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Reduce chronic inflammation through volunteering

Not only does volunteering allow you to give back, recent research has also linked it to reduced levels of inflammation. Researchers believe, among other things, that such productive activities can benefit older adults’ health because they provide meaningful social roles, which positively impact the volunteer’s well-being.

The study, published in The Gerontologist, looked at four different productive activities—employment, volunteering, attending meetings and caregiving—and how they might play a role in reducing chronic inflammation. Chronic inflammation has been linked to the risk of heart attack and stroke, emphasizing the importance of keeping inflammation levels low.

Celebrate Halloween at EPOCH

Halloween celebrationsCelebrate Halloween with us! We are hosting festive events all week long. Bring the family by for a lesson in Halloween history, good old-fashioned trick-or-treating, costume contests or live entertainment by a number of talented musicians. All of these events are free but space is limited and an RSVP is requested.  

This fall, protect yourself from the flu

flu tipsIt’s no wonder so many people love autumn – it brings beautiful fall foliage, delicious seasonal treats like hot apple cider and caramel apples, and plenty of fun festive activities, from apple picking to pumpkin carving to trick-or-treating with the kids. And yet, autumn also means that cold and flu season is approaching. At EPOCH, we want our residents and staff – as well as each and every one of you! – to enjoy all your favorite fall festivities, so we encourage everyone to be proactive about protecting their health.

Game shows, cabaret shows and more shows at EPOCH

Quiz ShowsEvery week, we host a wide array of events for our residents that are also open to the public. Coming up, we look forward to performances by pianist Connie Giso and cabaret vocalist Andrea Lyman. We’ll also host a trivia-filled “game show,” an educational presentation on New England Whaling, and a book club discussion of Tom Franklin’s popular novel, “Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter.” Keep reading to learn more about our free events.

Pub Hour with Connie Giso, Oct. 20, 4 p.m.
EPOCH Assisted Living on Blackstone Boulevard
353 Blackstone Blvd. Providence, RI
Pianist Connie Giso will perform for pub hour. Giso is an energetic performer and encourages audience participation. She frequently performs at EPOCH and other venues throughout Rhode Island. To RSVP, please call 401-273-6565 or register online.

Recognize common scam scenarios

The senior population is among those at greatest risk for identity theft and fraud.  One reason seniors are frequently targeted by scammers is because many have sizable retirement savings. Plus, they usually have established good credit and, unlike their younger counterparts, may be less likely to carefully monitor their credit reports or bank account statements.