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Leonard hits high note

Before even cutting his first record, little did Pawtucket’s George Leonard realize that he would help set legal precedents for student dress codes as well as ultimately make it into the rock ‘n’ roll history books and now, in 2015, into the Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame (RIMHOF). When Leonard’s family relocated to nearby Attleboro in … [Continue Reading]

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William F. Flynn, Jr.

R.I. needs to mirror national model

Rhode Island’s dysfunctional long-term care system strands too many seniors in nursing homes who don’t want or need to be there. We failed to invest in and improve our home and community-based services for many years. That dark cloud’s “silver lining” is that we can learn how to build a better system from other states […]

Jennifer Fairbank, chair of the Rhode Island Health Care Association and administrator of Kindred Health Care and executive director of South County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

Conduct research before selecting center

Someone you love falls and breaks a hip, landing them in the hospital. The discharge planners there have informed you that your loved one needs post-acute rehabilitation in a skilled nursing setting.  Just last week, everything was fine and now you’re suddenly faced with the daunting task of choosing a 24-hour care facility. Where do you start? How […]

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March calendar of events

Warren Senior Center 20 Libby Lane  (401) 247-1930 March 5 -- St. Patrick's floral class; 1p.m. March 10 -- Blood pressure checks with Mary Beth Lescault, registered nurse, from the Grace … [Read More...]

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Leonard hits high note

Before even cutting his first record, little did Pawtucket’s George Leonard realize that he would help set legal precedents for student dress codes as well as ultimately make it into the rock … [Read More...]

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Show to feature flutist Curran

The Narragansett Bay Symphony Community Orchestra, formerly the Rhode Island Philharmonic Community Orchestra, will present a concert titled “French Impressions” on March 8 at 3 p.m. at the … [Read More...]

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Ocean State Theatre musical looks at romantic relationship

The Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), which is in its third season in Warwick is staging Jason Robert Brown’s contemporary musical masterpiece “The Last Five Years” through March 15. Named … [Read More...]

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Strange but true

• Just like your fingerprint, your tongue print is unique. • Spring is traditionally considered the most popular time for weddings, but 2014 saw a spike in nuptials in mid-December. More than … [Read More...]

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Trivia quiz

1. What was Luna Lovegood's "patronus" in the "Harry Potter" movies? 2. Who was the first surgeon to perform a heart transplant? 3. In what country did the drink sherry originate? 4. What is … [Read More...]

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March horoscopes

ARIES (March 21-April 20) You may find yourself in an opportune position if you are willing to take a bit of a risk. Don't confide in any relatives whom you know have a tendency to meddle in other … [Read More...]

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tom bosco

Planting words of encouragement

Most of you may not know me, a resident of Cranston between 1978 and 1979. At age 71, I am still an active businessman that would like to share my story for the benefit of all senior citizens. I … [Read More...]

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Certain magazines draw big money

Chances are that either you or someone you know is a magazine hoarder.  Not being a psychologist I can’t tell you what it is about magazines that says “save me” to so many folks, but as an … [Read More...]

Jennifer Fairbank, chair of the Rhode Island Health Care Association and administrator of Kindred Health Care and executive director of South County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

Conduct research before selecting center

Someone you love falls and breaks a hip, landing them in the hospital. The discharge planners there have informed you that your loved one needs post-acute rehabilitation in a skilled nursing … [Read More...]

Kathleen Heren

Hospice better option than assisted suicide

Now that the legislative calendar is in full swing, I always check the General Assembly Web site in order to keep up with proposed bills, especially the ones that could negatively affect long-term … [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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