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Leaving a legacy that matters

Working for the good of the planet and the next generation By Deborah Burke Henderson, Contributing Writer Driving through the quiet Blackstone Valley town of Mendon,...

Celebrating 40th anniversary in a diverse life of dance

By Ed Karvoski Jr., Culture Editor Boston/Cambridge – 2019 is a year of milestones for Boston resident Peter DiMuro, executive artistic director of the Dance Complex...

Refresh your driving skills in 2019 with the AARP Smart Driver Course

By Mike Festa, State Director, AARP Massachusetts    The New Year is a great time to think about improving your driving skills! For more than 30...

Why doesn’t the VA speak English, or what is an IVAP and an UME?

It’s true, like most government entities, the Department of Veterans Affairs is rife with abbreviations.

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...

Fountain of youth treatment has dangerous side effects

Peddled as an elixir of life capable of turning middle-aged bodies into lean machines, HGH winds up in the eager hands of affluent, aging users who hope to slow or even reverse the aging process.

Aging is inevitable. Decline is optional. Which do you choose?

By Dr. Keith Darrow, PhD, Hearing & Balance Centers of New England Humans have always longed for the fountain of youth. We always try to...

Alcohol consumption and the risk of developing dementia

Some of the detrimental effects of heavy alcohol use on brain function are similar to those observed with Alzheimer's disease (AD). Although alcohol use may be a risk factor for AD, it is difficult to study this relationship because of similarities between alcoholic dementia and AD and because standard diagnostic criteria for alcoholic dementia have not yet been developed.

Depression can be called the common cold of mental health.

By Gloria Burdett Brain researchers and scientists have discovered that there’s a direct link between stress and depression. When we become stressed by difficult life...

AARP Massachusetts 2019 legislative priorities

By Mike Festa, State Director, AARP Massachusetts As we enter a new legislative session, AARP Massachusetts is hard at work fighting for our 800,000 members...