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Mike Festa

New AARP Analysis Shows COVID Crisis Continues in Nursing Homes: Massachusetts Death Rates Remain...

AARP Massachusetts Continues to Urge Massachusetts Lawmakers to take action By Mike Festa, State Director, AARP Massachusetts The latest release of AARP's Nursing Home COVID-19 Dashboard...

We are all one and one person can make a difference

By Marianne Delorey, Ph.D. “The youth walk faster but the elderly know the road” – African Ubuntu Proverb There is a philosophy in many African countries...
Janice Lindsay reflects on the belief or disbelief in luck.

Cold weather inspires invention

By Janice Lindsay, Contributing Writer Earmuffs. This month formally marks 145 years since the earmuff as we know it was invented. The story goes that 15-year-old...
Marianne Delorey

Art for Art’s Sake

By Marianne Delorey, Ph.D. “Earth, without Art is just ‘Eh’” -- Demetri Martin A few years ago, some of our elderly residents started coloring. It was...
Janice Lindsay

Crows know

By Janice Lindsay, Contributing Writer I didn’t mind finding a hamburger roll in my white bird bath, or a banana slice, raisin bread, or chokecherry...
Mike Festa of AARP Massachusetts highlights AARP's commitment to fighting fraud.

Strike back against robocalls

By Mike Festa, State Director, AARP Massachusetts Robocalls—autodialed calls that play a recorded message when you answer—have legitimate uses. But as the technology has gotten...
Marianne Delorey of Colony Retirement Homes

Apply early and often for housing as you age

By Marianne Delorey, Ph.D. “You can’t plan for everything or you never get started in the first place."               ...
Janice Lindsay

Weed Removal Therapy

By Janice Lindsay, Contributing Writer The far end of our back yard is a bog. The house sits on a slight rise. Behind it, maybe...
Mike Festa

AARP can help in your job search

By Mike Festa, AARP Massachusetts State Director If you’re still in the workforce and looking to kick off a job search or looking to advance...
Janice Lindsay writes about her toaster's inability to make toast.

Time for a spot of tea

By Janice Lindsay, Contributing Writer One cold dark morning, in spite of everything, I woke up. The news of the world was disturbing. Wars and suffering....