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Town Clerk
105 Harrisville Main St.
Harrisville, RI 02830
(401) 568-4300, Ext. "0"
(401) 568-0490
Monday - Wednesday: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Thursday: 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Friday: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Senior Citizen Minibus  
The Town of Burrillville Department of Public Works offers minibus transportation for eligible residents of Burrillville. To be eligible for this service, Burrillville residents must be 62 years or older or totally disabled. The minibus operates on a regular schedule and will pick up any eligible Burrillville resident upon request. The schedule is as follows:
Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays: Bus is available for doctors' appointments between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Wednesdays: Bus is available for grocery shopping trips to the Village IGA Marketplace in Pascoag.
Fridays: Bus is available for scheduled trips for up to 12 people for excursions or shopping trips around the state.

This bus service is available on a first-come, first-serve basis and is free of charge to Burrillville residents.

Please call Allison at 568-4440, Ext. 10, with any questions or to schedule the minibus.

Burrillville Senior Citizens' Association
The Burrillville Senior Citizens' Association meets on the first and third Monday of each month at The Knights of Columbus Hall, Roosevelt Avenue, Pascoag. Luncheon is served at noon, followed by the business meeting at 1:00 p.m.

Membership is open to Burrillville residents who are 55 years or older. Annual dues is $3.00. Apply for membership at any regular meeting.

Social Security
Attached is a press release and fact sheet related to 2009 Social Secuity COLA increases. Additional information about Medicare changes for 2009 can be found at

Medical Assistance and Nursing Home Care
Medical Assistance (Medicaid) is a federal-state funded health insurance program for certain low-income and needy people. It covers approximately 180,000 Rhode Islanders including children, the aged, blind, and/or persons with disabilities, Supplemental Security Income recipients, and others. The attached publication, Medical Assistance and Nursing Home Care, is intended to help those seeking general information about Medicaid eligibility to pay for long-term care in a Rhode Island nursing home. This guide was prepared by the Rhode Island Department of Elderly Affairs, in collaboration with the Rhode Island Department of Human Services For additional information, please contact the Department of Human Services (DHS) long-term care offices in your area listed in this publication.

(Rhode Island Pharmaceutical Assistance to the Elderly)

  • Rhode Island residents 65 or older, who meet specific income guidelines and are enrolled in a Medicare Part D plan are eligible to join RIPAE.
  • Member co-payments for prescriptions used to treat medical conditions described below in Category A are based on a sliding scale.
  • RIPAE can be used when a Part D plan is inactive in the deductible phase, coverage gap (“donut hole”) phase and/or when a certain medication is not covered by a Medicare Part D plan.
  • RIPAE members who are 65 and older can purchase medications described below in Category B at the discounted RIPAE price when a Part D plan is inactive in the deductible phase, coverage gap (“donut hole”) phase, and/or when a certain medication is not covered by a Medicare Part D plan.
Annual Income Levels for RIPAE members 65 and older

Single Person
Married Couple
State Pays
Member Pays
$0 to $19,786   
$0 to $24,735   
60 %
40 %
$19,787 to $24,838      
$24,736 to $31,050      
30 %
70 %
$24,839 to $43,470
$31,051 to $49,680
15 %
85 %

RIPAE for disabled persons:
Rhode Island residents between the ages of 55 and 64, who are receiving Social Security Disability (SSDI) payments are enrolled in a Medicare Part D plan and meet specific income guidelines can purchase Category A and B medications at the RIPAE discounted price when a Medicare Part D plan is inactive in the deductible phase, coverage gap (“donut hole”) phase, and/or when a certain medication is not covered by a Medicare Part D plan.

Annual Income Levels for RIPAE disabled RIPAE member age 55 to 64:

Single Person
Married Couple
State Pays
Member Pays
$0 to $43,470
$0 to $49,680
15 %
85 %

Income calculations:
In determining eligibility for RIPAE, all sources of income, including Social Security benefits, are considered. While calculating eligibility for RIPAE, applicants may exclude all medical and pharmaceutical expenses that exceed three (3) percent of their annual income. The income guidelines for RIPAE are increased each year, beginning July 1, in accordance with the Social Security Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) of that same year.

Category A medications are used to treat Alzheimer’s disease, anti-infectives, arthritis, asthma and other chronic respiratory conditions, cancer, circulatory insufficiency, depression, diabetes (including insulin syringes), glaucoma, heart problems, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, Parkinson’s disease, prescription minerals and vitamins for kidney patients, and urinary incontinence. Also, a limited allocation has been added to RIPAE to help cover the cost of injectable prescription drugs used to treat Multiple Sclerosis.

Category B medications are all FDA-approved prescriptions not listed in Category A, except those medications prescribed for cosmetic purposes.

For RIPAE information, call the Department of Elderly Affairs at 462-3000 or THE POINT at 462-4444.

