Family Caregiver Tax Credit Legislation Filed by AARP Massachusetts

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-07-13T16:16:00-04:00">July 13, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-07-13T16:16:58-04:00">July 13, 2018</time> by AARP Massachusetts

See our time-sensitive Action Alert here! Of the more than 844,000 family caregivers in Massachusetts, very few are reimbursed for the care they provide. In fact, the estimated value of this care exceeds $11 billion per year, based on data from 2013. Most family caregivers help their loved ones with “activities of daily living” or ADLs. These include everyday functions and activities that individuals usually do without help, including bathing, continence, dressing, eating, toileting, and transferring. In addition, many caregivers …

Contact AARP Massachusetts

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-03-28T11:52:00-04:00">March 28, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-09-14T13:11:21-04:00">September 14, 2018</time> by AARP Massachusetts

Hours: AARP Massachusetts is open Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Location: One Beacon Street, Suite 2301 | Boston, MA 02108 | Local Map Our location is in downtown Boston, easily accessible via automobile or MBTA. The closest MBTA stops are: Red Line: Park Street; Orange Line: State; Green Line: Park Street or Government Center; Blue Line: State or Government Center. Call: 866-448-3621 Email: Fax: 617-723-4224 Members of the press should contact Communications Director Cindy Campbell at 617-305-0515 …

Meet the 2018 AARP Massachusetts Executive Council

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-02-12T15:52:00-04:00">February 12, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-03-28T12:04:15-04:00">March 28, 2018</time> by AARP Massachusetts

The AARP Massachusetts Executive Council (EC) provides strategic direction for AARP at the state level. The volunteer board is led by State President Sandy Albright. Each member brings uniquely valuable skills and experience to AARP. PRESIDENT, Sandy Albright, LICSW (licensed independent clinical social worker), joined the EC in 2014 and became president in 2015. She served as Massachusetts Undersecretary of Elder Affairs from 2007 to 2013. Prior to that she was the CEO of Federated Dorchester Neighborhood Houses, Inc., from 2002-2004, …

Boomers Ask: Is Downsizing Throwing Away a Life?

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-01-24T17:41:07-04:00">January 24, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-01-24T17:51:51-04:00">January 24, 2018</time> by AARP Massachusetts

As Baby Boomers begin to downsize and simplify their lives, more and more are finding that their prized possessions are not wanted by their children and grandchildren. This rejection can be difficult to take.

Consider Becoming a Money Management Volunteer

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-01-08T13:19:13-04:00">January 8, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-03-16T13:47:20-04:00">March 16, 2018</time> by AARP Massachusetts

Did you know that there are low income seniors and persons with disabilities right in your own community that need your help? With compassion, patience, and a few hours each month, you can make a difference. Consider volunteering with the Massachusetts Money Management Program.

Attend a Free Fraud Watch Network Presentation

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-01-04T15:55:18-04:00">January 4, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-01-28T10:14:54-04:00">January 28, 2019</time> by AARP Massachusetts

Every year, hundreds of thousands of Americans are impacted by fraud and scams. Want to avoid becoming one of them? Join us at a free, upcoming Fraud Watch Network discussion, and learn how to spot scams, fraud, and prevent attempts to steal your identity.

Guest Post: Who Are the Teachers of Love and Hate?

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-12-20T22:10:45-04:00">December 20, 2017</time> by AARP Massachusetts

This is the first in a series of guest blog posts for AARP Massachusetts by Dr. Ruth Nemzoff, author and resident scholar at Brandeis Women’s Studies Research Center.  If hate and love must be learned, then who is the teacher? After last summer’s riots in Charlottesville, Virginia, former President Barack Obama took to Twitter to post a Nelson Mandela quote that would become the most-liked tweet in history: “No one is born hating another person because of the color of …

The CARE Act is Now Law in Massachusetts: Learn What This Means For You

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-12-03T06:00:00-04:00">December 3, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-01-28T10:14:08-04:00">January 28, 2019</time> by AARP Massachusetts

AARP Massachusetts is pleased to announce that the Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act went into effect as state law on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017! Every day more than 844,000 Massachusetts residents help their parents, spouses or loved ones live independently at home. These family caregivers take on huge responsibilities that can be stressful, exhausting and overwhelming. In 2015 in Massachusetts, family caregivers provided an estimated 786 million hours of unpaid care valued at approximately $11.6 billion annually. The CARE Act supports family …

Help Improve a Child’s Reading and Literacy Skills: Volunteer with GenInc

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-11-28T14:53:20-04:00">November 28, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-12-04T08:29:20-04:00">December 4, 2017</time> by AARP Massachusetts

Are you looking for a community-level volunteer opportunity that can truly make a difference in the life of a child and her or his future? Generations Incorporated, a highly regarded 25 year-old nonprofit organization in Greater Boston and the Massachusetts affiliate of AARP Foundation Experience Corps,  is looking for people to be paired as volunteer literacy tutors to help Boston and Revere schoolchildren improve their reading and literacy skills. Generations Incorporated matches volunteers with individual children who attend one of  17 public schools or after-school programs …

Sign up for Our Fraud Watch Network Telephone Town Hall Discussion

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-11-14T14:38:19-04:00">November 14, 2017</time> by AARP Massachusetts

Join us this week for an AARP Fraud Watch Network TeleTown Hall to talk about ways to protect yourself and your family from fraud, ID theft, and scams. Our special guest is John Chapman, Undersecretary for the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation, Commonwealth of Massachusetts.   Provide your telephone number and you’ll automatically receive a call, which will connect you to the TeleTown Hall. There are two sessions: One on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, at 2 p.m. ET, and a …