:16 in the morning. I was there, my hand resting on her chest....

Food, Etc.

The scrumptious simplicity of sheet pan suppers

As much as I love to cook, there are many nights when I have neither the time nor the energy to orchestrate a nutritious...

Eggstravaganza!

My friend Kristin keeps chickens—gorgeous, healthy and hugely productive chickens. Being the good friend that she is, she provides me with an almost endless...

Lightly Roasted

You can get there from here. Eventually.

One summer day in 1977, my then-husband Mike and I piled ourselves, our two little girls and our lean budget into our cranky old...

Breathe Quietly The first step to starting a Hallmark romance of...

I blame Hallmark. Most of their movie plots involve princesses, bakery takeovers or pumpkin contests. But the movies where the family of a caregiver-turned-widow...

50 & Up

Coffee, conversation and community

At AARP Maine, we count on hearing from our members and their families to help develop our advocacy and community outreach agendas. The input...

Support for Maine’s Caregivers

Caregiving may be one of the most important roles you take on in life. You may have become a caregiver suddenly or perhaps your...

Arts & Entertainment

Vacation is too short for ‘beach books’

A friend is jetting off soon to somewhere with palm trees. “What’s a good beach book,” she asks. Inwardly I cringe, not out of...

Active Life: Things to do in the coming months

With spring comes May Day festivals, Mother’s Day and plenty of theater, music and foodie events to keep you busy all month long. Here...

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