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)

Serving:

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 and Related Disorders.

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.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

United Way of Rhode Island’s 96th Annual Celebration

Join United Way of Rhode Island for our 96th Annual Celebration on Wednesday, Oct. 12 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Farm Fresh Rhode Island in Providence.

Together, we'll celebrate the positive impact we've made this year, thanks to you — our donors, partners, and volunteers — and honor the heroes among us.

This event is free and open to all. Registration is required.

REGISTER