LOCAL OFFERS: Theatre, Dance, and More for AARP Members/Guests!

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-12-04T06:13:00+00:00">December 4, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-12-14T11:55:43+00:00">December 14, 2017</time> by AARP Massachusetts

The arts scene in Boston and surrounding communities across the state is among the best anywhere when it comes to world-class museums, theatre, ballet, as well as other cultural and sporting events. We’ve worked with area venues from Boston to Worcester to New Bedford and places in between, to bring terrific offers on cultural 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 …

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+00:00">November 28, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-12-04T08:29:20+00:00">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 …

Celebrate Worcester! Send Us a Selfie From Your Favorite Worcester Landmark

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-11-20T14:35:49+00:00">November 20, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-11-20T14:46:13+00:00">November 20, 2017</time> by AARP Massachusetts

  We’re doing a celebration of all things Worcester! It’s easy to participate: Snap a selfie at your favorite landmark in Worcester, email it to us — or post it to our Facebook Page and tag us @aarpma — and we’ll add the pic to a blog post on our website. Pics can include you and/or your favorite Worcesterites — family, friends, pets,  you name it. Some rules apply*; please see below for details:   Celebrate Worcester*  Snap a selfie …

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+00:00">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 …

National Family Caregivers Month: ‘Caregiving Around the Clock’

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-11-08T19:18:46+00:00">November 8, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-11-08T19:21:54+00:00">November 8, 2017</time> by AARP Massachusetts

♥ November is National Family Caregivers Month, a time set aside to recognize and champion unpaid family caregivers and the care they provide to loved ones. The distinction and annual theme, which this year is “Caregiving Around the Clock,” is organized by the Caregiver Action Network. In Massachusetts, there are more than 844,000 unpaid family caregivers. Few understand family caregiving as much as Liz O’Donnell, a Massachusetts resident and author, speaker, and entrepreneur. O’Donnell is the founder of WorkingDaughter.com, a community for …

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

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-11-08T06:00:00+00:00">November 8, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-12-08T09:31:12+00:00">December 8, 2017</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 …

Stay Safe On the Road: Take an AARP Driver Safety Class

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-11-06T06:00:00+00:00">November 6, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-12-07T13:55:29+00:00">December 7, 2017</time> by AARP Massachusetts

Are you up to speed on the rules of the road? Brush up on your driving skills by taking an AARP Driver Safety course. The four-hour course is available at numerous locations throughout Massachusetts. All classroom courses are taught by trained AARP volunteers, who are your peers.     By taking an AARP Driver Safety course, you will learn: Current traffic laws The safest ways to change lanes and turn at intersections How to maintain proper following distance How to …

AARP Massachusetts Andrus Award for Community Service Presented to Arnetta and Carl Baty

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-11-01T10:38:08+00:00">November 1, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-11-01T10:50:41+00:00">November 1, 2017</time> by AARP Massachusetts

AARP Massachusetts is pleased to announce that Arnetta and Carl Baty are recipients of the 2017 AARP Massachusetts Andrus Award for Community Service. The 2017 Andrus Awards Luncheon was held on Oct. 21, at Carson Place in Dorchester. As community volunteers in the Codman Square area, Carl and Arnetta Baty (pronounced BAY-TEE) provide a plethora of service, from arranging monthly coffee hours, organizing a food pantry, hosting speakers on issues including health, housing, and safety, preparing CARE packages for families living …

AARP Massachusetts Announces Four Age-Friendly/Livable Communities Grant Recipients

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-10-17T16:46:52+00:00">October 17, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-10-17T16:49:36+00:00">October 17, 2017</time> by AARP Massachusetts

Since so many worthy projects were submitted to the nationwide AARP Community Challenge Grants program earlier this year, AARP Massachusetts is pleased to announce that four additional projects have been funded through monies set aside locally for Age-Friendly community projects in Massachusetts. The four recipient organizations and related projects are detailed below. Background: AARP Massachusetts announced the first-ever Community Challenge Grants program earlier this year, working in collaboration with communities across the state. The grant program was part of AARP’s nationwide Livable Communities initiative, which aims to make …

Help MA Family Caregivers: Urge U.S. House Members to Co-Sponsor the RAISE Act

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-10-11T19:01:05+00:00">October 11, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-10-11T19:03:23+00:00">October 11, 2017</time> by AARP Massachusetts

AARP is pleased to endorse the bipartisan Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act (H.R. 3759) that will create a strategy to support family caregivers. The Senate recently passed the RAISE Act in a unanimous vote, which AARP applauded. U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D) was a Senate co-sponsor of the bill. Now it’s time for the House to do the same by approving H.R. 3759 — and you can help by calling your U.S. Representative and urging her/him to …