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The Senior Agenda Coalition
70 Bath St.
Providence, RI 02908
Phone: (401) 952-6527(c)

Honoring Individuals Doing Work that Matters for Seniors.

2016 Awardees

Senior Agenda Coalition Executive Director Bill Flynn with honorees
from left, the Rev. Marie Carpenter, Marie Ganim, and Maureen Maigret

Close to 150 people gathered on May 17 at the Providence Marriott Downtown to thank three very special people who have been active leaders in creating a better quality of life for Rhode Island's seniors. The event, our Second Annual Awards Luncheon, "Honoring Work that Matters for Seniors," honored Maureen Maigret, Marie Ganim, and Rev. Marie Carpenter. Maureen Maigret served as Director of RI Department of Elderly Affairs as well as a five-term State Representative from Warwick, and throughout her career has led efforts to seek reforms in the state's aging and long term care services.  Marie Ganim, in her 17-year career as a health and human services policy expert for the RI Senate and her current position as Policy Director for the Senate President, has been instrumental in crafting legislation benefiting elders.  The Rev. Marie Carpenter, as President of the Board of Directors for the Senior Agenda Coalition, as Director of Eldercare Ministries for the American Baptist Churches of RI and as a leader on several statewide task forces related to caregiver support and palliative care has worked tirelessly to improve the quality of end-of-life care.

We are grateful to our Premier Sponsor Neighborhood Health Plan of RI for their generosity. We also thank our Supporting Sponsors BankRI, St. Elizabeth Community, Bay Business Machines, President of the Senate Teresa Paiva Weed and Senator Dominick Ruggerio for their participation in this event.