Senior and Social Services

Our offices are located in the Swift Community Center at 121 Peirce Street.

The Membership fee to join the East Greenwich Senior Center is $5 per person / per year.  Members receive the monthly newsletter by mail, a discount on classes and preference when registering for special trips sponsored by the Senior Services department.

Please click here for the membership application.

The Human and Senior Services Policy and Procedure document is available.

Pocket Manual of Elderly Services Statewide is available for review.

Medicare Fraud Alert!

You may receive a phone call asking if you would like a NEW Medicare card. The caller will ask you to verify your Medicare number and address over the phone so you can receive a new Medicare card in the mail.

  • DO NOT give out your Medicare number over the phone to anyone!
  • Social Security or Medicare will never call you and ask for this information over the phone.
  • If you need a new Medicare card please visit the closest Social Security office. In Warwick, the Social Security office is located on the First Floor, 30 Quaker Lane, Warwick, RI 02886. Hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Wednesday 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Social Security Phone (Local): 1-866-964-2038 Social Security Phone (Nat'l): 1-800-772-1213 / TTY : 1-401-823-0453 

Main Number 401-886-8669

Erin McAndrew, Director of Senior & Human Services
401-886-8669 Ext 1

Caroline Tudino, Case Worker

Melanie Potrzeba, Transportation Coordinator
401-886-8669 Ext 3

We are glad to publish our August newsletter on-line for your convenience.  We detail all of the activities and events happening at the Swift Community Center for you here.

Our main phone number is (401) 886-8669

The Senior and Human Services bus is accessible to East Greenwich residents ages 55 and over and residents with disabilities.  The bus lift will accommodate persons using wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, canes, braces, etc. or who otherwise have difficulty using steps.

An application is available.

Fee:  Monthly Pass: $10.00 for unlimited use; or $2.00 per trip.

To make a reservation for the senior bus, please call 886-8669, Ext 3.

The following services are offered:

Retail Shopping/Trips

Transportation for retail shopping is available on Wednesdays and Fridays each month.

The bus begins picking up passengers at 8:45 a.m.

Shopping locations vary each week.  Stores include The Christmas Tree Shop, Job Lot, and Walmart.

Transportation is provided to banks and pharmacies in East Greenwich.

Doctors and Dentist Appointments

Tuesday and Wednesday morinings in East Greenwich only.

The bus begins picking up passengers at 8:45 a.m. 

Grocery Shopping

Periodically on Wednesday afternoons to Super Stop & Shop and Dave's Market.  Pickup begins at 1:00 p.m.  Shoppers are allowed approximately one hour and thirty minutes at Super Stop & Shop or one hour and fifteen minutes at Dave's Market and a maximum of six reusable canvas shopping bags.

Every Thursday morning to Super Stop & Shop.  The bus begins picking up passengers at 8:45 a.m.  Shoppers are allowed one hour and fifteen minutes in the market and a maximum of six reusable canvas shopping bags.

All passengers of the Senior bus are required to complete an application form which is kept on file in case of emergency.  Forms can be obtained by contacting Melaine Potrzeba at 886-8669 Ext 3.

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