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Candidates: Tell Us Where You Stand on Social Security

Posted on 04/21/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/jmmartin/" title="Posts by John Martin" rel="author">John Martin</a> | AARP Rhode Island |

AARP Rhode Island to Visiting Presidential Candidates: Tell Us Where You Stand on Social Security   (PROVIDENCE, April 21, 2016) As Rhode Islanders anticipate visits by as many as three presidentials candidate prior to the April 26 primary, AARP Rhode today called on contenders to choose the Ocean State as a place to better detail their plan for on updating Social Security. “This should be one of the campaign’s most talked about issues, said State Director Kathleen Connell. “Clearly it’s …

Congratulations, Ruth Thumbtzen

Posted on 04/11/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/jmmartin/" title="Posts by John Martin" rel="author">John Martin</a> | AARP Rhode Island |

Long-time AARP Rhode Island volunteer Ruth Thumbtzen of Newport will be honored, along with fellow Community Service Award winner Claudia Linhares of Tiverton and Outstanding Youth Volunteer award winner Jonathan Klinker of Tiverton, during a dinner and awards banquet on Tuesday, April 19, at OceanCliff in Newport. Read the Newport Daily News story….   By Sean Flynn | The Newport Daily News  NEWPORT — Ruth Barge Thumbtzen taught physical education and health at Thompson Middle School for 30 years, was a community …

Rhode Island, It’s Time for Work & Save

Posted on 01/29/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/jmmartin/" title="Posts by John Martin" rel="author">John Martin</a> | AARP Rhode Island |

AARP Rhode Island Supports Work & Save Legislation Introduced in the House   Testimony by AARP Associate State Director John DiTomasso H-7219 – Private Employer IRA Program House Labor Committee January 28, 2016 Mr. Chairman, members of the committee my name is John DiTomasso and I am an Associate State Director of Advocacy for the Rhode Island Office of AARP. On behalf of AARP Rhode Island and our 130,000 members in the state, AARP is pleased to testify in support of …

Telemedicine Legislation Would Benefit Caregivers

Posted on 01/27/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/jmmartin/" title="Posts by John Martin" rel="author">John Martin</a> | AARP Rhode Island |

January 26, 2016 testimony by AARP Rhode Island volunteer Ruth Bucci in support of House Bill 7160, which would remove barriers to accessing appropriate healthcare for patients as well as serve as a useful tool for family caregivers helping loved ones stay in their homes.     H-7160 Telemedicine Coverage Act House Corporations Committee Chairman Kennedy and Members of the Committee: My name is Ruth Bucci.  I am a volunteer for AARP. Thank you for allowing me to appear before …

Life Reimagined in Rhode Island

Posted on 01/15/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/jmmartin/" title="Posts by John Martin" rel="author">John Martin</a> | AARP Rhode Island |

NEW! Dr. Phil knows Life Reimagined. Watch…     Wow! Eighteen people turned out for Life Reimagined Guide training on April 28. Such a great opportunity to make this resource even more available across Rhode Island. For those who missed the training event, fear not. We’ll be back in the fall. Meanwhile, if you are interested, give John Martin a call at 401-248-2671.     Life Reimagined introduces a fresh approach to help you make your next move – developed by …

Recognizing the Best of the Best

Posted on 12/15/2015 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/jmmartin/" title="Posts by John Martin" rel="author">John Martin</a> | AARP Rhode Island |

2015 Andrus Award for Outstanding Community Service Verteal “Vertie” Patterson   Congratulations to Vertie Patterson! AARP enhances the quality of life for all as we age, and Vertie is a true champion when it comes to delivering that message. A Warwick resident, who attended Johnson & Wales University and Rhode Island Community College, Vertie is a long-time member of the AARP State Legislative Committee and was a major asset to the AARP Warwick Chapter. After the Warwick Chapter closed, Vertie …

AARP Rhode Island Caregiving

Posted on 12/1/2015 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/jmmartin/" title="Posts by John Martin" rel="author">John Martin</a> | AARP Rhode Island |

WELCOME, RHODE ISLAND CAREGIVERS AARP Honors “Capitol Caregivers” at State House Presentations To recognize their work to support family caregivers in Rhode Island,  AARP names Senate President Teresa Paiva, Weed House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello, Senators Gayle L. Goldin and Joshua Miller and Representatives  Eileen S. Naughton  and Joseph M. McNamara as 2015 “Capitol Caregivers,” a bipartisan group from 25 states.  These elected officials have advanced policies to help family caregivers who are making it possible for older Rhode Islanders …

Join AARP for a Free “Movies for Grownups” Event

Posted on 10/28/2015 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/jmmartin/" title="Posts by John Martin" rel="author">John Martin</a> | AARP Rhode Island |

In connection with AARP’s I HEART CAREGIVERS initiative, you are invited to a free screening of The Theory of Everything and to  learn more about resources for family caregivers and their loved ones. I HEART CAREGIVERS works to recognize and support the 42 million Americans who perform a great labor of love every day—caring for older parents, spouses and others to help them live independently at home, where they want to be. Starring Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones, The Theory …

This volunteer opportunity promises many returns

Posted on 10/22/2015 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/jmmartin/" title="Posts by John Martin" rel="author">John Martin</a> | AARP Rhode Island |

RHODE ISLAND VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR AARP FOUNDATION TAX-AIDE AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is the nation’s largest volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service AARP Foundation is looking to build its team of tax loving volunteers. Tax-Aide is a free tax assistance and preparation program for taxpayers with low to moderate income through the AARP Foundation. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide has volunteer opportunities for people at every level of experience who want to stay sharp while giving back. Tax volunteers will complete a tax …

Fraud Fighter Carlo Gamba Honored by Attorney General

Posted on 10/1/2015 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/jmmartin/" title="Posts by John Martin" rel="author">John Martin</a> | AARP Rhode Island |

Carlo Gamba receives Attorney General’s Justice Award for Senior Protection Congratulations to retired teacher and longtime AARP volunteer Carlo Gamba, who has displayed outstanding work educating seniors on how to protect themselves from identity theft, investment fraud, or other telephone, email, and online scams. Carlo has become an avid volunteer spokesman for AARP’s free service called the Fraud Watch Network. He travels around Rhode Island leading workshops and informing residents on the latest scams, using his teaching acumen to reinforce prevention tips; explain …