Civic Engagement and Aging
April 22, 2009
The RIC Gerontology Center hosted a conference on Civic Engagement and Aging on Wednesday, April 22, 2009 from 8:30 a.m. to noon in the Faculty Center Main Dining Room. The conference examined civic engagement of older adults.
Topics included a new paradigm of civic engagement for those 50+; the resources of the National Service Senior Corps Programs that engage older adults in meeting community needs; volunteer driven programs of Meals on Wheels; volunteer opportunities available for older adults through the RISPCA, and the best practices for civic engagement emerging from Experience Corps.
The event, which is supported by the College Lectures Committee, AARP-RI, and AGES, was open to the public free of charge and offered continuing education credit.
Opening session, Civic Engagement and Aging conference
Herman deKoe, conference presenter
Valerie Pauley, conference presenter leading a workshop
Charles Ryan, conference presenter leading a workshop
Student volunteers, Paula, Angela, and Lauren
Conference presenters Liz Vaughn, Herman deKoe, Steve Jennings
Mary Gunn delivering keynote presentation
Student volunteer, Sharon Davis