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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 …

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— AARP Fraud Watch Network Ambassador Frank Abagnale offers lessons on avoiding scams and protecting against fraud and ID theft AARP Fraud Watch Network Ambassador Frank Abagnale — who has advised the FBI on how to outsmart con artists for more than four decades and is one of the world’s most respected authorities on identity theft — will offer his expert knowledge to the general public at an event in Melrose in November. Abagnale, who was portrayed by actor Leonardo DeCaprio …

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— The AARP Encore Entrepreneur Program helps people 50+ get real-world and expert information about starting a new business, or growing an existing business. Working in collaboration with the Massachusetts District Office of the Small Business Association, AARP Encore Entrepreneur events provide you with information including starting and managing a small business; writing a business plan; seeking and obtaining financing; getting expert mentoring; and offer access to a wide variety of in-person and online resources. Our next event is in New Bedford …

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— As they age, most people want to remain living in their homes for as long as they can. But will their homes safely age along with them? The AARP HomeFit Workshop, part of AARP Livable Communities programming, teaches people how to make modifications to their homes, thereby allowing them to safely “age in place.” Changes range from simple, no cost solutions to larger, more expensive retrofits. Join AARP Massachusetts at the Westfield Senior Center on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, from …

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— New Bedford and Boston residents: Q: What’s an easy way to help protect yourself and your loved ones from ID theft? A: Shredding no longer needed, sensitive, or confidential documents, of course! AARP Massachusetts and the AARP Fraud Watch Network are holding free shredding events, one in New Bedford on Friday, Sept. 23, from 9 a.m. to noon, and the other in Boston, on Thursday, Sept. 29, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Both events are open to the public, and an RSVP is not needed. …

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— Are you age 50 or older and looking for a new job? Perhaps you’re out of work or underemployed? AARP Massachusetts is partnering with the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development, the Executive Office of Elder Affairs, Operation A.B.L.E., and the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts, to help people just like you. Our event, Job Seekers 50+: Skills and Resources for Success, on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic …

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— Just what does AARP Massachusetts do for you and others in the Bay State? Find out during a fun and informative program we’re calling “All Things AARP,’ on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at the Sons of Italy ITAM 564 Lodge, 22 Waubeek Road, Pittsfield, MA 01201. You’ll have the chance to learn all about what AARP is doing in your community, across the state, and at the federal level. At AARP, we help people …

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— It’s hard to believe, but Election Day is right around the corner – and the candidates are hunting for your vote. But as they roll out the same speeches and soundbites about important issues like the future of Social Security, it seems like many have forgotten what’s really at stake here: Your money, your future and the futures of your children and grandchildren. If we don’t do anything to help fix Social Security, future retirees could lose up to $10,000 …

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— Sen. Warren receives award for significant work on financial security issues impacting Americans age 50+ Today AARP announced that U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is the recipient of the 2016 “Champion of the 50+” legislative leadership award for her significant achievements during the 114th Congress. Sen.Warren received the award for fighting to ensure that retirement plan advice given by financial advisers must be in the best interest of consumers, by supporting a new U.S. Department of Labor rule that saves American families …

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— Unstuck! Lightening the Heart of the Family Caregiver With Humor featuring Peter Rosenberger Thursday, August 25th  7 p.m. ET/6 p.m. CT Listen up family caregivers: humor is an expression of a healthy heart — not a defense mechanism! After more than 30 years as a family caregiver for his wife, Gracie, including 78 operations, 60 doctors in 12 hospitals and $9 million in medical bills, Peter Rosenberger has learned: it’s OK to laugh! Join him for this free online event …