Know Your Rights:

Know your rights under the Medicare Program. Keep current through the Medicare Rights Center (click below):

law link

Know About HealthLink's CDC Report:

Read or download executive summary of HealthLink's CDC report.

law link

Know Your Medications:

Concerned about the drugs you are taking? Be sure you know about their benefits and potential side affects.

law link   

Community Service

HealthLink is also co-sponsored by the Rhode Island Alliance for Retired Americans.  The basic goal is to create community netwroking that has the dual goal of community activism and service.

Keep up with the latest News from Rhode Island (click below)

 RI-ARA link


RI-ARA and MA- ARA are  state affiliate members of the Alliance for Retired Americans, a nationwide organization founded in May 2001, with three million members working together to make their voices heard in the laws, policies, politics, and institutions that shape our lives.

National ARA has a history that goes back to the administration of John F. Kennedy. Its predecessor organization "National Council of Senior Citizens" was formed and sucessful in lobbying for the original passage of Medicare in 1965.

Email: Info@NewEnglandSenior.com

Take Control of Your 6 Biggest Retirement Expenses

Now that the stock market has shown us we cannot always rely on capital gains from our investments, or extra income from our savings, it may be time to take a closer look at the other side of the ledger: our retirement expenses. Not the little ones, like the cable TV bill or your morning latte, but the big ones that really make a difference in your budget.

 ......Read More

Best Places to Retire

Many people dream of moving to a new location in retirement. When you are no longer tied to your job you can finally take off for a warmer climate, pursue your hobbies, or simply move closer to your grandchildren. Selecting a place to retire requires a great deal of thought and planning. Moving to a lower cost locale than where you live now can give your nest egg a much needed boost. If you think part-time work might be a part of your retirement years, consider places where the economy is growing and the unemployment rate is low.

    ......Read More

        !! Retiree benefit for ARA members!!

   Upgraded Visionworks savings at no cost

                     Email: New England Senior

......Read More About Free Vision Discount Card

(to join click on "Become a Member" above)

The Physician, the Community and Health Care Reform 

Report by Dr. Joseph Boffa 

Since 2000 the Rhode Island Alliance for Retired Americans fostered HealthLink Wellness a program committed to reducing the risk of chronic disease among retirees by promoting health screening, health education and exercise. Its strategy has been to develop partnerships that engage the retiree through their social networking. Starting in 2010 we added a network of primary care physicians who provided medical back up for community based outreach efforts.

......Read More