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AARP Rhode Island Caregiving

Posted on 07/21/2015 by | AARP Rhode Island | Comments

WELCOME, RHODE ISLAND CAREGIVERS August 12, 2015, Gov. Gina Raimondo signs the CARE Act, with bill sponsors Sen. Gayle Goldin and Rep. Eileen Naughton looking on with AARP State Director Kathleen Connell. Rhode Island Family Caregivers Provide $1.78 Billion in Unpaid Care According to AARP Study New report reveals stress on family caregivers’ healthand finances; identifies policies to help support caregivers  Family caregivers in Rhode Island provided 124 million hours of care—worth an estimated $1.78 billion —to their parents, spouses, …

Get Ready for the Back to School Celebration

Posted on 06/25/2015 by | AARP Rhode Island | Comments

AARP Rhode Island staff and volunteers are proud, once again this year, to sponsor and participate in the Back to School Celebration. This event grows every year thanks to hundreds of people who volunteer to pack and distribute some 13,000 Back to School Backpacks. It makes a big difference for struggling families and it brings people together all across our great state.  

Newport Tennis 2015

Posted on 06/19/2015 by | AARP Rhode Island | Comments

We’re Returning to Newport for AARP Day and Throughout International Tennis Hall of Fame Tournament Week July 17 is AARP Day This year, we’re at the tournament to help people protect and against fraud and identity theft by getting fans signed up for AARP’s Fraud Watch Network.     PROVIDENCE – They had us at “Tennis – the sport for a lifetime.” It just makes sense that AARP Rhode Island sees tennis as an opportunity to encourage people to stay at the …

AARPRI supports Medicare Savings Program Expansion

Posted on 05/26/2015 by | AARP Rhode Island | Comments

In a letter of support signed by State Director Kathleen Connell, AARP Rhode Island today urged the House Finance Committee to recommend passage of a bill that would improve access to Medicare programs and help those with limited incomes pay premiums and out-of-pocket costs.         May 26, 2015 Representative Raymond E. Gallison, Jr. Chairman House Committee on Finance Dear Chairman Gallison, AARP supports House Bill H5201, An Act Relating to Human Services – Medical Assistance, which expands the …

Renewing the call to reform RI payday lending

Posted on 05/20/2015 by | AARP Rhode Island | Comments

AARPRI joined a group of the state’s public interest advocates to testify once again on a bill to reign in Rhode Island payday lenders. These out-of-state  lenders increasingly target recipients of Social Security and other government benefits, including disability and veteran’s benefits. Below is the May 20th written testimony submitted by AARP@TheStateHouse volunteer Gerry McAcoy as well as video of his oral testimony.     Testimony, HB 5553 AN ACT RELATING TO FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS – SMALL LOAN LENDERS House Committee on …

Message to Smith Hill: Do the Right Thing

Posted on 05/19/2015 by | AARP Rhode Island | Comments

AARP Rhode Island today sent letters to Gov. Gina Raimondo and the leaders of the House and Senate, urging that the state’s $14.2 million revenue surplus be deposited in the state pension fund — as mandated by law. An article in the proposed 2016 state budget would, instead, transfer the surplus to the general fund. In addition to the letters to Raimondo, Senate President M. Teresa Paiva Weed and House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello, AARP drafted testimony to present to the Senate Finance committee opposing …