AARP Massachusetts

Carol Brooks Ball

Biography:

A veteran journalist, Carol handles social media and website projects for AARP's Massachusetts State Office. She began her career as a staff reporter, eventually moving into senior editor positions at various newspapers and news websites in New England. Carol’s career includes numerous industry awards including two Investigative Reporting awards and a First-Place Best News Story award, all from the New England Newspaper and Press Association (NENPA). Skilled at building social media reader engagement, Carol works to promote AARP’s relevance and message of helping those 50+ live their best lives, through information shared on Facebook, Twitter, and a variety of other social media channels.
Carol lives in Massachusetts with her husband and two children, as well as the family’s two fun-loving golden retrievers.

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AARP Applauds Today’s Supreme Court Decision Regarding the Affordable Care Act

Posted on 06/25/2015 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

The following is a statement by AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins on today’s ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court: “AARP applauds the U.S. Supreme Court’s King v Burwell decision today that allows individuals who purchased health insurance through the federal exchange to continue receiving subsidies to help pay premiums. The Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) goals of improving affordability and removing barriers to access for health insurance have been critical in reducing the number of uninsured Americans. Importantly, for older Americans, …

Volunteer and Help Improve a Child’s Reading Skills

Posted on 06/24/2015 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

AARP Massachusetts is working with Generations Incorporated, proud affiliate of AARP Experience CorpsSM, to give AARP members the chance to get involved in a special intergenerational mentoring program.  Generations Incorporated, a highly regarded 24 year-old nonprofit organization in Boston, will match you with a child who needs help to develop his or her literacy skills. If you are interested in becoming an AARP Experience Corps volunteer with Generations Incorporated, you can help mentor a child attending one of 18 public …

Boston Residents Invited to “Age-Friendly Boston” Listening Sessions

Posted on 06/24/2015 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

NEW LOCATIONS ADDED! SEE BELOW. How can Boston become a more age-friendly city? If you’re a Boston resident, we’re sure you have some thoughtful answers to this query and perhaps some ideas of your own. In fact, AARP—along with the office of Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the UMass Boston Gerontology Institute—would like to invite you to share those thoughts and ideas with us!  To do so, you’re cordially invited to attend one of a series of upcoming Age-Friendly Boston Listening Sessions …

Join a Life Reimagined Checkup in Yarmouth or Watertown

Posted on 06/23/2015 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

At AARP, Real Possibilities means that anything is possible and that age doesn’t define people. In fact, we believe that age and experience can expand—not limit—possibilities. Figuring out those possibilities is where AARP’s Life Reimagined program comes in. Life Reimagined is like a personalized guidance system. You start where you are in your life, and— through a series of fun, simple exercises—see where the possibilities lead you. With a Life Reimagined Checkup you’ll get a personalized approach that helps you …

Attend the Age-Friendly Listening Session in Salem

Posted on 06/22/2015 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

If you’re a Salem resident or resident of a city that’s considering becoming “age-friendly,” you won’t want to miss the Age-Friendly Listening Sessions that are taking place in Salem on Tuesday, June 23. A major new initiative from the city of Salem and Salem Mayor Kimberley Driscoll, the listening sessions—which are offered during the day and in the evening—will help officials hear from you about what’s needed to make Salem more age-friendly.     An age-friendly city welcomes everyone and …

AARP Expands ‘Encore Entrepreneur’ Mentoring Program with the Small Business Administration

Posted on 06/1/2015 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

REGISTRATION FOR THE BOSTON EVENT IS STILL OPEN! Click here to register! Now in its fourth year of helping Massachusetts residents 50+ realize their entrepreneurial dreams, Encore Entrepreneur, the AARP outreach program with the Small Business Administration (SBA), is expanding. New this year is our “Summer of Encore Mentoring” initiative in which AARP Massachusetts and the Massachusetts Small Business Administration District Office will offer additional events specifically designed to help “encore entrepreneurs”— those aged 50+— who want to launch or expand …