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A Guide to Essential Government Resources for Seniors

Important Government Phone Numbers and Websites As we gracefully age, access to key government resources becomes paramount for a secure ...

Unlocking the Benefits of Lifelong Learning: Continuing Education for Seniors

Unlocking the Benefits of Lifelong Learning: Continuing Education for Seniors As we age, the pursuit of knowledge doesn't fade away ...
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What do veterans think about Calling All Veterans Day?

See what veterans are saying about Calling All Veterans Day: ...

The Latest Challenge Faced by Caregivers of Older Adults: Managing Polypharmacy

The Latest Challenge Faced by Caregivers of Older Adults: Managing Polypharmacy As the population continues to age, the number of ...

RI Medicaid Renewals Are Beginning-Don’t Risk Losing Coverage

RI Elder Info recently spoke with Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) Secretary Novais regarding the Medicaid renewals ...

Self-care at the Holidays for People Caring for Aging Loved Ones

Self-care at the Holidays for People Caring for Aging Loved Ones Holidays bring joy and warmth into your lives but ...

Snow Shoveling for Seniors in Rhode Island

Snow Shoveling for Seniors in Rhode Island These programs can sometimes have waitlists-the early bird gets the snow shoveled! This ...
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WPRI Elderly Health Check Alert

Deb Burton is interviewed by WPRI on the discovery of two partially decomposed bodies in the Woonsocket home of the ...

Firecrackers

Firecrackers Feisty, spirited, curmudgeonly, fiercely independent, stubborn. We know people who embody these words. They are our friends and our ...

Romance Scams

February 14th is the celebration of St. Valentine aka Valentine's Day. St. Valentine is reported to be a Roman priest and ...

Launching 5G -the end of 3G

Launching 5G -the end of 3G Beginning this month, January 2022, mobile phone providers will be turning off their 3G ...

Holiday Meals on Christmas Eve & Christmas 2021

Holiday Meals on Christmas Eve & Christmas 2021 Christmas Eve, December 24, 2021 Community Baptist Church 50 Dr Marcus Wheatland ...

7 Questions to Change the Conversation

7 Questions to Change the Holiday Conversation Tis the season of holiday gatherings-Thanksgiving, Chanukah, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Kwanza, New ...

In Another Opinion – Deb Burton PBS Interview

In Another Opinion - Deb Burton PBS Interview Host Peter Wells interviews Deb Burton from RI Elder Info, an elderly ...

Essential Caregivers and Residents Rights

Essential Caregivers and Residents Rights October is nursing home resident rights month. Residents in long term care retain all of ...

20 Years Later-Remembering 9/11

The sky was bright blue with no clouds. The temperature was perfect. One of those warm late summer days that ...

RI Medicaid for Long Term Services and Supports

RI Medicaid for Long Term Services and Supports Sarah Harrigan, Administrator of Long Term Care & Social Supports at RI ...

If You Suspect Something, Say Something!

If You Suspect Something, Say Something! Homeland Security has a slogan "If you See Something Say Something" . They don't ...

COVID, Your Teeth & Free Dental Care in RI

COVID, Your Teeth & Free Dental Care in RI Several recent articles in the New York Times, Prevention and the ...

Addictions and Aging No Laughing Matter

John Tassoni of the Substance Use and Mental Health Leadership Council discusses common stereotypes about addictions. John also shares resources ...

Help with Funeral Costs Due to COVID

Help with Funeral Costs Due to COVID In the past year we have lost over a half million people to ...

Operation Connect Resource Guide

Operation Connect is a printable resource guide for Military Members, Veterans, their families and the Community. The information is updated ...

COVID Public Service Videos by Community

COVID Vaccination Public Service Video's made by and for each community Below is a list of public service videos made ...

Transportation to get the COVID Vaccine

How to Get to Vaccination Sites The recent Senate Hearing on the COVID vaccine roll out and the COVID Task ...

COVID Vaccination Information by RI Community

COVID Vaccination Information by RI Community please use the drop down on the top right of this page to translate ...

Does Medicare pay for the COVID vaccine?

Does Medicare pay for the COVID vaccine? Helen Mulligan is an expert from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. She ...

7 Questions Family Caregivers Must Know the Answers To

7 Questions Family Caregivers Must Know the Answers To As a caregiver you may play many different roles in your ...

7 Things We Learned in 2020

2020 has been a year for the record books! As we get ready to escort 2020 to the door and ...

How to Save Money on Your Utility Bills!

How to Save Money on Your Utility Bills! Eileen Barrett of RISE Engineering shares how to save money on heating ...

COVID Test for Homebound Seniors and Disabled Individuals

Staying healthy while staying at home can sometimes be a challenge. The following organizations provide services in the home to ...

RI Voter Information Interview with Nellie Gorbea

Deb Burton of RI Elder Info interviews RI Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea about voting rights of residents in long ...

Residents Rights in Long-Term Care

October is Nursing Home Resident’s Rights Month COVID has made many Americans stop and consider residents in long term care ...

What is the RI Special Needs Registry? Who Should Register and Why?

What is the RI Special Needs Registry? Who Should Register and Why? Our interview with Andrea Creach the Rhode Island ...

Virtual Senior Resource Fair Live Stream Event

Streaming Live on RI Elder Info Facebook Page! Click here to watch! On October 1st from 9am-Noon, RI Elder Info ...

Friday Friends Grandparents Caring for Grandchildren Due to the Opioid Crisis -Grands Flourish

Grandparents Caring for Grandchildren Due to the Opioid Crisis -Grands Flourish Magdalena Andreozzi, is the Founder of Grands Flourish www.grandsflourish.org, ...

