Ready for Your Financial Future? Attend our Springfield Event and Get Your Questions Answered

Posted on 10/1/2014 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Advocacy | Events | Massachusetts Take control of your future financial security by learning about AARP’s free resources and online tools, and hear from experts regarding financial and Social Security issues. In today’s economic climate, you know you can’t count on Social Security alone to have the retirement you want. After decades of hard work, you want financial independence and security to enjoy your future. Will you be spending more time with family; indulging in a new hobby; traveling; volunteering; or working part-time?  Whatever your …

DEADLINE EXTENDED! Want to Be AARP Massachusetts’ Top Volunteer Leader? Apply Now!

Posted on 10/1/2014 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Massachusetts | Press & News Media | Volunteering We’ve extended the deadline in our search for a volunteer leader to serve as our new state president! Applications are now being accepted through 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014. See below for a job description, our selection criteria, and an application form.  The state president works in collaboration with AARP Massachusetts State Director Mike Festa to achieve the Association’s vision, mission, and strategic priorities in the state, and serves as chairperson of the AARP Massachusetts Executive Council.  The Council, …

New Law Clarifies Guardianship Conflicts

Posted on 10/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Home & Family | Massachusetts A new state law makes it easier in an increasingly mobile society for a guardian to provide for an incapacitated adult, no matter where they live. The uniform guardianship law clarifies which court has jurisdiction when a guardian and protected person live in different states or move across state lines. The law also makes it easier to transfer guardianship to someone in another state with less expense and delay. In addition, it could deter “granny snatching”—moving a vulnerable adult across …

“Reinvest in You” in With Life Reimagined and More in Wellesley

Posted on 09/29/2014 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Events | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Massachusetts | Press & News Media | Volunteering AARP Massachusetts Participates in Wellesley Council on Aging Event Highlighting Health and Wellness for the 50+ population The Wellesley Council on Aging and the Friends of Wellesley Council on Aging will host the ‘Reinvest in You’ Conference and Expo —  bringing together experts, including AARP Massachusetts, to provide ideas and options for healthy, fun, and vibrant aging — at Wellesley High School on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event is free and open to all.       …

Marilyn Henderson Honored with 2014 Andrus Award for Volunteering, Community Service

Posted on 09/24/2014 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Events | Home & Family | Massachusetts | Press & News Media | Volunteering It all began with counting the receipts from church envelopes when she was 12. That’s Marilyn Henderson’s recollection of her first volunteering experience, though she laughs and says the term is a bit of a misnomer since her mother signed her, and her four older sisters, up for the task. What would follow for Henderson, an Easton resident, is a rich life of giving back and volunteering wherever and whenever she saw a need. This week, AARP Massachusetts honored Henderson, …

Massachusetts Commission on LGBT Aging Offers Discussion on History, Law, and Identity Politics in the U.S.

Posted on 09/5/2014 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Advocacy | Events | Health & Wellbeing | Massachusetts | Press & News Media Join Sen. Patricia Jehlen, Rep. James O’Day, members of the Massachusetts Commission on LGBT Aging, and Temple University Professor Nancy Knauer, for a lively discussion on history, law, and identity politics, and how to advocate for LGBT residents who are 50+. The meeting takes place on Wednesday, Sept. 10 at 10:30 a.m. in the Member’s Lounge at the State House. Knauer, the I. Herman Stern professor of law and director of Law & Public Policy Programs at Temple University, is …