— 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!

— AARP MA is committed to making Massachusetts an Age-Friendly state, supports all communities in the growing Age-Friendly network, and highlights the incredible work done throughout the Commonwealth.  Latest News: Massachusetts Submits State Age-Friendly Action Plan A little less than a year after Governor Baker announced that Massachusetts would be the second state in the country to join AARP’s Network of Age-Friendly States, they submitted their multiyear Action Plan. READ MORE   Featured Community: Berkshires 2018 Livable Community Challenge Grantee, Age-Friendly …

— TESTIMONY OF AARP MASSACHUSETTS BEFORE THE JOINT COMMITTEE ON HEALTH CARE FINANCING BOSTON, MA APRIL 11, 2019   Good afternoon.  I am Mike Festa, state director of AARP Massachusetts.  AARP is the nation’s largest nonprofit, non-partisan organization dedicated to empowering Americans 50 and older to choose how they live as they age.  On behalf of the nearly 38 million members nationwide and nearly 800,000 members here in the Commonwealth, thank you for the opportunity to speak today.   No one …

— Attend AARP’s free, two-part webinar to find out how. Tips for Working Caregivers from Working Caregivers Part 1: Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 7 p.m. ET Part 2: Thursday, May 9, 2019, 7 p.m. ET Are you trying to balance caring for an aging or disabled loved one while working full or part time? Get the tips, ideas and support you need at AARP’s free, two-part webinar. Register today to get answers from AARP experts, a working family caregiver like you …

— TESTIMONY OF AARP   REGARDING   HOUSE BILL NO. 607 AND SENATE BILL NO. 357 AN ACT INCREASING THE PERSONAL NEEDS ALLOWANCE FOR RESIDENTS OF LONG TERM CARE FACILITIES   AND   SENATE BILL NO. 372 AN ACT RELATIVE TO RESERVING BEDS IN NURSING HOMES DURING CERTAIN LEAVES OF ABSENCE   BEFORE   THE JOINT COMMITTEE ON ELDER AFFAIRS   BOSTON, MA APRIL 8, 2019   Good afternoon.  I am Mike Festa, state director of AARP Massachusetts.  AARP is the …

— By Jill Gambon Madhav Kacker, 91, of Sharon, spent years taking care of his wife, Vijai, who suffered strokes, spinal stenosis, heart disease and other ailments. Like many people who care for loved ones at home, Kacker found that the out-of-pocket costs related to his wife’s care added up. There were treatments, equipment, prescriptions and copayments for doctor visits. He made updates to their home to accommodate his wife’s use of a wheelchair. “I had to modify a bathroom and …

— Find out what you can already be doing to prepare at our free, two-part webinar. Retirement Planning: Top Tips to Get or Stay on Track Part 1: Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 7 p.m. ET Part 2: Thursday, April 25, 2019, 7 p.m. ET Are you making the right decisions today for a better retirement down the road? You can and AARP is here to help you get on track with your retirement plans. Simply register now for our free, two-part …

— BACKGROUND: 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 …

— Scammers claim to be government officials to steal your money or your identity.  Here’s what to watch for: Scammers’ Tactics It’s the IRS: You owe taxes and must pay immediately or face arrest! It’s Social Security: Your number was compromised and you need to take immediate action? Free Money: You qualify for a federal grant! You’ve Won: You’ve won millions in a federally-supervised lottery! What You Should Know The government will not contact you out of the blue. The government …

— New Campaign Focuses on Federal and State Solutions to Cut Drug Prices Now  Today, AARP announced the launch of ‘Stop Rx Greed,’ a nationwide campaign aimed at lowering prescription drug prices. The goal of AARP’s sustained campaign is to help drive down drug prices for Commonwealth residents and all Americans by advocating for a variety of legislative, executive, and regulatory actions at both the federal and state level. “We are calling on Congress, the Administration and Massachusetts lawmakers to pass …

— Local discounts for AARP Members and their guests. Take in the art, culture, and fun across Massachusetts with AARP’s local discount offers! See below for our current offerings, and keep checking back as we are always updating with fun new events and opportunities. Huntington Theatre Company Romeo and Juliet March 1-31, 2019 Huntington Avenue Theatre 264 Huntington Avenue, Boston MA 02115 $49 orchestra tickets available to AARP members with code: REALPOSS To purchase tickets call 617-266-0800, go to https://www.huntingtontheatre.org, or …