Friday Friends RAMP-Real Access Motivates Progress

What does accessible mean in real life? RAMP-Real Access Motivates Progress Tina Guenette Pedersen is a powerful advocate for individuals ...

Friday Friends RI Memory Cafes founder Laurie Mantz

Friday Friends RI Memory Cafes founder Laurie Mantz Laurie Mantz launched the first Virtual Memory Cafe in Rhode Island! Memory ...

Interwoven

As I sit with a light afghan on my lap to protect me from the chill of the air conditioner ...

Friday Friends Mental Health Resources in the Age of COVID-a talk with Laurie-Marie Pisciotta

Mental Health Resources in the Age of COVID-a talk with Laurie-Marie Pisciotta Laurie-Marie Pisciotta, Executive Director of the Mental Health ...

Friday Friends Strokes and Aphasia What you need to know!

Just ASK-Aphasia Stroke Knowledge Denise Lowell, founder of Just ASK- Aphasia Stroke Knowledge- explains what aphasia is and shares her ...

Friday Friends Accessible Activities in the Ocean State

Accessible Activities in the Ocean State On Episode #2 of Friday Friends Cindy Elder Chief, Business Development Office of RI ...

Friday Friends Senior Agenda Coalition’s Bill Flynn

Friday Friends Senior Agenda Coalition's Bill Flynn Bill Flynn discussed the need for advocacy for issues that impact our ability ...

It’s the Little Things

It’s the Little Things Study after study confirms what most of us already know- people want to age in place.  ...

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day June 15th

Social Isolation and Elder Abuse In the time of COVID-19 we are home, remaining safely way from the Coronna virus ...

For Us, It is Not Enough for Us to Not Be Racist 

For Us, It is Not Enough to Not Be Racist My heart broke as I watched the final moments of ...

Community Family Chat

Community Family Chat One thing COVID-19 has taught us is how connected and interconnected we are with people across the ...

May is Military Caregiver Month

May is Military Caregiver Month Designating the month of May as Military Caregiver month provides an opportunity to raise awareness ...

Getting Help When Caregiver Burnout Hits

Getting Help When Caregiver Burnout Hits The wedding day comes and goes in a blink of an eye. Now the ...

A Word About Nursing Homes & COVID-19

A Word About Nursing Homes & COVID-19 Families have shared their anguish and frustration on the evening news as COVID-19 ...
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Innovation As An Antidote

Very happy to have RI Elder Info featured on Innovation As An Antidote!! https://youtu.be/JZhQr_s0NTM ...

Help for Seniors in Many Forms

Help for Seniors in Many Forms Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care. -Theodore ...

Elder Care Professionals-What Are They & Why You May Want to Hire One

Elder Care Professionals-What Are They & Why You May Want to Hire One As we spend time with our family, ...

Pharmacies that Deliver Near Me

Pharmacies that Deliver Near Me During the COVID-19 crisis you may want to have your medications delivered to your home ...

Community Contacts for Seniors in Need or Volunteers due to COVID-19

Community Contacts for Seniors in Need or Volunteer This information was gather 3/18, 19, 20, 23. Updated 3/26 If you ...

Restaurants Providing Take Out or Delivery Near Me

Restaurants Providing Take Out or Delivery Near Me The information below has been compiled from multiple sources to help our ...

Grocery Stores with special shopping hours for Seniors & Individuals with Disabilities

Grocery Stores Offering Special Shopping Hours for Seniors and Disabled Individuals (as of 5/11/20 evening) Aldi's 6am-7am Big Lots "first ...

COVID-19 Community Information

Corona Virus (COVID-19) (RI Elder Info does NOT provide medical, legal or financial advice.) It is critical that you have ...

Rhode Island Memory Cafe’s

Rhode Island Memory Cafe's One of the most difficult parts of advancing neurodegenerative disorders, better known as dementia, is the ...

Grandparents Who Parent-Grandfamilies or Skip-Generation Families

Grandparents Who Parent-Grandfamilies or Skip-Generation Families For some Seniors, the squeals and giggles of their visiting grandchildren are a welcome ...

Elvis, Air Guitar and the Face in the Mirror

Elvis, Air Guitar and the Face in the Mirror Aging isn’t one of those things that happens overnight. You don’t ...

Healthy People Wanted!

Healthy People Wanted! February is the month that our New Year’s resolutions have begun to fizzle. The Christmas cookies are ...

Scammers Working Overtime!

Scammers Working Overtime! A word of caution-the IRS Scammers are working overtime to steal your money! By the end of ...

Happy Hearts, Chocolate, Dinner, Flowers and Wine!

Happy Month of Hearts, Chocolate, Dinner, Flowers and Wine! Ah yes February the month of love and forgotten New Year’s ...

Elder Orphans-Aging Alone

Research done by Maria Torroella Carney, Chief of Geriatric and Paliative Medicine at Northwell Health of Great Neck New York ...

Happy New Year! Happy New Decade!! What an exciting decade this will be!

Beginning this year-2020, there will be three presidential elections (2020, 2024 and 2028) which will determine the fate of our ...

Beat the Summer Heat

Summer Heat Should Be Enjoyed in Moderation After such a cool and damp spring the sunshine and hot weather is ...

June is Elder Abuse Awareness Month

June is Elder Abuse Awareness Month 1 out of every 10 people over the age of 60, who live at ...

May is Older American’s Month

May is Older American's Month Perennial People Aging Successfully by Refusing to Accept Life as a Long Road to Decrepitude ...

RI Elder Info helps Seniors & Caregivers-video

RI Elder Info helps Seniors & Caregivers Here is a video clip from a website visitor from Westerly RI ...
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