Directions

Following are directions to various sites where The Second Half classes or events are held.

Fall River Office and Classrooms (Second Half’s primary facility)
Bay View Retirement Community
Dartmouth Building Supply (DBS) Showroom
Mattapoisett Free Public Library
Rachel’s Lakeside
Sakonnet Bay Manor
Ship’s Watch Apartments
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Campus
Westport Council on Aging
Westport Free Public Library

Directions to Fall River Office and Classrooms

 

205 Bedford Street, Fall River, MA

TSH, 205 Bedford St, F.R. (205 is door on rt)

 

The Second Half Lifelong Learning Institute has a new home, The G & J Professional Building, 205 Bedford Street, Fall River. The building is on the corner of Bedford Street and Sixth Street.
The new offices and classrooms will be on the first floor of the building which is completely handicapped accessible. There is free parking directly across the street in two parking lots owned by the building owners. There are some on-street non-metered parking spaces as well.

The new space is large enough to offer some room for expansion as we continue to grow. It will be solely ours so we will not be sharing it with any other group. We will have two fully equipped classrooms so we can hold two classes at the same time and a conference room that can double as a seminar room. We will continue to utilize space in the various satellite locations for additional classes.

Driving Directions to the Parking lots for 205 Bedford Street, Fall River
(There are two parking lots on the right  (Oak Street runs between them)  that are open to TSH members.  The First Lot is on right just before Oak St & has a chain link fence around it.    The Second Lot  is on the right just after Oak St. directly across from 205 Bedford St thru brick wall (don’t worry, there is an opening for cars) )

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From the East: Wareham/Marion
Take Route I-195 West
Take Exit 6-7 toward MA-81 S/Plymouth Ave/Pleasant Street
Keep left at the fork (the Pleasant St. Exit 6)
Turn right onto Pleasant Street
Take your immediate 1st left onto 7th Street
Take your 1st left onto Bedford Street
205 Bedford Street is on your left just before 6th Street
Two Parking Lots:  The First Lot is on right just before Oak St & has a chain link fence around it.    The Second Lot  is on right just after Oak St directly across from 205 Bedford St thru brick wall.

 
From the West: Somerset/Providence
Take Route I-195 East
Take the MA-81/Plymouth Ave Exit 6-7 toward Downtown Fall River
Merge
Turn right onto Hartwell Street
Turn right onto 4th Street
Take the 1st right onto Pleasant Street
Turn left onto 7th Street
Take the 1st left onto Bedford Street
205 Bedford St. is on your left just before 6th Street
Two Parking LotsThe First Lot is on right just before Oak St & has a chain link fence around it.    The Second Lot  is on right just after Oak St directly across from 205 Bedford St thru brick wall.

 
From the North: Taunton/Lakeville
Take 24 S to Route I-195 West
Take Exit 6-7 toward MA-81 S/Plymouth Ave/Pleasant Street
Keep left at fork (the Pleasant Street Exit 6)
Turn right onto Pleasant Street
Take your immediate 1st left onto 7th Street
Take the 1st left onto Bedford Street
205 Bedford Street is on your left just before 6th Street
Two Parking Lots:  The First Lot is on right just before Oak St & has a chain link fence around it.    The Second Lot  is on right just after Oak St directly across from 205 Bedford St thru brick wall.

Directions to Bay View Retirement Living

4380 North Main St
Fall River, MA
508-677-0833

Go North on Rt 24 from Interstate 195, Get off at Exit 8 (Airport Road/North Main St)
Turn Left at lights at head of exit ramp.
Go about 0.2 miles to the rotary
Go 180 degrees around rotary.  Bay View is the multistory building on the Right.  First driveway you encounter is the exit  …   take next one.
Go to rear of the building to guest parking (avoid reserved parking spots)

Enter the main building via the rear door under the canopy. You will have to press the button to be buzzed in. At main hallway go right. Most Second Half classes are held in the Music Room at the hallway end on the right.

Directions to Dartmouth Building Supply (DBS ) Showroom

654 State Road (Route 6 )
Dartmouth, MA
508-997-1010

The DBS Showroom is located in a strip mall on the north side of Route 6 between Cross Street and Reed Road.  It is roughly 0.65 miles west of Cross Street and 0.8 miles east of Reed Road.

Directions to the Mattapoisett Free Public Library

We are located in the Village at 7 Barstow Street (just a half a block up the street from the harbor). Take Route 195 to Exit 19A. Bear right towards Town. At the stop lights turn right onto Rt. 6. Take the second left onto Barstow Street, located at the Fire Station. The library is located on the right side of the street after two stop signs, with on-site parking. Please call (508) 758-4171 for more information.

Directions to Rachel’s Lakeside

Rachel’s Lakeside
950 State Road (Route 6 – near the Dartmouth/Westport town line)
North Dartmouth, MA 0274
Westport, MA 02790
Phone: 508-636-4044

And, sorry, but we have to say this: Rachel’s is near where Lincoln Park used to be. It is on the north side of route 6 near the intersection of route 177 and route 6.

From Interstate195 take exit 11, Reed Road.  Go south on Reed Road to Route 6 (traffic light).  Turn right onto route 6 west.  Go about 0.6 miles and Rachel’s will be on your right.

Directions to Sakonnet Bay Manor

1215 Main Road
Tiverton, RI
877-762-9020

From Interstate 195 go south on Route 24.
Take Exit 5 (Route 138 ) off of Route 24 just before the Sakonnet River toll bridge ( $0.10 EZ Pass only toll).
At the end of the exit ramp look straight ahead across the road.  That complex is Sakonnet Bay Manor.  Go across the road (Rt 138).

Directions to Ship’s Watch Apartments

4001 North Main St.
Fall River, MA
508-677-2400

Go North on Rt 24 from Interstate 195, Get off at Exit 8 (Airport Road/North Main St)
Turn Left at lights at head of exit ramp.
Go about 0.2 miles to rotary
Go 270 degrees around the rotary and head south on North Main Street.
Ship’s Watch Apartments are about 0.4 miles on the left.

Directions to the UMASS North Dartmouth campus (main campus)

UMass Dartmouth’s directions site has excellent directions to the main campus. The campus’ one road is a circle that loops around to the entrance in both directions. Parking is in numbered lots, and each lot gives easy access to one or more buildings. You will be told which lots to park in for the easiest access to your class.

Directions to Westport Council on Aging (COA)

75 Reed Road
Westport, MA
508-636-1026

Reed Road is Exit 11 off of Interstate 195.

The Westport COA is about 0.3 miles north of Old County Road and about 1.5 miles south of Route 6.   The COA is on the east side of Reed Road sandwiched between a funeral home and a cemetery.

Directions to the Westport Free Public Library

408 Old County Rd
Westport, MA 02790
508-636-1100

The Library cannot be seen from Old County Road. It is adjacent to the Westport Middle School and the Dianne B. Snyder Tennis Courts.
It is about 0.7 miles east of Route 88 and 0.3 miles west of the Head of the Westport River (Reed Road).
From the West:  Take Interstate 195 east to exit 10 (Route 88).
The fourth exit off of Rt 88 is Old County Road.  Go east (left turn) about 0.7 miles. Library is on the left.
From the East:  Take Interstate 195 west to exit 11A (Reed Road).  Go south on Reed Road until it dead-ends into Old County Road.  Go west (right turn) on Old County for 0.3 miles.  Library is on the right.