— Two “quick action” projects in Rhode Island have been completed, thanks to Community Challenge grants. At biweekly sessions, AgeFriendly Rhode Island has educated residents on how to install smartphone apps and use ride-sourcing services. In Central Avenue Park in East Providence, the city installed five park benches and game tables and replaced the tops and benches of two picnic tables. Both projects, among 129 nationwide to receive the AARP grants this year, were completed in November. “We are confident that …

— Stop identify theft in its tracks! Free document shredding this Saturday, November, 17, 9 a.m.-noon at the Edward King House, 35 King St., Newport. #AARPRI #FraudWpatch is pleased to provide this service. Learn more… http://spr.ly/6181EBCCT

— AARP Rhode Island is hosting a paint night during National Caregivers Month to support the estimated 134,000 family caregivers in the state. Enjoy an evening of creativity, friendship and fun at “The He(art) of the Caregiver” event, where members can create a work of art for themselves or as a gift for the caregivers in their lives. Participants may also give this evening out to a caregiver as respite. Occurring on Thursday, Nov. 29, at 7 p.m., the event will …

— AARP is here to help you take on today – and every day. From sharing practical resources, to holding fun activities and events, AARP is providing opportunities to connect and help build an even stronger Rhode Island for all ages to live, work and play. We hope you’ll join us!

— The candidates for Rhode Island governor join AARP to tell us how they will help seniors gain better financial security, end financial exploitation of seniors, and allow an aging population easier access to home- and community-based services.  #AARPRI #AARPRI Remember that AARP is non-partisan, full stop. We do not endorse candidates or make contributions to political campaigns, candidates, or PACs. Our power rests in the fact that our 38 million members VOTE! We asked all major candidates to participate in our …

— Applications Now Being Accepted Are you a passionate, strategic thinker with outstanding leadership qualities and the ability to motivate and inspire others?  If so, we want you! AARP Rhode Island is conducting a statewide search for the position of State President. This leadership volunteer position offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to utilize your skills and experience to make a positive difference in the lives of the Ocean State’s 50+ population, and their families. The AARP Rhode Island State President: Serves as Chair of …

— By Kathleen Connell, Published in RI Senior Digest We all want the same things. What? How absurd. The world is filled with all kinds of people with all kinds of wants. Sure. That’s true. But when it comes to where we live – where we call home – there are certain things we share. Regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, or income, we can all agree that improvements to our communities benefit everyone. Here’s what tops the list: Safe, accessible and …

— Discuss ways to make neighborhoods and nearby spaces better for all who live there at AARP’s Livable Communities Forum, on Thursday, Oct. 25, at 10 a.m., at the AARP state office, 10 Orms St., Providence. Parking is free and refreshments will be provided. Register at aarp.cvent.com/RIForum or call 877-926-8300 toll-free. More at aarp.org/RILivable.

— Attend AARP Rhode Island’s Live! Online Career Expo Learn skills. Meet employers. Reach your goals. Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 1-4 p.m. ET Want to get ahead or get hired? If you live in Rhode Island you can’t afford to miss our Live! Online Career Expo. Employers and career professionals from your area will be online to help you learn about the skills they value. This three-hour online event was created to help you reach your career goals—and allow you to …

— By Kathleen Connell, State Director Published September 1 in RI Senior Digest Today in Rhode Island, some 193,000 people over 65 and individuals with disabilities are covered by Medicare for their health care. Nearly 218,000 65 and older are already receiving Social Security. Rhode Islanders earn their benefits through a lifetime of hard work. I don’t have to tell you how important this is to people who want to age with dignity and confidence. They are around you every day …