Age-Friendly Rhode Island: Creating Partnerships and Building Community that Supports Rhode Islanders as They Age

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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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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

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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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Age-Friendly Funding Opportunity: The application period for the 2020 AARP Community Challenge is open!

The AARP Community Challenge provides small grants to fund “quick-action” projects that can help communities become more livable for people of all ages. Applications are being accepted for projects to improve housing, transportation, public space, technology (“smart cities”), civic engagement and more. Key Dates April 1, 2020: Applications are due by 11:59…

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In the U.S., people over 50 make up $8 trillion of consumer demand, according to the @AARP.
https://www.axios.com/aging-future-of-work-labor-cd8db4a3-5b52-4dd4-a50a-3aecefef955b.html

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Have an idea of a guest you would like to hear from? Please email us at info@agefriendlyri.org and let us know. https://www.spreaker.com/user/wpro/afri-2-10-20

Incredibly proud of the vital work Burrillville Aging Stronger has done to foster connection and promote awareness of available services. Their winter Lunch & Learn was THE event to be at! #HealthyAging

http://nrinow.news/2020/02/07/much-more-than-a-meal-hundreds-turn-out-for-towns-winter-lunch-learn/

Yale researchers find ageism is literally hurting older people all over the world-- Want to learn more? Save the Date for our Annual Thewlis lecture on April 1st @universityofri Ageism and You: Why it Matters?! @AgeFriendlyRI

https://www.theladders.com/career-advice/yale-researchers-find-ageism-is-literally-hurting-older-people-all-over-the-world

New funding opportunity! Apply now for 2020 @AARP Community Challenge. These are small grants to fund "quick-action" projects that can help communities become more livable for people of all ages. @mhac @AARPMA @AgeFriendlyRI @NHAHA603 http://ow.ly/V9iC50ykp2G

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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.