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The Valley Breeze & Observer 08-08-2019

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 AUGUST 8-14, 2019 | THE VALLEY BREEZE SENIOR LIVING | TRAVEL Half the struggle of flying occurs before you even enter the plane. Navigating huge air- ports while hauling luggage can take a toll on your body. Before traveling, consider investing in suitcases with high-quality wheels to make walking more comfortable. Check out these other help- ful tips to enjoy your flight, from the experts at Parent Giving. PRE-FLIGHT PLANNING Packing lightly for your flight will lessen the strain you feel when boarding. Try to show up early so you have plenty of time to check all your baggage before waiting in line. Only bring along the necessities you will require while you're in the air. You should also wear com- fortable clothing and shoes, since you may expect to be standing in lines for long dura- tions. Don't forget to request an aisle seat that provides easy access to the bathroom and allows you to get up to stretch during a flight. BRING MEDICATION Remember to bring the medication your body needs to remain healthy. It's import- ant to receive a doctor's note before your flight as it may raise questions when you are going through security. Without a note, you may expe- rience delays or worse, have your prescriptions confiscated. It's also important to pre- pare an in-flight medication schedule, especially when crossing multiple time zones. You will want to make sure you stick to your body's schedule, not what the clock says. TRAVEL AIDS Sitting still for long periods of time can wreak havoc on our comfort level. Pack noise-reduction headphones to make the environment more suitable for a power nap or a peaceful experience to enjoy a book. Items to prevent becoming sore include compression stockings, which can reduce the risk of blood clots if you are on an extremely long flight. BRING SNACKS Plan for delays or reroutes by bringing a suitable selec- tion of food. This is especially important if you suffer from a disease like diabetes or eating is required after taking certain medications. Flying in Comfort If you are retired or approaching retirement, you may be planning to do your fair share of traveling. Sometimes, flying seems like too much of a chore to entertain, but driving long distances can be just as difficult. Don't let your fear of being uncomfortable in flight stop you from seeing the world. © ADOBE STOCK Content Produced by Green Shoot Media. © 2019 SENIOR LIVING | TRAVEL 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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