A new survey of nearly 3,000 U.S. adults finds that although two-thirds want to age in their current home or community. However, only a third believe that they will be able to do so. The survey highlights three main factors that influence individuals’ ability to age in place: social determinants of health (SDOH) like access to transportation…

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We are one month away from the April 1st deadline to apply for “quick-action” grant funding through the 2020 AARP Community Challenge. AARP invites you to submit applications for quick-action projects that can help your community become more livable. Applications are being accepted for small grants to improve housing, transportation, public space, smart cities, civic engagement and more. And if you…

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Pam Steager is a Senior Trainer, Researcher and Writer with the Media Education Lab at URI. Creator and Director of the Media SmART! Project in the Providence Public School system, she now presents on media literacy locally, nationally, and internationally, is state coordinator for the RI Media Literacy Now initiative, and a longtime media producer.…

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Are you one of the 213,671 Rhode Islanders and 48 million Americans with hearing loss? Do you have a friend, family member, neighbor, employee or colleague with a hearing loss? If so, the Traveling Hearing Loss Seminar may be of interest to you! Participants will learn about: • Facts, Myths and Misunderstanding About Hearing Loss.…

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Community is created at the intersection of people and places. It’s the most tangible place where relationships are formed, challenges are felt, problems are solved. That’s why community-making is important. The Foundation’s Community Grants program provides grants up to $10,000 for community-making efforts that make unique and important things happen at this intersection. Previous Community…

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In December 2016,  the Aging in Community Subcommittee Issued a Strategic Plan encompassing 74 recommended actions related to nine interconnected domains essential to healthy aging in community. This progress report highlights the momentous progress made in implementing the Strategic Plan since its inception three years ago.  Of the Plan’s 74 recommended actions, an impressive 78%…

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  This four-hour and 30-minute training is designed for direct care staff working with older adults and their caretakers. The training is designed to build knowledge related to Dementia and diseases that cause Dementia. Participants will learn the signs and symptoms associated with Dementia with an emphasis on prevention and early detection. Throughout the training,…

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