Point: Aging and Disability Resource Center

Point: MyOptions RI

Aging and Disability Resource Center

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

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. 

Get valuable information and assistance about:

  • Home and community-based care
  • Resources for caregivers and their families
  • Assistance with planning for Memory and Cognitive Care
  • Access to public assistance programs such as Medicare and Medicaid, SNAP, Heating and Utility Assistance 
  • Information and answers to your COVID-19 questions
  • Information regarding other valuable resources in the community
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MyOptionsRI

MyOptionsRI connects you to the services and support you might need to live independently, wherever you choose.

MyOptions offers resources for adults with physical disabilities and adults with developmental disabilities.

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Application Assistance for Seniors, Adults with Disabilities, and Caregivers

Contact us at Application.Assistance@unitedwayri.org for help with completing applications for these programs and services, and more:

  • Long Term Services and Supports (LTSS)
  • Home Care
  • Medicare Programs
  • Medicaid Programs
  • Healthsource Plans
  • Adults with Special Needs Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities Services (BHDDS) Applications
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Low-Income Subsidy
  • Medicare Savings Programs
  • Prescription Medications (LINET)
  • Housing

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 and Related Disorders.

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

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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: 

  • Learn about in-home vaccination programs 
  • Find vaccine, booster, and testing locations 
  • Get vaccine and booster information and answers to your questions 
  • 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:

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Prefer face-to-face?

During business hours, you can also visit the Point office or Ocean State Center for Independent Living (OSCIL).

POINT
50 Valley St., Providence, RI
(401) 462-4444
Mon. - Fri., 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

OSCIL
1944 Warwick Ave., Warwick
(401) 738-1013
Mon. - Fri., 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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

 Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English.  Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the agency (state or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/ad-3027.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (833) 620-1071, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to:

  1. mail:
 Food and Nutrition Service, USDA
1320 Braddock Place, Room 334
Alexandria, VA 22314; or
  2. fax:
 (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email:
 FNSCIVILRIGHTSCOMPLAINTS@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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