2014 Medicare Open Enrollment October 15 Thru December 7

Posted on 10/1/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Connecticut | Health & Wellbeing | Local Resources Once a year people who are already on Medicare have an opportunity to make changes in how they receive their benefits. If they are on Original Medicare (Part A and Part B), they can sign up for Part D coverage or move to a Medicare Advantage plan. They can also change from one Part D prescription drug plan to a different one. If they have a Medicare Advantage plan they can switch to a different plan. The dates for open …

10 Tips to Prevent ID Theft

Posted on 09/30/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Advocacy | Connecticut | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Local Resources | Money & Work | Press There are 10 things Connecticut residents and all Americans do that put them at increased risk for identity theft according to a new AARP Fraud Watch Network study.  The new report, along with recent eye-opening interviews with convicted ID thieves, reveal that Americans are falling even further behind in the fight to protect their identities as scam artists go digital. The AARP Fraud Watch Network survey of 2,250 Americans ages 18+ shows common mistakes people make that put them at …

Film Review: The Age of Love

Posted on 09/24/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Connecticut | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family Guest Review by Brenda Lind, AARP Community Engagement Specialist – You may think that finding love in life should be left mainly to the younger set, but, after seeing “The Age of Love,” the documentary, you will change your mind. In the words of the film’s director, Steven Loring, “After seeing this movie, you will never look at your parents/grandparents the same way again. And that’s a good thing.” AARP Connecticut recently hosted a free screening of the movie in …

AARP CT 2014 Gubernatorial Candidates Video Voter Guide

Posted on 09/23/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Advocacy | Connecticut | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Money & Work | Press With a tight race anticipated for Connecticut’s next Governor, AARP is making sure that voters know where the candidates stand on issues important to them and their families. “AARP wants to make sure our members and all voters know what the candidates are saying – and not saying – about key issues that matter to them and their families,” said AARP State Director, Nora Duncan. “Our nonpartisan voter guides help voters cut through the political clutter and pressure candidates to share …

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)     …