— Vincent Marzullo of West Warwick assumes leadership role PROVIDENCE – AARP Rhode Island State Director Kathleen Connell today announced the appointment of Vincent “Vin” Marzullo as State President. “We are delighted that Vin has stepped into this key volunteer leadership position,” Connell said. “His professional experience, his distinguished history as a community organizer and administrator, and his passion for our mission make him an outstanding choice.” Marzullo retired as the Federal National Service Director for Rhode Island, working with diverse …

— Jeff Carney is Our 2018 Andrus Award Winner    <View 38 Andrus Awards Photos> James “Jeff” Carney of, Saunderstown, RI, has been honored by AARP, the nonprofit organization for people 50 and older, as its 2018 AARP Rhode Island Andrus Award for Community Service — the organization’s most prestigious and visible state volunteer award for community service. AARP Rhode Island chose Carney for his remarkable service, which has greatly benefited Rhode Islanders, supporting AARP’s vision and mission, and inspiring other …

— Applications Now Being Accepted Are you a passionate, strategic thinker with outstanding leadership qualities and the ability to motivate and inspire others?  If so, we want you! AARP Rhode Island is conducting a statewide search for the position of State President. This leadership volunteer position offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to utilize your skills and experience to make a positive difference in the lives of the Ocean State’s 50+ population, and their families. The AARP Rhode Island State President: Serves as Chair of …

— By Kathleen Connell, Published in RI Senior Digest We all want the same things. What? How absurd. The world is filled with all kinds of people with all kinds of wants. Sure. That’s true. But when it comes to where we live – where we call home – there are certain things we share. Regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, or income, we can all agree that improvements to our communities benefit everyone. Here’s what tops the list: Safe, accessible and …

—   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     …

— 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 …

— Discover the Real Possibilities Get involved, take a stand, meet new people, have some fun Together we can make a difference. It only takes one person to help change your world. You have the power to use your skills to do good anywhere, anytime. And you can start here. AARP Rhode Island volunteers work at the State House, at events statewide and partner with groups in cities and town to promote Livable Communities in the Ocean State. #AARPRI Join the …

— Working Together to Strengthen a Community AARP Rhode Island and a tireless group of volunteers is dedicated to working with community partners to create Livable Communities. In the past, “Livable Communities” seemed to be about building neighborhoods that were accessible to old people. The term was associated with “Aging in Place,” which was misunderstood to mean “allowing old people to live in their homes to the very end.” This is not where we are today. Building Livable Communities means people …

—   Join the ranks of AARP volunteers taking part in the 2016 Back to School Celebration     Kids and their families may not be thinking about going back to school but the Rhode Back to School Celebration, AARP Rhode Island and other community partners are preparing. Big time. It’s the annual event that makes sure more than 12,000 children receive a new backpack filled with school supplies. It’s a big boost for struggling families and it happens to be …