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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Tufts Health Plan Foundation Awards $1.2 Million to 11 Community Organizations Investments advance healthy aging policies and practices

WATERTOWN, MA – December 17, 2018 – Tufts Health Plan Foundation today announced 11 new community investments of more than $1.2 million, reflecting the Foundation’s commitment to advancing policies and practices that support healthy aging. These investments are in addition to more than $2 million in previously announced work. “Advocating for public policy or systems…

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Community Table Holiday Luncheon a Success!

We are happy to report that our December “Community Table” holiday luncheon held at Gregg’s Restaurant in Warwick was well attended and based on the feedback, everyone had a wonderful time! About 24 people came to enjoy a tasty lunch and a delicious dessert while meeting new people and learning about activities and programs for…

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Pairing Medical Professionals with Consumer Advocates a Winning Combination in Rhode Island

As we pursue more “age-friendly” health systems, an article by Maureen Maigret, Policy Consultant to Age-Friendly RI, was published in the December issue of the Rhode Island Medical Journal. The article examines the translatable success of a Community Catalyst Geriatrics Provider Collaboration program (funded by the John A. Hartford Foundation) that paired geriatrics experts with…

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RFP for Community Enhancement Grants Has Been Released

The Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) is soliciting proposals from qualified providers for projects that help older Rhode Islanders and those with disabilities thrive in the community. In May 2018, Governor Gina Raimondo announced a multi-phased effort to transform how Rhode Island finances and delivers long-term care and supports to older Rhode…

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Grass-Roots Movement Takes Off in Barrington

By Susan E. Bouchard What started out as a casual conversation about what an age-friendly community looks like has blossomed into an inspiring, grass-roots movement in Barrington, R.I. In April of 2017, Age-Friendly RI and the University of Massachusetts presented the Healthy Aging Data report to a group gathered in Barrington. Among the attendees were…

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