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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 ...

Volunteer group aids socially isolated older adultsAdam Johnson

For many, the loss of independence is one of the most distressing aspects of aging. The prospect of having to move out of one's home, or to rely on strangers for help with personal tasks, raises financial ...

Celebrating the Legacy of St. Marguerite d'Youville on her Feast Day Adam Johnson

The feast day of St. Marguerite d'Youville, foundress of the Grey Nuns and the first Canadian-born saint is Oct. 16 and this year marks the 25th anniversary of her canonization. St. Marguerite's legacy ...