AARP Testifies in Favor of Uniform Adult Guardianship Bill

AARP Testifies in Favor of Uniform Adult Guardianship Bill

Posted on 04/9/2014 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Massachusetts | Press & News Media AARP Massachusetts and other supporters of the uniform adult guardianship bill before the Massachusetts legislature were on Beacon Hill today, testifying in favor of HB 1366, which, if passed,  would make uniform guardianship law in the Bay State. The bill’s official name, An Act Relative to Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction, is under review by the state Joint Committee on the Judiciary (UAGPPJ). Mike Festa, AARP Massachusetts state director, gave testimony before the Joint Committee earlier today. Festa has written …

Life@50+Boston Volunteer Spotlight: LOUISE MYERS

Life@50+Boston Volunteer Spotlight: LOUISE MYERS

Posted on 04/7/2014 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Massachusetts | Press & News Media | Volunteering North Chelmsford resident Louise Myers is no stranger to volunteering her time and talents for AARP Massachusetts. For the past 22 years, she has worked tirelessly to improve the quality of life for those aged 50 and older. Once again, Myers joins 800 volunteers participating in Life@50+ — AARP’s National Event and Expo to be held May 8 through 10 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. We caught up with Myers at a recent volunteer training and asked what she likes …

Join AARP, SBA For Entrepreneur Event!

Join AARP, SBA For Entrepreneur Event!

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

Events | Local Resources | Massachusetts | Money & Work 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. …

Seeking Nominees for Outstanding Massachusetts Volunteers for Our 2014 AARP Andrus Award!

Seeking Nominees for Outstanding Massachusetts Volunteers for Our 2014 AARP Andrus Award!

Posted on 04/3/2014 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Massachusetts | Press & News Media | Volunteering Do you know some hard-working and unsung volunteers? People who regularly give back in their communities by offering their time and talent? If so, consider nominating them for the AARP Massachusetts 2014 AARP State Andrus Award for Community Service! This annual award honors  a 50+ Massachusetts resident who shares his or her experience, talent, and skills in ways that significantly enrich the lives of others. “AARP has long celebrated and recognized the achievement and important contributions of dedicated volunteers across …

Volunteers Find Many Ways to Help

Volunteers Find Many Ways to Help

Posted on 04/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Massachusetts | Volunteering By Jill Gambon When Viola Santos was caring for her aging parents, she got help arranging home care through Greater Springfield Senior Services. Santos appreciated the support and the impact it had on her parents’ care. A few years later, when she had time to volunteer, she felt it was her turn to help older residents in her community. Santos, 59, of Ludlow, had assisted her parents and her mother-in-law with organizing and paying their bills, so she decided to …

TODAY is Sign-Up Deadline for Health Insurance Through the Affordable Care Act

TODAY is Sign-Up Deadline for Health Insurance Through the Affordable Care Act

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

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Massachusetts | Money & Work Today, March 31, 2014, is the last day to sign up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as the Health Law and “Obamacare.” If you haven’t signed up yet—and still have questions about exactly how to do so and what coverage you may need—we’ve got plenty of easy to use tools to help you get answers. At Health Law Answers, you can get a free personalized report about the best health care for you and …