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September 14 AARP Rhode Island Associate State Director for Advocacy Matt Netto hosts a tele-town hall discussion on digital equity and inclusion. Listen.

July 11 Get Ready to Vote Secretary of State Gregg Amore and Assistant Secretary of State Rob Rock, provided essential information on how, where and when to vote, and changes in the way you can request a mail ballot. Listen.

June 29 Brain Health State Director Catherine Taylor was joined by Dr. Jonathan D. Drake, Associate Director of Lifespan’s Alzheimer’s Disease and Memory Disorders Center and David Parkes, Senior Policy Advisor in AARP’s Policy, Research and International Affairs division and project manager for the Global Council on Brain Health. Listen.

May 24 LEGISLATIVE UPDATE Matt Netto and Rep. Susan R. Donovan, Chairwoman of House Health and Human Services Committee. Watch.

May 11 TELE-TOWN HALL Rhode Island Office of Healthy Aging Director Maria Cimin shared information on available services and ways you can find assistance. Listen to the recording.

APRIL 13 TELE-TOWN HALL: Scam artists who ask for gift cards are out to get you. Our guests, Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Neronha and Kathy Stokes from the AARP Fraudwatch Network, help you spot this scam. Listen to the recording.

March 2 Lowering Energy Costs Tele-Town Hall with experts from the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources providing strategies on weatherization and energy efficiencies, and answer any energy-savings questions you may have. Listen in.

February 16 COVID-19 Update The latest from our guest, Dr. Philip A. Chan, Consultant Medical Director, Rhode Island Department of Health, and Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at Brown University. Listen in.


The Inflation Recovery Act how it will affect drug prices, Medicare and Rhode Island families. A December 2022 AARP Rhode Island tele-town hall featuring all four members of Rhode Island’s Congressional Delegation – Senators Reed and Whitehouse and Representatives Langevin and Cicilline -- together to answer questions about. Listen.

How Music Can Help Improve Memory and Mental Health.December 8, 2022. Watch.

An AARP Rhode Island tele-town hall on Medicare Open Enrollment with Maria Cimini and Christine Anderson from the Rhode Island Office of Healthy Aging.October 13, 2022. Listen.

Walk, Run, Ride, Roll: Building Complete Streets for a Thriving CommunityAugust 9, 2022. Watch.

An AARP Rhode Island tele-town hall with US Senator Jack ReedAugust 1, 2022. Listen.

Be Ready to Vote! AARP Rhode Island 2022 election webinar with Rob Rock, Director of Elections, RI Secretary of State's Office.July 14, 2022. Watch.

AARP Rhode Island tele-town hall on age-friendly housing options with Danielle Arigoni, AARP Director of Livable Communities - Government Affairs.May 12, 2022 Listen.

"Thinking Outside the Four Walls: Age-Friendly Housing Ideas for How and Where You Want to Live" drew an enthusiastic live audience.April 25, 2022, Keynote speaker Danielle Arigoni from AARP Livable Communities and a local expert panel discuss your options for aging in community in ways you choose. Catherine Taylor hosts. Watch.

AARP Rhode Island tele-town hall with RI Attorney General Peter Neronha and Amy Nofziger, Director of Victim Support, AARP Fraud Watch.
April 14, 2022. Listen.

AARP Rhode Island COVID tele-town hall with Dr. Elizabeth Goldberg, Brown University.
March 31 12, 2022 Listen.

AARP Rhode Island tele-town hall with Lt. Governor Sabina Matos discussing how the state should allocate American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds.
January 13, 2022 Listen.

 Making the Right Connections: An Age-Friendly Transportation Vision for a Livable Community. 
November 30, 2021 Watch.

 AARP Rhode Island tele-town hall on the Rhode Island Rent Relief Program.
Rhode Island Housing's Christine Hunsinger discusses the Rent Relief program, and how residents can apply, answering key questions about financial help for both tenants and landlords coping with COVID-related loss of income. 
November 2, 2021 Listen.

AARP Rhode Island tele-town hall with U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse discussing lowering the price of prescription drugs.
October 12, 2021 Listen.

June 15 Preventing Fraud and Elder Financial Abuse An informative discussion with Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Neronha and Kathy Stokes, Director of Fraud Prevention, AARP Fraud Watch Network.  Watch.

Also: AARP Rhode Island State Director Catherine Taylor's August 30, 2021 remarks at the signing of the Elder Adult Financial Exploitation Prevention Act
August 30, 2021 Watch.

Nationwide, AARP's Tele-Town Halls have reached millions!

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