Make your voice heard at the State House, and in Washington, DC
“My advocacy areas of concern are health issues: delivery of care, legislation, ensuring patients’ safety and dignity. I am very involved in the fight against the proposed cuts to Adult Day Health Services.” Jane Ahern DeFillippi, advocacy volunteer.
“I care deeply about Social Security and Medicare, and want to make sure that every senior in my surrounding area – and beyond! – understands what is happening, and how important it is to make our voices heard about these programs.” Ruth Villard, volunteer, You’ve Earned A Say.
Help advance our work on legislation and policy that directly impacts AARP the 50+ in Massachusetts. Each year, AARP Massachusetts selects legislative priorities that are consistent with the policies adopted by AARP’s national Board of Directors. At the State House, AARP is a strong advocate for Massachusetts families on key issues, including health care, long-term care, and retirement security.
Contact your state and federal elected officials about key legislation impacting Bay State residents, either in person, by phone, or by email as an AARP e-advocate.
- Coordinate AARP advocacy activities in your community or congressional district.
- Educate voters on where candidates running for state and federal office stand on issues important to people age 50 and older.
- Join our effort to protect today’s seniors and future generations’ health care and financial security.
Special Opportunities in Springfield
Live in the Springfield area? Join AARP to help residents in need.
- Rebuilding Together Springfield: Last June, a series of tornadoes damaged 1,600 houses in the area. Thanks to the efforts of volunteers from across the state, many of these homes have been repaired, but there is still work to be done. Whether you are an ace handyman or a novice, you can help homeowners in need.
- SNAP Outreach: Many older residents don’t realize that they may qualify for food assistance through SNAP, the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program. Fight hunger by assisting with food drives and other outreach activities.
Create The Good
AARP launched Create The Good to connect people with opportunities for service, in whatever way works for them.
While many want to assist others, often they are caring for children and/or parents while holding down full-time jobs – or even working into retirement years. Create The Good expands on traditional ways to volunteer by exploring time-flexible options linked to a wide variety of topics and issues.
- 5 minutes? 5 hours? Every day, you can find ways to serve your community that fit your life and interests.
- Simple, fun ideas. If you like to do things on your own time, these how-to videos and guides are for you. Subjects range from pedestrian safety to emergency preparedness.
- Making good even better. Looking for volunteers? Post your opportunities online.
To find out more about the many volunteer opportunities available with AARP Massachusetts, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-866-448-3621.