Raimondo celebrates Rhode Island Centenarians, declares May as Older Americans Month

Raimondo Celebrates Rhode Island Centenarians, Declares May as Older Americans Month

-  As part of her efforts to promote healthy environments for Rhode Island seniors, Governor Gina M. Raimondo Friday hosted the 40th Annual Governor's Centenarians Brunch in Johnston. 

"It's important to make investments to help people live independent, happy lives in their own homes for as long as possible while remaining engaged in the community," Raimondo said. "We are working to promote healthy and fulfilling aging through valuable and proven programs and services."

Division of Elderly Affairs Director Charles J. Fogarty also joined the Governor.

"Living longer may be more common than it was, but living well and continuing a healthy, active lifestyle into the second century can be a challenge," Fogarty said. "The attendees here today have maintained extraordinary lifestyles and defy nearly every stereotype of aging. These Rhode Island centenarians prove that providing supportive senior services and programs enables older adults to live longer, happier, and more productive lives."

See below for photos from the event, and view more photos on the Governor's Flickr page.

Governor Raimondo with Catherine Tierny of Pawtucket. 

Governor Raimondo addresses the Centenarians with NBC 10's Mario Hilario and Director Fogarty. 

Governor Raimondo greets Thomas Moran of East Providence. 

Governor Raimondo talks with Filomena St. Germain and Olga Susi of Cranston.  
(release and photos from Governor's Office)