Independent Aging Support Southern Rhode Island Volunteers

Who is Eligible:

Elderly individuals, adults with disabilities, and older adults with temporary health conditions

The Goal:

Our goal is to make it possible for each individual to remain at home as changes cause people to need a little bit of help to maintain independence. It is our philosophy that institutional care should be the last choice anyone should have to make. 

Assistance Includes: 

  • Transportation to medical appointments
  • Grocery shopping (client can be present, or a volunteer can take a list to the grocery store)
  • Food delivery and/or Meals on Wheels delivery
  • Visitation for isolated individuals (1 hour a week commitment for volunteers)
  • SRIV also helps coordinate limited minor home repairs, yard clean up, and snow removal (for those 90 plus years of age without family)
  • Respite for caregivers

In coordination with the RI State Division of Elderly Affairs, SRIV helps place senior volunteers (60+) in the Senior Companion Program, which provides a stipend to the senior who make a commitment of 15 to 20 weekly hours of service. For more information contact Lindsay Tanner, Programs Director at SRIV at or call (401) 552-7661. 

Know someone who could benefit from these services? Click here and fill out a client inquiry/referral form.