Stamp Out Hunger: Watch Your Mailbox, Fill a Bag With Food, and Receive a Free Pass to Life@50+Boston

Stamp Out Hunger: Watch Your Mailbox, Fill a Bag With Food, and Receive a Free Pass to Life@50+Boston

Posted on 04/17/2014 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Volunteering   Want to do something small to make a big difference in battling hunger in Massachusetts? And earn a free one-day pass to AARP’S upcoming national event, Life@50+Boston? This week, watch your mailbox for a Stamp Out Hunger postcard and a red plastic bag (see image at left, and below), which are being delivered to 900,000 households across Greater Boston this week by members of the National Letter Carriers Association. By filling the red bag with non-perishable food items, you’ll …

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

Volunteering 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 …

Life@50+Boston Volunteer Spotlight: LOUISE MYERS

Life@50+Boston Volunteer Spotlight: LOUISE MYERS

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

Volunteering 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

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 …

Volunteers Find Many Ways to Help

Volunteers Find Many Ways to Help

Posted on 04/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Volunteering By Jill Gambon When Viola Santos was caring for her aging parents, she got help arranging home care through Greater Springfield Senior Services. Santos appreciated the support and the impact it had on her parents’ care. A few years later, when she had time to volunteer, she felt it was her turn to help older residents in her community. Santos, 59, of Ludlow, had assisted her parents and her mother-in-law with organizing and paying their bills, so she decided to …

Help Eligible Mass Residents Receive the SNAP Medical Expense Deduction

Help Eligible Mass Residents Receive the SNAP Medical Expense Deduction

Posted on 03/4/2014 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Volunteering Massachusetts seniors age 60+ — and people at any age receiving disability benefits — who already receive or are applying for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food assistance, may benefit from additional assistance through the SNAP Medical Expenses Deduction. Through this deduction, those eligible are able to deduct out-of-pocket medical expenses from their income, which can increase their SNAP allotment and enable them to purchase healthy, nutritious food. Click here to see AARP’s SNAP Medical Deduction flier For many seniors and people with disabilities, …