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— Former Secretary of State Kathleen Connell, the 79-year-old who heads AARP Rhode Island, says: “An anticipated longer lifespan means that people [may] have to work longer to save” for longer years in retirement. — Providence Journal Photo/Steve Szydlowski By Katherine Gregg Journal State House Bureau PROVIDENCE, R.I. — In the decade leading up to Labor Day 2016, the number of workers age 55 and up grew by a whopping 38 percent in Rhode Island. It is not just a Rhode …

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—   Attend the next Fraud Watch volunteer training event and join the team that raises awareness and helps prevent fraud and identity theft.   SEPTEMBER 29 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. AARP Rhode Island 10 Orms St., Providence Parking and lunch will be provided  RSVP online  #AAPRRI   Is That Really a Debt Collector on the Phone? How it Works: A debt collector is someone who regularly collects debts owed to others. It could be a collection agency, a lawyer, …

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— Our 2016 Legislative Effort Produced Real Results, Real Possibilities for Rhode Islanders   With help from dozens of “@TheStateHouse volunteers, AARP worked successfully to pass laws aimed at making life better for 50+ Rhode Island. The new statutes, signed into law by Governor Raimondo, include assistance for family caregivers and provides resources and tax benefits for thousands of citizens. “Along with the many who deserve our thanks are key legislators who sponsored or otherwise supported bills that keep the state …

Back to Schoo RI

—   Join the ranks of AARP volunteers taking part in the 2016 Back to School Celebration     Kids and their families may not be thinking about going back to school but the Rhode Back to School Celebration, AARP Rhode Island and other community partners are preparing. Big time. It’s the annual event that makes sure more than 12,000 children receive a new backpack filled with school supplies. It’s a big boost for struggling families and it happens to be …

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— We’re Returning to Newport for AARP Day and Throughout International Tennis Hall of Fame Tournament Week July 15 is AARP Day This year, we’re at the tournament to promote Caregiver Awareness and to introduce people to AARP advocacy efforts and resources that support caregivers and their families.   PROVIDENCE – Three years ago, they had us at “Tennis – the sport for a lifetime.” AARP Rhode Island made a decision that tennis provides an opportunity to encourage people to stay at the very …

Andrus 2016

—   Andrus Awards recognize community service AARP Rhode Island is seeking nominations for the AARP Andrus Award for Community Service. The association’s most prestigious volunteer tribute recognizes outstanding individuals who are sharing their experience, talents and skills to enrich the lives of others. Review the eligibility guidelines and submit your online nomination. The deadline for the Andrus Awards for Community Service is June 24. Thank you for submitting an online nomination.      

— AARP Rhode Island to Visiting Presidential Candidates: Tell Us Where You Stand on Social Security   (PROVIDENCE, April 21, 2016) As Rhode Islanders anticipate visits by as many as three presidentials candidate prior to the April 26 primary, AARP Rhode today called on contenders to choose the Ocean State as a place to better detail their plan for on updating Social Security. “This should be one of the campaign’s most talked about issues, said State Director Kathleen Connell. “Clearly it’s …

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— Long-time AARP Rhode Island volunteer Ruth Thumbtzen of Newport will be honored, along with fellow Community Service Award winner Claudia Linhares of Tiverton and Outstanding Youth Volunteer award winner Jonathan Klinker of Tiverton, during a dinner and awards banquet on Tuesday, April 19, at OceanCliff in Newport. Read the Newport Daily News story….   By Sean Flynn | The Newport Daily News  NEWPORT — Ruth Barge Thumbtzen taught physical education and health at Thompson Middle School for 30 years, was a community …

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— AARP Rhode Island Supports Work & Save Legislation Introduced in the House   Testimony by AARP Associate State Director John DiTomasso H-7219 – Private Employer IRA Program House Labor Committee January 28, 2016 Mr. Chairman, members of the committee my name is John DiTomasso and I am an Associate State Director of Advocacy for the Rhode Island Office of AARP. On behalf of AARP Rhode Island and our 130,000 members in the state, AARP is pleased to testify in support of …