The Rhode Ahead for Blue Cross Medicare Members

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The Rhode Ahead for Blue Cross Medicare Members

Step Up Challenge Set


Fourteen senior centers are offering their Medicare enrollees exercise opportunities.  It’s called the Step Up Challenge, and it’s sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of RI.  Now that September is here, classes are underway. Strike a pose in yoga class. Tone your muscles. Breathe easy during meditation. Even try pilates.

A Kickoff for the Step Up Challenge has been held at three locations, each featuring a walk, healthy snacks and a guest speaker. 

The senior center program details for the 14 centers are listed here.


Benjamin Church Senior Center
1014 Hope Street
Mondays at 9:30 a.m.
Walking Club
Mondays at 10:30 a.m.
Contact: Donna Wilson, (401) 253-8458

Central Falls

Progreso Latino 
626 Broad Street
Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. 
Sept. 3, Beginner Workout
Sept. 10, Chair Yoga 
Sept. 17, Zumba 
Sept. 24, Pilates 
Contact: Dominga Tavares, (401) 728-5920


Cranston Senior Center
1070 Cranston Street
Walk with Ease
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 9:00 a.m., Cranston West Track
Contact: (401) 780-6000 


Cumberland Senior Center 
1464 Diamond Hill Road #1
Chair Yoga
Mondays at 10:00 a.m.
Contact: Karen Kane, (401) 334-2555

East Providence

East Providence Senior Center
610 Waterman Avenue
Thursdays at 4:15 p.m.
Contact: Ellen Frazier, (401) 435-7800


Johnston Senior Center 
1291 Hartford Avenue
Walk Away The Pounds
Daily at 9:00 a.m.
Contact: Denise Bell, (401) 944-3343


Lincoln Senior Center 
150 Jenckes Hill Road
Arthritis Fitness 
Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. 
Contact: Michelle Lemire, (401) 753-7000


Smithfield Senior Center 
1 William J Hawkins Jr Trail
Forever Fitness
Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. 
Contact: Kathleen E. McAdam-Prickett, (401) 949-4590


Leon Mathieu Senior Center 
420 Main Street
Chair Yoga
Thursdays at 12:15 p.m.
Contact: Melissa Cabral, (401) 728-7582

Portsmouth Senior Center 
110 Bristol Ferry Road
Beginner Workout 
Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m.
Contact: Rachel Whitmarsh, (401) 683-4106


St. Martin De Porres
160 Cranston Street
Thursdays at 10:00 a.m.
Contact: Deb Love, (401) 383-3880


Tiverton Senior Center 
207 Canonicus Street
Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m.
Contact: Janet Holmes, (401) 625-6790


Warren Senior Center
20 Libby Lane
Thursdays at 10:00 a.m.
Contact: Betty Hoague, (401) 247-1930


Pilgrim Senior Center 
27 Pilgrim Parkway
Warwick Wanderers Walking Club
September 11, 18, 25 at 9:00 a.m.
Contact: Kathleen Bennett, (401) 468-4090

Blue Stores

In addition to all these activities, Blue Cross Blue Shield of RI has 3 “Blue Stores” where you can get more detailed information, including discount opportunities available to Medicare members, and other health-oriented advice.  Those stores are located in Lincoln, Warwick, and East Providence. 

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