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— Working Together to Strengthen a Community AARP Rhode Island and a tireless group of volunteers is dedicated to working with community partners to create Livable Communities. In the past, “Livable Communities” seemed to be about building neighborhoods that were accessible to old people. The term was associated with “Aging in Place,” which was misunderstood to mean “allowing old people to live in their homes to the very end.” This is not where we are today. Building Livable Communities means people …

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— WELCOME, RHODE ISLAND CAREGIVERS  #AARPRI New Study Looks at Better Ways to Instruct Caregivers By Herbert Weiss Published in Woonsocket Call on October 2, 2016 A new report released by United Hospital Fund and AARP Public Policy Institute, using feedback directly gathered from caregivers in focus groups, provides valuable insight as to how video instruction and training materials can be improved to help caregivers provide medication and wound care management. AARP Public Policy Institute contracted with United Hospital Fund (UHF) to …

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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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— Is your group or organization ready to host a Fraud Watch presentation? Let us know. Call Darlene Reza Rossi at 401-248-2674 or send her an email. #AAPRRI Top Scams Targeting Veterans   In the “how low can you go” category, scammers often target veterans – either in direct scams offering bogus services, or in charity scams that closely mimic the names of legitimate organizations helping veterans and military families. Warn your loved ones of these top tricks: Bogus sales – A …

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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 …

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—   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 …

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—   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 …