Watch Hungry in the West End

Watch Hungry in the West End

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

Health & Wellbeing 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 …

Honoring an Extraordinary Woman

Honoring an Extraordinary Woman

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

Health & Wellbeing 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

A MOLST Important Document

A MOLST Important Document

Posted on 12/1/2013 by | AARP Rhode Island | Comments

Health & Wellbeing When the time is right, MOLST might be a must   End of life decisions are difficult. But once they’ve been made, it helps to have peace of mind that your wishes will be fulfilled. That’s why Rhode Island has MOLST. Medical Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (MOLST) are instructions to follow a terminally ill patient’s wishes regarding resuscitation, feeding tubes and other life-sustaining medical treatments. This simple form allows patients to indicate what the want or do not want …

Columnist Weiss: Spend More on Senior Meals

Columnist Weiss: Spend More on Senior Meals

Posted on 10/28/2013 by | AARP Rhode Island | Comments

Health & Wellbeing Meals on Wheels Should Be Expanded By Herb Weiss Published in Pawtucket Times, October 25, 2013 A warm, nutritious meal combined with social interaction can go a long way to putting the brakes to a state’s spiraling Medicaid costs. According to new study findings detailed in this months issue of Health Affairs by Brown University public health researchers, expanding programs like Meals on Wheels, would save 26 of 48 states money in their Medicaid programs, just by allowing a person …

"Hungry in the West End" is W3 Silver Award Winner

“Hungry in the West End” is W3 Silver Award Winner

Posted on 10/11/2013 by | AARP Rhode Island | Comments

Health & Wellbeing AARP RI’s senior hunger documentary honored once again   (New York) AARP Rhode Island’s Hungry in the West End, the compelling eight-part Web series on senior hunger, has received a W³ Silver Award, recognizing the creative professionals behind award-winning websites, videos and marketing programs. The W³ Award is sanctioned and judged by the International Academy of the Visual Arts. W³ honors the best use of the Internet among businesses, advertising & marketing agencies and non-profits.  Other Silver Award winners include Accenture, Bloomberg, …

It’s That Time Again: Medicare Open Enrollment

Posted on 10/10/2013 by | AARP Rhode Island | Comments

Health & Wellbeing AARP Encourages People with Medicare to Take Advantage of Open Enrollment   Changes can be made to Medicare plans from October 15 through December 7; Distinction between Medicare and Affordable Care Act open enrollment is important   WASHINGTON, D.C. – AARP encourages its members and all older Americans with Medicare to take advantage of the Medicare open enrollment period between October 15th and December 7th. Given the simultaneous open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act, AARP is making sure people …