— Did you know that 85% of all jobs are found through networking? If you are looking to network with fellow job seekers in the hopes of a new job or a new career direction, attend the 50+ Job Seekers Networking Group! Funded by the Executive Office of Elder Affairs, managed by Massachusetts Councils on Aging, and supported by AARP, the 50+ Job Seekers Networking Group is designed to support and assist people in the 50+  demographic who are looking for …

—     A growing number of people over the age of 50 are known as “encore entrepreneurs,” in that they’re turning their ideas for small businesses into actionable plans. Whether you’re nearing retirement, or retired, or never plan to retire, if you’ve got an idea for small business, you need help from experts. Please join AARP Massachusetts for two upcoming Encore Entrepreneur events: Tuesday, October 9 in Sharon, and Tuesday, October 30 in Worcester (details below). Both events are free …

— In an Era of Continuous Data Breaches, AARP Massachusetts Seeks to Empower Public with Simple Tips to Protect Sensitive Personal Information As data breach incidents proliferate, a new AARP survey finds that that an alarming number of Massachusetts residents have failed to take the basic precautions against identity fraud.  In response, AARP Massachusetts and the AARP Fraud Watch Network today launched a campaign to raise awareness of identity theft risks and educate consumers on how to enhance the safety of …

— 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 …

— By Jill Gambon Hearing Social Security and Medicare described as “entitlements” bothers Gerald Flaherty. “They’re not entitlements; you paid for them,” he said. Even more vexing to Flaherty are voters who depend on these or other government-sponsored programs but back candidates or policies that undermine them. “It’s a mystery why people sometimes vote against their own best interests,” he said. Getting voters engaged in what’s at stake in this year’s state and federal elections is why Flaherty, 74, of Marion, …

— Are you up to speed on the rules of the road? Brush up on your driving skills by taking an AARP Driver Safety course. The four-hour course is available at numerous locations throughout Massachusetts. All classroom courses are taught by trained AARP volunteers.     By taking an AARP Driver Safety course, you will learn: Current traffic laws The safest ways to change lanes and turn at intersections How to maintain proper following distance How to minimize the effects of …

— How to strengthen and preserve Social Security for future generations is one of the most important decisions facing federal policymakers. This campaign season, questions about Social Security’s fate belong on the forefront. Born in the depths of the Great Depression, Social Security is showing signs of financial distress. Sooner or later, our national leaders will need to step in to secure its long-term future. And whether you’re a potential beneficiary of Social Security or simply among those paying into the …

— 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 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. …

— 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 …