Caregivers and Election Day Voting

Every vote counts and caregivers can make a difference in the upcoming primary elections by voting.  AARP Rhode Island State Director Kathleen Connell urges all registered voters to review candidates’ positions on the issues and to cast ballots in the September 12 Rhode Island primary elections. “The 2018 midterms will be among the most historic…

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Community Conversation at the South Kingstown Senior Services Center

Community Conversation Kicks Off at South Kingstown Senior Services Center

Health and Human Services Secretary Eric J. Beane and Division of Elderly Affairs Director Fogarty came to South Kingston Senior Center to host the first in a series of community conversations on caring for seniors and Rhode Islanders with disabilities.  More than 50 people attended and had the opportunity to share their thoughts on the…

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“Livable Home Modifications” Make Life Easier and Safer

At press time, as the Rhode Island General Assembly finishes up its legislative work, the recently released state budget for Fiscal Year 2019, which begins on July 1, contains double the amount of funds for the Rhode Island Livable Home Modification Grant Program. The current budget funds the program at $250,000, and the budget approved…

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Social Security Annual Trustees Report

Social Security Reforms Needed to Keep Program Fiscally Afloat

The Social Security Board of Trustees today released its anticipated annual report on the long-term financial stability of the Social Security Trust Funds. The combined asset reserves of the Old-Age and Survivors Insurance and Disability Insurance (OASDI) Trust Funds are projected to become depleted in 2034, the same as projected last year, with 79 percent…

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New AOA Report Gives Snapshot of America’s Seniors

    Every year, the U.S. Administration on Aging (AoA) compiles the latest facts on the nation’s population compiled primarily from U.S. Census data into a Profile of Older Americans.  These updates give us an updated demographic snapshot of the graying of America.  A Profile of Older Americans: 2017, an annual summary of the latest statistics on older…

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Jumping Jack Challenge Offers New Info About Bone Health

The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) is celebrating May’s National Osteoporosis Month to put the spotlight on the importance of maintaining good bone health.  NOF’s call to action to Break Free from Osteoporosis is an awareness and educational initiative to help the public learn more about building bone strength and preventing fractures. Osteoporosis is referred to as a…

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AARP Launches Intergenerational Health Fitness Program

Just ask, AARP Wellness Ambassador Denise Austin and her daughter, fitness trainer and health coach, Katie Austin, and they’ll tell you that two walking companions are better than one. The mother and daughter, now walking buddies, have teamed up to participate in AARP’s Fit & Fund Health Challenge, a program created to motivate people 50…

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West View Nursing Celebrates Our Nurses!

National Nurses Week is being celebrated all week across the country and is being equally celebrated right here at West View Nursing and Rehabilitation Center! Our amazing Nurses are a source of tremendous pride to us and to our families and grateful residents. Their unswerving dedication, devotion and compassion is what makes our healthcare facility…

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Rhode Island’s Oldest-Old Gather for Older Americans Month

  On May 3, 2018, Governor Gina Raimondo kicks of Rhode Island’s celebration of Older Americans Month by hosting the 41st Annual Governor’s Centenarian Brunch.  The almost two hours gathering of the state’s oldest-old met at the Bridge at Cherry Hill in Johnston. The Rhode Island Division of Elderly Affairs (RIDEA) was given the difficult…

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