— 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!

— Today’s mobile technology offers you all kinds of ways to explore the world and connect with people you love. Attend a FREE, hands-on technology workshop from AARP and learn how to get the most from your mobile device.  AARP’s free, interactive workshops for new and intermediate level mobile technology users can help you get ready for what’s next. All courses are taught by friendly instructors in a comfortable environment at a relaxed pace. Devices are provided for workshop use. Register …

— The five world-class illusionists that make up the mind-bending theatrical production Champions of Magic are coming to Boston for the very first time, following sell out shows, rave reviews and a run in London’s West End. Catch this incredible show for the whole family in a limited four-day engagement at the Boch Center Shubert Theatre from September 20 – 23. Witness the impossible, including disappearances, levitation, teleportation and a heart stopping finale, all presented with lighting and special effects to …

— The 2018 All Starr Band includes Colin Hay (“Who Can It be Now”, “Land Down Under”), Steve Lukather (“Africa”, “Hold The Line”, “Roseanna”), Gregg Rolie (“Black Magic Woman”, “Evil Ways”) and new member Graham Gouldman of 10cc (“I’m Not In Love”, “Things We Do For Love”). On percussion and sax is Warren Ham and on drums Gregg Bissonet WHAT:  Ticket discounts for Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band, for AARP members and guests. PRICES: AARP local discount prices are $15 …

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 …

— AARP Massachusetts announced the awardees for its 2018 Age Friendly Mini-Grants program.  Seven winners across the state were awarded grants for age-friendly projects, helping communities make immediate improvements and jumpstart long-term progress to support residents of all ages. Each of the projects, which must be completed by November 30, 2018, is designed to achieve one or more of the following outcomes: Deliver a range of transportation and mobility options that increase connectivity, walkability, bikeability, and/or access to public and private transit. …

—   The September 4th Massachusetts Primary election is coming fast, with the national election day not long afterwards (November 6th!). With crucial programs like Medicare, Social Security, and Caregiving on the line, are you prepared to Be The Difference and Vote?? Here are a few resources to help you confirm you’re ready to cast your ballot: Sign up for voter deadline reminders HERE Register to vote and see what’s on your local ballot HERE Make your pledge to vote in …

— Boston—Today, AARP announced the awardees for its 2018 AARP Community Challenge grant program, including three recipients right here in Massachusetts.  A total of $1.3 million will be distributed to fund 129 “quick action” projects across the country, helping communities make immediate improvements and jumpstart long-term progress to support residents of all ages. Nearly 1,600 applications were received from non-profits and government entities for the program, now in its second year. Each of the projects, which must be completed by November …

— Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the City of Boston’s Commission on Affairs of the Elderly today launched their Age and Dementia-Friendly Business designation, a new pilot program that encourages local businesses to make their spaces and services more inclusive for people of all ages. Today’s announcement was held at Local 338 Bagels and Coffee in West Roxbury, one of nine organizations that received the designation today, which includes certificates and decals to mark their business as Age and Dementia-Friendly. “In …

— 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 …