BREAKING NEWS: MA Legislature Passes the CARE Act!

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In terrific news for family caregivers in Massachusetts, today, the Massachusetts Legislature enacted House Bill 3911, An Act Establishing the Caregiver Advise, Record, and Enable (CARE) Act! Thank you to our hard-working volunteer advocates and e-activists for all of your phone calls, tweets, emails, and more. Special thanks to the bill sponsors, Rep. Chris Walsh (D-Framingham) and Sen. Linda Dorcena Forry (D-Dorchester). The final step is for the bill to be signed into law by Gov. Charlie Baker. CLICK HERE to join us in asking …

You’re Invited to Our AARP Massachusetts Open House!

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You are cordially invited to attend the AARP Massachusetts Open House on Thursday Dec. 15, from 4-7 p.m., at our offices at One Beacon St., Suite 2301, Boston, MA 02108. Come help us celebrate the end of a very busy and successful year! Enjoy food, beverages, and dramatic evening views of the Boston skyline from our newly-renovated large conference room. Enjoy conversations with new and old friends and colleagues, and meet other AARP members. This event is open to all …

TIME IS RUNNING OUT: Massachusetts Family Caregivers Need the CARE Act Passed Before Year End!

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There are only a few weeks left until House Bill 3911, An Act Establishing the Caregiver Advise, Record, and Enable (CARE) Act, must be signed before the current legislative session ends. The bill is waiting in the Massachusetts House for a final step to passage, and family caregivers in Massachusetts can’t wait another session for help. Right now, more than 844,000 Bay State residents are providing in-home care for an aging parent or loved. This home-based care is allowing those loved ones to remain …

Help Reduce Medicare Fraud by Joining the Senior Medicare Patrol

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Medicare fraud costs American taxpayers more than $60 billion annually. AARP helps reduce Medicare fraud by supporting the efforts of the Massachusetts Senior Medicare Patrol (MA SMP) Program.* The mission of the MA SMP Program is to reduce healthcare errors, fraud, and abuse by training volunteers through its Senior Medicare Patrol program. These SMP volunteers then work with Medicare beneficiaries, and their family members and caregivers to encourage them to do the following: Keep a Personal Health Care Journal Review …

AARP Financial Security Resources and Tools

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AARP is working to ensure you have the resources and tools you need to take charge of your future by offering free and unbiased information as you work, plan, and save for the real possibility of long-term financial security. Following are free tools and resources to help you get started, based on the following Categories: Credit Card Debt; Social Security; Retirement Planning; Work and Encore Entrepreneurship Resources; and Work and Jobs.  CALCULATORS AARP offers a variety of free and easy …

Consider Polishing Your Skills With a Driver Safety Class

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To keep everyone safe on the roads and highways of the Granite State, consider brushing up on your driving skills by taking the AARP Smart Driver Course through the AARP Driver Safety Program. Participants can take the course in a classroom or online to refresh defensive driving skills. The course covers changes in traffic rules and new devices — such as flashing yellow turn arrows, highway on-ramp meters, and traffic circles or “roundabouts.” The course fee is $15 for AARP members …

Free Tax Assistance Offered Through AARP Foundation Tax-Aide

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AARP Foundation provides free tax assistance, preparation, and filing for Massachusetts taxpayers with low to moderate incomes through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation There are more than 5,000 AARP Foundation Tax-Aide locations in neighborhood libraries, malls, banks, community centers, and senior centers. There’s no fee and no sales pitch for other services.  To find a location in New Hampshire, use our course locator. We also offer online Tax-Aide …

Enjoy a free Movies for Grownups Screening of “Southside With You”

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AARP members and nonmembers are invited to a free AARP Movies for Grownups screening of Southside with You, the film inspired by President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama’s first date, on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Tickets are free but registration is required. Register here! Southside with You chronicles the summer 1989 afternoon when the future President of the United States of America, Barack Obama, wooed his future First Lady on an epic date across Chicago’s South Side. This …

Enter our Caregiving Video Contest and Sweepstakes!

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In honor of November as National Family Caregivers Month, Create the Good from AARP is sponsoring a unique way to nominate and honor a caregiver. We’re sponsoring 25 Days, 25 Ways to Care, a contest and sweepstakes in which you create and submit a short video of your favorite caregiver. The award is a $2,500 donation to a charity of the caregiver’s choice! To enter the 25 Days, 25 Ways to Care contest and sweepstakes, participants nominate an individual who does …

AARP Will Continue Fighting to Protect Social Security, Medicare

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We’ve been hearing from many of you about Medicare and Social Security — and we are listening. Rest assured we will do everything we can to protect your hard-earned benefits. For nearly 60 years, AARP has been fighting to ensure hard working Americans get the benefits they’ve earned. In 2005 we successfully beat back Social Security privatization.   Once the new President and Congress are sworn in, we will judge any future legislation based on our principles: MEDICARE SOCIAL SECURITY …