DaVinci Center For Community Progress 470 CHARLES STREET PROVIDENCE, RI 02904 ADDRESS SERVICE REQUESTED DATES TO REMEMBER: Non-Profit Organization U.S. POSTAGE PAID Providence, RI 02904 Permit No. 481 December Tuesday, December 6th-Hanukkah Begins this evening Tuesday, December 6th-LaSallette Shrine Trip 4:00-8:30pm Wednesday, December 7th-Medicare Part D-Open Enrollment Ends Wednesday, December 14th- Rehabilitation Hospital of Rhode Island Wednesday, December 14th-Hanukkah Ends this evening Wednesday, December 16th-The DaVinci Center Christmas Party Wednesday, December 21st-White Cross Pharmacy’s MedPack, Medication Prescription Organized Presentation Sunday, December 25th-Merry Christmas Monday, December 26th- DaVinci Center CLOSED for obser vance of Chr istmas January Sunday, January 1st-Happy New Year Monday, January 2nd-New Year Holiday DaVinci Center CLOSED for observance of New Year Holiday Wednesday, January 4th-New Year Holiday Celebration @ Noon Meal Wednesday, January 18th-Martin Luther King, Jr. Day-DaVinci Center CLOSED Thursday, January 19th-Trri-Town Health Presentation Friday, January 20th-Inauguration Day Wednesday, January 25th-Marquis Healthcare Thursday, January 26th-Trip to Spumoni Restaurant & Emerald Square Mall Friday, January 27th-A Night at the Fights Volume 44 Nos. 12 & Volume 45 No. 1 DECEMBER 2016 & JANUARY 2017 MERRY CHRISTMAS 470 Charles Street Providence, RI 02904 PHONE: 272-7474 TRIPS Bus Leaves 4:00 PM Bus Returns 8:30 PM LaSallette Shrine Tuesday, December 6th The City of Providence is sponsoring a trip that will leave the DaVinci Center at 4:00PM and travel to Our Lady of LaSallette Shrine in South Attleboro, MA. At LaSallette Shrine you will get the chance to witness over 300,000 lights which makes it one of the largest Christmas lights display in the Northeast. There will also be a free holiday concert. LaSallette Shrine offers manager scenes from all over the world, as well as live livestock. The entire event is free! If you would like to attend the trip to participate in the holiday cheer please call the center at 272-7474 to reserve a spot. Spumoni Restaurant & Emerald Square Mall Thursday, January 26th HOLIDAY SPECIALS Adopt-A-Family Every year the DaVinci Center Social Services Staff assists hundreds of families during the Holiday season in a variety of ways. During the Christmas season, we identify numerous struggling families with children who could use a spiritual and physical boost. Therefore, our social worker gives the size, gender and ages of children to anonymous shoppers (this could be you!) who shop for the child and return the wrapped gift with an ID number to our staff. The staff will deliver the gifts to the appropriate family. This is done anonamously without the shoppers knowing the identity of who they are shopping for and vise versa. If you’re in the spirit of the holidays and you would like to participate in bringing joy to children in need of holiday cheer, you can contact the center at 2727474. Please mention you are calling to adopt-a-family. Thank you for your generosity and cheerful spirit. Merry Christmas! Bus Leaves 10:00AM Bus Returns 3:00PM The holidays are over and its time for a relaxing day of eating and shopping. We will be taking a trip to Spumoni Restaurant in Pawtucket for an Italian Buffet at 11:30AM. It will be followed by shopping at Emerald Square Mall in North Attleboro, be sure to take advantage of the after holidays clearance items! Please call the Center at 272-7474 to reserve your spot. The cost is $5 for the bus, and shopping is on your own. Come join the fun! DaVinci Center Christmas Party Wednesday, December 14, 2016 @ Noon Meal! Come in and join the par ty, the DaVinci Center will be having its annual Christmas Party. The party will be accompanied by the musical talents of Susan McCleod. If you would like to join us for some holiday cheer and delicious treats please call the center at 272-7474 to reserve a spot! Santa will have a gift for everyone who attends the meal. Classes & Clubs Wednesday, December 14th 11:30AM-Rehabilitation Hospital of Rhode Island Donna DiPrete, RN, clinical Nurse Liaison will do a presentation on the services that they provide and how they can service