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WEBINAR: Trends & Population Issues Among Older Adults

This webinar is the second in a two-part series targeted at community health workers that explores the trends and considerations at play as the population of older adults continues to increase. The webinar, organized by the Center for Benefits Access, will explore key economic security and health issues that affect this population and need to…

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Medicare Open Enrollment Period Has Begun

The Rhode Island Office of Healthy Aging (OHA) offers free, unbiased coaching and enrollment assistance to Rhode Islanders during the Open Enrollment period, and year-round. More than 200,000 people are covered by Medicare in the state. Rhode Island’s Medicare Open Enrollment period is coordinated by OHA’s nationally recognized State Health Information Program (SHIP). Through a…

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Sign up now to participate in AARP’s Virtual Placemaking Workshop

The 2019 AARP Livable Communities Placemaking Workshop will showcase the many ways local leaders and community volunteers can help to create public spaces that are vibrant, welcoming, safe and accessible. Over the two day workshop,  attendees will: Learn about the economic, social and health impacts of placemaking Be introduced to examples of infrastructure-intensive placemaking efforts that…

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Cranston is now part of the Global movement of Age-Friendly States and Communities

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On Thursday, September 26th, the City of Cranston held a kickoff celebration at the Cranston Senior Enrichment Center to announce their membership in the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities. By actively participating in this global movement, Cranston will have access to evidence based tools and resources to ensure that their aging population is…

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Newport recognized as an Age Friendly Community

Newport City Council members and AARP

The City of Newport has been named an Age Friendly Community by AARP, the nation’s leading advocacy group for older adults . This marks a momentous step in ensuring the city is focused on meeting the unique needs of the approximately 21.5 percent of Newport residents who are over the age of 60. Newport Daily…

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40 for 40: Tufts Health Plan Foundation Contributes $1 Million Dollars to Over 40 New England Non-Profits to Mark Tufts Health Plan’s 40th Anniversary

WATERTOWN, MA – Sept. 24, 2019 – Tufts Health Plan Foundation announced today it is donating an additional $1 million to area non-profits focused on health equity and the social determinants of health. The 40 grants will be distributed to organizations in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island in honor of Tufts Health Plan’s…

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Upcoming Educational Series at Westerly Hospital: Please Share!

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URI is coordinating an upcoming educational series for older adults that aims to enhance the self efficacy of participants by providing them evidence based tools for managing health and well-being.  The free workshop convenes every Tuesday for 6 weeks starting October 8th from 1pm-3:30pm and will be held at the Nardone Conference Center in Westerly…

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