AARP Connecticut

Jennifer Millea

Biography:

Jen Millea is the ASD Communications for AARP Connecticut. She joined AARP in September 2008 and has more than 20 years of experience in communications, media relations and public affairs. Jen lives with her husband and daughter in Coventry, CT.

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Lime Rock Park Joins Drive to End Hunger

Posted on 04/4/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Lime Rock Park, the historic racetrack located in Lime Rock, CT has announced its selection of AARP Foundation as its 2014 official charity to support Drive to End Hunger, a multi-year initiative to fight the risk of hunger for Americans age 50+. Nearly 9 million Americans age 50+ are at risk for hunger every day – a 79 percent increase in just 10 years.  Drive to End Hunger is AARP Foundation’s multi-pronged approach to solve this problem; it works to combat hunger …

My Story: Reimagining Your Career at Age 50-Plus

My Story: Reimagining Your Career at Age 50-Plus

Posted on 04/3/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

 – The following is a Guest Blog by CT resident and AARP Connecticut Blog contributor, Fran Trelease. Fran is the owner of Boomer Den, LLC., a company that helps boomer-age adults re-invent their careers through internships.  As part of AARP’s April Encore Entrepreneur Mentor Month features, we asked Fran to share her story of how she re-invented her career by starting her own business, and is now helping others to do the same. As recently as last year, an AARP …

AARP, SBA Host Encore Entrepreneur Events in 2014

AARP, SBA Host Encore Entrepreneur Events in 2014

Posted on 04/1/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

AARP and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are teaming up to help budding entrepreneurs and new business owners ages 50 and over access the resources they need to grow their businesses and create jobs.  During several events being planned for 2014, “encore entrepreneurs” will have the opportunity to link up with a number of organizations and community leaders for advice and assistance in their endeavors.  The first event took place in Bridgeport on January 30.  Additional event  details are below: Linking the Encore Entrepreneur …

AARP CT Statement on Malloy Electric Supplier Proposals

AARP CT Statement on Malloy Electric Supplier Proposals

Posted on 04/1/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

AARP Connecticut released the following statement from AARP State Director, Nora Duncan, in response to Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy’s announcement regarding State efforts to address consumer complaints in the electric supplier market: See Also: AARP Survey Supports Stronger Protections for CT Electric Customers  “While we have not seen the legislative language associated with the Governor’s proposals, AARP is encouraged by his remarks and his recognition that the third party electric supply market needs to be fixed.  We consider this is …

AARP Survey Supports Stronger Protections for CT Electric Customers

AARP Survey Supports Stronger Protections for CT Electric Customers

Posted on 03/31/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Thousands of Connecticut utility customers are being lured in by unscrupulous energy companies with the promise of saving money on their electric bills but they are paying more.  In fact, according to a study by Connecticut’s Office of Consumer Counsel, nine out of ten customers who switched to a third party supplier in CL&P’s territory and seven out of ten customers in UI’s territory were paying more than the Standard Offer during the study period.  The overpayments totalled about $13.7 million per month - money …

AARP Connecticut and 'Get Ready Capitol Region' Partner for Safer Communities

AARP Connecticut and ‘Get Ready Capitol Region’ Partner for Safer Communities

Posted on 03/27/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Did you know that when a disaster strikes, it may take emergency services up to 72 hours to reach you and your family? That’s why it’s important for all of us to prepare before disaster strikes. AARP Connecticut has partnered with the Get Ready Capitol Region campaign to encourage and empower older residents in our communities to be aware, plan and prepare for the next disaster. In the past several years, Connecticut residents have been given plenty of reasons to be aware, plan …