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Community health resources: A guide for our Rhode Island members

January 4, 2024
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As we get older, it’s normal to require more help and support. At CCA Health Rhode Island, we want to help our members age well and stay independent. The good news is no matter where you live, there are agencies and non-profit organizations dedicated to helping older adults in the community.

Each state has an agency dedicated to providing seniors with the support they need to live independently and thrive as they age. These agencies offer services that help seniors stay connected and live their best lives. Services include in-home support, nutrition assistance, adult day centers, legal advice, adult protective services, transportation, housing, and more.

Other programs offer financial assistance to low-income households to help with utility bills. For those caring for a loved one, there are special programs to support caregivers.

Food insecurity is a common concern among seniors. By working with community agencies, you can ensure your loved one’s nutritional needs are met.

In addition, a variety of in-home services are available to help seniors remain happy and independent. Services include home health visits, 24-hour crisis lines, and even companion programs.

We’ve put together this guide for our members in Rhode Island so you can have easy access to the services that will help you stay well and independent.

Community Resources in Rhode Island

Office of Healthy Aging

The Rhode Island Office of Healthy Aging, along with many community partners, offers an array of programs that help you live well and connect with others in your community. It also offers resources to help with home support, food and nutrition, housing, home care, Medicare counseling, transportation, senior centers, legal advice, and more.

You can reach the Rhode Island Office of Healthy Aging at 401-462-3000 (TTY: 401-462-0740) or click here.

24-Hour Phone Line: The Point

This service is for those age 55 or older, adults living with a disability, and caregivers to get connected to resources in your area for free. You can learn more about options for healthcare, employment, and more or get help with applying to public and private programs. Call 401-462-4444 or 211 anytime, or click here.

Food Assistance and Nutrition Programs

Help with Utility Bills

If you need help paying your utility bills, contact one of these organizations.

Disaster Relief and Recovery Centers

Caregiver Support: Childcare and Elder Care

Health Insurance

In-Home Care Support Programs

Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Support

The Alzheimer’s Association has a 24/7 helpline at 800-272-3900, or click here for more information.


The Rhode Island Elderly Transportation Program is for Rhode Island residents ages 60 and older who do not have access to transportation. It offers rides to and from medical appointments, adult day care, meal sites, dialysis/cancer treatment, and the Insight Program. Call 855-330-9131 or click here to learn more.

Elder Abuse Hotline

To report suspected abuse, neglect, or financial exploitation of an older person (60+) who resides in Rhode Island, call 401-462-0555 anytime.

Legal Advice

Rhode Island Legal Services provides free legal help for lower income adults age 60+. Call 401-274-2652 or click here.

Mental Health and Substance Use

Volunteer Opportunities

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