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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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.

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...

AARP’s Age friendly update

By Mike Festa, State director, AARP Massachusetts There is a lot happening on the “Age Friendly” movement in the Bay State, from legislative briefings to...

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...

New AARP Study: Caregivers of people with dementia at greater risk for social isolation,...

By Mike Festa, State Director, AARP Massachusetts Results of a recent AARP survey found that caregivers of loved ones with dementia put in longer hours...