Social & Human Services

About the Department

The Social and Human Services Department, located at the Senior Center, can address the social and human service needs of all North Kingstown residents, regardless of age. Whether you are an older adult or under age 55, the department will confidentially discuss your individual circumstances and either assist directly or refer you to other providers in the community.

Social Services for Adults Age 55 Plus

Our Social Services staff is available Monday through Friday to answer your questions and to help you obtain the services you may need. Upon request, the Social Services staff may also make a visit in the privacy of your home. A stop-in-visit is recommended occasionally to check out new information regarding programs and updated materials. You may be pleasantly surprised to learn about the services available to you that you did not know existed. The team is available to seniors and their families to discuss challenges, provide support and referrals, and to provide assistance with form completion. Listed below are some of the services we offer:

  1. Information and Referral for Federal, State, and Local Programs;
            -Social Security, SSI and SSDI
           -Veterans Benefits
           - Medicare Programs and Medicare Part D and SHIP counselling
           - Medicare Premium Payment Programs
            -SNAP Benefits
            -Home Based Services
            -Heating Assistance Programs
  2. Legal Referral Durable Power of Medical Attorney and Living Wills
  3. Medical;
            -Mental Health and Alchohol Treatment Referral
            -Health Center Referral
            -Medical Equipment Referral
            -Caregiver and Bereavement Support Programs and INSIGHT
  4. Housing;
            -Housing Option Referrals
            -Assisted Living and Nursing Home Information
            -Housing Repair Referral
  5. Nutrition;
            -Meals on Wheels
            -SNAP Program
            -Federal Meal Site
  6. Assistance with Forms and Applications;
            -Medicare Premium Payment