Tufts Health Plan Foundation Announces New Mini-Grant Opportunities

 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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Rhode Island’s First Memory Cafe

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Are you or a loved one living with Memory Loss? You can find help at Rhode Island’s first Memory Cafe. Every Third Thursday of the month, starting on June 21 at Temple Beth El, 70 Orchard Street in Providence.

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Social Relationships Later in Life

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SOCIAL RELATIONSHIPS IN LATER LIFE – A Free Mini-Conference at Rhode Island College – April 18, 2018 The level of our connections with other humans has a profound influence on adding years to our lives and life to our years and will be explored through a film and three sessions at the conference. The documentary “The…

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Lt. Gov. Daniel J. McKee on Rhode Island’s Aging Population

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Originally published in the Providence Journal on October 30, 2017 My Turn: Daniel J. McKee: R.I. prepares for an aging population Is Rhode Island prepared for 2030? By that year, nearly 100,000 more Rhode Islanders will be age 65; that’s about one out of every four residents of the state. According to the 2017 Long…

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Neighbors Helping Neighbors

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By Susan E. Bouchard with contributions from Kara Kirby

Nan Levine and her friend Judith Litchman chat in the entranceway of the Providence Art Club.

Lois and Preston Atwood, married for 71 years, share a laugh with Linda Ciolfi, a volunteer driver, as they head to an East Providence salon for haircuts before Lois’ 94th birthday party.

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Pilot Program Underway

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By Susan E. Bouchard
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Age-Friendly Rhode Island’s Strategic Plan calls for testing new models of supporting older adults in the community. One innovative, grant-funded project currently underway is a pilot program bringing behavioral health services directly into housing.

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Senior Power Through Organizing

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By Susan E. Bouchard (Photographs by Susan E. Bouchard) Building senior power through organizing was the focus of the Senior Agenda Coalition of Rhode Island’s tenth annual conference and expo at the Crowne Plaza on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. Keynote speaker Jaime Estades encouraged the more than 300 gathered to learn to organize their power…

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Faith-Based Role in Elder Care

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By Susan E. Bouchard (Photographs by Susan E. Bouchard) Bringing together people of all faiths to help older adults stay connected was the central theme of The Third Age: The Role of Faith-Based Communities in Elder Care conference at the Crowne Plaza in Warwick on Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017. Maureen Maigret, chair of the Aging…

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Special Legislative Update

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Building an Age-Friendly Rhode Island requires advocacy on many levels – with members of Congress, the state legislature and executive branches, municipal leaders, businesses and importantly, those who will benefit from age-friendly activities. While our focus is on making our state more age-friendly for older persons, age-friendly initiatives also benefit persons in all age groups…

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