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Introduction to ‘A Journey to Relaxation’

Shahnee Lagor shadowed Nurse Marylou in 2014. She is currently working as a surgical nurse at The Miriam Hospital. She is a member of the hospital-wide Pain Resource Committee, which specializes in pain management. She is Reiki certified and will be offering her expertise as part of a bimonthly meditation and relaxation series. Join us for the introduction and explanation to the series, which will begin in May.

Sun & Your Medications

Did you know that many common medications can cause sun sensitivity, making your skin vulnerable to the sun’s harmful rays? Learn which meds to be concerned with and how to protect your skin.

Adaptive Telephone Equipment Loan (ATEL) presentation

Thursday, April 18 at 10 a.m.At this demonstration, attendees will learn the benefits of specialized telephone equipment and how it works. This equipment is on loan to individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, have a speech impairment or any disease that hinders them from using a standard telephone.

Ballroom Dance

A chance to have fun and brush up on your ballroom dancing.

Line Dance

Great exercise – bring a friend! Making Cranston Dementia Friendly: Understanding the Dementia Journey

Wednesday, May 8 and Wednesday, May 15 at 7 p.m.This two-part series begins Wednesday, May 8, at 7 p.m. with “The Basics: Age-Related Memory Loss, Alzheimer’s Disease & Other Dementias.” Dr. Lori Daiello of the Alzheimer’s Disease & Memory Disorders Center at Rhode Island Hospital will speak, while a woman wrestling with Alzheimer’s will discuss her personal journey. The series continues Wednesday, May 15, at 7 p.m. with “A Caregiver’s Journey: The Emotional & Physical Impact of Caregiving” and “Taking Care of You: Preventing Caregiver Burnout.” Presenters will include caregivers from the community and Annie Murphy of the Alzheimer’s Association’s Rhode Island chapter.

Register for one or both programs by calling 780-6000 Respite care will be available at no cost. Sign up when registering.

Support for the series is provided through a grant from Tufts Health Plan Foundation.

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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