The Town has a three-pronged approach to senior services which include a part-time Director of Human Services, a part-time Senior Coordinator and a volunteer Senior Advisory Board. Between the staff and the board, activities and services are provided.
The Director of Human Services works closely with family members, linking community and state agencies to help clients with concrete needs. The Senior Coordinator works as an advocate for the senior population to identify and address ways to enhance the quality of life of seniors on the island.
Some of the programs offered include:
- Educational sessions
- FISH (Friends In Service Helping) Phone: 401-486-9278
- Library activities
- Lunch Bunch
- Off-island programs
- Social services
Senior Advisory Committee
The Senior Advisory Committee organizes programs and services for senior citizens. Additionally, they consult with the senior population and suggest solutions and actions that will benefit the Block Island senior population.