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The Valley Breeze & Observer 02-07-2019

The Valley Breeze Newspapers serving the Northern Rhode Island towns of Cumberland, Lincoln, Woonsocket, Smithfield, North Smithfield, Pawtucket, North Providence, Scituate, Foster, and Glocester

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4 SENIOR LIVING GUIDE FEBRUARY 7-13, 2019 | THE VALLEY BREEZE SENIOR LIVING | DOING GOOD Many community organiza- tions need volunteers who are available during working hours or who have the flexibility to travel for days or weeks at a time. How Stuff Works had a number of suggestions for best ways for seniors to give back. Being a foster grandparent or working with young people in some other way is a low-im- pact, self-guided opportunity that is available in almost every community in the U.S. The Senior Corps Foster Grandparent program con- nects people 55 and older with children in Head Start pro- grams, area schools and other youth groups. You can also try Big Brothers Big Sisters, chil- dren's hospitals, the school dis- trict and more. This also pro- vides a sense of community for senior residents who live far away from their own families. Love your local museum? Volunteer as a tour guide or docent at a museum, land- mark, botanical garden or his- torical site. There may also be behind-the scenes work for people with a passion but who don't want that much time with people. Meals on Wheels is fre- quently looking for volunteers to deliver meals to local home- bound residents. This is a good opportunity for particularly social people; many of the elderly people who are recipi- ents of meals don't get as many visitors as they would like, and, in addition to drop- ping off meals, drivers have the chance to visit with resi- dents. Meals on Wheels is available in all 50 states and has more than 1.5 million vol- unteers, many of them retir- ees, delivering meals to more than 1 million seniors each day. Want something a little out of the box? Habitat for Humanity offers opportunities to help build houses. These opportunities can be in your neighborhood, but Habitat also has retired and semi-re- tired volunteers who go to disaster relief zones and other parts of the country as part of the RV Care-A-Vanners, a group of about 6,000 volun- teers who, as their name sug- gests, drive RVs to participate in different homebuilding projects. Retirees are frequently a good fit for a variety of disaster relief efforts, particularly those with special skills, such as doc- tors, nurses, EMTs, pharma- cists, language interpreters, lawyers and even chaplains and fundraisers. © ADOBE STOCK Giving Back to the Community W ithout a regular job to go to, many retirees find themselves with lots of time to volunteer in their community. Content Produced by Green Shoot Media. © 2019 Giving Back to the Community Short Term Therapy & Long Term Care 15 Sumner Brown Road, Cumberland, RI 02864 (401) 333-6352 We deliver the highest caliber of medical and rehabilitative care, with the compassion, kindness and respect every patient deserves. Schedule a tour Call Today! Mount St. Rita Health Centre Mercy Rehabilitation featuring 1565 Douglas Avenue, North Providence, RI 401-353-5555 Fax: 401-353-4807 Douglas Apartments All of our Apartments include: • Air Conditioning • Laundry Facilities • Heat, Hot Water & Gas Included • Pools, Tennis & Bocci Courts • Plenty of Parking • Friendly On-Site Staff • Beautiful Landscaping DOUGLAS Commons/Tanglewood • 1 & 2 Bedrooms Available • 1-1.5 Baths • Elevators • Apt. Entry Hall • Dining rooms • Balconies • Walk-in closets TOWNHOUSE – PET FRIENDLY! • 2 Bed Available • Private Entrance • Extra Large Bedrooms • Deck • Full Basement • Washer/Dryer Hook-ups • 1.300 s.f. DOUGLAS TERRACE • 1 Bed 700 sq. ft. • 2 Bed 1000 sq. ft. • Plenty of Closets • Eat in Kitchen • Large Bathrooms All housing intended for persons 55 and over. Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. & Sat. & Sun. by appointment All of our Apartments include: All of our Apartments include:

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