May 2018 Newsletter- First Half
After a lot of grey days in April we look forward to flowers and warm sunny days in May. This is a good time to go for a walk, eat lunch on a restaurant patio, work in the garden, or do some window shopping in town, or if it's rainy finish up your 'spring cleaning'.  I chose this quote from Edwin Way Teale "The world's favorite season is the spring. All things seem possible in May."  

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Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI) and radio talk show host, Patricia Raskin, have created an exclusive series of workshops on healthy aging—just for BCBSRI members. Patricia and a team of local experts will be presenting these workshops at Your Blue Store℠ locations in East Providence, Lincoln, and Warwick, and will cover a variety of important topics.
Coming up next, May 1, 2 &12 is the workshop on Eating Healthy on a Budget and on May 15 the workshop on Life After Menopause.

And view the  article and video featuring me and how I’m making these my very best years on BC BSRI’s The Rhode Ahead for Medicare site.
BCBSRI Healthy Aging Series, Hosted by Patricia Raskin
Eating Healthy on a Budget
Eating a healthy diet is important, especially as you get older
BCBSRI Dietitians:
Roslyn Grant
Cathy O'Horo
Gayle Maloney
Learn easy ways to do it--on a budget
  1. Power up with breakfast
  2. Make a healthy plate
  3. Eat more vegetables
  4. Plan ahead and eat better on a budget
  5. Celebrate your progress
Hear the dietitians speak:
Lincoln: Tuesday May 1, 9:30 AM
Warwick: Wednesday May 2, 2:30 PM
East Providence: Thursday May 10, 6:00 PM
BCBSRI Healthy Aging Series, Hosted by Patricia Raskin
Life After Menopause
How to make it meaningful, creative, healthy and fun

Mary Christina Simpson, MD, FACOG

She was formerly the Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology at South County Hospital, specializes in treating women who are transitioning through menopause.

Learn tips on how to stay healthy and vibrant after menopause:

  1. Understand what menopause is and what leads up to it
  2. Know your menopause symptoms
  3. Understand the role of estrogen and hormones in your life
  4. Keep your bones and heart healthy
  5. Manage your life around menopause

Listen to Mary Christina Simpson:
Lincoln: Tuesday, May 15th at 9:30 AM
Warwick: Wednesday, May 16th at 2:30 PM
East Providence: Thursday, May 24th at 6:00 PM
The Patricia Raskin Show Saturdays 3:00PM/ET
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Saturday, May 5th
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3:00-4:00PM - Patricia Raskin and Tony Jones

Join  Patricia Raskin,The Patricia Raskin Show on its 11th year, and Tony Jones, a talk show host and podcaster on The Tony Jones Show. They will discuss how having your own podcast program can help you brand your business, share your message, educate your clients or leave a legacy for your children and grandchildren.  More about Patricia Raskin More about Tony Jones
Saturday, May 12th
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3:00-3:30PM - Dr. Helene A. Emsellem
Sponsored by BCBS of RI

Dr. Helene A. Emsellem, MD, is nationally known sleep expert, physician and author of Snooze...or Lose! Dr. Emsellem understands the personal and scientific level of how sleep deprivation adversely affects health, learning, mood and performance and how those negative effects impact family life as well. She will discuss her book, Snooze...or Lose! to empower them to own and improve their sleep-wake habits and schedules. More about Dr. Helene A. Emsellem
3:30-4:00PM - Patricia Raskin and Tony Jones

Join  Patricia Raskin,The Patricia Raskin Show on its 11th year, and Tony Jones, a talk show host and podcaster on The Tony Jones Show. They will discuss how having your own podcast program can help you brand your business, share your message, educate your clients or leave a legacy for your children and grandchildren.  More about Patricia Raskin More about Tony Jones
Upcoming Guests on
Mondays 2:00-3:00PM/ET
I am in my 15th year with I began in the early days of internet radio and am pleased to say Voice America is outstanding in topics, hosts, and program line-up. Check out their other programs to be inspired. All current and past programs are archived on this site and can be heard after they air at: 
 Monday, May 7th - Variety channel
2:00-2:30pm/11:00-11:30am PT - Arielle Ford

Debbie Ford, author of Your Holiness: Discover the Light Within, is the national bestselling author of The Dark Side of the Light Chasers, The Secret of the Shadow, Spiritual Divorce, The Right Questions, The Best Year of Your Life, Why Good People Do Bad Things, and the 21- Day Consciousness Cleanse.
Debbie's sister, Arielle Ford (also a bestselling author) led the charge to get the book published after learning of its existence through the talents of medium James Van Praagh (Debbie's close friend). More about Arielle Ford
2:30-3:00pm/11:30-12:00pm PT - Uri Nir

Uri Nir, is the Dean, Associate Professor and Chairman of the Biotechnology Program at Bar- Ilan University. He is a recipient of the Rothschild Award, Yigal Alon Fellowships and the Special Research Grant Award for the Israel Cancer Association. His research deals with the cellular function of molecular biology of cancer and inflammatory diseases and is currently engaged in the development of a new anti- cancer drug. He will discuss how they identified the cancerous enzyme that supports the spread of metastatic cancer, the advanced chemical and robotic approaches his team used to develop a synthetic compound that kills cancer cells and how it works. More about Uri Nir
Monday, May 14th - Variety channel
2:00-2:30pm/11:00-11:30am PT - Sharon Hart-Green

Sharon Hart- Green, author of Come Back for Me: A Novel. The book is a story of a young Hungarian Holocaust survivor on a quest to find his sister and a separate story of a Toronto teenager whose life is shattered by her uncle's death. These two stories come together in Israel and create connections between generations. Loss, trauma, memory, and the ties of family are the elements that weave together this panoramic story. She will discuss how the novel deals with the scars left by tragedy and the possibilities for healing. More about Sharon Hart-Green
2:30-3:00pm/11:30-12:00pm PT - Joanna Charnas

Joanna Charnas, author of 100 Tips and Tools for Managing Chronic Illness. She provides the reader with one hundred different methods for accomplishing this task, offering personal examples that are humorous heartfelt, and insightful. She will discuss how chronic illness demands constant mindfulness and management and that it is a process that constantly evolves over a lifetime. More about Joanna Charnas
A Panel with Patricia:
Finding Your Digital Voice
What to say, how to say it and how to be heard
When: May 8th, 10AM-12PM
Where: New England Tech EG
1 New England Tech BLVD.
East Greenwich, RI
Room: S330
Free Admission:
Pre-Registration Preferred
Presented and Sponsored by:
Join Patricia and colleagues for a free panel discussion on the who, what, where, why and how of successful digital messaging with powerful results! You will learn about the power of broadcasts and podcasts, social media and online content, and written communications focusing on brand consistency. Hear the experts, Ask your questions and Gain the knowledge.
Beverages and Snacks will be served.
Moderated By:

Bob Salvas - Certified SCORE Counselor
Patricia Raskin
Raskin Resources Productions Inc.
Rich Austin
Speaking of Success
Alicia Piazza
Custom Marketing
Solutions LLC



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