SOCIAL BUTTON RI_BorderlessWe are here to help. This page contains helpful contact resources as well as volunteer opportunities and other bits of useful information.

The Rhode Island State Office does not have access to ARPP member accounts. If you have questions about your membership, please call 888-OUR-AARP (888-687-2277).

For information about an existing insurance policy, please look for the customer service number on your bill, statement or other materials provided by the insurance carrier. AARP is not an insurance company.

The best source of information about your Medicare or Medicaid status is the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Call toll-free at 800-633-4227.

Here is how you can reach us:

#AARPR**I  AARP Rhode Island
10 Orms St. Suite 200
Providence, RI 02904
866-542-8170 (toll-free)
Fax: 401-272-0596

Email us at

Office hours: 9 am – 5:00 pm Monday-Friday


Are you a member of the media?
Call Communications Director John Martin at 401-248-2671 or send him an email.

Would you like to become an AARP Rhode Island advocacy volunteer?
Call John DiTomasso at 401-248-2655 or send him an email.

Interested in AARP’s Life Reimagined? Learn all about this “What’s Next” resource.

Need free tax preparation? Use the AARP Foundation online Tax Aide Locator to make an appointment for free tax preparation at a Rhode Island site near you.

Would you like to save on your car insurance? Sign up for AARP Driver Safety Training.

Looking for Caregiver information? AARP Rhode Island can help.

Now Playing, AARP Rhode Island’s award-winning senior hunger documentary

Hungry in the West End

Watch John Martin’s Hungry in the West End documentary series
Episode 1: The Growing Problem
Episode 2: Doing More with Less
Episode 3: Food for the Soul
Episode 4: Emergency
Episode 5: What Is Affordable?
Episode 6: It’s Okay
Episode 7: Abundance
Episode 8: “It’s Good Work”

Explore Jody McPhillips’ 8-part companion Web report
Part 1: The Problem is Simple, But Not the Solution
Part 2: Feeding People Too Ashamed to Ask for Help
Part 3: Meals on Wheels Feeds the Homebound
Part 4: Food Pantries Feed All Comers
Part 5: Food & Friendship Served Up at St. Martin de Porres
Part 6: Nutritionists Help Seniors to Eat Right
Part 7: At 88, Theresa Gives Food Stamps a Second Try
Part 8: Volunteers Serve From the Heart, Get Back More Than They Give

Our Flickr Photo Archive

These Flickr photos tell the story of our work throughout the Ocean State

AARPRI on Flickr


Rhode Island City, Town & Neighborhood Pages

We are at work in Providence’s South Side/West End

AARP has launched the “AARP in Your City” web pages, a new way of delivering the most localized and relevant information to our members and potential members. Learn more.
Select an AARP page for where you live


Resources on the Web

AARP Rhode Island is pleased to provide the following list of online resources curated by


Alzheimer’s Disease Resources


Assisted Living, Senior Housing & Homes Information


Caregiving Websites, Coaching & Support

  • CareNovate Magazine – It is a health & caregiving newsstand digital magazine, now on Google Play + App Store, designed to educate caregivers, moms, women juggling work, caring for sick child, spouse, aging parent with resources & actionable insights – become your own health care advocate!
  • – Premier online support group + caregiving coaching. – Denise Brown – Spring #Impact80 Virtual Summit Speaker
  • National Alliance for Caregiving –
  • Caregiving Cafe –
  • Unfrazzle –
  • The Care Company – Cindy Laverty
  • The Intentional Caregiver – Shelley Webb


Caregivers Search Portal


Caregiving Nonprofits

  • AARP Caregiving Resource Center- or 1-877-333-5885
  • AARP Long-term Care Cost Calculator –
  • Family Caregiver Alliance – or 1-800-445-8106
  • LeadingAge:
  • National Alliance for Hispanic Health: or 1-866-783-2645


Care Coordination & Discharge Planning 


Cancer Support


Clinical Trials/Studies & Treatment Options

  • Clinical Trials –
  • CureLauncer -Treatment Matching Service for Patients -
  • More to come…

Elder Care Resources


End of Life Care + Advance Directives

  • National Healthcare Decision Day – April –
  • The Conversation Project –
  • National Health Decision Day –
  • AARP Advance Directive Forms –
  • Aging with Dignity – or 1-888-5WISHES (1-888-594-7437)
  • Caring Connections –
  • Best Endings –


Funeral/Cemetary/Cremetion Services


Grief Support


Medication Assistance, Cost & Savings Websites


Medication Safety



Medication Adherence Tools

  • Medisafe – Mobile Pillbox App –
  • Pill Monitor –


Military/Veterans Resources

  • Operation Family Caregiver –
  • Elizabeth Dole Foundation –
  • Direction Diva –
  • Veterans Caregiver –


Patient Prescription Assistance Programs


Patient Navigation Resources


Twitter Chats

  • Aging Chat – #Agingchat every Wednesday at 4pm EST
  • Breast Cancer – #BCSM
  • Lung Cancer – #LCSM
  • CarPool Health Care – #CPHC
  • Health Care Leadership – #HCLDR every Tuesday at 8pm EST
  • Health Care, Health Literacy & Communications – #HCHLITSS
  • Pharmacy topics – #RxChat
  • Nursing – #NurseUp
  • Patient Care – #Patientchat
  • Mental Health – #Mhpchat
  • Death With Dignity @DeathwDignity #dwdchat, every Thursday at 7pm EST
  • BioethxChat @bioethxchat #bioethx, every Monday at 8:30pm EST
  • EOLChat @eolchat #eolchat


 Respite and Caregiving

Each of the websites listed offers resources related to respite and caregiving.


 Hospice, Social Work, Geriatric Care Organizations


 Government Information

Find information regarding available state and federal resources.


Another award-winning film by AARP Rhode Island’s John Martin

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