Welcome to The Edward King House
For over 52 years The Edward King House Senior Center has served a vital role in the community by meeting the ever-changing needs of the senior population. Through our diverse variety of classes, programming, performances and club activities we offer seniors age fifty and older the ability to remain active.
As a frequent destination for Newport County seniors, the King House serves as a hub for personal enrichment insuring access to a well rounded quality of life and a reliable resource for individual and family referrals regarding senior issues. The King House sees an average of four hundred visitors on a weekly basis (16,000-18,000 yearly) and fields a large volume of connections daily seeking support services.
The Edward King House Senior Center, Inc. (hereinafter The Edward King House) is a non-profit service organization committed to serving the 50+ population of Newport County as a hub for resources and opportunities that support adult learning, independent living and an enriched quality of life. The Edward King House is on the National Historic Register.
The Edward King House forms collaborations and partnerships that encourage a life of self-direction, empowerment, enrichment and energy for the 50+ population. The King House builds a welcoming environment that values and respects every member of our community regardless of age, ability, culture, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation and socio-economic background.
One of the best kept secrets in Newport, the Edward King house was designed by noted architect Richard Upjohn in 1845 for wealthy China trade merchant Edward King. The Edward King House is one of the finest examples of Italianate Villa style of architecture in America. At Christmas time, 1912, the villa was donated to the City of Newport by the King Family for use by the citizens of Newport. It served as the public library until 1968 when it became the hub for Newport’s older adults.
At the Edward King House, We:
-Encourage participants to strive for continued growth in an enriching setting;
-Discover new relationships and experiences that foster a sense of achievement and
-Respond to the current and future needs and interests of the community, and;
-Provide access to resources, information and assistance for individuals and their