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Designed with Baby-Boomers in mind, the AARP Life Reimagined program is about a renewed sense of purpose, the confidence to pursue a passion or take a new direction.  It’s a new way of thinking about what’s next in your life through a powerful step-by-step approach to help you discover possibilities, prepare for change, and make your ideas real. We’ve got several upcoming Checkups for you to attend. Note that some Checkup locations offer both daytime and evening sessions, so when registering be …

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Attend our free seminar, “Start or Grow a Small Business,” and learn from experts with AARP, the Massachusetts District Office of the Small Business Administration (SBA), the City of Cambridge Economic Development Division, and The Center for Women & Enterprise, and put your small business plans into action. AARP Massachusetts and the AARP Encore Entrepreneur Program offer you a chance to start the small business you’ve always dreamed of owning, or increase the reach of a small business you already own. Start or Grow a Small …

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“Scam-Tracking Map” provides location-based scam tracking and reporting The AARP Fraud Watch Network has launched an updated online map, allowing residents of every state, including Massachusetts, to see and report  instances of fraud and scams. The Scam-Tracking Map is a free, interactive tool, and also includes alerts from law enforcement and other public agencies. The Fraud Watch Network is encouraging those who have been targeted or victimized by a scam to access the map’s web page, where they can easily post a …

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Be part of the solution! Did you know that 170 million Americans are working hard and paying in to Social Security? You work hard and pay into Social Security with every paycheck. It’s your money. And AARP believes that presidential and congressional candidates owe you details regarding their specific plans to keep Social Security strong so that you get the money you’ve earned. We need candidates to level with us and give us details about their Social Security plans. Sound …

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At AARP Massachusetts, we’re out in communities throughout the state, sharing information on a wide variety of topics. The following upcoming events are open to the public, and while some require registration others do not. Take a look and register for those that spark your interest! For any questions, please email us at ma@aarp.org. Fraud Watch Network Our AARP Fraud Watch Network presentations provide details about scams, fraud, and identity theft. We cover trends in fraud and scams; strategies used by …

Chloë Sevigny and Kate Beckinsale star in "Love & Friendship," a new film based on an unpublished novella by Jane Austen.

New film is based on Austen’s never-published novella, “Lady Susan.” Fans of English novelist Jane Austen are in for a hilarious treat. The new film “Love & Friendship,” directed by Whit Stillman, is an adaptation of Austen’s uproarious and unfinished novella, “Lady Susan.” Along with the film, Stillman has written a book of the same name, also based Austen’s unpublished work. Through AARP Massachusetts and Movies for Grownups, AARP members are invited to a free screening of “Love & Friendship, which stars Kate Beckinsale …

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Today, the Massachusetts Elder Economic Security Commission released a series of recommendations to address the issue of economic insecurity among Massachusetts seniors. Mike Festa, state director of AARP Massachusetts, said the 26 recommendations released by the Commission (see the link to the full reporter, below), which is co-chaired by Sen. Pat Jehlen (D-Somerville) and Rep. Jim O’Day (D-West Boylston), will go a long way to helping seniors across the state. AARP Massachusetts represents 800,000 members, many of whom are struggling with …

Music could be the best-kept secret for family caregivers and the people they love! Research shows tangible benefits of music for the health, quality of life and stress level for both the caregiver and the person for whom they care. Join SingFit Co-Founder Andy Tubman, a music therapist who is an expert on music and the brain, for a free interactive webinar presented by AARP titled, “Turn Up the Volume and Turn Down the Stress: How Music Can Help Family Caregivers.” …

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Today, more than 844,000 Bay State residents are providing in-home care for an aging parent or loved. This home-based care is allowing those loved ones to remain their own homes. Massachusetts family caregivers have a huge responsibility, and at AARP we’re committed to help lighten their load. AARP is urging lawmakers to enact legislation known as the CARE Act—the Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act—to better support family caregivers as they safely help Massachusetts seniors stay at home. Pending CARE Act …

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AARP is now accepting nominations for its 2016 Massachusetts Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors a 50+ Massachusetts resident or couple who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members. Nominations will be evaluated by the selection committee convened by AARP Massachusetts based on how the volunteer’s work has improved the community, supported AARP’s vision and mission, and inspired other volunteers. The award recipient will be announced this fall and will receive …