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.

Older Americans Month (OAM) 2022

Every May, the Administration for Community Living (ACL) leads the nation’s observance of Older Americans Month (OAM). In 2022, ACL will be focusing on aging in place – how older adults can plan to stay in their homes and live independently in their communities for as long as possible. The 2022 theme is Age My Way, an opportunity for all of us to explore the many ways older adults can remain in and be involved with their communities.

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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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A new report from @theNASEM identifies critical opportunities to improve the quality of care in nursing homes. Access a high-level overview of their extensive set of recommendations: https://bit.ly/3MYFAU9

The Rhode Island Attorney General's Office and @AARPRI are hosting the Elder Justice Summit on Fri, May 20th from 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM. The program will feature experts and advocates across the state that work to protect older adults. Register below! https://bit.ly/3LHxaA9

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Older Americans Month (OAM) 2022

Every May, the Administration for Community Living (ACL) leads the nation’s observance of Older Americans Month (OAM). In 2022, ACL will be focusing on aging in place – how older adults can plan to stay in their homes and live independently in their communities for as long as possible. The…

New Report From the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine 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…

2022 Elder Justice Summit

  The Rhode Island Attorney General’s Office and AARP RI are hosting the Elder Justice Summit on Fri, May 20th from 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM. The program will feature experts and advocates across the state that work to protect older adults.    Speakers: • Rhode Island Attorney General Peter…

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.