In Support of Caregivers

Posted on 04/14/2015 by | AARP Rhode Island | Comments

Caregiving When Caregivers Cross State Lines   AARP is fighting to remove the barriers that prevent guardians in our state from providing for their loved ones, regardless of where they live. Below is submitted testimony on a bill before the General Assembly that makes it easier for out-of-state caregivers to focus on supporting loved ones rather than navigate current law. This is one aspect of AARP Rhode Island’s ongoing campaign to support caregivers and improve the state’s caregiving environment. Learn more.   AARP …

RI Must Improve Care for Elderly and Disabled

Posted on 04/8/2015 by | AARP Rhode Island | Comments

Caregiving | Health & Wellbeing AARP Rhode Island Releases  2014 Long Term Services and Supports Scorecard   A follow-up analysis recommends policy steps   PROVIDENCE – AARP Rhode Island today released a state-specific analysis of the 2014 edition of “Raising Expectations: A State Scorecard on Long-Term Services and Supports for Older Adults, People with Physical Disabilities, and Family Caregivers” – commonly known as the LTSS Scorecard. The 2011 Scorecard was the first multidimensional assessment of state performance of Long-Term Supports and Services (LTSS). The 2014 …

AARP Rhode Island Caregiving

Posted on 04/7/2015 by | AARP Rhode Island | Comments

Home & Family WELCOME, RHODE ISLAND CAREGIVERS AARP is dedicated to supporting Rhode Island caregivers. At the State House, we are a voice to caregivers and their families. We also are a resource for caregivers and the people they serve. Today, unpaid family caregivers provide the bulk of care for older Rhode Islanders in part because the cost of long term care remains unaffordable for most middle income families. In Rhode Island more than 148,000 residents help their aging parents, spouses and other …

A Tree Grows in Providence

Posted on 03/27/2015 by | AARP Rhode Island | Comments

Community | Volunteering A wondrous thing happens when you plant a seed. Tomorrow, dozens of volunteers along with state and city officials will plant 100 juniper shrubs in the Elmwood Avenue section of Providence. The plants, sprung from lowly seeds in some distant greenhouse, will come of age symbolizing something special. The saga begins last year with the well-intentioned idea that metal basket planters along the business district’s sidewalks would improve curb appeal, making the space look more like a part of the …

Discounts available for Providence dance, hockey

Posted on 03/6/2015 by | AARP Rhode Island | Comments

Events We’re calling it Spring Break. Because it sounds good. Take advantage of AARP local discounts the weekend of March 13-15   We don’t have to tell you it’s been a brutal winter. You need some kind of break, so we’ve come up with two choices — one on the stage and one on the ice; one at the Vets, one at the Dunk.  Aren’t you looking for an alternative to hunkered-down binge-watching? Get up, get out and save on regular ticket prices …

Visit AARP Rhode Island at the Home Show

Posted on 02/20/2015 by | AARP Rhode Island | Comments

Community | Home & Family | Uncategorized THE RHODE ISLAND HOME SHOW – MARCH 5-8 Learn how to make your home “HomeFit” and find out what AARP is doing to help build Livable Communities Listen to the AARP Home Show Radio Spot    Visit the AARP Rhode Island booth and pick up your copy of the AARP HomeFit Guide, a valuable resource for making your home Age Friendly — including many low-cost or no-cost home improvements. And you can learn more about the work AARP is doing …