— AARP New Hampshire is accepting applications for the 2018 class of its Senior Leadership Program. The goal of the eight-month program is to train state residents age 50-plus as leaders who will advocate on behalf of their peers. Twenty-five participants will be selected, based on their motivation to become active in policymaking and systems change. They will be required to attend five meetings in Concord, Manchester, Plymouth and Lebanon between April and November. All expenses for lodging, meals and materials …

— NEW! Read the June AARP Bulletin story about how one AARP Massachusetts volunteer uses social media to be involved in legislative advocacy! At AARP Massachusetts, we use a variety of methods to communicate with Bay State residents. We send out weekly email notifications about upcoming events, and our popular monthly e-Newsletter; we send press releases to newspapers, and radio and TV stations; we post information on our website; and we use social media. Our two social media platforms  — Facebook and Twitter — …

— As they age, most people want to remain living in their homes for as long as they can. But will their homes safely age along with them? The AARP HomeFit Workshop, part of AARP Livable Communities programming, teaches people how to make modifications to their homes, thereby allowing them to safely “age in place.” Changes range from simple, no cost solutions to larger, more expensive retrofits. Join AARP Massachusetts at the Plymouth Public Library on Thursday, May 4, 2017, from 10:30 …

— The AARP Fraud Watch Network brings fraud-fighting efforts to consumers nationwide in “Operation: Stop Scams” —a month-long series of events in communities coast-to-coast, including Massachusetts, in recognition of  Money Smart Week, April 22-29. Money Smart Week is a collaboration between thousands of organizations across the United States that offer financial education programs, classes, and activities. AARP state offices plan to sponsor more than 150 free local events in nearly every state and the District of Columbia from Friday, April 14, …

— STATEWIDE – Thinking about using your decades of experience to start a business of your own? This April, as part of National Encore Entrepreneur Mentor Month, AARP and the Small Business Association (SBA) will host “How to Start or Grow Your Own Business,” events in Springfield, Methuen, Worcester, and Plymouth.  Designed to help aspiring entrepreneurs age 50+ put start-up plans into action, the workshops will feature experts and resources to help with topics ranging from writing a business plan to …

— This April, as part of National Encore Entrepreneur Mentor Month, AARP and the Small Business Association (SBA) are working jointly to link thousands of Americans over age 50 with small business development resources, live workshops, conferences and mentoring programs.  The goal:  to give aspiring entrepreneurs support to start or grow a business. Here in Massachusetts, AARP and the SBA are hosting four workshops designed to help you put your start-up plans into action.  The programs feature experts and resources to …