AARP Statement on Final CL&P Rate Increase Decision

Posted on 12/17/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Advocacy | Connecticut | Money & Work | Press AARP has released the statement below from John Erlingheuser, AARP Connecticut Advocacy Director, on the final CL&P Rate Request Decision by Connecticut’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA): “While we are heartened by the fact that PURA took into account the vast public outcry in its decision to slash CL&P’s original rate request, we remain disappointed that the final decision still allows for a significant increase in the utilities fixed customer service charge.  AARP believes any increase in CL&P’s fixed customer …

Beware of These Common Holiday Scams

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

Connecticut | Money & Work | Press With shoppers expected to spend $616.9 billion on holiday gifts this year, scammers are gearing up to rip off unsuspecting consumers. That’s why AARP Fraud Watch Network developed a free, online resource guide so families can protect themselves and those they love from holiday scams. The guide highlights three of the more common holiday scams: online shopping scams, gift card fraud and fake charities. “It’s the season of giving, but for con artists, it’s the season of taking,” said Byron …

It’s Flu Season – Are You Protected?

Posted on 12/7/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Connecticut | Health & Wellbeing Have you had your flu shot yet?  According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), while seasonal flu activity can begin as early as October and continue into May, flu activity most commonly peaks in the U.S. between December and February. The elderly and very young, along with those with chronic health conditions, may be especially vulnerable.  If you have not yet received a flu vaccine for the 2014-15 flu season, we urge you to do so. A variety of …

AARP Member Discounts in Connecticut

Posted on 12/5/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Connecticut | Events | Home & Family | Local Resources | Money & Work AARP Connecticut has negotiated great local 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.  For information about AARP member discounts from exclusive merchants and national retailers, click here. JUST ADDED! The Bushnell 166 Capitol Avenue Hartford, CT 06106 SPECIAL OFFER – OPENING NIGHT! Nice Work If …

AARP Sponsors Online Discussion with CT House Leaders on CTMirror.org

Posted on 12/2/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Advocacy | Connecticut | Home & Family | Money & Work The Connecticut Mirror will host a special Google Hangout with House leaders on Thursday, December 4, 2014 in advance of the 2015 legislative session. The event is sponsored by AARP Connecticut and will begin at 11 a.m. on ctmirror.org.  The video also will be posted at this link to view later. Joining host and Mirror Capitol Bureau Chief Mark Pazniokas will be House Speaker J. Brendan Sharkey, D-Hamden, and Rep. Themis Klarides, R-Derby, who was elected House minority leader, becoming …

AARP Reaction to CL&P $130 Million Rate Hike Decision

Posted on 12/1/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Advocacy | Connecticut | Money & Work | Press Below is a statement by AARP Connecticut Advocacy Director, John Erlingheuser, on the recent CL&P rate request decision by Connecticut’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA): “Today’s decision by PURA to slash CL&P’s rate request is both good news and bad news for Connecticut ratepayers.  The good news is that PURA listened to the complaints of consumer advocates and thousands of ratepayers in their decision to slash CL&P’s unreasonable rate request by about $90 million, and penalize the company for its …