North Kingstown Senior Association
The North Kingstown Senior Association (NKSA) Background - "Friends of Beechwood"
The North Kingstown Senior Association (NKSA) was incorporated in 1971 and was soon after designated as a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization. The Association was instrumental in petitioning the Town to designate Beechwood House as the North Kingstown Senior Center. After many hours of ‘hands on’ work, cleaning and sprucing up the building, Beechwood House became the town’s first senior center in 1975.
NKSA’s mission remains the same today as it did 38 years ago:
“The North Kingstown Senior Association has, since its inception, been dedicated to enhancing the social, recreational and educational opportunities for all North Kingstown seniors”
Ever since those early days, NKSA has played an active role in supporting center activities and programs. In 1975 the Town of North Kingstown assumed the governance of the senior center. Working together, the town and the association became a model of successful collaboration. The non-profit status of the Association made it possible for the Town to submit grants to private foundations for additional support, as well as financially supporting the programs offered by the Center.
The tireless work and dedication of the many active NKSA volunteers benefit North Kingstown’s older adults in countless ways. In addition to its annual contribution of almost $10,000 towards senior center programs and activities, NKSA consistently comes forward to help with special projects or needs. Examples are too numerous to fully list, but the motivation is singular… improving life for our community’s older adults and their families.
While programs and services at the North Kingstown Senior Center are available to members and non-members alike at no or little charge, we encourage you to join the North Kingstown Senior Association "Friends of Beechwood" to help support Beechwood.
Membership Dues and Form
Membership dues are $10.00 ($15.00/couple) per year for residents and $20.00 ($25.00/couple) per year for non-residents and here are some great reasons to join:
- Annual support for programs at the Senior Center keeps many activities affordable
- You receive invitations to special dinners and events
- Your monthly North Kingstown Senior Center Newsletter is mailed to your home
- You have a vote on issues and business conducted at NKSA’s Annual Meeting
- Your membership renews each January and, most importantly, you become part of an 900+ member organization well known for its support of the senior population in North Kingstown
New and renewing members: Simply download both pages of the Membership Form (attached below) and mail it to:
Beechwood, A Center for Life Enrichment
44 Beach Street
North Kingstown, RI
If you prefer, please come into the Center to complete your form or call 268-1590 to have one mailed to you.
Membership volunteers are available to process your membership Monday thru Friday 9:00am to 3:00pm. A new registration form must be completed annually.