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The Month of August Puts Spotlight on Vaccines

National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) is an annual observance held every August to spotlight the importance of vaccination for people of all ages. Communities across the nation country use the month each year to raise awareness about the important role vaccines play in preventing serious, sometimes deadly, diseases across the lifespan.  The annul NIAM is sponsored by…

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Lt. Governor McKee Renews State Efforts to Combat Alzheimer’s Disease

As part of his effort to update Rhode Island’s State Plan on Alzheimer’s, Lt. Governor Dan McKee is launching a series of Town Hall meetings across the state to collect input from Rhode Islanders whose lives have been impacted by the disease. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, Rhode Island Chapter, the prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease…

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Michael Splaine

Splaine Consulting Begins Work to Update State’s Alzheimer’s Plan

The Alzheimer’s Association, Rhode Island, as fiscal agent, recently hired Michael Splaine and Kate Gordon, of Gaithersburg, Maryland-based Splaine Consulting, a small advocacy and government affairs consulting firm.  The company’s clients include the Alzheimer’s Association in their public health work with Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Alzheimer’s Disease International, the umbrella organization for…

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West View Maintains Silver Achievement in Quality Award Status

A few days ago, the Washington, DC-based American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) announced that Westview Nursing & Rehabilitation Center has maintained its Silver Achievement in Quality Award status that it earned in 2013.  The Warwick-based facility is among nine skilled nursing facilities in the Ocean State that has achieved…

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Grandparents Taking Care of Grandchildren

Grandparent Bill heads to President’s Desk for Signature

While Congressional gridlock continues to block the passage of legislation, one bipartisan bill gets thumbs up from both the GOP-controlled Congress and the Democrats.  Just days ago, the final Senate passages of the S,1091, Supporting Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Act,   now head to the President’s desk to be signed into law.   U.S. Representatives Jim McGovern (D-MA)…

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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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