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Get to Know AARP Trivia Night Was a Blast!

Posted on 01/26/2015 by | AARP Rhode Island | Comments

Some 60 AARP Rhode Island members and a number of new friends learned a lot about AARP on January 22 — including the fact that we know how to have fun. Our “Get to Know AARP Trivia Night” at Twins Oaks restaurant in Cranston was a huge success. “We were amazed by the response, but even more excited to find that people were eager to learn more about what AARP does across the state and how they can get involved,” …

Get to know AARP Rhode Island and have some fun, too

Posted on 01/12/2015 by | AARP Rhode Island | Comments

Due to an overwhelming response, this event is sold out! Watch for upcoming events.   Don’t miss out on the fun. Join us at Twin Oaks, 100 Sabra Street, Cranston on Thursday, January 22 from 5:30 -7 p.m. Enjoy complimentary drinks & hors d’oeurvres and attend for a chance to win an AARP Real Pad. Seating is limited, so RSVP now by sending an RSVP email to Deborah Miller with your name and names of anyone joining you. Or, call Deborah …

Remembering Rev. Paul Bliss

Posted on 01/9/2015 by | AARP Rhode Island | Comments

Thanks to Friends Like AARPRI, an Inspiring New Film

Posted on 12/31/2014 by | AARP Rhode Island | Comments

An inspiring new short film, With Friends Like These: Dale Flewelling & Friends of Aroostook, is the story of retired businessman Dale Flewelling’s passionate and charming crusade to enlist friends, volunteers, leaders and businesses to help seniors in Aroostook and Washington Counties suffering daily from food insecurity. The film, produced by AARP Maine and directed by award-winning AARP filmmaker John Martin (Hungry in the West End), was shot this past July in Houlton, Maine. Watch now. AARPRI Local Filmmaker Documents Innovative Hunger Project …

AARPRI Opposes 24% Electric Rate Hikes

Posted on 12/16/2014 by | AARP Rhode Island | Comments

AARP Urges Public Utility Commission to Reject 24% National Grid Rate Increase   Outrageous increase would disproportionately hurt older Rhode Islanders this winter As Rhode Islanders brace for another cold season, they’re also preparing for a lump of coal in their stockings courtesy of National Grid, who is seeking an outrageous 24% electric rate increase. If the Public Utilities Commission approves the proposal, the new electric rates would go into effect on January 1, 2015, and remain in place until June 30. …

No Mas Hambre in Rhode Island

Posted on 10/28/2014 by | AARP Rhode Island | Comments

RI Forum to Address Hunger Among Latinos on November 13 Community Leaders Convene in Providence LATINO Magazine will present a NO MAS HAMBRE Forum at 12-2 PM on Thursday, November 13 at Johnson & Wales University at the Harbor View Building, 1150 Narragansett Boulevard, Cranston, RI 02905. The event is free and open to the public and will include community leaders, elected officials, anti-hunger activists, and representatives of the media. To RSVP, please contact Rafael Romero at         “Nearly one …