Take Charge of Your Financial Future

Posted on 08/20/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Money & Work For many people, thinking about the future can be overwhelming. But it doesn’t have to be! AARP Connecticut is hosting 2 upcoming events in Danbury and Bridgeport where you can learn more about Social Security, simple steps to plan and save for a more secure financial future, protect your finances and guard against fraud and identity theft*.  We’ll help you Take Charge of Your Financial Future so you have the freedom and independence to live the life you want. The …

Starts August 13: Discount Tickets Available for Broadway Week

Posted on 08/13/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Money & Work Starting Wednesday, August 13, 2014, at 10:30 am, through Monday, August 18, 2014, AARP members* can purchase 2-for-1 Broadway tickets during a pre-sale offer period. This offer is available to AARP members five days before the offer is made available to the general public. During Broadway Week (September 1-14, 2014) from 4-5 pm, stop by the Official NYC Information Center-Midtown to meet AARP staff, volunteers, and other members to learn more about what we are doing in your community. Tickets …

AARP Member Discounts in Connecticut

Posted on 07/22/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Money & Work 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 Performing Arts Center Mortensen Hall, 166 Capitol Avenue Hartford, CT Save on tickets to see performances of WICKED on November 5 at 7:30PM and November 9 at 6:30PM; EVITA on …

AARP Fraud Watch Network Helping Combat Elder Abuse, Fraud in Connecticut

Posted on 07/18/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Money & Work Today, Connecticut took a big step forward in the fight against elder abuse with an Executive Order by Governor Malloy directing Agency Collaboration to Prevent Elder Abuse in Connecticut. AARP is a member of the CT Elder Justice Coalition Coordinating Council and one of the 16 agencies appointed by the Commissioner of the State Department on Aging to work on elder justice issues.  AARP is leading the Consumer Fraud Education workgroup which has hit the ground running with the recent …

Steps to Save for a Better Future: AARP Event Addresses Anxiety Over Retirement Resources

Posted on 07/3/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Money & Work The following post is courtesy of Jackson, Grant Investment Advisers, Inc./distributed by PR Newswire iReach – A recent National Institute on Retirement Security report tells a disheartening story:  the average working-age U.S. household has only $3,000 saved for retirement[i], based on the most recent (2010) Survey of Consumer Finances sponsored by the Federal Reserve.  Households aged 55-64 have $12,000. These figures include both those that do and do not have retirement accounts.  Households aged 55-64 who have retirement accounts have an …

Learn How to Fight Fraud

Posted on 07/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Money & Work As part of the Connecticut Elder Justice Coalition, AARP Connecticut is working with state, federal and community agencies to prevent fraud. AARP is making presentations to community groups across the state, encouraging everyone to sign up for watchdog alerts and stay abreast of current scams through the AARP Fraud Watch Network. Those who sign up can warn others about their personal experiences with fraud or talk to someone for help. “Identity theft, investment fraud and scams rob millions of Americans …