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Volunteers cage age

The pictures of their brain scans were all the evidence these senior citizens needed. The scans were done on participants in a program that placed older volunteers in Baltimore elementary schools, and many of the volunteers had reported feeling motivated by the assignment. As one said, “It’s something to keep me going.” But researchers … [Continue Reading]

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William F. Flynn, Jr.

Coalition mourns loss of heavy hitters

The passing of Irene Santos in early October marked the second time in recent months that the Senior Agenda Coalition mourned the loss of someone who had made a difference for Rhode Island’s seniors. Irene was the long-time president of the Gray Panthers of Rhode Island. She joined June Massey, a volunteer community organizer for […]

Green House Homes ground breaking at St. Elizabeth

Long-term care company goes ‘green’

Saint Elizabeth Home, a not-for-profit 120 bed skilled nursing facility in East Greenwich, recently broke ground on four Green House homes. Partnering with The Green House Project, Saint Elizabeth Home will introduce an innovative new model of nursing home care, according to Mary C. Rossetti, director of community outreach for Saint Elizabeth. Each home is […]

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November’s calendar of events

Cranston Senior Enrichment Center 1070 Cranston St. (401) 780- 6000 Nov. 4 – Diabetes support group; 10 a.m. Nov. 6 - Parkinson’s disease support group; 9:30 a.m. Nov. 6 – … [Read More...]

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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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Trivia test for November

1. LITERATURE: In which of Shakespeare's plays does the character Titania appear? 2. TELEVISION: What was the name of the oldest girl on "The Brady Bunch"? 3. MUSIC: What was singer Ozzy … [Read More...]


Strange but true

• It was Pulitzer Prize-winning American journalist, author and historian Garry Wills who made the following sage observation: "Politicians make good company for a while just as children do -- … [Read More...]

moments in time

Moments in time for November

• On Nov. 1, 1941, President Franklin Roosevelt announces that the U.S. Coast Guard will be under the direction of the U.S. Navy, a transition of authority usually reserved only for wartime. Five … [Read More...]

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Portia Little

Vegetables in disguise just white lies

Let’s face it. During the holidays, we tend to overindulge in high-calorie, rich foods, including a lot of sweets. The challenge is to eat healthy, and one way is to include some nutritious … [Read More...]

Paul A. Brule

Crisis intervention is tricky

In previous columns, I have explained how my firm approaches cases involving a family member’s need for nursing home care in Rhode Island. I have shown how it is never too late to take steps to … [Read More...]

David DiFilippo

Outpatient rehab is a winner

Q: I am 72 years old and plan on having a total knee replacement before the end of the year. Is it possible for me to go home following the hospital?  ~ Barbara S., Smithfield A: It’s not only … [Read More...]

Camilla Farrell

Symposium, culinary fundraiser slated

Congratulations and thank you 2015 walkers.                                                            Even our Walk to End Alzheimer’s … [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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