AARP Member Discounts in Connecticut

Posted on 09/12/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Local Resources 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)     …

Make Time to Prepare for Emergencies this September

Posted on 09/2/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Local Resources Hurricane. Heat wave. Blizzard. Connecticut has experienced them all in the past decade. And some storms were so severe that it took local authorities and utility companies up to three days or more to reach communities. That’s why it’s so important for everyone, especially older adults, to be aware, plan and prepare before the next emergency happens. AARP is helping to promote emergency preparedness among our members and the public as part of National Preparedness Month this September.  This year’s …

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

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

Local Resources 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 …

CT Governor Signs “Observation Status” Law

Posted on 06/18/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Local Resources – Guest Blog by Frances Trelease – Good news for seniors requiring hospital stays: Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy signed into law an “observation status” bill, HB 5535, that requires hospitals to tell patients whether their stay is classified as “observation status” or as traditional inpatient.  This distinction is important.  The legislation, which takes effect October 1, 2014 and is supported by AARP-CT, empowers patients by making them aware of those hospital health care costs that will be passed on to them, …

Experience Corps Brings Adults Back to School

Posted on 06/4/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Local Resources People who sign up to volunteer with AARP Experience Corps are finding themselves back in the classroom.  And they are loving it.  Just ask Mildred Setzer about her work as a tutor with AARP Experience Corps.  As a volunteer with AARP Experience Corps-Greater New Haven in Connecticut, Setzer is just as excited to be in the classroom as the kids are to have her. “I just love it,” says Setzer of her experience. “It has kept me active, and it …

AARP Survey: Support Connecticut’s Family Caregivers

Posted on 05/19/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Local Resources Like it or not, we’re all getting older, and most of us are likely to need some type of assistance in managing daily activities as we age.  In Connecticut, like in much of the country, unpaid family caregivers provide the bulk of this care for their loved ones  – whether a spouse, parent, sibling, child or friend.  Likewise, if you haven’t already been a family caregiver, chances are pretty good that you will be in the future.  As the backbone of our long-term …