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— 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 …

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— AARP Massachusetts offers free presentations for community groups across the state on topics such as AARP Fraud Watch Network, Life Reimagined and HomeFit. Participants can learn how to guard against fraud and identity theft, navigate life transitions and modify their homes to age in place. To ensure that all communities have access to these programs, AARP is seeking bilingual volunteers. If you speak Spanish or another language and would like to become a presenter, AARP will train you and provide …

The CARE Act will give caregivers the support they need.

— There are only a few weeks left until House Bill 3911, An Act Establishing the Caregiver Advise, Record, and Enable (CARE) Act, must be signed before the current legislative session ends. The bill is waiting in the Massachusetts House for a final step to passage, and family caregivers in Massachusetts can’t wait another session for help. Right now, more than 844,000 Bay State residents are providing in-home care for an aging parent or loved. This home-based care is allowing those loved ones to remain …

Medicare enrollment time is here!

— Medicare fraud costs American taxpayers more than $60 billion annually. AARP helps reduce Medicare fraud by supporting the efforts of the Massachusetts Senior Medicare Patrol (MA SMP) Program.* The mission of the MA SMP Program is to reduce healthcare errors, fraud, and abuse by training volunteers through its Senior Medicare Patrol program. These SMP volunteers then work with Medicare beneficiaries, and their family members and caregivers to encourage them to do the following: Keep a Personal Health Care Journal Review …

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— The holidays aren’t always the happiest time of year – especially if you’re dealing with the stress of being a family caregiver. Or what if, you’re a long-distance caregiver that will return home for the holidays? AARP is partnering with the Alzheimer’s Association to present a very special webinar titled, “Caregiving & the Holidays: Signs, Expectations & Tips for Long-Distance Caregivers,” on Tuesday, December 6th at 3pm ET Ruth Drew, who is Director of Family and Information Services at the …

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— AARP is working to ensure you have the resources and tools you need to take charge of your future by offering free and unbiased information as you work, plan, and save for the real possibility of long-term financial security. Following are free tools and resources to help you get started, based on the following Categories: Credit Card Debt; Social Security; Retirement Planning; Work and Encore Entrepreneurship Resources; and Work and Jobs.  CALCULATORS AARP offers a variety of free and easy …

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— AARP Foundation provides free tax assistance, preparation, and filing for Massachusetts taxpayers with low to moderate incomes through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation There are more than 5,000 AARP Foundation Tax-Aide locations in neighborhood libraries, malls, banks, community centers, and senior centers. There’s no fee and no sales pitch for other services.  To find a location in New Hampshire, use our course locator. We also offer online Tax-Aide …

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— AARP members and nonmembers are invited to a free AARP Movies for Grownups screening of Southside with You, the film inspired by President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama’s first date, on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Tickets are free but registration is required. Register here! Southside with You chronicles the summer 1989 afternoon when the future President of the United States of America, Barack Obama, wooed his future First Lady on an epic date across Chicago’s South Side. This …

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— In honor of November as National Family Caregivers Month, Create the Good from AARP is sponsoring a unique way to nominate and honor a caregiver. We’re sponsoring 25 Days, 25 Ways to Care, a contest and sweepstakes in which you create and submit a short video of your favorite caregiver. The award is a $2,500 donation to a charity of the caregiver’s choice! To enter the 25 Days, 25 Ways to Care contest and sweepstakes, participants nominate an individual who does …

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— Don’t miss out! Register today for the free webinar, “Joy Unleashed: Lessons a Dog Taught an Unemployed Baby Boomer.” Join AARP on Thursday, December 1st for a free webinar. “Joy Unleashed: Lessons a Dog Taught an Unemployed Baby Boomer” will feature the inspiring true-life story of a dog named Bella who helped her owner, Jean Baur, find a sense of belonging and confidence after being downsized by her job. The webinar airs live at 2 p.m. CT on Thursday, December 1st …