Anniversary of the Boston Marathon Bombings, April 15, 2014

Anniversary of the Boston Marathon Bombings, April 15, 2014

Posted on 04/15/2014 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Press & News Media Today, on the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, we reflect on the resilience and courage of Bostonians — spectators, runners and first responders alike. Above all, our hearts are with the families of those who lost their lives, as well as those who sustained injuries, and whose lives are forever changed. AARP Massachusetts is proud to be part of what makes Boston Strong. The 2014 Boston Marathon is Monday, April 21, 2014. You can find complete marathon information regarding …

Life@50+Boston Volunteer Spotlight: JANE AHERN-DEFILLIPPI

Life@50+Boston Volunteer Spotlight: JANE AHERN-DEFILLIPPI

Posted on 04/14/2014 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Press & News Media Melrose resident Jane Ahern-DeFillippi is no stranger to volunteering her time and talents for AARP Massachusetts. For many years, she has worked tirelessly to improve the quality of life for those aged 50 and older. Once again, Ahern-DeFillippi joins 800 volunteers participating in Life@50+ │ AARP’s National Event and Expo to be held May 8 through 10 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. We caught up with Ahern-DeFillippi at a recent volunteer training and asked what she likes best about volunteering …

AARP Testifies in Favor of Uniform Adult Guardianship Bill

AARP Testifies in Favor of Uniform Adult Guardianship Bill

Posted on 04/9/2014 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Press & News Media AARP Massachusetts and other supporters of the uniform adult guardianship bill before the Massachusetts legislature were on Beacon Hill today, testifying in favor of HB 1366, which, if passed,  would make uniform guardianship law in the Bay State. The bill’s official name, An Act Relative to Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction, is under review by the state Joint Committee on the Judiciary (UAGPPJ). Mike Festa, AARP Massachusetts state director, gave testimony before the Joint Committee earlier today. Festa has written …

Life@50+Boston Volunteer Spotlight: LOUISE MYERS

Life@50+Boston Volunteer Spotlight: LOUISE MYERS

Posted on 04/7/2014 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Press & News Media North Chelmsford resident Louise Myers is no stranger to volunteering her time and talents for AARP Massachusetts. For the past 22 years, she has worked tirelessly to improve the quality of life for those aged 50 and older. Once again, Myers joins 800 volunteers participating in Life@50+ — AARP’s National Event and Expo to be held May 8 through 10 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. We caught up with Myers at a recent volunteer training and asked what she likes …

Seeking Nominees for Outstanding Massachusetts Volunteers for Our 2014 AARP Andrus Award!

Seeking Nominees for Outstanding Massachusetts Volunteers for Our 2014 AARP Andrus Award!

Posted on 04/3/2014 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Press & News Media Do you know some hard-working and unsung volunteers? People who regularly give back in their communities by offering their time and talent? If so, consider nominating them for the AARP Massachusetts 2014 AARP State Andrus Award for Community Service! This annual award honors  a 50+ Massachusetts resident who shares his or her experience, talent, and skills in ways that significantly enrich the lives of others. “AARP has long celebrated and recognized the achievement and important contributions of dedicated volunteers across …

Advocacy Update: Massachusetts Elder Lobby Day on Beacon Hill

Advocacy Update: Massachusetts Elder Lobby Day on Beacon Hill

Posted on 03/28/2014 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Press & News Media Here’s an update on this week’s advocacy work from the AARP Massachusetts state office. Elder Lobby Day On Monday, March 24, 16 AARP volunteers joined more than 400 senior rights activists (many of whom were self-identified AARP members) at the State House for Massachusetts Elder Lobby Day. Sponsors of Elder Lobby Day included Mass Home Care, Mass Senior Action Council, MA Councils on Aging, The Caring Force Home Care Aide Council, Mass Human Services Provider’s Council, Mass Association of Older …