— AARP is here to help you take on today – and every day. From sharing practical resources, to holding fun activities and events, AARP is providing opportunities to connect and help build an even stronger Massachusetts for all ages to live, work and play. We hope you’ll join us!

— Beneficiaries have until Dec. 7 to review coverage and make changes for 2019 Medicare’s annual eight-week open enrollment period begins today. Beneficiaries have until Dec. 7 to take stock of their current coverage and decide whether it meets their health care needs — and budget. All the decisions made during open enrollment will take effect in January. If you don’t want to change your coverage, no action is required. But, with few exceptions, this is the one chance to change …

—   The November 6th Election is coming fast. With crucial programs like Medicare, Social Security, and Caregiving on the line, are you prepared to Be The Difference and Vote?? REGISTER TO VOTE Massachusetts has almost 4.5 million voters. If you are one of the MA residents who is not registered to vote, the deadline for registering to vote in the Nov. 6 state election is 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17. Any citizen who will turn 18 by election day is …

—   Caring for a friend, family member or loved one? Come take a break and get ready for what’s next. Join us for this lightly facilitated conversation about family caregiving: • Discover five key steps to aid you in your caregiving journey • Connect and exchange tips with fellow caregivers • Explore local caregiving resources available in your community To locate respite services visit the National Respite Locator at archrespite.org Endicott Estate Ballroom 656 East Street Dedham, MA 02026 Complimentary …

— CELEBRATING 10 YEARS This is the 10th Boston Asian American Film Festival and they’re extending the fun and films to another weekend! The festival will be held at the Brattle Theatre on Thursday, Oct. 18 and the rest of the programming will be at the Paramount Center and various other venues. Please save the date(s) and join us for a great experience with the community! #BAAFF10 WHAT: Ticket discounts for all BAAFF movies for AARP members and guests. PRICES: AARP …

— To help experienced workers and job seekers get to where they want to be, AARP offers effective resources and innovative tools, spotlights employers that value experienced workers and confronts age discrimination in the workplace. Whether you’re kicking off a job search or looking to advance your career, sometimes a fresh perspective is all you need to break through, reenergize yourself, and learn how to apply your skills in ways you’ve never considered. At AARP Work & Jobs, you’ll find innovative …

— This Q&A Webinar Offers Tips Anyone Can Use 10 Retirement Planning Quick Tips Online Q&A PART 1: Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 7 p.m. ET PART 2: Thursday, October 25, 2018, 7 p.m. ET If you feel like it’s too late to save anything for retirement, AARP has some reassuring news for you: It’s not. Even if you’re behind schedule on retirement planning, there are still ways to grow your nest egg. A first step is to stop putting it off …

— Attend AARP’s Free, Two-Part Webinar Medicare: Your Questions Answered PART 1: Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 7 p.m. ET PART 2: Thursday, October 18, 2018 7 p.m. ET The better you understand Medicare, the smarter decisions you can make about it—no matter if you’re enrolling for the first time or getting ready to make changes to your coverage. AARP’s free, two-part webinar helps you get answers and understand your options right when you need it—at the start of the Medicare annual …

— 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 …

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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 …

— You want to make the most of your future. That’s why AARP Massachusetts is providing free, unbiased information that will help you think smarter about your finances and plan for your “what’s next,” so you can choose how you live as you age.  This event is free and open to the public and no products or services will be sold or marketed. Featured topics include: Understanding your social security benefits Making sense of your Medicare benefits Getting your legal house …