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Whitehouse Pushes for Medicare to Pay for Person-Centered Care

By Herb Weiss At a June hearing of the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse calls for improving care for over 90 million Americans with advanced illnesses like Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, and heart disease. On the day of this Aging panel hearing, the Rhode Island Senator unveiled his legislative proposal, “Removing … [Continue Reading]

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WaterFire: Art & Soul of a City Lights Up Rhode Island PBS

PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND Waterfire has captivated more than 15 million visitors, gaining national and international attention. Now, WaterFire: Art and Soul of a City takes audiences behind the scenes of one of the world’s most extraordinary nighttime events. WSBE Rhode Island PBS is proud to present WaterFire: Art and Soul of a City in August and […]

Lt. Governor McKee Commends Aging in Community Subcommittee on Release of Aging in Rhode Island Report

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Lt. Governor McKee joined members of the Aging in Community Subcommittee of the Long Term Care Coordinating Council this afternoon for the release of their report on aging in Rhode Island. The event was also attended by Senate President M. Teresa Paiva Weed, Representative Eileen Naughton, Senator Maryellen Goodwin, Director of Elderly […]

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Free Diabetes Education Classes

Healthcentric Advisors, the New England Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (NE QIN-QIO), in collaboration with the Rhode Island Department of Health, is offering free diabetes … [Read More...]

Exciting happenings at Wingate Residences in August

August events at Wingate Residences on Blackstone Boulevard Connected Living Discussion Groups at Wingate (August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29) PROVIDENCE—Wingate Residences at Blackstone will host multimedia … [Read More...]


WARWICK, RI – Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC) is thrilled to be concluding their summer season with the hysterical and touching Tony® Award-winning musical, Avenue Q, which opens on August … [Read More...]

Assist with Patient Services at Award-Winning Free Clinic

  Rhode Island Free Clinic (RIFC) seeks senior volunteers with basic computer skills to help in patient services. No medical experience is required. Work with top medical and academic … [Read More...]

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Strange but true

• It was 19th-century Russian playwright and short story writer Anton Chekhov who made the following sage observation: "Love, friendship, respect, do not unite people as much as a common hatred for … [Read More...]

April trivia test

1. GAMES: How many dots are on a pair of standard dice? 2. GEOGRAPHY: The Tropic of Capricorn crosses three continents. What are they? 3. U.S. STATES: Which state capital is the only one that … [Read More...]

Horoscopes for April

ARIES (March 21-April 20) Your intuition will be right on. Follow your feelings in matters pertaining to financial investments. It’s time to deal with institutional environments, government … [Read More...]

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Summertime Grilling!

By Portia Little One of the joys of summer is eating outside, and that includes enjoying a great meal from the grill. And what could be easier, in fact, than grilling your entire meal, … [Read More...]

A surprise probate

We were recently helping an individual plan for how to deal with potential future nursing home costs.  And as we often times say, don’t assume it is too late to save assets from the loss for payment … [Read More...]

Responding to your IRS letter: important steps

The IRS normally sends correspondence in the mail. We mail millions of letters to taxpayers every year. Keep these important points in mind if you get a letter or notice: Don’t Ignore It.  You can … [Read More...]


Unfortunately the scamming of the elderly is a decades-old practice.  Now, with the use of the internet and mobile devices, communication involving scams is so much easier.  Who better to scam than an … [Read More...]

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Salute to Seniors


Having practiced for nearly 30 years I have had the pleasure to assist many clients with estate planning.  Often I am asked the question of whether it’s to late to set up an effective, asset … [Read More...]

Audette makes giving top priority

You see him everywhere. Like the “energizer bunny,” sporting gray whiskers and a plump belly, semi-retired Pawtucket businessman Paul Audette has always been an advocate for the “voiceless” in the … [Read More...]

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