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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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Say No to CL&P Unfair Rate Hikes

Posted on 11/20/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Do you want to see your electric bill increase by an average of $150 a year – with the bulk being charged before you turn on a single light? If you live in a town serviced by Connecticut Light & Power (CL&P) and the company has its way, you’ll end up shelling out more of your hard-earned money to pay your electric bill.  Take Action! Right now, the Connecticut Public Utility Regulatory Authority (PURA) is considering CL&P’s request for a …

Hispanic Federation, AARP Partner to Improve Health Care Access for Latinos Across Connecticut

Posted on 11/14/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

AARP Connecticut and the Hispanic Federation have renewed their partnership to improve health care access for Latinos across Connecticut. During the 2013-2014 open enrollment cycle the multi-state Latino Affordable Care Act Education Campaign, a joint initiative between Hispanic Federation and AARP, reached more than 50,000 individuals, several thousand of whom call Connecticut home.  To improve upon the previous year’s success, the campaign has expanded beyond ACA to include Medicare education as well. A hallmark of this collaboration is the integration …

Helping Jobless Execs Find a ‘Paycheck with Purpose’

Posted on 11/13/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

AARP Connecticut is once again providing financial support to help qualified individuals over age 50 participate in Encore! Hartford – an intensive four-month workforce development program that assists unemployed, underemployed or dislocated seasoned Connecticut corporate professionals to transition their skills and experience into managerial and professional jobs in the nonprofit sector. Encore! is designed and implemented by the University of Connecticut Nonprofit Leadership Program in strong partnership with AARP Connecticut, Leadership Greater Hartford, Capital Workforce Partners, CTWorks/American Job Center, CT …

Create a Community to Empower YOU! – Part 2 in a 6-Part Series on Discovering Your Possibilities

Posted on 11/11/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Guest Blog By Kim Sirois Pita – Welcome back to the second of a series of six articles focused on reimagining your life. If you missed the first guest blog, you can find it here. Our brains are filled with so many ideas of where we’d like to go and what we’d like to be in life. Do you allow yourself to put those thoughts out into the universe, or do you tend to keep them bottled up inside? In …

Heart-ing Family Caregivers Across Connecticut

Posted on 11/5/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

An excerpt from Joanne’s story: “After my Dad died in 1993, I became the primary caregiver for my mom, Anna. And, when mom’s health declined… leading to a series of hospitalizations and rehabilitation stays, my role evolved. I was the point person coordinating Mom’s medication, hospital and health care visits – and making sure mom had homemade Italian meals every day…” Joanne is one of more than 486,000 Connecticut family caregivers who performs a great labor of love: caring for …

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 …