News at the Cranston Enrichment Center


A Memory Café: Helping People With Dementia Stay Social

Friday, Feb. 14 at 10 a.m.Our Memory Café provides a comfortable space for caregivers and their loved ones to socialize and connect with others in similar situations. For more information, call Jennifer at 780-6254.

URI SNAP Outreach Clinic

Thursday, Feb. 13, 10 a.m. to noonSNAP Outreach workers are available to answer questions and help determine potential eligibility for SNAP benefits. They also provide support with the application process.

Valentine’s Day Luncheon

Bring a sweetheart, bring a friend, bring a neighbor – just come and enjoy good food and entertainment by Bud Pistacchio. Make your reservation now by calling 780-6134.

Healthy Heart & Heart Healthy Moves

How can we develop and maintain a healthy heart? What are the best practices currently recommended by doctors? And what effect does exercise have on maintaining a healthy heart? Take charge of your health.

Living Well Rhode Island: Tools for Healthy Living

Thursdays, Feb. 27 through April 2, 9-11:30 a.m.This free program is for those individuals who simply want to improve their quality of life. It provides self-management tools anyone can use to make a positive difference in their lives. Participants receive a workbook and a relaxation CD. Upon successfully completing the program participants will receive a gift certificate. Registration is necessary. Call 780-6000.

Support Groups

The Cranston Department of Senior Services offers several support groups to help you and your loved one deal with conditions such as diabetes, visual impairment and caregiving. Diabetes Support Group meets the first Wednesday of the month at 10 a.m.; Insight Support Group meets the first Friday of the month at 10:30 a.m.; Memory Café meets the second Friday of the month at 10 a.m.; and the Caregivers Support Group meets the fourth Wednesday of the month at 1:15 p.m. For more information, call 780-6254.

Caregiver volunteers needed

Volunteers are being sought to provide respite services for homebound seniors. Services include providing companionship, running errands and providing transportation to medical appointments.

If you are interested in becoming an RSVP caregiver volunteer, contact Karen at 780-6159 for an interview. Volunteers must be 55 years of age or older and a BCI check is required. A mileage reimbursement is provided to cover the cost to travel.

Important information from Transvan

Please remember that if Cranston Public Schools are closed, there will be no Transvan transportation. During inclement weather, listen to WHJJ (920) or WPRO (630) for any cancellations.

Our doors are open to all Cranston and non-Cranston residents. Our programs assist, inform, entertain and enrich the lives of individuals 55 years and older. To learn more about our services and programs and the latest activities and upcoming programs follow us on Twitter (@cranstonsenior) and Facebook (@CranstonSeniorEnrichmentCenter) or visit


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