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Stay up-to-date on federal and state legislative activities. Learn how AARP is fighting for you in Washington D.C. and right here at home.
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.
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.
Adults 60 and over in Massachusetts will soon eclipse the under-20 age cohort for the first time in recorded history. AARP believes the budget is an opportunity to plan for that
For the first time since AARP began publishing the Scorecard in 2011, more than half of Medicaid long-term care dollars nationwide for older adults and people with physical disabilities went to home- and community-based services instead of nursing homes and other institutions.
On Tuesday, April 4, at 10:30 a.m., AARP Massachusetts will host a virtual lobby day to share legislative priorities with its members and state lawmakers.
The organization will push for a broad set of changes, including beefed-up training and career development programs.
As a retired health care administrator and an AARP Massachusetts advocacy volunteer, James Lomastro was alarmed by the staggering number of deaths at the state’s long-term care facilities during the early days of the coronavirus pandemic.
TESTIMONY OF MIKE FESTA, STATE DIRECTOR, AARP MASSACHUSETTS REGARDING SENATE BILL NO. 2084 AND HOUSE BILL NO. 35, HOUSE BILL NO. 3143:
Before the Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons wi9th Disabilities
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