AARP Rhode Island fills Weekend Backpacks

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

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 …

Attend the Senior Agenda Conference

Attend the Senior Agenda Conference

Posted on 09/25/2013 by | AARP Rhode Island | Comments

Home & Family  You’re Invited    If you are a senior citizen, a baby boomer about to turn 65, an adult child of aging parents, or simply someone who wants to create a better future for yourself and others as you age, you should attend this conference.        6th Annual Senior Agenda Coalition of RI Conference & Expo    “Creating Senior-Friendly Communities”     Friday, October 18, 2013 – Crowne Plaza Hotel, Warwick RI, 8am-3pm    Presented by AARP Rhode Island       …

Join the Celebration

Join the Celebration

Posted on 09/4/2013 by | AARP Rhode Island | Comments

Home & Family By Kathleen S. Connell State Director, AARP Rhode Island Published in Senior Digest, September 2013   Regardless of age, September can feel like the start of a school year. For me, it’s instinctive. I worked in public schools for 16 years and put my own children through school. And now I have a grandson we saw off to his second year of college the other day. It’s a lifelong cycle for most of us. Back-to-school ads on television and hints …

Leave the Driving to Others

Leave the Driving to Others

Posted on 09/1/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Home & Family The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) and AARP Rhode Island are hosting a “road show” Sept. 27 at 10:30 a.m. at the Cranston Senior Center to promote the state’s bus and rail systems as easy, economical ways for people age 50-plus to get around. The free event will highlight ways to travel from town to town or within a city when a car is unavailable. Attendees can purchase a $25 senior ID card, which provides discounts on RIPTA fares …

Rob's Great RI Adventure

Rob’s Great RI Adventure

Posted on 08/26/2013 by | AARP Rhode Island | Comments

Home & Family   Herb Weiss Aging Issues  AARP’s President Romasco Great Rhode Island Adventure   Published in Pawtucket Times, August 23, 2013 AARP’s top volunteer, President Robert G. Romasco, sees a key role for AARP in supporting the nation’s families, which is why he made a quick one-day trip to the Ocean State last week to help kick off the Back to School Celebration of RI, visiting three of the eleven sites throughout the state. Romasco came to endorse AARP Rhode Island’s …