AARP to Push for Paid Family Medical Leave in Connecticut

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

Money & Work 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 …

Helping Jobless Execs Find a ‘Paycheck with Purpose’

Posted on 11/13/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Money & Work AARP Connecticut is once again providing financial support to help qualified individuals over age 50 participate in Encore! Hartford – an intensive four-month workforce development program that assists unemployed, underemployed or dislocated seasoned Connecticut corporate professionals to transition their skills and experience into managerial and professional jobs in the nonprofit sector. Encore! is designed and implemented by the University of Connecticut Nonprofit Leadership Program in strong partnership with AARP Connecticut, Leadership Greater Hartford, Capital Workforce Partners, CTWorks/American Job Center, CT …

Create a Community to Empower YOU! – Part 2 in a 6-Part Series on Discovering Your Possibilities

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

Money & Work Guest Blog By Kim Sirois Pita – Welcome back to the second of a series of six articles focused on reimagining your life. If you missed the first guest blog, you can find it here. Our brains are filled with so many ideas of where we’d like to go and what we’d like to be in life. Do you allow yourself to put those thoughts out into the universe, or do you tend to keep them bottled up inside? In …

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

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

Money & Work 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 …

Public Comments Sought on Feasibility of State-Sponsored Retirement Plan for Private Sector Employees

Posted on 10/14/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Money & Work The Connecticut Retirement Security Board (CRSB) has issued a request for public comment and information regarding the feasibility of a state-sponsored retirement plan for private sector employees. The CRSB was created this year by Public Act 14-217.  The Board’s mandate is to conduct a market feasibility study on the implementation of a public retirement plan for private sector employees currently without access to an employer-sponsored retirement plan.  AARP supports the creation of such a plan and is helping to inform …

AARP Connecticut Hosts Free Shred Day in East Hartford

Posted on 10/7/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Money & Work The AARP Fraud Watch Network in Connecticut is teaming up with radio station WTIC-News Talk 1080 to sponsor a Free Shred Day on October 18, 2014 from 10AM-2PM at EnviroShred, 22 Prestige Park Circle, East Hartford, CT. Prevent ID Theft and Fraud by safely disposing of outdated and unwanted personal documents.  You can bring up to 3 bags/boxes to be safely and securely shredded at no cost.  Examples of outdated documents you should consider shredding are: Medical and Financial Records, …