— Come into town this weekend and enjoy Boston’s premier music fest at the 2017 Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival, on Saturday, September 30, 2017, from 2-6 p.m.  The Festival, which is free, takes place on Columbus Avenue, west of Massachusetts Avenue, for six blocks to Burke Street, in Boston. AARP Massachusetts will be there with free resources, giveaways, and information about all of our programs, such as the Fraud Watch Network and HomeFit, and offerings related to health, financial security, and more. We’ll …

—   All are invited to a free shredding event, brought to you by AARP Massachusetts! According to the AARP Fraud Watch Network, shredding remains one of the best ways to safely dispose of no-longer-needed confidential documents — which is a powerful deterrent against ID (identity) theft. Our next shredding event takes place in Worcester on Saturday, Oct. 7, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 2017. Complete details are below.     All shredding is done onsite by New England Security Shredders. Please limit your shredding to 5 boxes per person. This event …

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— The arts scene in Boston is among the best in the state when it comes to world-class theatre, ballet, and other professional shows, as well as cultural and sporting events. We’ve worked with area venues to bring these special offers on Boston-areas events to AARP members and their guests.  Take a look at what’s coming up, and keep checking back here often as new events are always being added!       Merrily We Roll Along Director Maria Friedman’s stunning …

— Join AARP Massachusetts at the 2017 Melrose Victorian Fair!  Attending the annual Melrose Victorian Fair, sponsored by the Melrose Chamber of Commerce, is a tradition for many people in Massachusetts. This year, the 37th Victorian Fair takes place on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., along Main Street, in Melrose, MA 02176. (A severe weather date is Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017.) AARP Massachusetts will be at the Fair again this year, along with a pop-up photo …

— Ever Dreamed of Being Your Own Boss? Are you 50 or older and looking for ways to improve your current financial situation and also pave the way to greater financial security down the road? For many Americans, this can mean self-employment and entrepreneurship though side gigs, freelancing, contracted services, or staring a small business or microbusiness. If you’re considering self-employment, you may be wondering where to start. AARP Foundation’s Work for Yourself@50+ program is specifically designed to help people age …

— You’re invited to AARP Massachusetts Night on Boston’s City Hall Plaza on Wednesday, Aug. 16, to enjoy the sounds of Stardust as part of the Dorothy Curran Wednesday Night Concert Series. Now celebrating 45 years as Boston’s longest-running outdoor concert series, the Wednesday evening performances feature entertainment for music lovers of all ages. This series is presented by Mayor Walsh in partnership with the Boston Parks & Recreation Department and the Mayor’s Office of Tourism, Sports, & Entertainment (aka the Mayor’s …

— Let’s PLAY BALL! Join us for AARP Night at the Lowell Spinners for an evening of fun and baseball. We’ll be there on two dates — Wednesday, Aug. 9, and Wednesday, Aug. 30 — bringing you a chance to get tickets at special pricing, and an opportunity to get to know us and the programs we can bring to your community! Be sure to stop by our table to say hello and learn more!     WHAT: AARP Night at the Lowell …

— As they age, most people want to remain living in their homes for as long as they can. But will their homes safely age along with them? The AARP HomeFit Workshop, part of AARP Livable Communities programming, teaches people how to make modifications to their homes, thereby allowing them to safely “age in place.” Changes range from simple, no cost solutions to larger, more expensive retrofits. Join AARP Massachusetts at the Ipswich Senior Center on Friday, Aug. 18, 1:30 p.m., for a free …

— All are invited to a free shredding event, brought to you by AARP Massachusetts! According to the AARP Fraud Watch Network, shredding remains one of the best ways to safely dispose of no-longer-needed confidential documents — which is a powerful deterrent against ID (identity) theft. Our next shredding event takes place in Hudson on Saturday, Aug. 12, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. , 2017. Complete details are below.   All shredding is done onsite by New England Security Shredders. Please limit your shredding to 3 boxes. This event is free …

— Interested in a community-level volunteer opportunity that can truly make a difference in the life of a child and his or her future? We’re looking for people to be paired as volunteer literacy tutors to help children attending school in Boston and Revere improve their reading and literacy skills. At AARP Massachusetts, we work with Generations Incorporated, a highly regarded 25 year-old nonprofit organization in Greater Boston and the Massachusetts affiliate of AARP Foundation Experience Corps. Generations Incorporated matches volunteers with individual children who attend one of  …