— 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 …

— At the upcoming RI Home Show (April 4-7, at the Rhode Island Convention Center), the main attraction will be a four-room age-friendly model home, sponsored by AARP Rhode Island. The organization is looking for volunteers to work in shifts, giving tours, demonstrating the home’s latest aging-in-place features, distributing materials and sharing AARP Rhode Island’s advocacy story. AARP Rhode Island supports the state’s 134,000 caregivers through its State House advocacy, including championing passage of the CARE Act, and provides many resources …

— 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 …

— AARP is dedicated to fighting for America’s family caregivers and their loved ones in 2019 #AARPRI #AARPRI Make Your Home more “Fit” for Caregiving 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 …

— Our informal polls are conversation starters, but the results are striking (NEWPORT, RI) Very few folks (thank you, kindly) suggest we’ve lost our marbles when we ask people to vote on questions presented at our local events. Our informal polls are fun and, most of all, great conversation starters on important subjects. Below are results of our polls at the 2017 Dell Technologies Hall of Fame Open in Newport. Over several days, we asked tennis fans to vote on four …

— January 26, 2016 testimony by AARP Rhode Island volunteer Ruth Bucci in support of House Bill 7160, which would remove barriers to accessing appropriate healthcare for patients as well as serve as a useful tool for family caregivers helping loved ones stay in their homes.     H-7160 Telemedicine Coverage Act House Corporations Committee Chairman Kennedy and Members of the Committee: My name is Ruth Bucci.  I am a volunteer for AARP. Thank you for allowing me to appear before …

— An inspiring new short film, With Friends Like These: Dale Flewelling & Friends of Aroostook, is the story of retired businessman Dale Flewelling’s passionate and charming crusade to enlist friends, volunteers, leaders and businesses to help seniors in Aroostook and Washington Counties suffering daily from food insecurity. The film, produced by AARP Maine and directed by award-winning AARP filmmaker John Martin (Hungry in the West End), was shot this past July in Houlton, Maine. Watch now. NEWS!  (April 28, 2015) The Academy of …

— THE RHODE ISLAND HOME SHOW – MARCH 5-8 Learn how to make your home “HomeFit” and find out what AARP is doing to help build Livable Communities Listen to the AARP Home Show Radio Spot    Visit the AARP Rhode Island booth and pick up your copy of the AARP HomeFit Guide, a valuable resource for making your home Age Friendly — including many low-cost or no-cost home improvements. And you can learn more about the work AARP is doing …

— Come join fellow AARP members and their families at McCoy Stadium as the PawSox take on International League rival, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRaiders, on Sunday, August 17 at 1:15 p.m. AARP and the Pawtucket Red Sox have teamed up to offer AARP members a special family offer. Members can receive up to 6 general admission tickets to the game for $24! Treat the entire family, children, grandchildren and friends to the excitement of PawSox baseball at McCoy Stadium. “This is one …