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Melissa Fuller


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

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Ann Cambra of Rochester, MA, Named Recipient of the 2015 Andrus Award for Community Service

Posted on 09/7/2015 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Ann Cambra is the recipient of the 2015 AARP Massachusetts Andrus Award for Community Service, the association’s most prestigious and visible state volunteer award for community service. The award is named for Ethel Percy Andrus, the founder of AARP. The award was presented to Cambra at a ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 10 at the Rochester Senior Center. Cambra will donate the $1,500 award prize to Mission to Liberia, the charitable organization of her choice. UPDATED 09/10/15, 5 P.M.: Ann Cambra, a …

Volunteer Spotlight: Kellianne Erath, Money Management Program Volunteer

Posted on 03/5/2015 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Over the past seven years, Kellianne Erath of Framingham has helped more than 14 Bay State residents manage some of the most private details of their lives — their finances. Erath, along with more than 1,000 other volunteers, dedicates her time and skills to help others through the Massachusetts Money Management Program. The Massachusetts Money Management Program (MMMP) assists individuals of limited income who are unable to manage their own finances by assigning trained volunteers to help them organize financial …

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 …