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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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.

2022 RI Gubernatorial Candidate Forum on Senior Issues

The Senior Agenda Coalition and 17 co-sponsoring agencies are organizing an opportunity for the 2022 gubernatorial candidates to speak to the issues of Rhode Island’s aging population on August 3rd from 9:30 - 11:30. Register below!

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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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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. 

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The Senior Agenda Coalition and 17 co-sponsoring agencies are organizing an opportunity for the 2022 gubernatorial candidates to speak to the issues of Rhode Island’s aging population on August 3rd from 9:30 - 11:30. Register below!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GOVFRM

In a new report, @Harvard_JCHS finds that the share of households reporting difficulties using or navigating their home jumps from 8 percent of those aged 65–79 to18 percent of those age 80 and older.
https://www.jchs.harvard.edu/sites/default/files/reports/files/Harvard_JCHS_State_Nations_Housing_2022.pdf

The Commonwealth Fund Commission on a National Public Health System presents a vision for a robust and sustainable public health system built on organizing agencies, increasing funding, formalizing processes, and improving public trust https://www.commonwealthfund.org/publications/fund-reports/2022/jun/meeting-americas-public-health-challenge

As we focus on issues like gun violence and climate change, it is critical to look at them through an age-inclusive lens. @ASAging will be exploring how to promote health equity in aging at the next Generations Forum on July 18.
https://www.asaging.org/generations-forums

Southside Community Land Trust‘s new healthy food hub will a farm-to-table produce processing center and a place to purchase affordable healthy food. https://www.wpri.com/news/local-news/providence/healthy-food-hub-opening-in-providences-southside/

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JCHS finds that the share of households reporting difficulties using or navigating their home jumps from 8 percent of those aged 65–79 to18 percent of those age 80 and older. Strengthening the connections between housing and services is needed to support the health and well-being of older adults. In particular, better access to assistance with personal care, household tasks, transportation, and healthcare would greatly improve older adults’ ability to live on their own safely and comfortably. Learn more insights like this in their new report:www.jchs.harvard.edu/sites/default/files/reports/files/Harvard_JCHS_State_Nations_Housing_2022.pdf ... See MoreSee Less
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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.