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.

Advancing Age, Dementia & Disability Inclusivity in Rhode Island

Please join us on Mar 30th at 1:30 PM for an inspirational conversation with Dr. Alexandre Kalache, Global Leader of the Age Friendly Cities Movement. Joining Dr. Kalache will be local champions of older Rhode Islanders who, through advocacy and delivery of programs and services to our aging neighbors, are championing the age-friendly cause every day.
2020 aging data.

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.

2020 aging data.
2023 pocket manual.

2023 POCKET MANUAL: The Rhode Island Guide to Services for Older Adults and Adults with Disabilities

Questions about what resources are available for Older Adults and Adults with Disabilities? OHA developed a handy guide to help navigate the abundance of community-based services and programs in the state
2023 pocket manual.
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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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Are you a Rhode Islander aged 62 and over? Share your aging experience with us by participating in our State Plan on Aging Survey! Take the survey today by visiting: http://bit.ly/3LreKXd.

Join us for the Annual Thewlis Lecture on Gerontology “Longevity and the New Map of Life”, virtually on April 3 at 7 p.m. Stanford University Psychology Professor Laura Carstensen will discuss how to rethink life stages as more Americans live longer! https://web.uri.edu/rigec/2023thewlis/.

Companies that use #ageist advertising & marketing are at risk of alienating older consumers, who spend 56 cents of every dollar in the U.S. Here’s how we can #CombatAgeism & #ReframeAging through images: http://spr.ly/601134y0x @FrameWorksInst

House Study Commission could create first state plan on aging in Rhode Island – @hweissri https://rinewstoday.com/house-study-commission-could-create-first-state-plan-on-aging-in-rhode-island-herb-weiss/

Happy First Day of #Spring from the National Center! Schedule time this week to do some #SpringCleaning of your communications on #aging. Here is a guide to jump start your efforts: https://www.reframingaging.org/Portals/GSA-RA/images/RAI%20Communication%20Best%20Practices%20Guide%20220328.pdf?ver=yoPyMu-AfQLqH9ZuzKqjNw%3d%3d



A learning series with Dr. Alexandre Kalache

  Alexandre Kalache, MD, PHD, MSc, is the featured speaker at virtual events hosted by organizations leading healthy aging efforts in Conn., Maine, Mass., N.H. and R.I. Dr. Kalache, a leading voice in the global age-friendly movement, will share insights from his work advancing healthy aging and discuss how the…

Advancing Age, Dementia & Disability Inclusivity in Rhode Island: A Conversation with Dr. Alexandre Kalache, Global Leader of the Age Friendly Cities Movement & Local Age-Friendly Champions

  Please join us in welcoming Dr. Alexandre Kalache, former director of the World Health Organization’s global aging program and current President of the International Longevity Centre-Brazil and Board member of the Age Friendly Institute. Dr. Kalache will inspire us by sharing his international perspective on longevity and the age-friendly…

Thank You To Our Funder

Point32Health Foundation builds on a tradition of service and giving at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Tufts Health Plan. Their heritage organizations together have invested more than $200 million to support community organizations in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. Point32Health Foundation funds equity-focused solutions related to healthy aging, access to healthy food, and behavioral health. They seek to collaborate with and learn from nonprofit organizations, understanding that those most affected by inequities are in the best position to define the problem, design appropriate solutions, and define success.