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Entering the Season of Lent at Youville PlaceAdam Johnson

The season of Lent encourages us to reflect on the symbolic importance of sacrifice. When Christians "give up" things for Lent, whether it's a vice or unhealthy habit like sweets or red meat, they honor ...

Ballroom dance 'swings' through Youville Adam Johnson

A circle of older adults forms around a young man dressed in black. It is a Tuesday afternoon at Youville House Assisted Living. The residents wait with expectant smiles as the young man cues up big band ...

A pilgrimage to Rome: Understanding Youville's Catholic identityAdam Johnson

The Youville Assisted Living communities are among many diverse properties that make up Covenant Health, a not-for-profit, New England-based healthcare organization. These organizations share a unique ...

Make your story your cause Adam Johnson

In 2013 the Huffington Post published an article about an 89-year old holocaust survivor named Thea Aschkenase. A resident of Worcester, she began taking public policy classes at her state university ...

On legacy and life reviewAdam Johnson

When we grow older, the idea that we have lived a life of purpose becomes more important. This notion is closely tied to how we view our past accomplishments, as well as how we would like others to remember ...

Inter-generational bonding at Youville Assisted Living Adam Johnson

On March 7, 11 college students arrived at Youville Place Assisted Living Residence in Lexington. While college students are plentiful in the Greater Boston area, these idealistic undergrads were anything ...

The heart is a complicated organAdam Johnson

In 1963, Lyndon Johnson became our first president to designate February as "American Heart Month." At the time, heart disease accounted for over half of all annual deaths in the United States. President ...

This Christmas season, be wary of scams Adam Johnson

For the most part, the Christmas season brings out the best in people. It is a time that encourages generosity, hospitality and kindness to others. Unfortunately, the season of giving also presents an ...