New Funding Opportunity from the RI Foundation

The Rhode Island Foundation is accepting grant applications for its new Behavioral Health Fund. The goal of the Behavioral Health Fund grant program is to address behavioral health (mental health and substance use) needs before people are in crisis. Nonprofit organizations have until November 19 to apply. Preference will be given to proposals that: Show…

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Community Table Night is Back!

Diners are invited to sit together and enjoy their meal at a large community table. Participants order directly from the menu and a separate check will be created for each diner. Here is an opportunity to meet neighbors, make new friends, and enjoy a night out. **Special Guest!  Lieutenant Governor Dan McKee is planning to attend…

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Growing Older In Burrillville: Nonprofit Group Seeks Local Opinons

This article originally appeared on www.nrinow.news on 9/11/18 By Sandy Seoane September 11, 2018 BURRILLVILLE – According to data recently compiled by Tufts Health Plan Foundation, 22 percent of Burrillville residents are now age 60 and older. Projections from the Statewide Planning Office indicate that the percentage of people age 65 and older in Rhode…

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Growing Older in Burrillville: Share Your Challenges and Ideas

Please join Age-Friendly RI on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 to talk about the challenges, opportunities and the ideas you think would make growing older in the state’s Northwest corner even better. If we are fortunate, we grow older. With aging comes challenges – big and small – we want to hear from you – what’s…

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Lieutenant Governor’s Office and Alzheimer’s Association Collaborate to Launch Community Town Hall Series Addressing Alzheimer’s Disease

By Michelle LaFrance, Public Policy and Public Relations Specialist at Alzheimer’s Association Rhode Island Chapter —  Alzheimer’s remains the only disease among the top 10 causes of death in America that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed and must remain a health care priority across the country. More than 23,000 Rhode Islanders are living…

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Age-Friendly Rhode Island Receives AARP Community Challenge Grant

The Rhode Island College Foundation was recently awarded a grant totaling $3,500 from the national AARP Community Challenge, which received more than 1,600 applications from nonprofits and government entities from across the country. The award directly supports the work of Age-Friendly Rhode Island, an interdisciplinary, multi-sector coalition committed to healthy aging, hosted at Rhode Island College.…

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CareBreaks Helps Husband and Wife Through Sickness and Health

By Susan E. Bouchard, Age-Friendly RI  John Grimes, 75, of Warwick, R.I. made a promise to his wife on their wedding day that he’d be there for her in sickness and in health. It’s a vow he’s keeping. Gail, 73, a retired emergency room nurse, spends most of her days in a hospital bed in…

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2018 RI Caregiver of the Year Awards: Call for Nominations

November is National Family Caregiving Awareness Month. It is a special time to thank, support, and honor the caregivers in Rhode Island. The Family Caregiver Alliance of Rhode Island in partnership with the Division of Elderly Affairs is proud to co-sponsor the RI Family Caregiver of the Year Award which was established to honor and…

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URI Engaging Generations: Cyber-Seniors Program

By Dr. Skye Leedahl, Assistant Professor, URI – What was your favorite part of the program? “Getting to know a young student!”  This is a common response from participants in the University of Rhode Island (URI) Engaging Generations: Cyber-Seniors Program.  People who sign up for our program, held mostly at senior centers, often come to…

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