Stay Safe in Your Home: Attend an AARP HomeFit Workshop and Learn to Make Your Home Age-Friendly

Posted on 09/2/2014 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Local Resources 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 …

Interested in “Exploring Entrepreneurship”? Attend the MVCC Expo Breakfast Forum

Posted on 08/18/2014 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Local Resources Have you always dreamed of quitting your 9-5 job and starting your own business? Or perhaps you’ve been laid off and have an entrepreneurial idea kicking around? Or maybe you just have an exciting new business idea? Whatever the case, you’re cordially invited to join AARP Massachusetts at “Exploring Entrepreneurship” at the Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce Expo Breakfast Forum on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 in Andover! Learn about the myriad programs and resources available by hearing from experts from AARP …

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 …