Senior Services

The Barrington Peck Center for Adult Enrichment (formerly the 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 Center for Adult Enrichment's programs and activities.

Community Table Networking Event for Seniors:
Creating Age-Friendly Communities

PROVIDENCE, RI - Lt. Governor Dan McKee and the Age-Friendly RI Coalition are teaming up to host the first in a series of Community Table networking events for seniors across Rhode Island. The series will kick off on Tuesday, June 19 at 5:30 p.m. at Finn's Harborside, 38 Water Street, East Greenwich, RI.

Participants are invited to sit together, enjoy a meal and discuss their vision for creating age-friendly communities. Diners order directly from the menu and a separate check will be created for each participant.

The Community Table series is part of the Long Term Care Coordinating Council's comprehensive plan to create an age-friendly Rhode Island by expanding social opportunities for older adults. Rhode Islanders can call (401) 884-6363 to reserve a seat at the table.

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Mission of the Center for Adult Enrichment

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

  • Social and recreational activities

  • Personal enrichment

  • Wellness

  • Advocacy

  • Volunteerism

  • Information and referral

Membership

  • The Peck Center for Adult Enrichment's is open to any individual 50 years and older or any age adult with disabilities.

  • There is no membership to participate in the lunch program.

  • The Center for Adult Enrichment is handicapped accessible.

  • Membership runs from July through June.

  • Membership at no cost for Barrington residents.

  • Membership is $12 per year for non-residents.

Programs

The Center for Adult Enrichment 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

Meals

Sponsored by EBCAP, catered by Cranston Senior Center, meals are served Mondays through Fridays at 11:40 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 Center for Adult Enrichment Newsletter contains information on activities and programs, information of special interest to older adults, a calendar of events and a monthly menu. The Newsletter may be viewed at the top of this page.

Transportation

The Center for Adult Enrichment's bus is free and available to Town Senior Citizens on weekdays for transportation to and from the Center, and weekly shopping trips. Reservations must be made 24 hours prior to the day and time transportation is required.

Health and Wellbeing

The Center, through its association with area agencies, provides many services including: exercise classes and fitness room, yoga, 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 Center for Adult Enrichment 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 Center for Adult Enrichment'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. Please call 401-247-1926 if you have any questions.

 

Peck Center for Adult Enrichment
PT Outreach Coordinator
Flexible 3-5 hours/week $15 per hour

The Barrington Peck Center for Adult Enrichment is seeking a Part Time (3-5 hours per week) Outreach Coordinator. Candidates must be comfortable with the elderly, friendly and have reliable transportation. Duties include installing emergency dialers in eligible resident’s homes, testing the batteries, and record keeping. Must be able to lift up to 30 pounds if necessary.

Interested candidates should submit an application or resume to Human Resources at Town Hall or humanresources@barrington.ri.gov.

 

 

 

Contact Us

Hours

  • Monday: 9:30am to 3:30pm

  • Tuesday: 9am to 3:30pm

  • Wednesday: 9:30am to 3:30pm

  • Thursday: 9am to 4pm

  • Friday: 9:30am to 2:30pm

Staff

  • Director - Michele Geremia
    Email - mgeremia@barrington.ri.gov

  • Catherine Impellizzeri, Administrative Assistant

  • Kristina Waters, Medicare Consultant

  • Elizabeth Mcguire, Outreach

  • Mona Kozel, Activities and Trips Volunteer Coordinator

Location

Location

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