Mancini Center will offer flu shots Friday

Mancini Center will offer flu shots Friday

NORTH PROVIDENCE - The Salvatore Mancini Resource and Activity Center, 2 Atlantic Blvd., announces the following events.

The In-Sight Support Group will meet Thursday, Oct. 9, at 10:30 a.m. The group brings together people who are living with vision loss and helps members find ways to overcome feelings of isolation, loneliness, and frustration that vision loss may create. To register, call Rick Andrade at 401-941-3322 or email randrade@in-sight.org.

The URI Pharmacy Outreach will present a talk on depression Thursday, Oct. 9, at 10:30 a.m. Learn how to recognize and treat depression and learn about drug therapy.

The AARP Smart Driver Program will be offered at the center on Friday, Oct. 10, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Space is limited. Register at 401-231-0742.¬?The fee is $15 for AARP members or $20 for non AARP members.¬?The fee includes the new Smart Driver Guidebook and other materials created for the program.

A Seasonal Flu Shot Clinic will be held Friday, Oct. 10, from 1 to 4 p.m. No appointments are necessary, but pre-registration at www.thewellcomp.com is recommended. Call the Wellness Company at 401-490-0942 for more information and questions about insurance coverage for this vaccine.

The program Talk About Prescriptions will be offered on Tuesday, Oct. 14, at 10:30 a.m. Maxine Walker from CVS Pharmacy will share facts, as well as helpful tips.

The Coping with Change and Loss Group will meet Tuesday, Oct. 14, at 10 a.m. The group is opened to seniors who are seeking ways to help process the loss of a loved one, a relationship, a job or any important loss. Call 401-231-0742 for more information.

Lt. John Horan, fire marshal for the town of North Providence, will present a fire safety program for seniors on Wednesday, Oct. 15, at 10:30 a.m.

On Thursday, Oct. 16, at 10:30 a.m., a representative from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island will be at the center to review Blue Chip for Medicare Plans for 2015.

On Thursday, Oct. 23, at 10:30 a.m., a representative from United Healthcare will be at the center to review United Healthcare Medicare Complete Plans for 2015.

Seniors who need assistance with making changes to their health insurance coverage can call Cheryl Sadler at 401-231-0742, ext. 104, for an appointment.¬?