Tufts Health Plan Foundation Awards $1.2 Million to 11 Community Organizations Investments advance healthy aging policies and practices

WATERTOWN, MA – December 17, 2018 – Tufts Health Plan Foundation today announced 11 new community investments of more than $1.2 million, reflecting the Foundation’s commitment to advancing policies and practices that support healthy aging. These investments are in addition to more than $2 million in previously announced work. “Advocating for public policy or systems…

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Community Table Holiday Luncheon a Success!

We are happy to report that our December “Community Table” holiday luncheon held at Gregg’s Restaurant in Warwick was well attended and based on the feedback, everyone had a wonderful time! About 24 people came to enjoy a tasty lunch and a delicious dessert while meeting new people and learning about activities and programs for…

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Pairing Medical Professionals with Consumer Advocates a Winning Combination in Rhode Island

As we pursue more “age-friendly” health systems, an article by Maureen Maigret, Policy Consultant to Age-Friendly RI, was published in the December issue of the Rhode Island Medical Journal. The article examines the translatable success of a Community Catalyst Geriatrics Provider Collaboration program (funded by the John A. Hartford Foundation) that paired geriatrics experts with…

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RFP for Community Enhancement Grants Has Been Released

The Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) is soliciting proposals from qualified providers for projects that help older Rhode Islanders and those with disabilities thrive in the community. In May 2018, Governor Gina Raimondo announced a multi-phased effort to transform how Rhode Island finances and delivers long-term care and supports to older Rhode…

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Grass-Roots Movement Takes Off in Barrington

By Susan E. Bouchard What started out as a casual conversation about what an age-friendly community looks like has blossomed into an inspiring, grass-roots movement in Barrington, R.I. In April of 2017, Age-Friendly RI and the University of Massachusetts presented the Healthy Aging Data report to a group gathered in Barrington. Among the attendees were…

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Rhode Island Age-Friendly Efforts Highlighted at Annual GSA Conference in Boston

This article was published on November 20th on www.nextavenue.org.  To read the full article, please click HERE: “The Burgeoning Trend of Age-Friendly States” You’ve probably heard about age-friendly communities; maybe you even live in one of the 305 cities and towns with the AARP “Age-Friendly Community” designation. But what you might not know — and what I…

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Kathy McKeon is Honored by the Family Caregiver Alliance

Kathy McKeon was honored by the Family Caregiver Alliance of Rhode Island on November 8th at its 2018 Annual Caregiver of the Year Awards Event held at the State House. She received the Langevin Award for her many years of dedicated advocacy on behalf of caregivers. The Langevin Award was established in honor of Congressman Jim…

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Age-Friendly RI launches a new Healthy Aging calendar for Rhode Island

Age-Friendly RI is delighted to announce the launch of a new Healthy Aging calendar on it’s website.  With easy to use submission links that make promoting your event simple, your organization can add upcoming events to the community calendar to help keep agencies, providers, older Rhode Islanders and a wide array of stakeholders abreast of…

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Community Table Holiday Luncheon: December 11, 2018

Many thanks to the RI Hospitality Association and Gregg’s Restaurants & Taverns for their partnership to produce this event.  For more information and a flyer, please click HERE Older Rhode Islanders are invited to pull up a chair this holiday season and join a “Community Table” luncheon dedicated to sharing good food with great people.…

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