See all stories in Next →

Taking time for the possibilities of mud puddles


Fighting the scourge of the social isolation of seniors

Older adults residing in small towns and rural communities may be especially vulnerable to the dangers of isolated living.

Dread growing old? It’s time to get a move on

Feeling old? Not as strong or agile or flexible as you once were? Take it from me and a couple of experts, get a move on and you’ll feel a whole lot better.
Lynne Hutchison and Norman Sykes of Bar Harbor were married in August 2015 on the lawn of the historic Blair Hill Inn in Greenville. Their elopement surprised friends and family members who expected a more traditional wedding celebration.

Midlife weddings take many forms in Maine, for better or worse

For some, a simple ceremony at home may be the most meaningful, along with being more affordable than a larger event. Some skip all the hoopla and elope. Others opt for an even simpler option and head for the town office. Here are a few of their stories.

Study links diet soda to higher risk of stroke, dementia

Americans trying to stay healthy have abandoned sugary drinks for diet drinks in droves over the past few decades on the theory that the latter is better than the former. Now, more evidence has emerged to refute that rationale.

Balancing life priorities in a season of transition