— By Michelle Cerulli McAdams When Salem resident Patricia Zaido learned about the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities, she knew she wanted her city to be a part of it. A former longtime faculty member and administrator at Salem State University, Zaido mentioned the age-friendly initiative to Mayor Kimberley Driscoll, who was enthusiastic. So Zaido got to work, forming a task force to tackle livability issues. “It’s been a good 10 or 12 years that I’ve been interested 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 …

— 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 …

— 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 …

— 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, …

— 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. …