Skip to content

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

Strengthening Ties Between Generations: RI College Intergenerational Service-Learning Course Holds Bittersweet Closing Ceremony

Earlier this month we published a story on an innovative initiative from RI College that launched this semester in which students participated in an experiential learning opportunity that facilitated development of positive relationships with community members; Connection of experiences to academic learning; And development of a deeper understanding of self and empathy and respect for…

Read More

Dementia Training for Life Wins the Social Enterprise Greenhouse Healthcare Accelerator Impact Award

Dementia Training For Life has been awarded the 2019 Health and Wellness Business Accelerator Impact Award by Providence’s Social Enterprise Greenhouse, a non-profit that provides social entrepreneurs and enterprises with the tools and networks they need to thrive. Meg Wirth, the Director of Health and Wellness Venture Development at Social Enterprise Greenhouse said, “We are thrilled…

Read More

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: The John A. Hartford Foundation is providing scholarships for a cohort of Age-Friendly Fellows

The number of older adults is growing rapidly, placing a onus on health systems to find ways to better meet the complex needs of the growing population of older adults. To address these challenges, in 2017, The John A. Hartford Foundation and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, in partnership with the American Hospital Association and the Catholic Health…

Read More

Age-Friendly Funding Opportunity: Tufts Health Plan Foundation’s Systems & Best Practices and Collaboration & Community Engagement grant programs

The Tufts Health Plan Foundation is accepting letters of intent for Systems and Best Practices and Collaboration and Community Engagement grants to community organizations working on age-friendly issues. The deadline to apply is Friday, January 24, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. Reference the Foundations’s website for more information about how to apply. Those interested in submitting…

Read More

Rhode Island College Pilots Intergenerational Service-learning Course

Strengthening Ties Between Generations Hilda Mial, 84, and Eileen MacCathy, 71, say they’re most thankful for the friendships they’ve developed with Rhode Island College students. Mial and MacCathy, who reside in the Providence senior citizen housing facility Charlesgate Park West, receive weekly visits from RIC nursing majors Maria Lako, a senior, and Rosilene DeOliveira, a…

Read More

Tufts Health Plan Foundation Awards Mini-Grants to 10 RI Based Projects, Building on Local Momentum for Age-Friendly Work in the State

Forty community-based organizations will receive a Momentum Fund mini-grant of up to $10,000 from Tufts Health Plan Foundation. Now in its second year, the fund was established to foster promising ideas and support cities and towns in their efforts to make their communities better places to grow up and grow old. The Momentum Fund is…

Read More

JCHS Highlights The Growing Problem of Older Adult Homelessness

In a recent report, the Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS) of Harvard University explains that housing inequality is becoming increasingly evident among older Americans as the number of older households climbs to unprecedented levels. In their Housing America’s Older Adults 2019,published earlier this year, JCHS found that although the number of people experiencing unsheltered…

Read More

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…

Read More
Scroll To Top