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Melissa Fuller

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Hello! I am the Jr. Program Specialist at AARP MA.

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Volunteer with AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program

Posted on 09/20/2013 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, the nation’s largest, free tax assistance and preparation program, is looking for people like you, to help thousands of older, middle- and low-income Massachusetts residents ease tax-time stress. With special attention to those age 60 and older, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide provides face-to-face assistance at nearly 250 sites across Massachusetts. “In all the years I have been doing taxes for people the greatest joy comes from helping older folk do their taxes correctly and promptly,” said Dave Christopherson …

Social Security Turns 78!

Posted on 08/13/2013 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

On the eve of the 78th anniversary of the creation of Social Security, which provides an average monthly retirement benefit of $1,173 to more than one million Massachusetts residents (pdf), AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond issued the following statement: “In the years since President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the legislation creating Social Security, it has become the foundation of retirement security in America, lifting tens of millions of seniors, as well as widows, children and people with disabilities, out of …

Spirited instructors teach AARP MA Driver Safety classes

Posted on 07/1/2013 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

As students entered the community room at the Peabody Council on Aging, any anxiousness about sitting through a 5 hour driving course was eased as they greeted the instructor in a bright yellow jacket with a bright white smile. Nancy Doherty became a volunteer instructor for AARP Driver Safety in 2004, after taking a course near her town. She appreciated the variety of people, personalities and age groups the course brought together, and decided to make AARP Driver Safety her …

You Still Have Time! Andrus Award Nominations Deadline Extended to June 14

Posted on 05/31/2013 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

AARP Massachusetts is seeking nominations for its 2013 AARP State Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors 50+ Massachusetts residents who are sharing their 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 the country,” says Linda Fitzgerald, state president of AARP Massachusetts, which serves more than 800,000 members age 50 and older in the commonwealth. “We want to recognize Massachusetts …

Voters’ Guide to Special Elections

Posted on 05/29/2013 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Having trouble getting through the political campaign clutter? AARP is committed to helping you get the facts you need to choose candidates who reflect your values. We are non-partisan – we don’t support or oppose any political candidates or contribute any money to campaigns or political action committees. Our priority is ensuring you know where the candidates stand before you cast your vote. Click the link below to learn the views of Massachusetts’ candidates for US Senate: United States Senate …

Help Keep Elder Issues Funded in the Senate

Posted on 05/21/2013 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

The Senate’s budget proposal has been released with several positive results! This is the last chance to highlight the importance of elder issues before the ink permantly dries it and the budget goes to conference committee.   Tomorrow the Massachusetts Senate will begin its debate to decide what programs and services get funded – and what gets cut – in the next fiscal year.    Contact your senator to ensure older adults may have access to the services that help …