Recreation Department 
Barrington, Rhode Island

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  • Sunday, June 06, 2021 4:00 PM | Anonymous


    2021 BARRINGTON ARTS FESTIVAL

    SUNDAY, JUNE 6, 2021    10 AM TO 4 PM
    63 ARTISTS GATHERED FROM ACROSS RHODE ISLAND TO SHOW THEIR WARES 
    ACTIVITIES INCLUDED WEAVING DEMONSTRATION AND CHILDREN'S ART ACTIVITIES

    Special  - A COVID vaccination clinic was held at the Barrington Arts Festival between 11:00am – 1:00pm.  Walk-ins and appointments were welcomed 

  • Friday, February 26, 2021 4:14 PM | Anonymous

    Vaccine has finally arrived in Barrington in the month of February. The town is holding a series of 4 vaccine clinics to inoculate our eldest residents from eldest to youngest. We began with a resident who is 101 and are working our way down. The Town has been promised 110 doses per week for the 4 weeks beginning Wednesday, February 17th. Those 4 weeks will be followed by a second 4 weeks in which the participants who have been vaccinated at the Peck Center for Adult Enrichment will receive their second dose.

    To be clear, with the limited number of vaccine doses being supplied to Barrington by the State of RI it is anticipated that we will come close to vaccinating the 75+ age group but we may not be able to reach all 75+ age residents. Due to the limited supply residents are encouraged to seek vaccination at any site available. Some sites you can try are:

    Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence - https://www.vaccinateri.org

    Sockanosset Cross Road in Cranston - https://www.vaccinateri.org

    For those who cannot register online - call the automated line at 1-844-930-1779

    CVS - go to website - CVS.com or call 800-746-7287

    Walgreens - Walgreens.com/ScheduleVaccine or call your local Walgreens

    We will keep you on the Barrington Registry list as we move down the list in numerical age order. If you receive your first vaccine elsewhere, please let us know so we can take you off the Barrington Registry. You can call us at 401-247-1926.

    If you are 75+ and have not yet signed up for a vaccine and wish to do so,, you can do that at www.barringtonlearningctr.org or call 247-1926 Ext.201.

    We had hoped to share with you pictures of our first vaccine clinic. We are not able to do that, so we have included pictures of the signage you can expect to see at various vaccine sites.

    We will keep you updated as more information becomes available.

    Michele Geremia


  • Monday, February 01, 2021 9:00 AM | Anonymous

    SENIOR VACCINE REGISTRY   -  COVID-19 VACCINATION WAITLIST

    Age 75+ Waitlist

    Beginning Monday, February 1st, 2021, Barrington residents aged 75 (seventy-five) and older can be placed on a waitlist to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.  

    The Town of Barrington is partnering with the Rhode Island Department of Health to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine to local residents  in a safe, efficient manner.

    Beginning Monday, February 1st, 2021, Barrington residents aged 75 years and older can register for Barrington's COVID-19 Vaccination Waitlist.  

    As more information becomes available, the town will be providing key updates on this page.

    Due to the volume of calls, we respectfully ask that any questions related to Barrington's COVID-19 vaccination plan be sent via email to the contacts below.

    Michele Geremia     mgeremia@barrington.ri.gov
    Peck Center    seniorpt@barrington.ri.gov

    THE ONLINE WAITLIST FORM FOR AGE 75 and OLDER IS AVAILABLE HERE


  • Thursday, May 21, 2020 9:00 AM | Anonymous

    BARRINGTON BEACH UPDATE




  • Thursday, June 20, 2019 8:13 PM | Anonymous

    The Barrington Learning Center has announced its weekly email newsletter.  

    If you are a BLC Member, or if you have registered for a class or trip since July 1st, you should be already receiving the weekly newsletter in your email.  

    We try to offer something for everyone.  For more information, browse the website and better yet SUBSCRIBE to our email newsletter.   

    Don't delay —Classes are enrolling online right now, and more are constantly being added.  

    Barrington Learning Center
    Town of Barrington
    283 County Road, Barrington, RI 02806
    401-247-1900 X 381
    Email: recreation@barrington.ri.gov



  • Wednesday, June 19, 2019 12:16 PM | Anonymous
    1. Adult education helps us keep up with the changes in ourselves

    Throughout our lives our minds, bodies and circumstances are constantly changing. For some people this means their interests and passions many alter; for some it may mean that their financial situation takes a turn; and for other people, it may mean an injury or a change in health. In any case, as things move on, it is good to be ahead of the curve. Someone who started their career in one field may long for a change, while another, who grew up with plenty of money, may find that they are in need of extra income. Adult learning courses make all of this possible. The availability of such education makes it much easier for us to follow our minds and achieve our potential.

    2. Learning keeps the mind active

    Numerous studies have proven that maintaining an active mind can actually benefit your health. Those who put their brain to use on a regular basis often find themselves benefiting from better memory, sharper reactions and greater attention spans in old age. Keeping the mind active doesn’t have to be difficult either. Learning a new language, mastering a new skill or even something as simple as filling in a crossword can have countless mental benefits.  Exercising the mind is just as important as exercising the body. 

    3. Learning keeps you busy socially, too

    People who open themselves up to new learning experiences often find themselves involved in more social experiences. It is really important to maintain a healthy social calendar. Developing new skills also adds a new level of interest to a person’s life.  People with strong interests and passions are likely to gravitate towards others with similar interests and create healthy, nourishing friendships. These people, who are surrounded with friends and interests, are also likely to benefit from feeling more confident and outgoing.

    4. Education Feeds a person's creativity

    It can be argued that the more a person knows, the more creative they are able to be. If an individual has more knowledge in certain areas, then it’s likely that they are able to come up with creative solutions to problems in those areas. Therefore, it’s only fair to say that continuing education into adulthood helps people to think outside the box. On top of this, a new course may help feed a person’s creativity by allowing them to express themselves more in a more effective way. This type of creativity can provide people with a sense of purpose or even reduce stress and anxiety.

    The bottom line is that as adults we should take advantage of new and interesting courses that present themselves as opportunities.


Recreation Department
Peck Center
Town of Barrington
281 County Road, Barrington, RI 02806
401-247-1926 X 203
Email: recreation@barrington.ri.gov

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