Point: Aging and Disability Resource Center

Point

Aging and Disability Resource Center

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Rhode Island's free aging and disability resource center (adrc)

Older adults (55+)
Adults living with physical disabilities
Adults living with developmental disabilities
Family, friends, and caregivers

We're here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Call to speak with a trained specialist. We can answer your questions and help connect you to services and resources.

Habla Espanol. And we have interpreters for 100+ languages.

COVID-19 Support

If you are age 55+ or an adult living with a disability, now is the time to get your COVID-19 vaccine or booster shot. 

People who are vaccinated and boosted are highly protected from serious illness or other health outcomes caused by the COVID-19 virus. Your choice to get the COVID-19 vaccine and booster is important for your health and all those around you, like family members, friends, and healthcare providers 

We can help

Contact us to: 

  • Schedule a COVID-19 vaccine, booster, or testing appointment 
  • Learn about in-home vaccination programs 
  • Find vaccine, booster, and testing locations 
  • Get vaccine and booster information and answers to your questions 
  • Schedule transportation 
  • Get language and access services 
  • Find other services and supports 

Feel free to download and utilize any of the following resources to share information about COVID-19:

Are you age 55 or older, an adult living with a disability, or a caregiver?

There are many resources available to you. Call or visit the Point to talk with a specialist today. Calls are free and confidential. We can help you identify your needs, explore resources and services, and help with applying to public and private programs. 

  • Healthcare options 
  • Employment opportunities 
  • Food and utility bill assistance
  • Long-term supports and services 
  • Programs that pay friends or relatives to provide in-home care 
  • Medicare enrollment and evaluation 
  • Plus, all the resources of 211 (Learn more about 211 resources) (Learn more about 211 resources)

Call (401) 462-4444 or 211 anytime.

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Memory and Cognitive Symptoms Resource Referral Form

Are you a healthcare provider to an individual diagnosed with a dementia related disorder? Does your patient or their caregiver want to receive more information about resources available to them?

If you answered "yes" to both of these questions, please use the link below to refer your patient to the Point.

By referring your patient, you are helping us to improve the identification, diagnosis, referral, and care planning process for Alzheimer's Disease Related Dementias.

Thank you for partnering with us to help Rhode Islanders navigate this complex disease.

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Prefer face-to-face?

You can also visit one of six Point offices during business hours. To find the office nearest you, use the RI Aging and Disability Resource Center interactive map here.

Point is a program of Rhode Island Office of Healthy Aging supported by United Way.

Forbes Nonprofit Council members share tips on building mutually beneficial partnerships. PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS.

Form Symbiotic Nonprofit Relationships

Forbes Nonprofit Council

"If not done carefully, a business relationship has the potential to hinder rather than help the work being done by both organizations. To prevent collaborations that hinder nonprofit work, 11 members of Forbes Nonprofit Council, including Cortney Nicolato, United Way of Rhode Island's president and CEO, share how nonprofit leaders can form mutually beneficial relationships with a partner or another organization."

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Rakia Islam is one of the Design Team members. PHOTO: Refugee Dream Center

Nonprofit Center Design Team Announced

GoLocalProv

"United Way of Rhode Island announced on Tuesday the... members of a 'Design Team' that will be tasked with co-creating a vision and plan for... a Nonprofit Resource Center... 'We had a strong application response, and [these] individuals particularly stood out for their collection of unique insights and commitment to collaboration,' said Cortney Nicolato, president and CEO of United Way."

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CORTNEY NICOLATO is the CEO and president of the United Way of Rhode Island. As of Monday afternoon, this year's 401Gives Day raised $3.09 million, breaking last year’s record total by close to a million dollars. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

401Gives raises $3.09M for 507 nonprofits

Providence Business News

"This year's 401Gives Day raised the bar, once again, in supporting the state's nonprofit sector. As of Monday afternoon, the annual online fundraising initiative raised $3.09M, breaking last year's record total by close to a million dollars. It also saw a record number of donors – 12,850 in total as of 2:15 p.m. Monday – and number of organizations supported at 507, exceeding last year's mark by 87."

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Seeking Input for Nonprofit Resource Center

“The Design Team working with United Way of Rhode Island to create a vision and plan for a statewide Nonprofit Resource Center is seeking input from the community to help guide what the center could offer. The first virtual session will look at current nonprofit capacity, followed by a number of visioning sessions focused on brainstorming strategies to strengthen nonprofits.”

Olneyville Community Fund RFP Released

“Continuing its commitment to strengthening the neighborhood it calls home, United Way of Rhode Island has released a request for proposal (RFP) for funding from its Olneyville Community Fund. More than $100,000 in grants is being made available to nonprofits located in Olneyville and those whose work specifically serves the Olneyville community.”

11 Leaders Selected for Design Team

“Work to create a Nonprofit Resource Center to support Rhode Island organizations is picking up steam with the selection of the members of the Design Team that will be tasked with cocreating a vision and plan for what the effort will look like. United Way of Rhode Island… has named 11 nonprofit leaders to the team.”

UPCOMING EVENTS

Visioning Session: Capacity Building Effort

United Way of Rhode Island is partnering with local nonprofit leaders to design a nonprofit resource hub for organizations across the state. Join us for a virtual, 90-minute visioning session to brainstorm strategies to address the needs of Rhode Island nonprofits and structural inequities in the sector. There will be five sessions — choose the one that best fits your schedule.

TUESDAY, 5/31 | 1 P.M.

 

MONDAY, 6/6 | 2:30 P.M.

 

THURSDAY, 6/9 | 9 A.M.

 

MONDAY, 6/13 | 2 P.M.

 

TUESDAY, 6/14 | NOON

Day of Action

Join United Way of Rhode Island for Day of Action on Saturday, June 4 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m at United Way in Providence. We'll be sorting, labeling, and preparing books collected during our Children's Book Drive 2022 for distribution to kids in afterschool and summer learning programs. Three shifts are available — 9 - 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., and 2 - 4 p.m. This is a family friendly volunteer opportunity.

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The Night Is Young

Don't miss the largest young professionals event of the year! Join United Way's Young Leaders Circle for The Night Is Young on Saturday, June 18 from 7 - 11 p.m. at Skyline at Waterplace. Register now to get early bird tickets for $45.

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