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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Olneyville Programs Awarded $182,708

Through its Olneyville Community Fund, United Way of Rhode Island has awarded $182,708 in grants to programs whose work is strengthening the Providence neighborhood it calls home… Investments focus on creating opportunities for all by improving access to services for residents, enhancing educational offerings for children through adults, and increasing nonprofit capacity to meet community need. Eleven organizations received funding.

Leaders Chosen for Nonprofit Innovation Lab

“The leaders of 10 local organizations have been selected as fellows to participate in the latest Nonprofit Innovation Lab. This marks the third cohort of the joint effort of United Way of Rhode Island and Social Enterprise Greenhouse that launched in 2020. The unique program challenges organizations to think outside the box to develop new solutions to pressing social issues.”

State of Black RI Issues Homeownership Report

“Disparities in homeownership for Black Americans have persisted over time, but in Rhode Island, the rate of Black homeowners lags behind the national figure. However, the implementation of policy recommendations outlined in the newly released The State of Black Rhode Island: Homeownership Report can help to reduce, and possibly eliminate, these disparities.”

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