— 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 …

— In New Jersey, where Verizon has not rebuilt some of the telephone lines destroyed by Superstorm Sandy in 2012, AARP is fighting to keep landlines available. “Phone companies are nudging customers toward wireless service, but for some people, a landline is a lifeline,” said Dave Mollen, AARP state president. Copper-wire connections are needed to monitor most medical equipment and home security systems, and wireless technology is less reliable during emergencies. About 94 percent of registered New Jersey voters age 50-plus …

— Over strong opposition from AARP, the Colorado Legislature passed sweeping changes as to how phone companies can do business in 2014 and beyond. These new laws — called “telecom deregulation” — may change the type of phone service available to you, how much you pay for the service, and whether you can get help from the state if you have a serious problem. Here’s what you need to know: If You Have Telephone Service from CenturyLink or another traditional “wired” telephone company The Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) no longer oversees therates …

— Tell the House to vote “No” and Protect Kentucky Consumers – Now.   It flew through the Senate last week and now it’s on the fast-track in the House. If Senate Bill 99 passes, it could end your right to guaranteed access to reliable landline telephone service – especially if you live in an urban area. If lawmakers in Frankfort vote to deregulate basic telephone services, it could mean consumers, especially seniors over age 65, would have no legal guarantee …

— By Daniel Kurt In the tiny western Wisconsin village of Ettrick, Pete Harmon is used to cell calls breaking up—or not being able to make them at all. Thirty miles north of La Crosse, the community of just over 500 is surrounded by rolling hills that often prevent signals from reaching nearby cell towers. “You just move a little, and it gets lost,” said Harmon. “If you really need to get ahold of someone, you’re really helpless.” For Harmon and …

—   We’d love to hear from you! Here’s how to reach us:   Hours: AARP Kansas is open Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.   Location: 6220 SW 29th Street, | Suite 300 | Topeka, KS | 66614| Local Map   Call: 866-448-3619   Email: ksaarp@aarp.org   Fax: 785-232-1465   Be sure to stay up-to-date on news important to Kansans 50+ – like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter.   For members of the media only, contact: Mary …

— AARP Nevada staff and volunteers help more than 320,000 Silver State members with Real Possibilities for living their best lives. We offer news, information and resources on the issues that matter most to you. Please stay in touch!  Here’s how to contact us: AARP Nevada – 5820 S. Eastern Avenue #190, Las Vegas, NV 89119 Call:  866-389-5652 Email: aarpnv@aarp.org Stay up-to-date on important news and events!  “Like” us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter! Please be aware that AARP Nevada staff members serve …

— AARP Massachusetts supports community service programs that have a positive impact on individuals and in communities around the state.  We also advocate for our more than 800,000 members and their families on issues including health care and financial security at both the state and federal levels, and engage in voter education activities. Being a friendly and helpful neighbor.  Through AARP Driver Safety, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, the Massachusetts Money Management Program, and other community initiatives like Create The Good and Drive …