Friday, November 9, 2012
Equipment needed to make sure elderly have heat.
The Housing Authority and selectmen want no repeat of last year’s scenario, when senior citizens and handicapped residents living in the town’s Woodland Meadows complex went without power for days after Hurricane Irene hit. Housing Director Andrea Downey told selectmen Wednesday the board is seeking a generator large enough to provide heat to the Woodland Meadows common room and power to the septic system lift station. “During storms everyone gets a little panicked,” said Downey, adding if the common room was powered, it would provide a warm and lighted area during storms that appear to be getting more severe in recent years. The complex provides 144 units of housing, mostly for elderly residents, but also for handicapped younger people…
Sunday, February 26, 2012
As the years fly by, there are things you miss the most.
It's kind of hard to hide it. Sometimes, it just smacks you in the face, like when the AARP magazine arrives in the mail or when you realize that something you think was just yesterday was really 30 years ago. If you are alive, you get older each day, but sometimes the time sneaks up on you. You see a picture of a gas station and you remember going there every day. You still go there. In the photo, gas is still in the dollar range, but when you filled up the pump this week, it was close to $4. And you tend to spend a lot more time in the company of doctors. Sentences start with, "You know when you are a person of certain age..." It is like this is the next phase before you get the senior citizen discount or starting planning for the …
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Press release from Norton Police Department.
- POLICE & FIRE
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Norton Police Department is currently investigating a possible elderly scam in which a male approached a senior citizen and said that several trees in the yard needed to be taken down. After discussing it, the man drove the victim to the bank and withdrew a large amount of money for the work. The work that was done was poor, not completed and overpriced. No information was given about the business other than the man had a white boom truck with “TREE SERVICE” written on it with several workers assisting. Residents and senior citizens are urged to be cautious and only deal with people they contact for the work they feel needs to be done and report anything suspicious to the police department. Anyone with any information should contact …
Saturday, March 26, 2011
Assisted living residents dance away with Norton High School students.
Seniors from the Norton area were been invited to Norton High School for a special senior prom hosted by the National Honor Society Wednesday, March 23. The event has become an annual favorite with the students and residents of Epoch of Norton, who attended for the third consecutive year.