AARP Connecticut

Jennifer Millea

Biography:

Jennifer Millea is the Associate State Director for Communications at AARP in Connecticut. She joined AARP in 2008 and has more than 20 years of experience in Government, Communications and Public Relations. She resides with her husband and daughter in Coventry, CT.

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Encore! Hartford Helps Jobless Execs Find Careers with Purpose

Posted on 01/10/2016 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Are you over age 50 and currently unemployed?  Do you want your next job to be about more than just a paycheck?  The University of Connecticut Nonprofit Leadership Program is offering its seventh Encore!Hartford program beginning in March, 2016. Encore!Hartford is an intensive four-month workforce development program that assists unemployed Connecticut corporate professionals age 50 or older to transition their skills and experience into managerial and professional positions in the nonprofit sector. The program has an impressive track record, with …

Agencies Warn of Text Scams Targeting Connecticut Residents

Posted on 11/24/2015 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

AARP Connecticut is joining with the Departments of Banking, Consumer Protection, and Aging, as well as the Better Business Bureau and others to warn Connecticut residents about a new text scam targeting customers of Webster Bank, N.A. According to State Banking Commissioner Jorge Perez, the fraudulent text appears to be a genuine notice from Webster Bank indicating that they are currently performing maintenance of their system and asking the recipient to click on a link to renew personal details.  While this particular …

Free Caregiving Coffee Hours in Connecticut

Posted on 11/12/2015 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Every day in Connecticut nearly 500,000 residents perform a labor of love by caring for aging parents, spouses, and other loved ones – unpaid care valued at more than $5.9 billion annually. Caregivers take on a huge responsibility, yet many say they wouldn’t have it any other way.  During National Family Caregiver Month, AARP is saying “thank you” to these unsung heroes, and helping to shine a light on the important work they do to support their loved ones and help them remain independent …

AARP Presents Portrait of Care to Wayne Detzler of Cheshire CT

Posted on 11/11/2015 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

November marks National Family Caregivers Month, a time to recognize the 40 million Americans – nearly 500,000 from Connecticut – who help older parents, spouses, and other loved ones live independently at home, where they want to be. The unpaid care they provide – managing medications, cooking meals, driving to appointments, performing complex medical tasks and more – is valued at about $5.9 billion in Connecticut alone. AARP Connecticut is recognizing Wayne Detzler of Cheshire CT with a Portrait of …

AARP Connecticut 2015 Andrus Award Winner

Posted on 11/5/2015 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Each year, AARP Connecticut selects one outstanding volunteer age 50 or older from Connecticut to receive the Andrus Award for Community Service, AARP’s most prestigious state volunteer award for community service. The Andrus Award is named for AARP founder, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus and honors an exceptional Connecticut volunteer age 50 or older who is sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members. This year, we were happy to present the award to Mr. …

AARP Teleconference on Connecticut Electricity Market

Posted on 10/27/2015 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

AARP Connecticut held a recent teleconference with its members to discuss Connecticut’s residential third-party electric supply market and issues around consumer protection and choice.  Connecticut’s Consumer Counsel, Elin Katz, was a guest on the call and helped answer questions from residents about the current electric market, charges by third party suppliers, how to lower electricity consumption and fees attached to changing or canceling suppliers. AARP reminded members to be vigilant in reviewing their electric bills each month and to understand the …