December 11, 2019

Aldersbridge Communities Receives Special Visit From ABC6 On-Air Talent

Channel 6’s Alana Cerrone and Chelsea Priest visit with dogs provided by the RISPCA

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Residents of Aldersbridge Communities, a nonprofit provider of long-term care, skilled nursing, rehabilitation, assisted living and independent living services, were visited today by ABC 6 news anchor Alana Cerrone and morning meteorologist Chelsea Priest.

Both media personalities visited the nonprofit's Winslow Gardens, an Assisted and Independent Living community. Cerrone and Priest were accompanied by Magnolia and Petunia, two dogs from North Carolina who were transported to the Rhode Island Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RISPCA) and are available for adoption. RISPCA President Joe Warzycha and volunteer coordinator Samantha Nieva accompanied the dogs during the visit.

Residents were able to meet and speak with the on-air talent, as well as pet and play with the dogs. The interactive visit is part of Aldersbridge Communities’ Giving Tuesday promotional and fundraising campaign to bring "the healing power of pets" to older adults in their care.

Pets have been proven to help reduce stress, lower blood pressure, increase social interaction, ease tensions and worries, reduce depression, and help lessen loneliness and isolation – all common problems shared by older adults.

Aldersbridge Communities seeks financial donations to help fund the many therapeutic, companionship and educational programs involving pets and animals. From a bird aviary to Zoo visits, programs and activities that can enrich the lives and health of residents are Aldersbridge Communities' priority.

For more information, visit http://www.aldersbridge.org/healing-power-of-pets/ on ways to give.

Aldersbridge Communities (formerly known as United Methodist Elder Care) was founded in 1971 to provide communities where older persons can live in comfort, dignity, and with purpose. Winslow Gardens (assisted and independent living in East Providence), Linn Health & Rehabilitation (skilled nursing, rehabilitation, long-term care in East Providence), Arbor Hill Assisted Living (Providence), and St. Germain Assisted Living (Woonsocket) provide each resident with the living environment and level of care that best suits their individual needs. Main Office: 40 Irving Ave, East Providence, RI, 02914; 401-438-4456; www.Aldersbridge.org.

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