Join Our Encore Entrepreneurial “Matchmaking” Event in Pittsfield

Posted on 11/18/2014 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Events | Local Resources | Massachusetts | Money & Work | Press & News Media Are you an entrepreneur? Perhaps you’ve got a business idea and a plan, but need capital. Or, you’ve got a solid idea, but need help completing a fledgling business plan. Whatever that stage of your entrepreneurial aspirations, join us at our encore entrepreneurial “matchmaking” event in Pittsfield on Tuesday, Dec. 2, from 1-4 p.m., and get the help you need to get your business off the ground. The afternoon will run like a speed-dating event, with an opportunity for each …

Enjoy the Arts in Boston with AARP Local Discounts

Posted on 11/17/2014 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Events | Massachusetts Calling all theater lovers! AARP Massachusetts is offering discounted tickets on selected seats for four upcoming shows at the Citi Performing Arts Wang Theatre and Emerson Colonial Theatre in Boston. Enjoy “Annie” and  “The Trip to Bountiful” this fall, and during the holidays, “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical” and “Irving Berlin’s White Christmas: The Musical.” Details are provided below for booking the AARP Massachusetts discounts on selected seats to each show, using specific promo codes. Tickets for shows at the …

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

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

Events | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Local Resources | Massachusetts | Money & Work 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

Events | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Local Resources | Massachusetts 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

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Massachusetts | Press & News Media 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 …

Fraud Watch Volunteers Needed

Posted on 10/31/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Massachusetts | Money & Work By Michelle Cerulli About three years ago, Gordon Mathieson, of East Falmouth, received a call at home from his bank. The representative was looking for his wife, Ann, who was at work in a real estate office. When Ann returned the call, she learned that someone in California had obtained her account information and made four withdrawals totaling $1,650. Because one of the transactions was greater than their daily account limit, and the quick, repetitive withdrawals were made far from …