Julie Lee

Drive Green Into Spring: 5 Tips for Eco-Friendly Driving

Posted on 04/1/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Home & Family By Julie E. Lee From recycling, to sustainable grocery bags, to “Meatless Mondays,” Americans are finding many ways to “go green.” If you’re interested in reducing your carbon footprint, making environmentally conscious decisions doesn’t have to be difficult. In fact, there is one simple way to curb your impact on a regular basis. It starts with your driving. Most Americans rely on their personal vehicle to get around on a daily basis. But unfortunately, our cars are a significant source …

AARP Survey Supports Stronger Protections for CT Electric Customers

AARP Survey Supports Stronger Protections for CT Electric Customers

Posted on 03/31/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Home & Family Thousands of Connecticut utility customers are being lured in by unscrupulous energy companies with the promise of saving money on their electric bills but they are paying more.  In fact, according to a study by Connecticut’s Office of Consumer Counsel, nine out of ten customers who switched to a third party supplier in CL&P’s territory and seven out of ten customers in UI’s territory were paying more than the Standard Offer during the study period.  The overpayments totalled about $13.7 million per month - money …

AARP Connecticut and 'Get Ready Capitol Region' Partner for Safer Communities

AARP Connecticut and ‘Get Ready Capitol Region’ Partner for Safer Communities

Posted on 03/27/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Home & Family Did you know that when a disaster strikes, it may take emergency services up to 72 hours to reach you and your family? That’s why it’s important for all of us to prepare before disaster strikes. AARP Connecticut has partnered with the Get Ready Capitol Region campaign to encourage and empower older residents in our communities to be aware, plan and prepare for the next disaster. In the past several years, Connecticut residents have been given plenty of reasons to be aware, plan …

AARP Member Discounts in Connecticut

AARP Member Discounts in Connecticut

Posted on 03/27/2014 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. JUST ADDED! The Bushnell 166 Capital Avenue Hartford, CT 15% Discount on select tickets to Beauty and The Beast  *** PURCHASE DEADLINE EXTENDED THROUGH APRIL 4, 2014! *** AARP Members can purchase discounted tickets …

AARP Connecticut featured on WHPX-TV 'For the Record'

AARP Connecticut featured on WHPX-TV ‘For the Record’

Posted on 03/25/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Home & Family AARP Connecticut volunteers Byron Peterson on Shelton, CT and Jean Caron of Old Saybrook, CT recently appeared on the program “For the Record” with host Shawn Murphy to talk about AARP and the work we do in Connecitcut.  Highlights include our work to inform the public about the benefits of the new health care law and how it impacts them and their families; our advocacy work at the State Capitol, including efforts to enact greater consumer protections for utility customers; our …

AARP Connecticut Supports Expansion of Family Medical Leave

AARP Connecticut Supports Expansion of Family Medical Leave

Posted on 03/7/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Home & Family AARP Connecticut has submitted testimony to the General Assembly’s Labor Committee in support of House Bill 5283, AN ACT CONCERNING EXPANSION OF FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE.  AARP supports the bill and efforts at both the state and federal level that increase paid leave and cover more workers for longer periods of time so that employees can both attend to their own health needs and care for loved ones.  H.B. 5283 expands the family members covered by the law so that an employee may use …