the seniors and the center along with its community. BINGO Come join the fun every Wednesday afternoon . Following lunch at 1PM. Wednesday, December 21st 11:30AM-White Cross Pharmacy MedPack Medication Prescription Laur en Iacobucci, RPh. will do a pr esentation for their MedPack Medication Management System. White Cross Pharmacy’s MedPack offers simplified medication management with organized prescriptions automatically delivered on-time every month for no extra charge for delivery. YOGA CLASSES Come join us every Thursday, 1:00PM to 2:00PM with expert yoga instructor Jan Silvestri eases us into mild stretching and moving while sitting in a chair. Classes only $1! Interested in Italian Conversation Art Classes for Beginners The art class taught by Ron Reeves, an accomplished painter, has been a great success. Those who never picked up a brush are creating beauty they never dreamed they could accomplish. Join them as we continue the classes on Tuesday afternoons at 1:00PM. Please call 272-7474 and reserve your place. PRESENTATIONS We will resume Italian Conversation Classes taught by Maestro Giuseppe Giampaolo whose knowledge of Italy and the Italian language is commendable. Classes are free and are appropriate for beginners as well as for those who just wish to polish up on their Italian grammar. As soon as we have enough persons we will determine the date and time and begin the class. Call 272-7474 to register. JANUARY 2017 CLASS Concerned about your health? Concerned about prediabetes? Looking for a lifestyle change program? Learn ways to eat healthy and increase physical activity, all while receiving support from others through a free program. Interested in more information? Looking to sign up for our next class starting in January? Please contact Christine Allenson at Tri-County Community Action Agency at [email protected] or 401-519-1961. The DaVinci Center in conjunction with Tri-Town is hosting the program described above for persons seeking a healthier lifestyle to start the New Year. The orientation will be held at the DaVinci Center on Thursday, January 19th at 2:00PM. Healthy snacks will be served. Call Christine to register. Wednesday, January 25th 11:30AM-Marquis Healthcare-Is a new long-term care health provider to the area. A representative of that agency will be here to tell you about their most recent acquisitions and the services they can provide to our community. Certified Nursing Assistant Program The DaVinci Center in collaboration with Community College of Rhode Island with a grant From the Emma Harris Foundation offers Certified Nurses Training to anyone wishing to take a ten week course to prepare for C N A license. The DaVinci Center is now recruiting for the next class. Call John at the DaVinci Center at 272-7474 for more information. NEWS AND INFORMATION Information FESTA ITALIANA-It makes a great gift. The DaVinci Center Annual Campaign Each year the DaVinci Center asks our supporters to make a freewill offering to the DaVinci Center to help with operation of programs and services. This year our goal is to raise $20,000 and it can be done with large or small donations! Regardless of the size of your donation it is appreciated. Persons donating $50 or more receive a free “Festa Italian” recipe book, persons donating $100 or more receive two Showcase Cinema movie tickets plus a recipe book. Any donation is appreciated. Please make checks payable to “DaVinci Center”. We thank you in advance for your generosity. Special announcement MEDICARE Part D Enrollment October 15 - December 7 Open Enrollment for all Medicare plan is from October, 2016 to December, 2016. You may enroll for the first time during this period. Anyone 65-years-old or older is required to be enrolled in Medicare part D, the Medicare Plan that pays for prescription drugs. During the enrollment period you may enroll for the first time or change your Medicare Part D Insurance provider.. If you have already enrolled in Medicare Part D, then you do not need to enroll again. If you have any further questions regarding Medicare, our Information Specialist, Linda Loxley is at the DaVinci Wednesdays from 12:30 to 4:30. Call 272-7474 for an appointment. Remember-The Last Day is