— 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 …

AARP MA Local Offers

— 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 …

— H.B. 4241 and S.B. 2304: An Act Removing Fees for Security Freezes and Disclosures of Consumer Credit Reports Consumers are now two steps closer to having meaningful protections from identity theft. The Massachusetts House of Representatives recently passed An Act Removing Fees for Security Freezes and Disclosures of Consumer Credit Reports, and the Senate has now referred the Bill to the Senate Ways and Means Committee, awaiting recommendation. On behalf of 800,000 AARP members in Massachusetts, we praise our legislators …

— 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,” all so you can choose how you live as you age. Join us for Invest in Yourself — Focus on Your Future, a free event that will help you plan your financial future, on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the Hilton Garden Inn, 35 …

— AARP Massachusetts is working with the Small Business Administration to help adults 50-plus start or expand a small business. Advice and resources for “encore entrepreneurs” will be available next month in Roxbury and the Merrimack Valley. The first event will be Thursday, June 8, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Reggie Lewis Center in Roxbury. The second will be Friday, June 16, 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., at Burtons Grill in North Andover. The events are free, but registration is …

— As you may have heard, Congress is quietly trying to revive its failed health care bill – and it’s getting worse than before. They’re cutting deals to let the big insurance companies charge you even more. It starts with an age tax. If you’re 50 or older, they can charge you five times more than everyone else. Up to $13,000 more per year. At AARP, the battle against the age tax and other provisions in a health care bill continues …

— You are cordially invited to attend the AARP Massachusetts Open House on Thursday Dec. 15, from 4-7 p.m., at our offices at One Beacon St., Suite 2301, Boston, MA 02108. Come help us celebrate the end of a very busy and successful year! Enjoy food, beverages, and dramatic evening views of the Boston skyline from our newly-renovated large conference room. Enjoy conversations with new and old friends and colleagues, and meet other AARP members. This event is open to all …

—     AARP Massachusetts is a proud sponsor of the 2016 Arlington International Film Festival (AIFF). AIFF showcases films produced locally and internationally that foster appreciation for different cultures. The Festival takes place Thursday, Oct. 27 and Friday, Oct. 28, 2016. The Arlington International Film Festival’s mission is to “foster appreciation for different cultures by exploring the lives of people around the globe through independent film — to nurture the next generation of filmmakers within our community.” AIFF screens narrative and documentary features …

— AARP is now accepting nominations for its 2016 Massachusetts Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors a 50+ Massachusetts resident or couple who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members. Nominations will be evaluated by the selection committee convened by AARP Massachusetts based on how the volunteer’s work has improved the community, supported AARP’s vision and mission, and inspired other volunteers. The award recipient will be announced this fall and will receive …

— Are you a Susan Sarandon fan? Then you’ll want to register now for free tickets to our next Movies for Grownups screening! In The Meddler, Sarandon plays Marnie Minervini, a woman who moves from New Jersey to Los Angeles to be near her daughter Lori (actress Rose Byrne), a successful (but still single) screenwriter. Register now for your free tickets! While Marni intends to smother her daughter with motherly love, things backfire when her text messages, unexpected visits, and conversations — dominated …