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

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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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.

About The Momentum Fund

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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.

News

Lieutenant Governor’s Office and Alzheimer’s Association Collaborate to Launch Community Town Hall Series Addressing Alzheimer’s Disease

By Michelle LaFrance, Public Policy and Public Relations Specialist at Alzheimer’s Association Rhode Island Chapter —  Alzheimer’s remains the only disease among the top 10 causes of death in America that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed and must remain a health care priority across the country. More than…

Age-Friendly Rhode Island Receives AARP Community Challenge Grant

The Rhode Island College Foundation was recently awarded a grant totaling $3,500 from the national AARP Community Challenge, which received more than 1,600 applications from nonprofits and government entities from across the country. The award directly supports the work of Age-Friendly Rhode Island, an interdisciplinary, multi-sector coalition committed to healthy aging,…

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Thanks for for your interest in our work @johntarnoff ! Great things happening in Little Rhody #agefriendlyri #agefriendly #healthyaging

Have you heard about the new tool on our @agefriendlyri website to help Rhode Islanders locate Senior Centers? It can help your loved ones learn more abt programming, directions and contact information. We'd love to hear what you think! - https://t.co/2YJeippZPd

fabulous idea @AARPMaine Age Friendly communities! We can all learn so much from each other and share these terrific and do-able projects!

Our summer 2018 newsletter is here! Momentum continues to build for an Age-Friendly RI. Please join our work! https://t.co/p35gZ4BCZy #agefriendly #agefriendlyri

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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.