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

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Thursday June 20th • 8am - 12pm

Join us as we explore age-friendly innovation in action. Learn from thought-leaders who inspire creative thinking and foster collaborative impact. Let's expand our ideas about what is possible for an Age-Friendly Rhode Island.

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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

Download your Community Profile: Understand and Engage.

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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Strengthening Ties Between Generations: RI College Intergenerational Service-Learning Course Holds Bittersweet Closing Ceremony

Earlier this month we published a story on an innovative initiative from RI College that launched this semester in which students participated in an experiential learning opportunity that facilitated development of positive relationships with community members; Connection of experiences to academic learning; And development of a deeper understanding of self…

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Strengthening Ties Between Generations: RI College Intergenerational Service-Learning Course Holds Bittersweet Closing Ceremony https://agefriendlyri.org/strengthening-ties-between-generations-ri-college-intergenerational-service-learning-course-holds-bittersweet-closing-ceremony/ via @AgeFriendlyRI

Congrats to Mount Washington Valley Adult Day Center on receiving a @THPFoundation Momentum Fund grant to launch a dementia-friendly community resource center!
https://www.conwaydailysun.com/community/health/adult-day-center-receives-momentum-fund-grant/article_dceb9140-1b63-11ea-9a50-db164b5a1417.html

Missed the most recent segment of the Age-Friendly RI Radio Hour with RIDOH Dental Director Dr. Sam Zwetchkenbaum? Catch a recording of it and all past shows on our website. https://www.spreaker.com/user/wpro/afri-12-9-19

Ageism perpetuates powerful and pervasive negative stereotypes of aging and older adults and it is ingrained in our pop culture, greeting cards, work environments, health care system, and more. #freefromageism #disruptageism

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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.

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