the Town Council, a seven member board of Barrington residents
works with the Director to oversee the Senior Center funded
by the Town of Barrington and the RI Dept. of Elderly
Affairs. Present Board members are:
Margaret E. Kane, Chairwoman
- Carol DeSpirito
Patricia M. Keefe
- Philip Anderson
- 2nd Alt, VACANT
Cynthia Armour Coyne, Council Liaison
Louise House ,
Mira Meyer-Oertel, Senior Services Coordinator
Frank Santie, Kitchen Supervisor
Francis Stabila, Kitchen Aide
Ed Carusi, Outreach Worker
Shirley Slusarski, Clerical/RIPAE Coordinator
Larry Daglieri, Bus Driver
Ron Walpole, Bus Driver
Emily Hartley, Activity Club
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.
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
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 entrée choices), special lunch and brunch monthly.
Made up of Center
participants who wish to take an active role in planning
and executing Center trips. A yearly membership application fee of
$7.00 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.
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 by the prior day at the Center,
in person or by calling 247-1926. There is a requested
donation of $3.00.
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.
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.
AND WELL BEING:
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.
OF THE BARRINGTON SR. CTR.
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 new data management system, “My Senior Center”, in use at the Barrington Senior Center.
Available to help with applications for RIPAE, heating assistance, food stamps, medicare and medicade, 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: