Aging in Community — Age-Friendly RI Advocacy News

Adding to budget for state respite services

Summer 2019: Aging in Community – Age-Friendly RI Advocacy News Aging in Community and Caregiver Supports, A Focus on Dementia, New Office of Healthy Aging, Stronger Elder Abuse Protections, 
Mark 2019 Legislative Wins  Aging in Community Supports Studies show older persons prefer to remain in their own homes and communities and remaining engaged and connected…

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Age-Friendly RI: Power Up 2019!

Join us as we explore age-friendly innovation in action: Learn from thought-leaders who inspire creative thinking and foster collaborative impact. Let’s expand our ideas about what is possible for an Age-Friendly Rhode Island. Registration Required: No charge to attend, but tickets required as space is limited. (Light breakfast included.) Information HERE Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel,…

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Webinar: Learn about Paid Leave for Caregivers

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 10:00 am – 11:30 am Rhode Island is a leader in providing paid family leave through the Temporary Caregiver Insurance program (TCI) so that workers can take time off work to care for a seriously ill loved one. Many Rhode Islanders are caregivers for their older parents or other family members…

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Newport Makes Progress Towards Becoming an Age-Friendly Community

21.5 percent of Newport residents are over the age of 60, and the percentage of the older population could double by 2040 if state trends continue. At a March 21, 2019 workshop, the city council continued its consideration of becoming an AARP designated “Age-Friendly Community.” For more information, please read and share the recent story,…

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13th Annual Thewlis Lecture: An Evening Celebrating Lives Well Lived!

It is the great pleasure of the RI Geriatric Education Center (RIGEC), the URI Program in Gerontology, the College Health Sciences, and the Office of the Provost to invite you to attend a screening of the documentary “Lives Well Lived” followed by a discussion with the Director, Sky Bergman. Doors open at 4 p.m. with…

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Age-Friendly Group Develops List of Services for Town Seniors

Originally published by Northern Rhode Island News On the Web , By Sandy Seoane – March 14, 2019 BURRILLVILLE – An organization that works to improve conditions for Rhode Island’s aging population has turned their attention to Burrillville, and at meetings over the past several months, community participants have focused their efforts at developing a…

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Growing Older in Burrillville: Continuing the Conversation

When: Wednesday, March 27, 2019 – Coffee and muffins at 10:15 a.m. Meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m. Where: Community Room at Ashton Court, Chapel Street, Harrisville, RI Who should come? Anyone interested in living a full life in Burrillville. Please bring a friend and help us continue the conversation. This is the 4th Community…

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Cox Communications to Host Smart Home Event: April 4th

On April 4, Cox Communications is hosting its first-ever Smart Home event to showcase how future products and services can help seniors achieve connected independence.  Aging experts and community groups are invited to attend this event to see up-close what the aging in place experience for older adults could look like in the Ocean State.…

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Rhode Island Outdoor Recreation: Your Input is Requested

Just a few minutes of your time can influence the future of outdoor recreational opportunities for older adults.  The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management and the Rhode Island Division of Statewide Planning are seeking public input on outdoor recreation across our state to help to inform the Rhode Island Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan…

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