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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“Reinvest in You” in With Life Reimagined and More in Wellesley

Posted on 10/20/2014 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

AARP Massachusetts Participates in Wellesley Council on Aging Event Highlighting Health and Wellness for the 50+ population The Wellesley Council on Aging and the Friends of Wellesley Council on Aging will host the ‘Reinvest in You’ Conference and Expo —  bringing together experts, including AARP Massachusetts, to provide ideas and options for healthy, fun, and vibrant aging — at Wellesley High School on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event is free and open to all.       …

“Get a Boost in Mind, Body, Spirit & Finances” by Attending REAM’s Reinvention Institute

Posted on 10/8/2014 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

When was the last time you took a day for yourself? A day to do something other than errands, chores, caregiving, work, or another of your many obligations? That’s what we thought. Well, we’re here to help you change that … Mark your calendars for Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and plan to attend the REAM Reinvention Institute for “Get a Boost: Mind, Body, Spirit & Finances.” The event, which includes lunch and a full …

Enjoy the Arts in Boston with AARP Local Discounts

Posted on 10/6/2014 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 …

Ready for Your Financial Future? Attend our Springfield Event and Get Your Questions Answered

Posted on 10/1/2014 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Take control of your future financial security by learning about AARP’s free resources and online tools, and hear from experts regarding financial and Social Security issues. 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. Will you be spending more time with family; indulging in a new hobby; traveling; volunteering; or working part-time?  Whatever your …

DEADLINE EXTENDED! Want to Be AARP Massachusetts’ Top Volunteer Leader? Apply Now!

Posted on 10/1/2014 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

We’ve extended the deadline in our search for a volunteer leader to serve as our new state president! Applications are now being accepted through 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014. See below for a job description, our selection criteria, and an application form.  The state president works in collaboration with AARP Massachusetts State Director Mike Festa to achieve the Association’s vision, mission, and strategic priorities in the state, and serves as chairperson of the AARP Massachusetts Executive Council.  The Council, …

Marilyn Henderson Honored with 2014 Andrus Award for Volunteering, Community Service

Posted on 09/24/2014 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

It all began with counting the receipts from church envelopes when she was 12. That’s Marilyn Henderson’s recollection of her first volunteering experience, though she laughs and says the term is a bit of a misnomer since her mother signed her, and her four older sisters, up for the task. What would follow for Henderson, an Easton resident, is a rich life of giving back and volunteering wherever and whenever she saw a need. This week, AARP Massachusetts honored Henderson, …