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AARP fighting for long-term care solutions

Massachusetts ranks 11th in the nation when it comes to meeting the long-term care needs of older residents and people with disabilities, and even more must be done, at an accelerated pace, to meet changing demographic demands. Specific areas of concern in Massachusetts include affordability, the quality of life and quality of care, and effective transition dimensions.

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AARP’s 2017 budget priorities

Massachusetts elected officials prepared the Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18) commonwealth budget proposal, a $40.5 billion spending plan which funds key priorities.

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Male family caregivers: A population needing support

By Mike Festa, State Director, AARP Massachusetts What’s your image of a caregiver? If you envisioned a middle-aged woman, one who is caring for an ailing parent, you wouldn’t be wrong. AARP research shows that the “typical” family caregiver is a 49-year-old woman who cares for a relative. However, caregivers on the whole are becoming […]

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Closing the ‘SNAP Gap’

By Mike Festa, State Director, AARP Massachusetts Seniors on fixed incomes often have to make difficult choices between heating their homes, paying for essential medications, or putting food on the table. Food assistance programs like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) can provide seniors and their disabled family members with a monthly benefit to offset […]

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AARP Massachusetts working to protect Medicare

Despite President Donald Trump’s stated support for the program on the campaign trail, proposals on Capitol Hill to turn Medicare into a voucher system would take health care in precisely the wrong direction – pushing up costs for current and future retirees, and eroding protections that Americans have earned through many years of hard work and taxes.

AARP has launched a comprehensive campaign to protect Medicare in the face of proposals by some in Congress that would hurt hardworking Massachusetts residents who have paid into the program their entire working lives.

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AARP’s 2017 legislative priorities

By Mike Festa, State Director, AARP Massachusetts AARP is hard at work fighting for the interests of older adults across the country, including our renewed efforts to protect Medicare.  AARP Massachusetts is working on new legislation to prevent identity theft and to support family caregivers, and we are proud to announce two new bills submitted […]

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