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Canoeing and Kayaking in Massachusetts Posted on Jul 7

Canoeing and Kayaking in Massachusetts

Whether you enjoy canoeing and kayaking for the great workout or the peaceful scenery, you’ll find beautiful waterways to explore in the Commonwealth. The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) has information on scenic areas to paddle, accessible locations, and places to rent equipment and take classes. Rentals   …Continue Reading Canoeing and Kayaking in Massachusetts

Seat Belts: The Best Way to Protect Yourself on the Road Posted on May 12

Seat Belts: The Best Way to Protect Yourself on the Road

This is a guest blog post from the Highway Safety Division (HSD) of the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS). Seat belts are your best defense in the event of a crash — but Massachusetts has one of the lowest seat belt use   …Continue Reading Seat Belts: The Best Way to Protect Yourself on the Road

Get Where You’re Going with E-ZPass Posted on Feb 18

Get Where You’re Going with E-ZPass

If you want to travel through tolls without having to dig up the correct change, consider trying E-ZPass MA. The program is active along the entirety of the Massachusetts Turnpike, including bridges and tunnels, with services extending across state lines into the South and Midwest. You may also be   …Continue Reading Get Where You’re Going with E-ZPass

Winter Driving Safety in Massachusetts Posted on Dec 17

Winter Driving Safety in Massachusetts

If the weather outside is frightful, driving will not be delightful. You should avoid driving during severe weather if at all possible. However, if you do need to drive, here are some tips from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) and Massachusetts Department of Transportation   …Continue Reading Winter Driving Safety in Massachusetts

Five Transportation Tips for Seniors, Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities Posted on Dec 15

Five Transportation Tips for Seniors, Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities

This is a guest blog post from MassMobility, a division of the Human Service Transportation (HST) Office. Arranging transportation when you aren’t driving yourself can be challenging, whether you’re carless, have retired from driving, or want to help a loved one get to a medical   …Continue Reading Five Transportation Tips for Seniors, Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities

Road Safety Tips for Massachusetts Drivers Posted on Sep 1

Road Safety Tips for Massachusetts Drivers

Whether you drive every day to work or only occasionally, everyone can use a refresher on the rules of the road once in a while. Construction, heavy traffic, stress, fatigue, and more can make even the most cautious drivers take risks. The Massachusetts Department of   …Continue Reading Road Safety Tips for Massachusetts Drivers

Out Is In – 6 Tips for Celebrating Park & Recreation Month Posted on Jul 8

Out Is In – 6 Tips for Celebrating Park & Recreation Month

Three out of every 10 American adults don’t spend any time outside daily, and of those that do, most spend less than 30 minutes outdoors. Since 1985, the U.S. National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) has tried to lower that ratio by celebrating the month   …Continue Reading Out Is In – 6 Tips for Celebrating Park & Recreation Month

Camping Tips for a Summer Adventure Posted on Jun 27

Camping Tips for a Summer Adventure

Summer is here and it’s time to venture outside and make the most of the great outdoors. If you’re ready to leave behind the comforts and conveniences of home for a few days and explore the wilderness, camping is a fun activity the entire family   …Continue Reading Camping Tips for a Summer Adventure

Transportation Services for Massachusetts Seniors Posted on Jan 23

Transportation Services for Massachusetts Seniors

The availability of adequate transportation for seniors in Massachusetts enables them to live independently in their communities, and helps prevent isolation and the possible need for long-term care placement. Many seniors who do not drive often rely on family and friends to help get them   …Continue Reading Transportation Services for Massachusetts Seniors

Tips on Staying Safe and Healthy on New Year’s Eve Posted on Dec 26

Tips on Staying Safe and Healthy on New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve is once again upon us, a night to reflect back on the last 365 days and celebrate the coming year. As the clock runs down for 2013, many people will be drinking, dancing, and telling stories of days gone by while presenting   …Continue Reading Tips on Staying Safe and Healthy on New Year’s Eve