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“These Rhody Restaurants are Partnering to Serve Meals with a Side of Meaning”

By Megan Schmit “We’ve been awestruck with both the generosity and gumption shown by Rhode Islanders during this pandemic, particularly when it comes to providing the necessities for those who need or deserve it most. We have schools and churches dishing out meals so no kid goes hungry. Last month, we saw restaurants in Bristol […]

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¡Hola! a Los Adultos Mayores

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HELLO to Older Adults


If You Are Experiencing Homelessness – Please Read

“Housing Help RI is a statewide homelessness prevention initiative to assist Rhode Islanders who are experiencing housing insecurity. The program provides emergency housing assistance to very low-income renters who have been impacted by the COVID-19 emergency and are at immediate risk of homelessness.”  For more information regarding the program, such as eligibility, income guidelines, and […]

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COVID-19: Understanding Economic Impact Payments



New Coronavirus resource guide from NISC!

NISC is committed to helping your center continue to offer quality services and programs to your participants throughout the Coronavirus outbreak. With your help through recent webinars and surveys, we have developed an evolving resource guide with remote programming and service continuity ideas. This guide is available to all senior centers. NISC will host two webinars to discuss […]


Support Groups Are Available Online And By Telephone

The Alzheimer’s Association Rhode Island Chapter has made access to many of its support groups available online and/or by telephone amid the COVID-19 outbreak as the association continues to pursue its mission.   Based on guidance from local public health agencies, the chapter is working to replace in-person community support group meetings across Rhode Island […]


AARP Launches Platform to Find, Give Help During Pandemic

                  AARP Innovation Labs Launches ‘AARP Community Connections’ Platform To Find Help, Or Give It, During Coronavirus Pandemic ‘  WASHINGTON—AARP Community Connections, a new online platform launched by AARP Innovation Labs today, allows users to organize and find local volunteer groups to help pick up groceries, provide […]

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U.S. House Approves Rep. Langevin’s Amendment to Raise Funding for Lifespan Respite to $10 M in the FY 2020 Labor-HHS-Education Spending Bill

Per the National Respite Coalition: “Late last evening, the House passed an important amendment to the FY 2020 Labor-Health and Human Services-Education (Labor-H) spending bill (H.R. 2740). The amendment, offered by our long-standing champion, Rep. Jim Langevin, raises funding to $10 million for the Lifespan Respite Care Program. The recorded vote on the amendment was […]


My Turn: Maureen Maigret: Time to support R.I. family caregivers

My Turn: Maureen Maigret: Time to support R.I. family caregivers By Maureen Maigret Across the nation unpaid family caregivers provide 84 percent of the care needed by family members of all ages. Caregiving is the new norm for many adults. Husbands and wives are caring for their spouses who can no longer carry out daily […]

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