Division of Elderly Affairs http://ripr.org en Getting a Beat on Alzheimer’s in Rhode Island http://ripr.org/post/getting-beat-alzheimer-s-rhode-island <p>Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts toured the state with an all-volunteer work group for a number of listening sessions to get a better sense of what’s available to those suffering from dementia and their caregivers.</p><p>They also wanted to hear about what more can be done to help residents with Alzheimer’s and dementia.</p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 06:31:00 +0000 Catherine Welch 21362 at http://ripr.org Getting a Beat on Alzheimer’s in Rhode Island The Silver Boom: Fight Isolation with Interdependence, Says Taylor http://ripr.org/post/silver-boom-fight-isolation-interdependence-says-taylor <p><em>Catherine Taylor, Director of Rhode Island's Division of Elderly Affairs, joined us in our studio earlier to help us kick off our series, The Silver Boom: Aging in Rhode Island. You'll find a link to listen to that interview below. </em></p><p><em>She also sent us these thoughts about how Rhode Island seniors can break out of isolation and find help. </em></p> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 11713 at http://ripr.org The Silver Boom: Fight Isolation with Interdependence, Says Taylor The Silver Boom: An Overview of Rhode Island's Elderly http://ripr.org/post/silver-boom-overview-rhode-islands-elderly <p>Rhode Island has the largest percentage of people age 85 and older in the nation, and the number is only going to grow as baby boomers begin to join that group. This week, Rhode Island Public Radio takes an in-depth look at older Rhode Islanders in a new series we’re calling The Silver Boom: Aging in Rhode Island.&nbsp; To start us off, RIPR Morning Edition Host Elisabeth Harrison spoke with Catherine Taylor, Director of the State Division of Elderly Affairs.</p> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 12:29:30 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 11705 at http://ripr.org The Silver Boom: An Overview of Rhode Island's Elderly