Join AARP Massachusetts and the Tower Hill Botanic Garden for Tuesdays in September!

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-05-15T12:57:00-04:00">May 15, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-05-16T09:49:43-04:00">May 16, 2019</time> by AARP Massachusetts

On Tuesdays in September, AARP members and up to 5 guests can gain free admission to the Tower Hill Botanic Garden located in Boylston.  AARP members and their guests will receive one free admission and up to five additional free admissions.  The entire group of up to six people must arrive in one vehicle and mention the code “FUN50” at the welcome gate. AARP Tuesdays in September will take place on September 3, 10, 17, and 24.  Hours are 10am …

AARP Massachusetts volunteers testify at the State House

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-05-14T16:05:15-04:00">May 14, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-05-14T16:51:16-04:00">May 14, 2019</time> by AARP Massachusetts

Volunteer advocates testify in support of Nurse Licensure Compact and Housing Choice bills AARP Massachusetts volunteer Executive Council member and registered nurse Deborah Washington offered testimony in front of the Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure in support of Senate Bill No. 103 – An Act Relative to Nurse Licensure Compact. Below is her testimony from May 14, 2019: “AARP is the nation’s largest nonprofit, non-partisan organization dedicated to empowering Americans 50 and older to choose how they …

AARP Massachusetts Seeks Nominees for 2019 Andrus Award for Community Service

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2019-05-13T12:09:25-04:00">May 13, 2019</time> by AARP Massachusetts

AARP state offices are seeking nominations for the AARP Andrus Award for Community Service. The association’s most prestigious volunteer tribute recognizes outstanding individuals age 50 and older who are sharing their experience, talents and skills to enrich the lives of others. The AARP Andrus Award for Community Service is an annual awards program developed to honor individuals whose service is a unique and valuable contribution to society.  Last year, AARP recognized 50 outstanding individuals and couples from around the country. …

Volunteer with AARP Massachusetts at the Boston Pride Parade and Festival!

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-05-06T10:34:27-04:00">May 6, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-05-14T16:13:23-04:00">May 14, 2019</time> by AARP Massachusetts

  AARP Massachusetts will be at the Boston Pride Festival on Saturday, June 8! We are looking for volunteers to help us out at our table.  If you would like to volunteer, please email Kara Cohen at kcohen@aarp.org or call her at 617-305-0569. If you are attending Pride, we hope you will stop by our table and say hi, and pick up some great information and resources. You can learn more about our Prescription Drug campaign, and hear more about …

Attend our upcoming free Fraud Watch Network shred events!

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-04-25T10:57:11-04:00">April 25, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-04-29T12:01:22-04:00">April 29, 2019</time> by AARP Massachusetts

Did you know that someone’s identity is stolen every two seconds?  AARP Massachusetts is doing our part to help you avoid identity theft and fraud by offering free Fraud Watch Network shredding events. Shredding confidential documents is a good way to protect yourself from scammers. Shredding events are free and open to the public. Bring any confidential documents to our shredding events, and we’ll shred them for free in the on-site shredding truck. It only takes a few minutes. Limit …

Explore the Outdoors with AARP Massachusetts and Mass Audubon!

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-04-22T14:18:40-04:00">April 22, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-04-22T15:30:02-04:00">April 22, 2019</time> by AARP Massachusetts

Sustainable Yards (Creating Sustainable Outdoor Spaces) Wednesday, May 29, 2 pm – 3:30 pm Mass Audubon’s Broad Meadow Brook Sanctuary 414 Massasoit Rd, Worcester, MA 01604 How can a yard be safe, eco-friendly, and attractive to both people and nature? At Mass Audubon’s Broad Meadow Brook, New England’s largest urban wildlife sanctuary, learn how you can enjoy a healthy yard while supporting birds and pollinators through sustainable landscaping. This class will teach you about some of our local birds and …

AARP Massachusetts Monthly Fraud Watch Network Update for April 2019

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-03-28T13:43:11-04:00">March 28, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-03-28T13:44:13-04:00">March 28, 2019</time> by AARP Massachusetts

BACKGROUND: Did you know that someone’s identity gets stolen every two seconds?  The AARP Fraud Watch Network provides you with tips and resources to help you spot and avoid identity theft and fraud so you can protect yourself and your family.  Our watchdog alerts will keep you up to date on con artists’ latest tricks.  It’s free of charge for everyone:  AARP members, non-members, and people of all ages. The AARP Fraud Watch Network is: An Educator: Get real-time alerts …

Fraud Watch Alert: Government Impostors

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2019-03-25T13:43:20-04:00">March 25, 2019</time> by AARP Massachusetts

Scammers claim to be government officials to steal your money or your identity.  Here’s what to watch for: Scammers’ Tactics It’s the IRS: You owe taxes and must pay immediately or face arrest! It’s Social Security: Your number was compromised and you need to take immediate action? Free Money: You qualify for a federal grant! You’ve Won: You’ve won millions in a federally-supervised lottery! What You Should Know The government will not contact you out of the blue. The government …

AARP Launches ‘Stop Rx Greed’ Campaign Targeting High Prescription Drug Prices

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-03-12T14:30:00-04:00">March 12, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-03-12T14:13:35-04:00">March 12, 2019</time> by AARP Massachusetts

New Campaign Focuses on Federal and State Solutions to Cut Drug Prices Now  Today, AARP announced the launch of ‘Stop Rx Greed,’ a nationwide campaign aimed at lowering prescription drug prices. The goal of AARP’s sustained campaign is to help drive down drug prices for Commonwealth residents and all Americans by advocating for a variety of legislative, executive, and regulatory actions at both the federal and state level. “We are calling on Congress, the Administration and Massachusetts lawmakers to pass …

AARP Massachusetts Monthly Fraud Watch Update for March 2019

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-03-07T11:52:48-04:00">March 7, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-03-07T12:09:09-04:00">March 7, 2019</time> by AARP Massachusetts

Did you know that someone’s identity gets stolen every two seconds?  The AARP Fraud Watch Network provides you with tips and resources to help you spot and avoid identity theft and fraud so you can protect yourself and your family.  Our watchdog alerts will keep you up to date on con artists’ latest tricks.  It’s free of charge for everyone:  AARP members, non-members, and people of all ages. The AARP Fraud Watch Network is: An Educator: Get real-time alerts about …