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A pharmacist at the Walgreens on Wilson Street in Brewer prepares to inject a patient with the 2013-2014 flu vaccine.

Four reasons older Mainers should get a flu vaccine now

A simple, affordable vaccine minimizes the odds of getting sick yourself or of transmitting influenza to others.
Liz Schuh

Rockland area social service agency names new director

A new director has been hired for an agency that operates affordable housing complexes and runs the Meals on Wheels program.

How closing camp stirs old memories

I found the serene scene most unsettling as I gazed out across the lake early Sunday morning. The hundreds of ducks, geese, and other water-loving …
Members of the Women's Society for Christian Service make pies on Sept. 16 in the kitchen of the Franklin Street United Methodist Church in Bucksport. The ladies will sell their pies at their weekly bake sale.

Endangered Maine ‘church ladies’ live their faith, support their communities

“In Maine, there’s a strong tradition of pulling together when someone is in need.”

Four ways to be sure it’s fall, without a calendar

This week, without fanfare, summer slipped quietly into fall. Judging by the weather, though, it’s hard to be sure. September so far has felt like …
The Eastern Area Agency on Aging group Active Agers takes a recent tour of the Orono Bog Boardwalk with a Maine naturalist.

How single Bangor-area seniors are combating isolation, inactivity

“We learned people really want to get out and do something.”

Celebrating marriage at midlife and beyond

A lot of couples are celebrating impressive wedding anniversaries these days. Thirty years or more …