Social Services

At The Center, we seek to provide an atmosphere where our participants can enjoy the various activities and have fun with their friends and associates. The wide assortment of events and programs makes for a pleasant experience at this "home away from home."

But, sometimes life throws us a curve ball. Sometimes we find ourselves at a loss to figure out what's the best way to solve a problem or find the right information to determine what our next step should be.

That's when the social services component of the Center's programs can be helpful. Sometimes your concerns may seem overwhelming, but with a little help from our staff you'd be surprised how you can cope with the situation.

We are fortunate to have three principal on-going resources to offer you assistance. Other resource people come and go throughout the year to offer their expertise in "making sense of it all."

Community Information Specialist


Our Community Information Specialist is responsible for assisting older consumers and their families in accessing available services, programs, and benefits. She provides valuable and useful information and education on a wide variety of services and programs available within the state.

The Specialist also assists in the determination of consumer eligibility in the form of screening for such assistance and shall advocate for the rights of all consumers.

Jill Cogean-Creamer is our Community Information Specialist. You can reach Jill by calling our main phone number: 401-789-0268 or by
email.

Social Services Case Manager


Our Case Manager is also available to work with our participants on a more in-depth and individualized basis to provide assistance and offer guidance. She has a wealth of experience and can help establish a "plan of action" to address your concerns.

The Case Manager can also assist in the determination of consumer eligibility in the form of screening for such assistance and shall advocate for the rights of all consumers.

Patricia Mattera is our Social Services Case Manager. You can reach her by calling her primary office within our adult day services center: 401-783-8736.

Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP)


SHIP counselors also assist local older residents and their families in accessing available services, programs and benefits through the provision of valuable information and education.

SHIP counselors provide useful health insurance information and education. They provide assistance to older adults with assessing and understanding health insurance problems, Medicare, supplemental insurance, managed care, over-insurance, free and reduced cost medical care programs and long term care insurance.