— 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 …

— Sustainable Yards (Creating Sustainable Outdoor Spaces) Wednesday, May 29, 2 pm – 3:30 pm Mass Audubon’s Broad Meadow Brook Sanctuary 414 Massasoit Rd, Worcester, MA 01604 How can a yard be safe, eco-friendly, and attractive to both people and nature? At Mass Audubon’s Broad Meadow Brook, New England’s largest urban wildlife sanctuary, learn how you can enjoy a healthy yard while supporting birds and pollinators through sustainable landscaping. This class will teach you about some of our local birds and …

—   The North End is a delightful labyrinth of narrow streets and exotic marketplaces. Walk among the Italian markets, see colonial buildings and hear the story of a changing neighborhood from the time of Cotton Mather, to the exploits of Paul Revere, the rise of the Fitzgeralds, the fall of molasses, and present day re-gentrification. Join us Saturday, May 11 at 2 PM for this 90 minute tour. Meet at the statue of boxer Tony DeMarco at the intersection of …

— AARP Movies for Grownups has expanded to the Worcester area this year. The program offers free screenings of prerelease films for AARP members and their guests. The movies are selected to appeal to audiences 50-plus. Tickets are offered on a first-come, first-served basis, and the events fill up fast. Recent shows have included Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Black Panther, Darkest Hour, Victoria & Abdul, Last Flag Flying and The Zookeeper’s Wife. Members who live in the Worcester area and …

— Imagine getting exclusive early access to the biggest Hollywood blockbusters.  This privilege isn’t just reserved for the Hollywood elite, but rather a benefit offered to many AARP members around the country. AARP’s Movies for Grownups screening program invites members to free exclusive screenings of the latest major motion pictures in their own communities. “Movies for Grown Ups is an amazing AARP program that brings great films to our members in their own communities.  Who doesn’t love a free night out …

— Are you looking for a community-level volunteer opportunity that can truly make a difference in the life of a child and her or his future? Generations Incorporated, a highly regarded 25 year-old nonprofit organization in Greater Boston and the Massachusetts affiliate of AARP Foundation Experience Corps,  is looking for people to be paired as volunteer literacy tutors to help Boston and Revere schoolchildren improve their reading and literacy skills. Generations Incorporated matches volunteers with individual children who attend one of  17 public schools or after-school programs …

— Join us this week for an AARP Fraud Watch Network TeleTown Hall to talk about ways to protect yourself and your family from fraud, ID theft, and scams. Our special guest is John Chapman, Undersecretary for the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation, Commonwealth of Massachusetts.   Provide your telephone number and you’ll automatically receive a call, which will connect you to the TeleTown Hall. There are two sessions: One on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, at 2 p.m. ET, and a …

— AARP Massachusetts is pleased to announce that Arnetta and Carl Baty are recipients of the 2017 AARP Massachusetts Andrus Award for Community Service. The 2017 Andrus Awards Luncheon was held on Oct. 21, at Carson Place in Dorchester. As community volunteers in the Codman Square area, Carl and Arnetta Baty (pronounced BAY-TEE) provide a plethora of service, from arranging monthly coffee hours, organizing a food pantry, hosting speakers on issues including health, housing, and safety, preparing CARE packages for families living …

— Did you know that every 2 seconds someone’s identity is stolen. Fight back with help from the AARP Fraud Watch Network. Join us for a discussion at the Newton Free Library on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, from 7-8 p.m., and learn how to spot and avoid identity theft and fraud so you can protect yourself and your family. The event, which is free of charge and everyone — members, non-members and people of all ages —  is sponsored by AARP Massachusetts, …