Mike Festa is state director of AARP Massachusetts, based in Boston, which serves 800,000 members age 50+ in the commonwealth. Since joining as State Director in 2013, Festa has been fighting to lower prescription drug costs, support family caregivers, and make it easier for workers to save for retirement.
Festa served Massachusetts Secretary of Elder Affairs from 2007 to 2009, highlighting the changing needs of the commonwealth’s aging population. His leadership resulted in the expansion of senior employment and civic engagement opportunities, as well as increased access to resources and services for abused elders. Festa, an attorney, was formerly the state representative for Melrose, MA. and parts of Wakefield, MA.