Gerontology Conference

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

Herman deKoe, conference presenter

Valerie Pauley

Valerie Pauley, conference presenter leading a workshop

Charles Ryan

Charles Ryan, conference presenter leading a workshop

Student volunteers

Student volunteers, Paula, Angela, and Lauren

Conference presenters

Conference presenters Liz Vaughn, Herman deKoe, Steve Jennings

Mary Gunn

Mary Gunn delivering keynote presentation

student volunteer

Student volunteer, Sharon Davis

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