MEMORIAL HOSPITAL OF RHODE ISLAND PHYSICIANS TO PROVIDE A WELLNESS LECTURE SERIES IN SPANISH AT PROGRESO LATINO

Pawtucket, RI – Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island continues a free Wellness Lecture Series featuring a diverse menu of health and wellness programs in Spanish at Progreso Latino, Inc. The series offers the expertise of physicians and other health care professionals. All of the lectures will take place from 10 to 11 am at Progreso Latino, 626 Broad Street, Central Falls. The lectures will also include free health screenings. March 6 Colon Cancer Facts What is a colonoscopy? Learn about the test itself and why it’s important to have one after a certain age. ♦ Blood pressure screenings   April…
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MEMORIAL HOSPITAL OFFERS “FREEDOM FROM SMOKING” PROGRAM

PAWTUCKET— Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island, in cooperation with the American Lung Association, will sponsor a workshop designed to educate and help people who want to quit smoking. The course will be held at Memorial Hospital on February 24, March 3, 10, 17, 19, 24, 31 and April 7, 2014 from 6:30 to 8:00 The program will help you become smoke free. The program incorporates many well-known techniques, tools and tips, including a step-by-step behavior change approach to help people unlearn the automatic behavior of smoking. The classes will help individuals to understand their personal smoking habits, increase and develop…
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Community

The Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence Hosts Instagram Contest and Tweet Chat to Promote Teen Dating Violence Prevention

WARWICK –To raise awareness about Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month, the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence (RICADV) has been hosting an Instagram contest throughout February that promotes healthy relationships. Using the hashtag #KNOWwhatloveis, Rhode Island residents between the ages of 12 and 24 can post photos to the RICADV’s Instagram account (@nomoreri) to help the community recognize what healthy love looks like. The contest closes on Thursday, February 20.  The first place winner will receive a grand prize of $250 cash!  Second and third prize are $150 and $100, respectively. On Tuesday, February 25, the RICADV will…
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Community

THE FUTURE OF Central Falls IS IN YOUR HANDS… Business together for a stronger CommUNITY!

Please join Navigant Credit Union and Rhode Island Legal Services to our next Business Owners meeting at our NAVIGANT CREDIT UNION BRANCH in Central Falls. In an effort to assist local merchants with their needs, keynote speaker, Elizabeth Segovis, Esq. Director of Training and Supervision - RI Legal Services, will share valuable information. She will also talk to you about your “Legal Rights and Responsibilities regarding the IRS – Internal Revenue Services” The Business Owners Meeting will be held at Navigant Credit Union in Central Falls located at 693 Broad Street, Central Falls, RI 02863. Space is limited!!, Please reserve…
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Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island Invites Businesses to Apply for 20th Annual Worksite Health Awards Awards Recognize Local Business’ Efforts to Promote Employee Health

PROVIDENCE, RI (February 7, 2014) – Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI) announced that the call for applications for the 20th Annual Worksite Health Awards, which recognize Rhode Island companies with successful workplace wellness programs, is open now through Friday, February 28. In partnership with the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce, BCBSRI invites Rhode Island businesses to apply for a Worksite Health Award. All Rhode Island companies are eligible, including small (100 or fewer employees) and large businesses (over 100 employees), and applicants must demonstrate exceptional health and wellness programs and health-oriented workplace policies. Winning companies will…
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Community

Amica $75,000 Community Challenge begins

PROVIDENCE, RI, Feb. 5, 2014 – Amica Insurance, in partnership with United Way of Rhode Island, Crossroads Rhode Island and the Rhode Island Community Food Bank, began the Amica $75,000 Community Challenge on Tuesday. The Community Challenge, now in its second year, encourages people and businesses to make donations to the three charitable organizations between now and Monday, March 3. Amica will then match those donations, dollar for dollar, up to $25,000 per charity. The charities were chosen with three basic human needs in mind: food (Rhode Island Community Food Bank), heat (United Way of Rhode Island) and housing (Crossroads…
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CVS Caremark to Stop Selling Tobacco at all CVS/pharmacy Locations

WOONSOCKET, , Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) announced today that it will stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products at its more than 7,600 CVS/pharmacy stores across the by October 1, 2014, making CVS/pharmacy the first national pharmacy chain to take this step in support of the health and well-being of its patients and customers. "Ending the sale of cigarettes and tobacco products at CVS/pharmacy is the right thing for us to do for our customers and our company to help people on their path to better health," said Larry J. Merlo, President and CEO, CVS Caremark.…
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City of Providence Launches “Providence Talks”

A first of its kind initiative designed to close the "thirty-million word gap" and ensure Providence children enter kindergarten ready to learn PROVIDENCE, RI - Mayor Angel Taveras announced the launch of "Providence Talks," an innovative, new intervention program designed to boost early childhood literacy development and raise the percentage of students who enter kindergarten ready for academic success. "I am thrilled to be launching Providence Talks with our first cohort of families," said Providence Mayor Angel Taveras. "My administration has been focused on improving educational outcomes from my first day in office, and Providence Talks will help us ensure…
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Community

Marian Wright Edelman Keynote at RI Kids Count Luncheon

Rhode Island KIDS COUNT hosted a 20th Anniversary Special Kick-Off Luncheon, Wednesday, January 29th, 2014, celebrating two decades of advocacy for children The keynote speaker was Marian Wright Edelman, Founder and President of the Children’s Defense Fund who is the nation’s foremost child advocate. Marian Wright Edelman by Latino Public Radio LPR Coverage of RI Kids Count Event 1/29/2014 Marian Wright Edelman, Founder and President of the Children'sDefense Fund being interviewed by Dr. Pablo Rodriguez, President of Latino Public Radio
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Art & Life

Mayoral Candidate Solomon Leads Family Service of RI’s Walking School Bus

Michael Solomon, candidate for mayor of Providence, and Councilman Nicholas Narducci led the Walking School Bus Wednesday at Mary E. Fogarty Elementary School, 199 Oxford Street, Providence. Michael Solomon and the Walking School Bus Members of the Providence police and fire departments joined the walk. The Walking School Bus provides routes to and from school led by volunteers. The initiative ensures that each child, living within a mile of the school, who needs to walk arrives on time and returns home safely, even when a family member is unable to walk with him or her. The Walking School Bus is reducing school…
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