News Archives for February of 2018

Vigilance urged as flu approaches peak

Vigilance urged as flu approaches peak

Published 02/08/2018

Special by Colin Howarth, Staff Writer, Independent Newspaper  As the flu season nears its peak, South County Hospital is urging local residents to watch for symptoms of the virus, particularly among those who are most vulnerable. According to state officials, Rhode Island has seen 11 flu-related deaths so far this season. Lee Ann Quinn, South County Health’s...

Grant supports home accessibility for those in need

Grant supports home accessibility for those in need

Published 02/15/2018

Recently, the Governor’s Commission on Disabilities released the grant application for the Rhode Island Livable Home Modification Grant, approved by the General Assembly. This grant is designed to assist homeowners and renters in retrofitting residences to support accessibility for those in need. Approved applicants will receive reimbursement for 50 percent of the cost and up to...