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Cicilline Pledges to Protect Social Security and Medicare

Just days ago, Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Co-Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-District 1) spoke with residents at Rumford Towers, where he released a 24-page report prepared by the House Democratic Caucus Seniors Task Force.  The new report, “The Republican Record on Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security:  Attacks on Benefits Seniors Have Earned and Deserve,”…

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New Initiative to Fight Senior Financial Abuse  

Today, Lt. Governor Dan McKee, Chair of Rhode Island’s Long-Term Care Coordinating Council, announced he has teamed up with the Credit Unions of Rhode Island and Johnston Mayor Joseph Polisena to launch the CU Senior Safeguard, an online website educational program developed to fight the financial scams and fraud targeting the older Rhode Islanders. “Elder…

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West View rehabilitation, West Warwick

Come to West View to Celebrate National Senior Citizens Day

Some people celebrate Senior Citizens Day on August 14 as it was the day former U.S. president Franklin Roosevelt signed the landmark Social Security Act into law in 1935.  But with President Ronald Reagan signing of Presidential Proclamation 5847 on August 19, 1988, and the date of celebrating Senior Citizens Day (changed to National Senior…

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Cicilline Celebrates Medicare’s Anniversary by Calling for Cutting Drug Costs

It was a celebration to recognize the 53rd Anniversary of President Lyndon Johnson signing the landmark Medicare legislation into law on July 30, 1965.  House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) joined Seniors Task Force co-chairs Congresswomen Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) and Doris Matsui (D-CA), Democratic Policy and Communications Committee co-chair Congressman David Cicilline (D-RI) and dozens…

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Michael Splaine

Splaine Consulting Begins Work to Update State’s Alzheimer’s Plan

The Alzheimer’s Association, Rhode Island, as fiscal agent, recently hired Michael Splaine and Kate Gordon, of Gaithersburg, Maryland-based Splaine Consulting, a small advocacy and government affairs consulting firm.  The company’s clients include the Alzheimer’s Association in their public health work with Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Alzheimer’s Disease International, the umbrella organization for…

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AARP Vote

Caregivers and Election Day Voting

Every vote counts and caregivers can make a difference in the upcoming primary elections by voting.  AARP Rhode Island State Director Kathleen Connell urges all registered voters to review candidates’ positions on the issues and to cast ballots in the September 12 Rhode Island primary elections. “The 2018 midterms will be among the most historic…

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Community Conversation at the South Kingstown Senior Services Center

Community Conversation Kicks Off at South Kingstown Senior Services Center

Health and Human Services Secretary Eric J. Beane and Division of Elderly Affairs Director Fogarty came to South Kingston Senior Center to host the first in a series of community conversations on caring for seniors and Rhode Islanders with disabilities.  More than 50 people attended and had the opportunity to share their thoughts on the…

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