— The AARP Fraud Watch Network brings fraud-fighting efforts to consumers nationwide in “Operation: Stop Scams” — a month-long series of events in communities coast-to-coast, as AARP state organizations sponsor free local events in nearly every state and the District of Columbia.  In Massachusetts, we have one more scheduled paper-shredding event in Medford on June 1, so there’s still time to get your documents shredded. Shredding events are free and open to the public. Limit five boxes per person, please.  Questions? …

— 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 …

— With the two-year legislative session coming to a close at the end of July, AARP Massachusetts and other advocacy groups are staging a last chance to be heard on issues important to Bay Staters 50-plus. AARP, the Massachusetts Association of Councils on Aging, the Massachusetts Senior Action Council and Mass Home Care are cosponsoring Securing the Future of Aging: Lobby Day at the Massachusetts State House on Tuesday, June 12. Advocates will gather at the Grand Staircase at 10 a.m. …

— Regarding S.B. 2455: An Act Removing Fees for Security Freezes and Disclosures of Consumer Credit Reports “Today, consumers are another step closer to having meaningful protections from identity theft. On behalf of 800,000 AARP members in Massachusetts and as the largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization representing the interests of Americans age 50 and older and their families, we praise the Senate for passing An Act Removing Fees for Security Freezes and Disclosures of Consumer Credit Reports. One of the key provisions …

— 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 minimize the …

— Annual Award Recognizes Those Who Make a Powerful Difference in their Community AARP is now accepting nominations for its 2018 Massachusetts Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors 50+ Bay State residents who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members.  The award is named after our founder, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus. “AARP Massachusetts is excited to shine a light on 50+ Commonwealth residents who are using what they’ve learned in life to …

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— 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 …

—   Commitment to meet AARP, WHO guidelines will help residents of all ages Boston – AARP National Board President Eric J. Schneidewind today presented Governor Charlie Baker with an official certification welcoming Massachusetts into the AARP network of Age-Friendly States and the World Health Organization Global Network of Age Friendly Cities and Communities. Governor Baker accepted the award in front of 200 attendees at AARP’s annual volunteer meeting in Framingham. “We are delighted to acknowledge the commitment of Massachusetts to …

— By Jill Gambon John Marcelino’s first car was a far cry from the rides on the road today: It had no right side-view mirror, no backup camera, no airbags and no Bluetooth connectivity. Cars aren’t the only things that have changed since Marcelino, 58, started driving. The rules of the road have also evolved. Now volunteer state coordinator for the AARP Massachusetts Driver Safety program, Marcelino said it’s important for drivers to refresh their skills and keep up with the …

— AARP TEK: Intro to iPad Join AARP for a free hands-on workshop, and learn how to get the most from your mobile devices. All participants will get hands-on experience with devices, and a free touchscreen stylus pen. Register today – seating is limited! Discover the iPad’s capabilities. If you’re new to mobile technology or in need of a refresher, our introductory course is a great starting point. • Texting – Learn the technique, learn the language • Photos and Videos …