Work Groups — Domains Of Livability

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Nine Key Areas Making Rhode Island More Age-Friendly

Older woman hikes on a snowy day

Building on the work of Aging in Community, a subcommittee of the Long-Term Care Coordinating Council, a strategic plan was created. The plan combines strategies and actions to address the needs of older adults in Rhode Island, and the challenges in gaps in services already identified.

Currently a coalition of stakeholders is working to further develop this plan to build an Age-Friendly Rhode Island. The nine domains, or key areas of concern, identified as being the most vital to elderly Rhode Islanders are:

  • Communication and Information - offering comprehensive information so that older adults can learn about crucial support services
  • Transportation - providing both private and public modes that are affordable to keep seniors mobile
  • Community and Civic Engagement - social participation, volunteering and employment are some of the ways seniors remain connected to and contributing to the community
  • Food Security and Nutrition - assuring access to food that meets nutritional needs and food preferences
  • Economic Security - to maintain basic living standards and ensure financial well-being in meeting expenses for housing, food, healthcare and personal needs
  • Healthcare Access - ensure quality medical care, including preventative, rehabilitative, behavioral, palliative and hospice care
  • Maintaining Outdoor Spaces and Public Buildings - safe streets, accessible buildings and green spaces for physical exercise and recreation
  • Housing - a wide range of affordable options to meet seniors’ needs and preferences to allow them to safely age in the community
  • Supports to Remain at Home - fostering aging in place by adapting homes to accommodate changes that occur with aging, and provide affordable support services