ACTION ALERT: Contact Your State Legislator to Urge Approval of Uniform Adult Guardianship!

Posted on 07/25/2014 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Advocacy | Massachusetts The Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act (UAGPPJA), known as Senate Bill No. 2249, was passed by the Massachusetts Senate and has been referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means. There is only one week left before the end of the legislative session, and it is vital that this bill is passed before July 31. Urgent! Ask your state representative to act on SB 2249. Contact your Massachusetts representative today! If this bill passes, it would …

AARP Massachusetts Praises State Senators for Support of Uniform Adult Guardianship Act (UAGPPJA)

Posted on 07/11/2014 by | Massachusetts | Comments

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Massachusetts | Press & News Media Excellent news! Massachusetts is one step closer to joining 38 other states in passing the Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act (UAGPPJA), and adopting a model set of rules to make it easier for family caregivers to provide care across state lines. “Thanks to the leadership of Senator Gale Candaras, Senate President Therese Murray and the unanimous support of the Massachusetts Senate, Massachusetts has made significant progress on the passage of the UAGPPJA to provide uniformity and reduce …

Meet Your Favorite American Idol Finalist and Go Backstage at the Live Tour in Boston!

Posted on 07/3/2014 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Events | Home & Family | Massachusetts | Press & News Media | Volunteering Are you a fan of American Idol? Do you dream about seeing your favorite contestants up close? Well today may be your lucky day… The American Idol Live Tour is stopping in Boston on Wednesday July 9 and we have tickets and backstage passes to give away, allowing you to meet the 10 finalists from American Idol Season 13! We’re giving away a total of 5 pairs of tickets and backstage passes (two tickets & two backstage passes per winner) through …

You’re Invited! AARP Massachusetts and Movies for Grownups Host Free Film Event and Food Drive

Posted on 07/2/2014 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Events | Massachusetts AARP Massachusetts invites you and a guest to a free AARP Movies for Grownups pre-release screening on Thursday, July 10, of And So It Goes, a new film starring Diane Keaton and Michael Douglas. Come enjoy the film and meet AARP Massachusetts staff, volunteers, and fellow AARP MA members at the event. We’ll have a table there with information about what we’re offering in your community and throughout the state to help every 50+ Massachusetts resident live his or her …

Find Your ‘What’s Next?’ Through a Life Reimagined Check-Up

Posted on 06/30/2014 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Events | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Massachusetts | Money & Work | Volunteering At AARP, “real possibilities” means that anything is possible and that age doesn’t define people. In fact, we believe that age and experience can expand—not limit—possibilities. Perhaps you’re still working but looking to incorporate volunteer work into your life. Perhaps you’re retired but itching to do more and give back. Maybe you’ve always wanted to venture out on your own—in a business or personal sense—but haven’t had the courage or belief in yourself. Or perhaps you’re out of work and …

AARP Massachusetts Issues Statement on State Fiscal 2015 Budget

Posted on 06/30/2014 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Advocacy | Massachusetts | Press & News Media In reaction to this week’s passage by the Massachusetts Legislature of the $36.5 billion Fiscal Year 2015 state budget proposal, Michael E. Festa, state director of AARP Massachusetts – which serves more than 800,000 residents age 50 and older in the Commonwealth – issued the following statement: “AARP commends the Massachusetts Legislature for funding key provisions central to the health, safety, and financial security of the state’s 50+ population. “The vast majority of older Americans want to live independently, at home and in …