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The state will have new members of Congress in January, and AARP wants to be sure they focus on issues of concern to older citizens, like family caregiving and financial security.
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By Michelle Cerulli McAdams
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By Jill Gambon
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AARP Massachusetts will help Bay Staters reach their future financial goals with a Ready for Retirement event on Saturday, Nov. 4. The free session will run from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn, 35 Worcester Center Blvd., Worcester.
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The Commonwealth is home to more than 1 million residents age 65 and over. Some of these people are both financially secure and healthy. However, a recent Massachusetts Commission on Elder Economic Security report highlighted that 6 in 10 single elders do not have the income to meet their basic needs. They are often aided by the MassHealth program, which includes Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
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By Jill Gambon
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The Caregiver, Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act takes effect March 8, requiring state agencies to develop guidance for hospitals to ease the transition back home for patients and their caregivers.
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AARP Massachusetts offers free presentations for community groups across the state on topics such as AARP Fraud Watch Network, Life Reimagined and HomeFit.
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