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Coderre caps 30-year run

When Elaine A. Coderre was asked more than 30 years ago to attend a breakfast for Boy Scouts to discuss an undisclosed topic, the Pawtucket resident thought there was a problem with her sons, who were members of a local troop. Coderre was relieved when she finally learned that the discussion had nothing to do with her boys. To her surprise, she … [Continue Reading]


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Money won’t buy seniors happiness

  Thinking about aging, I wonder whether I outlive my savings and stay healthy. I believe many people share my concerns. In her keynote address at our recent senior conference, Barbara Howard, urged us to think and plan for our aging from another perspective. Citing survey research of retirees, she said that “meaning trumps money.” […]

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Encore entrepreneurs taking center stage

AARP Rhode Island applauds “The Providence Journal,” Rhode Island College and Leadership Rhode Island for their efforts to conduct civil public discourse on issues important to the state’s future. In our rapid-fire slap-from-the-hip digital culture, it is good to see any endeavor to preserve the live-and-in-person town meeting as an oasis of even-toned and thoughtful […]

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November calendar of events

Attleboro Senior Center 25 South Main St. (774) 203-1900 Nov. 7 – Breakfast in honor of veterans at LaSalette; 8:30-11:30 a.m. Nov. 10 -- Tai chi; 1:30 p.m. Nov. 13 -- Holiday … [Read More...]


Parish to conduct auction

A live auction will be held Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. in the parish hall of St. Columba's Chapel, 55 Vaucluse Ave., Middletown. Doors will open at 6 p.m. for a preview and a sale of costume jewelry. … [Read More...]


Play is paradoxical portrait

The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre (The Gamm) in Pawtucket is staging a new adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s “Hedda Gabler.” The Norwegian playwright’s 19th-century anti-heroine -- and one of the … [Read More...]

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Jester of Notre Dame prompts tears of joy

You could laugh till you cry when Alexander King of Jesters performs his unusual and popular comedy, “The Jester of Notre Dame,” at Ocean State Theatre in Warwick on Nov. 15 at 11 … [Read More...]

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November horoscopes

ARIES (March 21-April 20) Extend an invitation to clients you enjoy spending time with. Take matters in hand when it comes to dealing with clients or colleagues. This will not be the best month to … [Read More...]

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November moments in time

• On Nov. 1, 1512, the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome, one of Italian artist Michelangelo's finest works, is first exhibited to the public. Michelangelo's epic ceiling frescoes consist of … [Read More...]


Strange but true

• It was American author and critic H.L. Mencken who made the following sage observation: "Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit upon his hands, hoist the black flag and begin slitting … [Read More...]

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Alzheimer’s chapter assists families

It is estimated that 12 percent, or 120,000, of Bay State seniors are living with Alzheimer’s disease, which also impacts about 325,000 caregivers, according to the Alzheimer’s Association of … [Read More...]

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Conduct appraisal before losing marbles

As we know from watching children find more joy playing with the box rather than the toy inside, the simplest toys are usually best. What could be simpler than the humble marble? While children have … [Read More...]

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Lack of information creates uncertainty

It’s a common occurrence.  Family members, distraught at the fact that someone they love suddenly needs long-term care, struggle to determine the most appropriate setting for their loved one’s … [Read More...]

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Alliance ombudsmen advocate for patients

As the volunteer ombudsmen coordinator for the Alliance for Better Long-Term Care, it is my responsibility to recruit, train, assign and supervise volunteers for our organization. What is our … [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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