— Are you looking for a part-time job? AARP can connect you with employers who are looking for workers aged 50+. Register today for our free Online Career Fair: Spotlight on Part-Time Work, Thursday, January 26th. It’s a live, online event starting at 11 a.m. ET where you can upload a résumé, chat with hiring employers, and get tips to help you find a part-time job! You’ll have access to interactive webinar hosted by hiring employers and be able to play online games that …

— While it may seem like a fun idea to take one of the many Facebook quizzes that pop up on your timeline, be warned that it may be a scam. To take the quiz, you enter your information, including your cell phone number. The surprise isn’t the quiz results; instead, it’s the recurring fee on your cell phone bill that you unwittingly signed up for. Just say no to Facebook quizzes!   Be a fraud fighter! If you can spot a scam, …

— Resources Offered in Bank Branches and Online will Teach Customers How to Recognize Identity-Theft Schemes A unique educational collaboration was announced Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, between the AARP Fraud Watch Network and People’s United Bank, N.A., with the goal of better protecting consumers in the northeast against fraud and scams. The campaign involves a significant Fraud Watch Network presence in People’s United Bank branches in Massachusetts, as well as Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, and New York, along with digital …

— If you’re trying to sell your timeshare, be forewarned about a timeshare resale scam. You may get a call from a company that claims to have a buyer. The caller will even give you the name and phone number of the prospective buyer, who will confirm interest. The caller faxes you legitimate-looking paperwork, along with a request for a credit card number for escrow and title services – with a promise you’ll get that money back once the deal closes. …

— Scams purporting to offer free government grants often pop up following an election. You might get a call or read an ad for a free grant from the government. You’ll be promised that your grant application will be accepted and you’ll never have to pay the money back. All you need to do is provide your checking account information for the deposit. This is a red flag! Never give your checking account information to anyone you don’t know.   Be …

— By Jill Gambon Caroline Sarchioni, of Falmouth, used to hire an accountant to prepare her tax returns. But after retiring from her job as a public housing manager eight years ago, she had to scale back on the expense. “It was reasonable while I was working, but now it’s too much of a burden,” said Sarchioni, 70. Sarchioni got help from the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program, where volunteers prepare federal and state tax returns without charge. The program is open …

— Suzanne Yerdon Lewandowski has been selected by AARP, the nonprofit organization for people 50 and older, to receive the 2016 AARP Massachusetts Andrus Award for Community Service — the Association’s most prestigious and visible state volunteer award for community service. AARP Massachusetts selected Lewandowski for her remarkable service, which greatly benefited her community, supported AARP’s vision and mission, and inspired other volunteers. Lewandowski, a full time administrative assistant at Assumption College in Worcester, has long been an enthusiastic and active …

— Massachusetts is the 34th state to pass the CARE Act.  AARP Massachusetts is thrilled to announce that the Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act has been signed into law by Governor Charles Baker.  AARP Massachusetts thanks Governor Baker and state lawmakers for enacting this important legislation to support family caregivers. The CARE Act (pdf), known in the Massachusetts Legislature as H.3911, and sponsored by Sen. Linda Dorcena Forry (D-Dorchester) and Rep. Chris Walsh (D-Framingham), recognizes the critical role family caregivers play in keeping …

— In terrific news for family caregivers in Massachusetts, today, the Massachusetts Legislature enacted House Bill 3911, An Act Establishing the Caregiver Advise, Record, and Enable (CARE) Act! Thank you to our hard-working volunteer advocates and e-activists for all of your phone calls, tweets, emails, and more. Special thanks to the bill sponsors, Rep. Chris Walsh (D-Framingham) and Sen. Linda Dorcena Forry (D-Dorchester). The final step is for the bill to be signed into law by Gov. Charlie Baker. CLICK HERE to join us in asking …

— You are cordially invited to attend the AARP Massachusetts Open House on Thursday Dec. 15, from 4-7 p.m., at our offices at One Beacon St., Suite 2301, Boston, MA 02108. Come help us celebrate the end of a very busy and successful year! Enjoy food, beverages, and dramatic evening views of the Boston skyline from our newly-renovated large conference room. Enjoy conversations with new and old friends and colleagues, and meet other AARP members. This event is open to all …