Know an Outstanding Connecticut Volunteer? Nominate Them for the AARP Andrus Award

Posted on 03/17/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

About AARP Do you know someone whose work as a volunteer is making a significant difference in your community? Consider nominating them for the 2014 AARP Connecticut Andrus Award for Community Service.  You’ll not only be helping to say “thank you” for all of their great work, but the award includes $3,000 to be donated to an eligible charity of the winner’s choice! Think about people you’ve worked with on volunteer projects, folks you’ve heard about from friends, or those you’ve read about …

AARP Connecticut Announces 2014 Legislative Agenda

Posted on 02/3/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

About AARP In anticipation of the start of the 2014 Legislative Session, which begins on Wednesday, February 5, AARP Connecticut today announced it’s legislative agenda of  key issues critical to residents 50 and older.  AARP legislative priorities focus on issues that help improve and maintain health and economic security for adults 50+. “For more than 50 years, AARP has been dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for all as we age through advocacy, education and service,” said AARP Connecticut State Director, Nora Duncan.  …

Life@50+ Coming to New England in 2014!

Posted on 12/11/2013 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

About AARP Life@50+, AARP’s National Member Event and Expo, is coming to our neck of the woods this Spring!  The annual event will be in Boston, Massachusetts, May 8-10, 2014 and we’ve got so many great reasons to register!  World-class entertainers, dynamic speakers, lifestyle and learning sessions and a jam-packed exhibit floor.  All of it takes place in the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center and is just $25 for AARP members. Don’t miss out!  Learn more and register today! (photo courtesy of Flickr/Manu_H)

Make a Difference. Become an AARP Volunteer

Posted on 11/18/2013 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

About AARP Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity to help make a positive difference in your community?  If so, AARP offers you the power to have fun and work for positive social change, while using your skills and talents. Already an AARP volunteer?  Refer a friend!  We’ve found that the best volunteers are often friends or family of existing volunteers.      In Connecticut, more than 800 members are engaged as volunteers with AARP community service programs, and more than 100,000 help advance issues and …

AARP Featured on CT Valley Views

Posted on 10/2/2013 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

About AARP AARP Connecticut volunteers, Cynthia Delfavero and Byron Peterson were recent guests on the popular public access television program, CT Valley Views.  Cindi and Byron talked with host Susan Regan about why they volunteer with AARP and the organization’s education, advocacy and community service work.  During the interview they highlight the work they and other volunteers are doing to help inform members and the public about the new health care law, also known as the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare.  Watch the video below to learn more about AARP …

It’s All Happening at the Zoo

Posted on 07/1/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

About AARP AARP members are invited to attend a free event at the Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport July 19 to learn about the many resources available to support a healthy lifestyle. The event will feature healthy cooking demonstrations and offer information on how to take advantage of free preventive screenings and other benefits of the federal Affordable Care Act. Participants can support the St. Stephen’s Food Pantry with donations of nonperishable food items. Registration is required by calling 877-926-8300. AARP members also …