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Living in Limbo

“My pride and joy was my brain,” said Dr. Steve Hume, keynote speaker at the recent annual conference of the Alzheimer’s Association -- Rhode Island Chapter. “That was my claim to fame.” The effectiveness of the asset that allowed the clinical psychologist to build a multi-faceted and successful career has drastically diminished, he … [Continue Reading]


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margaret maigret

Advocacy defines Maigret’s career

Maureen Maigret has dedicated her career to health care, senior services and public policy development. From her start in nursing through her years in public service as a Rhode Island state representative and director of the former Department of Elderly Affairs to her present position as policy consultant for senior service agencies, Maigret has worked […]

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William F. Flynn, Jr.

Gubernatorial hopefuls get free advice

We are in the midst of a lively campaign season for electing our state’s next governor. We hope to sponsor a candidates forum on senior issues, but available time and the number of candidates may limit what it can cover. If I could have a brief conversation with each candidate, here’s what I’d say: “Mr. […]

Kathleen Heren

Safe handling proposal puts patients in danger

Following last month’s column on how to testify on legislation, lo and behold, House bill No. 7365, Safe Patient Handling, appeared on the radar. After reading through the document, it became obvious to me that the real reason for the bill is to allow hospitals and nursing homes to resume the use of restraints to […]

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the Villa

Programs focus on Alzheimer’s disease, dementia

To help people learn more about Alzheimer’s disease, two presentations are slated to be held April 24 and May 29 at The Villa at Saint Antoine, 400 Mendon Road, North Smithfield, starting at 11:30 … [Read More...]


Calendar of events, April 2014

Attleboro Senior Center 25 South Main St. (774) 203-1900 April 8 – Make a garden fairy house with a representative from Oak Knoll Wildlife Sanctuary; 10 a.m.; eight-person limit. April 8 – … [Read More...]


Elvis Presley impersonator leads off April lineup

Elvis Presley impersonator and tribute artist Robert Black will perform at EPOCH Senior Living on Blackstone Boulevard in Providence on April 5 at 2 p.m. According to a press release from EPOCH, … [Read More...]

fab faux

Show will honor Beatles

Fans of the Beatles can spring into some music when the Fab Faux tribute band returns to the Stadium Theatre and Performing Arts Centre in Woonsocket on April 26. According to Jordan Harris, the … [Read More...]

march 2014

Calendar of Events, March 2014

Coventry Senior Center 50 Wood St. (401) 822-9175 or (401) 822-9147 March 11 – University of Rhode Island outreach program on rheumatoid arthritis and available treatments; 11 a.m. March 14 … [Read More...]


Choose ‘to be’ at bard series

Actor Stephen Collins will continue his “Unlaunched Voices” Shakespeare series at EPOCH Assisted Living on the East Side, 1 Butler Ave., Providence, on March 12, 19 and 26 at 3 p.m. According … [Read More...]

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Strange but true for March

• You might not be familiar with the National Chicken Council, but it's making predictions about you nonetheless. If you ate wings while watching the Super Bowl, you contributed to the 1.25 billion … [Read More...]

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March Trivia Quiz

1. Which two South American countries do not border on Brazil? 2. What does the word "Volkswagen" mean in German? 3. What is believed to be Shakespeare's first play, chronologically … [Read More...]


Horoscopes for March 2014

ARIES (March 21-April 20) You can make money if you concentrate on producing services that will make domestic chores easier. Talk to people who can give you important knowledge. Difficulties with … [Read More...]

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Collar some money with Rover’s leash

There are likely very few among you who haven’t enjoyed a relationship with a pet, and chances are that even with the smell, mess and occasional poop on the rug, you have fond memories of how they … [Read More...]

Kayla Farrands

Plant seeds of hope toiling at nonprofits

It is officially spring in Rhode Island, the season of renewal and new beginnings. Spring is the perfect time of year to begin a new volunteer opportunity. This month, I bring you opportunities from … [Read More...]

Todd McLeish

Think before selecting guide

When I started birding 30 years ago, it was easy to buy a field guide to help identify birds. There were only three guides to choose from, and most of my birding friends had all of them. Today, … [Read More...]

By Meg Chevalier, a senior tax specialist in the Providence office of the Internal Revenue Service

Scam artists seek hits during income tax season

It’s true: scams proliferate during the income tax filing season. As the April 15 deadline to file 2013 tax returns approaches, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) provides the following scam … [Read More...]

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Looking Back

The 1964 Ford Mustang

Looking Back: On April 17…

In 1949, 26 Irish counties officially left the British Commonwealth, and a 21-gun salute on the O'Connell Bridge in Dublin, ushered in the Republic of Ireland at midnight. In 1951, the Peak … [Read More...]


Looking Back: On April 16…

In 1847, A minor Māori chief was accidentally shot by a junior British Army officer in the Petre settlement of New Zealand's North Island, triggering the Wanganui Campaign during the New … [Read More...]

Walter O'Malley talks with  Carl Furillo of the Dodgers.

Looking Back: On April 15…

In 1638, a  rebellion by Catholic Japanese peasants in Shimabara over increased taxes was put down by the Tokugawa shogunate, resulting in greater enforcement of the policy of national … [Read More...]

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Salute to Seniors

howard schachter, senior salute award

Rock solid

Howard Schachter, right, accepts his Salute to Seniors citation from Bankers Life and Casualty Assistant Regional Director Gregory Gelineau during a recent presentation at the firm’s office in … [Read More...]

bill harley, senior salute award

In harmony

Bill Harley, right, accepts his Salute to Seniors citation from Bankers Life and Casualty Assistant Regional Director Gregory Gelineau during a recent presentation at the firm’s office in Warwick. … [Read More...]

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