Friday, May 11, 2012
Gov. Lincoln Chafee celebrated with 70 Rhode Islanders who have reached — or are nearing — 100 or more years of age.
It was a day to celebrate longevity, and to honor 70 Rhode Islanders who have reached or exceeded the century mark — Gov. Lincoln Chafee hosted the 35th Annual Centenarians Brunch at The Bridge at Cherry Hill in Johnston on May 10. NBC10's Mario Hilario served as master of ceremonies, and state Department of Elderly Affairs Director Catherine Taylor helped the governor distribute state citations for the men and women who'd reached 100 years of age within the last year — or are expected to celebrate their hundredth birthday soon. Mayor Joseph Polisena also welcomed the governor to the event, which drew nearly 200 people to the Bridge's well-appointed dining room. Johnston residents:
Thursday, May 10, 2012
A big celebration, the end in sight of this wet weather, and a look back at a great project make the list of 5 Things To Know Today.
Hundred: Over at the Bridge at Cherry Hill, there's a celebration planned for all the folks who reached their 100th birthday (or more) — and Gov. Lincoln Chafee is scheduled to make an appearance. The 35th annual Rhode Island Governor's Centenarians Brunch is set to kick off at 10 am. Damp: Better have the mower blade and weed whacker lines up to date — at least another day of rain today and continued chance of showers through tomorrow [citation: JohnstonPatch WeatherBug forecast] means you won't be able to cut back the foliage just yet. Air: In case you missed it, last night we reported on the state Senate passing Sen. Frank Lombardo's bill requiring Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation to set up four new air monitoring sites. Blogs…
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
The Bridge at Cherry Hill named a Valentine's King and Queen during a special lunch on Feb. 14.
In celebration of Valentine's Day, The Bridge at Cherry Hill assisted living residence held a special luncheon and honored a King and Queen on Feb. 14. The Bridge's eldest residents, Anthony D'Ambra, 92, and Edna Strong, 102, proceeded into the dining room just before noontime, garbed in red velvet. Activity Director Gayle Rapoza explained that this was the first-ever naming of a King and Queen at the Bridge's Valentine's Day celebration. Special thanks to Sales Director Debra Demar for submitting additional photos for this article.
Sunday, August 28, 2011
The Bridge at Cherry Hill and Cherry Hill Grille recently co-sponsored a customer appreciation day.
The Bridge at Cherry Hill and Cherry Hill Grille teamed up for a customer appreciation day celebration on August 14 at The Grille. Hundreds of customers dined among a sea of festive smiley-face mylar balloons, received free bottomless cups of coffee, souvenir Bridge at Cherry Hill ceramic coffee, commemorative refrigerator magnets, and chances to win dining gift certificates. This was the first co-sponsored event by both neighboring businesses. “This celebration was a fun way to say thank-you to our community while providing some valuable information about long term health care options,” said Julie Fox, Director of Community Relations for The Bridge. The Bridge at Cherry Hill also serves as a collection site Monday through Friday from 8 a.…
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Mayor Polisena presented 'Oil Can' Boyd with the Key to Johnston during a visit to the assisted living facility on Aug. 17.
Former Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Dennis Ray "Oil Can" Boyd visited the Bridge at Cherry Hill on Aug. 17 to have lunch with the residents, sign autographs and to take a lot of pictures. Sales Director Julie Fox said she called the Boston Red Sox director of alumni and told him they were having a Red Sox theme day and asked if he could help find a local player to celebrate the day at the Bridge. "Oil Can" Boyd now lives in East Providence with his wife and two children. At the Bridge, Mayor Joseph Polisena proclaimed Aug. 17 Dennis "Oil Can" Boyd Day in Johnston and gave him the key to the town. Boyd played for the Red Sox from 1982 to 1989, then played for the Montreal Expos from 1990 to 1991 and the Texas Rangers in 1991. A blood …
Sunday, July 17, 2011
The series is also an effort to collect food for the Rhode Island Community Food Bank.
Sunday, July 17, 2011
The Bridge at Cherry Hill is hosting a “High Seas Themed” summer concert featuring the musical stylings of local entertainer Bobby Bourassa on July 19 at 6 p.m. As part of the summer concert series, The Bridge is also hosting a drive to collect food for the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. Bring a canned good and help support the food bank at this free event. This concert open to the public and is rain or shine. Guests are asked to bring a lawn chair or blanket. Complimentary refreshments will be served. For more information about these concerts, visit The Bridge At Cherry Hill website or call 233-2880.