The Age-Friendly RI Radio Hour is On-Air!

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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Public Meetings to Discuss State’s Transit Master Plan Set for 9/17 & 9/18

Transit Forward Rhode Island envisions how our transportation network should be enhanced and further developed to best meet the travel needs of the state’s residents, workers and visitors. Developing the State’s Transit Master Plan will require leveraging data, public input, and stakeholder feedback. A key part of the process involves a series of public workshops…

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Age Friendly News From Around Rhode Island & The Nation

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. Rhode Island Office of Healthy Aging published…

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Statewide Housing Plan: Public Meetings and Pop-up Events

RIHousing and the Rhode Island Office of Housing and Community Development (OHCD) are hosting three public meetings throughout September to solicit input on issues and opportunities related to housing and community development across the state. These public meetings will  operate as open forums that all are welcome and encouraged to attend. See below for logistics…

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Save the Date: Reframing Aging workshops set for Sept. & Oct.

The Tufts Health Plan Foundation is offering two hands-on workshops focused on leveraging reframing aging research conducted by the Frameworks Institute to advance your work and help facilitate more effective communication.  Through this training, you will learn how to: Avoid words that can derail your messages Bypass mental blocks and encourage openness to new ideas…

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The Nation Is Failing To Feed Our Aging Population

Food Insecurity Map

Kaiser Health News recently published an article that highlights a troubling national trend- the rate of older adults without reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food are increasing due to an underfunded safety net. The authors cite a 2017 report released by Feeding America, suggesting that nearly 8% of Americans 60 and…

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Geriatric Workforce program at URI aims to improve elder health care

With a $3.75 Million dollar grant from the federal Health Resources and Services Administration, URI College of Health Sciences Professor Phillip Clark is leading a team of health care professionals in a statewide initiative to develop an age- and dementia-friendly workforce with the aim of improving the quality of health services and outcomes for older…

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Age Friendly News From Around Rhode Island & The Nation

Reframing Aging Training: What You Need to Know to Communicate More Effectively In case you missed it, the Tufts Health Plan Foundation is hosting another opportunity to join a webinar on September 11th focused on the Reframing Aging communication strategies developed by the Frameworks institute. We tuned in yesterday and appreciated the evidence based recommendations…

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American Planning Association Accepting National Planning Awards Submissions for 2020

Each year, The American Planning Association’s National Planning Awards honor planning efforts, initiatives, and individuals working to cultivate affirming, stronger, and more equitable  communities for all. This represents an exciting opportunity for the “Age Friendly” work  happening in our communities to be shared and recognized! The nomination window for the 2020 National Planning Awards is now…

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Why are relationships so important for systems change?

Join the upcoming FREE webinar discussion Building Relationships to Advance Systems Change on Wednesday, August 28 from 3pm-4pm hosted in partnership with the Collective Impact Forum, FSG, and New Profit. The hour long virtual coffee chat will explore a critical systems change component – Relationships, and how to strengthen connections between your stakeholders and communities.…

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Health Impact Collaborative of Greater Westerly: Older Adult Health Action Team

The Health Impact Collaborative of Greater Westerly is a partnership of citizens and organizations who aim to improve the health of the community through meaningful collaboration and key stakeholder engagement. Their most recent health improvement planning process sparked development of an exciting new action team on older adult health. The Older Adult Health Action Team will…

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