Join Us in Disrupting Aging May 18

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Join us for a Disrupt Aging conversation across professions, perspectives and generations hosted by the Jewish Federation of Western Connecticut on Thursday, May 18, at 4:30 pm. This intergenerational workshop is designed to foster conversations among people of all ages, including professionals, community collaborators and consumers who are passionate about aging issues. Join together as a community to explore aging from a new perspective. The Jewish Federation of Western CT is hosting in collaboration with AARP and Borrow My Glasses. …

Join Us for a Free Job Seeker Seminar

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The Connecticut Masters’ Games and AARP Connecticut are providing a free seminar about helping age 50+ workers achieve their employment goals by connecting people to trusted resources, information and peer networks. This one-and-a half-hour seminar focuses on the nuts and bolts of job searching in the digital age, showcases the power of developing a personal brand and helps people learn to network with ease. If you are age 50 or over and looking for a job or seeking to change …

Volunteers Wanted for a Research Study at University of Connecticut

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Building the case: changing consumer perceptions of the value of expanded community pharmacist services The following guest post was submitted by Kate Steckowych, PharmD, Postgraduate Pharmacy Fellow at the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy The University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy is looking for individuals to participate in a focus group discussion to get consumer opinions on new healthcare services offered in community pharmacies. Consumers will be required to travel to Glastonbury for the focus group which will last …

Special One-Hour “Life Lessons: Understanding Paid Family Leave” on CPTV

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Thursday, April 6, at 8 p.m.; Public Invited to Join Live Studio Audience Connecticut Public Television (CPTV), in partnership with AARP Connecticut, invite members of the community to join the studio audience for Life Lessons: Understanding Paid Family Leave on Thursday, April 6, at 8 p.m. at CPTV’s Hartford studios, located at 1049 Asylum Avenue. The event will begin with a reception at 6:45 p.m., followed by the live television event at 8 p.m., hosted by journalist Diane Smith. Encore …

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 …