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Back to School with a Boost

Posted on 07/21/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/jmmartin/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Rhode Island |

  Join the ranks of AARP volunteers taking part in the 2016 Back to School Celebration     Kids and their families may not be thinking about going back to school but the Rhode Back to School Celebration, AARP Rhode Island and other community partners are preparing. Big time. It’s the annual event that makes sure more than 12,000 children receive a new backpack filled with school supplies. It’s a big boost for struggling families and it happens to be …

2016 Tennis Week

Posted on 06/13/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/jmmartin/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Rhode Island |

We’re Returning to Newport for AARP Day and Throughout International Tennis Hall of Fame Tournament Week July 15 is AARP Day This year, we’re at the tournament to promote Caregiver Awareness and to introduce people to AARP advocacy efforts and resources that support caregivers and their families.   PROVIDENCE – Three years ago, they had us at “Tennis – the sport for a lifetime.” AARP Rhode Island made a decision that tennis provides an opportunity to encourage people to stay at the very …

AARP Andrus Award for Community Service

Posted on 05/5/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/jmmartin/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Rhode Island |

  Andrus Awards recognize community service AARP Rhode Island is seeking nominations for the AARP Andrus Award for Community Service. The association’s most prestigious volunteer tribute recognizes outstanding individuals who are sharing their experience, talents and skills to enrich the lives of others. Review the eligibility guidelines and submit your online nomination. The deadline for the Andrus Awards for Community Service is June 24. Thank you for submitting an online nomination.      

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 " rel="author"></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 " rel="author"></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 " rel="author"></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 " rel="author"></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 " rel="author"></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 " rel="author"></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 " rel="author"></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 …