Rhode Island State Capitol

AARP Rhode Island to Host Legislative Reception on January 31

AARP Rhode Island gears up for the upcoming legislative session by hosting a legislative session with a State House reception where its members can meet with lawmakers and advocate for legislation that could improve the lives of older Rhode Islanders. According to AARP Rhode Island, staff and volunteers who are State House regulars will be…

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New Federal Law Protects Seniors from ID Theft and Fraud

On May 24, 2018, President Donald Trump’s signature enacted the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act, that as of September 21, 2018, allows consumers who are concerned about identity theft or data breaches to freeze their credit and place one-year fraud alerts for free.  The new law also allowed consumers in some states…

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DEA Director Fogarty Announces Retirement

  At the end of June Director of Rhode Island’s Division of Elderly Affairs (DEA), Charles J. Fogarty plans his retirement at the end of the current legislative session, ending over four decades of public service. Fogarty has served as DEA’s ninth director. Gov. Gina M. Raimondo will make an appointment to the DEA director…

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