—   Introducing AARP Massachusetts Advocacy Coffee Hours at the State House! In addition to our community outreach and local workshops and presentations that we offer, legislative advocacy is another huge part of what we do at AARP Massachusetts. Our advocacy, for example, resulted in passage of the Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act¬†in Massachusetts, a huge benefit for the state’s 844K family caregivers. In this new year of 2018, our legislative advocacy efforts are already full-steam ahead! Our two key …

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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 …

— 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 …

—   We’re doing a celebration of all things Worcester! It’s easy to participate: Snap a selfie at your favorite landmark in Worcester, email it to us ‚ÄĒ or post it to our Facebook Page and tag us @aarpma ‚ÄĒ and we’ll add the pic to a blog post on our website. Pics can include you and/or your favorite Worcesterites ‚ÄĒ family, friends, pets,¬† you name it. Some rules apply*; please see below for details:   Celebrate Worcester*¬† Snap a selfie …

— 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‚Äôs 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 ‚ÄĒ members, non-members and people of all ages¬†‚ÄĒ¬† is sponsored by AARP Massachusetts, …