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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Anniversary of the Boston Marathon Bombings, April 15, 2014

Anniversary of the Boston Marathon Bombings, April 15, 2014

Posted on 04/15/2014 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Today, on the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, we reflect on the resilience and courage of Bostonians — spectators, runners and first responders alike. Above all, our hearts are with the families of those who lost their lives, as well as those who sustained injuries, and whose lives are forever changed. AARP Massachusetts is proud to be part of what makes Boston Strong. The 2014 Boston Marathon is Monday, April 21, 2014. You can find complete marathon information regarding …

Life@50+Boston Volunteer Spotlight: JANE AHERN-DEFILLIPPI

Life@50+Boston Volunteer Spotlight: JANE AHERN-DEFILLIPPI

Posted on 04/14/2014 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Melrose resident Jane Ahern-DeFillippi is no stranger to volunteering her time and talents for AARP Massachusetts. For the past 12 years, she has worked tirelessly to improve the quality of life for those aged 50 and older. Once again, Ahern-DeFillippi joins 800 volunteers participating in Life@50+ │ AARP’s National Event and Expo to be held May 8 through 10 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. We caught up with Ahern-DeFillippi at a recent volunteer training and asked what she likes best …

AARP Testifies in Favor of Uniform Adult Guardianship Bill

AARP Testifies in Favor of Uniform Adult Guardianship Bill

Posted on 04/9/2014 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

AARP Massachusetts and other supporters of the uniform adult guardianship bill before the Massachusetts legislature were on Beacon Hill today, testifying in favor of HB 1366, which, if passed,  would make uniform guardianship law in the Bay State. The bill’s official name, An Act Relative to Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction, is under review by the state Joint Committee on the Judiciary (UAGPPJ). Mike Festa, AARP Massachusetts state director, gave testimony before the Joint Committee earlier today. Festa has written …

Life@50+Boston Volunteer Spotlight: LOUISE MYERS

Life@50+Boston Volunteer Spotlight: LOUISE MYERS

Posted on 04/7/2014 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

North Chelmsford resident Louise Myers is no stranger to volunteering her time and talents for AARP Massachusetts. For the past 22 years, she has worked tirelessly to improve the quality of life for those aged 50 and older. Once again, Myers joins 800 volunteers participating in Life@50+ — AARP’s National Event and Expo to be held May 8 through 10 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. We caught up with Myers at a recent volunteer training and asked what she likes …

Join AARP, SBA For Entrepreneur Event!

Join AARP, SBA For Entrepreneur Event!

Posted on 04/4/2014 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Do you have an idea for a business? Perhaps it’s for a gadget or a concept or a strategy—something you’d love to see converted into a successful business. Or perhaps you’re tired of working for someone else, or you’re unemployed and frustrated with the slow job market. Whatever your situation, please join us on Tuesday, April 15 in Lowell for a free hands-on workshop for those age 45+, about turning creative ideas into successful business ventures. AARP Massachusetts and the Massachusetts District Office of the U.S. …

Seeking Nominees for Outstanding Massachusetts Volunteers for Our 2014 AARP Andrus Award!

Seeking Nominees for Outstanding Massachusetts Volunteers for Our 2014 AARP Andrus Award!

Posted on 04/3/2014 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Do you know some hard-working and unsung volunteers? People who regularly give back in their communities by offering their time and talent? If so, consider nominating them for the AARP Massachusetts 2014 AARP State Andrus Award for Community Service! This annual award honors  a 50+ Massachusetts resident who shares his or her experience, talent, and skills in ways that significantly enrich the lives of others. “AARP has long celebrated and recognized the achievement and important contributions of dedicated volunteers across …