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(Updated 11:19 a.m.) The Rhode Island Foundation’s 2016 annual meeting, attended by more than 1,000 donors, community and business leaders Monday evening, marked the philanthropic organization’s centennial – 100 years serving the Ocean State. more
With Father’s Day this weekend, Rhode Island has been named the 16th best state for working dads. more
(Updated 11:17 a.m.) A ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremony for Amos House’s new $6 million building will take place on Friday at 9 a.m. followed by a tour of the facilities at 460 Pine St. more
Rhode Island’s composite score of 84 percent – addressing several dental care factors for residents 65 and older – ranks as “good,” according to the Oral Health America report “A State of Decay: Are Older Americans Coming of Age Without Oral Healthcare?” The nonprofit organization ranked Rhode Island as fifth best in the country, bested by Minnesota, North Dakota, Connecticut and Wisconsin. more
After the R.I. Department of Health approved Care New England’s request to close Memorial Hospital’s Birthing Center, effective Aug. 1, the Coalition to Save Memorial Birthing Center pivoted to reorganize as the Coalition to Improve Rhode Island Maternity Care. Kaeli Sutton, currently spearheading the new coalition, said it seeks to include a diverse group of perinatal professionals, including midwives, nurses, doctors, mental health workers, doulas and childbirth educators, as well as community advocates and childbearing families. more
As part of its Pedals for Medals campaign, Operation Homefront is seeking volunteers and sponsors residing in New England states to donate either a 30-minute workout on a stationery bike or sponsor a rider to raise awareness and funds for veterans, military families and wounded warriors this July. more
Bradley Hospital raised a record $557,425 at its Bravo, Bradley 2016 gala and auction, Feel the Power of Music, held June 3 at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet. more
Twenty-two organizations were named by Southcoast Health on Monday as recipients of $135,000 in grants in its FY2016 Community Benefits Impact Opportunity program. more
The Rhode Island Council for the Humanities announced Tom Roberts, Lorén Spears, Providence Children’s Film Festival and Marta Martínez as its award recipients for the 2016 Celebration of the Humanities, which will take place Oct. 6 at the Providence Public Library. more
Last year Providence was one of 189 cities to participate in Jane's Walks, and Joelle Kanter, of the Providence Foundation, helped spread the word for walks taking place in the Ocean State’s capital city. more
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