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Norma, 77 years old, makes her bed in what used to be a closet at the Maine Correctional Center where photographer Jessica Earnshaw spent several days shadowing Maine's oldest female inmate as part of the Aging in Prison photo documentary project.

New York photographer points lens at aging Maine inmates

“Everybody I talked to was like anyone I would meet on the outside.”
Thanks to a major gift from a Waterville couple, The Cedars, one of the state's largest and oldest senior care facilities, hopes to bring a more humane and homelike approach to elder care in Maine. Home-style kitchens, such as the one shown in this model, are part of the new design.

The ‘household’ model will bring family-style long-term care to Portland

One of the state’s largest and oldest senior care facilities promises to bring a more welcoming and homelike approach to institutional elder care in Maine.

A Mexican root canal and other vacations from hell

Bangor Daily News reporter Meg Haskell shows off her Facebook app on her phone.

What to do when you’re through with Facebook

Deleting the Facebook app won’t deactivate or eliminate the account itself. That requires a series of steps that many Facebookers don’t know about and which, especially for older users, is important to understand.
Conductor Daniel Ladner and members of the Caribou Choral Society, including 40-year members Donna Small (back row, third from right) and Mary Lou Nelson (next row down, next to Small), perform in this undated photo.

Caribou choral group celebrates 40 years of singing

“We must be doing something right,” Daniel Ladner said. “It’s worked through all these years.”

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