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

AARP Certificate

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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Public Meetings to Discuss State’s Transit Master Plan Set for 9/17 & 9/18

Transit Forward Rhode Island envisions how our transportation network should be enhanced and further developed to best meet the travel needs of the state’s residents, workers and visitors. Developing the State’s Transit Master Plan will require leveraging data, public input, and stakeholder feedback. A key part of the process involves a series of public workshops…

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Age Friendly News From Around Rhode Island & The Nation

AFRI regularly culls news articles and pertinent postings that highlight national, state and local efforts to support age friendly communities. Check out a few of the news clippings shared below to stay apprised of the movement in Rhode Island and lessons learned from recent research in this space. Rhode Island Office of Healthy Aging published…

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Statewide Housing Plan: Public Meetings and Pop-up Events

RIHousing and the Rhode Island Office of Housing and Community Development (OHCD) are hosting three public meetings throughout September to solicit input on issues and opportunities related to housing and community development across the state. These public meetings will  operate as open forums that all are welcome and encouraged to attend. See below for logistics…

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Save the Date: Reframing Aging workshops set for Sept. & Oct.

The Tufts Health Plan Foundation is offering two hands-on workshops 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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