— Further Cuts to CT Home Care Program and uncertainty about Community First Choice threaten seniors’ ability to live safely at home AARP Connecticut is disappointed Governor Malloy has once again proposed a budget with dramatic cuts to the Connecticut Home Care Program for Elders. The additional cuts will effectively end the state-funded program that provides seniors with an array of important and cost effective services ranging from Meals on Wheels, Home Health Care, Adult Day care and Visiting Nursing, often …

— The following story was submitted by Lindsay White, an advancement associate, grant writer for KNOX. KNOX, a key partner in improving the city of Hartford since its founding in 1966, was one of only 88 non-profit organizations in the United States to be selected as a first-ever AARP Community Challenge recipient. The grant program is part of AARP’s nationwide Livable Communities initiative that aims to create change and improve quality of life in communities across the nation for people of …

— Join us in learning the five pillars of brain healthy behaviors, which research tells us if we undertake starting today, regardless of our age, will help reduce the risk of age-related diseases and optimize our chances of maintaining our cognitive abilities. Share your brain healthy behaviors and be inspired by others. It’s never too late to take charge of our brain health and improve our quality of life.   Five Pillars of Brain Health  Monday,  October 16, 2017, from 12:30 p.m. …

— October is Cyber Security Awareness Month. Here are six tips to help you stay cyber secure: Create strong passwords. In fact, instead of a password, create a passphrase. Make it something unique to you and easy to remember. For example, if you’re a pie lover, your passphrase could be Ilovechocolatepie. Like to golf? How about Golfismyfavoriteactivity. Think of something that would be easy for you to remember, but hard for a thief to crack. Enable stronger authentication. Stronger authentication (also …

— Join AARP Kansas in Wichita for a free screening of The Beguiled, starring Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, and Colin Farrell. The screening will be held on Thursday, October 26, at 7 p.m. at the Warren Theatre West. Get driving directions. Written and directed by Sofia Coppola, The Beguiled is based on the novel of the same name  by Thomas P. Cullinan. It tells the story of the unexpected arrival of a wounded Union soldier at a girls’ school in Virginia …

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— Join Us for a Free Screening of La La Land You and a guest are invited to a free screening of “La La Land” starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. Meet AARP staff, volunteers, and other members during the event and be sure to stop by the AARP table to learn more about what AARP is doing in your community to help everyone 50+ to live life to the fullest. Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) and Mia (Emma Stone) are drawn together …

— This afternoon, AARP Texas is joining the City of Houston, Texas Legal Services Center (TLSC), Texas Ratepayers’ Organization to Save Energy (Texas ROSE), One Voice Texas and the Texas Association of Community Action Agencies in filing a Petition for Emergency Rulemaking before the Texas Public Utility Commission to extend electricity customer protection rules for the victims of Hurricane Harvey. AARP Texas Director Bob Jackson released the following statement. “AARP Texas joins the City of Houston and other organizations today in …

— The AARP Virginia Speakers Bureau delivers presentations and workshops on a wide range of topics, such as fraud and scam prevention, difficult conversations about driving, making your home safe and livable for a lifetime, and making the most of what’s next in your life. AARP encourages members to keep this in mind when planning programs for organizations and church groups in their communities—and particularly welcomes invitations from those who want to know how AARP helps Virginians 50-plus live their best …

— The kick-off season of Walk4Health begins in October! We are excited to invite you to join us this year at one or all of walks that we have designed for you! Walk4Health is a collaborative community walking program brought to you by AARP and the YMCA of Delaware. Our goal is to promote healthy behaviors in a fun, social environment.  Walks take place in downtown Wilmington. Our starting point is the lobby of the Central YMCA in Wilmington. Each walk …

— The following post was submitted by Linda Avery, State Coordinator for the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program in Connecticut. Are you looking for a “feel good” opportunity? An opportunity to help others in your community, while keeping your mind and body active and engaged at the same time? Then the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program in Connecticut is the answer! Even if you are interested, but on the fence, there are a variety of roles and tasks with the program that may …