To stay apprised of Age-Friendly events and programming happening throughout the state check out the calendar tab on the AFRI website. Submit an Event:  Promote your event and help build a comprehensive calendar of age-friendly events in Rhode Island! We have added functionality that allow community partners to easily submit their own events through a…

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The Age-Friendly RI Radio Hour  Listen weekly on AM 790, Wednesdays from 3:00 – 4:00pm. New guests join our host, John Tassoni, each week. Missed the episode live? Listen here to recordings of the Age-Friendly Radio Hour. Have an idea of a guest you would like to hear from?  Please send us an email to info@agefriendlyri.org and…

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The AARP Community Challenge provides small grants to fund “quick-action” projects that can help communities become more livable for people of all ages. Applications are being accepted for projects to improve housing, transportation, public space, technology (“smart cities”), civic engagement and more. Key Dates April 1, 2020: Applications are due by 11:59 pm (ET) May 26, 2020: Applicants…

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The Kingston Free Library is offering a series of healthy aging seminars to support older Rhode Islanders. The six-module “Tools for Healthy Living” program co-sponsored in collaboration with the University of Rhode Island’s Geriatric Education Center helps participants learn strategies and cultivate skills to better manage their health and well-being. Thus far, the program has…

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As people live longer and healthier lives, they are contributing to communities and fueling economic growth well past the traditional retirement age. The economic and societal contribution of Americans age 50-plus was estimated to be worth almost $9 trillion in 2018 and is projected to grow, benefiting society and Americans of all ages. Five insights…

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The Boston University Initiative on Cities released its annual Menino Survey of Mayors where municipal leaders from 119 cities from across the country answered a range of questions on diverse issues. The 2019 Menino Survey of Mayors uses a combination of open- and closed-ended questions to explore a myriad of salient local issues and policy priorities.…

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Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center If interested in volunteering at the Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center, email susan@thepnc.org or stop by the center at 27 Chase St., Pawcatuck.   Ocean Community YMCA The Ocean Community YMCA is looking for a variety of volunteers at all three of its locations in Westerly, Mystic, and Richmond. For more information, contact Jennell Westervelt at…

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A new review of more than 400 studies finds that ageism is linked to worse health outcomes in adults. The studies included in the review looked at a host of effects tied to ageism, including how older adults are excluded from research, are denied work opportunities, and how ageism leads to worse physical and mental health. More…

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AFRI regularly culls news articles and pertinent postings that highlight national, state and local efforts to support age friendly communities. Check out a few of the news clippings shared below to stay apprised of the movement in Rhode Island and lessons learned from recent research in this space:   Investing to empower Rhode Islanders to…

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