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  • Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes
    Tufts University is one of 121 colleges and campuses that host Lifelong Learning Institutes with funding from the Bernard Osher Foundation. Each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia currently have at least one institute. Other institutes in Massachusetts include Brandeis University and the University of Massachusetts – Boston.  
  • All for Good Community Service
    All for Good is a digital hub for volunteerism and community engagement. Search the most comprehensive database for volunteer opportunities that match your interests and locations. A service of Points of Light. 
  • Senior Corps Volunteer Opportunities
    Senior Corps also maintains a database of volunteer opportunities. Depending on location, opportunities may include tutoring and mentoring students, assisting and caring for the elderly, or supporting relief teams when disasters strike. 

Advocacy and General Information

  • AARP: American Association of Retired Persons
    The AARP is a nonpartisan social welfare organization that provides a wealth of services, discounts, and useful information for people 50 years old and up.
  • National Council on Aging
    The National Council on Aging partners with nonprofit organizations, government, and business to provide innovative community programs and services, online help, and advocacy for people aged 60 and up. 
  • The Family Caregiver Handbook
    Compiled by researchers at the MIT Workplace Center. Although written for families and friends of Massachusetts elders, the Handbook can help you find useful resources in your community. 

Financial Advice

  • Fidelity Investments
    If you selected Fidelity Investments to manage your investment plan while you were employed at Tufts, contact them at 800-343-0860 or for one-on-one consultations, call 800-642-7131. 
  • TIAA
    If you selected TIAA to manage your investment plan while you were employed at Tufts, contact them at 800-842-2776 or for one-on-one consultations, call 800-732-8353. 
  • Social Security Administration
    This government website has tools to help you plan for retirement, calculate your benefits based on your earnings record, and look up your social security statement.  


  • Medicare
    The official U.S. government site for Medicare offers extensive information about getting started, costs, finding health services, and more.     
  • My Medicare Matters
    An educational website maintained by the National Council on Aging and Aon Retiree Health Exchange to help retirees make informed choices about their health coverage.  
  • SHINE, Serving the Health Information Needs of Everyone
    This site of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts offers free health insurance information, counseling and assistance to Massachusetts residents with Medicare.  

Booklets on Healthcare and Medicare

  • Medicare & You
    Available online or in paper form from Medicare  
  • Massachusetts Bulletin for People with Medicare
    Visit and search for “Bulletin for People with Medicare” to find the most up-to-date booklet.