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Taylor named state director of AARP Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE – Catherine Taylor has been named AARP Rhode Island state director, the organization announced Monday. Taylor will begin in her role on May 17....
SEMI-RETIREMENT ADVISER: Donna Sowa Allard, vice president of Sowa Financial Group Inc., says many of her clients have prepped for retirement but are unwilling to leave the workforce entirely. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

More older workers are unwilling to make hasty exit

Retirement is no longer an endpoint for many employees but a turning point into a new phase of work. Some people continue to work for...

Smiling can influence your mood and outlook

A friend passed along an ad for The Coca-Cola Co. done by a Belgian advertising agency with the tagline “Happiness starts with a smile.” The...
GOOD FIT: Ruth Thumbtzen, an AARP member, speaks with Brian Martin of Middletown last month after the ribbon-cutting for a new fitness park in Newport.
 / COURTESY JOHN MARTIN/AARP

Newport park place to exercise, ‘change attitudes’

Ruth Thumbtzen was one of the first to try the workout equipment in mid-July, just after the ribbon-cutting at the new AARP-sponsored fitness park...
THE LEON MATHIEU Senior Center in Pawtucket has received a nearly $12,000 grant from AARP to build an outdoor activity center. / COURTESY CITY OF PAWTUCKET

Vegetable garden, activity center at R.I. nonprofits funded by national AARP...

PROVIDENCE – Two Rhode Island nonprofits are among nearly 160 grant recipients of AARP’s 2019 Community Challenge program. An $11,933 grant to the Leon Mathieu...

Hasbro named among world’s most ethical companies by Ethisphere

PAWTUCKET – Hasbro Inc. was named among the 128 Most Ethical Companies in the world in 2019 by the Ethisphere Institute, the company announced...
HASBRO WAS named among the world's most ethical companies by the Ethisphere Institute for the eighth consecutive year. / COURTESY HASBRO INC.

Hasbro named among world’s most ethical companies by Ethisphere

PAWTUCKET – Hasbro Inc. was named among the 128 Most Ethical Companies in the world in 2019 by the Ethisphere Institute, the company announced...
COMMUNITY SERVICE: James “Jeff” Carney, the former Rhode Island director of the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program, recently received the AARP Rhode Island Andrus Award for Community Service. Pictured with Carney is AARP Rhode Island State Director Kathleen Connell. 
 / COURTESY AARP RHODE ISLAND

Carney receives community service award from AARP

JAMES “JEFF” CARNEY, former Rhode Island director of the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program, recently received the AARP Rhode Island Andrus Award for Community Service...

AARP Report: Medicare contributes $2.5B to Rhode Island economy

PROVIDENCE – Medicare contributes $2.5 billion to Rhode Island’s economy, equivalent to 21 percent of state and local government spending in the state, according...
SEN. CYNTHIA COYNE, D-Barrington, has introduced legislation that would allow property owners aged 60 and older to volunteer for their communities in exchange for a reduction of up to $1,500 on their property taxes. / COURTESY R.I. GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Five Questions With: Cynthia Coyne

Sen. Cynthia Coyne, D-Barrington, has introduced legislation that would allow property owners aged 60 and older to volunteer for their communities in exchange for...

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