Benjamin Church Senior Center
1020 Hope Street, Bristol, RI 02809
Fax: (401) 253-8009
Shuttle Service/Work Study Opportunity
Benjamin Church Senior Center provides assistance and entertainment for the elderly, enabling them to lead happy, healthy and full lives. Volunteers are needed to work behind the scenes at several support programs and social events, as well as providing yard work for seniors who live in the community during the fall and winter (raking, shoveling snow, etc.)
Cornerstone Adult Services provides adult day programs for elderly and impaired adults and victims of Alzheimer's disease. The program offers transportation, in-home services for day care participants and education/training programs. Volunteers are needed to assist with group activities (i.e. arts and crafts and bowling); cooking and serving meals at the center; providing office, computer and clerical help; and help with field trips.
Franklin Court Assisted Living/Independent Living
150 Franklin Street
Bristol, RI 02809
Located in historic Bristol, Rhode Island, Franklin Court Independent Living offers independent living for seniors in a comfortable, secure setting.
Ninety-eight apartments are housed in a complex formerly known as the Kaiser Mill. With some dating as far back as the Civil War, the buildings were used for a variety of industrial purposes until their rebirth as senior housing began in 1993. That year, the first rehabilitated building was transformed into subsidized housing for individuals 62 years and older.
In 1997, a second building was revitalized to offer additional apartments for active seniors capable of independent living. Today, Franklin Court Independent Living is a vibrant part of the Bristol community where seniors from 62 to 94 live happily together.
Twice a year the Feinstein Center for Service Learning & Community Engagement organizes a service day where Roger Williams University students volunteer to do yard work at the properties owned by local senior citizens. We usually volunteer at around 50 homes. Please email us if you're interested in participating: firstname.lastname@example.org