10 Tips to Prevent ID Theft

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

Health & Wellbeing 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

Health & Wellbeing 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

Health & Wellbeing 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

Health & Wellbeing 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 …

Make Time to Prepare for Emergencies this September

Posted on 09/2/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Health & Wellbeing Hurricane. Heat wave. Blizzard. Connecticut has experienced them all in the past decade. And some storms were so severe that it took local authorities and utility companies up to three days or more to reach communities. That’s why it’s so important for everyone, especially older adults, to be aware, plan and prepare before the next emergency happens. AARP is helping to promote emergency preparedness among our members and the public as part of National Preparedness Month this September.  This year’s …

Five Habits of Smart Drivers

Posted on 08/5/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Health & Wellbeing By Julie E. Lee The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety recently released some encouraging news: today’s drivers age 70 and older are less likely to be involved in crashes than previous generations. If they do crash, they are also less likely to be killed or seriously injured. The Institute claims this is a result of safer cars and healthier individuals. Maintaining a healthy mental and physical state is critical to all aspects of our lives. The same is true for …