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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Medicare Economic Drier

AARP Report Shows Medicare Has Economic Impact in Rhode Island

Medicare contributes $2.5 billion to Rhode Island’s economy, equivalent to 21% of state and local government spending in the state, according to a new report from AARP. Medicare also covers 192,186 beneficiaries in Rhode Island. Older Americans have said Medicare is one of their top issues in the 2018 mid-term elections, and AARP Rhode Island…

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Livable Communities

East Providence, RIC Foundation Among AARP Community Challenge Grantees

Last week, the Washington, DC-based AARP announced the awardees for its 2018 AARP Community Challenge grant program, two came from the Ocean State.  According to AARP, a total of $1.3 million will be distributed to fund 129 “quick action” projects across the country, helping these communities make immediate improvements and jump start long-term progress to…

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“Livable Home Modifications” Make Life Easier and Safer

At press time, as the Rhode Island General Assembly finishes up its legislative work, the recently released state budget for Fiscal Year 2019, which begins on July 1, contains double the amount of funds for the Rhode Island Livable Home Modification Grant Program. The current budget funds the program at $250,000, and the budget approved…

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AARP Launches Intergenerational Health Fitness Program

Just ask, AARP Wellness Ambassador Denise Austin and her daughter, fitness trainer and health coach, Katie Austin, and they’ll tell you that two walking companions are better than one. The mother and daughter, now walking buddies, have teamed up to participate in AARP’s Fit & Fund Health Challenge, a program created to motivate people 50…

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Aging and Disability Resource Center

Rhode Island Senate Passes Bill to Create Aging and Disability Resource Center

The Rhode Island Senate approved S 2552 sponsored by Senate Majority Whip Maryellen Goodwin (D-Dist. 24, Providence) to create an office within the Division of Elderly Affairs to help government connect Rhode Islanders with helplful resources for long-term care.  The legislation was cosponsored by Sen. Dawn Euer (D-Dist. 13, Newport, Jamestown). On May 1, 2018, the…

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Legislation Would Allow Seniors to Earn Property Tax Credit by Volunteering

According to SmartAsset, a financial technology company aiming to provide the best personal finance advice on the web, Rhode Island has property taxes that rank among the ten highest of any state. Older Rhode Islanders will benefit from Sen. Cynthia A. Coyne’s legislation being considered by the Rhode Island General Assembly that would allow them…

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