Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island’s new integrated care initiative has helped reduce the number of members living in nursing homes and emergency room visits by 11 percent each and hospitalizations by 6 percent.
Furthering its campaign to get people riding bikes and keep unused cycles out of the river, the Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council is opening the Red Shed Bike Shop, which will provide low-cost bikes and repairs, rentals and a summer camp for area youth.
In connection with the upcoming British Motorcar Festival, Michael and Brenda Gorman, owners of Gorman Clocks, are raffling an 89th anniversary edition Howard Miller clock to benefit ExploreBristol’s community programs.
The domestic violence awareness agency Sojourner House accepted the second of two matching $50,000 donations from the New England Patriots Community Foundation from former player Andre Tippett on May 18.
For the past 20 years, Jonny Skye has worked with children and families in a variety of capacities. She has experience as a teacher, administrator, program director, researcher and educational equity policy maker, the bulk of which was completed in Providence. Now the executive director of Rhode Islanders Sponsoring Education, Skye has come to like working in the nonprofit sector, calling it a “fascinating experience.”
Rhode Island rentals have become unaffordable to many working residents, a national report released on Wednesday concluded, with the Ocean State characterized as among the top 20 most-expensive states in the United States.