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Thursday, June 17, 2021

Workplace retirement savings program debuts in Massachusetts

Today, a secure retirement may be out of reach for millions of Americans, especially those who work for small businesses. Fifty-seven million Americans have no access to a retirement savings plan through their employers - that’s over 50 percent of the 18- to 64-year-old population. When employers give workers the option of payroll deduction for retirement savings, AARP research indicates that their participation rate is a whopping 1,300 percent higher than that of those without the option.

Couldn’t we just snooze through it all?

By Janice Lindsay Woodchucks do it. Bats do it. Chipmunks and jumping mice do it. Bears do it. I want to do it, too. I want...

Seniors need a better Social Security Cost of Living Adjustment

By Al Norman For the second year in a row, millions of Social Security beneficiaries feel they got short-changed by the recently announced zero percent...

Legislative priorities

AARP Massachusetts is hard at work fighting for the interests of older adults across the Commonwealth, and is proud to announce our support of two bills currently under consideration in the legislature.

Look who’s hitting the slopes

If you’ve walked into a ski lodge the past few years, likely as not you’ve seen tables filled with gray-haired skiers wearing sweaters so old they’re back in style.

Quiz to check your hearing

If you are occasionally questioning your ability to hear the way you used to, the hearing quiz below may help give you direction on what to do next. Answer the questions with either a yes, no or sometimes:

Ending Medicare as we know it, again

By Al Norman A report by the health care advocacy group Families USA says if the House Republican budget proposal unveiled by Congressman Paul Ryan,...

Massachusetts Care Act takes effect this month

If you are not a caregiver, chances are you will be one in the future, or maybe you know someone who is currently caring for their loved one. In 2015 in Massachusetts, family caregivers provided 786 million hours of unpaid care valued at approximately $11.6 billion annually. These family caregivers have a huge responsibility and, fortunately, there is a new state law to help them. AARP Massachusetts is thrilled to announce that the Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act is now law. The CARE Act recognizes the critical role family caregivers play in keeping their loved ones at home, and out of costly institutions. Currently, Massachusetts is the 38th state to enact the CARE Act.

Innovative procedure can alleviate back pain

By Denise Moore Spinal fractures probably aren’t one of the current “hot” health topics when having an annual physical. But for a growing number of...

Tips for international funeral shipping

By Joe Casper More and more people have the desire to return to their homeland in the event of their death. The old adage applies, “Home...