Rhode Island Advisory Commission
RHODE ISLAND ADVISORY COMMISSION ON AGING
The Rhode Island Advisory Commission on Aging was created in 1977 under the mandate of both the federal Older Americans Act and Rhode Island law. The Commission, appointed by the Governor, includes 13 consumer representatives, four minority representatives and three representatives from the adults with disabilities community. The Commission serves as an advisory organization to the Governor and the Director of the Rhode Island Department of Human Services, Division of Elderly Affairs.
The members of the Commission advocate for and support community based programs and services that preserve the independence and dignity of seniors and adults with disabilities. In the true spirit of advocacy, they are the voice of those who cannot speak for themselves.