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What you should know about mental health and aging

on June 23, 2017, at 2:36 p.m.
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8 ways men and women age differently

on June 23, 2017, at 8:35 a.m.
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Ruth Frost, 64, of Hampden worked for 30 years in the family business and used a computer for billing and bookkeeping. To make herself more comfortable with  setting up and using her new home laptop for Facebook and other websites she signed up for a digital literacy class at Eastern Area Agency on Aging.

Bangor computer program helps seniors surf the web safely and stay connected

By Meg Haskell on June 23, 2017, at 6:25 a.m.
“It’s not that I’m brand new to computers, but I only ever used it at work and never for myself. I get the devil all the time because I’m not on Facebook yet.”
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Molly surveys the landscape from the steps of the lean-to at Site 105  during a recent camping trip to Cobscook Bay State Park.

Solo camping is an act of solitude, confidence

By Meg Haskell on June 21, 2017, at 9:14 a.m.
“There are some decisions you can reach more easily alone than in even congenial company.”
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My search for happiness (on Google)

on June 21, 2017, at 6:30 a.m.
Still searching…
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Sandy River Ramblers

By Wendi Richards on June 19, 2017, at 10:54 p.m.
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Medicare Madness

on June 19, 2017, at 7:51 p.m.
Most baby boomers assume Medicare will handle their health care needs. Not so much.
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Healing is an act of courageousness

on June 19, 2017, at 11:30 a.m.
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new Summer exhibition, “Audubon Down East to Labrador” at the Academy Vestry Museum in Dennysville

By anncarter on June 17, 2017, at 8:49 p.m.
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Madeline McAvey, 84, of Belfast receives meals from Meals on Wheels.

An aging population means it’s never been more critical to address elder abuse

By Lucia Silecchia, Washington Post on June 16, 2017, at 9:38 a.m.
For elderly abuse victims facing suffering and fear in their last days, a compassionate response can’t come soon enough.
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When the universe slaps you upside the head

on June 16, 2017, at 7:09 a.m.
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Ayurveda Yoga practitioner and teacher Deborah Keene (left) poses during one of her yoga classes at her studio in Liberty.

‘My spirit is so happy’: Maine woman embraces mindful lifestyle, shares it with others

By Meg Haskell on June 14, 2017, at 11:07 a.m.
“Yoga is a sister practice to ayurveda,” she said. “It all focuses on oneness. Yoga is about the spirit, and ayurveda is about the body.”
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Living with the wilder side of my life

on June 12, 2017, at 12:17 p.m.
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Experts say to respect ‘hierarchy of grief’ with death and social media

By Meg Haskell on June 12, 2017, at 10:52 a.m.
“People jump the gun posting news of a loved one’s death on social media. They mean well, but it does create issues.”
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If advertising were honest

on June 09, 2017, at 7:14 a.m.
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Subarus, popular among Maine drivers, are among the best cars for seniors, according to a new ranking from Consumer Reports.

How aging Maine drivers can avoid being forced to give up their keys

By Meg Haskell on June 09, 2017, at 5:45 a.m.
Before older Mainers hang up their keys for good, there are several options to help them stay safely behind the wheel.
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Smart Studio, Main St, Northeast Harbor

Smart Studio Celebrates 50 Years!

By Gail Cleveland on June 07, 2017, at 7:05 a.m.
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Steve Rusnak, owner of Full Bloom Cannabis in Fort Kent, carries several varieties of marijuana along with a selection of cannabis edibles, tinctures, salves and oils for his medical marijuana customers.

Baby boomers taking up pot again may be surprised how much it’s changed

By Julia Bayly on June 06, 2017, at 5:45 a.m.
Things have changed a bit since the days when marijuana was an illicit drug sold on the black market.
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Opening camp: Old traditions, new refrigerators and a season’s beginning

on June 05, 2017, at 1:40 p.m.
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Making a difference in every situation

on June 04, 2017, at 8:56 p.m.
Sometimes situations are thrust upon us that leave us feeling we have no choice. The truth is we may not like our choices, but we always have a choice.