Rhode Island, It’s Time for Work & Save

Posted on 01/29/2016 by | AARP Rhode Island | Comments

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 …

Telemedicine Legislation Would Benefit Caregivers

Posted on 01/27/2016 by | AARP Rhode Island | Comments

January 26, 2016 testimony by AARP Rhode Island volunteer Ruth Bucci in support of House Bill 7160, which would remove barriers to accessing appropriate healthcare for patients as well as serve as a useful tool for family caregivers helping loved ones stay in their homes.     H-7160 Telemedicine Coverage Act House Corporations Committee Chairman Kennedy and Members of the Committee: My name is Ruth Bucci.  I am a volunteer for AARP. Thank you for allowing me to appear before …

Life Reimagined in Rhode Island

Posted on 01/15/2016 by | AARP Rhode Island | Comments

Life Reimagined introduces a fresh approach to help you make your next move – developed by leading coaches, doctors, entrepreneurs, and other experts. Think of Life Reimagined as a personalized GPS, not a one-size-fits-all regimen, but a customized plan just for you. Start where you are in your life today and you’ll be surprised where the possibilities lead.     Take Part in a Life Reimagined  Check-up  A Life Reimagined Check-up is a free, two-hour experience to help you understand where you …

Recognizing the Best of the Best

Posted on 12/15/2015 by | AARP Rhode Island | Comments

2015 Andrus Award for Outstanding Community Service Verteal “Vertie” Patterson   Congratulations to Vertie Patterson! AARP enhances the quality of life for all as we age, and Vertie is a true champion when it comes to delivering that message. A Warwick resident, who attended Johnson & Wales University and Rhode Island Community College, Vertie is a long-time member of the AARP State Legislative Committee and was a major asset to the AARP Warwick Chapter. After the Warwick Chapter closed, Vertie …

AARP Rhode Island Caregiving

Posted on 12/1/2015 by | AARP Rhode Island | Comments

WELCOME, RHODE ISLAND CAREGIVERS   UPDATE: The CARE Act, AARP’s signature state caregiving advocacy effort, made a significant impact in 2015 with 16 states and Puerto Rico passing the bill, bringing the total number of CARE Act enactments to 19 since 2014.  In addition, a total of 22 states are expected to engage in CARE Act efforts in 2016.  So far this year, a CARE Act bill has been introduced in Nebraska and Washington, and CARE Act bills were held over from …

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 …