News at the Cranston Enrichment Center

Posted 3/4/20

1070 Cranston St. 780-6000 INSIGHT Support Group Friday, March 6 at 10:30 a.m. This group provides a chance for people with vision impairments to meet others who face the same frustrations. It is an opportunity to find ways to overcome these frustrations

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INSIGHT Support Group

Friday, March 6 at 10:30 a.m.This group provides a chance for people with vision impairments to meet others who face the same frustrations. It is an opportunity to find ways to overcome these frustrations as well as meet new people.

The Whole Truth About Whole Grains

Is whole grain bad for you? Which whole grains are the healthiest? What are examples of whole grains? It can all be so confusing – join us for the answers.

A Memory Café: Helping People With Dementia Stay Social

Friday, March 13 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.

Creative Stitchers: Monday Morning Glories

Mondays, 9-11 a.m.Do you enjoy quilting, knitting or crocheting? Don’t stay home alone. Come and join our Monday morning group – a time to socialize and at the same time enjoy your craft. Pat, our facilitator, is always available to help if there is a need.

Learning a new language

Are you ever too old to learn a new language? The good news is that experts say you are Never too old. Studies show that anyone at any age can learn a new language. Learning a new language improves cognition, keeps the brain young and active. It can decrease cognitive decline and can delay the initial effects of dementia. Besides, it can be loads of fun. Come on down and check out our two free language classes.

Basic Spanish classes are held Tuesdays at 10 a.m., while Conversational Italian classes are held Thursdays at 10 a.m. For more information, call Kathi at 780-6216.

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 cranstonseniorcenter.com.)

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