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Laurelmead Cooperative Hosts Federal, State and Local Candidates in Advance of Election 

Laurelmead Cooperative Hosts Federal, State and Local Candidates in Advance of Election 

PROVIDENCE (October 12 2018) — Laurelmead Cooperative, a senior living community located on the East Side of Providence, has announced the final line-up of political candidates they will be hosting prior to the November election. This schedule is in addition to those candidates that have already visited Laurelmead, including: Providence City Council Ward 2 candidates, Helen Anthony (City Councilor-elect), Mark Feinstein and Ryan Holt, as well as State Representative, District 4 Democratic candidate, Rebecca Kislak.

The following Gubernatorial candidates for the State of Rhode Island are scheduled as follows: Tuesday, October 16th (11:00 am – 11:45 am) Democratic candidate Gina Raimondo; Tuesday, October 16th (2:00 pm – 2:45 pm) Republican candidate Allan Fung; and Thursday, October 18th (11:00 am – 11:45 am) Independent candidate Joseph Trillo.

Laurelmead is also pleased to announce that the following candidates for the Unites States Senate have been confirmed to appear in the coming weeks: Judge Robert Flanders, Republican candidate for US Senate will visit on Wednesday, October 24th, 10:00 am – 11:00 am; and US Senator Sheldon Whitehouse is scheduled for Wednesday, October 31st, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm.

Additionally, Laurelmead will host a Providence Mayoral Forum on Tuesday, October 30th. Candidates confirmed to appear include: Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza (Democrat), Jeffrey Lemire (Independent), and Dianne “Dee Dee” Whitman (Independent). The panel will discuss a wide-range of issues affecting the City of Providence. The event will open with a meet and greet with Laurelmead residents beginning at 10:30 am. From there, attendees will move into Laurelmead’s Odeon Theater for the forum scheduled from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm.

Lucinda Dohanian, Executive Director of Laurelmead, will host and moderate all events. As a polling location for residents and surrounding East Side neighbors, Laurelmead is pleased to welcome all candidates.

About Laurelmead

Laurelmead Cooperative, located at 355 Blackstone Boulevard on the East Side of Providence, Rhode Island, is a residential community for active seniors. With nearly 200 residents and staff, the building includes 154 apartments in over 40 different styles. Laurelmead offers a wide array of social, intellectual and fitness opportunities to seniors. For more information, please call 401-273-9550 or visit


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