Mystic Seaport Welcomes AARP Members!

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AARP Connecticut is pleased to welcome Mystic Seaport to the list of great places AARP members can save money and connect them with people and places in their community while supporting local, nonprofit educational and cultural venues. Mystic Seaport, located in beautiful Mystic, Connecticut, brings the history of America and the sea to life amidst the ambiance of a seafaring village with homes, gardens, shops with craftsmen at work, and historic vessels. Enjoy a waterfront cruise, a visit to the …

Come to an AARP Connecticut Event in Your Community

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AARP Connecticut hosts numerous events across a wide variety of topics in communities throughout Connecticut every month. Here are the wide variety of opportunities to attend and learn about an AARP program that interests you in the upcoming months. The events are open to the public, and while some require registration, others do not.  

Sesión Legislativa 2017: Continúan las Preocupaciones Presupuestarias, pero Hay Victorias Trascendentales para los Residentes de Connecticut

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Connecticut se encuentra en un difícil momento económico. Nuestro actual presupuesto estatal tiene una brecha de déficit de miles de millones de dólares y las conversaciones sobre un nuevo presupuesto más equilibrado para 2018 y 2019 han progresado poco en términos de consenso. Sin embargo, ya no podemos permitirnos tomar decisiones presupuestarias a corto plazo que cuesten más a largo plazo. Las personas mayores y las familias cuidadoras de Connecticut cuentan con servicios de atención a domicilio asequibles para que …

Audio Link of AARP Connecticut’s Telephone Town Hall with Senator Chris Murphy

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AARP Connecticut hosted a live Telephone Town Hall with guests Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut and AARP Legislative Counsel David Certner on Monday, June 26, 2017. The informative and interactive discussion, moderated by AARP Connecticut State Director Nora Duncan, focused on the impact that policy changes will have on the new healthcare bill in the Senate and included topics such as the potential cuts to Medicaid, effects on Connecticut seniors, and the senator’s plan to help caregivers. Audio of the …

Have you Ever Dreamed of Being Your Own Boss?

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Are you over 50 and looking for ways to improve your current financial situation? Have you ever dreamed of being your own boss? AARP and the University of Hartford will host a free Work for Yourself@50+ workshop to help you get started on Tuesday, July 11, at 9:30 a.m. at the Entrepreneurial Center on the University’s campus. AARP Foundation’s Work for Yourself@50+ initiative helps people gain the knowledge, support, and resources they need to make informed decisions about working for …

Make Your Community Livable for People of All Ages with an AARP Community Challenge Grant

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• Deadline to apply extended to July 15 • No idea too big or too small • Part of AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities initiative AARP is providing Connecticut residents with an opportunity to enhance their community and boost the quality of life for people of all ages with the AARP Community Challenge grant program. Want to make a playground intergenerational? Upgrade a public space? Host a street festival? The AARP Community Challenge will fund select projects to help build momentum in communities …

La hepatitis C está en auge en Estados Unidos. ¿Te has hecho la prueba?

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Este artículo fue presentado por Donna Sciacca, gerente de apoyo y educación a nivel comunitario de la división de Connecticut de la American Liver Foundation. Anualmente, ella educa a más de 4,000 residentes de Connecticut sobre factores de riesgo, estrategias de prevención y opciones de tratamiento para las enfermedades del hígado. Sciacca ha trabajado para organizaciones sin fines de lucro del sector de salud por más de 20 años. ¿Sabías que los baby boomers (los nacidos entre 1945 y 1965) …

Hepatitis C is “Booming” in the USA – Have YOU Been Tested?

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The following story was submitted by Donna Sciacca, community outreach and education manager for the American Liver Foundation’s Connecticut Division. She educates over 4,000 Connecticut residents each year about risk factors, prevention strategies and treatment options for liver disease. Sciacca has worked in the nonprofit health sector for over 20 years. Did you know that Baby Boomers (people born between 1945 and 1965) are among the largest group of Americans discovering that they have Hepatitis C, a serious liver disease, …

Budget Crisis Threatens Connecticut’s Progress in Services for Older Adults, People with Disabilities

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Years of bipartisan cooperation between legislators, businesses and advocacy organizations on ensuring the key support systems are in place for Connecticut’s older residents and people with disabilities has produced some progress in meeting important long-term care needs. This, according to a new, comprehensive state-by-state Scorecard report from AARP with support of the nation’s leading organizations behind quality long-term care, The Commonwealth Fund and SCAN Foundation. However, state budget proposals and the compounding of detrimental cuts to previously thin support services …

Ahorre Dinero en las Aventuras por el Estado con las Ofertas Locales de AARP

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 By Nora Duncan, State Director, AARP CT – Traducción: Jamal Fox El verano se acerca rápidamente, y ya sea una diversión bajo el sol o actividades al interior, los miembros de AARP y los visitantes pueden disfrutar de grandes ofertas locales para ingresar a una variedad de museos de Connecticut y atracciones culturales, teatros locales y actuaciones musicales. AARP Connecticut ofrece a sus miembros excelentes oportunidades durante todo el año para ahorrar dinero y conectarlos con personas y lugares en …