Older Adult’s Silence on Driving Difficulties Can Be Deadly

In 2016, more than 200,000 drivers ages 65 and older were injured in a traffic crash and more than 3,500 were killed. With seniors outliving their ability to drive safely by an average of seven to 10 years, families should not wait to talk about safety. The latest study released by the AAA Foundation for…

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West View Nursing Wins Excellence in Action Award!!

NRC Health is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Excellence in Action awards, recognizing long-term care and senior living organizations for outstanding resident and employee satisfaction. View the complete winners list. This honor, awarded exclusively to NRC Health post-acute clients, recognizes organizations that achieve the highest overall resident or employee satisfaction scores of the…

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West View rehabilitation, West Warwick

Come to West View to Celebrate National Senior Citizens Day

Some people celebrate Senior Citizens Day on August 14 as it was the day former U.S. president Franklin Roosevelt signed the landmark Social Security Act into law in 1935.  But with President Ronald Reagan signing of Presidential Proclamation 5847 on August 19, 1988, and the date of celebrating Senior Citizens Day (changed to National Senior…

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The Month of August Puts Spotlight on Vaccines

National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) is an annual observance held every August to spotlight the importance of vaccination for people of all ages. Communities across the nation country use the month each year to raise awareness about the important role vaccines play in preventing serious, sometimes deadly, diseases across the lifespan.  The annul NIAM is sponsored by…

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Cicilline Celebrates Medicare’s Anniversary by Calling for Cutting Drug Costs

It was a celebration to recognize the 53rd Anniversary of President Lyndon Johnson signing the landmark Medicare legislation into law on July 30, 1965.  House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) joined Seniors Task Force co-chairs Congresswomen Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) and Doris Matsui (D-CA), Democratic Policy and Communications Committee co-chair Congressman David Cicilline (D-RI) and dozens…

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Medicare Economic Drier

AARP Report Shows Medicare Has Economic Impact in Rhode Island

Medicare contributes $2.5 billion to Rhode Island’s economy, equivalent to 21% of state and local government spending in the state, according to a new report from AARP. Medicare also covers 192,186 beneficiaries in Rhode Island. Older Americans have said Medicare is one of their top issues in the 2018 mid-term elections, and AARP Rhode Island…

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Lt. Governor McKee Renews State Efforts to Combat Alzheimer’s Disease

As part of his effort to update Rhode Island’s State Plan on Alzheimer’s, Lt. Governor Dan McKee is launching a series of Town Hall meetings across the state to collect input from Rhode Islanders whose lives have been impacted by the disease. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, Rhode Island Chapter, the prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease…

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Livable Communities

East Providence, RIC Foundation Among AARP Community Challenge Grantees

Last week, the Washington, DC-based AARP announced the awardees for its 2018 AARP Community Challenge grant program, two came from the Ocean State.  According to AARP, a total of $1.3 million will be distributed to fund 129 “quick action” projects across the country, helping these communities make immediate improvements and jump start long-term progress to…

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care giving

Governor Raimondo signs bills creating New Independent Provider Program 

  Governor Gina M. Raimondo today signed legislation (S 2734 and  H 7803) at East Providence-based Goldsmith Manor establishing an Individual Provider model (IP) for home care in Rhode Island. The model will give seniors and people with disabilities another option to be cared for at home where they can continue to reside in their communities…

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