Senior / Human Services
Senior Services Membership
The Membership fee to join East Greenwich Senior Services 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.
Applications & Documents
View the Senior Services Membership Application (PDF). The Senior and Human Services Policies and Procedures document (PDF) and the Pocket Manual of Elderly Services Statewide (PDF).
Estate Planning Workshop
Jake Darsch and Jessica DiNapoli from Barnum Financial Group in Warwick will be at the Swift Community Center on Wednesday, December 6th from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. for a FREE workshop on Estate Planning. They can also answer any questions you have on how best to transfer your estate to your loved ones. Regardless of value, it is vital to have an estate plan in place so that your assets can pass to others according to your wishes. Learn how to use exemptions that are allowed by the state and Federal Government to efficiently move assets to heirs with the least amount of inconvenience, taxes and other transfer expenses. In this workshop, you will learn:
- Estate documents you need
- Ways to protect your family
- How to avoid probate!
- Benefits of trusts
Jake and Jess place a huge emphasis on financial education and work with many local universities, hospitals and businesses to provide a large array of workshops and programs to educate the community. Let them know what other topics you want to learn more about in future workshops and they will be happy to accommodate. Registration is required. Please email Erin McAndrew or call 401-886-8669, ext. 1
Securities, investment advisory and financial planning services offered through qualified registered representatives of MML Investors Services, LLC. Member SIPC. 6 Corporate Drive, Shelton, CT, 06484, Tel: 203-513-6000. CRN201712-220948
New Medicare Card Scam Alert
Medicare recipients will receive a new Medicare card in the mail between April 2018 and April 2019. Your new Medicare card will NOT have your Social Security number. This will help protect your identity. Please understand that mailing everyone a new card will take time. Your card might arrive at a different time than your friend's or neighbor's. You do not need to do anything. Your new card will be mailed automatically. If someone calls you and says they need to confirm your identity or your Medicare number, it is a SCAM. If you receive a call from someone and you are just not sure, please hang up and call the RI Senior Medicare Patrol at (401) 462-0931 to report the call. Help is always free and confidential. Never give your information to anyone who calls you on the phone or comes to your door!
Medical & Other Helpful Resources
Find helpful resources for seniors who may require information about Medicare, Social Security and other senior issues:
Social Security Website
Rhode Island Department of Elderly Affairs Website
The Point Resource Center Website