May 2018 Newsletter- Second 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) is a not-for-profit, community-focused health plan founded in 1939 to help Rhode Islanders finance their healthcare needs. We are committed to improving the health and peace of mind of our more than 400,000 members by facilitating their access to affordable, high-quality healthcare. Our goal is to improve the quality of life of our customers and of the people of Rhode Island by improving their health for generations to come. Visit us at
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 15, 16 & 24 is the workshop on Life After Menopause and on May 22, 23, & 31 is the workshop on Your 30-Year Fitness Plan.

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
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

Presented by Mary Christina Simpson
Blue Store:
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
BCBSRI Healthy Aging Series, Hosted by Patricia Raskin

Your 30-year fitness plan
Having fun with fitness over 65

Elizabeth Phinney,
ACE Certified Personal Trainer with a Specialty Certification in Fitness Nutrition
With these tips, learn how to make fitness fun, and unlock the vision and plans you have for your physical retirement

You Choose
Be strong first
A food that gives back
Baby steps
Exercise is fun

Presented by Elizabeth Phinney
Blue Store:
Lincoln: Tuesday, May 22nd at 9:30 AM
Warwick: Wednesday May 23rd at 2:30 PM
East Providence: Thursday, May 31st at 6:00 PM
The Patricia Raskin Show Saturdays 3:00PM/ET
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Saturday, May 19th
WPRO AM630/99.7FM online at 630WPRO.COM
3:00-3:30PM - Dr. Roger Landry
Sponsored by BCBC of RI

Dr. Roger Landry, M.D, MHP , is a preventive medicine physician and an author of an award winning book, Live Long, Die Short: A Guide to Authentic Health and Successful Aging. His book has been endorsed by AARP and is a gold medal winner in the 2014 Living Now Book Awards and was a top pick in MORE magazine. Dr. Landry will discuss Neuroplasticity: the magic word for brain health and the brains super highway: 5 fitness tips to improve your brain at any age. More about Dr. Roger Landry
3:30-4:00PM -Dr. Joseph Renzulli
Sponsored by South County Health

Dr. Joseph Renzulli, MD, is a board-certified urologist and Chief of Urology at South County Health and a seven-time Rhode Island Monthly Top Doc. He specializes in urologic cancer surgeries, including prostate, kidney, bladder, testicular, and adrenal cancer. Dr. Renzulli will discuss daVinci Robotic-Assisted Surgery and minimally invasive laparoscopic techniques. more about Dr. Renzulli and South County Medical Group -Urology
Saturday, May 26th
WPRO AM630/99.7FM online at 630WPRO.COM
3:00-4:00PM -Paula Marshall
Sponsored by Bama Companies

Paula Marshall, CEO of Bama Companies is an international innovator of bakery products and author of five books including    Sweet as Pie,Tough As Nails, Finding the Soul of Big Business    and    The Executive Entrepreneur   . The Bama Pie Company's story began in 1927 in the kitchen of Cornillia Alabama "Bama" Marshall, Paula Marshall's grandmother. She will give tips on how to make work fulfilling and productive.  More about The Bama Companies
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 Monday, May 21st - Variety channel
2:00-2:30pm/11:00-11:30am PT - Lynda Shrager

Lynda Shrager, author, blogger, columnist, keynote speaker and educator. She has written multiple books including her new book Age in Place and her first book Otherwise Healthy: A Planner to Focus Your Thoughts on Organizing Life after Being Diagnosed with Breast Cancer. She will discuss her book, Age in Place, to help seniors remain in their own homes in the face of declining physical and/or cognitive abilities. More about Lynda Shrager
2:30-3:00pm/11:30-12:00pm PT - Gilda Arruda

Gilda Arruda, author, inspirational speaker and free-lance writer. She has written five books including License to Live: 38 Steps To Your True Self. After Gilda lost her husband she went on a personal journey that resulted in giving herself a 'license to live." Her book shares insights in the process of grieving and how to work through the feelings. She will discuss the steps to take to find freedom of choice towards emotions, validating values and moments for receiving the 'Gift' of life. More about Gilda Arruda
Monday, May 28th
Celebrating Memorial Day, there will be no guests today
Panel with Patricia :
PRESENTED BY AWE - Achieving Workplace Excellence

Taking Care of Business: The Happiness Factor
No matter where you work or what you do, we are all in pursuit of happiness. On average, we spend 90,000 hours at work during our lifetime. No wonder phrases like “happiness at work”, “meaningful work”, and “purpose” have become a business imperative.  Studies show that happy people are less stressed, get promoted more frequently, and are more creative, productive and healthy. And, the most powerful source of happiness comes from purpose - when we know we have done something that we believe matters–to others, to society, and to ourselves. 

This month we hear from three inspiring purpose driven business women who help us explore the "happiness factor" in business.  Kathleen Bellicchi, Ellen Slattery, and Patricia Raskin  - all who have value-driven business models and missions that strengthen their brand, culture, and products and connection to community. 

Leave this breakfast inspired to leverage the happiness factor in your daily life and at work to create a greater sense of value, purpose and connection!

Date: 23 May 2018
Time: 8:00am - 9:30am EDT
Crowne Plaza 801 Greenwich Ave, Warwick, RI 02886, USA

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Attract Your Soulmate: Discover the Breakthrough Approach that Works for Conscious Women
Claire Zammit, Ph.D - Founder of Feminine Power
Arielle Ford- Bestselling Author of the Soulmate Secret



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