Posts Tagged ‘AARP’

Vincent Marzullo Takes the Helm of AARP Rhode Island

Today, West Warwick resident Vincent “Vin” Marzullo, takes the reins of AARP Rhode Island being appointed the nonprofit’s State President. “We are delighted that Vin has stepped into this key volunteer leadership position,” State Director Kathleen Connell said, in announcing the appointment. “His professional experience, his distinguished history as a community organizer and administrator, and…

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AARP Rhode Island Honors James “Jeff” Carney

James “Jeff” Carney, a resident of Saunderstown, was honored by AARP, the nation’s largest nonprofit organization for people age 50 and over, as its 2018 AARP Rhode Island Andrus Award for Community Service — the organization’s most prestigious and visible state volunteer award for community service. Receiving AARP’s Most Prestigious Volunteer Award The award was…

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Cicilline Looks to Reestablish the House Select Committee on Aging

  Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI)  is posed to reintroduce a House 160 resolution that he introduced on March 1, 2016, to reestablish the House Select Committee on Aging, hoping that the second time is the charm.  The resolution would bring back the House Permanent Select Committee on Aging, eliminated to reduce House operating over 26…

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AARP Launches New Media Campaign to Fight High Drug Costs 

Today, AARP announced the launching of a new national media campaign calling on Congressional lawmakers to block the pharmaceutical industry’s attempts to raise drug costs by reversing the Medicare Part D doughnut hole deal. As part of its lobby efforts, AARP will release two national television ads, as well as radio, digital and print ads…

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Seniors Key Voting Block in Midterms

With the dusts settling after yesterday’s midterm election, the GOP retained control of the Senate while the Democrats took the reins of the House, as the majority party. In a statement, AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond said, “On behalf of our 38 million members, AARP congratulates the newly elected…

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AARP’s New App Empowers Older Voters in Upcoming Midterm Elections

This month, in anticipation of the upcoming mid-term elections, the Washington, DC-based AARP launches, “Raise Your Voice,” the nation’s first comprehensive advocacy and voting app for smart speakers. The nonprofit’s specially designed app to assist persons over age 50 use their smart speakers to engage in advocacy on key aging issues including Social Security, Medicare,…

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Exploring  Influences in Claiming Social Security and Medicare Coverage Choices

  Over two weeks ago, the Washington, DC-based AARP unveiled its 23-page research study, “Social Security and Medicare Information Sources,” that sought to learn where older adults go for information about their Social Security retirement benefits and Medicare coverage and what influences their decisions related to these benefits, and what they wanted to have known when…

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Social Security Beneficiaries

In 2019, Social Security and SSI Benefits to Increase by 2.18 Percent

In early December, Social Security and Social Security and Supplemental Security Income  will notify beneficiaries by mail about their new benefit amount. This year, for the first time, most people who receive Social Security payments will be able to view their COLA notice online through their my Social Security account. People may create or access…

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AARP Pushes Back PhRMA’s Attempts to Raise Senior’s Drug Costs

  Today, AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond announced that AARP members successfully lobbied against Congressional attempts to weaken recent Medicare Part D donut hole improvements with the Senate passing of the bipartisan SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act: “We hear all the time from older Americans who are struggling…

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caregiver resources

National Aging Groups Join Forces to Bring Better Resources to Caregivers

Two national aging organizations join together to bring information to families caring for loved ones with dementia.  The Chicago-based Alzheimer’s Association and the Washington DC-based AARP announced today they are collaborating together to extend the reach of the Community Resource Finder, an online database connecting family caregivers with local community resources to help address concerns…

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