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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Volunteer with AARP Massachusetts and Help Those 50+ Realize ‘Real Possibilities!’

Posted on 12/12/2014 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Whether you have just a little time to give or a lot, our Advocacy and Outreach volunteer opportunities present many ways for you to give back to your community.       ADVOCACY Make your voice heard at the State House and in Washington, DC, by helping advance our work on legislation and policy that directly impacts residents 50+ in Massachusetts. At the State House, AARP is a strong advocate for Massachusetts families on key issues, including improving health care access, …

AARP Massachusetts Hosts Leadership Forum on the Buying Power of the State’s 50+ Population

Posted on 12/11/2014 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Just how much economic activity in Massachusetts is generated by people over age 50? Business owners and policymakers might be surprised: Across the nation, the aging population has proven to be an important and vital source of economic growth. This growing and powerful population—comprised of boomers and the first of the millennials to turn 50—is active, creative, and working longer, and will fuel economic growth for years to come. Join AARP Massachusetts, thought leaders, and area policymakers at a breakfast …

Join Us in Boston for “The Power of Bay Staters 50+: Business and Policy Implications for 2015 and Beyond”

Posted on 11/24/2014 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Americans 50+ represent a  powerful new force changing the face of America, and with 106 million strong this group is  responsible for $1.7 trillion in economic activity — a figure that is expected to reach well over $13.5 trillion in real terms by 2032. Join AARP Massachusetts for a lively discussion on important new research about this segment of the population, called: “The Longevity Economy: Generating Economic Growth and New Opportunities for Business,” and weigh in on the implications and opportunities …

Ready for Your Financial Future? Free Planning Event Features Tim Murray, Worcester Chamber of Commerce CEO and former Lt. Governor

Posted on 11/24/2014 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Are you ready for your financial future? Whatever your retirement goals, achieving them requires preparation. Take control of your financial security by attending the AARP Massachusetts “Ready for Your Future? Tools to Achieve Financial Security” event on Dec. 1 in Worcester. In addition to receiving free resources and learning about our free online tools, you’ll hear from experts in the areas of personal finance and Social Security. The guest speaker is Tim Murray, president and CEO, Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce and former Massachusetts …

Join Our Advocacy Team! Attend an Informational Session to Learn More

Posted on 11/21/2014 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

AARP Massachusetts is looking for AARP members to be part of our Advocacy Team and assist our efforts to protect important programs like Social Security and Medicare.   We’re currently looking for volunteers to serve on two geographically-specific Advocacy teams in two regions: the Massachusetts State Advocacy Team, which covers the greater Boston area, and the Congressional District 9 Team, which includes the communities of Barnstable, Bourne, Brewster, Chatham, Dennis, Eastham, Falmouth, Harwich, Mashpee, Orleans, Provincetown, Sandwich, Truro, Wellfleet, and Yarmouth.   …

Join Our Encore Entrepreneurial “Matchmaking” Event in Pittsfield

Posted on 11/18/2014 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Are you an entrepreneur? Perhaps you’ve got a business idea and a plan, but need capital. Or, you’ve got a solid idea, but need help completing a fledgling business plan. Whatever that stage of your entrepreneurial aspirations, join us at our encore entrepreneurial “matchmaking” event in Pittsfield on Tuesday, Dec. 2, from 1-4 p.m., and get the help you need to get your business off the ground. The afternoon will run like a speed-dating event, with an opportunity for each …