Helping Caregivers Tops Agenda

Posted on 01/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Massachusetts By Kenneth Cooper The hospital’s staff told Joseph Feaster Jr. of Stoughton that his son would be discharged the next day, after a weeklong stay to stabilize a bipolar disorder. His ex-wife, the young man’s mother, planned to pick up Joseph III, then 18. She never got the chance. “The next thing, his mother is calling me—‘He’s outside, ringing the bell,’ ” recalled Feaster, 64. “They had put him in a cab. They had sent him home. No call to us. …

La ayuda a los cuidadores ocupa el primer lugar en la agenda legislativa

Posted on 01/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Español | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Massachusetts Por Kenneth Cooper El personal del hospital le dijo a Joseph Feaster Jr., de Stoughton, que su hijo sería dado de alta al día siguiente, después de una larga semana de hospitalización para estabilizar un trastorno bipolar. Su exesposa y madre del joven hizo planes para pasar a buscar a Joseph III, que tenía 18 años. Nunca tuvo la oportunidad de hacerlo. “Lo próximo que aconteció, su madre me llama, diciendo: ‘Está afuera, tocando el timbre’”, recordó Feaster, de 64 …

AARP Massachusetts Hosts Leadership Forum on the Buying Power of the State’s 50+ Population

Posted on 12/11/2014 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Advocacy | Events | Local Resources | Massachusetts | Money & Work | Press & News Media Just how much economic activity in Massachusetts is generated by people over age 50? Business owners and policymakers might be surprised: Across the nation, the aging population has proven to be an important and vital source of economic growth. This growing and powerful population—comprised of boomers and the first of the millennials to turn 50—is active, creative, and working longer, and will fuel economic growth for years to come. Join AARP Massachusetts, thought leaders, and area policymakers at a breakfast …

Free Social Media 101 Training

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

Home & Family | Massachusetts 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 …

Join Us in Boston for “The Power of Bay Staters 50+: Business and Policy Implications for 2015 and Beyond”

Posted on 11/24/2014 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Advocacy | Events | Massachusetts | Money & Work | Press & News Media Americans 50+ represent a  powerful new force changing the face of America, and with 106 million strong this group is  responsible for $1.7 trillion in economic activity — a figure that is expected to reach well over $13.5 trillion in real terms by 2032. Join AARP Massachusetts for a lively discussion on important new research about this segment of the population, called: “The Longevity Economy: Generating Economic Growth and New Opportunities for Business,” and weigh in on the implications and opportunities …

Ready for Your Financial Future? Free Planning Event Features Tim Murray, Worcester Chamber of Commerce CEO and former Lt. Governor

Posted on 11/24/2014 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Advocacy | Events | Local Resources | Massachusetts | Money & Work Are you ready for your financial future? Whatever your retirement goals, achieving them requires preparation. Take control of your financial security by attending the AARP Massachusetts “Ready for Your Future? Tools to Achieve Financial Security” event on Dec. 1 in Worcester. In addition to receiving free resources and learning about our free online tools, you’ll hear from experts in the areas of personal finance and Social Security. The guest speaker is Tim Murray, president and CEO, Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce and former Massachusetts …