CT Residents Give Communities High Marks for Livability

Posted on 09/17/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Home & Family 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

Home & Family 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)     …

AARP Local Discounts in Connecticut Help Save on Fun, Family-Friendly Activities

Posted on 06/30/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Home & Family When you think of AARP in Connecticut, do you think of gourmet cooking classes, exotic animals, star-gazing or live theater?  Well, you should! At AARP, we’re all about helping you live better and achieve your real possibilities.  One of the ways we do that is by negotiating great discounts on local non-profit entertainment and attractions, right here in Connecticut.  Discounts that can help you connect with people and places in your community or across the state, such as: 10% off …

New Scorecard Ranks Connecticut on Support for Seniors, Caregivers

Posted on 06/19/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Home & Family When it comes to support for seniors and caregivers, it matters where you live.  According to a new, comprehensive state-by-state Scorecard from AARP  and the nation’s leading organizations behind long-term care, Connecticut ranks 12th in the nation when it comes to meeting the long-term care needs of older residents and people with disabilities.  While that number may seem pretty good, we know that more must be done, at an accelerated pace, to improve specific areas, including more support and training for family …

AARP 2014 Legislative Wins in Connecticut

Posted on 06/3/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Home & Family Despite a “short” legislative session in Connecticut this year, AARP fought successfully for the passage of a number of bills that will benefit older state residents by helping to save consumers money on their electric bills, expand access to high-quality health care, help older workers and the long-term unemployed get back to work, and promote personal retirement savings.  We’re pleased that the final budget for SFY 2014-2015 included additional funding to double the number of people receiving services under the CT Home Care Program for People …

A Boost for Leaving Nursing Homes

Posted on 06/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Home & Family By Natalie Missakian Julie Cardona has nothing but praise for the care she received at Aurora Senior Living of Cromwell, the nursing home where she lived for more than a year while recovering from damaged lungs. But despite the great nurses and staff, she chafed at the regimentation of the home’s schedule. She couldn’t leave without a family member signing her out.  And Cardona couldn’t play her accordion at the times she wanted—a huge sacrifice for the lifelong musician. “I …