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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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Caring for Family Caregivers First Annual Conference

Join us, for our first annual Conference for Family Caregivers! During this social event specifically designed for family caregivers who care for loved ones at any age, we will help facilitate relationships and resource gathering opportunities between FCARI, community partners, and RI family caregivers.   Registration is required for this free event, due to limited space. You may […]

Aging Americans – Lack of Caregivers Infographic

Aging Americans – Lack of Caregivers Infographic

Labor of Love – What Caregivers Really Give

Labor of Love – What Caregivers Really Give

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Rhode Island State Alzheimer Plan Survey 2018 (English and Spanish Versions)

With the hard work and dedication of the office of the Lt. Governor and the RI Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association as well as many other partners, Rhode Island developed a state plan for Alzheimer’s disease and Related Dementia (ADRD) five years ago and has used many of its ideas. It is now being updated […]

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