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Join Age-Friendly Rhode Island at their Power-Up RI 2019 Forum
Panel Presentations during the event will showcase local Age-Friendly initiatives from inside RI and beyond.
June 30th 8 - Noon, Crowne Plaza, Warwick RI | Keynote Speaker: Ashton Applewhite
"Applewhite reveals the untapped possibilities of late life - in our communities, at work, and in ourselves."
Registration Required: No charge to attend, but tickets required as space is limited.
Learn more about the program and Register HERE
Courtesy of Age-Friendly RI
A gubernatorial forum and debate between the 2018 candidates will be held on Wednesday, May 9th at the Sheraton Airport Hotel, 1850 Post Road in Warwick, RI.
This forum will be focused on the issue of affordable housing, with the debate portion of the night to be moderated by Bill Rappleye of NBC 10.
Doors open at 6:30PM, the event will begin at 7PM, and is set to conclude by 9PM.
To view the complete article, visit North Kingstown Patch
Courtesy of North Kingstown Patch
Dear Members, Partners and Friends,
Thank you for registering for NLIHC’s 2020 Housing Policy Forum, scheduled to take place on March 25-27. Other NLIHC events planned that week include our state partners’ meeting, a special session for resident leaders, a Capitol Hill Day, and our annual Housing Leadership Awards Reception.
With coronavirus spreading in the United States, and with the health and safety of all attendees, their families, and their communities as our top priority, we are regretfully cancelling the Housing Policy Forum and Capitol Hill Day and postponing the Housing Leadership Awards Reception. We will refund you 100% of your registration fee and will process your refunds soon.
This is an extremely difficult decision given how hard the NLIHC team has planned for what I am certain would have been an outstanding conference, and how much we were looking forward to reconnecting, learning, strategizing, and building power with all of you. But you have important work to do back home in your communities, and we need our movement to end homelessness and housing poverty to be healthy and strong.
There is still much we don’t know about the virus and its spread, and health professionals are providing practical ways people can protect themselves and their communities (see: https://bit.ly/2TFCUSA). Here’s what we do know: the CDC has issued guidance advising that people over 60 years old or those with underlying health conditions should avoid crowds. Many of our conference participants meet this definition. Additionally, the CDC recommended issuing guidance that seniors and people with underlying health issues not fly on commercial airlines because of the coronavirus, but the White House would not allow such guidance to be issued. We take this guidance from our country’s leading health professionals very seriously.
Ultimately, we concluded that we simply cannot risk having our gathering contribute to illness for you or for the people and communities you work with back home.
If you have already scheduled time during Capitol Hill Day with your member of Congress or their staff, keep the time on your calendars and turn the meeting into a call!It is as important as ever to share our policy priorities with policymakers.A rescheduled webinar on NLIHC’s policy priorities - when we’ll launch our new Legislative Action Center - will take place on Wednesday, March 18 at 3:00 p.m. ET. You can register at this link.
Please visit the Commission website at www.gcd.ri.gov for more information
To view the complete article, visit Newport Daily News
Courtesy of Newport Daily News
Cranston has become the second city in Rhode Island to join the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities.
“Your progress in Cranston is reverberating across the state … We want to be another push in the direction of an age-friendly Rhode Island. This is how we get there, one community at a time,” state Office of Healthy Aging Director Rosamaria Amoros Jones said during a press conference to announce the designation Sept. 26 at the Cranston Enrichment Center.
“Today’s a really exciting day … because as everyone here knows, Cranston’s one of the best places to live in America. And it starts right here with all of you,” Mayor Allan Fung said.
He added: “Today is another part of that commitment that we are making as a city … It’s a commitment by all of our different city department, all of our community partners, continuing to meet your needs and our residents’ needs as we grow older in this great city.”
To view the complete article, visit the Cranston Herald
Courtesy of Cranston Herald
By KENDRA GRAVELLE | Oct 20, 2018
To view the complete article, visit The Narragansett Times
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