— Gov. Raimondo, RIEMA Officials Prepare for Hurricane Joaquin  Urge Rhode Islanders to Prepare with Safety Tips   PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Governor Raimondo is working with emergency management officials from the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA), Department of Health (RIDOH), Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM), State Police (RISP), Department of Transportation (RIDOT), and Division of Public Utilities and Carriers (RIDPUC) to prepare for Hurricane Joaquin as it moves its way up the Atlantic Coast. “My number one priority through every storm …

— Join Us For AARP Day and Throughout International Tennis Hall of Fame Tournament Week Attend the “Life Reimagined”  Hall of Fame panel discussion   PROVIDENCE – If tennis is, as the International Tennis Hall of Fame says, “The sport for a lifetime,” it makes sense that AARP Rhode Island sees associating with tennis as an opportunity to encourage people to stay at the very top of their game. An official Hall of Fame Championships sponsor, AARP Rhode Island is busy …

— AARP Rhode Island expanded its “Community Suppers” outreach this month at the St. Elizabeth’s Court assisted living complex in Providence. A partnership with Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island, the new monthly event encourages socialization and mobility as residents are invited to a meal accompanied by live music, conversation, activities and door prizes. This effort to breathe new life into congregate meals programs would not be possible without volunteers who not only help out with the event but play an advance …

— The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) and AARP Rhode Island are hosting a “road show” Sept. 27 at 10:30 a.m. at the Cranston Senior Center to promote the state’s bus and rail systems as easy, economical ways for people age 50-plus to get around. The free event will highlight ways to travel from town to town or within a city when a car is unavailable. Attendees can purchase a $25 senior ID card, which provides discounts on RIPTA fares …

— AARP@TheStateHouse aims to organize volunteers who will make their presence known at the State House every Tuesday of the legislative session and on days of key votes. On hand outside the doors of the House and Senate (and, with permission, venturing onto the floor befor the session is call to order), the volunteers push for consumer protections, support for family caregivers and other issues important to Rhode Islanders age 50-plus. “A steady stream of AARP volunteers is be hard for lawmakers to miss,” …

— A FREE  EVENT (Yeah, honestly) THAT COULD SAVE YOU A LOT OF MISERY AARP and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service are teaming up to combat foreign lottery fraud, one of the most pernicious scams targeting older Rhode Islanders today. You might even recognize the hallmarks of the trickery: stacks of direct mail inviting you to play this or that offshore lottery; callers from mysterious phone numbers claiming you “won the Jamaican lottery,” but demanding you pay the foreign taxes in …

— AARP Polls Show 50+ Rhode Islanders Largely Satisfied with Superstorm Sandy Response Survey Details Sandy’s Toll, from Utility Issues to Gas Prices  & What the State’s 50+ Think Needs to Be Done Next  PROVIDENCE, RI – As some coastal communities, aided by volunteers, continue their recovery from Super Storm Sandy, a new report from AARP Rhode Island examines the experiences of a sampling of those among the state’s 50+ population who were displaced, sustained property damage or were otherwise inconvenienced …