Help Connecticut Workers Save with Confidence

Help Connecticut Workers Save with Confidence

Posted on 04/24/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Advocacy | Connecticut | Money & Work While Social Security is an important piece of the puzzle, it was never meant to be a person’s entire income in retirement.  Yet, more than 25% of seniors age 65 and older in Connecticut rely on Social Security as their only source of income.  AARP is working to ensure that all Americans have the financial security they need to take charge of their future and live independently as they age.  That’s why we’re supporting legislation being considered in Connecticut (known as Senate …

Life@50+ – The Stars Come Out in Boston

Life@50+ – The Stars Come Out in Boston

Posted on 04/15/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Connecticut | Events What do the following people have in common? Whoopi Goldberg and Jay Leno; Laura Bush and Barbara Pierce Bush; The Moody Blues*; Linda Ronstadt; HGTV’s Kitchen Cousins stars Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri… They’re all coming to Life@50+ this May 8-10 in Boston! And with more than 50 planned lifestyle and learning sessions, nightly entertainment and a jam-packed exhibit floor, we really do have something for everyone! Life@50+ strives to create an experience that reflects the personality of today’s AARP …

Lime Rock Park Joins Drive to End Hunger

Posted on 04/4/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Connecticut | Local Resources | Press | Volunteering Lime Rock Park, the historic racetrack located in Lime Rock, CT has announced its selection of AARP Foundation as its 2014 official charity to support Drive to End Hunger, a multi-year initiative to fight the risk of hunger for Americans age 50+. Nearly 9 million Americans age 50+ are at risk for hunger every day – a 79 percent increase in just 10 years.  Drive to End Hunger is AARP Foundation’s multi-pronged approach to solve this problem; it works to combat hunger …

My Story: Reimagining Your Career at Age 50-Plus

My Story: Reimagining Your Career at Age 50-Plus

Posted on 04/3/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Connecticut | Local Resources | Money & Work  – The following is a Guest Blog by CT resident and AARP Connecticut Blog contributor, Fran Trelease. Fran is the owner of Boomer Den, LLC., a company that helps boomer-age adults re-invent their careers through internships.  As part of AARP’s April Encore Entrepreneur Mentor Month features, we asked Fran to share her story of how she re-invented her career by starting her own business, and is now helping others to do the same. As recently as last year, an AARP …

AARP, SBA Host Encore Entrepreneur Events in 2014

AARP, SBA Host Encore Entrepreneur Events in 2014

Posted on 04/1/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Connecticut | Events | Local Resources | Money & Work AARP and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are teaming up to help budding entrepreneurs and new business owners ages 50 and over access the resources they need to grow their businesses and create jobs.  During several events being planned for 2014, “encore entrepreneurs” will have the opportunity to link up with a number of organizations and community leaders for advice and assistance in their endeavors.  The first event took place in Bridgeport on January 30.  Additional event  details are below: Linking the Encore Entrepreneur …

AARP CT Statement on Malloy Electric Supplier Proposals

AARP CT Statement on Malloy Electric Supplier Proposals

Posted on 04/1/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Advocacy | Connecticut | Money & Work | Press AARP Connecticut released the following statement from AARP State Director, Nora Duncan, in response to Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy’s announcement regarding State efforts to address consumer complaints in the electric supplier market: See Also: AARP Survey Supports Stronger Protections for CT Electric Customers  “While we have not seen the legislative language associated with the Governor’s proposals, AARP is encouraged by his remarks and his recognition that the third party electric supply market needs to be fixed.  We consider this is …