— 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

— 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!

— Attend AARP’s free, two-part webinar to find out how. Tips for Working Caregivers from Working Caregivers Part 1: Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 7 p.m. ET Part 2: Thursday, May 9, 2019, 7 p.m. ET Are you trying to balance caring for an aging or disabled loved one while working full or part time? Get the tips, ideas and support you need at AARP’s free, two-part webinar. Register today to get answers from AARP experts, a working family caregiver like you …

— 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 …

— 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 …

— 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 …

— Rhode Island Livable Home Modification grants offer eligible homeowners and renters up to $5,000 to modify residences to make them more adaptable for caregiving. The program was renewed and expanded this year, in part through the advocacy of AARP Rhode Island and its legislative volunteers. “Widening a doorway, installing a wheelchair ramp or converting a bathtub to a walk-in shower can make all the difference for the caregiver and the person they assist,” said Kathleen Connell, state director of AARP …

— Find out what you can already be doing to prepare at our free, two-part webinar. Retirement Planning: Top Tips to Get or Stay on Track Part 1: Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 7 p.m. ET Part 2: Thursday, April 25, 2019, 7 p.m. ET Are you making the right decisions today for a better retirement down the road? You can and AARP is here to help you get on track with your retirement plans. Simply register now for our free, two-part …

— 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 …