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

Posted on 04/23/2015 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Advocacy | Events | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Press | Volunteering 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 that are being held throughout …

NEW DATES ADDED! Attend a Life Reimagined Checkup for Your Life

Posted on 04/22/2015 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

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 …

Boston’s Downtown Crossing Makes AARP Top 10 List of “Most Livable” Communities

Posted on 04/21/2015 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Advocacy | Home & Family | Local Resources | Press AARP Bulletin explores most livable neighborhoods and cities for date nights, staying healthy The AARP Public Policy Institute has launched the AARP Livability Index, a first of its kind resource that allows people to determine how well their communities are meeting their current and future needs. People, policymakers and the private sector can use the Livability Index to measure how their location – down to the neighborhood level – rates across a comprehensive range of metrics that reflect user friendliness, …

AARP Commends Choice of Alice Bonner as MA Elder Affairs Secretary

Posted on 04/17/2015 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Press Mike Festa, state director of AARP Massachusetts, which serves more than 800,000 residents age 50 and older in the Commonwealth, today commended the choice of Alice Bonner as secretary of elder affairs under the Baker administration. “Secretary Bonner is an experienced professional who will be an effective, passionate advocate for 1.1 million seniors and their families in the Commonwealth,” said Festa, a former state lawmaker who was secretary of elder affairs during former Gov. Deval Patrick’s first term. “We also …

Statement by AARP CEO on Senate Passage of Medicare and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015

Posted on 04/15/2015 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Advocacy | Events | Press The following is a statement by AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins on the Senate passage of the Medicare and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015 that repeals and replaces the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula. “AARP celebrates the momentous bipartisan Senate vote to repeal and replace the flawed SGR formula with an improved payment system. AARP has advocated for a permanent SGR fix for many years to help ensure that Medicare beneficiaries can rest assured that they’ll be able to …

Attend a Free Movies for Grownups Screening of ‘Little Boy’

Posted on 04/10/2015 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Events AARP members are invited to a free screening of Little Boy, a new film starring Kevin James, Jakob Salvati, and veteran British actor and two-time Academy Award nominee Tom Wilkinson. The screening takes place on Thursday, April 16, 2015, from 7-10 p.m., at the Regal Cinemas Fenway 13, 201 Brookline Ave., Boston 02215. Little Boy tells the story of 7-year old named Pepper Flint Busbee, better known in town as “Little Boy.” Inspired by the supernatural powers of his comic book hero, “Ben Eagle”, …