— AARP Rhode Island warns there are plenty of reputable contests and sweepstakes out there (including some from AARP), and let’s be honest, winning feels great! However, there are questionable characters out there who are trying to hook you on winning to reel in the profits for themselves. #AARPRI How It Works: You’re told you’ve won a prize but: You have to pay a fee to collect your winnings; You have to wire money to a well-known company to insure delivery …

—       AARP Rhode Island Offers Free Document Shredding, Saturday, May 5 Dropoffs in Providence and Newport   Every two seconds someone’s identity is stolen. Shredding confidential documents you no longer need is one good wayto protect yourself, and the AARP Fraud Watch Network wants to help. Bring any confidential documents to our and we’ll shred them for free. You do not need to be an AARP member. It only takes a few minutes and can save you lots of …

— AARP-Backed Program Would Be Continued in the Next State Budget   STATE HOUSE – March 22, 2018 (Legislative Press and Public Information Bureau)  — Rep. Joseph M. McNamara (D-Dist. 19, Warwick, Cranston) and Sen. Walter S. Felag Jr. (D-Dist. 10, Bristol, Tiverton, Warren) joined with representatives of AARP Rhode Island at a press conference today to announce the introduction of the Rhode Island Livable Home Modification Grant Act. The legislation (2018-H 7880, 2018-S 2554) would allow eligible homeowners and renters …

— Harris Rosen Wants You to Write a Book #AARPRI Harris “Hershey” Rosen of Providence wrote a book. Now he wants you to write one of your own. No, it’s not one of those “publish your own novel” schemes. Rosen’s My Family Record Book is billed as “The Easy Way to Organize Personal Information, Financial Plans and Final Wishes for Seniors, Caregivers, Estate Executors, etc.” In short, it’s a Book of Life to leave behind for relatives and others who may be …

— Rhode Island legislators make national “Capitol Caregivers” list PROVIDENCE, RI – To recognize their work to support family caregivers in Rhode Island, AARP has honored  Senator Maryellen Goodwin and Representative J Aaron Regunberg for their work in passing Earned Paid Sick Leave legislation. This employee benefit helps provide the workplace flexibility that caregivers need to care for their loved ones. Goodwin and Regunberg join state-level lawmakers and other officials from around the country as 2017 AARP Capitol Caregivers. PBN: Read the Providence …

— By Kathleen Connell, AARP Rhode Island This essay is published in the March RI Senior Digest John Martin, our communications guru at AARP Rhode Island, is having a war with words. You may remember John as a Rhode Island radio talk show host and for 12 years a columnist at the Providence Journal. When it comes to words he is not only knowledgeable he also cares. He’s the main reason that you won’t see the word “elderly” very often in …

— NEWS! PBN: Read the Providence Business News Q&A with our 2017 Capitol Caregivers honorees. NPR: Family Caregivers Finally Get A Break — And Some Coaching AARP honors State House lawmakers with 2017 Capitol Caregiver awards. Details and photos… Available Now! A Helping Hand for Caregivers The Rhode Island Livable Home Modification Grant program offers qualifying applicants (homeowners as well as renters) up to $5,000 for home modifications benefiting those in need of care, as well as the disabled. The grant, created …

— It’s almost the New Year and time for resolutions. Are you trying to be healthier? Not just physically, but financially? Are you spending too much? Are you saving enough?  How do you manage and protect what you have? By modifying some financial practices, you can improve your financial standing and stay safe. #AARPRI Here are some tips to improve your financial well-being this year. Tip Number One One of the most important steps is to create a formal budget and …

— AARP Rhode Island Recognizes Phil Zarlengo for His Dedication and Commitment to Community Service with its  Most Prestigious Volunteer Award   WARWICK, RI  – Phil Zarlengo of Jamestown has received the  2017 AARP Rhode Island  Andrus Award for Community Service — the Association’s most prestigious and visible state volunteer award for community service. AARP Rhode Island chose Zarlengo for his remarkable service, which has greatly benefited Rhode Islanders, supporting AARP’s vision and mission, and inspiring other volunteers. He served as …