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Protect against health care fraud

Scam artists have hit the streets, airwaves and phone lines trying to take advantage of any confusion around the new health care reform law.  AARP cautions: Criminals often use the news headlines as an inspiration for sales pitches that defraud the public and pad their own pockets. “The new health care reform law has certainly […]

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Burlington program helps older Indians integrate into community

By Brian Goslow BURLINGTON – Rita Shah knew the challenges and frustrations of trying to get the nearly 500 Indian seniors in the greater Burlington area to interact with the community at large. In some instances, a language barrier had been a major problem, especially during an emergency. The Burlington Council of Aging has set […]

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AARP Volunteers Help Mattapan Family Renovate Their Home

Anne St. Juste, 42, worked hard to move her family into their own home, situated in a safe Mattapan neighborhood.

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Baystate volunteer honorees are enriching America

It’s been over 20 years since Barbara Smith received the call from a woman on behalf of her sister and 15-year-old daughter fleeing the violence in El Salvador.

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When older loved-ones begin neglecting themselves

By Angela Rocheleau Experiencing the decline of aging parents or grandparents is difficult to watch. When an elderly family member becomes depressed or is neglecting themselves, roles are reversed, and children become caregivers. The transition can be hard on the whole family. Many adults struggle to find the right care for elderly parents while balancing […]

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Laughter is still the best medicine

Beverly Rousseau may not have entered laughing, but it didn’t take long before her non-stop guffaws filled the next hour.

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