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Co-Housing: Providence

Co-Housing by Longevity Explorers: Recent @ Providence

Member Gary Leib describes the concept of Co-Housing and the efforts being made by a group in Providence to find a suitable site on which to convert a building or to build a Co-Housing community. They seek a multi-age group of from...



Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC): Providence

Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC) by Longevity Explorers: Recent @ Providence

Member Dick Congdon outlines the process that he and his wife Sheila followed in selecting a CCRC community in New Hampshire and offers tips for those considering this living option.  CCRC’s are...



"A Big Decision"

"A Big Decision" by Longevity Explorers: Recent @ Providence

The Providence Explorers Circle is examining housing alternatives for aging adults in the months of September and October.  We found a New York Times article to be a useful framework for that discussion.

In “A Big...



Something Worth Noting

Something Worth Noting by Longevity Explorers: Recent @ Providence

A regular feature of our meetings, members note relevant articles, new apps, a new way to do something (like putting cross-walk light changers low enough for children and peoplel in wheel chairs, as they do in parts of...



Internet Scams and Safety

This is a talk on Internet scams and Safety, from Capt John Alfred. Captain Alfred directs the cyber crimes and the state fusion units with the Rhode Island State Police.



Staying Independent: The Challenges, Providence

Members broke into groups of three to discuss four related questions then returned to the larger group to share their discussions.  The following summaries those discussions.



Useful Gadgets, Providence, Part 2

The discussion of useful gadgets continued with demonstrations of new types of bottle openers, an antique tooth extractor, and a knife sharpener. The knife sharpener generated a brief discussion on the relative safety of sharp knives over dull ones.  A lamp turn knob (“Easy Comfort Lamp Switch”...



Useful Gadgets, Providence, Part 1

The gadgets members demonstrated were useful, interesting, and sometimes funny.  The first “gadget” was a small packet of yellow sticky notes which the member said he has used effectively for reminders and other things for years. From low tech we went to to high with one member’s new Alexa for...



Providence Rhode Island: Explorer Meeting 1

The first meeting of this new circle took place on April 26 with about twenty participants. 



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The Providence Circle of Longevity Explorers is a collaboration between Hamilton House and The Providence Village.  It meets monthly on the third Thursday of the month.

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