Lime Rock Park Joins Drive to End Hunger

Posted on 04/4/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Local Resources Lime Rock Park, the historic racetrack located in Lime Rock, CT has announced its selection of AARP Foundation as its 2014 official charity to support Drive to End Hunger, a multi-year initiative to fight the risk of hunger for Americans age 50+. Nearly 9 million Americans age 50+ are at risk for hunger every day – a 79 percent increase in just 10 years.  Drive to End Hunger is AARP Foundation’s multi-pronged approach to solve this problem; it works to combat hunger …

My Story: Reimagining Your Career at Age 50-Plus

My Story: Reimagining Your Career at Age 50-Plus

Posted on 04/3/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Local Resources  – The following is a Guest Blog by CT resident and AARP Connecticut Blog contributor, Fran Trelease. Fran is the owner of Boomer Den, LLC., a company that helps boomer-age adults re-invent their careers through internships.  As part of AARP’s April Encore Entrepreneur Mentor Month features, we asked Fran to share her story of how she re-invented her career by starting her own business, and is now helping others to do the same. As recently as last year, an AARP …

AARP, SBA Host Encore Entrepreneur Events in 2014

AARP, SBA Host Encore Entrepreneur Events in 2014

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

Local Resources AARP and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are teaming up to help budding entrepreneurs and new business owners ages 50 and over access the resources they need to grow their businesses and create jobs.  During several events being planned for 2014, “encore entrepreneurs” will have the opportunity to link up with a number of organizations and community leaders for advice and assistance in their endeavors.  The first event took place in Bridgeport on January 30.  Additional event  details are below: Linking the Encore Entrepreneur …

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

Local Resources 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

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. 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 …

Stay Young By Teaching Skills to Others

Stay Young By Teaching Skills to Others

Posted on 03/24/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Local Resources The following is a Guest Blog by AARP Volunteer and Darien resident, Peter F. Eder.  The article also appeared in the At Home in Darien newsletter, Out and About. There are two dimensions to Education: learning and teaching. The current focus seems to be on having seniors learn, and not necessarily on the value seniors can offer as teachers. I’d like to offer some suggestions on how we can provide valuable teaching to those around us… some thoughts on sharing our heritage and …