Join Us in Boston for “The Power of Bay Staters 50+: Business and Policy Implications for 2015 and Beyond”

Posted on 11/24/2014 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Advocacy Americans 50+ represent a  powerful new force changing the face of America, and with 106 million strong this group is  responsible for $1.7 trillion in economic activity — a figure that is expected to reach well over $13.5 trillion in real terms by 2032. Join AARP Massachusetts for a lively discussion on important new research about this segment of the population, called: “The Longevity Economy: Generating Economic Growth and New Opportunities for Business,” and weigh in on the implications and opportunities …

Ready for Your Financial Future? Free Planning Event Features Tim Murray, Worcester Chamber of Commerce CEO and former Lt. Governor

Posted on 11/24/2014 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Advocacy Are you ready for your financial future? Whatever your retirement goals, achieving them requires preparation. Take control of your financial security by attending the AARP Massachusetts “Ready for Your Future? Tools to Achieve Financial Security” event on Dec. 1 in Worcester. In addition to receiving free resources and learning about our free online tools, you’ll hear from experts in the areas of personal finance and Social Security. The guest speaker is Tim Murray, president and CEO, Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce and former Massachusetts …

Join Our Advocacy Team! Attend an Informational Session to Learn More

Posted on 11/21/2014 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Advocacy AARP Massachusetts is looking for AARP members to be part of our Advocacy Team and assist our efforts to protect important programs like Social Security and Medicare.   We’re currently looking for volunteers to serve on two geographically-specific Advocacy teams in two regions: the Massachusetts State Advocacy Team, which covers the greater Boston area, and the Congressional District 9 Team, which includes the communities of Barnstable, Bourne, Brewster, Chatham, Dennis, Eastham, Falmouth, Harwich, Mashpee, Orleans, Provincetown, Sandwich, Truro, Wellfleet, and Yarmouth.   …

AARP Recognizes Silent Army; Launches “I Heart Caregivers” website

Posted on 11/10/2014 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Advocacy November is Family Caregivers Month November marks National Family Caregivers Month, a time to recognize the 42 million Americans, 1.3 million in Massachusetts, who help care for aging parents, spouses and other loved ones so they can remain at home – as opposed to costly institutions. In Massachusetts alone, family caregivers provide unpaid care valued at a staggering $10.6 billion annually. Today, the average family caregiver is a 49-year-old female, who takes care of a 77-year-old woman – usually her …

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 …