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.
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.
IN THE NEWS
211 has received 90K+ calls about pandemic
"United Way's 211 call center has been inundated with questions and concerns from Rhode Islanders regarding the coronavirus pandemic… during an interview Wednesday… [United Way of Rhode Island's president and CEO Cortney] Nicolato said the call volume increased roughly 40% from previous years, 'and [we] were already taking the most calls per capita in the country.'"
United Way pledged $100M toward equity
The Brown Daily Herald
"United Way of Rhode Island has pledged $100M to promote racial equity through accessible education, affordable housing, and employment for Black, Indigenous and People of Color in Rhode Island as part of the organization’s LIVE UNITED 2025 plan to help address systemic racism… [Brown] University has pledged… $600,000… [over] the next four years toward the LIVE UNITED 2025 campaign."
Shekarchi unveiled legislative package
"House Speaker Joe Shekarchi on Monday unveiled a legislative package... that he said could go a long way toward addressing the state’s affordable housing challenges. 'Housing is a fundamental right for all humans and that’s not a reality today,' [United Way of Rhode Island's president and CEO Cortney] Nicolato said. 'We know we have to do better.'"