Over 298 million people around the world, in over 1300 hundred cities and towns in 47 countries, have joined The World Health Organization’s global network of Age-Friendly communities…
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Find out how your community can become age-friendly.
2022 update of the Rhode Island Public Transit-Human Services Transportation Coordinated Plan
RIPTA and the RI Human Services Transportation Coordinating Council are updating the Public Transit-Human Services Transportation Coordinated Plan. The plan is updated every 5 years to consider the changing transportation needs of individuals with disabilities, older adults and people with low incomes. With your input, it will identify strategies and priorities for implementation and funding.
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.
Together RI 2022 Community Event Registration
The Rhode Island Foundation recently announced that it will re-launch its Together RI initiative designed to get everyday Rhode Islanders talking and listening to each other over a free meal. 12 community get-togethers are scheduled through Nov. 15. The complete schedule is posted below.
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.
New report Identifies Critical Opportunities To Improve The Quality Of Care In Nursing Homes
With support from a coalition of sponsors, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine formed the Committee on the Quality of Care in Nursing Homes to examine how the United States delivers, finances, regulates, and measures the quality of nursing home care. The committee’s investigation led to several key conclusions about the current state of nursing home care and led to the development of seven broad goals and an interrelated set of recommendations, which provide the overarching framework for a comprehensive approach to improving the quality of care in nursing homes. Access a high-level overview of their extensive set of recommendations below.
A new report by The Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies finds that the share of households reporting difficulties using or navigating their home jumps from 8 percent of those aged 65–79 to 18 percent of those age 80 and older. Strengthening the connections between housing and services is needed…
Governor Dan McKee today joined with Rhode Island Housing to announce a historic investment of more than $80 million to create and preserve more than 875 homes across the state. Of these, over 800 will be affordable units. Read the full press release here: https://bit.ly/3zGMee3
A recently published article in Health Affairs highlights the behavioral health disparities that older adults contend with. Behavioral health needs of older adults are often not identified or addressed, despite almost 20% meeting the criteria for a mental health diagnosis. The authors argue that we need more creative evidence-based solutions…
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.