Seeking Nominations: The AARP’s “Andrus Award for Community Service”

The annual Andrus Award for Community Service is AARP’s most prestigious and visible volunteer award. It recognizes individuals who are sharing their experience, talent and skills to enrich their communities in ways that are consistent with AARP’s mission, vision, and commitment to volunteer service, and that inspire others to volunteer.  Only one volunteer per state (or…

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Scituate Senior Center at Chopmist Hill Inn

Scituate Senior Center Exterior

Guest Post by Dina Elhelw, Director Scituate Senior Center at Chopmist Hill Inn — Picture an early morning, sitting on the patio in a rocker with a friend. You realize that your friend looks far different from the person that you have known all of your life. You look over and glance to see a…

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Community Dinner events made to create ‘Age-Friendly RI’

The following story (authored by Kendra Gravelle) appeared in the East Greenwich Pendulum on June 23rd.  The article can be found HERE on RICentral.com or is pasted below: EAST GREENWICH—With the senior population quickly growing across the state, several efforts are underway to build age-friendly communities. On Tuesday, Lt. Governor Dan McKee teamed up with…

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Age-Friendly Budget Passed by RI General Assembly

By Maureen Maigret, Chair Aging in Community Subcommittee of the Long Term Care Coordinating Council — Advocacy groups including the Aging in Community Subcommittee, the Senior Agenda Coalition and AARP collaborated on achieving a more Age-Friendly state budget for the coming fiscal year starting on July 1st. Studies consistently show remaining in their own homes…

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Food Insecurity and Rhode Island Seniors

Do you or your agency work with Rhode Island senior populations? Please join a webinar to learn about food insecurity among Rhode Island seniors and programs you can access to increase access to and affordability of healthy food for this population. Our presenters will cover the state of food insecurity among seniors in Rhode Island…

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Tufts Health Plan Foundation Announces New Mini-Grant Opportunities

Tufts Health Plan Foundation logo

Tufts Health Plan Foundation today announced a new mini-grant program. The Momentum Fund will advance 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; $100,000 has been allocated for each state. “Many communities are developing innovative solutions to improve the well-being…

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Our Spring newsletter is here….

Age-Friendly RI is very pleased to share our Spring 2018 newsletter with you.  There is tremendous momentum for age-friendly policies and programs across Rhode Island and we encourage you to reach out to us with your ideas and enthusiasm. If you would like to join the e-mailing list, please contact us to let us know.…

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