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 …

AARP to Host Free Screening of “The Age of Love” in Bridgeport

Posted on 08/20/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Connecticut | Events Attention all singletons (and couples!) — Love will be in the air in the city of Bridgeport, CT on Wednesday, September 10, 2014.   AARP Connecticut is hosting a free movie screening and reception for The Age of Love – a new documentary that follows a group of intrepid seniors as they participate in a first-of-its-kind speed-dating event exclusively for 70-90 year-olds.  Join us and AARP’s Sex and Relationships expert, Dr. Pepper Schwartz, along with the film’s director, Steven Loring, for …

AARP, Consumer Advocates Oppose CL&P Rate Hike

Posted on 08/20/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Advocacy | Connecticut | Press AARP Connecticut and Connecticut Consumer Action Group (CCAG) are urging residents to contact the state’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) and tell them to reject what they call an “unfair and unreasonable” rate request by the Connecticut Light and Power Company (CL&P) that would increase an individual customer’s bill by an average of $150 a year. According to AARP State Advocacy Director, John Erlingheuser, “If you live in a town serviced by Connecticut Light & Power (CL&P) and the company …

Take Charge of Your Financial Future

Posted on 08/20/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Connecticut | Events | Money & Work For many people, thinking about the future can be overwhelming. But it doesn’t have to be! AARP Connecticut is hosting 2 upcoming events in Danbury and Bridgeport where you can learn more about Social Security, simple steps to plan and save for a more secure financial future, protect your finances and guard against fraud and identity theft*.  We’ll help you Take Charge of Your Financial Future so you have the freedom and independence to live the life you want. The …

Say No to CL&P Unfair Rate Hikes

Posted on 08/19/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Advocacy | Connecticut Do you want to see your electric bill increase by an average of $150 a year – with the bulk being charged before you turn on a single light? If you live in a town serviced by Connecticut Light & Power (CL&P) and the company has its way, you’ll end up shelling out more of your hard-earned money to pay your electric bill.  Take Action! Right now, the Connecticut Public Utility Regulatory Authority (PURA) is considering CL&P’s request for a …