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Making something good out of past regretsAdam Johnson

As we get older, our relationship to the past becomes increasingly complicated. Our sense of self is interwoven with past relationships, memories and unresolved emotions. Maria Benoit, director of Mission ...

Friends are good for your health Adam Johnson

While our social instincts may become less intense as we age, our friendships can have a significant impact on how we feel. In various studies, older adults who maintained active friendships were shown ...

Dehydration is more common than you thinkAdam Johnson

There is a reasonably good chance that you are dehydrated right now. According to a 2013 CBS report, 75 percent of adults experience chronic dehydration. What may be more startling is that older adults ...

Prayer and meditation: 'The Spiritual Sparkplugs' Adam Johnson

Having an active spiritual life becomes increasingly important as we age. At Youville Assisted Living, emphasis on caring for "Mind, Body and Spirit" is at the heart of our mission. What exactly is the ...

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 ...