Senior Services

The Barrington Senior Center is located in the Lower Level of the Peck Community Center (Public Library building), 281 County Road. Parking and the main entrance are located to the south of the building. Below please find frequently requested information about the Senior Center's programs and activities.

 

 

Mission of the Senior Center

nics logoThe mission of the Barrington Senior Center is to provide opportunities for:

  • Social and recreational activities

  • Personal enrichment

  • Wellness

  • Advocacy

  • Volunteerism

  • Information and referral

Membership

The Barrington Senior Center is open to any individual 60 years and older or any age adult with disabilities. There is no membership charge for general Center activities. The Barrington Senior Center is handicapped accessible.

Programs

The Senior Center sponsors a variety of programs including:

Personal enrichment classes such as: Painting, chorus, computer classes, art history, carving, craft classes, AARP safe driving class, consumer classes, language classes, collaboration with the Barrington library offerings, the Barrington Preservation Society, knitting group, band music. Many activities are free.

Social and recreational programs including: Scrabble club, bridge groups, whist, bingo, discussion groups, seminars, flower arranging, parties, trips, birthday celebrations, annual picnic at Colt State Park, weekday lunch (a 5-course meal with 2 entree choices), special lunch and brunch monthly.

Other Information

Senior Activities Club

Made up of Center participants who wish to take an active role in planning and executing Center trips. A yearly membership application fee allows a discount on trips. However, it is not necessary to join the Club to participate in Senior Center activities. The Club has its own set of by-laws, approved by the Senior Services Advisory Board. Officers are elected by Club members and general meetings are held quarterly.

Meals

Sponsored by EBCAP, catered by Cranston Senior Center, meals are served Mondays through Fridays at 11:30 am. Menus can be picked up at the Center or viewed on-line on the Town website and they can also be found in the monthly newsletter. Reservations must be made before noon the prior day at the Center, in person or by calling 247-1926. There is a requested donation of $3.00.

Newsletter

Published monthly, the Senior Center Newsletter contains information on activities and programs, information of special interest to older adults, a calendar of events and a monthly menu. Mailed on request, it is widely displayed at area businesses and can be viewed at the top of this page.

Transportation

The Senior Center bus is free and available to Town Senior Citizens on weekdays for transportation to and from the Center, weekly shopping trips and local appointments, when possible. Reservations must be made the day before transportation is required.

Health and Wellbeing

The Center, through its association with area agencies, provides many services including: exercise classes and fitness room, tai chi, yoga, dancercise, line dancing, blood pressure checks, flu clinic through VNS, glaucoma screening through Saving Sight of RI, and collaborative programs with the Bayside Family YMCA.

Senior Services Advisory Board

The Senior Services Advisory Board (SSAB) is a seven-member board charged with supporting the Center's programs, policies and goals. This Board advocates for senior issues in Barrington.

Friends of the Barrington Senior Center

A non-profit organization formed to assist the Town in funding Senior Center projects, especially the Outreach Program. There is a membership drive every Fall. They have provided funding for our new computer lab, our van, the fitness room and the Senior Center's new data management system, My Senior Center. Please see attached list of Friends of the Barrington Senior Center.

Outreach Workers

Available to help with applications for RIPAE, heating assistance, food stamps, Medicare and Medicaid, etc. The Center also installs and maintains an Emergency Dialer program with the Police & Fire Department. There are also friendly visits by a Senior Companion, outreach worker or volunteer. To schedule a visit please call: 401-247-3791.

Contact Us

Staff

  • Michele Geremia, Director

  • Mira Meyer-Oertel, Senior Services Coordinator

  • Rodney Maturi, Kitchen Supervisor

  • Susan Duarte, Clerical

  • Shirley Slusarski, Kitchen Aide

  • Ed Carusi, Outreach Worker

  • Janet Holmes, Medicare Consultant

  • Anthony Mederos, Bus Driver

  • Larry Daglieri, Bus Driver

  • Mona Kozel, Activity Club

Location

Location

281 County Road - Peck Community Center (Lower Level). Entrance and parking is to the rear of the building.