The BoneBuilder Beginnings

BoneBuilders of RI is an innovative community-based program designed to promote bone health and overall well-being for both men and women. The program, which consists of a sequence of slow and steady stretches and low impact weight bearing exercises, is currently fully supported by The Village at Waterman Lake, whose co-owner and founder, Diane Sangermano, has been a BoneBuilder volunteer, class leader and organizer for more than ten years.

A BoneBuilder Master Trainer, Diane was so inspired by the results of the BoneBuilders classes she herself leads in New Hampshire, that several years ago she led trainings at The Village in order that we might offer classes to all Village residents. Always a visionary, Diane has since expanded her vision, committing both time and resources to bringing the benefits of the BoneBuilders to people throughout the state of Rhode Island.

Diane and the team of passionate individuals she assembled at The Village at Waterman Lake set about to make that vision a reality. Just three years later, Bone Builders of RI currently boasts more than 300 active, registered participants. With classes held in twelve locations throughout the state, more and more seniors are enjoying the many benefits this program affords, including better mobility, improved posture, weight loss, reduction in medications, and overall general well-being. Many participants are even reporting an increase in bone density!

All classes are operating on a donation basis with participants happily donating $1 per class. This donation helps defray the costs associated with the program. Consider joining or even leading a class today! To learn more about this exciting program and The Village’s passionate efforts to bring classes to individuals throughout Rhode Island browse our site or call John Dionne, Program Development Liaison at The Village at Waterman Lake at 401-949-1333 | Become a Member or Get Information for Leader Certification today!

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All shirts available in a multitude of colors - click image to view more. Profit from the proceeds of this shop are used to defray the costs associated with the program. We have capped each item at $2 profit to the program, the rest is our cost. We appreciate your support!
BoneBuilders 3/4 sleeve Raglan Shirt (unisex)

$20.00

BoneBuilders 3/4 sleeve Raglan Shirt (unisex)

A stylish spin on the classic baseball raglan. The combed cotton blend makes it super soft, comfortable, and lightweight. • ¾ Sleeve raglan shirt • Poly-cotton blend (50% polyester, 50% combed cotton) • Ribbed neckband • Made in the USA, sweatshop free

BoneBuilders Dark Print Classic tank top (unisex)

$18.00

BoneBuilders Dark Print Classic tank top (unisex)

11 Styles to choose from! This unisex tank-top boasts a nice drape, which is ideal for layering or dealing with the summer heat. In true American Apparel style, the tank-top is extremely smooth and soft, and has reinforced smooth arm and head holes. It is made out of 100% cotton jersey, except for the heatherRead more about BoneBuilders Dark Print Classic tank top (unisex)[…]

BoneBuilders Light Print Classic tank top (unisex)

$18.00

BoneBuilders Light Print Classic tank top (unisex)

12 Styles to choose from! This unisex tank-top boasts a nice drape, which is ideal for layering or dealing with the summer heat. In true American Apparel style, the tank-top is extremely smooth and soft, and has reinforced smooth arm and head holes. It is made out of 100% cotton jersey, except for the heatherRead more about BoneBuilders Light Print Classic tank top (unisex)[…]

BoneBuilder’s White Print Women’s short sleeve soft t-shirt

$20.00

BoneBuilder’s White Print Women’s short sleeve soft t-shirt

5 comfy styles to choose from! Polyester retains shape and elasticity, meanwhile cotton lends both comfort and durability. Addition of Rayon makes a unique texture and drapes against the body for a slimming look. You’ll love the fit and feel of this super soft t-shirt. Like that favorite, worn in shirt you keep gravitating towards.Read more about BoneBuilder’s White Print Women’s short sleeve soft t-shirt[…]

BoneBuilder’s Women’s short sleeve soft t-shirt

$20.00

BoneBuilder’s Women’s short sleeve soft t-shirt

2 Comfy styles to choose from! Polyester retains shape and elasticity, meanwhile cotton lends both comfort and durability. Addition of Rayon makes a unique texture and drapes against the body for a slimming look. You’ll love the fit and feel of this super soft t-shirt. Like that favourite, worn in shirt you keep gravitating towards.Read more about BoneBuilder’s Women’s short sleeve soft t-shirt[…]

Short sleeve BoneBuilders Full Color t-shirt

$18.00$19.50

Short sleeve BoneBuilders Full Color t-shirt

14 Great styles to choose from! This is a classic tee that has a light feel. Made of 100% ringspun cotton (except for heather colors, which contain 10% polyester). • 100% ringspun lightweight cotton • Pre-shrunk • Tubular construction • Shoulder-to-shoulder tape • Seamless collar • Double-needle sleeve and bottom hem

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