June 2, 2018 event to honor Rich Gingras,

Founder of The Parkinson’s Place in Pawtucket


EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (May 21, 2018): United Methodist Elder Care (UMEC), a nonprofit provider of long-term care, skilled nursing, rehabilitation, assisted living and independent living services for seniors with locations throughout Rhode Island, is holding its annual‘Adding Life to Years’fundraising gala on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.


Theevent will be held at the Omni Providence Hotel (1 West Exchange Street inProvidence)to celebrate the UMEC missionof caring for their population’s healthcare andliving needs. Mr. T.J. DelSanto, meteorologist at WPRI 12, will emcee the evening’s programming.


The festivities include a cocktail reception, live and silent auctions, dinner, mission-driven program and live entertainment. Rich Gingras, founder of The Parkinson’s Placein Pawtucket,isthe 2018 UMEC honoree.


“Rich is a retired professional boxer with an entrepreneurial and charitable spirit focused on helping people with Parkinson’s,” states Richard Gamache, MS,FACHCA,chief executive officer of United Methodist Elder Care. “Through his Rock Steady gym, he empowers patients to fight back through special workouts designed to increase their balance and strength. His amazing work is an important part of our rehab for our patients and residents and we are pleased to honor him.”


Funds raised from the United Methodist Elder Care Gala will be used to support customized care, specialized medical and activity programs, and operational capital needed to serve the patient and resident population from independent living to long-term skilled nursing care.


Exciting new initiatives will be unveiled during the evening’s programming and the Board of Trustees will make a much-anticipated special announcement.To purchase tickets, please visit www.umeldercareri.org/adding-life-to-years.


Sponsorship opportunities for the ‘Adding Life to Years’ Gala are available and donations are currently being accepted for the auctions. Please contact Elise Strom at estrom@umeldercareri.orgor 401-438-4456 for more informationabout this opportunity.

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