— 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 …

— If you live in the Worcester area, are age 50+, and are looking for work or perhaps a career change, you’ll want to attend the AARP Massachusetts event, Job Seekers 50+: Your Path to Success, on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Mechanics Hall, 321 Main Street Worcester, MA 01608. Employers from industries including education, healthcare, nonprofits, manufacturing, government, hospitality, and finance will talk about what they are looking for in today’s job candidates. Space is …

—   AARP Massachusetts is pleased to announce two local recipients of the AARP Community Challenge grant program, which aims to help create change and improve quality of life at the community level. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Stoneham and Wakefield received funding for the creation of an intergenerational community garden and education program. The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), with the Town of Natick, also received funding to develop Senior Friendly Trails. The MAPC will promote changes to address the …

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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 …

— 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 …

— You’re invited to AARP Massachusetts Night on Boston’s City Hall Plaza, as this summer’s Dorothy Curran Wednesday Night Concert Series kicks off on Wednesday, July 12. Now celebrating 45 years as Boston’s longest-running outdoor concert series, 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 Office of Arts & Culture). On AARP …

— All are invited to attend one of three upcoming FREE shredding events, 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. The shredding events will take place in Revere on Friday, June 23, 2017; Charlestown on Tuesday, June 27, 2017; and Haverhill on Wednesday, June 28, 2017. Complete details are below.   NOTE: For all three events, all shredding …

— By Jill Gambon Jane Ahern-DeFillippi, public policy junkie, closely tracks bills in Washington, D.C., or on Beacon Hill that could affect her community, especially its older residents. As a volunteer legislative advocate for AARP Massachusetts, Ahern-DeFillippi also posts and shares updates daily on Facebook. She helps keep others informed about health care reform, for example, and upcoming classes or events. She became a Facebook “power user” after participating in a social media workshop offered by AARP Massachusetts. In the class, …