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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UPDATED: PLEASE ATTEND THE HEARING—–>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.   …

The Value of Experience in a Multigenerational Workforce

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

Why Business and Human Resource Leaders Must Engage Experienced Workers – For Human Resource and Hiring Professionals    Breakfast and Panel Discussion AARP is pleased to announce the results of a new study that highlights many of the sound reasons for recruiting, hiring, and retaining a workforce that includes workers age 50+. The study, A Business Case for Older Workers Age 50+ – A Look at the Value of Experience, prepared for AARP by Aon Hewitt, demonstrates that the business …

Fight Fraud by Attending Our Free Shredding Day

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

Did you know you can fight back against fraud and identity theft by simply shredding your sensitive documents? Throwing away bank or Social Security statements, health paperwork, and more can make it easy for a scammer to commit fraud by stealing your identity. Bring your documents and files to our free Shredding Day, which is open to the public, and takes place at Stop&Shop locations in Dorchester and Roslindale. AARP Fraud Watch Network Free Shredding Day WHERE: Stop & Shop at …

6 NEW Age-Friendly Boston Listening Sessions Added, Plus Online Survey

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

6 NEW LOCATIONS ADDED! 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 …

Attend Upcoming HomeFit and CarFit Workshops in Western MA

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

  We’re bringing two sessions of our engaging and educational AARP HomeFit program to Western, MA! Through our HomeFit Workshops, we show how simple do-it-yourself repairs — or even larger design projects — can make your home work for you as you age. Many of the simple home modifications are free, while others may cost less than $35 — and still others less than $75. Attend one of our two free upcoming HomeFit Workshop sessions at Bay Path University in East Longmeadow, and learn smart solutions …

AARP Innovation Fund Created for Investments in Technology to Benefit Those 50+

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

 A unique collaboration between AARP and J.P. Morgan Asset Management creates new investment fund focused on healthcare and aging-in-place innovations. AARP and J.P. Morgan Asset Management has announced the formation of the AARP Innovation Fund, a first of its kind investment fund with approximately $40 million in assets that will provide capital to innovative companies focusing on improving the lives of people 50-plus. As the sole third party investor in this fund advised by J.P. Morgan Asset Management, AARP will make …