Saint Anne’s Hospital announces new Chief Operating Officer

FALL RIVER, Mass. – Carole A. Billington, RN, MSN, NEA-BC, chief nursing officer at Saint Anne’s Hospital, has been named chief operating officer of the hospital. A resident of Somerset, Billington has served in progressively responsible positions across various programs and departments since joining Saint Anne’s in 1984 as a staff nurse. She has advanced […]

RI Health Care Association Announces New Officers and Directors

The Rhode Island Health Care Association has announced that Deborah M. Griffin, of Somerset, MA, has been elected to serve a two-year term as Chairperson of the Association’s Board of Directors.  RIHCA is a non-profit organization comprised of approximately three-quarters of Rhode Island’s residential skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers.  In her new post, Griffin and her fellow […]


Let me start by wishing everyone a Happy New Year.  With the inauguration of the new president the country awaits the changes this new administration will be making.  My biggest concern will be, of course, what changes will affect the seniors.  What especially concerns me is what the long range outcome will be when Obamacare […]

“Brexit” Translates to United Kingdom “On Sale”

In June, United Kingdom voters approved a referendum to leave the European Union, a move commonly referred to as “Brexit.” While the long-term implications won’t be clear for a while, there’s one immediate, beneficial result for American travelers: It’s much less expensive to take a vacation in Great Britain. The British pound has dropped in […]

Moving Expenses Can Be Deductible

Did you move due to a change in your job or business location? If so, you may be able to deduct your moving expenses, except for meals. Here are the top tax tips for moving expenses. In order to deduct moving expenses, your move must meet three requirements: The move must closely relate to the […]

End-of-life care decisions are important

The Senior Agenda Coalition’s Ninth Annual Senior Conference and Expo will be held on October 21st at the Crowne Plaza in Warwick. One notable workshop will feature The Conversation Project, an organization dedicated to helping people learn how talk about their wishes for end-of-life. Ellen Goodman, former Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe columnist, helped found it […]

End-of-summer squash is bountiful and budget friendly

By Portia Little It’s sometimes called the “other” squash. Shaped like a zucchini, but yellow instead of the familiar green color, straightneck squash is well-known in American cooking. With thin, edible skin, soft seeds, and mild tender flesh, this squash may be used interchangeably with zucchini in recipes. It’s low in calories, as well as […]

Real Possibilities for Rhode Islanders

By Kathleen Connell Hard to imagine we’re about to talk about summer in the past tense, but I know it’s a reality because many of the discussions I am involved in lately have to do with planning for 2017. Nonetheless, let me take this opportunity to summarize some of the work AARP has accomplished lately, […]

Yoga is one of the best way to minimize Alzheimer’s risk

Did you know that yoga is proven to have a positive effect against Alzheimer’s disease risk factors? Why not take your practice outside? The Alzheimer’s Association, Rhode Island Chapter invites you to a 90 minute outdoor class, that begins with Power Vinyasa and winds down with restorative poses. This class is designed to energize, detoxify, and […]

Summertime Grilling!

By Portia Little One of the joys of summer is eating outside, and that includes enjoying a great meal from the grill. And what could be easier, in fact, than grilling your entire meal, including the veggies and even a scrumptious fruit dessert. With fresh veggies available in abundance this time of year, you can […]