Redefining Livability in a Virtual World

We are partnering with AARP Rhode Island to co-host a FREE virtual forum on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. entitled “Redefining Livability in a Virtual World.”  The forum, conducted on the Zoom Webinar platform, will focus on the impact that the pandemic has had on older adults related to the domains of livability.

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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.

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.

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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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New report showcases community innovations during COVID-19 to support healthy aging

Communities have demonstrated nimbleness in creating more inclusive and equitable systems to support older people during the coronavirus pandemic. How Innovative Community Responses to COVID-19 Support Healthy Aging is a new report highlighting these innovations. It is the result of a collaboration between the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs, the Massachusetts Healthy Aging…

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It's not too late to register for a webinar offered by @Harvard_JCHS that will explore inequities in access to livable communities.

Date: 10/30
Time: 12:15 pm

https://www.jchs.harvard.edu/calendar/do-older-adults-have-equitable-access-livable-communities

Limit in-person holiday gatherings to only people you live with. Do not travel or host guests for the holidays. Staying home and celebrating with only those you live with is the best way to protect yourself and others from COVID-19. Check out more tips: https://bit.ly/3dTTNRJ

Join @hwri on 11/23 at 10 am for a dynamic forum that will delve deeper into the housing insecurity and health challenges older adults aging in place are facing.
https://rwu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUucuqspjIvHNFEt85GfJxIme4eFHzKzWSL

TONIGHT AT 5: Head to http://wpri.com & 12 News App for this very special premier to hear from some of the 54,000 Rhode Islanders affected by Alzheimer's & from @MemoryAndAging Director Dr. Stephen Salloway on the fight to end the disease. https://www.wpri.com/digihttps://bit.ly/WPV3q4bit.ly/WPV3q4bit.ly/WPV3q4inal/12-on-12/12-on-12-the-war-on-alzheimers-debuts-wednesday-at-5-pm/

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Join HousingWorks RI at RWU on 11/23 at 10 am for a dynamic forum that will delve deeper into the housing insecurity and health challenges older adults aging in place are facing. Register using the link below.

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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.