Call Our Tele-Town Hall Tonight To Discuss Long-Distance Guardianship Bill

Call Our Tele-Town Hall Tonight To Discuss Long-Distance Guardianship Bill

Posted on 04/16/2014 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Advocacy Are you a caregiver for someone who lives in another state? Have you gone through the lengthy and expensive court proceedings to become this person’s legal guardian? If so, do you know that, currently, the legal guardianship you’ve established in another state is not recognized in Massachusetts? Help AARP Massachusetts change this by joining the conversation about passing the Uniform Adult Guardianship bill currently before the Massachusetts state legislature. If passed, the Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act …

AARP Testifies in Favor of Uniform Adult Guardianship Bill

AARP Testifies in Favor of Uniform Adult Guardianship Bill

Posted on 04/9/2014 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Advocacy AARP Massachusetts and other supporters of the uniform adult guardianship bill before the Massachusetts legislature were on Beacon Hill today, testifying in favor of HB 1366, which, if passed,  would make uniform guardianship law in the Bay State. The bill’s official name, An Act Relative to Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction, is under review by the state Joint Committee on the Judiciary (UAGPPJ). Mike Festa, AARP Massachusetts state director, gave testimony before the Joint Committee earlier today. Festa has written …

TODAY is Sign-Up Deadline for Health Insurance Through the Affordable Care Act

TODAY is Sign-Up Deadline for Health Insurance Through the Affordable Care Act

Posted on 03/31/2014 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Advocacy Today, March 31, 2014, is the last day to sign up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as the Health Law and “Obamacare.” If you haven’t signed up yet—and still have questions about exactly how to do so and what coverage you may need—we’ve got plenty of easy to use tools to help you get answers. At Health Law Answers, you can get a free personalized report about the best health care for you and …

Advocacy Update: Massachusetts Elder Lobby Day on Beacon Hill

Advocacy Update: Massachusetts Elder Lobby Day on Beacon Hill

Posted on 03/28/2014 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Advocacy Here’s an update on this week’s advocacy work from the AARP Massachusetts state office. Elder Lobby Day On Monday, March 24, 16 AARP volunteers joined more than 400 senior rights activists (many of whom were self-identified AARP members) at the State House for Massachusetts Elder Lobby Day. Sponsors of Elder Lobby Day included Mass Home Care, Mass Senior Action Council, MA Councils on Aging, The Caring Force Home Care Aide Council, Mass Human Services Provider’s Council, Mass Association of Older …

Massachusetts Needs Uniform Guardianship

Massachusetts Needs Uniform Guardianship

Posted on 03/17/2014 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Advocacy Imagine you’ve just moved to Massachusetts.  Ten years ago, after sending your children off to college, you took on the responsibility of being the legal guardian of your ailing aunt, and moved her to a facility close to your home.  You’ve now relocated to Massachusetts for a job opportunity, but once settled in the Commonwealth, you realize that your rights as your aunt’s legal guardian do not transfer to the Bay State. What do you do? When someone is incapable …

Civil Rights Leaders: Church Still Greatest Stabilizer in Black Community,  But Some Show Signs of Fatigue

Civil Rights Leaders: Church Still Greatest Stabilizer in Black Community, But Some Show Signs of Fatigue

Posted on 02/24/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Advocacy By Edna Kane-Williams, Vice President, Multicultural Markets and Engagement, AARP From the tragic 1955 death of Emmett Till to the Montgomery bus boycott to civil rights battles of the 1960s and even to the issues of unequal justice in 2014, civil rights leaders say the Black Church has remained a headquarters for healing, rejuvenation and planning. “It remains our oasis in the desert. It remains our spiritual reservoir. It remains the most independent organization controlled by Black people. It even …