Photo Identification Cards
Rhode Island issues a non-driver identification card.

Rhode Island ID Requirements:

  • You must be a resident of Rhode Island.
  • You may not hold a valid license in Rhode Island or in any other state.
  • You must have an acceptable identity document from this list.
  • You must also have an acceptable signature document.
  • You must be able to prove residency by providing one of the documents on this list.
  • You must have a valid social security number or an acceptable denial letter (with an acceptable visa code).
The fee for a Rhode Island State ID is $16.50

No personal checks are accepted for payment for a RI Identification Card.

Please be advised that the Division of Motor Vehicles requires you to present your original, unlaminated Social Security card for all NEW license and ID card transactions. We will no longer require the presentation of a Social Security card for renewals of RI operator or CDL licenses or RI Identification Cards. In addition, anyone who was denied renewal based on a lack of SS card since 8/1/07 may apply for renewal even if the ID or license has expired.

If you do not have your Social Security card, please contact the Social Security Administration or go to their website at 

73 Valley Road
Mon - Fri
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
100 Main Street
Mon - Fri
8:30 am - 3:15 pm
Stedman Government Center
Tower Hill Road
Wed & Thur
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
1 Joyce Street
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Department of Labor & Training
217 Pond Street
Tue - Fri
8:30 am - 3:30 pm

RIPTA "No Fare" Bus Passes

The Rhode Island Department of Elderly Affairs (DEA) would like to remind seniors, adults with disabilities and Medicaid recipients that the agency does not issue RIPTA bus passes.

In an agreement with RIPTA, the Department of Elderly Affairs verifies income for individuals who are looking to obtain a "No Fare" bus pass. Currently, these income guidelines are $19,785 for a single person and $24,735 for a married couple. Medicaid recipients need only show a valid Medicaid card.

If an individual is determined to be income-eligible for RIPTA's "No Fare" bus pass, they will receive documentation from DEA. This documentation must be presented to RIPTA in order to issue a "No Fare" bus pass.

RIPTA is located in Kennedy Plaza in Providence. RIPTA issues "No Fare" bus passes Monday through Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. The office is closed on Fridays.

DEA is located at 74 West Road, Cranston (second floor) in the Pastore Center, Cranston.
The hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

For more information, contact RIPTA at 784-9500.

Senior Services, Inc. ~ Senior Dining

Burrillville Meal Sites

Bradford Court - 45 North Main Street, Pascoag
Hot lunches Monday through Friday
A donation of $3.00 is requested
Advance reservations are required ~ please call 568-5403

Gloceste Senior Center - 1210 Putnam Pike, Chepachet (Burrillville residents welcome!)
        Hot lunches Monday through Friday at Noon
        A donation of $3.00 is requested
        Advance reservations are required ~ Please call 567-4557

Seniors Services
A Community Information Specialist from Senior Services, Inc., is available to assist and advise senior residents of Burrillville.  Appointments can be made in the Woonsocket Office by calling Senior Services, Inc. at 766-3734.

Community Information Specialists can assist you with applications for many programs for which you may be eligible, including:

Assisted Living Facilities/Nursing Homes
Property Tax Relief (1040 H)
Financial Assistance
Health Insurance
Heating Assistance
Identification (DEA/RIPTA)
In Home Services
Social Security
Referrals to other agencies
Legal Assistance (Living Wills, Health Care Power of Attorney)
Fraud/Waste and Abuse

The Specialist is also trained as a Senior Health Insurance Counselor (SHIP) and can explain health insurance options available to Rhode Island seniors so that they can make informed choices concerning their health care.

Northern Rhode Island Retired & Senior Volunteer Program
RSVP's purpose is to develop a role in the community through volunteer services. They encourage organizations and agencies to develop a variety of volunteer opportunities.

RSVP exists so that someone like you can make a big difference where you are needed the most - in your community. Volunteers provide much needed support to non-profit agencies making their communities stronger. The most rewarding part is the satisfaction of knowing you are making a difference.

Register to become an RSVP Volunteer! People who would like to register to volunteer can  call 766-2300 or email for a registration form. They will not be asked to volunteer at any other station unless they want to and all information is confidential. Registered RSVP volunteers are covered by supplemental accident and liability insurance while they are volunteering.

Repondez - the newsletter of Northern Rhode Island RSVP. RSVP publishes a periodic newsletter that highlights events, activities and volunteer oppotunities. Copies are usually available in the Burrillville Town Clerk's Office. You can also get more information by contacting:
RSVA, Inc.
P.O. Box 774
Woonsocket, RI  02895
(401) 766-2300

Is More Help Available?
If you need help or information that you don't find listed here, please call the Town Clerk's office at 568-4300, Ext. "0". We will try to point you in the right direction.

Last Updated: Thursday, February 6, 2014

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