Stamp Out Hunger: Watch Your Mailbox, Fill a Bag With Food, and Receive a Free Pass to Life@50+Boston

Stamp Out Hunger: Watch Your Mailbox, Fill a Bag With Food, and Receive a Free Pass to Life@50+Boston

Posted on 04/17/2014 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Local Resources   Want to do something small to make a big difference in battling hunger in Massachusetts? And earn a free one-day pass to AARP’S upcoming national event, Life@50+Boston? This week, watch your mailbox for a Stamp Out Hunger postcard and a red plastic bag (see image at left, and below), which are being delivered to 900,000 households across Greater Boston this week by members of the National Letter Carriers Association. By filling the red bag with non-perishable food items, you’ll …

Join AARP, SBA For Entrepreneur Event!

Join AARP, SBA For Entrepreneur Event!

Posted on 04/4/2014 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Local Resources Do you have an idea for a business? Perhaps it’s for a gadget or a concept or a strategy—something you’d love to see converted into a successful business. Or perhaps you’re tired of working for someone else, or you’re unemployed and frustrated with the slow job market. Whatever your situation, please join us on Tuesday, April 15 in Lowell for a free hands-on workshop for those age 45+, about turning creative ideas into successful business ventures. AARP Massachusetts and the Massachusetts District Office of the U.S. …

Applying for or Receiving SNAP benefits? Be Sure to Use the Medical Expense Deduction!

Applying for or Receiving SNAP benefits? Be Sure to Use the Medical Expense Deduction!

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

Local Resources Massachusetts seniors age 60+ — and people at any age receiving disability benefits — who already receive or are applying for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food assistance, may benefit from additional assistance through the SNAP Medical Expenses Deduction. Through this deduction, those eligible are able to deduct out-of-pocket medical expenses from their income, which can increase their SNAP allotment and enable them to purchase healthy, nutritious food. AARP’s SNAP Medical Deduction flier And since more than half of Massachusetts SNAP recipients are either …

Help Eligible Mass Residents Receive the SNAP Medical Expense Deduction

Help Eligible Mass Residents Receive the SNAP Medical Expense Deduction

Posted on 03/4/2014 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Local Resources Massachusetts seniors age 60+ — and people at any age receiving disability benefits — who already receive or are applying for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food assistance, may benefit from additional assistance through the SNAP Medical Expenses Deduction. Through this deduction, those eligible are able to deduct out-of-pocket medical expenses from their income, which can increase their SNAP allotment and enable them to purchase healthy, nutritious food. Click here to see AARP’s SNAP Medical Deduction flier For many seniors and people with disabilities, …

No-Cost Tax Help Available Now From AARP Foundation Tax-Aide

No-Cost Tax Help Available Now From AARP Foundation Tax-Aide

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

Local Resources   Bad news: Like it or not, tax season has come once again. Good news: Once again, AARP Foundation is providing free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers with low to moderate income, through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program!  Now through Tuesday, April 15, trained volunteers are ready to help taxpayers with basic federal and state income tax returns. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in its 45th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, giving special attention to …

Want to Become 'Social Savvy'? Attend One of Our “Social Media 101" Workshops!

Want to Become ‘Social Savvy’? Attend One of Our “Social Media 101″ Workshops!

Posted on 02/1/2014 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Local Resources Does social media feel like a foreign world to you, complete with its own language of ‘tweets,’ ‘likes,’ ‘followers,’ ‘pins’ and more? Do you have a Facebook account…  but are afraid to use it for fear of posting something by accident? Or perhaps you’re reasonably comfortable on some social media sites, but would like to learn more. Regardless of where you fall on the social media spectrum, AARP Massachusetts cordially invites you to attend one of our upcoming “Social Media 101” …