With the election right around the corner, Governor Gina Raimondo made campaign stops in Johnston last Thursday in an attempt to drum up support for her reelection bid.
Raimondo first stopped at Cherry Hill Manor, where she spoke with residents and patients. She addressed health care concerns, spoke with healthcare workers and support staff about their roles at the facility, listened to stories and suggestion from constituents on how to make Rhode Island a better place. Raimondo met some of the state’s oldest residents, upwards of 103 years old, to their family members who were only a few months old.
She was joined by Mayor Joseph Polisena, who contributed to the manor’s efforts to celebrate World Kindness Day. From now until November 12, Cherry Hill Manor is collecting water bottles for the local veteran’s food pantry. The Manor is graciously accepting water donations of single bottles, cases, or jugs, which can be dropped off in the main lobby. World Kindness Day is to highlight good deeds in the community by focusing on the positive power and the common thread of kindness in a community. It is celebrated on November 13.
After touring the Manor, Raimondo then visited the Johnston Senior Center where she thanked veterans for their service, again heard constituent concerns, and visited with center staff. Encouraged by Mayor Polisena, she then called bingo numbers until a winner was found. She then asked residents to get out and vote on November 6.