AARP Partners with Agencies to Combat Hunger in Western Massachusetts

Posted on 08/12/2014 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Events | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family Volunteers to Help Eligible Residents at SNAP Benefit Clinics in Western, MA Seniors on fixed incomes often have to make difficult choices between heating their homes, paying for essential medications, or putting food on the table.  Food assistance programs like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps, can provide those Massachusetts residents 60+ and those with disabilities, a monthly benefit towards the costs of nutritious and healthy food. A cornerstone of the nation’s nutritional safety net, …

It’s a Law! AARP Massachusetts Lauds Gov. Deval Patrick for Signing Uniform Adult Guardianship into Law

Posted on 08/6/2014 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Advocacy | Massachusetts | Press & News Media Massachusetts lightened the load for family caregivers today with the pen stroke of Gov. Deval Patrick, who signed the Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act (UAGPPJA) into law. With the new law, officially known as Chapter 225 of the Acts of 2014, Massachusetts becomes the 39th state plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, to adopt rules making it easier for family caregivers whose loved ones live outside the state, or who live in another state themselves and …

AARP Massachusetts Praises Massachusetts Legislators for Passage of Uniform Adult Guardianship Act (UAGPPJA)

Posted on 07/31/2014 by | Massachusetts | Comments

Advocacy | Massachusetts | Press & News Media Bill now heads to Governor Deval Patrick’s desk for signature into law.  Massachusetts crossed a major hurdle today when the House of Representatives passed the Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act (UAGPPJA). If the bill is signed into law, Massachusetts would join 38 other states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico in adopting a model set of rules to make it easier for family caregivers to provide care across state lines. “Thanks to the leadership of Speaker …

ACTION ALERT: Contact Your State Legislator to Urge Approval of Uniform Adult Guardianship!

Posted on 07/25/2014 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Advocacy | Massachusetts The Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act (UAGPPJA), known as Senate Bill No. 2249, was passed by the Massachusetts Senate and has been referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means. There is only one week left before the end of the legislative session, and it is vital that this bill is passed before July 31. Urgent! Ask your state representative to act on SB 2249. Contact your Massachusetts representative today! If this bill passes, it would …

AARP Massachusetts Praises State Senators for Support of Uniform Adult Guardianship Act (UAGPPJA)

Posted on 07/11/2014 by | Massachusetts | Comments

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Massachusetts | Press & News Media Excellent news! Massachusetts is one step closer to joining 38 other states in passing the Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act (UAGPPJA), and adopting a model set of rules to make it easier for family caregivers to provide care across state lines. “Thanks to the leadership of Senator Gale Candaras, Senate President Therese Murray and the unanimous support of the Massachusetts Senate, Massachusetts has made significant progress on the passage of the UAGPPJA to provide uniformity and reduce …

Meet Your Favorite American Idol Finalist and Go Backstage at the Live Tour in Boston!

Posted on 07/3/2014 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Events | Home & Family | Massachusetts | Press & News Media | Volunteering Are you a fan of American Idol? Do you dream about seeing your favorite contestants up close? Well today may be your lucky day… The American Idol Live Tour is stopping in Boston on Wednesday July 9 and we have tickets and backstage passes to give away, allowing you to meet the 10 finalists from American Idol Season 13! We’re giving away a total of 5 pairs of tickets and backstage passes (two tickets & two backstage passes per winner) through …