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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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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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