AARP Connecticut

Jennifer Millea


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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AARP Supports Constitutional Amendment to Allow Reform of Voting Laws in CT

Posted on 10/28/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

This election day, Connecticut voters will be asked to vote on a Constitutional Amendment that would remove constitutional restrictions on absentee ballots and allow state lawmakers to change election laws to enact some form of early voting.  The Amendment question will appear on all Connecticut ballots this election day – November 4, 2014. AARP Connecticut is supporting this Amendment as a way to encourage more citizens to participate in the voting process. “AARP supports policies that are designed to encourage …

AARP Night at the Sound Tigers – November 15, 2014

Posted on 10/28/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Join us on November 15, 2014 for AARP Night at the Bridgeport Sound Tigers as they take on the Hartford Wolf Pack and we help recognize Connecticut’s more than 486,000 family caregivers during National Caregiving Month.  Discount tickets are available for AARP members and their guests (see details below). Come early and join AARP Connecticut staff, volunteers, members and guests at a pre-game reception in the Masons Pub beginning at 5:30 p.m..  We’ll be serving up free conversation, resources and …

New Energize CT Video Series Aims to Help Consumers Save Energy, Money

Posted on 10/22/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Energize Connecticut recently launched a new video series on its website,, to help Connecticut residents understand the value of energy efficiency and make smart energy choices.  According to Energize Connecticut, the overall goal of the series is to help residents get the most efficient energy performance out of their home or small business so that they can start saving money on their monthly energy bills. Energize Connecticut is an initiative of the Energy Efficiency Fund, The Clean Energy Finance …

AARP to Host “Members Only” Gubernatorial Candidates Forum

Posted on 10/17/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Attention AARP members!  Your next Governor will make decisions about the future of Connecticut that will affect you and your family. That’s why AARP is bringing you the facts so you can decide which candidate shares your views and values.  Come find out where the candidates stand and tell them what you think!  Join us on October 27 in Cromwell, CT to hear where the candidates stand on issues related to Financial Security, Long-Term Care and Family Caregiving, Affordable Utilities, …

Public Comments Sought on Feasibility of State-Sponsored Retirement Plan for Private Sector Employees

Posted on 10/14/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

The Connecticut Retirement Security Board (CRSB) has issued a request for public comment and information regarding the feasibility of a state-sponsored retirement plan for private sector employees. The CRSB was created this year by Public Act 14-217.  The Board’s mandate is to conduct a market feasibility study on the implementation of a public retirement plan for private sector employees currently without access to an employer-sponsored retirement plan.  AARP supports the creation of such a plan and is helping to inform …

New Fitness Center in CT Offers Recreation, Exercise for Seniors and People of All Abilities

Posted on 10/10/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

The following is a Guest Blog by Wes Norris, Fitness Program Manager at Chapter 126 Sports & Fitness in Bristol, CT – There is no getting around the fact that we all must get older. But there is an option available that can prevent and even reverse many of the symptoms and side effects of the aging process. Adhering to this prescription can help lower the risk of Osteoporosis, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Alzheimer’s, colon cancer and stroke. It can also help …