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Monday, January 17, 2022
Mike Festa of AARP Massachusetts

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...

AARP’s Tax-Aide program provides older adults free tax help

Tax filing season is upon us, and AARP can help! Approaching its 50th year, Tax-Aide offers free tax filing help to anyone, especially those 50 and older, who can’t afford a tax preparation service.

Seniors and disabled must enroll in managed care plans

By Al Norman Beginning next January, the state of Massachusetts will require 105,000 low-income people to enroll in a managed care plan. If they do...

New settlement improves Medicare at home

By Al Norman Two years ago, a U.S. District Court Judge in Burlington, Vermont ruled in the case of Anderson vs. Sebelius that Medicare should...

Walking a mile in their shoes

I have been working in affordable housing for over 25 years. I know about aging and disabilities.  I also know about reasonable accommodations and modifications. I know that not all limitations are obvious to others and I know that many disabilities cannot be seen.

AARP’s 2017 legislative priorities

By Mike Festa, State Director, AARP Massachusetts AARP is hard at work fighting for the interests of older adults across the country, including our renewed...

Women’s eye health primer

By Dr. Jean Keamy Since women typically live longer than men, they are at greater risk for developing vision-inhibiting conditions and diseases such as cataracts...

What to do about age-related eye problems

Most Individuals over the age of 40 experience difficulty seeing up close without the aid of bifocals, trifocals or reading glasses.

Election 2012: Don’t Stand on the Sidelines

By: Linda F. Fitzgerald Election season is upon us. And, this year, for older Americans and our families, the ballot on Nov. 6 is more...

Home sweet home for adopted dog

Cedar Falls, Iowa - Some circumstances fall together so beautifully it's almost certain they were meant to be. So goes the story of Pops the dog and his friendship with residents of the Western Home's Thalman Square, the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reported. On Feb. 10, Pops arrived at the Cedar Bend Humane Society (CBHS). The odds were long for finding the 9-year-old Labrador retriever mix a forever home.