The senior center as we know it today was first introduced in New York city in 1943 to provide educational and recreational activities as well as other case management services to assist the elderly members in maintaining their independence in the community. Sixty years later, senior centers are now recognized as one of the most widely utilized services created by the Older Americans Act of 1965. Multipurpose senior centers have been identified as preferred, focal points for comprehensive and coordinated services delivery to elderly people. As diverse as the seniors who attend them, the National Institute of Senior Centers (NISC) estimates that over 10 million older adults are provided services annually by approximately 14,000 senior centers. Given the number and importance of senior centers in the service delivery network it is imperative that they continue to evolve to meet the unique needs of the “Baby Boomer” generation.  (-Ronald H. Aday, Ph.D., Director of Aging Studies, Middle Tennessee State University)

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SERVICES

RI Division of Elderly Affairs

DEA Pocket Manual for Seniors

Senior Companion Program

Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP)

Foster Grandparents and Senior Corp (RSVP)

AARP

Senior Dining Program

Logisticare Transportation Services

Visiting Nurses of Newport and Bristol Counties

Child & Family Services – Elder Services

East Bay Community Action Program

American Red Cross

 


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