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Mike Festa, State Director, AARP Massachusetts

AARP announces free shred events in communities through August

By Mike Festa, State Director, AARP Massachusetts (Photo Mike Festa, Photo Submitted) The AARP Fraud Watch Network arms Massachusetts residents, and all Americans, with the tools they need to spot and avoid scams. A free resource for people of all ages, the Fraud Watch Network offers real-time alerts about the latest scams in your state, […]

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Credit freeze bill clears the senate

By Mike Festa, State Director, AARP Massachusetts S.B. 2455: An Act Removing Fees for Security Freezes and Disclosures of Consumer Credit Reports Consumers are now one step closer to having meaningful protections from identity theft. On behalf of 800,000 AARP members in Massachusetts and as the largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization representing the interests of Americans […]

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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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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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