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!

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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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.

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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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Interested in applying for a THPF grant?

Addressing policy and engaging in advocacy is essential to building healthy, age-friendly communities. The Foundation is accepting letters of intent in the Policy & Advocacy grant focus area. The deadline is Friday, July 23, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. ET. Visit their website to learn more about what can be funded…

BeKind RI Volunteers Make a Difference

Helping a neighbor in need is now easier than ever, and with 1 in 4 Rhode Islanders facing food insecurity, there’s never been a more crucial time to reach out for help. Launched April 1st of this year, Be Kind RI seeks to bridge the gap between growing food insecurity,…

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There is still time to register for this free webinar on the role of vibrant outdoor spaces in building livable communities for all.

6/22 @ 10 am

https://local.aarp.org/aarp-event/agefriendlylivable-communities-webinar-ri-062221-4nndfsjylh4.html

Congratulations to Dr. Donald M. Berwick on receiving The John A. Hartford Foundation Trustees Award for his decades of dedication to improving health care quality and safety for older adults.
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Are you a caregiver? Do you provide help to a family member, a loved one or a friend? New Caregiver Support Circles being offered online by The Village Common with @HealthyAgingRI. For more info: 401 228 8683

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So you're familiar with the Gaspee Days Parade but do you know why we have it? Learn about the fascinating historical context underpinning the festivities in the latest episode of the AFRI radio hour.

https://omny.fm/shows/wprv-programming/age-friendly-ri-radio-hour-6-9-21

Providence could be one of the most bike friendly places in the country, with the right leadership. Thank you to Catherine Taylor and Meg Tucker for advocating for safer and greener streets! https://twitter.com/AARPRI/status/1401908817097629696

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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.