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.

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.

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.

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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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…

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There is still time to register to join us and @AARPRI for this FREE virtual webinar as we welcome Terrence Gray from @RhodeIslandDEM for a conversation on DEM’s strategic focus and their efforts to preserve outdoor spaces with accessibility in mind.

https://aarp.cvent.com/events/age-friendly-livable-communities-webinar-ri-07-28-21/event-summary-62f8a973e94e4a12b1d5e472f0d612c9.aspx

Meet AARP Rhode Island's new State Director, Catherine Taylor, in an interview conducted by #AARPRI volunteers and a representative from one of our many fine community partners. http://spr.ly/6010yTMUe @AgeFriendlyRI @HealthyAgingRI @ProgresoLatino

The National Aging and Disability Transportation Center has announced a new funding opportunity to provide an opportunity for communities to address the transportation needs and preferences of older adults and people with disabilities.

https://www.nadtc.org/grants-funding/nadtc-grant-opportunities/current-nadtc-funding-opportunities/

Join us tomorrow from 3-4 on the AFRI Radio Hour for a convo about care planning! Tune in on WPRV AM-790 and consider calling in live with questions via 401-437-5000

RAMP's first Annual Accessibility is Beautiful Festival will highlight the importance of accessibility and inclusion. Learn more and register below!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/accessibility-is-beautiful-tickets-163080232365

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There is still time to register to join us and AARP RI for this FREE virtual webinar as we welcome Terrence Gray from Rhode Island DEM for a conversation on DEM’s focus and how the department strikes a balance to preserve outdoor spaces while ensuring accessibility to the public for all to enjoyaarp.cvent.com/events/age-friendly-livable-communities-webinar-ri-07-28-21/event-summary-62f8a973... ... See MoreSee Less
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Join us tomorrow from 3 to 4 pm on the Age-Friendly RI Radio Hour for a conversation about care planning with Ellen Dipala from Honoring Choices and Samantha Morton from Medical-Legal Partnership Boston. Tune in on WPRV AM-790 and access the tool kit they will be referring to that includes Rhode Island care planning information,documents, and resources to help get you started to make a plan and connect to care below!www.honoringchoicesmass.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Honoring-Choices-Massachusetts-and-Rhode-I... ... See MoreSee Less
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Join us and AARP RI for this FREE virtual webinar as we welcome Terrence Gray from Rhode Island DEM for a conversation on DEM’s focus and how the department strikes a balance to preserve outdoor spaces while ensuring accessibility to the public for all to enjoyaarp.cvent.com/events/age-friendly-livable-communities-webinar-ri-07-28-21/event-summary-62f8a973... ... See MoreSee Less
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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.