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(StatePoint) When it comes to retirement planning, anxiety comes with the territory. Will you be able to maintain your lifestyle in retirement? Will you have enough to cover your monthly bills without depleting your savings? Are you at risk of outliving your money? While such concerns are co…

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It seems that there is a new recall on produce, poultry, dairy, or fish almost every week — not to mention reports of illness or hospitalization from contaminated food in restaurants. The threat of bacteria and parasites contaminating our food remains constant, even in a world of increased s…

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July has come and gone, and the dog days of summer are now upon us. Our theme for July was “Life’s a Picnic” and boy did we live it! We made picnic wreaths, picnic table centerpieces, picnic utensil holders, and we picnicked at the ocean!

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LACONIA — By most estimates, about 10,000 Americans turn 65 each day, making them eligible for Medicare. While the program provides coverage for a broad range of important health care services, those new to it may experience a bit of a learning curve when it comes to understanding how the be…

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CONCORD — A major federal government initiative is underway to issue new identification cards to the 58 million Medicare beneficiaries, and AARP is participating in an education campaign to raise awareness about potential Medicare Card scams.

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It’s been said that the eyes represent the window to the soul, but when you think about it, they’re also the window into our reality — a window that we often take for granted. Perhaps it’s because we can’t actually see our eyes that we don’t usually think about their health until our vision …

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May kept us hopping, there was so much to celebrate! We celebrated Nurse’s Week, Skilled Nursing Week, and Mother’s Day! Our theme for the month was May Flowers, and our theme for Skilled Nursing Care Week (previously known as National Nursing Home Week) was the Fabulous ’50s.

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Across the country, older Americans – a rapidly growing population – are taking part in activities that promote wellness and social connection. They are sharing their wisdom and experience with future generations, and they are giving back to enrich their communities. They’re working and volu…

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LACONIA — Karen Sullivan had started her teaching career in public schools, then took some time off when her daughters were young. When she went back to work, it was at Holy Trinity School, which her children attended. It wasn’t necessarily her plan to finish her career as a private school t…

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TILTON ­— A World War II veteran, who served with General George Patton’s 2nd Armored Division, was honored at the New Hampshire Veterans Home on his 100th birthday Thursday.

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Opechee Garden Club members Doreen Worthley, Phyllis Corrigan and Helen Murphy, join Belknap County Nursing Home resident Phyllis Higgins in enjoying one of the table-top decorations that the Garden Club members created and presented to the 92 residents of the nursing home on Dec. 8. The dec…

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Golden View assisted living resident Evelyn Quinn celebrated her 103rd birthday on Monday, Dec. 11. She enjoyed a delicious slice of pie and lots of celebratory wishes from her friends at Golden View. (Courtesy photo)

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