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Health & Wellbeing

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As the formal legislative session wraps up on Beacon Hill, a nursing home reform bill is still making its way through the process. The Massachusetts House has passed a bill. The senate has not. The formal session ends July 31. COVID-19 highlighted problematic issues at nursing homes. Now is the time to address them
AARP is making a post-pandemic push to combat loneliness and social isolation by hosting a series of in-person events, including a trip to the New England Botanic Garden, ice cream socials and an outing to the Cambridge Jazz Festival. A 2023 advisory from the U.S. surgeon general declared increasing loneliness, isolation and lack of connection to be a public health crisis.
Watch these insightful conversations from AARP Massachusetts. From clutter to nutrition, alcohol and loneliness, find simple life hacks or gain insightful information from these hour long discussions.
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.
A guide to when, where and how to sign up for health insurance through Health Connector.
Massachusetts residents can schedule new COVID-19 vaccine appointments or walk into a nearby pharmacy to get a shot. Here’s how to find an updated vaccine near you.
If you are struggling to pay your heating bill, you may be eligible for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, which pays part of certain Bay State residents’ winter heating bills.
MA Secretary of Elder Affairs, Elizabeth Chen, talked to callers about staying healthy and resources available in Massachusetts
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