Join AARP for a Free “Movies for Grownups” Event

Posted on 10/28/2015 by | AARP Rhode Island | Comments

In connection with AARP’s I HEART CAREGIVERS initiative, you are invited to a free screening of The Theory of Everything and to  learn more about resources for family caregivers and their loved ones. I HEART CAREGIVERS works to recognize and support the 42 million Americans who perform a great labor of love every day—caring for older parents, spouses and others to help them live independently at home, where they want to be. Starring Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones, The Theory …

This volunteer opportunity promises many returns

Posted on 10/22/2015 by | AARP Rhode Island | Comments

RHODE ISLAND VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR AARP FOUNDATION TAX-AIDE AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is the nation’s largest volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service AARP Foundation is looking to build its team of tax loving volunteers. Tax-Aide is a free tax assistance and preparation program for taxpayers with low to moderate income through the AARP Foundation. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide has volunteer opportunities for people at every level of experience who want to stay sharp while giving back. Tax volunteers will complete a tax …

Fraud Fighter Carlo Gamba Honored by Attorney General

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

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

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

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

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 …