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Mrs. Claus won’t pause

The Christmas season is upon us, and few things symbolize the magic and joy of Christmas like Santa and Mrs. Claus. Fran Slade, who volunteers her time portraying Mrs. Claus at holiday events and fund-raisers in the community, has been helping to spread the joy and magic of Christmas for more than 20 years. Many people have seen her as Mrs. … [Continue Reading]


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William F. Flynn, Jr.

Some working seniors love their jobs

Jeanne was a soccer (and baseball and basketball) mom my wife and I used to meet frequently at our son’s youth sports events. Her oldest boy and our son were the same age and played on several teams together. We hadn’t seen her in quite a few years when we recently encountered her at the […]

Kathleen Heren

Use caution when spreading holiday joy

It seems like only yesterday that I was writing about excessive heat issues in health care facilities. Now that fall is almost gone and the holidays are here, I would like to end the year with some holiday safety tips for long-term care residents, who are very vulnerable to mishaps.  As much as you wish to […]

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Calendar of events for December

Attleboro Senior Center 25 South Main St. (774) 203-1900 Dec. 9 -- Balance and chair yoga with Barbara Slade; 10:30-11:15 a.m.; $2 per class. Dec. 11 – Movie, “A Christmas Carol;” 1 … [Read More...]


Village to shine for gift show

Enjoy the holiday spirit at the Sparkling Snowflakes Annual Gift Show at the Village at Waterman Lake, 715 Putnam Pike, Greenville, on Dec. 6 from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Shop for unique gifts at … [Read More...]

Andreas Friese

Crooning and swooning

Andy DiMino and Susan Griffiths will portray Dean Martin and Marilyn Monroe in the big band holiday show, “Making Spirits Bright,” scheduled for Dec. 27 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 28 at 2 p.m. at the … [Read More...]


Free activities offered at Providence facility

In the spirit of the holiday season, officials at EPOCH Assisted Living on the East Side, 1 Butler Ave., Providence, are offering several free events and activities during December. Actor Stephen … [Read More...]

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December’s trivia test

1. LITERATURE: What 19th-century novel's opening line is, "Call me Ishmael"? 2. HISTORY: The Battle of Hastings was fought for control of which country? 3. U.S. STATES: How much did the United … [Read More...]


Strange but true

• It was beloved American author Mark Twain who made the following sage observation: "Always do right -- this will gratify some and astonish the rest." • In September of 2007, a law was enacted … [Read More...]


December horoscopes

ARIES (March 21-April 20) Spend time with friends and relatives. Travel for pleasure. Your fun loving approach will be admired and appreciated by others. Your uncanny insight will help you make the … [Read More...]

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Planning makes reunions stress free

Reunions are a great way for families to maintain a bond and stay abreast of the latest happenings of relatives. Some families host an annual reunion, while others go years between reunions. … [Read More...]

today's antiques.scott davis

Vintage ornaments give wallets new life

In previous columns, I’ve written about the fact that Christmas collectibles may the most broadly sought after market category. It makes sense if you think about it. What other event brings about as … [Read More...]

Amanda Ball

Warm many hearts with volunteer service

If you happen to have a tad more free time during the colder months, you might want to consider getting involved in your community as a volunteer. Would you like to volunteer just once? Consider … [Read More...]

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‘Tis the time to help someone get away

Everyone has a “bucket list” of places they’d love to visit. During this holiday season, what better way to surprise a friend or loved one than by helping the person achieve his or her dream … [Read More...]

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Salute to Seniors

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Serving children & families

Rhode Island Family Court Chief Judge Haiganush R. Bedrosian accepts her Salute to Seniors citation from “Senior Digest” Publisher and Editor Paul V. Palange during a presentation at the J. Joseph … [Read More...]


Bedrosian loves solving problems

When Haiganush R. Bedrosian graduated from Brown University in Providence in 1965 with a political science degree, she wanted to further her education to become a lawyer. She was told, however, that … [Read More...]

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