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HAPPENINGS
PRIME – May 2014
AGAWAM
DIPPER FULL OF STARS
On May 9 at 7 p.m. at the Agawam Public Library,
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Being connected makes such a difference in life
PRIME – May 2014
By Debbie Gardner
debbieg@thereminder.com
There's no question that a digital divide exists in
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The life estate deed one option for protecting your home
PRIME – May 2014
Editor's Note: Through an editing error in paragraph six of this article in the April issue, the
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On a job hunt? It's a whole new world out there
PRIME – May 2014
Editor's Note: This article is from an eight-part careers advice series on www.retirementjobs.com
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Don't believe all those medical studies you hear on T. V.
PRIME – May 2014
By Jonathan Evans
Herbal Information Specialist, the Herbarium
You all know that I really do no
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Junior Achievement it all started in Springfield
PRIME May 2014
By Jane D. O'Donoghue
Special to PRIME
Ninety-five years ago, in 1919, a program for youth was founde
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Connected Living...
PRIME – May 2014
Sarah Hoit believes it can change aging in America
By Debbie Gardner
debbieg@thereminder.com
For Marilyn Coates, it's a bridge to her former life in the banking world, where computers were an integral part of the workday.
"I use it to get my email, and coupons," the three year resident of The Atrium in Agawam, Mass., said. "I also look through the library [and] I've shown employees things they didn't know were there."
For Bob Watson, another Atrium resident, it's a way to keep connected with his family through emails and pictures, and with his church through videos of the service every Sunday.
The Atrium may be a facility dedicated to memory care, but that hasn't stopped many of its residents – like Bob and Marilyn – and their families from embracing the power of Sarah Hoit's vision of a digital aging experience called ConnectedLiving.
The 47-year old Hingham, Mass., resident and company CEO, who co-founded ConnectedLiving with Chrisopher McWade in 2006, is being recognized in May for her innovative work to bring America's elders into the digital conversation.
The Boston-based organization, Mass High Tech, named Hoit one of its 2014 Women to Watch in technology. McWade, her partner, passed away from cancer in 2011.
"Our nation has an issue, which we have completely isolated a generation," Hoit said during a March 13, 2013 YouTube interview (www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXnAK_lksV8) about ConnectedLiving's work in Des Plaines, Ill. "As we sat down to look at it, we though, there ju
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Be road wary... safer driving benefits us all
PRIME – May 2014
By Linda F. Fitzgerald
AARP State President
Here in New England, we see our share of seas
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What do we mean when we say 'integral health?'
PRIME – May 2014
By Victor Acquista, MD
Director Pathways Integral Health & Wellness, LLC;
People often ask me
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A dozen great gift ideas for the boomer mom
PRIME – May 2014
By Gary M. Kaye
Editor, In the Boombox (www.intheboombox.tv)
Listed below are some of my top sug
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Got a tax refund? Make a plan to use money wisely
PRIME – May 2014
By Jason Alderman
www.twitter.com/PracticalMoney
Last year the IRS doled out over 110 million
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