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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 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 …

AARP to Host Gov Debate Watch Party October 23 in Bridgeport

Posted on 10/9/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

AARP Connecticut is hosting a multi-generational Debate Watching Party for the upcoming Gubernatorial Debate scheduled for October 23, 2014 sponsored by NBC Connecticut.  The AARP Debate Watch Party begins at 5:45 p.m. at The Bijou Theatre, 275 Fairfield Avenue in Bridgeport.  The event is free and includes food and non-alcoholic beverages.  It is open to the public, however, advance registration is required.  Register online or by calling toll-free 1-877-926-8300. Join us for a fun and engaging evening where you’ll learn …

AARP Connecticut Hosts Free Shred Day in East Hartford

Posted on 10/7/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

The AARP Fraud Watch Network in Connecticut is teaming up with radio station WTIC-News Talk 1080 to sponsor a Free Shred Day on October 18, 2014 from 10AM-2PM at EnviroShred, 22 Prestige Park Circle, East Hartford, CT. Prevent ID Theft and Fraud by safely disposing of outdated and unwanted personal documents.  You can bring up to 3 bags/boxes to be safely and securely shredded at no cost.  Examples of outdated documents you should consider shredding are: Medical and Financial Records, …

How I Reimagined My Life – A 6-Part Series About Discovering Your Possibilities

Posted on 10/3/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

 – The following is a Guest Blog by writer Kim Sirois Pita. It is the first of six articles on the topic of Life Reimagined. A new article in the series will be published every two weeks. – Do you ever wonder what’s next in your life? Regardless of age, we seem to ask ourselves this question at various life stages. Sometimes we take action, and sometimes, well, we embrace status quo because it’s just easier. Figuring out what is …