Strategic Plan

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Informed by extensive community input, our 2023 Strategic Plan is designed to accelerate efforts to shift Rhode Island's narrative on aging and to position the state to better meet the demands of our growing and vital constituency. The plan serves as a blueprint for action to strengthen organizational operations and program offerings - helping those we serve live well. It is anchored in a person-first philosophy that recognizes people's needs and desires are diverse and multi-dimensional as they age. Seventy-two measurable goals are included in the plan, organized by the following strategic pillars:


A person should be the primary author of his/her own life and have access to the information and supports needed to thrive.


People should have opportunities to connect with each other, with help, and with their greater community. Our work should be coordinated to make this possible.


All Rhode Islanders should be able to participate fully in society and benefit from available programs and services.


Older adults and those with disabilities should have the opportunity to live with dignity, feel safe in their homes and communities, and know that their needs will be met.


Those we serve benefit most when we are responsible stewards of resources, make smart investments in line with people’s needs, and hold ourselves accountable to achieving established goals.