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

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

Events | Home & Family | Local Resources | Massachusetts | Press & News Media 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

Events | Local Resources | Massachusetts 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

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

Welcome to Ideas@50+

Posted on 06/17/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Events | Massachusetts Join us this September 4-6 in beautiful San Diego and be one of the first to attend this new annual experience. It’s your opportunity to engage and network with today’s most interesting thinkers and experts in Health & Wellness, Money & Work, Technology & Innovation and Travel & Lifestyle. Enjoy three days of provocative discussions on trends, share ideas and walk away with practical options for your own life. Ideas@50+ is everything you love about AARP events…and so much more. …

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

Posted on 06/9/2014 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Events | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | 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 …

Attend Our Free Information Session on Caregiving, Legal Guardianship

Posted on 06/5/2014 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Massachusetts Are you the caregiver of a loved one who lives in another state? If so, you may know that if the person you care for becomes unable to manage personal decisions, a court may appoint a guardian to make decisions about property, medical care, living arrangements, and financial issues. Perhaps you’re already the legal guardian of someone in another state? In either case, you’ll want to learn more about uniform guardianship laws — and why it’s so important for Massachusetts to pass such legislation. Massachusetts …