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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Join Us in Boston for “The Power of Bay Staters 50+: Business and Policy Implications for 2015 and Beyond”

Posted on 11/24/2014 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Americans 50+ represent a  powerful new force changing the face of America, and with 106 million strong this group is  responsible for $1.7 trillion in economic activity — a figure that is expected to reach well over $13.5 trillion in real terms by 2032. Join AARP Massachusetts for a lively discussion on important new research about this segment of the population, called: “The Longevity Economy: Generating Economic Growth and New Opportunities for Business,” and weigh in on the implications and opportunities …

Ready for Your Financial Future? Free Planning Event Features Tim Murray, Worcester Chamber of Commerce CEO and former Lt. Governor

Posted on 11/24/2014 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Are you ready for your financial future? Whatever your retirement goals, achieving them requires preparation. Take control of your financial security by attending the AARP Massachusetts “Ready for Your Future? Tools to Achieve Financial Security” event on Dec. 1 in Worcester. In addition to receiving free resources and learning about our free online tools, you’ll hear from experts in the areas of personal finance and Social Security. The guest speaker is Tim Murray, president and CEO, Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce and former Massachusetts …

Join Our Advocacy Team! Attend an Informational Session to Learn More

Posted on 11/21/2014 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

AARP Massachusetts is looking for AARP members to be part of our Advocacy Team and assist our efforts to protect important programs like Social Security and Medicare.   We’re currently looking for volunteers to serve on two geographically-specific Advocacy teams in two regions: the Massachusetts State Advocacy Team, which covers the greater Boston area, and the Congressional District 9 Team, which includes the communities of Barnstable, Bourne, Brewster, Chatham, Dennis, Eastham, Falmouth, Harwich, Mashpee, Orleans, Provincetown, Sandwich, Truro, Wellfleet, and Yarmouth.   …

Join Our Encore Entrepreneurial “Matchmaking” Event in Pittsfield

Posted on 11/18/2014 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Are you an entrepreneur? Perhaps you’ve got a business idea and a plan, but need capital. Or, you’ve got a solid idea, but need help completing a fledgling business plan. Whatever that stage of your entrepreneurial aspirations, join us at our encore entrepreneurial “matchmaking” event in Pittsfield on Tuesday, Dec. 2, from 1-4 p.m., and get the help you need to get your business off the ground. The afternoon will run like a speed-dating event, with an opportunity for each …

Enjoy the Arts in Boston with AARP Local Discounts

Posted on 11/17/2014 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Calling all theater lovers! AARP Massachusetts is offering discounted tickets on selected seats for four upcoming shows at the Citi Performing Arts Wang Theatre and Emerson Colonial Theatre in Boston. Enjoy “Annie” and  “The Trip to Bountiful” this fall, and during the holidays, “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical” and “Irving Berlin’s White Christmas: The Musical.” Details are provided below for booking the AARP Massachusetts discounts on selected seats to each show, using specific promo codes. Tickets for shows at the …

Find Your ‘What’s Next?’ Moment at a Life Reimagined Checkup in Randolph!

Posted on 11/11/2014 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. The free program, called a “Checkup,” includes six practices that guide you through …