— AARP Offers Free TEK Workshops Events at Edward King House, Newport and AARP Providence   AARP RHODE ISLAND will host a series of free TEK (Technology Education & Knowledge) workshops designed to teach the 50-plus everything from the basics to advance use of new technologies, such as smart phones and tablets.  The workshops will take place Monday, December 4 in Newport and Tuesday, December 5 in Providence and cover everything from taking photos, using the latest apps and staying safe …

—   News:  RI launches new fraud hotline. The statewide system is intended to support victims of crimes including identity theft, fraud and cyberstalking. Read more… #AARPRI #AARPRI Scammers Lurk at Tax Time During tax-filing season, it pays to be aware of the ways that scammers and hackers may try to put your potential refund in their pocket. How It Works: A number of different scams tend to ramp up during the filing season. Tax identity theft occurs when someone steals …

— 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 …