New Be Kind RI Website Matches Volunteers With Nearby Neighbors In Need

Be Kind RI links volunteers through technology to bridge the food access gap & spread kindness in Rhode Island. Be Kind RI is currently recruiting 200 volunteers and plans to launch food assistance support for older adults and others at higher risk for COVID during the week of March 15th.  For more information and to register as a volunteer, click the button below!

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.

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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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;

About The Momentum Fund

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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

April 16 is National Healthcare Decisions Day. One of the best decisions we can make is deciding “what matters most” to us if we were to face a life-threatening illness. Honoring Choices Massachusetts, a consumer nonprofit organization, created the “Getting Started Tool Kit” to help all adults living and traveling…

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How much apprehension about growing older is actually about how our minds and bodies might change? (That's #ableism, not #ageism.) Who profits from this dual #stigma, and what can we do about it? Sign up for this free webinar and find out: https://www.times-standard.com/2021/05/09/free-webinar-focuses-on-ageism-ableism/ @OldSchool_Info

Tuning in with @RIKidsCount for the release of this year's #RIFactBook. Always an invaluable resource as we strive to combat inequities in RI that specifically impact children. Tune in on FB: https://www.facebook.com/RhodeIslandKIDSCOUNT/videos/926945481182174/

Right now, 1 in 2 people age 75 and older who are NOT vaccinated are ending up in the hospital after getting COVID-19. With variants of concern in RI, these numbers are expected to rise. Getting vaccinated will help protect you from different variants. http://C19vaccineRI.org

We must connect older Americans who are off the grid. Read Herb Weiss in RI News Today.
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@hweissri @RInewstoday @AgeFriendlyRI

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Check out and share the 2021 RI Kids Count Factbook - a powerful advocacy tool to effectuate equitable policy change that supports the ability of all Rhode Islanders to thrive. www.rikidscount.org/Data-Publications/RI-Kids-Count-Factbook ... See MoreSee Less
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The FCC announced this week that the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) program will begin on May 12th. For general information about EBB and to find which internet providers in RI will be participating, go to www.fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit ... See MoreSee Less
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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.