Community Conversation at the South Kingstown Senior Services Center

Community Conversation Kicks Off at South Kingstown Senior Services Center

Health and Human Services Secretary Eric J. Beane and Division of Elderly Affairs Director Fogarty came to South Kingston Senior Center to host the first in a series of community conversations on caring for seniors and Rhode Islanders with disabilities.  More than 50 people attended and had the opportunity to share their thoughts on the…

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Newport Flower Show

Martha Stewart Comes to Newport Flower Show

The 2018 Newport Flower Show will celebrate its 23rd year with a variety of special events, including appearances on Friday and Saturday by lifestyle maven Martha Stewart, expert guest speakers, Sachi Rose Pollard and Shawna Coronado, beautiful floral designs, impressive horticulture exhibits, stunning garden displays, unique  shopping opportunities, and more. The Show opens on Friday,…

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“Livable Home Modifications” Make Life Easier and Safer

At press time, as the Rhode Island General Assembly finishes up its legislative work, the recently released state budget for Fiscal Year 2019, which begins on July 1, contains double the amount of funds for the Rhode Island Livable Home Modification Grant Program. The current budget funds the program at $250,000, and the budget approved…

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Social Security Annual Trustees Report

Social Security Reforms Needed to Keep Program Fiscally Afloat

The Social Security Board of Trustees today released its anticipated annual report on the long-term financial stability of the Social Security Trust Funds. The combined asset reserves of the Old-Age and Survivors Insurance and Disability Insurance (OASDI) Trust Funds are projected to become depleted in 2034, the same as projected last year, with 79 percent…

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Encouraging Earlier Conversations About Alzheimer’s Disease

  This month, the Alzheimer’s Association, a volunteer health organization that focuses on care, support and research for Alzheimer’s Disease, joins together with persons in the early stages of the disease to encourage families to talk about memory and cognition concerns sooner rather than in the disease’s later stages. They personally know the many benefits…

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West View rehabilitation, West Warwick

Our June 2018 Calendar Is Here!

We are thrilled to present you with our June 2018 activities calendar!   click on the link below to view and print our newsletter June Residents Calendar 2018    

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New AOA Report Gives Snapshot of America’s Seniors

    Every year, the U.S. Administration on Aging (AoA) compiles the latest facts on the nation’s population compiled primarily from U.S. Census data into a Profile of Older Americans.  These updates give us an updated demographic snapshot of the graying of America.  A Profile of Older Americans: 2017, an annual summary of the latest statistics on older…

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Jumping Jack Challenge Offers New Info About Bone Health

The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) is celebrating May’s National Osteoporosis Month to put the spotlight on the importance of maintaining good bone health.  NOF’s call to action to Break Free from Osteoporosis is an awareness and educational initiative to help the public learn more about building bone strength and preventing fractures. Osteoporosis is referred to as a…

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AARP Launches Intergenerational Health Fitness Program

Just ask, AARP Wellness Ambassador Denise Austin and her daughter, fitness trainer and health coach, Katie Austin, and they’ll tell you that two walking companions are better than one. The mother and daughter, now walking buddies, have teamed up to participate in AARP’s Fit & Fund Health Challenge, a program created to motivate people 50…

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