Volunteers Needed for AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program in Massachusetts

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AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is the nation’s largest volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service. AARP Foundation and AARP Massachusetts are looking to expand the team of volunteers for the 2018 tax season by recruiting volunteers. The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program offers free tax filing help for those who need it most, especially adults 50 and older, during the tax season.   AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers receive training and continued support in a welcoming environment. There are a variety of roles for …

Say Hello to AARP Massachusetts at the 37th Annual Melrose Victorian Fair

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Join AARP Massachusetts at the 2017 Melrose Victorian Fair!  Attending the annual Melrose Victorian Fair, sponsored by the Melrose Chamber of Commerce, is a tradition for many people in Massachusetts. This year, the 37th Victorian Fair takes place on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., along Main Street, in Melrose, MA 02176. (A severe weather date is Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017.) AARP Massachusetts will be at the Fair again this year, along with a pop-up photo …

Learn if Self-Employment is Right For You at ‘Work for Yourself@50+’

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Ever Dreamed of Being Your Own Boss? Are you 50 or older and looking for ways to improve your current financial situation and also pave the way to greater financial security down the road? For many Americans, this can mean self-employment and entrepreneurship though side gigs, freelancing, contracted services, or staring a small business or microbusiness. If you’re considering self-employment, you may be wondering where to start. AARP Foundation’s Work for Yourself@50+ program is specifically designed to help people age …

Discover Your ‘What’s Next?’ at a Life Reimagined Checkup!

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Designed with Baby-Boomers in mind, the AARP Life Reimagined program is about a renewed sense of purpose, the confidence to pursue a passion or take a new direction. Life Reimagined is here to help you navigate life’s changes and challenges – big or small. Explore our always-free tools, articles and courses to discover what’s possible and live the life you want. It’s a new way of thinking about what’s next in your life through a powerful step-by-step approach to help you discover …

Bring Your Dancing Shoes for ‘Stardust’ on AARP Massachusetts Night at Boston City Hall Plaza

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You’re invited to AARP Massachusetts Night on Boston’s City Hall Plaza on Wednesday, Aug. 16, to enjoy the sounds of Stardust as part of the Dorothy Curran Wednesday Night Concert Series. Now celebrating 45 years as Boston’s longest-running outdoor concert series, the Wednesday evening performances feature entertainment for music lovers of all ages. This series is presented by Mayor Walsh in partnership with the Boston Parks & Recreation Department and the Mayor’s Office of Tourism, Sports, & Entertainment (aka the Mayor’s …

Enjoy Baseball with AARP Massachusetts at the Lowell Spinners

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Let’s PLAY BALL! Join us for AARP Night at the Lowell Spinners for an evening of fun and baseball. We’ll be there on two dates — Wednesday, Aug. 9, and Wednesday, Aug. 30 — bringing you a chance to get tickets at special pricing, and an opportunity to get to know us and the programs we can bring to your community! Be sure to stop by our table to say hello and learn more!     WHAT: AARP Night at the Lowell …

Come to a HomeFit Workshop in Ipswich!

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As they age, most people want to remain living in their homes for as long as they can. But will their homes safely age along with them? The AARP HomeFit Workshop, part of AARP Livable Communities programming, teaches people how to make modifications to their homes, thereby allowing them to safely “age in place.” Changes range from simple, no cost solutions to larger, more expensive retrofits. Join AARP Massachusetts at the Ipswich Senior Center on Friday, Aug. 18, 1:30 p.m., for a free …

Free Shredding Event in Hudson

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All are invited to a free shredding event, brought to you by AARP Massachusetts! According to the AARP Fraud Watch Network, shredding remains one of the best ways to safely dispose of no-longer-needed confidential documents — which is a powerful deterrent against ID (identity) theft. Our next shredding event takes place in Hudson on Saturday, Aug. 12, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. , 2017. Complete details are below.   All shredding is done onsite by New England Security Shredders. Please limit your shredding to 3 boxes. This event is free …

Volunteer with AARP, Generations Incorporated as a Literacy Tutor for Area Schoolchildren

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Interested in a community-level volunteer opportunity that can truly make a difference in the life of a child and his or her future? We’re looking for people to be paired as volunteer literacy tutors to help children attending school in Boston and Revere improve their reading and literacy skills. At AARP Massachusetts, we work with Generations Incorporated, a highly regarded 25 year-old nonprofit organization in Greater Boston and the Massachusetts affiliate of AARP Foundation Experience Corps. Generations Incorporated matches volunteers with individual children who attend one of  …

Tell Your Legislators: Support Fee Removal on Credit Report Security Freeze

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  NEW ACTION ALERT! As we announced earlier this year, AARP Massachusetts is supporting legislation that would remove fees to place or remove a credit report security freeze, which is an easy way Massachusetts residents can help protect themselves from identity (ID) theft and fraud. When we issued an Action Alert, asking you to contact your legislators to urge them to sign on as sponsors of this legislation, you did so with great results! The legislation has been filed in both …