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. […]

Senior News

Medicare: Start Early to Get the Facts — When it’s time to sign up for Medicare, we’re advised to start three months in advance. That three months might not be enough time to get all the information you need. Your enrollment period is three months before and three months after the month you turn age […]

WaterFire: Art & Soul of a City Lights Up Rhode Island PBS

PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND Waterfire has captivated more than 15 million visitors, gaining national and international attention. Now, WaterFire: Art and Soul of a City takes audiences behind the scenes of one of the world’s most extraordinary nighttime events. WSBE Rhode Island PBS is proud to present WaterFire: Art and Soul of a City in August and […]

Lt. Governor McKee Commends Aging in Community Subcommittee on Release of Aging in Rhode Island Report

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Lt. Governor McKee joined members of the Aging in Community Subcommittee of the Long Term Care Coordinating Council this afternoon for the release of their report on aging in Rhode Island. The event was also attended by Senate President M. Teresa Paiva Weed, Representative Eileen Naughton, Senator Maryellen Goodwin, Director of Elderly […]

News flash: Doctors make house calls.

  Okay, not the kind we remember from Marcus Welby days of yore. Even if that beloved TV doc was around today, he’d be a rare wellness road warrior. More likely, he might call on you without leaving his office. Today, more and more people are using technology to communicate with each other. We can […]

OT focuses on activities for self-sufficiency

Q: My 78-year old father recently suffered a stroke. He is about ready to leave the hospital and the discharge planner mentioned that he would need occupational therapy (OT) at home. What exactly is occupational therapy? ~ Carol P., North Providence A: Occupational therapy is an important part of recovery and rehabilitation for many diagnoses. Occupational therapists help […]

All adults urged to complete advance directives   

  Approximately 9,000 people are cared for daily in Rhode Island’s skilled nursing centers. For some, their stay is a short-term admission following a hospitalization. Others rely on the 24-hour, long-term care that they need to help manage a chronic illness or debilitating condition that precludes them from remaining at home. The caregivers in skilled […]

Want to help out your peers? Go ‘FISH-ing!’

A recently retired friend of mine is volunteering for the local chapter of Friends in Service to Humanity (FISH). She drives North Kingstown and Exeter residents of all ages to medical appointments and food pantries. She loves it. Describing herself as a bit of an introvert, she says she has always enjoyed meeting people and […]

Snapping lewd photographs is an invasion of privacy

  There have been a rising number of inappropriate social media postings over this past year that has started to come to light. It’s not the usual silly nonsense involving selfies or YouTube.  Sadly, it’s health care workers posting inappropriate pictures of residents in nursing homes. The photographs have included pictures of residents’ genitals, residents […]

Beware of home repair scams that arrive with spring

Spring is finally here and so are the fly-by-night, door-to-door salespeople offering low quotes on home repair services such as painting, asphalt paving and window replacement. It’s easy to be persuaded by contractors who go door-to-door. You need the work done, and they are offering to do the work inexpensively. Sounds like a great deal, right?  […]