March is National Nutrition Month: Tips on a Healthy Lifestyle

National Nutrition Month: Open Communication with Residents on Dining Leads to Great Taste By: Jim Bain, Dining Services Director at The Watermark at East Hill Maintaining a nutritious and healthy diet may seem like a lofty goal to many, but it does not have to be. During National Nutrition Month, the Academy of Nutrition and […]

Denny’s Restaurants Join Meals on Wheels

DENNY’S RESTAURANTS JOIN THE SENIOR RESTAURANT PROGRAM WITH MEALS ON WHEELS Denny’s Restaurants located at 1177 Reservoir Avenue in Cranston and 44 Dowling Village Blvd. in North Smithfield is the newest addition to join the already successful restaurant program for seniors throughout the state. These two locations will begin accepting the vouchers on March 1, 2017. […]

Cooking Pancakes with the Grandchildren

Get cooking pancakes with the grandkids By Portia Little It’s a jog down memory lane, recalling special times cooking with my kids in the kitchen. And now I’m able to relive that experience with my grandkids – baking and decorating cookies, punching down the risen yeast dough in the bowl, hearing the cranberries pop while […]


REGION—Stephen M. Miller, of the law firm of Stephen M. Miller and Associates in Providence, has been named as the new Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless (RICH) Board of Directors President. Miller, of Lincoln, will facilitate in numerous capacities representing its members and advocating policy issues on local, the state and federal levels. He […]

Serve Rhode Island’s Storm Assistance Program

It has been a mild winter so far, but Serve Rhode Island (SRI) is busy recruiting volunteers and processing resident applications for our Storm Assistance for Elderly & Disabled (SAFE-D) program. In its sixth year, SAFE-D is a statewide effort to recruit community volunteers to assist our elderly and disabled neighbors in need after significant […]

Choosing a caretaker for your parents

Q.  I work full time, have kids in high school, and an 86-year old mother who lives down the street.  She is having difficulty doing chores and cooking and I don’t have the time, or the energy, to do these things for her. I’ve been thinking about hiring someone to help her and I wonder […]

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 […]

Meals on Wheels partners with new Caterer

NEW CATERER FOR CAPITAL CITY CAFÉ PROGRAM Providence, RI   – Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island announced today that the Capital City Café Program’s lunch and evening meals will be provided by Encore Catering beginning September 6th.  Encore Catering is a full-service catering company located in Warwick that has been in operation since 1978. […]