Governor Malloy, State Legislators Make First Capitol Caregivers List

Posted on 12/18/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Home & Family Every day, more than 700,000 Connecticut residents perform a great labor of love, caring for older parents, spouses and other loved ones so they can stay at home—where they want to be—and out of costly institutions. Four elected officials in Connecticut went above and beyond this year to provide a little bit of help for family caregivers by championing a law that removes barriers to full practice authority for advanced practice registered nurses. To recognize their work to support family …

AARP Member Discounts in Connecticut

Posted on 12/5/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Home & Family AARP Connecticut has negotiated great local 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.  For information about AARP member discounts from exclusive merchants and national retailers, click here. JUST ADDED! The Bushnell 166 Capitol Avenue Hartford, CT 06106 SPECIAL OFFER – OPENING NIGHT! Nice Work If …

AARP Sponsors Online Discussion with CT House Leaders on CTMirror.org

Posted on 12/2/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Home & Family The Connecticut Mirror will host a special Google Hangout with House leaders on Thursday, December 4, 2014 in advance of the 2015 legislative session. The event is sponsored by AARP Connecticut and will begin at 11 a.m. on ctmirror.org.  The video also will be posted at this link to view later. Joining host and Mirror Capitol Bureau Chief Mark Pazniokas will be House Speaker J. Brendan Sharkey, D-Hamden, and Rep. Themis Klarides, R-Derby, who was elected House minority leader, becoming …

AARP to Push for Paid Family Medical Leave in Connecticut

Posted on 11/25/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Home & Family Did you know that Connecticut has had a family and medical leave act in place since 1990,three years before Congress passed the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)?  These laws allow workers to take leave from work when they have a serious illness, or need to take care of an ill family member, an injured service member, or a new child. With only 16% of employers providing paid leave, usage of the law remains low, as most workers cannot afford …

Holidays Offer Opportunities to Check on Elderly

Posted on 11/24/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Home & Family Today, more than one in four adults in America is caring for a loved one who needs help, usually a parent.  Here in Connecticut, more than 486,000 residents are providing unpaid care for a loved one.  In fact, if you aren’t already a caregiver, chances are, you will be one day.  Many times an adult child is cast suddenly into this role after an aging parent suffers a fall or a medical crisis.  But more often, a parent or loved …

Heart-ing Family Caregivers Across Connecticut

Posted on 11/5/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Home & Family An excerpt from Joanne’s story: “After my Dad died in 1993, I became the primary caregiver for my mom, Anna. And, when mom’s health declined… leading to a series of hospitalizations and rehabilitation stays, my role evolved. I was the point person coordinating Mom’s medication, hospital and health care visits – and making sure mom had homemade Italian meals every day…” Joanne is one of more than 486,000 Connecticut family caregivers who performs a great labor of love: caring for …