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Thursday, December 13, 2018

Survey finds Medicare beneficiaries at risk from card-replacement scams

By Mike Festa, State Director, AARP Massachusetts As a major federal government initiative is underway to issue new identification cards to the 1,289,320 Medicare beneficiaries in...

AARP Foundation survey finds neighborhood connections key to countering social isolation

By Mike Festa, State Director, AARP, Massachusetts A new survey released by AARP Foundation, “Loneliness and Social Connections: A National Survey of Adults 45 and...

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...

Credit freeze bill clears the Senate

By Mike Festa, State Director, AARP Massachusetts Photo Mike Festa Photo Submitted S.B. 2455: An Act Removing Fees for Security Freezes and Disclosures of Consumer Credit...

Massachusetts Care Act takes effect this month

If you are not a caregiver, chances are you will be one in the future, or maybe you know someone who is currently caring for their loved one. In 2015 in Massachusetts, family caregivers provided 786 million hours of unpaid care valued at approximately $11.6 billion annually. These family caregivers have a huge responsibility and, fortunately, there is a new state law to help them. AARP Massachusetts is thrilled to announce that the Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act is now law. The CARE Act recognizes the critical role family caregivers play in keeping their loved ones at home, and out of costly institutions. Currently, Massachusetts is the 38th state to enact the CARE Act.

Two year legislative formal sessions come to a close

By Mike Festa, State Director, AARP Massachusetts The Massachusetts House and Senate wrapped up formal legislative sessions on July 31. AARP Massachusetts fought for the...

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...

Workplace retirement savings program debuts in Massachusetts

Today, a secure retirement may be out of reach for millions of Americans, especially those who work for small businesses. Fifty-seven million Americans have no access to a retirement savings plan through their employers - that’s over 50 percent of the 18- to 64-year-old population. When employers give workers the option of payroll deduction for retirement savings, AARP research indicates that their participation rate is a whopping 1,300 percent higher than that of those without the option.

Avoid holiday scams this season with the AARP Fraud Watch Network

By Mike Festa State Director, AARP Massachusetts Did you know that someone’s identity gets stolen every two seconds? The AARP Fraud Watch Network provides you with...

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,...
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