The City of Cranston

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Senior Services

Social Services

The Social Services staff consists of case managers and a Community Information and Referral Specialist, who are available Monday through Friday, to guide you through the maze of services available for seniors. These professionals can explain eligibility requirements, and refer you to the agency or service that can best help you with your particular inquiry or request. They are also available to seniors and their families to discuss problems, provide support, assist in filling out forms, or just listen to concerns. For those elders who are housebound, our case managers will visit their homes to assess their needs and to provide coordination of services.

Social Services Director, Jennifer M. Kevorkian (401) 780-6254
Social Case Worker, Karen Porto (401) 780-6200
Community Information Specialist, Patricia McMahon (401) 780-6255

Listed below are services the social services division offers:


  • Case management

  • Home assessments

  • Community information specialist

  • Information & Referral

  • Early intervention

  • Community outreach

  • Support groups


* Arthritis Exercise
* Bereavement

  • Supportive counseling

  • Advocacy

  • Assisting with completing the following applications/forms:


* Medical Assistance
* Medicare Premium Payment Program
* Housing
* RI Pharmaceutical Assistance to the Elderly
* Heating Assistance
* Saving Sight Rhode Island
* Police Accident Reports
* City Property Tax Rate Freeze
* Medical Questionnaires
* Patient Assistance Programs
* Respite Care
* SNAP (formerly known as Food Stamps)
* RI Property Tax Relief Claim
* Medicare Prescription Drug Plan (Part D)
* Extra Help for Part D
* Home and Community Care

  • Just to Say Hello Program

  • Victim's Assistance Program

  • Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP)

  • Educational Presentations

  • Holiday Meals Program

  • Memorial Service

  • Assisting in Reviewing and Interpreting


* Medicare Supplement Insurance
* Medicare


COMMUNITY INFORMATION & REFERRAL SPECIALIST

Assists in determining eligibility and accessibility for services, programs, and benefits available. The Specialist also advocates for the rights of elders and adults with disabilities.

Call 780-6255


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