— Our online Q&A sessions can help you keep your loved one secure. Keeping Your Loved Ones Safe at Home Part 1: Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 7 – 7:30 p.m. ET Part 2: Thursday, April 12, 2018, 7 – 7:30 p.m. ET Nearly half of family caregivers are caring for a loved one who still lives in his or her home. Another 35 percent share a home with the loved one in their care. You want a safe and secure home …

— On Saturday, March 31, the nation will celebrate the life and contributions of Cesar Chavez. Chavez has paved the way for individuals today to advocate for equitable wages and safe working conditions. In recognition of this legacy, former President Barack Obama mandated that all fifty states honor Chavez’s legacy by observing a national holiday each year. Chavez grew up as a first-generation American in a family of migrant farmworkers. After his family lost ownership of their farm during the Great …

— We often think a vacation should be a trip to an exotic far-away destination, yet a true vacation is anything that allows you time away from your daily life to relax, explore new things and otherwise enjoy yourself. There’s something especially enriching about a quick trip or day away from responsibilities. So grab a friend, family member or pet – or take some time to yourself – and head out the door. There are lots of affordable options right here …

— “The human contribution is the essential ingredient. It is only in the giving of oneself to others that we truly live.” The quote by AARP founder Ethel Percy Andrus still rings true today and continues to shape this association dedicated to helping people age 50+ live their best lives. As we celebrate the many contributions of women around the United States, we at AARP lift up and recognize our founder for her many contributions. Dr. Andrus lived a life dedicated …

— Hours: AARP Massachusetts is open Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Location: One Beacon Street, Suite 2301 | Boston, MA 02108 | Local Map Call: 866-448-3621 Email: ma@aarp.org Fax: 617-723-4224 Members of the press should contact Communications Director Cindy Campbell at 617-305-0515 or cacampbell@aarp.org. For questions about this website or AARP Massachusetts on Facebook and Twitter,  contact Communications Director Cindy Campbell at 617-305-0515 or cacampbell@aarp.org. Be sure to stay up-to-date on news important to Bay State residents 50+ – ‘Like’ our Facebook Page …

— SCAM ALERT #1 Medicare is sending out new cards to beneficiaries starting this month and running through April 2019. The new cards will no longer list the beneficiary’s Social Security number, making them much safer. However, the change gives scammers an opportunity. If you get a call purporting to be from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services saying you either have to confirm your Social Security number or pay for your new card, hang up. The new cards are …

— Caring for a friend, family member or loved one? You’re not alone. There are more than 42 million family caregivers in the US and more than 844,000 in Massachusetts, providing care for aging parents, spouses, friends or other loved ones, enabling them to live independently in their own homes. Join AARP for an engaging conversation about family caregiving.  Connect with other family caregivers around your table, enjoy complimentary light snacks, and learn more about how to build a support network, …

— Connect with over 24 local employers with available job opportunities.  Learn about free resources from AARP and other organizations to help with your job search.   Sponsored by AARP Massachusetts and West Springfield Council on Aging. WHEN:  Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 2 pm – 4 pm WHERE:  Storrowton Carriage House, 1305 Memorial Drive, West Springfield, MA 01089 This event is free and open to the public and parking is free!  Registration is highly encouraged but not required. RSVP here  

— Job Search in the Digital Age Discover how to search and apply for great jobs online. Explore the latest job search websites and apps Learn how to set yourself apart from the competition Age-proof your resume and boost your online presence WHERE: Boston Marriott Quincy, 1000 Marriott Drive, Quincy, MA 02169 WHEN: Wednesday, May 9, 2018 TIME:  2 pm to 3:30 pm REGISTER: Register online here  QUESTIONS? Call 866-740-6947 Sharpen Your Networking & Interview Skills Refresh your image and put your …

— Applications are currently being accepted through May 16, 2018 The AARP Community Challenge “quick-action” grant program, which is now accepting applications for 2018, is designed to spark change and improve the quality of life for people of all ages in communities nationwide. We know that great communities take a long time to build and sustain. But we also believe that quick actions can be the catalyst for long-term progress. These grants provide localities and nonprofits the chance to fund innovative …