EAST PROVIDENCE — U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-Dist. 1) will host representatives from more than 40 local, state, and federal agencies that serve and assist seniors, caregivers, and adults with disabilities on Monday, June 16, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the East Providence Senior Center, 610 Waterman Ave., to offer valuable assistance and information to seniors and their families.
According to the 2010 U.S. Census, 26.8% of Rhode Island’s population – 282,470 people – is 55 and over. With more and more seniors now “aging in place,” there is an increasing need to provide seniors and their caregivers with information about in-home healthcare, products and services for the disabled, help with utility payments, transportation, housing, and elder safety.
Rep. Cicilline’s Senior Resources Fair will feature representatives from more than 40 agencies and organizations, including the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the Social Security Administration, the Rhode Island Division of Elderly Affairs, and Rhode Island AARP. Participating organizations will provide information on resources available to seniors and caregivers, and Rep. icilline’s constituent services staff will be on hand to answer questions regarding constituent services.