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Thursday, October 22, 2020

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...

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...

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.

Caregiving conflict – caring for the caregivers

By Micha Shalev There is truth in the statement, “You can never make everyone happy.” If the person you can’t seem to satisfy is the...

Medicare Open Enrollment

By Mike Festa, State Director, AARP Massachusetts It’s that time of year again!  Medicare Open enrollment is your opportunity to make changes in your coverage...

Age-friendly communities spreading throughout Massachusetts

How age-friendly is your community? Age-friendly communities are places where people of all ages and abilities have affordable and accessible housing choices, as well as public buildings, retail and services, parks, and streets that meet their needs to stay safe and comfortable in both their homes and neighborhoods.

Resources for older workers

Are you an older worker looking for a new job or an opportunity to try something new? Are you concerned that employers won’t be interested in someone 50+? Take heart: An AARP study released in 2015 debunked myths about age 50+ workers, showing that they have productivity advantages that can make them a critical component of a successful business.

Framingham State University seeks participants for food study

Region - Do you struggle with your weight? Have you been on endless diets throughout your life, losing weight only to gain it back? You may be interested in joining an exciting research study underway at Framingham State University (FSU). Researchers from Boston Children’s Hospital have partnered with FSU, Sodexo, and Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School (AVRTHS) to conduct a nine-month diet study, known as the Framingham State Food Study. This extensive study compares what happens when individuals follow one of three – low, moderate, or high-carbohydrate - diets and will shed light on whether one diet is better than another for keeping weight off.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s set for September 25 in Worcester

Worcester - Over 120,000 individuals are living with Alzheimer’s in Massachusetts. For decades, the Alzheimer’s Association, Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter has provided these individuals and their families with support services such as their 24/7 telephone Helpline, care consultation and education programs at no cost. In an effort to raise awareness and funding for continued local support, the MA/NH Chapter has announced its annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s event will be held in Worcester Sunday, Sept. 25.

Social Security turns 81

Look who’s over the hill! In August, we will be celebrating the 81st anniversary of Social Security. Although Social Security’s overall structure remains the same, it’s impossible to overlook the changes in the economy and advancements in technology that made it necessary to transform our programs into what they are today.