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Our programs help, inform, entertain and enrich the lives of people aged 55 and over.

The CREATES study

“Cognitive recovery after elective surgery”

CREATES is an observational study led by Dr. Lori Daiello that uses an innovative brain imaging technique to learn more about the brain health of patients age 70 or older undergoing major surgery at Lifespan’s Rhode Island Hospital or Miriam Hospital . This study aims to better understand why some older people develop lasting changes in their memory and thinking skills after major surgery. To learn more about the CREATES study, please contact study staff at 1-833-220-0100 or email [email protected]

A matter of balance

A fall prevention program

Tuesdays and Fridays – 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

From October 18 to November 11

Many people think that falls are the normal part of aging. The truth is that they are not! Most falls are preventable – and you have the power to reduce your risk of falling. How? Sign up now for our free, evidence-based program A Matter of Balance. This four-week fall prevention workshop is designed to reduce fear of falling and increase your activity level. Space is limited. To register, call 780-6000.

A1C test

September 28 – 10 a.m.

Shahness Lagor, inf.

Do you have a family history of diabetes or are you curious if you might be at risk for prediabetes or type 2 diabetes? Come get your A1C tested. An A1C test is a blood test that can help identify prediabetes and diabetes. The test results give a picture of your average blood sugar over the past three months. No need to fast for this test. It only takes five minutes! If you are interested, call 80-6000 to register.

Intermediate ballroom dancing night class

4 week series

Starts Oct 5 – 6-7:30 p.m.

Price: $40 per person

Instructor: Tracey Rose

Prior registration required. For more information, call 780-6144

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