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Community Health Worker Brought Comfort During the Pandemic

September 20, 2021 — We at Charlesgate appreciated the opportunity given to our residents this year to participate in a COVID behavioral health support program through the Rhode Island Foundation. The program was made possible by partners Rhode Island College School of Education in Healthcare, Community Care Alliance, and St. Elizabeth’s.  One element of the program involved having a... Read More

Celebrating Assisted Living Week

September 10, 2021 — Charlesgate Senior Living Center is celebrating Assisted Living Week Sept. 13-17. The theme this year is “Compassion, Community, Caring.” The theme reflects the hard work and dedication of all the caregivers in assisted living communities and highlights the importance of family and remaining connected to those you love. National Assisted Living Week was created by... Read More

COVID-19 Vaccinations Have Begun

January 6, 2021 — We are very pleased to provide these updates about COVID-19 vaccinations at Charlesgate. We’re working in partnership with staff from local Walgreens and CVS pharmacies to provide shots for all residents and staff who want the vaccine. Senior Living Center The Senior Living Center is scheduled to begin vaccination clinics in partnership with Walgreens in... Read More

Charlesgate Celebrates National Assisted Living Week

September 10, 2020 — This month, Charlesgate is joining tens of thousands of assisted living communities across the country in celebrating National Assisted Living Week, which runs Sept. 13-19. Charlesgate’s theme for the weeklong celebration is “WE CARE at Charlesgate Senior Living Center.”      “This year, COVID has been an enormous, unforeseen challenge that has resulted in every person working in... Read More

Celebrating Charlesgate Heroes

June 17, 2020 — At Charlesgate, we think our staff is the greatest staff in the world. They go above and beyond every day, and we would not be able to provide quality care without them. This month, while we celebrate the 43rd Annual National Nursing Assistants Week (June 18-25), we thank all of our nursing assistants, resident assistants,... Read More

Charlesgate Helps Pioneer Intergenerational Program with Rhode Island College

December 7, 2019 — Since the beginning of time, generations have had their differences. Many baby boomers grew up having grandparents say “When I was your age …” implying that their generation led a much more challenging life than those of the grandkids. Today, many baby boomers see millennials as lazy and entitled, while many millennials see baby boomers... Read More

Living Well Through Healthy Eating

November 5, 2019 — The Rhode Island Department of Agriculture, in conjunction with the Rhode Island Department of Human Services, provides farmers market vouchers to residents of Rhode Island who are 60 and over or disabled and meet a certain income limit as part of the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program. The coupons are worth $15 and can be... Read More

Charlesgate’s Therapeutic Coloring Program Is Not Just for Kids

October 23, 2019 — An MSW Student’s Journey in Group Therapy at Charlesgate North Nicole Swanson, Social Work Intern I am a social work intern at Charlesgate North Apartments and Charlesgate Assisted Living getting my MSW. During my foundation year in my coursework at Simmons College in Boston, I took a class called Social Work with Groups. This class... Read More

Charlesgate Celebrates Our Team for Social Work Month

March 31, 2019 — We recently celebrated Social Work Month here at Charlesgate. We took some time to reflect and highlight the social services departments of Charlesgate Apartments, Assisted Living and Nursing Center. There are many facets of social work taking place in the continuum of care on the Charlesgate campus, and our social workers and their contribution to... Read More