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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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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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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Senior Agenda Coalition to Host 2019 Legislative Forum: Register Now

The 3rd Annual Senior Agenda Coalition Legislative Leaders Forum with the Speaker of the House and President of the Senate will be held on March 5, 2019.   WHEN:  Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 10:00 am – 11:30 am WHERE:  Crowne Plaza Grand Ballroom, Warwick, RI To Register online: www.sacforum.eventbrite.com

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Accessible RI Launches New Website

Thanks to a grant from the Rhode Island Foundation, staff and volunteers at the MS Dream Center, and input from the many people with disabilities, a new Accessible RI website is launched: www.access-ri.org. The site provides accessibility information for over 1500 venues covering dining, wellness, cultural, recreational and other places of interest in our state.…

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AARP Community Challenge: Apply for Grant Funding by Wednesday, April 17, 2019

AARP invites you to submit applications for quick-action projects that can help your community become more livable.  Applications are now being accepted through April 17, 2019, for small grants to improve housing, transportation, public space, smart cities and other community elements that support great places for people of all ages. Last year, AARP funded 129…

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Aging in Community Priorities for 2019 Legislative Session

The Aging in Community Subcommittee of the Long Term Care Coordinating Council set the following advocacy priorities for the 2019 state legislative session: Continue No Fare bus program and develop elder transportation options; Restore state funding for Elder Respite Services to address current wait list; Ensure funding to fully develop the Aging and Disability Resource…

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Job Posting: The Village Common, Executive Director

The Providence Village is looking for an Executive Director to drive the creation and operation of a new organization – The Village Common – that will support the growth and sustainability of, not just the Providence Village, but of many more communities of mutual support across Rhode Island. Background Nationwide, the Village Movement is comprised…

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