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  • 'ADUs By Right' passed by Mass House & Senate

    Both the Massachusetts House & Senate have passed legislation that will allow Accessary Dwelling Units (ADUs) to be built "by right". This would allow homeowners across the state to build units on…
  • An Age-Friendly Bay State, A Team Effort

    AARP Massachusetts is advocating for you. We're doing everything we can to make your neighborhoods, towns, cities, and rural areas great places to live for people of all ages. Massachusetts…
  • AARP Advocates for Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) Statewide

    AARP Massachusetts is advocating for legislation that will allow accessory dwelling units (ADUs) to be built by right across the Commonwealth. The House has agreed to this. The Senate is set to take…

Home & Community Resources

AARP HomeFit® Guide
AARP HomeFit® Guide

More and more, people want to stay in their home for a lifetime. Learn how to make your house, apartment, or mobile home safer and comfortable for all stages of your life.

Creating Community Gardens for People of All Ages
Creating Community Gardens for People of All Ages

Community gardens can have many benefits – from improving health to alleviating food insecurity. Learn how to build invigorating and intergenerational community gardens and outdoor spaces.

AARP Walk Audit Tool Kit
AARP Walk Audit Tool Kit

Many communities are designed for automobiles with little consideration for pedestrians and their safety. Learn how to assess the safety and walkability of your community and how to inspire any needed change.

AARP Bike Audit Tool Kit
AARP Bike Audit Tool Kit

Most community streets just aren’t designed for the growing number of cyclists. Learn how to evaluate how safe your streets are for cyclists and how you can advocate for any needed improvements.

Veterans Home Modification Benefits Guide: Digital Edition
Veterans Home Modification Benefits Guide: Digital Edition

This guide connects veterans and military families with financial assistance programs to modify their homes. All information is free.

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