The Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center is unique because it is both a Senior Center and social service agency. Typical to most senior centers, people over age 60 come together to enjoy one another's company through activities like lunches, games, exercising, line dancing, traveling, art, music and writing. A true community of friendship and acceptance exists, for persons over age 60 who reside in Stonington, North Stonington and Westerly.
Unlike most senior centers, many of our Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center (PNC) seniors are devoted volunteers who staff our food pantry, welcome desk, pet shoppe, keeping babies warm and well program, daily living supplies program and clothes closet. But you don't have to be a senior to volunteer. Anyone over age 18 is welcome to donate his or her time to the Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center.
Each week, our volunteers distribute a backpack full of food to children and families who need a helping hand. At Thanksgiving we look to our community to assist us in providing 600 turkey meals to our community. At Christmas our volunteers help us provide and distribute toys and food. We rely on the generosity of volunteers of all ages to help us continue our mission of "neighbor helping neighbor". Food is always needed and we welcome individuals and organizations to donate.
Come check out the Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center for something that appeals to you. It could be the Veterans Coffee House, Story time for Parents and Children, checking out books from the Stonington Library, learning about SNAP benefits, job assistance, a free congregate breakfast on the last Friday of each month, yoga, painting, writing life stories or joining a strings ensemble. There is something for everyone at the Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center. We look forward to meeting you!
The mission of the Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center is to be the resource for basic needs for people experiencing financial hardship; and services for seniors in need of socialization and transportation for those living in Pawcatuck, Stonington, North Stonington and Westerly.
Monday 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM