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Scams & Frauds:

What We Need to Know

Millions of older adults fall prey to scams and frauds every year. Scammers are expected to steal over $2 billion in 2021. You can thwart their efforts by gaining an understanding of the most common scams and how to keep your money safe. Don’t miss this important and informational presentation.

Tai Chi

Even though tai chi is for people of all ages, because it’s a low impact exercise, it especially benefits older adults. It has three main components – exercise, meditation and breathing. Research shows practicing tai chi can improve balance, stability and flexibility. Practiced regularly, it can also help reduce pain, especially from knee osteoarthritis, back problems, and fibromyalgia. Come try it out!

Conversational Italian

Why learn a new language? Recent studies have shown that learning a new language improves cognition in older adults and also delays the onset of dementia. We read so much about “exercising the brain.” Now is your chance. Whether you are planning a trip to Italy or just want to have fun with a new language come and join Maria Vallone as she guides you into a “new language.” Pre-registration is a must. Please call Kathi at 780-6216.

Tools for Healthy Living

This six-week workshop will provide you with tools to work toward living a healthy lifestyle. Facilitators will guide participants to learn practical skills needed to take charge of your health. Topics to be covered include fatigue, pain, isolation, exercise and improving strength, balance, flexibility, nutrition, decision-making and techniques to deal with frustration. Space is limited. To register, call 780-6000.

Age-Friendly Rhode Island Virtual Community Center

Keeping our bodies healthy, minds sharp and spirits high

Visit them at to find a full schedule of free and engaging activities.

Wellness Team available by appointment!

Case managers:

Call Social Services at 780-6254


Call 780-6000

CVS pharmacist:

Call 780-6000

Masks and social distancing are required!

Stay safe, healthy and hopeful!

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