Caregivers Seek Help as Needs Grow

Posted on 11/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Home & Family By Beth Levine Within a year of becoming her mother’s caregiver and advocate, Jean Caron, of Old Saybrook, was diagnosed with a reflux disease caused by stress. The year before, her mother, Elizabeth Horn, had had a major heart attack. When her mother was released to a nursing home, Caron was given a one-page sheet of vague instructions. “I learned on the fly about how to do things, make things happen and where to turn to for resources,” she said. …

New Energize CT Video Series Aims to Help Consumers Save Energy, Money

Posted on 10/22/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Home & Family Energize Connecticut recently launched a new video series on its website, EnergizeCT.com, to help Connecticut residents understand the value of energy efficiency and make smart energy choices.  According to Energize Connecticut, the overall goal of the series is to help residents get the most efficient energy performance out of their home or small business so that they can start saving money on their monthly energy bills. Energize Connecticut is an initiative of the Energy Efficiency Fund, The Clean Energy Finance …

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

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

Home & Family  – 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 …

10 Tips to Prevent ID Theft

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

Home & Family 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

Home & Family 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

Home & Family 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 …