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— Stop spending time trying and start spending more time doing when it comes to everyday technology! Now a days advancements in technology, much of which you may already own, are allowing Family Caregivers to be the best that they can. Join Tricia Sandiego and Mike Lee as they team up to maximize your potential  in AARP’s latest webinar, “Lighten the Family Caregiver Load Using Everyday Technology.” Register now to watch live at 2PM ET/ 1PM CT on Wednesday, June 29. …

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— The AARP Fraud Watch Network Scam Alert for June 22, 2016. Using public Wi-Fi means you’re potentially sharing personal information with criminals. When you’re on free public Wi-Fi at a gym, a hotel, or at a coffee shop, the information you’re transferring between your device and the website you’re accessing is easily tapped into by anyone who is on the same free, public Wi-Fi network. This leaves passwords, usernames, and account numbers vulnerable, and means that any scam artist can see them and what …

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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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— How can Boston become a more age-friendly city? It’s a question that was posed to Boston residents last year, during neighborhood-based Listening Sessions and through a major online survey. As part of its Age Friendly Initiative, the city of Boston and the Department of Elder Affairs sought to ask Bostonians what they wanted to see in the future to allow them to “age in place,” thereby making Boston age-friendly. Click here to read Age Friendly Boston Report Key Findings  Boston …

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— Sign Up now to play through June 26, 2016! Introducing AARP’s Pop Up! Family Caregiver Game! It’s a game that helps you learn about valuable caregiving resources and lets you enter for the chance to win prizes. Just like a game show, you play with everyone else and score points for each question you answer correctly. Instant prizes will be given away daily at random! And, at the end of the game, one lucky sweepstakes winner will receive a gift card! You’ll …

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— If you’re a 50+ job seeker, what’s the first thing you should do? Don’t miss our interactive webinar “Target, Conquer & Focus: Getting Back to Work” Tuesday, June 14th at 2 p.m. ET/1 p.m. CT!  Holly Brack — National Program Coordinator at AARP Foundation with over 20 years of experience teaching job search skills — will help you learn how to target your job search, conquer the job application, focus on yourself and stay strong. She’ll be joined by Back to …

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— Attend a free upcoming “Start or Grow a Small Business” seminar in Amesbury, and learn from experts with AARP, the Small Business Administration, and more, about small business ownership. 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. In Amesbury, on July 20, join AARP, Massachusetts District Office of the Small Business Administration (SBA), and SCORE Northeast Massachusetts, …

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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. If you don’t see a Checkup scheduled near you and would like one, or if …

Lobby Day 2016

— This week, AARP Massachusetts State Director Mike Festa and Executive Council member and volunteer Bob Haynes are in Washington, D.C. for Lobby Day 2016, to advocate on behalf of Massachusetts AARP members and all older Americans on the crucial issues of family caregiving and Social Security. While meeting with the Massachusetts Congressional delegation, Festa and Haynes will carry crucial asks: First, AARP MA advocates will ask members of Congress to support two pieces of bipartisan legislation to help family caregivers: the …

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— By Kenneth J. Cooper As a volunteer at the AARP national convention in Boston two years ago, Laurie Mahoney served as a door monitor for a session and then sat in as an observer. The event opened a doorway to other volunteer work. “That’s the first time I ever heard about Life Reimagined,” said Mahoney, 70, a retired financial services manager from Walpole. Inspired by the book Life Reimagined: Discovering Your New Life Possibilities by Richard J. Leider and Alan …