— 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

— 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 …