Special #DisruptAging Event at Central Connecticut State University

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Central Connecticut State University (CCSU), the university’s Office of Continuing Education and Gerontology Program will collaborate with AARP Connecticut for a special Disrupt Aging conversation across professions, perspectives and generations on Wednesday, April 5, at 9 a.m. The half-day program – a Careers in Aging Week Event presented with Borrow My Glasses, CT State Department on Aging and NCAAA – will build bridges among professionals, academic institutions, community collaborators and consumers who are passionate about aging issues and disrupting aging …

AARP Connecticut Statement on Senate Bill 106

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AARP Connecticut, the state’s largest consumer advocacy organization representing nearly 600,000 members in Connecticut, released the following statement from John Erlingheuser, state advocacy director, regarding Senate Bill 106, legislation that would create a process by which Dominion Resources would get a higher price for the same energy it currently sells on the New England wholesale competitive market through its Millstone Nuclear Power Plant in Waterford. “AARP is disappointed in the Energy and Technology Committee vote. Many advocacy organizations have expressed concerns about …

AARP, Consumer & Environmental Groups Oppose Senate Bill Awarding Special Deals for Dominion Resources

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Videos from Press Conference: Connecticut State Representative Peter Tercyak, AARP’s John Erlingheuser (2) (3), CCAG’s Tom Swan, ConnPIRG’s Kate Cohen, CFE’s Claire Coleman and Acadia Center’s Bill Dornbos AARP Connecticut, Connecticut Citizen Action Group (CCAG), Connecticut Public Interest Research Group (ConnPIRG), Connecticut Fund for the Environment (CFE), Acadia Center and advocacy groups joined at Connecticut’s Legislative Office Building in Hartford today in opposition to Senate Bill 106, legislation that would create a process guaranteeing a higher price for the electricity …

Open Houses and Fraud Prevention Demonstrations in West Hartford and Norwalk

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You are invited to an open house and fraud prevention demonstration at a People’s United Bank West Hartford and Norwalk branch on Tuesday, March 21, and Friday, March 24, respectively. Both events will start at 11 a.m. AARP Fraud Watch Network  and People’s United Bank  have teamed up and will unveil a unique, interactive kiosk designed to educate people on staying safe from frauds and scams. The kiosk features a tablet preloaded with a specially developed app that allows users …

AARP Connecticut testimonio a los miembros Comité de finanzas, ingresos y bonos

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Comité de finanzas, ingresos y bonos 3 de marzo del 2017 Testimonio de AARP Connecticut Presentado por Nora Duncan, directora estatal Apoyo para: • Propuesta de ley SB 6:  LEY QUE EXIME LOS INGRESOS DEL SEGURO SOCIAL DE LOS IMPUESTOS PERSONALES • Propuesta de ley HB 6558: LEY QUE EXIME LOS BENEFICIOS DEL SEGURO SOCIAL DE LOS IMPUESTOS SOBRE LOS INGRESOS PERSONALES • Propuesta de ley HB 5587:  LEY RELACIONADA CON UNA EXENCIÓN DE IMPUESTOS DE LOS BENEFICIOS DEL SEGURO SOCIAL DE LOS …

AARP Connecticut Testimony to members of the Finance, Revenue & Bonding Committee

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AARP Connecticut provided members of the Finance, Revenue & Bonding Committee with testimony in regards to Proposed SB 6 (an Act Exempting Social Security Income from the Personal Income Tax), Proposed HB 6558 (an Act Exempting Social Security Benefits from the Personal Income Tax) and Proposed HB 5587 (an Act Concerning a Tax Exemption for Seniors’ Social Security Benefits). The testimony of AARP State Director Nora Duncan follows: Finance, Revenue & Bonding Committee March 3, 2017 Testimony of AARP CT …

AARP Appoints Wayne Detzler as Connecticut State President

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AARP Connecticut – the largest nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization in the state with nearly 600,000 members – announces the appointment of Cheshire resident Dr. Wayne Detzler as its new Volunteer State President. Dr. Detzler currently serves as the resident chaplain at Elim Park, where he also helped found the retirement community’s post-acute care and rehabilitation program. His current position at Elim Park is a continuation of a lifelong enthusiasm for teaching and assisting people. Dr. Detzler’s professional and volunteer work …

Two AARP Foundation Work for Yourself@50+℠ Events

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The following story was submitted by Cynthia McKenna, director of planning and organizational excellence, with Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Hartford Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Hartford been chosen as the Connecticut-based partner for AARP Foundation’s Work for Yourself@50+℠. This national grant initiative is designed to help age 50+ adults assess opportunities for self-employment, build skills, and connect with resources that will enable them to generate income by working for themselves. This program is an exciting new extension of the activities we …

AARP: Cost-Effective Home Care Must be a Budget Priority

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AARP Connecticut, on behalf of nearly 614,000 Connecticut members age 50+, is concerned about the impact of the Malloy Administration budget proposal on vulnerable seniors. People want to age in their homes – in a community of their choice.  In addition to being what people want, it is fiscally prudent.  A report by Health Management Associates shows that delivering home care is three times more cost-effective than taxpayer funded, institutional care, and that 88 percent of seniors prefer to age …

AARP Connecticut to Testify at Energy & Technology Hearing February 7

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AARP Connecticut will testify to members of the Connecticut Energy and Technology Committee on Tuesday, Feb. 7, on reasons the state legislature should not pass S.B 106, a bill providing special deals or subsidies to Dominion Resources for the Millstone Nuclear Power Station. Virginia-based Dominion Resources, operator of the Millstone Nuclear Power Station in Connecticut, says the plant is unprofitable and is seeking legislation to compensate for the losses. They claim the request is not for a ratepayer subsidy, but …