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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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The Rhode Island Office of Healthy Aging (OHA) COVID-19 Resource List

The Rhode Island Office of Healthy Aging (OHA) is working closely with the Rhode Island Department of Health and Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency to coordinate the state’s response to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Ensuring our older and at-risk neighbors who are in need have access to food and other vital resources is critical right now. OHA created this list to connect folks with community agencies who can help.

Get Counted in the 2020 Census

Its time to fill out the census, a short questionnaire for everyone living in the United States. Your confidential answers are critical to shaping funding and representation in your community.

Tufts Health Plan Foundation Momentum Fund

Tufts Health Plan Foundation announced the launch of the Momentum Fund, a new mini-grant program that advances age-friendly and dementia-friendly work in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. Grants of up to $10,000 will support early-stage initiatives and innovative efforts; $100,000 has been allocated for each state where Tufts Health Plan does business.

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RI Demographic Trends

Today, more than 217,000 Rhode Island residents are age 60 or older—that’s 20% of the population. By 2040 that figure is expected to rise to 264,238, an increase of nearly 75% over 30 years. These changing demographic trends present a unique opportunity to tap into Rhode Island's ingenuity, creativity and sense of community to develop solutions to the evolving needs in our State.

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RI Healthy Aging Data

The Rhode Island 2016 Healthy Aging Data Report  is an easy-to-use compilation of community-specific health-related information across 120 indicators of healthy aging for all 39 Rhode Island communities. Rhode Island is one of only two states in the nation to have such comprehensive data on healthy aging. You can use the Highlights Report and the full online database to inform your work to help make your community and Rhode Island more age-friendly.

Understand Rhode Island Data

Download your Community Profile: Understand and Engage.

Using The Data In Your Community

Rhode Island 2016 Healthy Aging Data Report can help guide program and policy decisions to support healthy aging and vibrant, healthier communities where you live and work.  The report offers community profiles for all 39 cities and towns and key comparisons from community to community.

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Age-Friendly Rhode Island

Based at Rhode Island College, Age-Friendly Rhode Island 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.

Our Partners

The Age-Friendly RI coalition enhances the work of our partners by engaging leaders who share a common interest in improving the lives of older adults, fostering cross sector opportunities to work together to deliver age-friendly impact, sharing best practices and communicating broadly, and joining forces for advocacy at the State and local level.

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Click the link to learn more and register for the 3rd Annual Intergenerational Symposium! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9SLRR3Y

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Getting ready to talk about @MealsRI w/@AgeFriendlyRI at 3:00p —Tune in to 790 AM and consider calling-in with questions at (401) 437-5000

We are excited to collaborate with our colleagues @aaanortheast to facilitate a conversation about transportation equity in Rhode Island on October 8th.

Register for the webinar below!

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7330361968106076688

Our Elder Rights and Safety Director, Mary Ladd, speaks to @LGDanMcKee's Long Term Care Coord. Council about elder abuse,self-neglect+the work of the unit during the pandemic. All RI'ers are mandatory reporters of elder abuse, call 401-462-0555 or go to http://oha.ri.gov/ers-reporting/

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On Tuesday, September 22 and Wednesday, September 23 at 10 a.m. our colleagues at Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island will be hosting “Yoga in the Park”at Lincoln Woods and Colt State Park.

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Thank You To Our Funder

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.