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Mike Festa

Massachusetts social isolation task force assembles and hosts summit

BY MIKE FESTA, STATE DIRECTOR, AARP MASSACHUSETTS AARP Massachusetts State President Sandra Harris has convened a task force made up of state and municipal employees,...

What are you nurturing?

By Marianne Delorey, Contributing Writer “Removing negativity from your life leaves room for more positivity to grow.” - Unknown This year, I have thrown my whole...
Janice Lindsay

We did it for Grandma

By Janice Lindsay, Contributing Writer The recipe for this meal begins “Dig a hole.”  Following a family tradition that began decades before I was born and...
Mike Festa

AARP Massachusetts presents webinar series on brain health

BY MIKE FESTA, STATE DIRECTOR, AARP MASSACHUSETTS Despite common misconceptions, a weakening brain is not an inevitable part of aging. It’s true that the brain...
Janice Lindsay remembers her grandmother's fourth of july clambakes.

Spring cleaning and the dusty mind

By Janice Lindsay, Contributing Writer With good intentions and delusions about the extent of my ambition, I compile a list of household chores to complete...

Finding My Voice

By Marianne Delorey Ph.D. Mother Teresa once said, “Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.” ...
Mike Festa

AARP Massachusetts shines a light on 50+ Bay Staters who give back

BY MIKE FESTA, STATE DIRECTOR, AARP MASSACHUSETTS As the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering Americans 50 and older, AARP works to strengthen...
Janice Lindsay

A guilty pleasure, but I don’t feel guilty

By Janice Lindsay, Contributing Writer When my mother gave me an age-softened novel called “The Woman-Haters,” I was not excited about reading it, being a...

Finding a community where we belong

By Marianne Delorey, Ph.D. “Sport creates friendships and a sense of belonging that is unrivaled.” –Alex Newsome   Bernie moved into Colony and quickly became an integral...
Mike Festa

AARP Massachusetts weighs in on FY 2023 state budget priorities

BY MIKE FESTA, STATE DIRECTOR, AARP MASSACHUSETTS AARP is the nation’s largest nonprofit, non-partisan organization dedicated to empowering Americans 50 and older to choose how...