June 16, 2019

Aldersbridge Communities To Hold Annual Harvest Time Fair

All proceeds benefit the nonprofit’s elder care housing and activities programming


East Providence, R.I. (September 20, 2018): Aldersbridge Communities (formerly named United Methodist Elder Care) will hold its annual 2018 Harvest Time Fair on Friday, November 9, 2018 from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, November 10, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at its Winslow Gardens (40 Irving Avenue) and Linn Health & Rehabilitation (30 Alexander Avenue) locations in East Providence.

The adjoining locations will be transformed into a festive and colorful indoor shopping mecca - perfect for holiday gift-buying needs. Attendees can wind their way through the many rooms filled with items for sale including handmade crafts, jewelry, books, specialty coasters, furniture, search for treasures at the White Elephand tables, holiday shop, and more. A bake shop and ice cream shop will be open for those who have a sweet tooth. “Winslow Wonka’s” candy shop will feature nostalgic treats and freshly made cotton candy, sure to bring back memories of childhood.

New this year are private tarot card readings by Maxine Hutchins, and a flu shot clinic taking place on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to noon at Linn Health & Rehabilitation for anyone 18 years of age and older.

The Harvest Time Fair features a silent auction with bidding beginning Friday and concluding on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. To date, auction packages include luggage, theatre tickets, and an autographed Red Sox baseball. There are three major raffles taking place to win a liquor basket ($800 value), shopping cart (175 pounds of food), and money tree to win cash.

In the Winslow Garden Dining Room, a hearty spaghetti dinner will be offered on Friday night from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. for $10 per person. Lunch is available for purchase in the Winslow Gardens Dining Room on Saturday from 11:00 am to 2:00 p.m. featuring chowder & Portuguese soup, hot and cold sandwiches, pizza, doughboys and more.

Event sponsors are BayCoast Bank (Joy Sponsor), Coast2Coasters (Table Sponsor), Hope Hospice, Jonathan Almond Artworks, and Tarot Card Readings by Maxine Hutchins.

Raffle and dinner tickets can be purchased ahead of time at the Winslow Gardens front desk or the reception desk at Linn Health & Rehabilitation or onsite. All proceeds from the Harvest Time Fair benefit Aldersbridge Communities’ elder housing and activities programming for residents of Winslow Gardens assisted and independent living, Linn Health & Rehabilitation and Arbor Hill assisted living.

To donate items to the auction or to sponsor the Aldersbridge Communities’ 2018 Harvest Time Fair, contact Director of Development Elise Strom at (401) 438-4456 ext. 136 or email estrom@umeldercareri.org.

A member of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Aldersbridge Communities (formerly United Methodist Elder Care) was founded in 1971 to provide communities where older persons over the age of 62 live in comfort, dignity, and with purpose. Winslow Gardens (assisted and independent living), Linn Health & Rehabilitation (skilled nursing, rehabilitation, long-term care), Arbor Hill Assisted Living, and St. Germain Assisted Living 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.

Event Dates
Friday, November 9, 2018 through Saturday, November 10, 2018
Event time
3:00 PM


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