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!

Rhode Island Care Planning Tool Kit

Starting at 18 years old, adults can make their own health care decisions and write down their decisions in a health care plan. This tool kit includes Rhode Island care planning information, documents, and resources to help get you started to make a plan and connect to care. Learn more by checking out their website and view the toolkit 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.

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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;

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The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown a harsh light on the economic vulnerability of older U.S. adults, especially people of color https://www.commonwealthfund.org/publications/surveys/2021/sep/impact-covid-19-older-adults

On #FactBookFriday, here's a look at the 2021 Housing Fact Book cover! ICYMI: #HFB2021 is being released on 10/15 from 10:00am-12:00pm, and will feature a keynote from the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development. Interested in attending? Register today: www.tiny.url/HFB2021

For anyone who is growing older or working with older people: A terrific speaking lineup for the @masscoa conference starting 9/20. @aarpma is a proud sponsor & happy to have @JeanAccius doing one of the keynotes. Take a look and register: http://mcoafallconference2021.com/ https://twitter.com/masscoa/status/1436147430702080003

A recent @AARP survey on family caregiving and LTSS finds that there is strong support among adults 50+ for providing family caregivers a tax credit to help offset the cost of care and increasing resources for in-home care services. https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/research/surveys_statistics/ltc/2021/caregiving-tax-credit-in-home-care-bipartisan-support-report.doi.10.26419-2Fres.00486.001.pdf

This year, applications will open Monday, September 13th and close on Thursday, September 30th. Learn more here: https://americawalks.org/programs/community-change-grants/

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The Community Change Grant program will award $1,500 to projects that center equitable, active, inclusive places to live, work & play. This year, applications will open Monday, September 13th and close on Thursday, September 30th. Learn more here: americawalks.org/programs/community-change-grants/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Join us for a discussion with Alicia Lehrer, Executive Director, Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council on the role of outdoor spaces in cultivating Age-Friendly/Livable Communities- mailchi.mp/bc8f92b1552c/redefining-livability-in-a-virtual-world-19135636 ... See MoreSee Less
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Did you that every 3 seconds, someone in the world develops Alzheimer's or another form of dementia? Memory loss that disrupts daily life is NOT a typical part of aging. Learn more about the 10 early warning signs to keep a lookout for. ... 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.