Based at Rhode Island College, Age-Friendly Rhode Island (AFRI) is a coalition of community and state agencies, healthcare and social service providers, individuals, advocacy and faith-based organizations, businesses, academic institutions and municipal leaders who are committed to healthy aging.
Click here to view AFRI's website. You'll find research reports, data on RI's senior population, the list of AFRI partners and collaborators, a link to the weekly AFRI Radio Hour ( plus its archive,) programs, a news blog, and more.
Communities that promote the health, participation and security of older adults are described as “age-friendly.” Efforts to improve age-friendliness are underway around the globe, thanks to the World Health Organization’s Age-Friendly Cities Initiative as well as the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Livable Communities Project.
The AFRI website offers a Virtual Community Center (VCC)- a rich resource for finding programs and activities developed and designed for Rhode Island's senior population. You'll discover:
Ms. Catherine Taylor, Executive Director of Age Friendly Rhode Island