AGE-FRIENDLY RI: POWER-UP 2019! SAVE THE DATE: Thursday June 20 • 8am-12pm

Generations at play in sunshine on a grassy hill

How Will Rhode Island Respond In New And Innovative Ways To Our State’s Changing Demographics? Join us as we explore age-friendly innovation in action. Learn from thought-leaders who inspire creative thinking and foster collaborative impact. Let’s expand our ideas about what is possible for an Age-Friendly Rhode Island. Details on our event page.

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13th Annual Thewlis Lecture: An Evening Celebrating Lives Well Lived!

It is the great pleasure of the RI Geriatric Education Center (RIGEC), the URI Program in Gerontology, the College Health Sciences, and the Office of the Provost to invite you to attend a screening of the documentary “Lives Well Lived” followed by a discussion with the Director, Sky Bergman. Doors open at 4 p.m. with…

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Age-Friendly Group Develops List of Services for Town Seniors

Originally published by Northern Rhode Island News On the Web , By Sandy Seoane – March 14, 2019 BURRILLVILLE – An organization that works to improve conditions for Rhode Island’s aging population has turned their attention to Burrillville, and at meetings over the past several months, community participants have focused their efforts at developing a…

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Growing Older in Burrillville: Continuing the Conversation

When: Wednesday, March 27, 2019 – Coffee and muffins at 10:15 a.m. Meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m. Where: Community Room at Ashton Court, Chapel Street, Harrisville, RI Who should come? Anyone interested in living a full life in Burrillville. Please bring a friend and help us continue the conversation. This is the 4th Community…

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Cox Communications to Host Smart Home Event: April 4th

On April 4, Cox Communications is hosting its first-ever Smart Home event to showcase how future products and services can help seniors achieve connected independence.  Aging experts and community groups are invited to attend this event to see up-close what the aging in place experience for older adults could look like in the Ocean State.…

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Rhode Island Outdoor Recreation: Your Input is Requested

Just a few minutes of your time can influence the future of outdoor recreational opportunities for older adults.  The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management and the Rhode Island Division of Statewide Planning are seeking public input on outdoor recreation across our state to help to inform the Rhode Island Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan…

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AARP RI Age-Friendly Home Featured at Rhode Island Home Show, April 4-7

AARP can help make where you live a lifelong home that’s comfortable, and a great fit! Visit the Rhode Island Home Show’s AARP Age Friendly Home to learn smart solutions for making your home right for you. From simple modifications to large design projects, we’ll share solutions aimed at serving you for a lifetime. Learn…

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Rhode Island College Gerontology Center to Host a Free Conference

Issues in Aging: Hooked, Hoarding, Harassment, Hazardous Driving A Free Mini-Conference April 17, 2019 9 a.m. – Noon Location:  Main Dining Room, Faculty Center The conference offers sessions on 4 emerging topic of relevance to older adults: The “Hooked” workshop will provide a summary of epidemiology, clinical characteristics, and treatment recommendations regarding opioid use and…

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RI EOHHS releases “Inspired Living in Rhode Island”

In May 2018, Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced a multi-phased effort to transform how Rhode Island delivers long-term care and supports to older Rhode Islanders and those with disabilities. This initiative was informed by earlier action plans and research, including the Reinventing Medicaid, Long-Term Services and Supports Evaluation of Rebalancing Strategies, and Aging in Community…

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Lt. Gov. McKee Unveils Updated State Plan to Address Alzheimer’s

PROVIDENCE, RI — Lt. Governor Daniel McKee unveiled an update to Rhode Island’s State Plan on Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders featuring a new, bold set of recommendations for improving supports and services for Rhode Islanders affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias. The Lt. Governor was joined by Representative Mia Ackerman (D-Cumberland, Lincoln) and Senator…

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