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Retirement Resources

General Senior & Retirement Resources

AARP Massachusetts

AARP is the web site for people over 50, whether   retired or not. From health and travel to taxes and finances to computers and technology, there are topics for everyone at AARP.


U.S. Administration for Community Living

Information on housing, rights, how to find free insurance counseling, and much more. 



Rate comparisons for credit cards, mortgages, money markets, as well as advice on personal finance topics like auto loans, frugality, how to complain. 


National Association of Personal Finance Advisors

A professional organization for fee-only financial planners. With its mission and code of ethics, NAPFA works to help consumers receive independent, objective and holistic financial advice.


Nerd Wallet Investing

Tools to compare financial products and cost of living. 


Retirement Resources

Articles and information related to financial planning for retirement. From Money Magazine/CNN.


360 Degrees of Financial Literacy—Retirement

Covers a broad range of issues related to retirement, including long-term care and estate planning.

Money Basic Tutorials

offers free tutorials to help people learn money management skills, banking, and retirement planning. 


Retirement Calculator

From AARP. Enter information about your income, pension, social security and savings to determine  whether you are saving enough for retirement.

Retirement Planning Basics

A four-part tutorial offered by Investopedia that breaks down the process needed to plan, implement, and    execute a successful retirement.

Local Resources

Maynard Council on Aging & Senior Center

Information on a variety of services for seniors, including informational programs, wellness classes, day trips, and the COA Van. Phone: 978-897-1009 


Maynard Senior Services Directory

From the Maynard Council on Aging, a compilation of local resources for a variety of senior topics such as adult day care and assisted living facilities, food assistance programs, legal services, food and fuel assistance, & more.

Minuteman Senior Services

Provide free information & referral for care management, caregiver support and respite, home care, personal care, grocery shopping, laundry, adult day care, medical  transportation, bill paying assistance, health benefits counseling, elder protective services, nursing home assessments, legal services, Meals on Wheels, and senior dining. 


AARP Income Tax Preparation

Get your taxes prepared for free at the Maynard Public Library. AARP Tax-Aide is the nation’s largest free, volunteer-run tax preparation & assistance program. Ask at the Reference Desk for more info.


Concord After 60

A volunteer organization with three goals: socialization, mutual support, and sharing information. It offers social events & educational activities through monthly meetings and a variety of interest groups.  

Job & Volunteer Resources

Operation A.B.L.E.

This Boston-based organization provides job-search assistance, education, and training geared to individuals 45 and older. 


Retired Brains

Connects retired or retiring workers with employers and with nonprofit volunteer opportunities.


Retirement Jobs

Database for employers looking for senior workers.

Assisted Living

Assisted Living Resources—MA Office of Elder Affairs

Provides a consumers’ guide to assisted living, updated residence list, & ombudsman program to provide advocacy, information & complaint resolution to consumers. 


Senior Living Map

Map-based senior and assisted living search engine.


Family Care Giver Alliance

FCA addresses the needs of family & friends providing long-term care at home. FCA provides   information, advice, and facts on caregiving.

Local Housing Authorities


Massachusetts Housing Navigator

Working with owners and public sector partners, this non-profit organization built a database of income-restricted rentals from all over the state.


Minuteman Senior Services State Home Care

Individuals who want to remain in their own home but need assistance with activities of daily living may find that home and community based services available through their subcontracted Partners In Caring network can meet their needs. 

Following a comprehensive in-home assessment by a Minuteman Care Manager, a personalized care plan will be developed based on your needs, preferences and available resources.


Information about Medicare &related programs, provides a tool for locating and comparing Medicare & Medicaid certified nursing homes. 


Benefits Checkup                                                   

Fill out a questionnaire about your financial situation to find out what benefit programs you may be eligible for and how to apply for them. 


Medicare Interactive                                           

Maintained by the Medicare Rights Center, this site   provides an excellent overview of Medicare Basics and is easy to use and navigate. 


Social Security Express                                        

Allows users to create an online account with the Social Security Administration; apply for Medicare, retirement or disability benefits; predict retirement benefits; get a 1099/1042 tax form; request a replacement Medicare card; appeal a decision regarding your benefits; or apply for extra help with Medicare prescription drug costs.


Social Security Benefit Planner

Benefit calculators, eligibility issues, & retirement options from the Social Security Administration.

What You Should Know About Your Retirement Plan

From the Dept. of Labor, this site tells you how to find out everything you need to know about your pension plan, including what documents you can get and from whom. Also includes information on vesting and how services years can be counted.



Provides free health insurance information, counseling, and assistance to Massachusetts residents with Medicare and their caregivers and their caregivers

Life-Long Learning Resources

Lifelong Learners: An Independent Collaborative

LLAIC is an independent Lifelong Learning Collaborative serving the Boston Metro-West Area. They offer over 30 courses in 10-week semesters.


Road Scholar

As the leader of the lifelong learning movement, not-for-profit Road Scholar is the world’s largest and most innovative creator of experiential learning opportunities.


UMass Lowell Learning in Retirement Association

Provides at a modest cost, college-level learning experiences for all its members, regardless of educational background. 

Consumer Protection / Identity Theft

MA Attorney General’s Office Elder Hotline

Finding the answers to questions about elder issues can sometimes be confusing. The Attorney General's Office has a statewide, toll-free telephone hotline to assist  individuals on a wide range of elder issues. 

Call: 1-888-AG-ELDER 


AARP Consumer Product Catalog
Information and Publications on Consumer Issues for Seniors. 


Stopping Elder Fraud & Financial Exploitation

Portal of resources to help prevent elder fraud, abuse, and financial exploitation. 

Senior & Retirement Magazines
Note: Magazines can be checked out for 2 weeks with the exception of the most recently received issue.


AARP Bulletin

Consumer Reports

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance

Kiplinger’s Retirement Report


Please note that while our website does contain a small number of outside curated links (primarily to local, governmental, and non-profit sites covering subjects of interest to our patrons), we regret that we are unable to spend the time to fully evaluate unsolicited links that are sent to us for inclusion on our site; therefore we do not act on these recommendations.


Updated 2/7/2024  J.R.

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