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AFRI Calendar: View & Submit Events

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 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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Age Friendly News From Around RI & 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:   Office of Healthy Aging offers free…

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Please RSVP: RI Elder Info’s First Annual Anniversary Celebration Fundraiser!

RI Elder Info is a 501c3 nonprofit behind RIElderInfo.com, a comprehensive, expert-curated, multilingual resource for Rhode Island Seniors, Caregivers and Professionals. RI Elder Info aims to empower people throughout the aging journey by providing easy one-stop access to a comprehensive suite of information and resources. The core value driving this work is the belief that…

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Older adults learning technology in URI based intergenerational program

Older adults are adapting to technology at a slower rate compared to the overall population. To help older adults learn how to use technology, programs such as the University of Rhode Island (URI)’s Engaging Generations (E-GEN): Cyber Seniors® Program are providing support. A recent study from URI’s E-GEN program, published in the journal Gerontechnology, described…

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The Rhode Island Chapter of OLOC invites Lesbians 60 years of age or older to join us for a Welcome & Gathering

Old Lesbians Organizing for Change (OLOC) is a national network of Old Lesbians in their 60th year or older working to confront ageism in our communities and our country. They use education and public discourse as primary tools to support: comprehensive immigration reform elimination of violence against women enactment of universal single-payer healthcare for all…

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Please RSVP: OHA All Partner Meetup

Join the Office of Healthy Aging  for their first All Partner Meetup! This networking event serves as an opportunity to promote collaboration and shine a spotlight on the work we do together to serve Rhode Islanders. Please RSVP dircetly with Elise Swearingen via email at elise.swearingen@oha.ri.gov by November 6th (Wednesday). The logistics Where? North Providence…

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AARP RI to Host Series of Community Discussions on the Issue of Skyrocketing Pharmaceutical Drug Prices

Americans pay the highest prescription drug prices in the world and many people are forced to contend with the choice between filling a prescription or buying groceries. Older adults are disproportionally impacted by bloated prescription drug prices. According to John DiTomasso, Associate State Director of Advocacy for AARP Rhode Island, the average older adult on…

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SAVE THE DATE – Festival of Meals: Celebrating 50 Years of Meals on Wheels of RI

Festival of Meals is a tasting gala with an exciting foodie twist—an appetizer-style culinary competition! This exciting new event will be held on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019 at the Pawtucket Armory Arts Center located at 172 Exchange St., Pawtucket, RI and will boast an evening of fabulous tastings, cocktails, an exciting culinary competition and spectacular auctions. There will be a private VIP…

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