2014 AARP Family Day at the PawSox

Posted on 08/3/2014 by | AARP Rhode Island | Comments

Home & Family Come join fellow AARP members and their families at McCoy Stadium as the PawSox take on International League rival, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRaiders, on Sunday, August 17 at 1:15 p.m. AARP and the Pawtucket Red Sox have teamed up to offer AARP members a special family offer. Members can receive up to 6 general admission tickets to the game for $24! Treat the entire family, children, grandchildren and friends to the excitement of PawSox baseball at McCoy Stadium. “This is one …

Coming Sunday, August 10: The Age of Love

Posted on 08/2/2014 by | AARP Rhode Island | Comments

Home & Family What happens when thirty seniors over 70 sign up for speed dating? Does our search for love ever end? Just bring a date to THE AGE OF LOVE — a funny and poignant documentary premiering at the Rhode Island International Film Festival — and not only will you find out, but when you buy one ticket, your date gets in FREE! Any date! Any age! It’s our gift to love! But one chance only, August 10 at 12:15 p.m., to laugh and cry and celebrate what ties us …

Social Security Keeping Older Rhode Islanders Out of Poverty

Posted on 05/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Home & Family Just over 50 percent of Rhode Islanders age 65 and older rely on Social Security for at least half of their family income—and nearly 24 percent rely on Social Security for 90 percent of their family income. Some 148,000 Rhode Islanders collect benefits.” “Seniors trying to meet the rising costs of utilities, prescription drugs and groceries would be desperate without Social Security benefits,” said Kathleen Connell, AARP state director. “As buying power decreases, protecting Social Security becomes more important than …

AARP: Reform Payday Lending in Rhode Island

Posted on 04/25/2014 by | AARP Rhode Island | Comments

Home & Family In April 16 testimony before the House Finance Committee, AARPRI Advocacy Director Deanna Casey and volunteer Gerald McAvoy tell lawmakers that many trapped in the cycle of payday loans are Rhode Island senior citizens. They represent, Casey added, “a growing and significant share.” Payday lenders target Social Security, disability and veterans benefits. Watch Casey and McAvoy’s testimony beginning at 17:30 in the video below, or you may watch the entire hearing. Also, below the video is the written testimony AARPRI …

AARP Rhode Island fills Weekend Backpacks

Posted on 01/10/2014 by | AARP Rhode Island | Comments

Home & Family AARP Rhode Island Executive Council member Jorge Cardenas (left) has the privilege of presenting a check for $4,000 to support Sodexo Providence employees’ Weekend Backpacker Program. A group of company volunteers provide students with take-home backpacks every Friday packed with food to feed a family over the weekend. Pictured with Jorge are, left to right, Backpacker Program treasurer Bella Coppolino; Sodexo Regional District Manager Mark Jeffrey; Backpacker Program coordinator June DiLorenzo; and Sodexo Providence General Manager Marc Roy. Jorge, also …

Jane’s Walk: Elmwood

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

Home & Family AARP RhodeIsland Releases New Video   What makes a great neighborhood? What can we do to preserve special places? AARP Rhode Island has released video highlights of a sumer 2013 “Jane’s Walk” that took place in Providence’s Elmwood neighborhood. Community activist and Elmwood resident Doug Victor  explores the history of this great neighborhood along with many recent changes that brighten its future. Jane’s Walks, named in honor of Canadian activist Jane Jacobs, are conducted throughout the  U.S. and Europe. AARP is proud …