The Silver Boom http://ripr.org en Proposed Medicaid Cuts Could Strap Nursing Homes http://ripr.org/post/proposed-medicaid-cuts-could-strap-nursing-homes <p>Gov. Lincoln Chafee has proposed $43 million in cuts to the state's Medicaid program. That's the program that provides health insurance for the poor and disabled. And it's recently been expanded under Obamacare.</p><p>And while Chafee's budget wouldn't cut services for Medicaid recipients, it would have an impact on how much health care providers are paid to care for Medicaid patients. To learn more, Rhode Island Public Radio's health care reporter Kristin Gourlay sat down with Virginia Burke, head of the Rhode Island Health Care Association, whose members are mainly nursing homes.</p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 27970 at http://ripr.org Proposed Medicaid Cuts Could Strap Nursing Homes The Silver Boom: Documentary http://ripr.org/post/silver-boom-documentary <p>This is a special documentary version of RIPR's 'The Silver Boom: Aging in Rhode Island" coverage hosted Dave Fallon.&nbsp;</p><p>Topics include:</p><p>-Remembering the Gorham manufacturing plant,</p><p>- Being gay as a senior citizen,</p><p>- A 91 year old still teaches tap dancing,</p><p>- Older learners in higher education,</p><p>- The safety net for seniors,</p><p>- Issues with being older and in the prison system,</p><p>- Multi-generational family living,</p><p>- The cost of longterm care,</p><p>- Mental health care,</p><p>- Substance abuse among the elderly,</p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 13:18:34 +0000 Dave Fallon 12092 at http://ripr.org The Silver Boom: Growing Up Gay in RI http://ripr.org/post/silver-boom-growing-gay-ri <p>In less than 20 years, a quarter of the state’s population will be older than 60. Rhode Island Public Radio is looking at this growing demographic in a series we call “The Silver Boom: Aging in Rhode Island.”</p><p>Rhode Island Public Radio’s Bradley Campbell talked with Warwick’s, Ken Fish. He’s spent most of his life in Rhode Island, and is a leader for gay rights. They started their conversation examining how has life changed for the gay community over the decades.</p><p></p><p><strong>Listen to the Series:</strong></p> Sun, 17 Mar 2013 05:32:00 +0000 Bradley Campbell 11959 at http://ripr.org The Silver Boom: Growing Up Gay in RI The Silver Boom: Growing Old Gay in 2013 http://ripr.org/post/silver-boom-growing-old-gay-2013 <p>In less than 20 years, a quarter of the state’s population will be older than 60. Rhode Island Public Radio is looking at this growing demographic in a series we call “The Silver Boom: Aging in Rhode Island.” Weekend Edition Host Bradley Campbell sat down with the Program Coordinator at Sage Rhode Island, Sally Hay, to talk about issues facing the aging gay and lesbian community.</p><p>----</p><p><a href="http://www.ripr.org/topic/silver-boom-aging-rhode-island">Explore </a>more stories in our series, The Silver Boom: Aging in Rhode Island.</p><p><br>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 16 Mar 2013 12:01:00 +0000 Bradley Campbell 11333 at http://ripr.org The Silver Boom: Growing Old Gay in 2013 The Silver Boom: Aging Specialists You've Never Heard Of http://ripr.org/post/silver-boom-aging-specialists-youve-never-heard <p><iframe src="//infogr.am/New-Professions-for-an--Aging-Population" style="border:none;" frameborder="0" height="649" width="550" scrolling="no"></iframe></p><div style="width:550px;border-top:1px solid #acacac;padding-top:3px;font-family:Arial;font-size:10px;text-align:center;"><a href="//infogr.am/New-Professions-for-an--Aging-Population" style="color:#acacac;text-decoration:none;" target="_blank">New Professions for an Aging Population</a> | <a href="//infogr.am" style="color:#acacac;text-decoration:none;" target="_blank">Create infographics</a></div><p></p> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 11554 at http://ripr.org The Silver Boom: Theresa Landry Dances at 91 http://ripr.org/post/silver-boom-theresa-landry-dances-91 <p>Theresa Landry is the owner of the Theresa Landry School of Dancing in Pawtucket. Here she is doing a castanet dance:</p><p></p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/80FNqGy5Dd4" frameborder="0" height="315" width="420"></iframe></p><p> Two days a week in her second floor studio she teaches tap dancing. Here she is teaching a few steps to a preschooler.</p><p></p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/QJiT2hPE6zU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 14:01:22 +0000 Lydia Rogers 11997 at http://ripr.org The Silver Boom: Will Entitlements be There for Future Retirees? http://ripr.org/post/silver-boom-will-entitlements-be-there-future-retirees <p>A Brown University PhD student in epidemiology, Beth Lacy, is 28 years old. That means she’s a long way from retirement and plans to be working for decades to come. But the debate over the future of Medicare and Social Security&nbsp;is on Lacy’s mind even when she makes one of her regular coffee stops at the Cable Car Café in Providence.</p><p>“Is is something I think about,” she says. “It’s not something that necessarily keeps me up at night. But just because of the world I’m in with work – public health – I definitely think a lot more about Medicare than Social Security.”</p> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 05:49:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 11960 at http://ripr.org The Silver Boom: Will Entitlements be There for Future Retirees? The Silver Boom: Are You an Older Learner? http://ripr.org/post/silver-boom-are-you-older-learner <p>If you're over 60, have you decided to go back to school? Why?</p><p>Please join the discussion in our comments section!</p> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 20:00:00 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 11561 at http://ripr.org The Silver Boom: Are You an Older Learner? The Silver Boom: Aging Behind Bars in RI http://ripr.org/post/silver-boom-aging-behind-bars-ri <p>In less than 20 years a quarter of the state's population will be older than 60. In a series we call "The Silver Boom: Aging in Rhode Island," we're looking at how the state will take care of this expanding older population .. and how it can benefit from it.&nbsp; In this installment, we travel to Cranston to look&nbsp; at the state’s aging prison population.</p> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 20:00:00 +0000 Flo Jonic 11854 at http://ripr.org The Silver Boom: Aging Behind Bars in RI The Silver Boom: Should We Let Elderly Prisoners Go? http://ripr.org/post/silver-boom-should-we-let-elderly-prisoners-go <p>Rhode Island's prison population is aging. Should we release old and frail prisoners? Should we keep them in special nursing homes for prisoners? Let us know what you think and why in the comments section below.</p> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 11564 at http://ripr.org