No, You Haven’t Lost Your Marbles

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Movie for Grownups “Marbles” Poll Reveals Attendees Advocacy Priorities The results are in. The audience at our March 23 free “Movies for Grownups” screening of Jackie at the Warwick Mall Showcase Cinema chose FINANCIAL SECURITY as their #1 AARP state advocacy topic. Here are the numbers: Financial Security 41 Caregiving 26 Livable Homes 22 Workplace Flexibility 2      

Why Some Put Their Savings at Risk

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Why some put their savings at risk By Kathleen Connell For most people, it’s wishful thinking. For some it is the story behind the story of how they lost a life’s savings. Americans lose tens of billions of dollars a year to investment fraud schemes. That includes people of all ages, but Americans over 50 are more vulnerable. Think I’m talking about Investing for Dummies? Read on. A recent AARP study has revealed that many of the victims share common …

Volunteering at AARP Rhode Island

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Discover the Real Possibilities Get involved, take a stand, meet new people, have some fun   Together we can make a difference. It only takes one person to help change your world. You have the power to use your skills to do good anywhere, anytime. And you can start here. AARP Rhode Island volunteers work at the State House, at events statewide and partner with groups in cities and town to promote Livable Communities in the Ocean State.     …

It’s Tax Season and AARP Can Help

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  AARP FOUNDATION TAX-AIDE WILL PROVIDE FREE TAX ASSISTANCE AND PREPARATION THROUGH APRIL 18   PROVIDENCE, RI – Now through April 18, AARP Foundation is providing free tax assistance and preparation through its Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in its 49th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, offering free tax preparation help to anyone, especially those who are 50 and older, who cannot afford a tax preparation service Tax-Aide, which is offered free of charge, …

Protect Medicare

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AARP Launches Campaign to Protect Medicare Proposed ‘Voucher’ Plan Threatens Benefits of Rhode Island Residents   PROVIDENCE — AARP today launched a comprehensive campaign to protect Medicare in the face of proposals by some in Congress that would hurt hardworking Rhode Islanders who have paid into the program their entire working lives. Congressional proposals to change Medicare into a voucher system would dramatically increase health care costs and risks for both current and future retirees.  Over the next few weeks, …

Where we stand on Social Security and Medicare

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This commentary by State Director Kathleen Connell originally appeared in RI Senior Digeste         Happy New Year! Perhaps, like myself, you passed along the seasonal salutation with an afterthought that the overwhelming “new” will hit home January 20. A new president and a new Congress seem determined to implement sweeping changes. Given that so many Senior Digest readers are AARP members who collect Social Security and are covered by Medicare, it is important that I answer questions …

A Tree Grows in Providence

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Working Together to Strengthen a Community AARP Rhode Island and a tireless group of volunteers is dedicated to working with community partners to create Livable Communities. In the past, “Livable Communities” seemed to be about building neighborhoods that were accessible to old people. The term was associated with “Aging in Place,” which was misunderstood to mean “allowing old people to live in their homes to the very end.” This is not where we are today. Building Livable Communities means people …

A Free “Movies for Grown Ups” Event

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Register early for AARP Rhode Island’s next “Movies for Grownups” free screening of The Infiltrator on Thursday October 13th, 7 p.m., at the Warwick Mall Showcase Cinemas. We’ll see you at the movies. #AARPRI

AARP Rhode Island Caregiving

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WELCOME, RHODE ISLAND CAREGIVERS   Rhode Island legislators added to list of “Capitol Caregivers”  AARP Honors State Elected Officials for Helping Family Caregivers   To recognize their work to support family caregivers in Rhode Island,  AARP names Senator Roger Picard and Representative Brian Patrick Kennedy 2016 “Capitol Caregivers.” These elected officials have advanced policies to help family caregivers who are making it possible for older Rhode Islanders to live independently at home—where they want to be. “AARP thanks these members …