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 …

AARP Massachusetts is Seeking a New Volunteer State President

Posted on 08/25/2014 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Volunteering 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 …

Find Your ‘What’s Next?’ Moment at a Life Reimagined Checkup in West Springfield!

Posted on 08/25/2014 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Volunteering At AARP, “real possibilities” means that anything is possible and that age doesn’t define people. In fact, we believe that age and experience can expand—not limit—possibilities. Figuring out those possiblities is where AARP’s Life Reimagined program comes in! Life Reimagined is like a personalized guidance system. You start where you are in your life, and— through a series of fun, simple exercises—see where the possibilities lead you. The free program, called a “Checkup,” includes six practices that guide you through making a …

Meet Your Favorite American Idol Finalist and Go Backstage at the Live Tour in Boston!

Posted on 07/3/2014 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Volunteering 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 …

Advocacy Alert: Email Your Senator to Support Important Amendments in Budget Vote this Week

Posted on 05/20/2014 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Volunteering Beginning Wednesday, May 21, 2014, the Massachusetts State Senate will begin debate on numerous budgetary line items and amendments as the legislative body moves toward a final vote on the Commonwealth’s Fiscal 2015 budget. AARP Massachusetts is keeping a watchful eye on the following important budget amendments, which include programs and services of special interest to Massachusetts residents age 50+ and their families: Amendment #99: The Uniform Adult Guardianship amendment would establish the Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction …

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

Posted on 05/20/2014 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Volunteering 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 …