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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We know that Senior Centers, Retirement Home Operators, Caregivers, and families are overwhelmed by keeping their members, residents, clients, and family members safe. Cyber-Seniors are taking extraordinary measures to mobilize their extensive network of trained Cyber-Senior Mentors to provide technology training in the form of online webinars and telephone support for older adults effective immediately.…

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Rhode Island Foundation and United Way of Rhode Island have announced the first round of funding for local nonprofit organizations at the forefront of COVID-19 response. Nearly $1.25 million in grants will be distributed in the coming days to 27 local organizations, including some in the city and the surrounding area.   A joint grants…

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isolation increases the risk of mortality. According to a 2012 study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, both social isolation and loneliness are associated with a higher risk of mortality in adults aged 52 and older. One possible explanation: “People who live alone or lack social contacts may be at increased risk of…

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The Rhode Island Governor’s Commission on Disabilities (RIGCD) has created the RIGCD COVID-19 Resource Guide to assist our community during the COVID-19 pandemic. It contains information about accessing community resources, including those available for families with children, small business owners and employees, and individuals that fall within a high-risk population. The RIGCD intends to update…

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Alice Bonner of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) contextualizes a new report suggesting that if prescribing patterns do not change in the US, older adults will experience at least 74 million adverse drug events requiring medical care and will be hospitalized nearly 5 million times in the next decade. Eliminating Medication Overload: A National Action…

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During the 90-minute live event on Thursday, March 19, at 1 pm government experts will answer your questions and address your health concerns related to COVID-19. They’ll share information that can protect you from coronavirus scams and help you care for your loved ones during this time. Call toll-free 855-274-9507 to join the live event…

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The CDC has identified older adults and people who have severe chronic medical conditions like heart, lung, or kidney disease at higher risk for more serious COVID-19 illness. According to the CDC, early data suggest older people are twice as likely to have serious COVID-19 illness. This is likely because as people age, their immune systems…

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