Forty community-based organizations will receive a Momentum Fund mini-grant of up to $10,000 from Tufts Health Plan Foundation. Now in its second year, the fund was established to foster promising ideas and support cities and towns in their efforts to make their communities better places to grow up and grow old.
The Momentum Fund is supporting 10 unique projects in each of Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Hampshire. Each is community-led, addresses healthy aging and includes older people in the planning and implementation process. The projects address the social determinants of health, including access to healthy food and affordable housing. Several projects provide support for people living with dementia and promote healthy aging in multicultural communities.
The 2019 Momentum Fund grant recipients from Rhode Island are shared below:
Cranston Senior Services
Family Service of Rhode Island
Aging Creatively: Building Community and Fighting Stigma Through Art
Self-Measured Blood Pressure Monitoring Project
Hope’s Harvest Rhode Island
Sharing the Bounty with Aging Rhode Islanders in Need
LMW Healthcare, Inc.
Age Friendly Westerly Action Team
Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island, Inc.
Seniors Serving Seniors
Progreso Latino, Inc.
Central Falls, R.I.
Siempre Contigo-Creating a Dementia Friendly Central Falls
Rhode Island Community Food Bank
Pilot Project: Increasing access to food for low-income seniors
Building Community with LGBT Seniors
The Providence Village of Rhode Island
Developing New Villages in Rhode Island
Click HERE for the full list of recipients