AARP Launches Search for America’s Top Boomer Talent with Boomer Superstar Contest

Posted on 06/23/2014 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Local Resources Powered by American Idol® Love!, Contest Will Search for Undiscovered Baby Boomers with Star Quality and Amazing Voices Calling all Baby Boomers looking to become America’s next big singing sensation: AARP is launching a national search to make one lucky person’s dream a reality while showing that talent is ageless. Powered by American Idol® Live!, AARP’s Boomer Superstar contest is open to anyone born between 1946 and 1964 and gives Boomers the chance to compete for a $5,000 prize and …

HURRY! Select Discount Tickets Available for “An Evening With Al Pacino” in Boston!

Posted on 06/20/2014 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Local Resources AARP Massachusetts is pleased to offer discounts on selected seats to “An Evening With Al Pacino,” on Friday, June 27, at 8 p.m. at the Citi Performing Arts Center Wang Theatre, 270 Tremont St., in  Boston. The event “will celebrate one of the most acclaimed careers in acting history in an intimate theatre setting, with the actor himself, as he shares his passion for acting and directing,” according to the Citi Performing Arts Center write-up about the event. Presented in …

New State Scorecard Shows Progress in Serving Older, Disabled Medicaid Recipients in Home and Community-Based Care Settings

Posted on 06/19/2014 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Local Resources But more must be done to improve long-term services and supports, especially for Family Caregivers Massachusetts ranks 18th nationwide when it comes to meeting the long-term care needs of older residents, but AARP warns more must be done, at a greatly accelerated pace, to bolster support for family caregivers, balance funding, and improve transitions from nursing homes to community-based care.  This, according to a new, comprehensive state-by-state Scorecard from AARP with support of the nation’s leading organizations behind quality long-term …

AARP MA State Director Receives Prestigious Award from Small Business Administration

Posted on 05/14/2014 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Local Resources Mike Festa, AARP Massachusetts state director, received the prestigious District Director’s Award at the 2014 Massachusetts Small Business Association Awards breakfastin Randolph on May 13. In addition, AARP Massachusetts was honored for its joint work with the SBA and SCORE to provide resources and programming support to Encore Entrepreneurs, a program that links Americans over age 50 with small business development resources—both online and in-person—including live workshops, conferences, and mentoring programs to give them the support they need to start or grow …

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!

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. …