With the average life expectancy exceeding that of any other generation prior many people are now fitting into what is known as the sandwich generation. Generally aimed at the middle-aged sector of society, these people are still working full time and caring for not only their children, but their elderly parents as well. With this in mind, a community workshop entitled “Planting a Seed – Grow your Knowledge,” has been organized by local elder care providers to provide attendees with basic information and key points about senior care and aging. Registered nurse Christina Philippi will provide resources to guide the caregiver and senior through the care coordination process and education about putting a plan in place. Kathleen Devlin of All About Home Care will explain what can be done to help seniors stay safely in their home. Key legal documents will be explained by attorney Cristina Offenberg and information about funeral planning will be provided by Leo Dube Jr. of Memorial, Hambly and Connors Funeral Homes.
The resources shared in this program will also help attendees plan for their own future. The presentation will be followed by a question and answer session. The cost to attend is $5 per person. For information or to register to attend, call Jeannine Carrubba at All About Home Care, 846-0727.
When: May 30, 5 to 7pm
Where: Sweet Berry Farm, 19 Third Beach Rd., Middletown
newportFILM will host an informative and thought provoking screening of the film The Last Ocean May 23 at the Casino Theater. The film, which will be preceded by cocktail and hors d’oeuvres, will focus on man’s recent efforts to fish in the Ross Sea in Antarctica, a concern raised among environmentalists. The Ross Sea is the most pristine stretch of ocean on earth, described by scientists as our last “living laboratory,” offering a place that can teach man about the workings of all marine ecosystems. The fishing industry has recently found its way into these waters, targeting the Antarctic Toothfish, and, unless stopped, the nature balance of this ecosystem will be lost forever. For information, visit newportfilm.com
When: May 23, 6pm cocktails; 7pm screening
Where: Casino Theater, 9 Freebody St., Newport
Newport yachting scenes will be featured in an exhibit held in conjunction with the International Yacht Restoration School’s graduation and launch day events June 1. Included will be artwork done in different mediums from the 19th Century to contemporary times to give both residents and visitors alike a look at the rich and varied history of yachting in this New England city. The exhibit will be located in the Aquidneck Mill Building on Thames Street. For information, visit moy.org
With the spring season finally rolling toward summer activities, the Four Corners Arts Center has stepped up its activities.
The Wednesday Film Series returns May 22 at 7:30pm with People Sunday. Directed by Robert Siodmak and Edgar G. Ulmer, this black and white film was made in 1930 and is 73 minutes in length. Films are always free and open to the public.
Other activities scheduled include the 2013 Garden & Herb Festival, May 25, 10am to 4pm; a picnic concert featuring 6-DIGG-IT, June 9; the 2013 Sculpture Park; and a concert featuring Abbey Rhode July 21. The Arts Center’s 20th Anniversary Gala will be Aug. 18. Events for children and families include a Children’s Theater Performance, a Youth Poetry Workshop, Fact Finding Workshops for Kids in the Sculpture Park and Children’s Theater and Art Camps.
When: Throughout the summer
Where: The Meeting House, Tiverton Four Corners, Tiverton
Kick off the Memorial Day weekend with some laughs while helping support Child & Family’s Elder Service Program.
Spreading it Around is a light-hearted comedy about a wealthy widow in a retirement community who is tired of handing out money to her unappreciative children. She decides to start the SIN (Spreading It Around) Foundation to give to those truly in need. This terrifies her greedy son and his shopaholic wife who decide to have her committed.
The performance will be held May 23 at Newport Playhouse and include a buffet dinner. There will also be a fun filled cabaret and a drawing for prizes. Tickets are $60 each and can be purchased at 848-4100 or by stopping by Child and Family’s Community Center, 31 John Clarke Road, Middletown.
When: May 23, 6pm
Where: Newport Playhouse, Connell Highway, Newport