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Missed an online events hosted by AARP Rhode Island? We post recordings of as many as we can.
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 12, 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 appeared on Nov. 2, 2021 to discuss 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. Listen.
AARP Rhode Island tele-town hall with U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse discussing lowering the price of prescription drugs.
October 12, 2021 Listen.
Meet AARP Rhode Island State Director Catherine Taylor
July 1, 2021
AARP volunteers conduct an online interview. Watch .
Parks & Outdoor Spaces: A Catalyst for Age-Friendly/Livable Communities
October 2021 The series finale features environmental leaders from the previous four sessions in a group discussion on how community groups can become stewards of their (everyone's) outdoor spaces and natural resources. Watch.
September 2021 - Alicia Lehrer, Executive Director, Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council. Watch.
August 2021 - John Torgan, State Director, The Nature Conservancy. Watch.
July 2021 - Terrence Grey, Acting Director, RI Department of Environmental Management. Watch.
June 2021 - Dr. Robert Billington, President and CEO of the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council. Watch.
AARP Rhode Island Virtual Healthy Cooking
Miss a Chef Mary Weaver cooking demonstration? Get caught up here:
January 2022 - Star vegetable soup with parmesan crisp.
December 2021 - Gingerbread chocolate Quinoa Bark, Cherry Almond Biscotti Bites and Cranberry Orange Bread
November 2021 - For the holidays, Cranberry-Sausage Muffins and Pumpkin Soufflé.
October 2021 - Empanada!
September 2021 - Ratatouille and Roast Spaghetti Squash
August, 2021- Fresh Pizza for the Outdoor Grill (or Indoor Oven)
June, 2021 - Herb Marinade for Grilling Beef, Fish and Chicken; Easy to Prepare Kebobs, Grilled Vegetables and Fruit Dessert
May, 2021 - Chick Pot Stickers, Mirin Dipping Sauce & Thai Shrimp Summer Rolls
April 2021 - Spring Frittata and Peach Scones Brunch
March 2021 - Heart-Healthy Salmon and Dessert
February 20201 - Homemade Fresh Pasta!
November 2020 - One-Pan Mediterranean Fish or Chicken
October 2020 - Butternut Squash and Wild Mushroom Wellington
AARP Rhode Island and SAGE Rhode Island series featuring stories of RI's LGBT+ past. You'll see historic artifacts from collections at Providence Public Library and the John Hay Library at Brown University and hear first-hand accounts from people who made our history happen.
October 14 LaDiva Jonz, one of Rhode Island's oldest living drag queens. Watch. (Use Passcode wcmL+8CB)
October 21 Community activists Jodi Glass, Wendy Becker and Volta Tran on civil rights and social justice advocacy. Watch. (Use Passcode r*4M$ref)
October 28 Billy Mencer Ackerly, a member of the "76ers," among the organizers of the first RI Pride March in 1976; Jen Stevens, Pride office manager 2007-16; and Rodney Davis, past president and heading the current initiative to reorganize RI Pride on the history and development of RI Pride parades and celebrations. Watch. (Use Passcode: 8dOE$dNz)
AARP Rhode Island Virtual Gardening
Part 1 In the first of a three-part series, URI Master Gardener, Lorraine Lee demonstrates how to create both basic and advanced naturalistic designs in containers. Watch.
Part 2 Bring nature indoors with a container garden of edible herbs and flowers, traditional houseplants and some homegrown greens. Watch.
Part 3 Create autumn gardens to brighten shorter days, Also, planting spring bulbs in containers. Watch.
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Get Ready To Roll - AARP Rhode Island and Bike Newport's Three-Part Cycling Series
Bicycling Need to Knows Watch.
The Right Bike for You, and How to Use It Watch.
Take Care of Your Bike and It Will Take Care of You Watch.
AARP Coffee Chats
The Rhode Island COVID-19 Archive Project, with Becca Bender, Curator and Archivist, Moving Image and Audio Collections, RI Historical Society and Kate Wells, Curator of Rhode Island Collections, Providence Public Library. The archive will document the experiences of Rhode Islanders as they have lived through the COVID-19 epidemic. Watch.
Be Kind RI A free online technology platform matches volunteers willing to deliver groceries from local food pantries or local stores directly to people who request this help. Age-Friendly RI, Family Service of Rhode Island and the Rhode Island Community Food Bank teamed up to offer this pilot initiative to address statewide food access concerns for individuals unable to go to the grocery store or food pantry because of COVID-19 safety concerns or lack of transportation. Watch.
American Irony: Religious Freedom and Slavery in Colonial Rhode Island, conducted by Keith W. Stokes, highlights the simultaneous rise of religious freedom and African enslavement in Colonial Rhode Island. Watch.
Newport Music Festival The Newport Music Festival (Rhode Island Arts Foundation at Newport, Inc.) has played a significant cultural role in Rhode Island since its inception in 1969. Festival President-Interim Executive Director Suzanna Laramee, and Artistic Director Trevor Neal, are guests in this September 2020 Coffee Chat. Watch.
Preventing Fraud and Elder Financial Abuse
June 15, 2021
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. Watch.
AARP Rhode Island's Mental Health Awareness Seminar with BH Link of East Providence
Hosted by our Darlene Reza Rossi. The recording begins with BH Link Healthy Aging Liaison Stephanie Giangrande Culhane. Watch.
We Pay Tribute to Volunteer John O'Hara
May 21, 2020
We recorded a virtual Birthday Celebration. But sadly, our beloved volunteer, John O'Hara of Narragansett, passed away just days before he turned 100. We posted the upbeat recording as a celebration of his life. Watch.
What Makes a Neighborhood? Experience a "Jane's Walk" in Providence.
Educator and activist Doug Victor hosts this walk through the Providence's Elmwood section. Watch.