AARP Massachusetts Announces Four Age-Friendly/Livable Communities Grant Recipients

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-10-17T16:46:52+00:00">October 17, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-10-17T16:49:36+00:00">October 17, 2017</time> by AARP Massachusetts

Since so many worthy projects were submitted to the nationwide AARP Community Challenge Grants program earlier this year, AARP Massachusetts is pleased to announce that four additional projects have been funded through monies set aside locally for Age-Friendly community projects in Massachusetts. The four recipient organizations and related projects are detailed below. Background: AARP Massachusetts announced the first-ever Community Challenge Grants program earlier this year, working in collaboration with communities across the state. The grant program was part of AARP’s nationwide Livable Communities initiative, which aims to make …

Help MA Family Caregivers: Urge U.S. House Members to Co-Sponsor the RAISE Act

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-10-11T19:01:05+00:00">October 11, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-10-11T19:03:23+00:00">October 11, 2017</time> by AARP Massachusetts

AARP is pleased to endorse the bipartisan Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act (H.R. 3759) that will create a strategy to support family caregivers. The Senate recently passed the RAISE Act in a unanimous vote, which AARP applauded. U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D) was a Senate co-sponsor of the bill. Now it’s time for the House to do the same by approving H.R. 3759 — and you can help by calling your U.S. Representative and urging her/him to …

Considering Self-Employment? Attend ‘Work for Yourself @50+’ in Cambridge!

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-10-11T17:43:10+00:00">October 11, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-10-11T18:25:18+00:00">October 11, 2017</time> by AARP Massachusetts

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, hosted by the Center for Women & …

Learn to Prevent Fraud, Scams, and ID Theft at Newton Free Library Event

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-10-11T17:25:29+00:00">October 11, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-10-11T17:26:15+00:00">October 11, 2017</time> by AARP Massachusetts

Did you know that every 2 seconds someone’s identity is stolen. Fight back with help from the AARP Fraud Watch Network. Join us for a discussion at the Newton Free Library on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, from 7-8 p.m., and learn how to spot and avoid identity theft and fraud so you can protect yourself and your family. The event, which is free of charge and everyone — members, non-members and people of all ages —  is sponsored by AARP Massachusetts, …

Secure Your Financial Future at ‘Invest in Yourself – Focus on Your Future’ in Worcester

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-10-11T13:39:53+00:00">October 11, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-10-11T16:38:07+00:00">October 11, 2017</time> by AARP Massachusetts

You want to make the most of your future. That’s why AARP Massachusetts is providing free, unbiased information that will help you think smarter about your finances and plan for your “what’s next,” all so you can choose how you live as you age. Join us for Invest in Yourself — Focus on Your Future, a free event that will help you plan your financial future, on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the Hilton Garden Inn, 35 …

LOCAL OFFERS: Theatre, Dance, and More for AARP Members/Guests!

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-10-02T06:13:00+00:00">October 2, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-10-05T19:32:19+00:00">October 5, 2017</time> by AARP Massachusetts

The arts scene in Boston is among the best in the state when it comes to world-class theatre, ballet, and other professional shows, as well as cultural and sporting events. We’ve worked with area venues to bring these terrific offers on Boston-areas events to AARP members and their guests.  Take a look at what’s coming up, and keep checking back here often as new events are always being added!         The Hip Hop Nutcracker A holiday mash-up …

VIDEO: Resources for Small Businesses with AARP and the Small Business Administration

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-09-30T11:37:59+00:00">September 30, 2017</time> by AARP Massachusetts

Thinking of starting your own business? Have a great concept but no idea where to begin? We recently invited Bob Nelson, Massachusetts District Director for the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), to sit down with Kara Cohen, Community Outreach Director for AARP Massachusetts, to discuss free resources for entrepreneurs, including training, mentoring, loan and financing information, and more. Watch the video here, and check out the links below to the numerous free resources available to help small business owners, from …

Visit the AARP Massachusetts Booth at the 2017 Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-09-25T14:41:44+00:00">September 25, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-09-27T16:54:40+00:00">September 27, 2017</time> by AARP Massachusetts

Come into town this weekend and enjoy Boston’s premier music fest at the 2017 Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival, on Saturday, September 30, 2017, from 2-6 p.m.  The Festival, which is free, takes place on Columbus Avenue, west of Massachusetts Avenue, for six blocks to Burke Street, in Boston. AARP Massachusetts will be there with free resources, giveaways, and information about all of our programs, such as the Fraud Watch Network and HomeFit, and offerings related to health, financial security, and more. We’ll …

TAKE ACTION: Tell Your House Member to Dump the Fees for a Credit Report Security Freeze

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-09-18T09:56:51+00:00">September 18, 2017</time> by AARP Massachusetts

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 the …

Free Shredding Event in Worcester

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-09-09T07:00:05+00:00">September 9, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-09-19T14:25:07+00:00">September 19, 2017</time> by AARP Massachusetts

  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 Worcester on Saturday, Oct. 7, 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 5 boxes per person. This event …