Fraud Fighter Carlo Gamba Honored by Attorney General

Posted on 10/1/2015 by | AARP Rhode Island | Comments

Community | Fraud | Volunteering Carlo Gamba receives Attorney General’s Justice Award for Senior Protection Congratulations to retired teacher and longtime AARP volunteer Carlo Gamba, who has displayed outstanding work educating seniors on how to protect themselves from identity theft, investment fraud, or other telephone, email, and online scams. Carlo has become an avid volunteer spokesman for AARP’s free service called the Fraud Watch Network. He travels around Rhode Island leading workshops and informing residents on the latest scams, using his teaching acumen to reinforce prevention tips; explain …

Assume Nothing: Prepare for Joaquin

Posted on 10/1/2015 by | AARP Rhode Island | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Local Resources | Uncategorized Gov. Raimondo, RIEMA Officials Prepare for Hurricane Joaquin  Urge Rhode Islanders to Prepare with Safety Tips   PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Governor Raimondo is working with emergency management officials from the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA), Department of Health (RIDOH), Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM), State Police (RISP), Department of Transportation (RIDOT), and Division of Public Utilities and Carriers (RIDPUC) to prepare for Hurricane Joaquin as it moves its way up the Atlantic Coast. “My number one priority through every storm …

Viva Rhode Island! Meet up with AARP and *Elvis

Posted on 10/1/2015 by | AARP Rhode Island | Comments

Events Join ‪AARP Rhode Island at The Vets, Providence, on Thursday, October 8 at 7:30 p.m., for “Chris MacDonald’s Memories of Elvis.” Half-price tickets for AARP members and their guests are available by calling the box office at 401-273-5000 and using promotion code “ELVIS.”  

Fraud Watch Network Takes On Con Artists

Posted on 09/21/2015 by | AARP Rhode Island | Comments

Advocacy | Fraud | Technology Fraud Watch Network Turns Tables on Con Artists in ‘Reverse Boiler Room’  FTC Report Shows Thousands of Rhode Islanders Were Victims of Impostor Scams in 2014 <More photos>   PROVIDENCE, RI (September. 17, 2015) – AARP Fraud Watch Network lit up the phone lines today as part of a “Reverse Boiler Room,” dialing hundreds of people to warn them about two leading “imposter scams” hitting thousands of Rhode Islanders. Borrowing a favorite tactic the con artists’ playbook, AARP Fraud Watch …

AARP Rhode Island Caregiving

Posted on 07/21/2015 by | AARP Rhode Island | Comments

Caregiving | Home & Family WELCOME, RHODE ISLAND CAREGIVERS August 12, 2015, Gov. Gina Raimondo signs the CARE Act, with bill sponsors Sen. Gayle Goldin and Rep. Eileen Naughton looking on with AARP State Director Kathleen Connell. Rhode Island Family Caregivers Provide $1.78 Billion in Unpaid Care According to AARP Study New report reveals stress on family caregivers’ healthand finances; identifies policies to help support caregivers  Family caregivers in Rhode Island provided 124 million hours of care—worth an estimated $1.78 billion —to their parents, spouses, …

Get Ready for the Back to School Celebration

Posted on 06/25/2015 by | AARP Rhode Island | Comments

Home & Family | Livable Communities | Volunteering AARP Rhode Island staff and volunteers are proud, once again this year, to sponsor and participate in the Back to School Celebration. This event grows every year thanks to hundreds of people who volunteer to pack and distribute some 13,000 Back to School Backpacks. It makes a big difference for struggling families and it brings people together all across our great state.