We won no-fare bus passes for
low income seniors and persons living with disabilities!
Our Thirteenth Annual Senior Conference & Expo will be held on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 from 7:45 am to noon at the Crowne Plaza in Warwick, RI.
Our theme is Who Will Care for the Baby Boomers? Keynoter Senator Maryellen Goodwin, who has led passage of legislation aiding seniors will be followed by a Forum with House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi and Senate President Dominick Ruggerio.
We will close with a panel discussion about building a better-paid and valued senior care workforce. An Expo of exhibitors will showcase a wide range of senior programs and products.
Register for the conference using the link below, and we look forward to seeing you on October 27!
The Senior Agenda Coalition is an independent and diverse coalition of agency and individual members. Our mission is to mobilize people and implement an agenda that improves the quality of life of older Rhode Islanders. We accomplish this through community organizing, public education and legislative action.
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, we have not been idle at the Senior Agenda Coalition. We have published four e-newsletters, a phone campaign to protect vital senior services, and our strategic plan. We will continue to keep you informed, and look forward to brighter times with you in 2021!
Rhode Island's older adults have suffered disproportionately during these long months of the pandemic, and the Senior Agenda Coalition has spoken out forcefully about both the redistribution of Medicaid dollars and the retention of funding for community services that are so vital to their well being. Read the two Providence Journal op-ed articles below:
“Reimagining” Aging and Long-Term Care: Can we get beyond the rhetoric and get real?
Our Turn: Maureen Maigret and Bill Flynn:
Time to Reimagine Aging and Long-term Care Policy in R.I.
Providence Journal May 31, 2020
During the Great Recession state budget crisis, senior programs were slashed and took years to recover. Will we get it right this time?
Seniors at Risk in RI Budget Crisis
by William F. Flynn and Jack Reinholt
Providence Journal, November 7, 2020
Check out these great videos of our November, 2019 Conference:
Part 1, Introductions & Award
Part II: Keynote Conversation between Kate Hoepke and Bill Flynn
Part III: Panel Discussion of Self Help Efforts