Ann Cambra of Rochester, MA, Named Recipient of the 2015 Andrus Award for Community Service

Posted on 09/2/2015 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Community | Press | Volunteering Ann Cambra is the recipient of the 2015 AARP Massachusetts Andrus Award for Community Service, the association’s most prestigious and visible state volunteer award for community service. The award is named for Ethel Percy Andrus, the founder of AARP. The award will be formally presented to Cambra at a ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 10 at the Rochester Senior Center. Cambra will donate the $1,500 award prize to Mission to Liberia, the charitable organization of her choice. Ann Cambra, a resident of …

Volunteer Tutors: Giving Goes Both Ways

Posted on 09/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Community | Volunteering By Jill Gambon Virginia “Ginger” Comma, a volunteer with AARP Foundation Experience Corps, loves witnessing students make progress in the after-school reading program at the Boys & Girls Club of Boston’s Blue Hill Club. Looking for help with reading and writing, the students start the year reticent and bashful, reluctant to read aloud. But as the year advances, they get to know their reading coaches and develop confidence in their emerging skills. “At the beginning they barely speak above a …

Identity Theft Expert Frank Abagnale Named AARP Ambassador

Posted on 08/31/2015 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

About AARP | Fraud | Press “Catch Me if You Can” Author Joins with AARP Fraud Watch Network to Raise Awareness of Cybercrime AARP today announced that Frank W. Abagnale, nationally renowned expert on identity theft and fraud schemes, has been named AARP Fraud Watch Network Ambassador.  Abagnale will work with the Fraud Watch Network to provide online programs and community forums to educate consumers about ways to protect themselves from identity theft and cybercrime. Take the AARP Fraud Watch Network “Catch the Con Quiz” with AARP Ambassador …

AARPMA Social Media 101 Webinars: Free and On-Demand for Your Convenience

Posted on 08/24/2015 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

About AARP | Events | Technology Dear AARP MA Friends, At AARP Massachusetts, we maintain an active presence on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest, and we’d like to have you join us! Through our Facebook and Twitter accounts we bring you up-to-date information about upcoming community outreach events — Life Reimagined Checkups, HomeFit workshops; Fraud Watch Network events, Encore Entrepreneur/SBA events, and more — as well as key legislative advocacy issues we’re working on at both the state and national levels.  Our Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest pages are also …

Register Now for Our Evening ‘Encore Entrepreneur’ Seminar with the SBA in Worcester

Posted on 08/18/2015 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Finances 50+ | Local Resources | Money & Work Now in its fourth year of helping Massachusetts residents 50+ realize their entrepreneurial dreams, Encore Entrepreneur, the AARP outreach program with the Small Business Administration (SBA), is better than ever. AARP Massachusetts, the Massachusetts Small Business Administration District Office, and SCORE Worcester are coming to Western Massachusetts with an event specifically designed to help “encore entrepreneurs”— those aged 50+— who want to launch or expand a small business. This time, the Encore Entrepreneur Seminar will be held in the evening, thereby allowing even more entrepreneurs to …

Get ‘Scam Savvy’ in Brighton at a Fraud Watch Network Workshop

Posted on 08/18/2015 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Fraud Con artists don’t care how hard you have worked.  They steal billions from Americans each year. AARP Massachusetts is helping you fight back with the AARP Fraud Watch Network, an educational program that teaches you how to protect yourself and your family from scams and fraud. We also discuss how to spot and avoid identity (ID) theft and fraud.   Seating is limited! Register online at aarp.cvent.com/brightonsept24     Brighton WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015 TIME: 1-2 p.m. WHERE: Veronica B. Smith …