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

Posted on 09/29/2014 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.       …

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, …

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

Posted on 09/19/2014 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Press & News Media AARP Massachusetts is currently looking for a volunteer leader to serve as our new state president.  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, in partnership with the state director and state office staff, develops the framework for the state’s strategic plan and supports AARPMA’s social mission in the areas of advocacy and …

Massachusetts Commission on LGBT Aging Offers Discussion on History, Law, and Identity Politics in the U.S.

Posted on 09/5/2014 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Press & News Media Join Sen. Patricia Jehlen, Rep. James O’Day, members of the Massachusetts Commission on LGBT Aging, and Temple University Professor Nancy Knauer, for a lively discussion on history, law, and identity politics, and how to advocate for LGBT residents who are 50+. The meeting takes place on Wednesday, Sept. 10 at 10:30 a.m. in the Member’s Lounge at the State House. Knauer, the I. Herman Stern professor of law and director of Law & Public Policy Programs at Temple University, is …

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

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

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 …