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Watch Hungry in the West End

Watch Hungry in the West End

Posted on 04/1/2014 by | AARP Rhode Island | Comments

Our award-winning (Best Documentary, 2013 LA Web Series Festival) multimedia exploration of senior hunger in Providence’s West End community includes an eight-part video documentary series produced, directed and narrated by AARP Rhode Island’s John Martin and Web-based stories by Jody McPhillips. Hungry in the West End, made possible by a generous grant from AARP Foundation Drive to End Hunger, is part of AARP Rhode Island’s wide-ranging community engagement effort. Watch for the video series in Spanish, coming soon.     AARPRI AARPRI Hungry in the …

Rhode Island’s Voter ID Law

Posted on 03/25/2014 by | AARP Rhode Island | Comments

 Are You Ready to Vote in September and November? Under the latest phase of a law passed by the General Assembly, poll workers will ask you to show a current and valid government issued photo ID when you vote at your polling place. The new law is intended to “strengthen the public’s faith in the integrity of our elections by enabling poll workers to match a voter’s face to the name they give at the polls,” according to the Office …

Honoring an Extraordinary Woman

Honoring an Extraordinary Woman

Posted on 03/19/2014 by | AARP Rhode Island | Comments

Please join the AARP Executive Council, the State Legislative Committee and the State Office staff in congratulating State Director Kathleen Connell, honored on March 8 as an Extraordinary Woman in the field of health advocacy and education. The award was presented as part of International Woman’s Day celebrations nationwide. She joins previous Extraordinary Woman winners, AARPRI Executive Council member Donna Policastro and AARPRI Director of  Community Outreach, Deborah Miller. Watch Kathleen’s very gracious acceptance speech. AARPRI   AARPRI

AARP to House Finance: Keep your pension promise

AARP to House Finance: Keep your pension promise

Posted on 03/4/2014 by | AARP Rhode Island | Comments

Below is testimony prepared for the House Finance Committee, Tuesday, March 4, 2014 AARPRI AARP Rhode Island Testimony H7133, Article 17 APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE STATE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2015 House Committee on Finance Tuesday, March 4, 2014 AARP Rhode Island appears today respectfully to urge that you reconsider permanently forgoing the State of Rhode Island’s obligation to deposit the general revenue surplus into the state pension fund as stated in Article 17. While …

Scigulinsky Picked for Volunteer Leadership Institute

Scigulinsky Picked for Volunteer Leadership Institute

Posted on 02/25/2014 by | AARP Rhode Island | Comments

Tia Scigulinsky of Portsmouth has been selected to participate in AARP’s Volunteer Leadership Institute or VLI, a rigorous and innovative year-long training program designed to elevate highly skilled and motivated AARP volunteers to the next level of volunteer leadership.  Tia is joined by 33 other exceptional AARP volunteers from across the country, who will meet both in person and virtually throughout the year to build their leadership strengths in one of three chosen “tracks” – advocacy, community outreach or external …

Volunteers Help Feed Hungry Seniors

Volunteers Help Feed Hungry Seniors

Posted on 02/19/2014 by | AARP Rhode Island | Comments

AARP Rhode Island expanded its “Community Suppers” outreach this month at the St. Elizabeth’s Court assisted living complex in Providence. A partnership with Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island, the new monthly event encourages socialization and mobility as residents are invited to a meal accompanied by live music, conversation, activities and door prizes. This effort to breathe new life into congregate meals programs would not be possible without volunteers who not only help out with the event but play an advance …