Senior Agenda Coalition

"If it takes a village to raise our children, then
it takes a community to care for our elders."

Janice Blanchard,
Keynote Speaker,
2016 Senior Agenda Conference & Expo

Senior Agenda Coalition

Third Annual Awards Luncheon

Over 100 people gathered on May 5 at the Providence Marriott Downtown to thank three very special people who have been active leaders in creating a better quality of life for Rhode Island’s seniors. The event, our Third Annual Awards Luncheon, “Honoring Work that Matters for Seniors,” honored Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Pauline Perkins Moyé, and Joan Kwiatkowski.

Senator Whitehouse has been a tireless advocate for the preservation of Social Security and Medicare, and has been a member of the U.S. Senate since 2006.  Pauline Perkins Moyé is Director of Resident Services for the Newport Housing Authority, and has been a long-time leader and advocate for seniors and low-income people.Joan Kwiatkowski is CEO of CareLink Inc., a nonprofit health management services organization and of PACE-RI, a nonprofit health plan serving the frail elderly.

We are grateful to our Premier Sponsor Neighborhood Health Plan of RI for their generosity.


We also thank our Supporting Sponsors Cox Communications, Hope Hospice and Palliative Care of RI, Leonard Martin & Associates, St. Elizabeth Community, and the Villa at St. Antoine’s for their participation in this event.