Point: Healthy aging helpdesk

Point

the healthy aging helpdesk

Did you know older adults are happier?

But new stages call for new resources.

Find them via Point, Rhode Island’s free healthy aging helpdesk at (401) 462-4444. Available — 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. You will speak with a trained specialist. And your call will be completely confidential.

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

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

Do you have a question about resources available to you? Call or visit the Point to talk with a specialist today and get connected to resources in your area – for free. Explore options for healthcare, employment, and more; get help with applying to public and private programs.

• Food and utility bill assistance
• Home care, long-term care, and hospice information
• 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)

Call (401) 462-4444 or 211 anytime.

Senior woman reading morning newspaper, sitting in her favorite chair in her living room, looking happy

Prefer face-to-face?

You can also visit one of six Point offices during business hours. To find the office nearest you, use the Office of Healthy aging’s interactive map here.

Point is a program of Rhode Island’s Office of Healthy Aging.

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"United Way of Rhode Island… announced that it is putting $4.5 million in grants to work in the community to create transformational change in the Ocean State… On Aquidneck Island, FabNewport and Lucy's Hearth each received grants, which are part of United Way's commitment to invest $100 million over the next 5 years to build racial equity in Rhode Island."

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"Seventy-two honorees — including United Way of Rhode Island — have been named by Providence Business News for its 2021 Best Places to Work Awards program... The honorees will be recognized June 9 for their efforts in a virtual ceremony, where the company rankings in each category will be announced."

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On Wednesday, April 28, United Way of Rhode Island announced $4.5M in grants to the community. "The funding… was awarded to 72 organizations in support of programs targeting the root causes of the racial inequities that have held back Rhode Island's Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities for generations."

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Learn with Leaders featuring Dr. Megan Ranney

Learn with Leaders featuring Dr. Megan Ranney

Join Young Leaders Circle at 6 p.m. for a Learn with Leaders virtual event with Dr. Megan Ranney. This Q&A session is an opportunity to have your COVID-19 questions answered by a Rhode Island public health expert.

Register here. 

 

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Community Learning Partners, featuring DownCity Design and FabNewport

Join Women United at noon for a Community Learning Partners event featuring guest speaker Adrienne Gagnon, co-founder and executive director of DownCity Design, and Steve Heath, co-founder and executive director of FabNewport. Each organization inspires youth to use the power of design to make a positive social impact in their communities.

Register here.

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The Night Is Young

You’re the one that I want, ooh, ooh, honey, to join the Young Leaders Circle from 7 –11 p.m. for a drive-in movie night. We'll be showing 50’s favorite "Grease" at Misquamicut Drive-In Theater. Tickets are $50 per car (two people) and $25 for each additional passenger. All funds raised will go towards providing scholarships for Rhode Island youth enrolled in summer learning programs.

Register here.

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Getting to a Livable Wage in RI

Join us at 2 p.m. for a community first conversation on the importance of increasing income for Rhode Island workers. This discussion will be hosted by United Way’s Kyle Bennett, director of policy and equity. You'll hear from leaders of Rhode Island's Labor, Housing, and Finance communities on how Rhode Islanders can continue to advocate for a livable wage for Rhode Islanders.