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AARP Massachusetts

News and information important to Bay State residents age 50+
Jennifer Benson is set to become AARP Massachusetts State Director. She begins June 24. Benson takes over for Mike Festa who leaves AARP July 5. Benson is a former Massachusetts State Representative. She is a principal at TSK Associates, a public affairs and government relations firm in Boston.
At the annual AARP Massachusetts volunteer conference, Sen. Markey shared his family caregiving story: his father, a retired milkman, cared for his mother after she was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 1985. At the conference in Worcester, volunteers learned a variety of ways they can use their time and talents to help the Bay State's 50+ population.
AARP Massachusetts is advocating for you. We're doing everything we can to make your neighborhoods, towns, cities, and rural areas great places to live for people of all ages. Massachusetts communities should have safe, walkable streets, age-friendly housing, transportation options, and opportunities for residents of all ages to stay active.
Click to learn more about our online caregiving series Thursdays this May. From building the framework for caring for a loved one to decluttering and downsizing, we have something for everyone. Also, find links to caregiving resources here in the Bay State and information from experts from across the country to help you in your caregiving journey.
Do you know a volunteer age 50+ who is making a significant difference in your community? Honor their dedication, commitment, and creativity with a nomination for the 2024 AARP Massachusetts Andrus Award for Community Service, AARP’s most prestigious and visible state volunteer award for community service
Use your life experience to enrich the lives of those in your community and help however you can. Learn more about all of AARP's volunteer roles at our volunteer conference April 25th at Holy Cross in Worcester. Breakfast and lunch will be served. Registration is required. Space is limited.
In Massachusetts last year, fraud losses were $142.3 million — likely a massive undercount. A new unit at the Attorney General's Office has become the central point of contact for older residents seeking help.
Assets are no longer being considered for Medicare Savings Programs in Massachusetts. If your income was below certain levels, you may qualify for this program. You could save as much as $3,000. You can find more information and links to apply for the state run program here
With income taxes due April 17th, It's prime time for IRS imposter scams. Remember if you can spot a scam, you can stop a scam
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