Volunteer with AARP Massachusetts and Help Those 50+ Realize ‘Real Possibilities!’

Posted on 12/12/2014 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Home & Family Whether you have just a little time to give or a lot, our Advocacy and Outreach volunteer opportunities present many ways for you to give back to your community.       ADVOCACY Make your voice heard at the State House and in Washington, DC, by helping advance our work on legislation and policy that directly impacts residents 50+ in Massachusetts. At the State House, AARP is a strong advocate for Massachusetts families on key issues, including improving health care access, …

Free Social Media 101 Training

Posted on 12/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Home & Family To deepen its connection with Bay Staters, AARP Massachusetts is offering free Social Media 101 workshops and encouraging members to become part of its online community. The two-hour workshops cover how to use sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. “If social media feels like a foreign world to you, complete with its own language, or if you already have a Facebook account but want to delve deeper, consider attending one of these workshops,” said Mike Festa, AARP state …

Find Your ‘What’s Next?’ Moment at a Life Reimagined Checkup in Randolph!

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

Home & Family 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. Figuring out those possibilities is where AARP’s Life Reimagined program comes in! Life Reimagined is like a personalized guidance system. You start where you are in your life, and— through a series of fun, simple exercises—see where the possibilities lead you. The free program, called a “Checkup,” includes six practices that guide you through …

Stay Safe in Your Home: Attend an AARP HomeFit Workshop!

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

Home & Family As you age and your body changes, is your home doing the same? An odd question, perhaps, but one worth asking if you want to remain safe—and in your home—for as long as possible. A 2010 AARP survey showed that nearly 90 percent of people age 45+ want to stay in their homes as they age. And why not? Home represents comfort and familiarity, things we all crave. But those steep back steps that you used to scoot up may now leave …

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

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

Home & Family 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 …

“Get a Boost in Mind, Body, Spirit & Finances” by Attending REAM’s Reinvention Institute

Posted on 10/27/2014 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Home & Family When was the last time you took a day for yourself? A day to do something other than errands, chores, caregiving, work, or another of your many obligations? That’s what we thought. Well, we’re here to help you change that … Mark your calendars for Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and plan to attend the REAM Reinvention Institute for “Get a Boost: Mind, Body, Spirit & Finances.” The event, which includes lunch and a full …