PORTSMOUTH, R.I. — Governor Gina Raimondo visited the Portsmouth Multi-Purpose Senior Center on Bristol Ferry Road early Wednesday afternoon to take questions from residents and to present a citation.
Gov. Raimondo (whose birthday was also on Wednesday) spoke about the importance of senior centers and praised Portsmouth’s volunteers for keeping the center in operation.
“Senior centers keep people alive,” Gov. Raimondo said. “I can’t thank you enough…Keep the place going. It keeps Rhode Island going.”
The governor also presented a citation to Edmund B. Silveria for his “extraordinary commitment to community service.”
More than two dozen residents and visitors attended the special event.
Visiting the senior center alongside Gov. Raimondo were Charles J. Fogarty, former lieutenant governor and current director of the Rhode Island Division of Elderly Affairs; state Senator James A. Seveney (D-Dist. 11, Bristol, Portsmouth, Tiverton); state Rep. Susan Donovan (D-Dist. 69, Bristol and Portsmouth); and Portsmouth Town Councilor Linda L. Ujifusa (D).
While in Portsmouth, the governor also visited New England Boatworks, which was recently named the largest, clean marina in the state of Rhode Island.
Featured below are photos from the governor’s visit to the Portsmouth Multi-Purpose Senior Center.