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”, …

Gov. Baker Shares Administration’s Vision for Programs Important to Bay Staters 50-Plus

Posted on 04/7/2015 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Voters Note: We recently offered Gov. Charlie Baker an opportunity to share his administration’s plans on issues and programs important to those age 50-plus in the Bay State. Following is what Gov. Baker shared with us.  “As a son of aging parents and a constituent who benefits from your hard work, I truly value your advocacy on behalf of older Americans and am honored to have this opportunity to share with AARP Massachusetts some of my administration’s priorities for elder programing. “Our seniors have …

Close the Conflict of Interest Loophole: The Time is Now!

Posted on 04/7/2015 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Advocacy | Finances 50+ | Money & Work | Press The Problem   You’ve worked hard to save for retirement and you deserve a financial advisor who works just as hard to protect what you’ve earned. Right now, loopholes in the law allow bad-actors in the financial industry to provide retirement savings “advice” based on what’s best for their pocketbook, not yours. The result? They can recommend investments with higher fees, riskier features, and lower returns because they earn more money, even if those investments are not the best choice …

Attend a Life Reimagined Checkup for Your Life

Posted on 04/1/2015 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 …