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Yes and no. NKSA Membership and any programs supported by Federal and State dollars are open to all. The Transvan and Social Services home visits are limited to North Kingstown residents.
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Various programs have different guidelines such as: 55 plus years for Beechwood, Town Bus and NKSA membership; 60 years plus to participate in Nutrition and Meals on Wheels with spouses and handicapped granted exceptions. Some State and Federal Programs such as RIPAE, Housing, Medical Assistance, Heat and Energy have other restrictions such as income.
No, all programs and services are available to members and non-members alike. However, we encourage you to join the North Kingstown Senior Association (Friends of Beechwood). For complete information about joining, visit the North Kingstown Senior Association Page.
Receive your newsletter in the mail, receive voting rights on issues and business conducted at the NKSA Annual Dinner Meeting. Membership is renewable annually in January. Become a part of a 1,000 plus member organization well-known for supporting North Kingstown Senior Services in providing lower cost programs and activities to benefit the older adult population in North Kingstown.
As a recreational center, Beechwood offers a variety of programs and classes to enhance the enrichment of older adults. These include many exercise classes, recreational activities, and health/wellness programs. Popular activities at Beechwood include social events, art programs, cards, Bingo, health clinics and screenings, Reiki, Reflexology, weekly local trips, as well as monthly day trips. Please call our office at 268-1590 for further information or view our monthly newsletter (PDF).
Call Medical Assistance at 855-697-4347 or go to the DHS Website.
SNAP benefits information can be obtained by calling 1-855-697-4347 for Eligibility Requirements go to the DHS Website.
Absolutely. Lunch is served daily in Seabreeze dining at Noon. Beechwood Cafe is also available for flexible dining between 11 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. daily and offers a varied fare such as salads, sandwiches, fresh fruit, yogurt and desserts. Please visit our Seabreeze Dining/Nutrition Services page for costs, reservations and this month's delicious menu. Please call the Dining Room Manager at 401-268-1592 at least two days in advance to make a reservation. Holiday reservations should be made at least one week in advance. The recommended donation for Seabreeze Dining is $3.00, however no one is turned away for lack of payment.
Call the Center Office at 401-268-1590 for more information or requests regarding transportation services. The Town bus, provides transportation into the Center and local medical appointments within town. Your appointment can be scheduled if requested at least 48 hours in advance. View Transportation for more information.
In North Kingstown, the local Meals on Wheels is a branch of Meals on Wheels of RI, which maintains an office in Providence. A local Volunteer Coordinator schedules drivers. To receive Meals on Wheels, certain criteria must be met and there is a recommended donation of $3.00 a day, usually collected weekly. Again, as with our noon meal, no one is turned away for lack of payment. To enroll in Meals on Wheels, you must call the Providence office at 401-351-6700.
The various programs and services require many funding sources:
Our Social Services Office coordinates two visitation programs.
Yes.Call the Volunteer/Program Coordinator to discuss volunteer opportunities at Beechwood at 401-268-1594. We appreciate and value volunteers and their contributions. Beechwood collaborates with local schools for intergenerational programs and volunteer assignments through LINKS(Layman in North Kingstown Schools).