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11 Ways to Get Involved in National Mentoring Month Posted on Jan 7

11 Ways to Get Involved in National Mentoring Month

National Mentoring Month, an annual campaign to recruit volunteers to mentor young people, marks its 13th anniversary this year. Recognizing the important role mentors play, National Mentoring Month aims to raise awareness of mentoring, recruit individuals to mentor, and promote the rapid growth of mentoring   …Continue Reading 11 Ways to Get Involved in National Mentoring Month

3 Ways to Volunteer Responsibly Posted on Dec 17

3 Ways to Volunteer Responsibly

Make a difference in your community! Volunteering is a great way to be part of something bigger than oneself. It provides the satisfaction of giving back to the community and doing something worthwhile. Many opportunities exist throughout Massachusetts to get involved in communities and improve   …Continue Reading 3 Ways to Volunteer Responsibly

5 Tips to Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer Posted on Oct 15

5 Tips to Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer

Every year in October, millions of Americans come together, clad in pink, to celebrate National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and increase awareness of one of the most common forms of cancer among women. Breast cancer is treatable when detected early and the goal of this   …Continue Reading 5 Tips to Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer

Addressing Childhood Obesity for a Healthier Future Posted on Sep 3

Addressing Childhood Obesity for a Healthier Future

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, an initiative to help bring attention to the issue of childhood obesity that has grown over the past several decades in the United States. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, childhood obesity has more than   …Continue Reading Addressing Childhood Obesity for a Healthier Future

Being Responsible for Your Health and Money in College Posted on Aug 15

Being Responsible for Your Health and Money in College

Young adults might see college as an opportunity to get a taste of the freedom they’ve been craving, but what might be overlooked is that freedom comes with responsibilities. In college, being responsible doesn’t just mean doing your homework or getting to classes on time,   …Continue Reading Being Responsible for Your Health and Money in College

The Stress-Free Back to School Checklist for Parents Posted on Aug 8

The Stress-Free Back to School Checklist for Parents

The end of the summer is approaching, which means that the start of classes for elementary and secondary schools is almost here. Whether you’re sending your children off to school for the first time or a seasoned pro at packing lunches and getting them to   …Continue Reading The Stress-Free Back to School Checklist for Parents

Summer Reading for Children, Teens, and Adults Posted on Jun 6

Summer Reading for Children, Teens, and Adults

School will be out for summer vacation soon, but that doesn’t mean learning has to end. Summer is an excellent time for children and adults alike to indulge in a good book. Take a book to the beach, on a camping trip, or on your   …Continue Reading Summer Reading for Children, Teens, and Adults

National Nurses Week – May 6-12 Posted on May 2

National Nurses Week – May 6-12

The American Nurses Association (ANA) describes nursing as “an art and a science;” it takes a unique blend of dedication, compassion, and understanding to comfort the sick and make people feel good when they’re ill or in pain. Anyone who’s spent time in the hospital   …Continue Reading National Nurses Week – May 6-12