Dr. Bill Thomas

You can’t stop getting older, but you can disrupt aging by ignoring outdated expectations and defining yourself. Bill Thomas, M.D., a geriatrician who champions nurturing environments for long-term care, is on a national tour promoting a new view of aging through a nonfiction theatrical performance called Life’s Most Dangerous Game. Sponsored by AARP, the tour includes stops on May 16 in Cape Cod, Mass.; May 17, Pittsfield, Mass.; May 18, Hartford, Conn.; May 19, Providence, R.I.; and May 20, Portland, …

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AARP is now accepting nominations for its 2016 Massachusetts Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors a 50+ Massachusetts resident or couple who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members. Nominations will be evaluated by the selection committee convened by AARP Massachusetts based on how the volunteer’s work has improved the community, supported AARP’s vision and mission, and inspired other volunteers. The award recipient will be announced this fall and will receive …

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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. Note that some Checkup locations offer both daytime and evening sessions, so when registering be …

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Barnstable 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 a free shredding event in Barnstable on May 19, from 1-4 p.m., at the Barnstable Council on Aging. The event is open to the public, and an RSVP is not needed. Protect yourself from ID theft — shred instead! Note: At our shredding events, we …

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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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Are you a Susan Sarandon fan? Then you’ll want to register now for free tickets to our next Movies for Grownups screening! In The Meddler, Sarandon plays Marnie Minervini, a woman who moves from New Jersey to Los Angeles to be near her daughter Lori (actress Rose Byrne), a successful (but still single) screenwriter. Register now for your free tickets! While Marni intends to smother her daughter with motherly love, things backfire when her text messages, unexpected visits, and conversations — dominated …

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In recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, the office of Bristol County District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn III, with sponsorship from AARP, is holding an Elder Abuse Prevention Conference — “A Focus on Avoiding Scams, Fraud, and Identity Theft” — on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 in Fall River. The conference takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at Bristol Community College in Fall River, and includes breakfast and a resource fair. Conference speakers include: Mike Festa, AARP Massachusetts …

Dr. Bill Thomas

    According to longevity expert Dr. Bill Thomas, our culture tells us that aging will change us against our will, and for the worse. Arguing that this is false, Dr. Thomas blends myth and science, live music and visuals, in his Age of Disruption Tour. Dr. Thomas says the tour is like “a modern day barnstorming in a rock n’ roll tour bus, bringing communities a new and highly disruptive understanding of aging.” Drawing on ancient wisdom and scientific …

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You’re Invited to Our Virtual Viewing Party: Staying Competitive with Work & Jobs! Register and watch our online lessons on your computer or mobile device. As a thank you, everyone who registers will receive a free stainless steel travel mug! Watch the videos – which will teach you how to use Twitter, LinkedIn, Blogs, YouTube and more to stay competitive in the job market.  You can take a short quiz for a chance to win our grand prize – a $250 …

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Are you a family caregiver running on an empty tank? Don’t miss our interactive webinar that will help you learn how to take care of yourself as you care for a loved one. We’ll share practical advice and firsthand experience on how you can balance your physical, mental and emotional health! Register now for details. [Photo credit: i-stock.com/Cathy Yeulet]