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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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.

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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;

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Marc Cohen, co-director of our @LTSSCenter, was interviewed extensively for new documentary, "Aging Matters: Reimagining Long-Term Care," produced by @npt8. Attend a virtual preview screening and discussion this Weds, Jan. 26, at noon on Facebook Live.
https://www.facebook.com/events/875339006477880/

Calls for Rhode Island to become more "Age-Friendly" - by Herb Weiss, contributing writer on aging issues.

With commentary from Vincent Marzullo & Maureen Maigret

#aging @AARPRI @HealthyAgingRI @WHO @AgeFriendlyRI @hweissri @maureenem1 @VincentMarzull2 https://rinewstoday.com/calls-for-rhode-island-to-become-more-age-friendly-herb-weiss

Register for the virtual viewing of Gen Silent (Is there a # ?) Thursday at 6 pm. Watch this critially acclaimed documentary about #LGBTQ #OlderPeople and join the Q&A. http://ms.spr.ly/6017ZLtsF

All Rhode Islanders can now order free #COVID19 self-test kits directly from the federal government. Order your kits now so you have them when you need them. To learn more, visit http://covidtests.gov.

A new research report shows that residents in Life Plan Communities, on average, exhibited low levels of stress and high levels of resilience during the pandemic.

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50 community organizations receive THPF Momentum Fund grants

Tufts Health Plan Foundation has announced grants amounting to $500,000 for community organizations working to advance health equity and support community resilience. Fifty organizations, ten each in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island, will each receive a $10,000 Momentum Fund grant. The grants were informed by more than…

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.