— 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 …

— 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 …

— 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 …

— Three projects funded with Community Challenge grants have increased access to transportation, public spaces and affordable housing. The grants were announced last July as part of AARP’s Livable Communities initiative. In Springfield the Pioneer Valley Transit Authority installed benches to assist older adults and people with disabilities in using the regional transit service. The Old Colony YMCA in East Bridgewater improved the five-mile Hiking Viking trail by adding signs and ADA-compliant benches and boardwalks. And Habitat for Humanity of Greater …

— Attend AARP’s Free Webinar to Find Out How Social Security – Your Questions Answered Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 7 p.m. ET You’ve earned your Social Security retirement benefits. Make sure you get everything you’ve got coming to you by attending the first in a series of free Social Security webinars from AARP. Register for this session to get straightforward answers to questions like: When should I claim my benefits to get a larger monthly check? Will working after retirement affect …

—   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 more than 800,000 members in the Commonwealth, we thank Governor Baker for signing into law House Bill No. 4806 – An Act Relative to Consumer Protection from Security Breaches. This law, which gives consumers control of their credit reports by allowing them to freeze and unfreeze their credit without paying fees to …

— AARP is now accepting applications for the 2019 Community Challenge grant program to fund “quick-action” projects that spark change in local communities. The grant program, which is now in its third year, is part of AARP’s nationwide Livable Communities initiative, which aims to make communities great places to live for everyone. The Community Challenge is open to 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4) and 501(c)(6) nonprofits and government entities. Other types of organizations will be considered on a case-by-case basis.  Grants can range from …

— The AARP Massachusetts Executive Council (EC) provides strategic direction for AARP at the state level. The volunteer board is led by State President Sandra Harris. Each member brings uniquely valuable skills and experience to AARP. PRESIDENT, Sandra Harris began her tenure as State President in January 2019. She was formerly a member of the AARP Massachusetts Executive Council, having joined in 2018. Her passion lies with advocating creative solutions and supportive environments that encourage elders to live at the highest level …

— Of the more than 844,000 family caregivers in Massachusetts, very few are reimbursed for the care they provide. In fact, the estimated value of this care exceeds $11 billion per year, with the average caregiver paying almost $7,000 out of pocket to care for a loved one. To help family caregivers in the state, AARP Massachusetts has filed legislation that will provide a tax credit for certain expenses incurred by family caregivers. An Act to Establish the Family Caregiver Tax …