Wednesday, December 7th. The DaVinci Center has “FESTA ITALIANA” COOKBOOKS. IT IS AN ITALIAN HOLIDAY OF RECIPES AND CULTURE WHICH YOU WILL TREASURE FOR YEARS TO COME. IT CONTAINS OLD WORLD RECIPES FROM OUR LOCAL GRANDMOTHERS. IT IS ALSO USED AS A REFERENCE BY SOME OF OUR LOCAL CHEFS. $10.00 PER BOOK, PLUS $2.00 POSTAGE. PLEASE MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO: DAVINCI CENTER. THANK YOU. INAUGURATION DAY For those of you Patriotic readers interested in current events, the Inauguration of the forty-fifth President, Donald Trump will take place on Friday, January 20th. This historical day will be preceded with parades and other fan fair which are of interest to all, regardless of political affiliation. It is a historical moment in history. Where ever possible encourage your grandchildren to watch with you. Christmas is a great time to gather with friends and family and give thanks for our many, many blessings. For those of you who may be alone on this wonderful holiday, some churches and agencies will have congregate meals where you can join others and celebrate your holiday meal! Since the arrangements have not been finalized to date. St. Michael’s: 401-781-7210 St. Patrick’s (Mary House): 401-274-6286 Providence Rescue Mission: 401-274-8861 Home Delivered Meals-If you do not wish to join the congregate meal, you may be a recipient of a home delivered meal through the goodness of one of these parishes and their friends. Please call the telephone numbers above for an update. HEATING ASSISTANCE Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) And Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) Income GuideLines If your income is less than what appears in the chart for your family size you may be eligible for heating assistance or home weatherization. If you think you are eligible contact Community Action Partnership Providence (CAPP) at 518 Hartford Avenue, Providence, 401-273-2000. Friday, January 27th 1:00PM Join us at the DaVinci Center on the last Friday of January the 27th of 2017 as we continue with our series on the history of boxing in the 20th century narrated by boxing history expert and DaVinci Center staff member, Michael Coppola. On this afternoon we will create a program of fights that will allow you the ability to experience what it would be like to sit ringside and enjoy bouts from “Curtain Raisers” thru “MAIN EVENTS.” So join us and feel what it’s like to be out at “A NIGHT AT THE FIGHTS.” Program starts promptly at 1:00PM. Refreshments will be served. There is no fee to join in on the fun. New Year Celebration @ Noon meal Join us on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 as we celebrate and welcome the year 2017 with music, delicious food, and mouth watering desserts. We will also have a Trivia on the topic of music and movies of the 30’s,40’s and 50’s. Start off the New Year on the right foot. Family Size 1 2 3 4 5 12 Month $28,533 $37,312 $46,082 $54,871 $63,650 1 Month $2378 $3109 $3841 $4573 $5304 If you have any questions regarding the information above, call our Information Specialist, Linda Loxley, at 272-7474. Heating & Utility Assistance Appointments On Thursday, December 29 and January 26 from 11:30-1:30 Escalina Johnson of Community Action Program for Providence will be here at the DaVinci Center to assist any residents (all ages) with applications for assistance. This will be done by appointment so please call Escalina at CAPP at 273-2000 X-103 to make an appointment. Leave a message including your phone number and she will get back to you. Meal News Meal Calendar goes here We ask that you do the following: Call in your reservation at least 24 hours ahead of time. If at all possible, give us your reservations for the whole week ahead. Tell us your choice on the menu of regular meal or sandwich. Please call in your cancellations also since we do not want to have waste and also because we may be able to accommodate a person on the waiting list for the meal on that day. Thank you! Oh, yes – one more thing – you now are asked to give a free-will offering at a suggested $3.00 per meal or whatever is affordable for you. God Bless Our Seniors!
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