Video: Nick Bollettieri on Tennis and the Game of Life

Posted on 07/25/2014 by | AARP Rhode Island | Comments

Health & Wellbeing Nick Bollettieri, who has reimagined his life more than once in 82 years, taught folks at a recent AARP tennis clinic a lot about the game and a lot about living life to its fullest. Enjoy this short video shot during Tournament Week at the International Tennis Hall of Fame, sponsored by AARP Rhode Island and Life Reimagined. Nick, a 2014 Hall of Fame inductee,  is credited with developing many of pro tennis’s elite players, including Andre Agassi, Jim Courier, …

Tennis, Everyone?

Posted on 07/2/2014 by | AARP Rhode Island | Comments

Health & Wellbeing Join Us For AARP Day and Throughout International Tennis Hall of Fame Tournament Week Attend the “Life Reimagined”  Hall of Fame panel discussion   PROVIDENCE – If tennis is, as the International Tennis Hall of Fame says, “The sport for a lifetime,” it makes sense that AARP Rhode Island sees associating with tennis as an opportunity to encourage people to stay at the very top of their game. An official Hall of Fame Championships sponsor, AARP Rhode Island is busy …

Yet another award for “Hungry in the West End”

Posted on 06/17/2014 by | AARP Rhode Island | Comments

Health & Wellbeing The Telly Awards has announced the AARP Rhode Island senior hunger series Hungry in the West End is a Bronze winner in its 35th annual competition. With nearly 12,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries, this is  truly an honor. The series, a 2013 winner for Best Documentary at the Los Angeles International Web Series Festival and 2013 W3 Silver Award winner, is a multimedia exploration of senior hunger in Providence’s West End community. The eight-part video documentary series …

Pedestrians: Newport wants your opinion

Posted on 05/21/2014 by | AARP Rhode Island | Comments

Health & Wellbeing   A few minutes of your time will help Newport make streets safer Newport’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Commission Launches Pedestrian Safety Survey for Month of MayThe City of Newport’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Commission (BPAC) is asking citizens to participate in a survey to share how they feel as a pedestrian in Newport. The survey, which will run the entire month of May, names 25 locations throughout the City and asks citizens to identify whether they feel: ■ Safe: …

We must act now to preotect pedestrians of all ages

Posted on 05/20/2014 by | AARP Rhode Island | Comments

Health & Wellbeing Remarks by  Nancy LeaMond  Executive Vice President, State and National Group AARP Press Briefing: 2014 Dangerous By Design report on pedestrian safety   I’m pleased to join you all today, on behalf of AARP, our 38 million members and people 50+. Simply put, the streets in our communities are not working for older Americans. Pedestrian fatalities are rising – despite the fact that overall traffic fatalities has been declining.Older persons now account for one in every five pedestrian fatalities, and …

In support of RI Senior Centers

Posted on 05/2/2014 by | AARP Rhode Island | Comments

Health & Wellbeing AARP Rhode Island stands up for Rhode Island senior centers #AARPRI AARP Advocacy Director Deanna Casey this week joined other advocates in urging the House Finance Committee to approve House Bill H7236, An Act Relating to State Affairs and Government – Elderly Affairs Department, which would implement a funding formula for Senior Centers based on the 65+ population in a community. “As the massive Boomer population continues to age, the impact of senior centers will increase in significance,” Casey testified  …