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

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

Advocacy 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 …

New Law Clarifies Guardianship Conflicts

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

Advocacy 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 …

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 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 …

It’s a Law! AARP Massachusetts Lauds Gov. Deval Patrick for Signing Uniform Adult Guardianship into Law

Posted on 08/6/2014 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Advocacy Massachusetts lightened the load for family caregivers today with the pen stroke of Gov. Deval Patrick, who signed the Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act (UAGPPJA) into law. With the new law, officially known as Chapter 225 of the Acts of 2014, Massachusetts becomes the 39th state plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, to adopt rules making it easier for family caregivers whose loved ones live outside the state, or who live in another state themselves and …

AARP Massachusetts Praises Massachusetts Legislators for Passage of Uniform Adult Guardianship Act (UAGPPJA)

Posted on 07/31/2014 by | Massachusetts | Comments

Advocacy Bill now heads to Governor Deval Patrick’s desk for signature into law.  Massachusetts crossed a major hurdle today when the House of Representatives passed the Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act (UAGPPJA). If the bill is signed into law, Massachusetts would join 38 other states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico in adopting a model set of rules to make it easier for family caregivers to provide care across state lines. “Thanks to the leadership of Speaker …

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

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

Advocacy 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 …