Leadership Rhode Island and Age Friendly RI Launch Inaugural Senior Fellows Program


Leadership Rhode Island (LRI) and Age-Friendly Rhode Island (AFRI) are proud to announce the launch of the Senior Fellows Program, a no-cost, eight-week summer program designed to lift the voices, knowledge, and vision of Rhode Island residents aged 62 and older.

As Rhode Island’s older population steadily grows, Jim Connell, Director of Age-Friendly Rhode Island sees a need for intentional planning in order to meet the rising demand for relevant services. “Focus group feed-back is consistent: older Rhode Islanders are frequently unaware of services supporting their ability to remain at home and age in place, and stay engaged in their communities.”

The inaugural Senior Fellows Program, a partnership between LRI and AFRI, will aid 25 Rhode Island residents in deepening their understanding of civic possibilities, learning different ways to engage with their interests and passions at the state and local levels. Read More on PBN…