— 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 Andrus Award for Community Service AARP  Rhode Island is seeking nominations for the 2018 Andrus Award for Community Service. AARP’s most-prestigious volunteer tribute recognizes outstanding individuals who are sharing their experience, talents and skills to enrich the lives of others. Learn more about the awards and download the form to mail in your nominee information or…. For questions filling out this form, please contact Darlene Reza Rossi: Email: drezrossi@aarp.org Phone: (401) 248-2674     2017 Andrus Aawd Winner Phil Zarlengo     …

— RI Voter Change of Party/Disaffiliation Deadline Nears If you want to switch parties, or if you would like to be registered with no party affiliation, you can change the preference in your RI voter registration. Planning on voting in the September Rhode Island Primary and November General Election and want to make a change in your party affiliation or disaffiliate from party designation? Voters have until June 14 to make the change with the RI Secretary of State’s Office. Make …

— By Kathleen Connell, AARP Rhode Island This essay is published in the March RI Senior Digest John Martin, our communications guru at AARP Rhode Island, is having a war with words. You may remember John as a Rhode Island radio talk show host and for 12 years a columnist at the Providence Journal. When it comes to words he is not only knowledgeable he also cares. He’s the main reason that you won’t see the word “elderly” very often in …

— 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 …

—     Be Wary of Door-to-Door Home Security Sales The summer months unleash door-to-door sales agents in communities across the country. We’ve received reports of a scam run by con artists claiming to be from home security companies. While many home security companies conduct legitimate business using door-to-door sales agents, be wary of anyone using high pressure tactics or creating a false sense of urgency – common traits of a scam!   How It Works: It may be a scam …

— Former Secretary of State Kathleen Connell, the 79-year-old who heads AARP Rhode Island, says: “An anticipated longer lifespan means that people [may] have to work longer to save” for longer years in retirement. — Providence Journal Photo/Steve Szydlowski By Katherine Gregg Journal State House Bureau PROVIDENCE, R.I. — In the decade leading up to Labor Day 2016, the number of workers age 55 and up grew by a whopping 38 percent in Rhode Island. It is not just a Rhode …

— Life Reimagined introduces a fresh approach to help you make your next move – developed by leading coaches, doctors, entrepreneurs, and other experts. Think of Life Reimagined as a personalized GPS, not a one-size-fits-all regimen, but a customized plan, complete with useful tools, just for you. Start where you are in your life today and you’ll be surprised where the possibilities lead.   Take Part in a Rhode Island Life Reimagined  Check-up  A Life Reimagined Check-up is a free, two-hour experience to …

— 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 …

— Proposed Legislation Would Base Funding on a Community’s 65+ Population AARP Rhode Island testified before a Senate Committee considering a change that would distribute funds to towns and cities based on formula that matches the senior population. AARP submitted a letter of support and Executive Council Member Ann Gardella testified.   May 21, 2015 The Honorable Daniel DaPonte Chairman Senate Committee on Finance State House Providence, RI 02903 Subject: Senate Bill 838 to establish the Community Senior Services Grant Program …