Sunday, October 20, 2019        

Smithfield Senior Center

Karen L. Armstrong

Karen L. Armstrong
Senior Center Director

FUNCTION:  The Smithfield Senior Center provides a variety of services to Senior Citizens.  The Center acts as a source and resource for individuals seeking information on all aspects of senior services.  The department works closely with the Department of Elderly Affairs, Smithfield Police Department, and local agency Tri-County.  The Center strives to meet the needs and desires of the greatest number of seniors in creating organized activities and workshop areas.   The Center also operates a meal site for senior citizens, and provides meals on wheels to a large number of individuals within the community.

 ~ The Smithfield Senior Center is available to rent for your special function ~

 Smithfield Senior Center
Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a van available for senior & disabled transportation?
Yes, transportation is available to Smithfield Seniors 55 years old or older or permanently disabled, for the following:

Service Days Times
Transportation to and from all programs and lunches at the Senior Center   Please call 949-4592 to schedule.
Bingo Thursday Pickup starts at 12:00 noon
Grocery Shopping: Stop & Shop and Dave’s Market. Four paper-inside-of grocery-bags only.
Pharmacies:  CVS & Rite-Aid for prescription pickup.
  Please call 949-4592 to schedule.
  Please call 949-4592 to schedule.
 
   
Senior Center Bus If you have any questions regarding the transportation schedule or if you would like to make an appointment please leave a message at the Senior Center, 949-4592.

RIDE Program

The Rhode Island Public Transportation Authority (RIPTA), 265 Melrose Street, Providence, RI 02907,offers low-income persons with a disability, or age 65 and older, the opportunity to ride free of charge on a RIPTA bus with a RIPTA No Fare Bus Pass. All other persons age 65 and older, or persons with a disability, pay full fare from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. and from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. on weekdays, and pay half-price at all other times,with the presentation of a RIPTA SeniorlDisabled Pass, or a Medicare ID card.

784-9500, X 604 ……. www.ripta.com

RIPTA’s RIde program provides transportation services to those 60 and older, and adults with disabilities under 60 who meet certain criteria. Transportation is generally available weekdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for doctors’ appointments, therapy, medical tests, adult day care, kidney dialysis, cancer treatments, and senior center/community meal site lunches. There is a $2 one-way fee per ride. Adult day service clients and persons on Medical Assistance are not charged transportation fees. Reservations should be made at least seven (7) business days in advance for any appointment. RIde transportation reservations can be made Monday through Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

461-9760 ……. 1-800-479-6902 ……. www.ripta.com

What programs are available at the Senior Center?

  • Forever Fit Class
  • Bocce
  • Bingo
  • Billiards
  • High Low Jack
  • Holiday Parties
  • Singing Group
  • Bone Builders Class
  • Country Western Line Dancing
  • Meditation
  • Ping Pong
  • Rummikub
  • Cribbage
  • Zumba
  • Canasta
  • Sunshine Club
  • Special events
  • Manicures
  • Trips
  • Blood Pressure Tests
  • Pedicures
  • Arthritis Fitness Cllass
  • Quilting
  • YOGA
  • Book Club
  • YOGA Dance
  • more!
 
 
What is the Senior Center Mission Statement?
The Smithfield Senior Center promotes the social, physical and emotional well being of its members by implementing and maintaining quality education, recreational and wellness programs and activities.  The Center is a resource and referral agency, offers luncheons, meals on wheels and transportation for the homebound.

What are the membership dues?
Membership dues are $10 for Smithfield residents, $13 for non-residents.

Is the Senior Center available to rent for special occasions?
Yes. See more information here.