AARP Massachusetts

Carol Brooks Ball


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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Attend an AARP Caregiver ‘Time Out’ Evening Event

Posted on 11/17/2015 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Join AARP Massachusetts for one of three free and relaxing “time out” events for family caregivers! Learn how to build a caregiver support network, discover tips to care for yourself while caring for a loved one, and learn where to find helpful resources. Food and drinks will be served. This is a fun and free educational event!* Seats are limited to the first 30 RSVPs—so register for free today! *This is not a sales pitch. HYDE PARK WHAT: Wine Happy …

Join Us for an Evening  of Financial Planning in Dorchester

Posted on 11/5/2015 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

In today’s economic climate, you know you can’t count on Social Security alone to have the retirement you want. After decades of hard work, you want financial independence and security to enjoy your future. AARP is working to help you plan with free information so that you can make smart financial decisions and manage your money wisely. Join us on Dec. 8, 2015, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Venezia Waterfront Banquet Facility in Dorchester, to learn more about our free …

Three Remaining Age-Friendly Boston Listening Sessions Added, Plus Online Survey

Posted on 11/3/2015 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

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 that are being held throughout …

Attend our ‘Scam Jam’ and Learn ID Theft Prevention Tips from the Experts

Posted on 10/12/2015 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Can you outsmart a con artist? You can if you know how. Come learn from a panel of experts at the free AARP Fraud Watch Network Scam Jam, put on in partnership with WBZ NewsRadio 1030, on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015, at Bunker Hill Community College. The event includes a Continental breakfast and runs from 9:30-11:30 a.m. At the Scam Jam, you’ll learn how to fight back against scammers and protect yourself from online, telephone, and mail fraud and ID (identification) theft. …

UPDATED: PLEASE TAKE ACTION—–>Support Family Caregivers by Supporting the CARE Act!

Posted on 10/5/2015 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Did you know that more than 844,000 Bay State residents are providing in-home care for an aging parent or loved, allowing that person to remain in his or her own home? These family caregivers have a huge responsibility, and at AARP we’re committed to help lighten their load. AARP is urging lawmakers to enact legislation known as the CARE Act—the Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act—to better support family caregivers as they safely help Massachusetts seniors stay at home.   …

Resources for Finding a Job or Starting a Business if You’re 50+

Posted on 10/1/2015 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Looking for a Job at Age 50+? If you’re a 50+ Bay State worker who is looking for a job, please visit the AARP Work and Jobs website. Here you’ll find resources to help with your job search; information about making a career change; resources for small business owners, or those who’d like to start a small business; and unemployment information, including how to deal with job loss after age 50+. It’s all right here, at   In addition, AARP is …