COVID-19 Visitor Update

May 29, 2020 — Although some businesses in the State of Rhode Island have been allowed to open to the public, The Cove and The Willows at Grace Barker Health both remain at Level 3 restriction to visitors. We’ve been fortunate to have kept the highly contagious coronavirus at bay within our buildings and, to date, report zero resident cases and... Read More

Scam Alert: Con Artists Prey on Coronavirus Fears

May 2, 2020 — From natural disasters to world disturbances, any time there is big news that worries people, con artists are quick to capitalize on our fears and concerns. We haven’t seen a more concerning current event than the COVID-19 pandemic in many years—and no sooner did the word “coronavirus” begin to appear in the headlines than fraudsters... Read More

Aging & Caregiving in the News

May 2, 2020 — Information, updates and interesting tidbits In this issue: Why hearing loss raises the risk of falls Diabetes and the coronavirus Telecommuting? How are your eyes? New Insights Into Hearing Loss and Fall Risk It’s long been known that vision loss raises the risk of falls. Studies show that hearing problems, too, can make it more... Read More

Infographic: 10 Great Ways to Stay Engaged While Socially Isolating

May 2, 2020 — The COVID-19 pandemic has brought changes to our lives we could not have imagined a few months ago! This too shall pass, but we just don’t know when. Taking care of our health at this time is vital—and that includes our mental health. If you are quarantining, here are 10 ways to lift your spirits.

COVID-19 Testing Results

May 2, 2020 — We have great news to share! All residents at The Cove and The Willows have tested negative for COVID-19. As you know, on Tuesday we completed onsite state-mandated testing of all our residents and staff.  All staff at The Willows have tested negative.  On Monday, our screening process revealed that an employee with no direct... Read More

Wordfind: May Is Older Americans Month

May 1, 2020 — Each May, we celebrate Older Americans Month, a time to honor seniors for the many contributions they make to their families, communities and the nation. This year’s theme is “Make Your Mark,” and as 2020 presents special challenges for our older loved ones, it’s more important than ever to acknowledge the many positive effects they’ve... Read More

Do Your Part to Stem Covid-19: An Intergenerational Call to Action

May 1, 2020 — Older adults, especially those with chronic health conditions, are the most vulnerable to experiencing severe complications from COVID-19. But it is everyone’s responsibility to slow the outbreak and protect ourselves and our older loved ones, neighbors, and friends. Here are 5 ways you can help. Health first! The most important first step is to protect... Read More

Family Caregiver Concerns During the COVID-19 Pandemic

May 1, 2020 — Now that most of us have been practicing social distancing for more than a month, it’s becoming apparent that our experience depends in part on our life circumstances. People who still must work around others—healthcare workers, grocery workers, mail carriers, bus drivers—are all heroes, and let’s not forget to honor and thank them! Parents are... Read More