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Membership Drive 2012: Renewal and new memberships are welcome now. Cranston residents pay $10, non-Cranston residents pay $12. All paid members receive mailed newsletters, birthday recognition, a special gift and will be entered in a special raffle on March 30. Sign up today at Cranston Senior Services, 1070 Cranston St., or call for a membership form at 780-6000.Free Income Tax Assistance by appointment only. Call 780-6168.
Understanding Blue CHIP for Medicare - March 19 at 10 a.m. This seminar includes updates for 2012, understanding your evidence of coverage, prescription drug coverage, out-of-area coverage, and much more.
Membership Drive 2012 - Anyone 55 years or older may join. Renewal and new memberships are welcome now. Cranston residents only $10, non-Cranston residents $12. All paid members receive mailed newsletters, birthday recognition, special gift and will be entered in a special raffle on March 30. Sign up today at Cranston Senior Services, 1070 Cranston St. For more info call 780-6000.
Zumba - Tuesdays 5-6p.m. $5 per session. Exercise and listen to music. Come the new after work ZUMBA class. Zumba uses Latin and international music in a fun workout. For more info call Kathi at 780-6216.
URI Pharmacy Outreach Program-March 28 at 10a.m. A timely discussion on what is in the news about specific diseases or medications.
Diabetes Support Group-April 4 at 10a.m. Pharmacist Mario Casinelli, facilitator. Diabetes is a serious disease that can lead to blindness, heart attack, kidney failure and amputations. It is the fourth leading cause of death by disease in the U.S. There is no cure, but there is hope. Peggy O'Neill, a dietitian and nutritionist will talk about carbs and why it is important to "know your carbohydrates.”
Speak with a lawyer on the second and fourth Tuesdays from 9:30-11:30 a.m. A lawyer, provided by the RI Center for Law & Public Policy, is available to you free. For an appointment call 780-6000.
A reminder...Cranston Senior Services offers a variety of exercise classes: chair exercises, aerobics, Tai Chi Chuan, Yoga, Zumba, gym and swim and this summer a free demonstration of the Nia technique. For information call 780-6216.
Health specialists at Cranston Senior Services: Pharmacist Provided by CVS Caremark Mon., Tues, Wed. from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. and Thursday from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Fri. from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Nurse Clinic Tues., Wed., Fri. from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Phlebotomist: Provided by Our Lady of Fatima Hospital on Monday from 8 a.m.-12 noon (bring your doctor's order and your health insurance card)
Podiatrist: Second Tuesday of the month from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. by appointment only; call 946-1155.
Support Groups at Cranston Senior Services
Cranston Senior Services offers the following support groups to help you and your loved one(s). Each group is facilitated by a caring professional. For more information call 780-6253 or 780-6200.
Arthritis Support-Second Tuesday of every month at 10 a.m.
Caregiver's Support-Third Monday of the month at 3:30 p.m.
Diabetes Support-First Wednesday of the month at 10 a.m.
Parkinson's Disease Support-First Friday of the month at 10 a.m.
Bereavement support- Second Friday of the month at 9:30 a.m.
INSIGHT Support-Fourth Thursday of the month-10:30 a.m.
"TWO" High Energy Juggling
Chester Barrows School announces that the hottest juggling act in the country is coming to Rhode Island. Brothers Matthew and Jason Tardy of "TWO" High Energy Juggling will travel to Rhode Island to perform at Park View Middle School March 30 at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.). This show will be appropriate for all ages and help support Chester Barrows Elementary School. All are welcome, open to the public. Admission is $5, ages 3 and under free. Tickets will be sold at the door.
Square Dance Workshop
The Swinging Squares of RI will have square dance workshops on Mondays, April 2, 9, 16, 23 and30 from 7-10 p.m. at the East Smithfield Neighborhood Center, 7 Esmond St., Smithfield. $5 per person. The caller will be Bob Butler and the cuer will be Henry Barry. For more information call Helen at 727-4748.
Knightsville Seniors Club
The members of the Knightsville Seniors Club will meet on April 4 at St. Mary's Society Hall at 11 a.m.
Grange Baking Contest
The Women's Activity Committee of the Rhode Island State Grange will be having a baking contest for Grange members on April 15 at the Oaklawn Grange Hall, 42 Wheelock Ave. This event will be held in conjunction with State Grange Degree Day. The contestants will be making carrot cake with frosting. There will be two categories: regular and sugar free, one cake per entry (pick a category). No mixes. The cakes will be dessert after dinner. For more information call Claire Logan at 783-3551 or visit email@example.com.
Students to Run for Leukemia and Lymphoma
Four students from Cranston High School East have committed to running the Cox Rhode Races half-marathon on May 6 in Providence in an effort to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The society's mission is to "cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma and improve the quality of life of patients and their families." The students, Bihelca Quinonez, Alejandro Prada-Vaca, Teofilo Berroa, and Ricardo Figuera, are hoping members in their community will be willing to help with a contribution. If you would like to make a 100 percent tax-deductible donation, you may make your check payable to LLS and mail it directly to Cranston High School East, Attn: Scott Shippee, 899 Park Ave., Cranston, RI 02910.