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AARP Scorecard Ranks Rhode Island’s Performance in Supporting Its Seniors

According to a new state-by-state “Scorecard” report from the AARP, Rhode Island is ranked 32nd nationwide for meeting the long-term care needs of its more vulnerable residents, including seniors. The report, titled “Picking Up the Pace of Change: A State Scorecard on Long-Term Services and Supports for Older Adults, People read more »

Planning Tips for Aging in Place

“Aging in place” is a focused decision to continue to live independently, safely and comfortably in your own home, while still surrounded by the healthcare, ability-related and social support you may require. Yet a recent article in the Washington Post reports that a mere 1 percent of homes are conducive… read more »

Planning for Predictable Problems in Later Life

Throughout their lives, many people push themselves to do things that make them a little uncomfortable: they write wills, they buy burial plots, and they may even discuss their wishes for organ donation. Even though thinking about what will happen when they pass away is a step outside the emotional… read more »

A Simple Yet Powerful Practice to Prevent Falls

Winter may be (gradually) on its way out, but slips and falls are still a very real threat for anyone spending time outside. For seniors especially, the general risk of falls—indoors or out—is higher than the rest of the population. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say… read more »

Help for Seniors Affected by RIPTA Cuts

Earlier this month, there was a big setback for many transit users in Rhode Island: the elimination of no-fare bus rides for low-income disabled and elderly people. RIPTA passPrior to February 1st, those who qualified could receive a no-fare bus pass, which enabled thousands of people to maintain independent lives –… read more »

How Rhode Island Seniors Can Get Help with Heating Bills

In the depths of winter, the last thing seniors should be worrying about is whether they can pay their heating bills, though this is an unfortunately reality for many. But thanks to new federal funding, more Rhode Island seniors will be able to get financial assistance with their home heating… read more »

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