Nominate an Inspiring Volunteer

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-05-21T16:21:16-04:00">May 21, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-05-22T09:51:32-04:00">May 22, 2019</time> by

  AARP Andrus Award for Community Service AARP  Rhode Island is seeking nominations for the 2019 Andrus Award for Community Service. AARP’s most-prestigious volunteer tribute recognizes outstanding individuals who are sharing their experience, talents and skills to enrich the lives of others. Learn more about the awards and download the form to mail in your nominee information or…. For questions filling out this form, please contact Darlene Reza Rossi: Email: Phone: (401) 248-2674  

Workshop: Making Your Home “HomeFit.”

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-05-16T13:18:12-04:00">May 16, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-05-16T13:21:19-04:00">May 16, 2019</time> by AARP Rhode Island

Attend a FREE HomeFit workshop to learn how to make your home safer and better, with ideas ranging from adding practical improvements to planning major age-friendly renovations.  Join us on Thursday, June 13th from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the AARP Rhode Island State Office located at 10 Orms Street in Providence.  Parking is free and refreshments will be served. An occupational therapist, a representative from the building trades/zoning board and a representative from the Governor’s Commission on Disabilities will …

RX Greed: AARP Washington Testimony

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2019-05-13T13:52:04-04:00">May 13, 2019</time> by AARP Rhode Island

AARP Testifies on Prescription Drug Prices at Energy & Commerce Health Subcommittee  WASHINGTON—May 9, 2019 Leigh Purvis, Director of Health Services Research in AARP Public Policy Institute, testified on Capitol Hill before the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee hearing, “Lowering Prescription Drug Prices: Deconstructing the Drug Supply Chain.” Below are excerpts of her prepared testimony: “Prescription drug prices are a high priority for AARP and its members. Older Americans struggle to afford needed and life-saving medications. Medicare Part …

Shred It Safely – Your ID Will Thank You

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-04-17T12:46:02-04:00">April 17, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-04-17T12:46:28-04:00">April 17, 2019</time> by AARP Rhode Island

Spring cleaning should include old tax documents and records you can’t just toss in the trash. Again this year, AARP Rhode Island is offering a solution. Make plans to drop off documents that include private information at locations in Providence and Newport. Scammers will hate you for this… #AARPRI

Legislators Recognized as “Capitol Caregivers”

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-04-03T12:19:55-04:00">April 3, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-04-03T15:48:15-04:00">April 3, 2019</time> by AARP Rhode Island

AARP Honors State Elected Officials for Helping Family Caregivers  PROVIDENCE, RI – To recognize their work to support family caregivers in Rhode Island, AARP on April 2 honor House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello, Representative Marvin Abney and Representative Joseph McNamara along with Senate President Dominick Ruggerio, Chairman William Conley and Chairman Walter Felag for their work in helping to secure the funding to create the Livable Home Modification Grant Program, for home modifications such as walk-in/roll-in showers, chair lifts and wheel chair …

AARP Working for Family Caregivers

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-04-02T12:29:00-04:00">April 2, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-04-03T16:12:17-04:00">April 3, 2019</time> by AARP Rhode Island

Advocacy staff, volunteers urge passage of beneficial legislation  As part of our continuing efforts to support Rhode Island family caregivers, the following written testimony has been prepared for hearings the week of April 1, 2019.     Governor’s Commission on Disabilities Budget – Livable Home Modification Program Chairman Miller and members of the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services On behalf of our 132,000 + AARP-RI members, we are in strong SUPPORT of keeping the estimated $500,000 in the …

Stop RxGreed: Cut Drug Prices

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-04-01T07:00:00-04:00">April 1, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-04-01T14:38:17-04:00">April 1, 2019</time> by AARP Rhode Island

By Kathleen Connell, AARP Rhode Island  One of the most troubling realities I face in my work is knowing that every single day there are lower-income older Rhode Islanders who must choose between buying groceries and paying for costly prescription drugs. It is unfair that Americans pay the highest prescription drug prices in the world. And it is simply wrong that many seniors are forced to make these choices. AARP is calling on the President, Congress and state governments to …

AARP Calls for Generic Drug Price Disclosure

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-03-27T16:20:50-04:00">March 27, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-03-27T16:54:08-04:00">March 27, 2019</time> by AARP Rhode Island

AARP Rhode Island’s March 27, 2019 House Committee Testimony   H-5296– Pharmacist Disclosing Lesser Price Drug Substitutions Dear Chairman McNamara and members of the Health, Education and Welfare Committee On behalf of AARP –RI and our 132,000 members in Rhode Island, we are in STRONG SUPPORT of this legislation that would provide that pharmacists shall disclose lesser price drug substitutions. Older Rhode Islanders are struggling with rising prescription drug prices and cannot afford to wait any longer. Year-after-year they have seen …

Instant Fun: A FREE Movies for Grownups Event

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-03-19T12:46:11-04:00">March 19, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-03-19T12:47:51-04:00">March 19, 2019</time> by AARP Rhode Island

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Driving More Safely in the Ocean State

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-03-14T12:04:16-04:00">March 14, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-03-14T15:40:29-04:00">March 14, 2019</time> by AARP Rhode Island

AARP is here to help! We offer a variety of learning opportunities to sharpen your skills and refresh your understanding of the rules of the road. Our newest programs also help optimize  your comfort and fit behind the wheel as well as better understanding the high tech features of most newer cars.     Quick Links Find an AARP Smart Driver Course near you Register for an online Smart Driver Course   May 18th Free CarFit Event Volunteers from AARP …