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Ballroom dancing keeps couple in tip-top shape

Walking is good for physical health. Doing crossword puzzles keeps the mind sharp. But a generation that has matured while multi-tasking would like to do both at once – and we can. Go ballroom dancing. Ballroom dancing gets a body moving, and remembering all the steps challenges the mind. It also keeps us engaged with other people, which is … [Continue Reading]

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Kathleen Heren

Videotaping patients can lead to horror show

Around two years ago I wrote a column for this newspaper on a bill before the state House of Representatives on the installment of cameras in residents’ rooms by families. The bill, fortunately, died in committee. I find the need to write again on the subject not because there are any bills pending, but because […]

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Collaboration improves Elmwood neighborhood

I recently had the privilege of participating in an event in the Elmwood Avenue section of Providence that says a lot about a subject dear to my heart. I have written about livable communities in several previous columns, but this time I want to tell you about a new place where it’s really happening. The […]

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Coventry Senior Citizens Center 50 Wood St. (401) 822-9175 April 2 – Support group for people who are grieving, with the Rev. Gary Babcock; 10 a.m. April 7 – The Sociables, a group … [Read More...]

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Taking it home

The John Denver Experience by Chris Collins and the Boulder Canyon Band is scheduled to be performed April 25 at 8 p.m. at the Stadium Theatre Performing Arts Centre in Woonsocket, Collins, an … [Read More...]

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Pop opera slated to open in May

The Encore Repertory Company’s cast that staged a wildly successful run of “Les Misérables” in 2013 at the Stadium Theatre Performing Arts Centre, 28 Monument Square, Woonsocket, is scheduled … [Read More...]

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EPOCH showers area with array of free events

Chair aerobics classes for senior citizens will be offered free of charge on Wednesdays in April at 10 a.m. at EPOCH Assisted Living on the East Side, 1 Butler Ave., Providence. The classes will be … [Read More...]

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Amusements

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Trivia quiz for April

1. ASTRONOMY: What former planet in our solar system was downgraded to a "dwarf planet" in 2006? 2. GEOGRAPHY: Where was Shakespeare's Globe Theater located? 3. LITERATURE: What was the name of … [Read More...]

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Strange but true

• It was Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw who made the following sage observation: "There is no sincerer love than the love of food." • You might be surprised to learn that the fastest … [Read More...]

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April horoscopes

ARIES (March 21-April 20) Chances are you split up the last time because you didn't really want to make a commitment. Try not to attempt to do something unless you are fully intent on following … [Read More...]

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Lifestyle

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Skin care study launched

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that “almost one out three of people in the United States will develop shingles during their lifetime.” And, according to the U.S. … [Read More...]

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Investing in human capital is safe bet

During the awful, relentless “Rhode Island Winter of the Endless Snow,” many seniors and disabled persons were marooned in their homes and apartments. Fortunately, there was a bright shining light … [Read More...]

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Raise glasses to bar accessories

While our doctors, clergymen and mothers may not always approve, who among us hasn’t enjoyed an alcoholic beverage or two? When consumed responsibly, wine and cocktails just have a magical way of … [Read More...]

Kathleen Heren

Videotaping patients can lead to horror show

Around two years ago I wrote a column for this newspaper on a bill before the state House of Representatives on the installment of cameras in residents’ rooms by families. The bill, fortunately, … [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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