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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Attend a Life Reimagined Checkup for Your Life

Posted on 04/1/2015 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

At AARP, Real Possibilities means that anything is possible and that age doesn’t define people. In fact, we believe that age and experience can expand—not limit—possibilities. Figuring out those possibilities is where AARP’s Life Reimagined program comes in. Life Reimagined is like a personalized guidance system. You start where you are in your life, and— through a series of fun, simple exercises—see where the possibilities lead you. With a Life Reimagined Checkup you’ll get a personalized approach that helps you …

Discover Your ‘What’s Next?’ Moment: Attend an Upcoming Life Reimagined Checkup!

Posted on 03/13/2015 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

At AARP, Real Possibilities means that anything is possible and that age doesn’t define people. In fact, we believe that age and experience can expand—not limit—possibilities. Figuring out those possibilities is where AARP’s Life Reimagined program comes in. Life Reimagined is like a personalized guidance system. You start where you are in your life, and— through a series of fun, simple exercises—see where the possibilities lead you. With a Life Reimagined Checkup you’ll get a personalized approach that helps you …

Join Upcoming AARP Conference Call to Learn About the Governor’s Budget for Fiscal 2016

Posted on 03/12/2015 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

On Wednesday, March 4, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker released his budget recommendations for the 2016 fiscal year. The $38 billion spending plan for the upcoming fiscal year is the governor’s first budget proposal and provides some insights about his priorities, which include curbing state spending in MassHealth, increasing education funding, and creating new jobs and economic competitiveness. The governor made budget recommendations that provide increased funding for several key programs and services that are central to the health, safety, and …

Join AARP Massachusetts As a Social Media Volunteer!

Posted on 03/11/2015 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Want to volunteer with AARP Massachusetts from the comfort of your computer keyboard? It’s easy: Become one of our Social Media Volunteers by ‘Liking’ us on Facebook and ‘Following’ us on Twitter. Keep in touch with what’s happening here at the state office by monitoring both of our social platforms. Be the first to know about sweepstakes we run and upcoming events we’re planning. And by simply ‘liking’ and share our Facebook content, and ‘favoriting’ and RTing our Twitter tweets, you’ll …

Learn to Protect Yourself from Scams, Fraud, and Identity Theft: Join Us in Plymouth!

Posted on 03/11/2015 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Concerned about becoming a victim of identity theft and/or a scam? It’s a very real concern; after all, con artists steal billions from Americans every year. Take action by joining us for a free discussion with the AARP Fraud Watch Network and learn how to spot and avoid identity theft and fraud to protect yourself and your family. It’s free of charge for everyone — members, non-members and people of all ages. Because at AARP, we’re committed to safeguarding Americans’ financial futures.   …

Join Us at the Fourth Annual “LGBT Elders in an Ever-Changing World” Conference in Salem

Posted on 03/6/2015 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

AARP, in conjunction with Salem State University, the LGBT Aging Project, North Shore Elder Services, Over the Rainbow Coalition, and Care Dimensions, is proud to be a sponsor of the LGBT Elders in an Ever-Changing World fourth annual Conference in Salem, MA, which takes place on Friday, March 20 at Salem State University. The event is an interdisciplinary practice and policy conference primarily for those who work with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender older adults and caregivers. The daylong conference includes …