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Wellness & Aging

Friday, Aug. 9 at 10 a.m.Provided by Solasta Home CareThe five areas of wellness will be discussed – physical, intellectual, emotional, spiritual and occupational – as well as what these elements of holistic wellness mean to different people.

Future Health & Wellness Programs: Hearing From You

Wednesday, Aug. 14 at 10 a.m.We want your input! Tell us what health and wellness programs you would be interested in having here at the center.

Dementia Friendly Community Series: A Caregiver’s Journey

Join us on our journey as we explore the faces of memory loss. The series continues at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 20, with “A Caregiver’s Journey,” presented by Jennifer Kevorkian of the Cranston Department of Senior Services and Ellen Grizzetti from the Hope Alzheimer’s Center. The program will focus on preventing caregiver burnout and learning coping tools.

Chronic Pain Self-Management Workshop: Tools for Healthy Living

Thursdays, 9-11:30 a.m.Beginning Aug. 22, ending Sept. 26This free, six-session program for people 60 years of age or older will provide self-management tools to make a positive change in your life. Some topics to be addressed include dealing with frustration, isolation, pain and fatigue; exercises for improving flexibility and strength; and medications and nutrition. All participants will receive a workbook, as well as a relaxation CD and gift certificate upon successful completion of the program. Space is limited. To register, call 780-6000.

Conversational Italian

Thursdays at 10 a.m.Instructor: DomenicoYou will learn the basics of Italian pronunciation and conversation, and have fun!

Step Up Challenge

Sponsor: Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode IslandThe Cranston Enrichment Center will be challenging other senior centers in the area. We will be competing against Coventry Senior Center, Pilgrim Senior Center and West Warwick Senior Center. The Step Up Challenge runs from Sept. 3-30. The center with the highest average steps over four weeks will receive $2,500 from BCBSRI. The top three winners at each center will also receive prizes.

To join the challenge, you must be a participant at the center and 55 years of age or older. Each person will receive a fitness tracker or a pedometer to record daily steps. Participants will report daily numbers on a weekly basis.

Register now at the center.

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).

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