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Leslie Siphers

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Leslie is the Program Specialist in the AARP Massachusetts state office

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Advocacy Alert: Email Your Senator to Support Important Amendments in Budget Vote this Week

Posted on 05/20/2014 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Beginning Wednesday, May 21, 2014, the Massachusetts State Senate will begin debate on numerous budgetary line items and amendments as the legislative body moves toward a final vote on the Commonwealth’s Fiscal 2015 budget. AARP Massachusetts is keeping a watchful eye on the following important budget amendments, which include programs and services of special interest to Massachusetts residents age 50+ and their families: Amendment #99: The Uniform Adult Guardianship amendment would establish the Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction …

Advocacy Update: Massachusetts Elder Lobby Day on Beacon Hill

Posted on 03/28/2014 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Here’s an update on this week’s advocacy work from the AARP Massachusetts state office. Elder Lobby Day On Monday, March 24, 16 AARP volunteers joined more than 400 senior rights activists (many of whom were self-identified AARP members) at the State House for Massachusetts Elder Lobby Day. Sponsors of Elder Lobby Day included Mass Home Care, Mass Senior Action Council, MA Councils on Aging, The Caring Force Home Care Aide Council, Mass Human Services Provider’s Council, Mass Association of Older …

Advocacy Update: Please Join Us for Massachusetts Elder Lobby Day

Posted on 03/7/2014 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

AARP Massachusetts is joining more than a dozen other organizations as sponsors of Massachusetts Elder Lobby Day on March 24. This event is f orelders and the workers who care for them, and you’re invited!         The program features a variety of sponsors/speakers who will give brief remarks during the first hour. Following is a partial list: Mass Home Care, The Caring Force Home Care Aide Council, AARP Massachusetts AARP Massachusetts Mass Senior Action Council,  Mass Councils …

Caring for a Loved One in Another State? Share Your Story With Us, and Follow This Pending Legislation

Posted on 02/17/2014 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

If you live in Massachusetts and are caring for an adult in another state, you know from red tape and paperwork. You’ll also want to keep reading… The Massachusetts legislature has a bill pending that would make it easier for many Bay State families to care for their loved ones by cutting through unnecessary red tape and ending complicated and needless legal hassles. House Bill No. 1366, sponsored by Representative Anne Gobi (D-Spencer), is An Act Relative to Uniform Adult …

Advocacy Update: Possible Fare Increases for The RIDE; Legislature Approves Funding for Heating Assistance, Prescription Advantage

Posted on 02/14/2014 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Hello everyone and Happy Friday! Here’s a brief update on our state advocacy work for the past week:   Proposed Fare Increases for The RIDE AARP Massachusetts along with 14 other organizations wrote to the MBTA Board of Directors in opposition to a 5 percent increase to The RIDE’s premium service fare. The letter and oral testimony were delivered to the board on Wednesday, Feb. 12, and copies of the letter are being mailed directly to Gov. Patrick, Secretary Davey, MBTA General …

Advocacy Update: Gov. Patrick State of the State, Proposed Budget; Approved Farm Bill=$8 Billion in SNAP Cuts; Legislative ACTION ALERT

Posted on 01/31/2014 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Hello all, Happy Friday! Here’s a brief update on our state and federal advocacy work from the past week. Governor Patrick’s 2014 State of the State Address On Tuesday, January 28, Governor Deval Patrick delivered his seventh and final State of the State address to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Video and full transcripts of the address can be found at WBUR. The governor included one reference to aging policy in his address, stating:  “Today, we’re helping people with disabilities earn …