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Cranston Department of Senior Services
The Cranston Senior Services Center, 1070 Cranston St., is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Meals are served in the dining room Mon.-Fri. at 11:30 a.m. Call for your reservation 780-6204.July 13 at 9:30 a.m. Bereavement support group with Jennifer Kevorkian, case manager. It hurts to lose someone. You don't have to go through the grieving process alone. Find help at Cranston Senior Services. The support group is open to anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one. You are welcome to attend as few or as many as you like; this a continuous group. No charge. For more information call 780-6254.
July 18 at 10 a.m. Vitamins and You. Deficiencies in vitamins exist in about a third of seniors. Using vitamins to supplement your diet helps seniors stay strong and healthy. Some medications taken can limit the absorption of vitamins from your food intake. For more information join Pharmacist Mario for this important presentation.Health & Fitness classes for those who are still busy during the day. For more information call Kathi at 780-6216.Cardio Mix? Total Body Toning Class Mondays & Wednesdays 5-6 p.m. $5 per class. This class will include cardio kickboxing, resistance training and core routines with Pilates. All classes will end with yoga stretches.
Zumba on Tuesdays 1:30-2:30p.m. $3 for members, $4 for non-members. 5-6 p.m. $5 per session. A fun way to exercise and listen to great music.
Yoga on Thursdays 5-6p.m. $4 members/$5 non-members. This class is a gentle, stretching yoga called "Hatha.”
A reminder...Cranston Senior Services offers a variety of exercise classes: chair exercises, aerobics, Tai Chi Chuan, Yoga, Zumba, gym and swim and this summer a free demonstration of the Nia technique. For information call 780-6216.Health specialists at Cranston Senior Services:Pharmacist Provided by CVS Caremark Mon., Tues, Wed. from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. and Thursday from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Fri. from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.Nurse Clinic Tues., Wed., Fri. from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Phlebotomist: Provided by Our Lady of Fatima Hospital on Monday from 8 a.m.-12 noon (bring your doctor's order and your health insurance card)
Podiatrist: Second Tuesday of the month from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. by appointment only; call 946-1155.
Support Groups at Cranston Senior Services
Cranston Senior Services offers the following support groups to help you and your loved one(s). Each group is facilitated by a caring professional. For more information call 780-6253 or 780-6200.
Arthritis Support-Second Tuesday of every month at 10 a.m.
Caregiver's Support-Third Monday of the month at 3:30 p.m.
Diabetes Support-First Wednesday of the month at 10 a.m.
Parkinson's Disease Support-First Friday of the month at 10 a.m.
Bereavement support- Second Friday of the month at 9:30 a.m.
INSIGHT Support-Fourth Thursday of the month-10:30 a.m.
Huge Yard Sale
The Church of the Transfiguration, 1665 Broad St., will have a huge yard sale July 14 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. rain or shine. Proceeds go to the Edgewood-Pawtuxet Food Pantry. Tables for rent at $15. Call Mary Beth at 338-1846.
The July 17 7p.m. meeting of the Cranston Historical Society will highlight the "History of Vaudeville,” with a talk by local musician and teacher Lloyd Kaplan. Vaudeville was a widely popular form of entertainment that flourished in the United States from the 1880s to the early 1930s, featuring song, dance, comedy, magic and other "acts" that drew enthusiastic audiences. Rhode Island's George M. Cohan was one of the country's most beloved vaudeville performers. Lloyd Kaplan serves as a professor of music at the Community College of Rhode Island and has developed courses of study in opera, 20th century music, the history of jazz and the creative process in the arts. He became a professional musician after playing in an Army band in the 1950s and has performed frequently throughout Rhode Island with his trio, Lloyd Kaplan's Aristocats. In 2002 he was installed in the CCRI Hall of Fame.
The meeting will be held at the Governor Sprague Mansion, 1351 Cranston St. Guests are welcome. For more information call 944-9226.
Square Dance Workshops
The Swinging Squares of RI Dance Workshops will be held July 16, 23 and 30 from 7-9 p.m. at the East Smithfield Neighborhood Center, 7 Esmond St., Smithfield. The fee is $6 per person. The caller will be Bob Butler. Call Louise at 724-7295 for more information
Golf Tournament & Steak Fry
The Kelley-Gazzerro VFW Post #2812, 1418 Plainfield St., Cranston, will have golf tournament & steak fry Aug. 5 at Triggs Memorial Golf Course. Shotgun Play-Tee Time 8 a.m., "Play Your Own Ball.” $100 per person includes 18 holds of golf with golf cart, steak fry at the Post by Ralph's Kitchen. Green fees due by July 29. Proceeds will benefit Homeless Veterans. Call Phil Corsi at 230-4447.