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Upcoming Events: Coalition on Elder Economic Security Forming - First Meeting Jan 13th; Upcoming Trainings on TAFDC, Vets, SNAP and Health - Jan 11, 28, Feb 9 and Feb 28!

We have some really important events coming up to flag for you:

Massachusetts Coalition on Elder Economic Security (CEES) - Kick off Meeting at AARP on January 13th

You are invited to join a growing Coalition of Massachusetts organizations on Friday, January 13th at 10:30am for an important meeting to discuss the formation of a new Coalition for Elder Economic Security.

Why? Massachusetts is falling behind and seniors are paying the price.

  • MA is home to more than 1 million over the age of 65, a population that is growing fast. (See EOEA data on growth in elder population in MA!)
  • 6 in 10 single elder households do not have the income to meet basic needs
  • 1 in 3 MA low-income seniors (under 200% FPL) spend more than 20% of their income for healthcare.
  • In 2012, only an estimated 45% of eligible seniors participated in SNAP, and 2015 state data showed roughly 100K elders 60+ on MassHealth but not SNAP!

Let's use our collective strength to uplift the senior voice and move Massachusetts to enact policies that strengthens the economic security of elders in Massachusetts.

What: Coalition for Elder Economic Security
When: Friday, January 13th, 2017 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Where: AARP office, 1 Beacon Street, Boston
RSVP for building security purposes (and bring an ID with you when you arrive). Please RSVP by 5 PM Wednesday, January 11th) Click on CEES Coalition link HERE for an easy form to register, or RSVP by email to

January and February 2017 Basic Benefits Trainings Continue

It's not too late to register for the following 2017 Basic Benefits trainings at Mass Continuing Legal Education (Downtown Boston)!  And more BBT sessions in March and April.

The TAFDC Cash Assistance Session is this coming Wednesday, Jan 11th!  See attached flier.

New Developments in TAFDC, Massachusetts Cash Assistance Program for Families
Wednesday, January 11, 2017, 9:30am - 4:00pm

State and Federal Veterans Benefits
Thursday, January 26, 2017, 9:30 - 2:30pm

Food Stamps/SNAP Nutrition Benefits: Advocacy 101
Thursday, February 9, 2017, 9:30am - 12:15pm

Health Care Access in Changing Times
Tuesday, February 28, 2017, 9:30am - 4:00pm

To Register, for any and all of the Basic Benefits trainings, go to:  

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