So Much for AARP Members to See & Do at Mystic Seaport

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AARP Connecticut members can save money and support local, nonprofit educational and cultural venues throughout the year, including Mystic Seaport, the nation’s leading maritime museum. Founded in 1929 to gather and preserve the rapidly disappearing artifacts of America’s seafaring past, the Museum has grown to become a national center for research and education with the mission to “inspire an enduring connection to the American maritime experience.” AARP Members will enjoy $3 off Mystic Seaport admission (up to 4 per visit) …

UConn Department of Public Policy – Encore!Fairfield County – Program Begins November 1

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In fall 2016, The University of Connecticut Nonprofit Leadership Program successfully launched Encore!Fairfield County. The program created an opportunity for more Connecticut residents to participate in the Department of Public Policy’s award-winning program providing professionals age 50 and older in the state with a prestigious development experience assisting with a transition from a corporate career to one in the nonprofit sector. The Fairfield County offering is modeled after Encore!Hartford, entering into its eighth year and holds an impressive track record …

Striving for a healthier you?

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The following article was written and submitted by Sherry Ostrout, Government Initiatives, Connecticut Community Care   The Connecticut Healthy Living Collective aims to make healthy living a bit easier and more fun.  In doing so, The Collective has launched a website –http://www.cthealthyliving.org/ – which provides easy access and connection to interactive learning opportunities across the state known as Live Well and Aging Mastery Programs®. What Programs are right for you? Live Well Programs Evidence proves that these programs live up …

An Introduction to “Travels With Tia”

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I have always loved to travel. Day trips, Sunday drives, extended vacations to faraway places – all have an element of surprise, discovery, friendship and wonder that feeds something deep within me. Everywhere you turn in Connecticut, there is a place with something to offer, a nugget to make it special, especially when viewed thru my “fresh perspective glasses.” So this blog is right up my alley. My name is Tia Murphy and I am the AARP Connecticut volunteer state …

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, Sept. 12, at 9:30 a.m. at the AARP Connecticut office in Hartford. Parking for the event will be free. AARP Foundation’s Work for Yourself@50+ initiative helps people gain the knowledge, support, and resources they need to …

Derrumbando Muros

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De Ingrid Alvarez ¡Hola! Mi nombre es Ingrid Alvarez y estoy encantada de compartir mi debut en el blog con todos ustedes. Soy la Directora Estatal de la Federación Hispana en Connecticut. La Hispanic Federation (HF) es la principal organización de membresía sin fines de lucro Latina de la nación. Fue fundada en 1990 y su misión es potenciar y avanzar en la comunidad hispana. Hispanic Federation ofrece subvenciones y servicios a una amplia red de agencias Latinas sin fines …

Breaking Down Walls: My First Blogging Experience-Thanks AARP CT!

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By Ingrid Alvarez Hello! My name is Ingrid Alvarez and I am thrilled to share my blogging debut with all of you.  I am the State Director of Hispanic Federation in Connecticut.  Hispanic Federation (HF) is the nation’s premier Latino nonprofit membership organization. Founded in 1990, HF supports and works in the areas of health, education, philanthropy, immigration, economic empowerment, civic engagement, civil rights, and the environment. I am excited to share with you the inaugural FUERZAFEST Connecticut – the …

Connecticut Pushes Forward with Retirement Security Program

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• AARP, Senate President, Speaker of the House & Comptroller Discuss Implementation AARP Connecticut, Speaker of the House Joe Aresimowicz, Comptroller Kevin Lembo and Senate President Pro Tempore Martin Looney joined at Connecticut’s Legislative Office Building in Hartford on Thursday, Aug. 17, to applaud that Connecticut is moving forward with the implementation of the Connecticut Retirement Security Program (Public Act 16-29) that was signed into law by Governor Malloy in 2016 and is scheduled to begin operation in 2018. The new …

Peter F. Eder of Darien to Receive AARP’s Highest Volunteer Honor in Connecticut

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Andrus Award for Community Service Honors Outstanding Volunteers Age 50-Plus AARP Connecticut is pleased to announce Peter F. Eder of Darien has been selected to receive the 2017 Andrus Award for Community Service, the Association’s most prestigious state volunteer award, for his outstanding volunteerism and commitment to the community. The Andrus Award will be formally presented to Mr. Eder at a local ceremony in October. The AARP State Andrus Award for Community Service is an annual awards program developed to …

Frank Abagnale en Connecticut: ¡Atrápalo si puedes!

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En una colaboración conjunta, AARP Connecticut y la Oficina de Educación Continua de la Universidad Central de Connecticut (CCSU) organizarán un evento gratuito de prevención de fraude en donde participarán Frank W. Abagnale, una de las autoridades más respetadas del mundo en materia de falsificación, el miércoles 27 de septiembre. Abagnale, que ha asesorado al FBI sobre cómo combatir a los estafadores durante más de cuatro décadas, estará en el campus de CCSU en Nueva Bretaña como embajador de la …