Rhode Island’s Voter ID Law

Posted on 03/25/2014 by | AARP Rhode Island | Comments

Local Resources  Are You Ready to Vote in September and November? Under the latest phase of a law passed by the General Assembly, poll workers will ask you to show a current and valid government issued photo ID when you vote at your polling place. The new law is intended to “strengthen the public’s faith in the integrity of our elections by enabling poll workers to match a voter’s face to the name they give at the polls,” according to the Office …

Volunteers Help Feed Hungry Seniors

Volunteers Help Feed Hungry Seniors

Posted on 02/19/2014 by | AARP Rhode Island | Comments

Local Resources AARP Rhode Island expanded its “Community Suppers” outreach this month at the St. Elizabeth’s Court assisted living complex in Providence. A partnership with Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island, the new monthly event encourages socialization and mobility as residents are invited to a meal accompanied by live music, conversation, activities and door prizes. This effort to breathe new life into congregate meals programs would not be possible without volunteers who not only help out with the event but play an advance …

Leave the Driving to Others

Leave the Driving to Others

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

Local Resources 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 …

AARP@TheStateHouse: Volunteers Visit Every Tuesday of the Session

AARP@TheStateHouse: Volunteers Visit Every Tuesday of the Session

Posted on 03/11/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Local Resources AARP@TheStateHouse aims to organize volunteers who will make their presence known at the State House every Tuesday of the legislative session and on days of key votes. On hand outside the doors of the House and Senate (and, with permission, venturing onto the floor befor the session is call to order), the volunteers push for consumer protections, support for family caregivers and other issues important to Rhode Islanders age 50-plus. “A steady stream of AARP volunteers is be hard for lawmakers to miss,” …

National Consumer Protection Week, March 3-9 WATCH THE EVENT VIDEO

National Consumer Protection Week, March 3-9 WATCH THE EVENT VIDEO

Posted on 03/8/2013 by | AARP Rhode Island | Comments

Local Resources A FREE  EVENT (Yeah, honestly) THAT COULD SAVE YOU A LOT OF MISERY AARP and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service are teaming up to combat foreign lottery fraud, one of the most pernicious scams targeting older Rhode Islanders today. You might even recognize the hallmarks of the trickery: stacks of direct mail inviting you to play this or that offshore lottery; callers from mysterious phone numbers claiming you “won the Jamaican lottery,” but demanding you pay the foreign taxes in …

AARP Poll Measures Superstorm Response

AARP Poll Measures Superstorm Response

Posted on 01/29/2013 by | AARP Rhode Island | Comments

Local Resources AARP Polls Show 50+ Rhode Islanders Largely Satisfied with Superstorm Sandy Response Survey Details Sandy’s Toll, from Utility Issues to Gas Prices  & What the State’s 50+ Think Needs to Be Done Next  PROVIDENCE, RI – As some coastal communities, aided by volunteers, continue their recovery from Super Storm Sandy, a new report from AARP Rhode Island examines the experiences of a sampling of those among the state’s 50+ population who were displaced, sustained property damage or were otherwise inconvenienced …