— Find out more about this issue at AARP’s second in a series of free webinars. Social Security – Why It Pays to Wait Tuesday, June 27, 2019, 7 p.m. ET When it comes to getting the biggest monthly Social Security check, timing can be everything. That’s why learning about when to claim your retirement benefits is so important. Attend AARP’s free interactive webinar to have your questions answered and learn about the critical difference between retirement age and “full” retirement …

— It’s unfair that Americans pay the highest prescription drug prices in the world. We must crack down on price gouging and the greedy practices that keep prices artificially high. It’s time our leaders stick up for people 50+ and their families. Tell your legislators to support commonsense solutions to lower prescription drug prices today! COMING SOON AARP Rhode Island is planning a statewide tele-town hall on lowering prescription drugs. This is an issue of importance to virtually everyone. Watch this …

— As part of its 60th Anniversary celebration, AARP is installing very special fitness parks in each of the 50 states as well as where we have offices in the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Working with national nonprofit FitLot, the equipment for the parks is adapted to meet a wide range of fitness levels.  The Newport installation, scheduled for July, will be located in Aquidneck Park, adjacent to the Edward King House. FitLot also will …

— These are among the bills AARP Rhode Island is supporting as the General Assembly winds down. Thanks to hard, steady efforts by our State House volunteers, lawmakers understand the positive outcomes these proposals can provide. We are there for you.     DEA Co-Pay- income eligibility increase – Article 17 State Budget Keeps language in Article 17 of the State Budget that would provide an increase in the DEA co-pay program from 200% of the poverty level to 250% for home …

— 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 …

— Learn essential networking and interviewing skills at our free, two-part webinar. Sharpening Your Networking & Interview Skills Part 1: Tuesday, June 4, 2019, 7 p.m. ET Part 2: Thursday, June 6, 2019, 7 p.m. ET No matter your skills or experience, getting the job often comes down to two critical factors: 1. Who you know, and 2. How you handle yourself in an interview. AARP’s free, two-part webinar, Sharpening Your Networking and Interview Skills, was created to help you hone …

— 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 …

— Learn about ways to avoid illegal robocalls and phone scams in this free, two-part webinar. Who’s Really on the Line? Fending Off Illegal Robocalls & Spoofing Part 1: Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 7 p.m. ET Part 2: Thursday, May 23, 2019, 7 p.m. ET Robocalls have become an epidemic—there were nearly 48 billion of them in 2018 and phone scams are on the rise as well. Fortunately, there’s a lot you can do to protect yourself and your family from …

— Want to sharpen your driving skills and learn the latest in safety technology? This month, AARP Rhode Island offers Smart Driver Safety classes and a CarFit event. The Driver Safety refresher course, available statewide, has helped millions of people 50 and older become better drivers and save money. Completing the course could lead to a discount on auto insurance. The free CarFit program demonstrates how drivers can adjust their fit within their cars to reduce the risk of injury. The …

— 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