Is it time for a Checkup? Ours are free.

Posted on 08/11/2014 by | AARP Rhode Island | Comments

Money & Work At AARP, “real possibilities” means that you are free to explore new avenues and take advantage of opportunities regardless of age. In many cases, your age and experience can be an advantage. So, what are you waiting for? AARP’s Life Reimagined  — recently highlighted during the International Tennis Hall of Fame Championships Week — comes in to Rhode Island in September! It’s like a personalized guidance system. You start where you are in your life, and— through a series of fun, simple …

Social Security Keeping Older Rhode Islanders Out of Poverty

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

Money & Work 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

Money & Work 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 …

Tax-Aid Free Tax Assistance Opens in February

Posted on 01/8/2014 by | AARP Rhode Island | Comments

Money & Work AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Assistance is there for those who need it   (PROVIDENCE, RI) – This year, AARP Foundation is again providing free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers with low to moderate income through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in its 45th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, giving special attention those 60 and older. You do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this …

Happy Birthday, Social Security

Posted on 08/13/2013 by | AARP Rhode Island | Comments

Money & Work AARP Rhode Island Marks Social Security’s 78th Anniversary AARPRI Noting it’s importance to millions of Americans including 147,745 Rhode Islanders, AARP continues work to protect and strengthen the program. AARPRI AARPRI WASHINGTON, D.C. – On the eve of the 78th anniversary of the creation of Social Security, which provides an average monthly retirement benefit of $15,200 to 147,745 Rhode Island recipients, AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond issued the following statement: “In the years since President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed …

Your Life – Reimagined

Posted on 05/28/2013 by | AARP Rhode Island | Comments

Money & Work AARP Launches Life Reimagined to Offer Ways for Discovering New Possibilities and Navigating “What’s Next”   Single Source of Online/offline tools and experiences offer a unique step-by-step approach to achieving goals and dreams at any age   WASHINGTON – Life Reimagined, launched today by AARP, is a first-of-its-kind series of online and offline experiences that guide people through life transitions by helping them discover new possibilities and connect with a community of people pursuing similar passions and goals.  With people …