Devoted to public service

Maureen Maigret accepts her Salute to Seniors citation from Bankers Life and Casualty Assistant Regional Director Gregory Gelineau during a recent presentation at the firm’s office in Warwick. Maigret, 70, of Warwick, was the subject of the Salute to Seniors feature in the April issue of “Senior Digest” for her years of public service and […]

Rock solid

Howard Schachter, right, accepts his Salute to Seniors citation from Bankers Life and Casualty Assistant Regional Director Gregory Gelineau during a recent presentation at the firm’s office in Warwick. Schachter, who will celebrate his 81st birthday on April 28, was the subject of the Salute to Seniors feature in the February issue of “Senior Digest” for […]

In harmony

Bill Harley, right, accepts his Salute to Seniors citation from Bankers Life and Casualty Assistant Regional Director Gregory Gelineau during a recent presentation at the firm’s office in Warwick. Harley, 59, of Seekonk, was the subject of the Salute to Seniors feature in the March issue of “Senior Digest” for his efforts to build community […]

Born to be wildly generous

Eugene R. Coutu, left, accepts his Salute to Seniors citation from Bankers Life and Casualty Company agent Steven M. Gosetti during a recent presentation at the firm’s office in Warwick. Coutu, 65, was the subject of the Salute to Seniors feature in the January issue of “Senior Digest” for his generosity and the determination necessary […]

Coutu stays focused on helping others

Eugene R. Coutu started studying karate in 1967, after he entered the U.S. Marine Corps. Fueled by an unbridled passion for the martial arts, he diligently studied that form of self-defense for about 20 years before opening his Kenpo-Kobudo Karate school off Route 44 in Smithfield in 1987. After operating the school for 23 years, […]

The beat goes on

Tony Lepore, aka the Providence Dancing Cop, right, accepts his Salute to Seniors citation from Gregory Gelineau, assistant regional director for the Bankers Life and Casualty Company. The recent presentation was made at the company’s office in Warwick. Lepore, 66, was the subject of the Salute to Seniors feature in the December issue of “Senior […]

Tony Lepore, Providence Dancing Cop, slaps cuffs on age

When Providence Patrolman Tony Lepore hits the streets this holiday season, he won’t be pursuing bad guys. Instead, he will be chasing away the holiday blues and keeping spirits bright while busting dance moves at Weybosset and Dorrance streets. Even at the age of 66, Lepore is continuing the tradition of directing traffic as the […]

Vietnam War veteran, author honored

Terry L. Nau, right, accepts his Salute to Seniors citation from Gregory Gelineau, assistant regional director for the Bankers Life and Casualty Company. The recent presentation was made at the company’s office in Warwick. Nau, 66, was the subject of the Salute to Seniors feature in the November edition of “Senior Digest” for continuing his […]

Vietnam vets praise Terry Nau’s book: “Reluctant Soldier…Proud Veteran”

When Terry L. Nau was approaching the end of his tenure as sports editor for “The Times” and “The Call,” he pitched the idea of starting military pages in the two Blackstone Valley daily newspapers. Management embraced the concept, and veterans responded with fervor. The response didn’t surprise Nau, 66, a Vietnam War veteran. He […]

Sending out good vibrations

Mark E. Johnson, right, accepts his Salute to Seniors citation from Christopher Cerrito, office administrator of the Bankers Life and Casualty Company regional branch in Warwick. Johnson, 62, of Swansea, was the subject of the Salute to Seniors feature in the October edition of “Senior Digest” for his commitment to trying to make the world […]