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  Patients, caregivers receive essential support during recovery Lawrence B. Sadwin can remember exactly what he was doing on April 12, 1982, at 2:30 in the afternoon. “I was in my office, smoking the last cigarette I ever smoked, when Pat Levesque called me,” he recalls. Levesque – Dr. Patrick Levesque – had called to tell Sadwin … [Continue Reading]

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Fight continues to squash public transit fare increase

  I don’t usually feel good about being dead wrong about something, but recently I was pleased to have badly misjudged a situation. Since August 2015 working with other groups, we had helped coordinate many testimonies before the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) board of directors from those who would be harmed if RIPTA […]

Meals on Wheels seeking restaurants for café program

Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island has been operating the Senior Restaurant Program for all seniors over the age of 60 for several years. A few well-known restaurants are part of the program to serve on-the-go seniors. The participating restaurants are Newport Creamery locations except for those in Barrington, Middletown and Newport: and IHOP restaurants […]

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Monthly calendar for January

East Providence Senior Center 610 Waterman Ave. (401) 435-7800 Feb. 8 -- Income tax return preparation assistance; 9 a.m. Feb. 8 -- Caregivers support group; 10:30 a.m. Feb. 9 -- Oral … [Read More...]

AARP chapter announces activities 

  The AARP East Providence Chapter 1302 is scheduled to meet Feb. 4 at 12:30 p.m. at the Riverside Congregational Church, 15 Oak Ave., Riverside. If school is canceled because of inclement … [Read More...]

You can see Marshall Tucker

The legendary Marshall Tucker Band is scheduled to perform at the Stadium Theatre Performing Arts Centre in Woonsocket on Feb. 20, starting at 8 p.m. With hits such as “Heard It In a Love Song,” “Fire … [Read More...]

Audience likely to fall for Aimee Turner during Valentine’s Day show

Ocean State Theatre Company’s Producing Artistic Director Amiee Turner, who won rave reviews for her portrayal of Mama Rose in last summer’s production of “Gypsy,” will take the stage in her very own … [Read More...]

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Strange but true

• When you were in school, you may have had to memorize the names of all 50 states. You probably weren't taught, though, that fully half of those names are derived from the languages of the … [Read More...]

Trivia for January

1. GEOGRAPHY: Where is the largest desert in the world? 2. MOVIES: Which one of the Seven Dwarfs wears glasses in Disney's "Snow White" animated film? 3. HISTORY: When did Sonia Sotomayor become … [Read More...]

Horoscopes for January

ARIES (March 21-April 20) Take your time; do not make any decisions in haste. You might not be as reserved on an emotional level as you'd like. You will be encouraged to get involved in a … [Read More...]

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Lifestyle

Ways to keep marriage going strong into golden years

The trend of long-married couples calling it quits has been growing. However, there are some steps couples can take to keep their relationships going strong. According to the AARP, divorces among … [Read More...]

Aim high when selling antique and vintage firearms

Gunpowder was invented back in A.D. 142 in China and it changed the world. Actually, it took about 1,300 more years for man to figure out how to use it in the form of a weapon. First came cannons, … [Read More...]

Take measure to prevent urinary tract infections

  My office has undertaken a project through the National Ombudsman Association to address the frequency of urinary tract infections in seniors. As part of the effort, my staff and … [Read More...]

Seniors should join Generation X to change the aging landscape    

  Recently, AARP released survey results on the subject of Generation X turning 50. For the uninformed, demographers dubbed those born between 1965 and 1979 as Generation X or Gen-Xers … [Read More...]

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Salute to Seniors

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...]

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...]

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