Caregiver of the Year Award Nominations

November is National Family Caregiving Awareness Month and represents a time to thank, support, and honor the caregivers in Rhode Island. The Family Caregiver Alliance of Rhode Island in partnership with the Office of Healthy Aging (formerly the Division of Elderly Affairs), is proud to co-sponsor the RI Family Caregiver of the Year Award which…

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Reframing Aging Training: What You Need to Know to Communicate More Effectively

The Tufts Health Plan Foundation is offering a free webinar focused on leveraging reframing aging research conducted by the Frameworks Institute to advance your work and help facilitate more effective communication.  Through this training, you will learn how to: Avoid words that can derail your messages Bypass mental blocks and encourage openness to new ideas…

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Rhode Island Livable Home Modification Program

A growing body of literature shows that home renovations such as handrails, chair lifts for stairs or roll-in showers  play a significant role in keeping people safely in their homes, active in the community and out of institutionalized care.   However, home modifications can prove challenging to afford on a limited or fixed income. This…

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Age-Friendly News From Around Rhode Island & the Nation

Have A News Tip or Comment? We want to highlight the incredible work happening in Rhode Island around promoting age friendly communities. If there are news clippings from your community that you want shared please send them to info@agefriendlyri.org so we can include them in our newsletters and share with our network of stakeholders across the state. Tech savvy…

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‘Burrillville Aging Stronger’ Hosts Another Successful “Lunch & Learn”

Approximately 250 people turned out today for a “Lunch & Learn” at Wright’s Farm Restaurant hosted by the newly renamed Burrillville Aging Stronger committee. The free event, the second in a series, provided older residents a chance to catch up on happenings about town, enjoy a fabulous family-style chicken dinner, win prizes, visit with vendors,…

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All In: Our School Facilities Community Cleanup

The City of Providence needs your support! The start of the school year is fast approaching and to help get schools ready, The City of Providence is hosting an All In: Our School Facilities Community Cleanup. This is an opportunity for folks to join their friends, neighbors and other stakeholders in the City to help…

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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…

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Kent Hospital Participates in National Age-Friendly Health Systems Initiative

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  Kent Hospital announced last week that it is part of an Age Friendly initiative to enhance health care for older adults, joining more than 100 health systems across the nation striving to promote healthy aging with guidance from The John A. Hartford Foundation and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, in partnership with the American Hospital Association and the Catholic…

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Four RI Assisted Living Communities Designated LGTBQ Safe Zone

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A BCBSRI Safe Zone logo  identifies a healthcare practice or provider that provides safe, affirming, and inclusive care to the LGBTQ community. There are numerous requirements that must be met to earn this certification, including, staff training specific to the care of trans* and LGB people; protection for patients and staff from discrimination based on…

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Pawtucket Senior Center aims to build Inter-generational outdoor space

The Leon Mathieu Senior Center located at 420 Main St. in Pawtucket will soon develop of an outdoor space to promote healthy aging by encouraging community members of all ages to go outside, socialize, and engage in physical activity. This project is made possible through two sources of funding: an AARP Community Challenge grant and…

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