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Wolpaw’s the ‘reel’ deal

When planning the 2nd Annual S.A.M. Fest, in conjunction with the Pawtucket Arts Festival, Slater Mill’s Executive Director, Lori Urso scheduled a showing of Jim Wolpaw’s “Complex World.” Urso, also a professional musician, knew featuring the film at her event last month was a great way to promote a local Providence filmmaker and give … [Continue Reading]


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Alliance’s Gergora earns Justice Award

If only she weren’t so remarkably spry, Cranston resident Catherine A. Gergora could have retired two full decades ago. Instead just after her 85th birthday, Gergora is receiving formal recognition for the outstanding work she has done advocating for the rights and well-being of her fellow senior citizens. “There are people and organizations all around us […]

William F. Flynn, Jr.

RIPTA’s driving home harmful proposal

Since the Senior Agenda learned that the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) will seek to eliminate free bus passes for low-income seniors and disabled persons and charge them half-fare instead, the Senior Agenda Coalition has been researching the issue. RIPTA’s planning director has been very responsive to requests for information. Coalition members have looked […]

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October calendar of events

Cranston Senior Enrichment Center 1070 Cranston St. (401) 780- 6000  Oct. 2 -- Parkinson’s disease support group; 9:30 a.m. Oct. 2 – Insight; 10:30 a.m. Oct. 3 – Senior Games’ … [Read More...]


Lafayette Band needs musicians of all levels

The Lafayette Band is seeking new members and invites musicians of all experience levels to join the group at its rehearsals every Wednesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the North Kingstown High School band … [Read More...]

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Salute 2015 inductees at Hall of Fame dinner

WJAR NBC10 news anchor Alison Bologna will emcee the Pawtucket Hall of Fame banquet and induction ceremony slated for Oct. 16 at the LeFoyer Club, 151 Fountain St., Pawtucket. Patricia S. Zacks, … [Read More...]

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Event will salute veterans

The 70th anniversary of the end of World War II will be celebrated from 2 to 5 p.m. on Nov. 8 at the Central Congregational Church, 296 Angell St., Providence. There will be a story-based salute to … [Read More...]

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Trivia test

1. U.S. STATES: What is the highest capital city in the United States? 2. SLOGANS: What was Woodsy Owl's message from the federal government? 3. RELIGION: When is Maundy Thursday in the … [Read More...]

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October’s moments in time

• On Oct. 1, 1890, an act of Congress creates Yosemite National Park in California, home of Half Dome and giant sequoia trees. The act paved the way for generations of hikers, campers and nature … [Read More...]


Strange but true

•  It was Che Guevara -- physician, author, revolutionary, guerrilla leader and diplomat -- who made the following sage observation: "Silence is argument carried out by other means." • If … [Read More...]

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Children’s reactions indicate value of items

Most folks used to believe that they understood what was desirable and valuable. All one had to do was to look in mom’s china cabinet to know that, at least in her generation, china, glassware, … [Read More...]

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Consider signs warning folks need assistance

One of the most frequently asked questions that my staff is asked by family members is, “How will I know when it’s time to look for assisted living for mom?” There are no guidelines or rules … [Read More...]

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AARP steps up efforts in battle against fraud

They say, “You can’t con a con.” Maybe it is true more than not. But recently, a small army of volunteers from throughout the Northeast turned the tables on con artists in a clever … [Read More...]

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by Diane Nahabedian

Positive attitude generates happiness

“For myself, I am an optimist – it does not seem to be much use to be anything else.” ~ Winston Churchill My friend Helga is 99 and embodies all the positive aspects of living a long, … [Read More...]

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Salute to Seniors

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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 … [Read More...]

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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...]

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