Wednesday, June 13 at 1 pm

Our fellow member, Armistead Covington is a professional in organization of downsizing and a real estate agent. Armistead will bring you through steps to begin getting rid of such things as Auntie Annie's candy dish. There is a science to "letting go"...... Please register: 831-1800

Lifeline - "Be prepared and confident"

Monday, May 14 at 11 am

​Julie Thibeau, Lifeline Program Manager from Jewish Family Services, will speak about the different wireless services. Lifeline gives you the confidence to continue moving about your home as you normally would with the reassurance of having quick access to help if you encounter an emergency. Auto Alert is an excellent choice for those with a history, risk or fear of falling.

Register now:  Call 831-1800 or email:

Race & Racism

Wednesdays at 1 pm - June 6, 13, 20

This 3-part course will take a look at how race and racism operate in the US. The first part will introduce race, get us thinking about our own identities, and trace how race categories have changed historically. The second part will focus on how racism has played a role in discrimination in housing policies, The New Deal and the GI Bill, and incarceration. The final class will look at how race has been created and understood within science and medicine, including the current controversies. 

​Ry Garcia-Sampson ia a current 4th year MD/MPH student at Warren Alpert Medical School. Ry has a BA in Ethnic studies from Brown University and is a trained facilitator on topics of racism and social justice. This past year, Ry created a fellowship to train medical professionals to understand how racism manifests itself within the healthcare system and how to combat it. Ry is also the spouse of Lisa Garcia Sampson and occasionally cleans Hamilton House. Please register: 831-1800 

This course is supported by the State Legislative Grant

Please register by calling (401) 831-1800 or email 

American Humorists - Three Week Session

​Mondays at 1 pm, May 7, 14, 21

America has always had its share of comics, comedians and humorists. These days we watch and laugh at Jimmy Kimmel, Stephan Colbert and Conan O'Brien. This class will take a step back and look at some of the humorists who have come before and who, like their modern counterparts, keep us laughing at pomposity, egotists and the general oddities of life. 

​Instructor Jim Bower will lead the class. Jim is a retired teacher and principle. Jim ia an avid reader and has a good dry sense of humor..... perfect person for this class! Authors will include Mark Twain, H.L. Mencken and E.B. White.

Copies available in the office; Cost $3.00 per person;  ​Please register: 831-1800


A Pilgrimage to Germany

Wednesday, May 16 at 1 pm

The Rev. Dr. Claudia P. Demick will do a presentation about her pilgrimage to Germany, "walking" in the footsteps of Martin Luther  and contemplating the 500th anniversary of the explosion of the Reformation and all that meant, not only for the church, but also for the world.

While the rumblings of reform had started over 150 years or so before Luther, most historians date the Reformation to October 31, 1517 when Luther nailed his 95 theses (or academic points for discussion) to the door of the Wittenberg Church. That set off a firestorm across Europe. It was in some ways the "perfect storm." Luther's ideas were able to be widely distributed due to the use of moveable type. In essence, his writings went viral using what amounted to the Internet of his day.

Visiting Mainz, Worms, Erfurt, Eisenach, Eisleben, Dresden, Leipzig, Wittenberg and Berlin, Claudia's group not only followed in Luther's footsteps, but also paid tribute to J.S. Bach and saw many other sights along the way. Many of the places visited were in former Democratic Republic of Germany, now part of the present day unified Germany.

​Claudia holds a Master of Divinity from Andover Newton Theological School and a Doctor of Ministry from Hartford Seminary.

Please register: 831-1800 


Thursdays, May 24 and June 28 from 2 - 3:30 pm

​This is a meeting of Longevity Explorers, a collaborative program between Providence Village and Hamilton House, that will be held at Hamilton House. We will be examining the intersection of technology and aging by discussing unmet needs in products, services and information. Please bring a gadget to our next meeting for discussion. Feel free to bring a friend


Our group--our circle-- will connect with an online community and other circles of Longevity Explores TM, an initiative of Tech-enhanced Life. As described on the website, Longevity Explores are "older adults, and their friends of all ages, who want to make a difference. We meet in face-to-face groups to explore new products and services at the intersection of aging and technology, and to explore unmet needs and challenges of growing older. We share what we learn online with the larger Tech-enhanced Life community." The five active groups, which have been meeting monthly for two or more years, are in California. According to the founder of the Longevity Explores and the website, Richard Caro, adding our circle--and perspectives-- to their work would be welcomed. Interested? Learn more about the work of the Longevity Explores now on the website, and look for more information about this challenging and exciting partnership in your          Hamilton House emails.

Diane Strommer will present this discussion group.

Please register: 831-1800 or email:

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Conversation With The Artist - Valerie Albert Weingard

Thursday, May 17 at 1 pm

​Our visiting artist, Valerie Weingard is recognized for her figurative paintings in pastel, watercolor and pastel over watercolor. She is a member of the Providence Art Club and had exhibitions titled as: Portraits, Light & Ore Series and Mythic Series. Ms. Weingard's exhibit will be on display at Hamilton House during the months of May and June.

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 Classical Music with a Twist

Friday, June 8th at 11 am

​Wendy Klein, Flutist and a classical trio will teach members how to tell the difference between a Bouree, a Gavotte and a Minuet.... there may be a quiz and some silliness. Led by Wendy Klein who always makes listening to music enjoyable!

Wendy Klein teaches at Rhode Island Philharmonic Music School and Berklee School of Music. She is a composer and flutist. Wendy has also played and lectured here at Hamilton House. Register Now: 831-1800