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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Meet Your Favorite American Idol Finalist and Go Backstage at the Live Tour in Boston!

Posted on 07/3/2014 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Are you a fan of American Idol? Do you dream about seeing your favorite contestants up close? Well today may be your lucky day… The American Idol Live Tour is stopping in Boston on Wednesday July 9 and we have tickets and backstage passes to give away, allowing you to meet the 10 finalists from American Idol Season 13! We’re giving away a total of 5 pairs of tickets and backstage passes (two tickets & two backstage passes per winner) through …

You’re Invited! AARP Massachusetts and Movies for Grownups Host Free Film Event and Food Drive

Posted on 07/2/2014 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

AARP Massachusetts invites you and a guest to a free AARP Movies for Grownups pre-release screening on Thursday, July 10, of And So It Goes, a new film starring Diane Keaton and Michael Douglas. Come enjoy the film and meet AARP Massachusetts staff, volunteers, and fellow AARP MA members at the event. We’ll have a table there with information about what we’re offering in your community and throughout the state to help every 50+ Massachusetts resident live his or her …

Find Your ‘What’s Next?’ Through a Life Reimagined Check-Up

Posted on 06/30/2014 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. Perhaps you’re still working but looking to incorporate volunteer work into your life. Perhaps you’re retired but itching to do more and give back. Maybe you’ve always wanted to venture out on your own—in a business or personal sense—but haven’t had the courage or belief in yourself. Or perhaps you’re out of work and …

AARP Massachusetts Issues Statement on State Fiscal 2015 Budget

Posted on 06/30/2014 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

In reaction to this week’s passage by the Massachusetts Legislature of the $36.5 billion Fiscal Year 2015 state budget proposal, Michael E. Festa, state director of AARP Massachusetts – which serves more than 800,000 residents age 50 and older in the Commonwealth – issued the following statement: “AARP commends the Massachusetts Legislature for funding key provisions central to the health, safety, and financial security of the state’s 50+ population. “The vast majority of older Americans want to live independently, at home and in …

AARP Launches Search for America’s Top Boomer Talent with Boomer Superstar Contest

Posted on 06/23/2014 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Powered by American Idol® Love!, Contest Will Search for Undiscovered Baby Boomers with Star Quality and Amazing Voices Calling all Baby Boomers looking to become America’s next big singing sensation: AARP is launching a national search to make one lucky person’s dream a reality while showing that talent is ageless. Powered by American Idol® Live!, AARP’s Boomer Superstar contest is open to anyone born between 1946 and 1964 and gives Boomers the chance to compete for a $5,000 prize and …

HURRY! Select Discount Tickets Available for “An Evening With Al Pacino” in Boston!

Posted on 06/20/2014 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

AARP Massachusetts is pleased to offer discounts on selected seats to “An Evening With Al Pacino,” on Friday, June 27, at 8 p.m. at the Citi Performing Arts Center Wang Theatre, 270 Tremont St., in  Boston. The event “will celebrate one of the most acclaimed careers in acting history in an intimate theatre setting, with the actor himself, as he shares his passion for acting and directing,” according to the Citi Performing Arts Center write-up about the event. Presented in …