New Fitness Center in CT Offers Recreation, Exercise for Seniors and People of All Abilities

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

Health & Wellbeing The following is a Guest Blog by Wes Norris, Fitness Program Manager at Chapter 126 Sports & Fitness in Bristol, CT – There is no getting around the fact that we all must get older. But there is an option available that can prevent and even reverse many of the symptoms and side effects of the aging process. Adhering to this prescription can help lower the risk of Osteoporosis, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Alzheimer’s, colon cancer and stroke. It can also help …

How I Reimagined My Life – A 6-Part Series About Discovering Your Possibilities

Posted on 10/3/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Health & Wellbeing  – The following is a Guest Blog by writer Kim Sirois Pita. It is the first of six articles on the topic of Life Reimagined. A new article in the series will be published every two weeks. – Do you ever wonder what’s next in your life? Regardless of age, we seem to ask ourselves this question at various life stages. Sometimes we take action, and sometimes, well, we embrace status quo because it’s just easier. Figuring out what is …

2014 Medicare Open Enrollment October 15 Thru December 7

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

Health & Wellbeing 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

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 …