Your Caregiving Story Matters: Add Your Voice to Help Massachusetts Caregivers

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Have you checked out I ♥ Caregivers yet? Already hundreds in Massachusetts and nationwide have shared their stories about the joys and challenges — as well as advice — about caring for those we love.   “I’ve sacrificed everything to care for my parents: finances, relationships, home, health … but I do my best to take care of myself … Caregiving is both the most difficult and most rewarding thing I’ve ever experienced. “ — Amy   Their stories are …

AARP Offers HomeFit Workshop in Worcester

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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 Worcester Senior Center on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 10-11:30 …

Come to a FREE Shredding Event in Revere, Charlestown, or Haverhill

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All are invited to attend one of three upcoming FREE shredding events, 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. The shredding events will take place in Revere on Friday, June 23, 2017; Charlestown on Tuesday, June 27, 2017; and Haverhill on Wednesday, June 28, 2017. Complete details are below.   NOTE: For all three events, all shredding …

Dr. Bill Thomas’ “ChangingAging” Tour to Visit 4 Sites in Massachusetts

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  The AARP-sponsored ChangingAging Tour will appear in Longmeadow, Chestnut Hill, Quincy, and Foxboro. Discounted tickets, purchased online using code “REALPOSS,” are available to AARP members and their guests. The following Tour descriptions are from the ChangingAging website: Our culture tells us that aging will change us against our will, and for the worse. Internationally acclaimed longevity expert Dr. Bill Thomas argues that this is false. Blending myth and science, live music and visuals, Dr. Bill Thomas’ 2017 ChangingAging Tour is a …

Filling Gaps in MassHealth: AARP Offers Testimony to Committee on Health Care Financing

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The Commonwealth is home to more than 1 million residents age 65 and over. Some of these people are both financially secure and healthy. However, a recent Massachusetts Commission on Elder Economic Security report highlighted that 6 in 10 single elders do not have the income to meet their basic needs. They are often aided by the MassHealth program, which includes Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). More than 1.89 million Massachusetts residents, many of whom are adults …

Encore Entrepreneurs: Consider Starting a New Business at 50-plus!

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A growing number of people over the age of 50 are known as “encore entrepreneurs,” in that they’re turning their ideas for small businesses into actionable plans. Whether you’re nearing retirement, or retired, or never plan to retire, if you’ve got an idea for small business you need help from experts. Please join AARP Massachusetts for two upcoming Encore Entrepreneur events: Thursday, June 8 in Roxbury, and Friday, June 16 in North Andover (details below). Both events are completely free, …

Join Us at the FREE ‘Your Health, Your Body, Your Self’ Event

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AARP Massachusetts, in collaboration with the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts, invites all to attend Your Health, Your Body, Your Self, a free, healthy-living event in Roxbury on Saturday, June 3, 2017. The event includes a complimentary breakfast. We’re also pleased to have Dr. Joseph Coughlin, director, MIT AgeLab, and serves on the AARP Board of Directors, serving as the event’s keynote speaker. The first 100 attendees will receive a copy of the new AARP book, Your Body: Secrets to Living Longer, Better …

Nominate a Volunteer for the 2017 AARP Andrus Award for Community Service

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Do you know some hard-working and unsung volunteers? People who regularly give back in their communities by offering their time and talent? If so, consider nominating them for the AARP Massachusetts 2017 AARP State Andrus Award for Community Service! This annual award honors  a 50+ Massachusetts resident who shares her or his experience, talent, and skills in ways that significantly enrich the lives of others. “AARP has long celebrated and recognized the achievement and important contributions of dedicated volunteers across …

Thank You to Our Terrific Volunteers!

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It’s National Volunteer Week – April 23-29, 2017 At AARP Massachusetts, we’re fortunate to have dedicated, enthusiastic, and dependable volunteers who assist us in myriad ways! While we THANK our volunteers as often as possible, National Volunteer Week, which runs from April 23-29, 2017, is a special time for us to applaud all the work our volunteers do. Enjoy this video slideshow, which shows images of just a few of our volunteers at various events: If you’re not already volunteering with us …

Fraud Watch Network Scam Alerts_042017

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AARP Massachusetts brings you news about scams involving IRS debt collection, the “Can You Hear Me?” scam, ongoing tech support scams, those at risk for investment fraud, and scammers preying on those receiving new Medicare cards. Read more and take heed! IRS Announces Use of Private Debt Collectors The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is now working with private debt collection agencies to recover unpaid tax debts. Scammers could attempt to capitalize on potential confusion created by this new development. Here’s …