CT Residents Give Communities High Marks for Livability

Posted on 09/17/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Advocacy | Connecticut | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Press How livable is your community?  A new AARP survey of Connecticut residents age 40 and older finds a lot to like about living in Connecticut, as well as areas that need improvement to help residents remain in their homes and communities as they age. The new report: Road to Livability, found that the vast majority of those surveyed rate their communities well in terms of a place to live as they age, and in the types and availability of services …

AARP Member Discounts in Connecticut

Posted on 09/12/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Connecticut | Events | Home & Family | Local Resources | Money & Work AARP Connecticut has negotiated great discounts on admission for area entertainment and attractions.  Be sure to bookmark this page and visit regularly to find out what current discounts are available.  New discounts will be added throughout the year.  Special restrictions apply, so please be sure to read all offer details before purchasing.   The Bushnell Performing Arts Center Mortensen Hall, 166 Capitol Avenue Hartford, CT See Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer This November! Sat., November 29 at 11 AM Orchestra/Prime Mezzanine: *$51.50 (savings of $5)     …

Make Time to Prepare for Emergencies this September

Posted on 09/2/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Connecticut | Health & Wellbeing | Local Resources Hurricane. Heat wave. Blizzard. Connecticut has experienced them all in the past decade. And some storms were so severe that it took local authorities and utility companies up to three days or more to reach communities. That’s why it’s so important for everyone, especially older adults, to be aware, plan and prepare before the next emergency happens. AARP is helping to promote emergency preparedness among our members and the public as part of National Preparedness Month this September.  This year’s …

AARP Virtual Career Fair Sept. 23 Features CT Companies

Posted on 09/2/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Connecticut | Events | Money & Work Looking for work or a new career? AARP can help! Attend the AARP Real Possibilities Virtual Career Fair on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 from 10am-2pm ET, featuring over 20 Life Reimagined for Work hiring employers. Experienced job seekers can learn about job opportunities from local Connecticut employers such as the Blue Buffalo Co., a pet food manufacturer in Wilton, CT and Work at Home Vintage Employees (WAHVE). WAHVE is an innovative company headquartered in Avon, CT that places workers with …

Older Voters a Key to Governor’s Race

Posted on 09/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Connecticut By Natalie Missakian With state residents facing what is expected to be a close race for governor Nov. 4, AARP Connecticut is making sure voters know where the candidates—Gov. Dannel Malloy (D) and former ambassador Tom Foley (R)—stand on issues that matter to older residents. “It’s going to be a very highly contested, very tight election. It’s right up there as being the most competitive race in the country,” said John Erlingheuser, AARP Connecticut advocacy director, noting that Malloy defeated …

Tax-Aide Volunteers Needed in Connecticut for 2015 Tax Season

Posted on 08/28/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Connecticut | Volunteering Are you looking for an opportunity to get involved in your community and give back through volunteering?  AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, the nation’s largest free, volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service, is seeking volunteers across the state to help Connecticut taxpayers who will need assistance preparing and filing their 2014 tax returns. Volunteers do not need to be an AARP member or retiree to participate.  We are looking for individuals that have a desire to help others right here in our …