Volunteer with AARP Massachusetts and Help Those 50+ Realize ‘Real Possibilities!’

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

Volunteering Whether you have just a little time to give or a lot, our Advocacy and Outreach volunteer opportunities present many ways for you to give back to your community.       ADVOCACY Make your voice heard at the State House and in Washington, DC, by helping advance our work on legislation and policy that directly impacts residents 50+ in Massachusetts. At the State House, AARP is a strong advocate for Massachusetts families on key issues, including improving health care access, …

Join Our Advocacy Team! Attend an Informational Session to Learn More

Posted on 11/21/2014 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Volunteering AARP Massachusetts is looking for AARP members to be part of our Advocacy Team and assist our efforts to protect important programs like Social Security and Medicare.   We’re currently looking for volunteers to serve on two geographically-specific Advocacy teams in two regions: the Massachusetts State Advocacy Team, which covers the greater Boston area, and the Congressional District 9 Team, which includes the communities of Barnstable, Bourne, Brewster, Chatham, Dennis, Eastham, Falmouth, Harwich, Mashpee, Orleans, Provincetown, Sandwich, Truro, Wellfleet, and Yarmouth.   …

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

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

Volunteering 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

Volunteering 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

Volunteering 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, …

Stay Safe in Your Home: Attend an AARP HomeFit Workshop and Learn to Make Your Home Age-Friendly

Posted on 09/2/2014 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Volunteering As you age and your body changes, is your home doing the same? An odd question, perhaps, but one worth asking if you want to remain safe—and in your home—for as long as possible. A 2010 AARP survey showed that nearly 90 percent of people age 45+ want to stay in their homes as they age. And why not? Home represents comfort and familiarity, things we all crave. But those steep back steps that you used to scoot up may now leave …