— See our time-sensitive Action Alerts below! An Act To Establish The Family Caregiving Tax Credit Of the more than 844,000 family caregivers in Massachusetts, very few are reimbursed for the care they provide. In fact, the estimated value of this care exceeds $11 billion per year, based on data from 2013. Most family caregivers help their loved ones with “activities of daily living” or ADLs. These include everyday functions and activities that individuals usually do without help, including bathing, continence, dressing, eating, …

— 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 Our location is in downtown Boston, easily accessible via automobile or MBTA. The closest MBTA stops are: Red Line: Park Street; Orange Line: State; Green Line: Park Street or Government Center; Blue Line: State or Government Center. 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 …

— The AARP Massachusetts Executive Council (EC) provides strategic direction for AARP at the state level. The volunteer board is led by State President Sandy Albright. Each member brings uniquely valuable skills and experience to AARP. PRESIDENT, Sandy Albright, LICSW (licensed independent clinical social worker), joined the EC in 2014 and became president in 2015. She served as Massachusetts Undersecretary of Elder Affairs from 2007 to 2013. Prior to that she was the CEO of Federated Dorchester Neighborhood Houses, Inc., from 2002-2004, …

— Thinking of starting your own business? Have a great concept but no idea where to begin? We recently invited Bob Nelson, Massachusetts District Director for the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), to sit down with Kara Cohen, Community Outreach Director for AARP Massachusetts, to discuss free resources for entrepreneurs, including training, mentoring, loan and financing information, and more. Watch the video here, and check out the links below to the numerous free resources available to help small business owners, from …

— AARP Massachusetts is pleased to offer local discounts to members and guests for tickets to Circus 1903 – The Golden Age of Circus, at the Boch Center, from Wednesday, March 8 through Sunday, March 12. According to information on the Boch Center website, “The producers of the world’s biggest magic show, The Illusionists, have teamed up with the award-winning puppeteers from War Horse, to present a thrilling turn of the century circus spectacular.   “Sensational puppetry puts Elephants back in …

— At AARP Massachusetts, we’re looking for someone special to serve as our State Coordinator for the award-winning AARP Driver Safety program. Perhaps you’re just who we’re looking for! This volunteer position is a highly visible role which requires strong leadership, communication and relationship-building skills. The State Coordinator coaches, motivates, and provides direction to AARP Driver Safety volunteers in the state and works with them to enhance the overall program and to advance the program locally. POSITION DESCRIPTION: Click here for the AARP MA Driver …

— There are only a few weeks left until House Bill 3911, An Act Establishing the Caregiver Advise, Record, and Enable (CARE) Act, must be signed before the current legislative session ends. The bill is waiting in the Massachusetts House for a final step to passage, and family caregivers in Massachusetts can’t wait another session for help. Right now, more than 844,000 Bay State residents are providing in-home care for an aging parent or loved. This home-based care is allowing those loved ones to remain …

— AARP Foundation provides free tax assistance, preparation, and filing for Massachusetts taxpayers with low to moderate incomes through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation There are more than 5,000 AARP Foundation Tax-Aide locations in neighborhood libraries, malls, banks, community centers, and senior centers. There’s no fee and no sales pitch for other services.  To find a location in New Hampshire, use our course locator. We also offer online Tax-Aide …

— Did you know that there are low income seniors and persons with disabilities right in your own community that need your help? With compassion, patience, and a few hours each month, you can make a difference. Consider volunteering with the Massachusetts Money Management Program. Jointly sponsored by AARP, Mass Home Care, and the Executive Office of Elder Affairs through its Protective Services Program, the Massachusetts Money Management Program deploys trained volunteers to help low-income older adults and people with disabilities manage their daily finances …

— Planning an interstate move? Beware of rogue movers who may take your goods hostage and overcharge you. The bad players typically give you a low estimate over the phone or online without ever seeing the items you want moved. Once your belongings are on their truck, they demand more money. They then force you to pay more if you want your goods back. Research movers before hiring anyone, and always get a written estimate. The federal government and legitimate moving …