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Massachusetts Care Act becomes law

By Mike Festa, State Director, AARP Massachusetts AARP Massachusetts is thrilled to announce that the Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act has been signed into law by Governor Charles Baker. AARP Massachusetts thanks Governor Baker and state lawmakers for enacting this important legislation to support family caregivers. The CARE Act, known in the Massachusetts Legislature […]

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Fraud prevention tips for the New Year

By Mike Festa, State Director, AARP Massachusetts Fighting fraud is constant work. Scammers are always coming up with new ways and techniques to steal your hard-earned money. Today, 21st-century technology has offered con artists a whole new array of ways to perpetrate fraud on Americans of all ages. For example, we’ve reached the point where, […]

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Regulations revised for smoke alarms when selling older homes

No expired alarms; replacement alarms must have 10-year batteries  Submitted by Jennifer Mieth, Public Information Officer, Department of Fire Services Region –Starting Thursday, Dec. 1, older one- and two-family homes cannot be sold with expired or out-of-date smoke alarms. The Board of Fire Prevention Regulations has revised the State Fire Code to require that one- […]

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Hudson resident participates in Jimmy Fund Walk for 21st year

Kevin Blanchard Photo/Dakota Antelman By Dakota Antelman Hudson – Every fall for the past 21 years, Hudson native Kevin Blanchard has walked from Hopkinton to Boston to raise money for cancer research. Blanchard said that, as long as there is a need for funding, he will keep walking. Each year, he sets out early in […]

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Home is where the heart is

By Marianne Delorey “Never make your home in a place. Make a home for yourself inside your own head… That way it will go with you wherever you journey.” –  American Writer Tad Williams The house creaked and shuttered and sighed. It was hard to let go, but it was time. Ninety years was not […]

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AARP offers Tax-Aide program

Tax filing season will soon be upon us, and AARP can help! Retirement or other life changes may mean your taxes are a little more complicated now. The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program offers free tax preparation and filing help to those in need, especially adults 50 and older, during tax season. You do not have to be an AARP member nor be retired to use this free service.

With the help of our team of IRS-certified volunteers, Tax-Aide makes it easier for you. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers receive complete tax preparation training and IRS certification prior to working with taxpayers. Last year, 675 AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers helped more than 44,865 Massachusetts residents file their federal and state tax returns.

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