Join Our Encore Entrepreneurial “Matchmaking” Event in Pittsfield

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

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 …

AARP Recognizes Silent Army; Launches “I Heart Caregivers” website

Posted on 11/10/2014 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

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 …

“Get a Boost in Mind, Body, Spirit & Finances” by Attending REAM’s Reinvention Institute

Posted on 10/27/2014 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Press & News Media When was the last time you took a day for yourself? A day to do something other than errands, chores, caregiving, work, or another of your many obligations? That’s what we thought. Well, we’re here to help you change that … Mark your calendars for Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and plan to attend the REAM Reinvention Institute for “Get a Boost: Mind, Body, Spirit & Finances.” The event, which includes lunch and a full …

“Reinvest in You” in With Life Reimagined and More in Wellesley

Posted on 10/20/2014 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Press & News Media AARP Massachusetts Participates in Wellesley Council on Aging Event Highlighting Health and Wellness for the 50+ population The Wellesley Council on Aging and the Friends of Wellesley Council on Aging will host the ‘Reinvest in You’ Conference and Expo —  bringing together experts, including AARP Massachusetts, to provide ideas and options for healthy, fun, and vibrant aging — at Wellesley High School on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event is free and open to all.       …

DEADLINE EXTENDED! Want to Be AARP Massachusetts’ Top Volunteer Leader? Apply Now!

Posted on 10/1/2014 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Press & News Media We’ve extended the deadline in our search for a volunteer leader to serve as our new state president! Applications are now being accepted through 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014. See below for a job description, our selection criteria, and an application form.  The state president works in collaboration with AARP Massachusetts State Director Mike Festa to achieve the Association’s vision, mission, and strategic priorities in the state, and serves as chairperson of the AARP Massachusetts Executive Council.  The Council, …

Marilyn Henderson Honored with 2014 Andrus Award for Volunteering, Community Service

Posted on 09/24/2014 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Press & News Media It all began with counting the receipts from church envelopes when she was 12. That’s Marilyn Henderson’s recollection of her first volunteering experience, though she laughs and says the term is a bit of a misnomer since her mother signed her, and her four older sisters, up for the task. What would follow for Henderson, an Easton resident, is a rich life of giving back and volunteering wherever and whenever she saw a need. This week, AARP Massachusetts honored Henderson, …