Couple Fast-Tracks Wedding for Elderly Mother in Nursing Home

Estelle McGovern, a 92-year old resident of Linn Health & Rehabilitation in East Providence, had the perfect wife in mind for her son, Mick. She tried for several years to fix him up with her Certified Nursing Assistant, Susan Nestell, but to no avail. Each time...

Myrna Griffith Publishes New Novel “The Catch”

Like most writers, Winslow Gardens independent living resident Myrna Griffith began creating stories at an early age. As a teenager growing up in Attleboro, Mass., she wrote for the school newspaper and during spare moments in between dancing and babysitting. “When I...

Linn’s Laundry Ladies

Just as air, food and water are necessary for life, clean laundry is necessary for a nursing home’s existence. Maria Periquito, Cheryl Miller and Barbara Branca are Linn Health & Rehabilitation’s three laundry room workers.  They keep every washable article...

Lora’s Memory Lane

Lora, age 98, sits reading her romance novel in her oversized armchair, covered in a pink gingham throw that she sewed herself. She is receptive to being interviewed and appreciates the company, escorting me down her memory lane.  Reminiscing about her childhood on a...

A Perfect Day With Mary

“It’s like a hotel here! What’s to complain about?”  Mary Silva tells me in her cheerful upbeat voice, “They clean my room and cook for me and I don’t have to do anything.” She moved to St. Germain Assisted Living six months ago. Mary told me a story about how she had...