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

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

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

Press & News Media 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 …

AARP Massachusetts Issues Statement on State Fiscal 2015 Budget

Posted on 06/30/2014 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Press & News Media In reaction to this week’s passage by the Massachusetts Legislature of the $36.5 billion Fiscal Year 2015 state budget proposal, Michael E. Festa, state director of AARP Massachusetts – which serves more than 800,000 residents age 50 and older in the Commonwealth – issued the following statement: “AARP commends the Massachusetts Legislature for funding key provisions central to the health, safety, and financial security of the state’s 50+ population. “The vast majority of older Americans want to live independently, at home and in …

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

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

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 …

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

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 …

AARP Volunteers from Massachusetts, All Other States Press Congress on Issues Vital to 50+ During Older Americans Month

Posted on 05/21/2014 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Press & News Media Issues Include Bipartisan Older Americans Act, Medicare, Age Discrimination, Transportation Safety and More    Today, in the midst of Older Americans Month, AARP volunteers and staff from every state are visiting Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., to urge their elected representatives to back bills, including the Older Americans Act, that can help Americans live their best lives. AARP Massachusetts State Director Mike Festa and state President Linda Fitzgerald plan to visit the offices of Senators Edward Markey (D-MA)and Elizabeth Warren …