Over 298 million people around the world, in over 1300 hundred cities and towns in 47 countries, have joined The World Health Organization’s global network of Age-Friendly communities…

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Find out how your community can become age-friendly.

2022 update of the Rhode Island Public Transit-Human Services Transportation Coordinated Plan

RIPTA and the RI Human Services Transportation Coordinating Council are updating the Public Transit-Human Services Transportation Coordinated Plan. The plan is updated every 5 years to consider the changing transportation needs of individuals with disabilities, older adults and people with low incomes. With your input, it will identify strategies and priorities for implementation and funding.

The 2020 Rhode Island Healthy Aging Data Report

The 2020 Rhode Island Healthy Aging Data Report is designed to help residents, agencies, providers and governments understand the older adults who live in their cities and towns – their ages, living arrangements, health status, strengths and vulnerabilities.

Together RI 2022 Community Event Registration

The Rhode Island Foundation recently announced that it will re-launch its Together RI initiative designed to get everyday Rhode Islanders talking and listening to each other over a free meal. 12 community get-togethers are scheduled through Nov. 15. The complete schedule is posted below.

2022 RI Gubernatorial Candidate Forum on Senior Issues

The Senior Agenda Coalition and 17 co-sponsoring agencies are organizing an opportunity for the 2022 gubernatorial candidates to speak to the issues of Rhode Island’s aging population on August 3rd from 9:30 - 11:30. Register below!

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About Us

Based at Rhode Island College, Age-Friendly RI is a coalition of community and state agencies, healthcare and social service providers, individuals of all ages, advocacy and faith-based organizations, businesses, academic institutions and municipal leaders who are committed to healthy aging.

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New report Identifies Critical Opportunities To Improve The Quality Of Care In Nursing Homes

With support from a coalition of sponsors, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine formed the Committee on the Quality of Care in Nursing Homes to examine how the United States delivers, finances, regulates, and measures the quality of nursing home care. The committee’s investigation led to several key conclusions about the current state of nursing home care and led to the development of seven broad goals and an interrelated set of recommendations, which provide the overarching framework for a comprehensive approach to improving the quality of care in nursing homes. Access a high-level overview of their extensive set of recommendations below. 

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Join the Maine Council on Aging for their 9th Annual Maine Wisdom Summit in September! This year, the sessions focus on dismantling ageist views and cultivating an age-positive culture. https://mainecouncilonaging.org/maine-wisdom-summit/registration/

Read @hweissri's latest coverage of the Gubernatorial Forum hosted by the Senior Agenda Coalition of Rhode Island (SACRI) and its 17 cosponsors.

https://rinewstoday.com/ri-candidates-for-governor-spotlight-senior-issues-at-forum-herb-weiss/

Building on RI’s momentum, Governor McKee and state officials announce $2.9M in Placemaking Grants to support outdoor and public space capital improvement and event programming. #RImomentum

https://www.ri.gov/press/view/43586

The @Point32Health and its board are going through a strategic planning process and many of you may have participated in one of their community engagement activities since February. Register below for a webinar that will discuss the findings from that work https://hria.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0tc-GoqjMjHNWDTEmp7MUxb4krMzHctoPM

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The Point32Health Foundation and its board are going through a strategic planning process and many of you may have participated in one of their community listening sessions since February. Now, they are ready to present the findings in a webinar on Wednesday, August 24 from 1-2 p.m. After the webinar, they will issue a survey for additional input to inform prioritization of the reccomendations. Register below!hria.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0tc-GoqjMjHNWDTEmp7MUxb4krMzHctoPM ... See MoreSee Less
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Tufts Health Plan Foundation's mission is to improve the health and wellness of the diverse communities it serves. The only regional funder exclusively focused on healthy aging, the Foundation has given more than $27 million to Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island nonprofits to support work focused on healthy living with an emphasis on older people.