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Majority of LGBT adults concerned about social support and discrimination in long-term care

By Mike Festa, State Director, AARP Massachusetts  When it comes to aging-related concerns, older LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) adults worry most about having adequate family and other social support to rely on as they age, discrimination in long-term care (LTC) facilities, and access to LGBT-sensitive services for seniors, according to a new AARP […]

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Viewpoint by Janice Lindsay

Visit the past. Its safer. For this column, I delve into the past. I need a vacation from the present, which I find a bit scary, given current events and politics and all. The past seems a safe place to visit, at least for a while. The most restful part about visiting the past is […]

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Making life better for people with dementia and their caregivers

By Alice Bonner, Ph.D., RN, FAAN Secretary, Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs A top priority for the Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA) is promoting the best possible quality of life for individuals living with dementia and their care partners. Dementia may be an unfamiliar term or one that is misunderstood. It describes a […]

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Credit freeze bill closer to passage

By Mike Festa, State Director, AARP Massachusetts Consumers are now two steps closer to having meaningful protections from identity theft. The Massachusetts House of Representatives recently passed An Act Removing Fees for Security Freezes and Disclosures of Consumer Credit Reports (H.B. 4241 and S.B. 2304), and the Senate has now referred the bill to the Senate Ways […]

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The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is now an Age-Friendly State

Governor Charlie Baker has announced that Massachusetts has joined the network of AARP Age-Friendly States and the World Health Organization Global Network of Age-Friendly Cities and Communities. We thank Governor Baker for his leadership on this issue of importance to Bay State residents of all ages.

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AARP’s Tax-Aide program provides older adults free tax help

Tax filing season is upon us, and AARP can help! Approaching its 50th year, Tax-Aide offers free tax filing help to anyone, especially those 50 and older, who can’t afford a tax preparation service.

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