September 18, 2019

Aldersbridge Communities Announces Fundraising Gala

Posted by NewberryPR

Aldersbridge Communities (formerly United Methodist Elder Care), a nonprofit provider of long-term care, skilled nursing, rehabilitation, assisted living and independent living services with locations throughout Rhode Island, is holding its annual “Adding Life to Years” fundraising gala on Saturday, May 18, 2019 beginning at 5:30 p.m.

The event will be held at the Omni Providence Hotel (One West Exchange Street) to celebrate the mission of caring for the healthcare and living needs of older adults. Mr. T.J. Del Santo, meteorologist at WPRI-TV 12, will serve as emcee for the evening’s programming.

Festivities include a cocktail reception, full-course dinner, a mission-driven speaking program, and both live and silent auctions. Prizes range from African Safari and Puerto Vallarta vacation getaways to a 20-ticket package to the Boston Red Sox v. Rangers game in June. Funds raised from the gala will be used to support customized care, specialized medical and activity programs, and operational capital needed to serve the resident population at Aldersbridge Communities’ four locations: Winslow Gardens (assisted and independent living), East Providence; Linn Health & Rehabilitation (skilled nursing and long-term care), East Providence; Arbor Hill (assisted living), Providence; and St. Germain (assisted living), Woonsocket.

“The gala is our opportunity to celebrate the mission and passion of our organization, which is to provide communities where older persons can live in comfort, with dignity and purpose,” states Richard Gamache, MS, FACHCA, chief executive officer of Aldersbridge Communities. “Thanks to the generosity of our attendees and sponsors, we are able to fund enrichment activities, programs, and more for our residents - truly adding life to their years.”

Sponsors for Aldersbridge Communities’ 2019 “Adding Life to Years” Gala are as follows: SILVER: Bay Coast Bank; Starkweather & Shepley Insurance Brokerage, Inc.; BRONZE: blumshapiro; Brennan, Recupero, Cascione, Scungio & McAllister, LLP; Concord Home Health; CVS Health; Employee Community Services Association, General Dynamics Electric Boat; Hilb Group; Kathleen Kroessler, M.D. Neurology and Acupuncture, Inc.; Marasco & Nesselbush, LLP; Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island; Optum; and PharMerica.

Tickets to the “Adding Life to Years” gala may be purchased at before May 4th. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available and donations are currently being accepted for the auctions. Please contact Elise Strom at or 401-438-4456 ext. 136 for more information.

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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), 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;


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