AARP MA Local Offers

— 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 …

— AARP Massachusetts is working with the Small Business Administration to help adults 50-plus start or expand a small business. Advice and resources for “encore entrepreneurs” will be available next month in Roxbury and the Merrimack Valley. The first event will be Thursday, June 8, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Reggie Lewis Center in Roxbury. The second will be Friday, June 16, 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., at Burtons Grill in North Andover. The events are free, but registration is …

— As you may have heard, Congress is quietly trying to revive its failed health care bill – and it’s getting worse than before. They’re cutting deals to let the big insurance companies charge you even more. It starts with an age tax. If you’re 50 or older, they can charge you five times more than everyone else. Up to $13,000 more per year. At AARP, the battle against the age tax and other provisions in a health care bill continues …

— 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 …

—     AARP Massachusetts is a proud sponsor of the 2016 Arlington International Film Festival (AIFF). AIFF showcases films produced locally and internationally that foster appreciation for different cultures. The Festival takes place Thursday, Oct. 27 and Friday, Oct. 28, 2016. The Arlington International Film Festival’s mission is to “foster appreciation for different cultures by exploring the lives of people around the globe through independent film — to nurture the next generation of filmmakers within our community.” AIFF screens narrative and documentary features …

— 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 …

— 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 …

— 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 …

— AARP members and guests are invited to a free screening of Hello, My Name is Doris, a new film starring Sally Field. The film screening is presented by AARP Massachusetts and Movies for Grownups. After a lifetime of being overlooked and ignored, a woman of a certain age finds her world turned upside down by a handsome new co-worker and a self-help seminar that inspires her to take a chance on love. Hello, My Name is Doris, is a witty …

— Studies show that Americans aren’t saving enough for the future, and the risk of coming up short financially in retirement is an especially real concern for women. AARP is working to help you chart women age 50+ chart their financial futures with free, unbiased information, enabling them to make smart financial decisions and manage their money wisely. In recognition of Women’s History Month in March, join other women and get expert advice at our free Women 50+: Charting Your Financial …