Welcome to CARIE

Dear Friends,

These last weeks of the year are filled with so many reasons to be grateful – for the wonderful tastes and scents of the season, for the beauty of the lights that fill our streets and our homes, and for the gathering of friends and family. At the heart of all our celebrating is, of course, the joy of sharing.

We know that this season is especially difficult for many older adults who are alone, who are physically, cognitively or economically vulnerable. As the year closes it is a time to reflect on our work to ensure elders in our community live with dignity and with the greatest independence and quality of life possible. And, it’s a time to look to our future.

“Can you imagine millions
of strong-spirited,
courageous elders living in our cities and towns?
It is my hope for the world.” — William Martin

At CARIE this is not merely a hope, it is the vision that inspires our work every day. Please join us in realizing this vision. Together we can – and will – make a difference in the lives of so many older adults.

With my warmest wishes for the year ahead and with much gratitude to everyone who makes CARIE’s work possible, our staff, board, volunteers, supporters, our clients, and our community partners. If you wish to make an end of year, donation, please visit our website.

  • Diane Menio | Executive Director

Advocating for the Elderly

May 26, 2016


The number of older adults in the United States is projected to double by the year 2060. Many elders will need services and supports to live with the greatest dignity, independence and quality of life possible. For almost 40 years, CARIE has been an advocate and a source of information and guidance for older adults and their caregivers, helping them navigate the complex health and aging systems.

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