Set a New Course with Life Reimagined Checkup

Posted on 07/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family AARP is hosting a series of Life Reimagined events statewide to help Bay Staters pursue a lifelong dream or make a major change in their life via small steps. A Life Reimagined checkup involves six practices: Reflect, Connect, Explore, Choose, Repack and Act. The checkup results in a personal evaluation that can help you navigate a transition to the next phase of your life. “It’s fun, it’s contemplative, and it’s a great way to begin the process of discovering your …

AARP Applauds Today’s Supreme Court Decision Regarding the Affordable Care Act

Posted on 06/25/2015 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Money & Work The following is a statement by AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins on today’s ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court: “AARP applauds the U.S. Supreme Court’s King v Burwell decision today that allows individuals who purchased health insurance through the federal exchange to continue receiving subsidies to help pay premiums. The Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) goals of improving affordability and removing barriers to access for health insurance have been critical in reducing the number of uninsured Americans. Importantly, for older Americans, …

Volunteer and Help Improve a Child’s Reading Skills

Posted on 06/24/2015 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Local Resources | Volunteering AARP Massachusetts is working with Generations Incorporated, proud affiliate of AARP Experience CorpsSM, to give AARP members the chance to get involved in a special intergenerational mentoring program.  Generations Incorporated, a highly regarded 24 year-old nonprofit organization in Boston, will match you with a child who needs help to develop his or her literacy skills. If you are interested in becoming an AARP Experience Corps volunteer with Generations Incorporated, you can help mentor a child attending one of 18 public …

Boston Residents Invited to “Age-Friendly Boston” Listening Sessions

Posted on 06/24/2015 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Advocacy | Events | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Press | Volunteering NEW LOCATIONS ADDED! SEE BELOW. How can Boston become a more age-friendly city? If you’re a Boston resident, we’re sure you have some thoughtful answers to this query and perhaps some ideas of your own. In fact, AARP—along with the office of Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the UMass Boston Gerontology Institute—would like to invite you to share those thoughts and ideas with us!  To do so, you’re cordially invited to attend one of a series of upcoming Age-Friendly Boston Listening Sessions …

Join a Life Reimagined Checkup in Yarmouth or Watertown

Posted on 06/23/2015 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Community | Health & Wellbeing | Uncategorized | 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 possibilities 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. With a Life Reimagined Checkup you’ll get a personalized approach that helps you …

Attend the Age-Friendly Listening Session in Salem

Posted on 06/22/2015 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Community | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Livable Communities If you’re a Salem resident or resident of a city that’s considering becoming “age-friendly,” you won’t want to miss the Age-Friendly Listening Sessions that are taking place in Salem on Tuesday, June 23. A major new initiative from the city of Salem and Salem Mayor Kimberley Driscoll, the listening sessions—which are offered during the day and in the evening—will help officials hear from you about what’s needed to make Salem more age-friendly.     An age-friendly city welcomes everyone and …