— 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!

— AARP Rhode Island kicks off the legislative session with a State House reception where members can meet with lawmakers and advocate for bills that could improve the lives of older Rhode Islanders. Staff and volunteers who are State House regulars will be encouraging legislators to support the state’s 134,000 caregivers, to build livable communities and to protect financial security for all. Set for Thursday, Jan. 31, the reception begins at 3:30 p.m. in the Capitol State Room. Free parking is …

— 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 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 …