Catherine Taylor http://ripr.org en Officials Seek Input on Alzheimer's State Plan http://ripr.org/post/officials-seek-input-alzheimers-state-plan <p>State officials want to make it easier for people living with Alzheimer’s and those who care for them. Nearly 25,000 Rhode Islanders suffer from the disease, and an estimated 60,000 are their unpaid caregivers.</p><p>A work group spearheaded by Lt Gov Elizabeth Roberts and Division of Elderly Affairs chief Catherine Taylor has issued a set of recommendations in the state’s first comprehensive Alzheimer’s plan.</p> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 19:24:32 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 16794 at http://ripr.org 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 Are Seniors Taking Advantage of Free Preventive Health Care? http://ripr.org/post/are-seniors-taking-advantage-free-preventive-health-care <p>Under the health care reform act, many preventive services like diabetes screenings, bone mass measurement, and so-called “Wellness” visits are now available for free (no co-payment) to Medicare recipients. (Medicare is health coverage for people over age 65. Fri, 13 Jul 2012 04:00:00 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 8330 at http://ripr.org