Advancing Rhode Islanders’ Well-being: AARP’s Legislative Goals for 2024

In a recent press conference held at the Rhode Island State House, AARP Rhode Island unveiled its legislative objectives for the year ahead. With a focus on addressing critical issues affecting residents across the state, these priorities aim to make a tangible difference in the lives of Rhode Islanders.


Supporting Caregivers and Enhancing Housing Accessibility

One of the primary focuses of AARP Rhode Island’s agenda is to support caregivers and expand housing options for older adults. Recognizing the invaluable role of caregivers in our communities, AARP advocates for measures to extend support systems and increase resources for those providing care to loved ones.

Moreover, the organization is committed to improving housing accessibility through initiatives like boosting the availability of Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs). These units, often referred to as in-law apartments or “granny flats”, provide older adults with the opportunity to downsize and age in place while maintaining independence within their communities.


Securing Retirement Savings and Reducing Tax Burdens

Another key aspect of AARP Rhode Island’s legislative agenda is to enhance retirement security and ease tax burdens for older adults. With a significant portion of Rhode Island residents relying on Social Security benefits, AARP advocates for policies to eliminate the state’s income tax on Social Security and provide financial relief to beneficiaries.

Furthermore, the organization supports the establishment of convenient, low-cost voluntary retirement savings programs for working Rhode Islanders. By advocating for measures like the Rhode Island Secure Choice Retirement Savings Program, AARP aims to empower individuals to plan for their financial futures and achieve greater economic security in retirement.


Advocating for Positive Change

Through its legislative priorities, AARP Rhode Island demonstrates a commitment to advocating for policies that promote prosperity and well-being for all residents. By working collaboratively with state leaders and community stakeholders, AARP seeks to address pressing issues and enact meaningful change that benefits Rhode Islanders of all ages.


Join us in supporting AARP Rhode Island’s efforts to advance the well-being of our community. Together, we can work towards a future where all Rhode Islanders have access to the resources and support they need to live fulfilling and dignified lives.



Herb Weiss has great coverage of this event in an article posted on Read more…