New Scorecard Ranks Connecticut on Support for Seniors, Caregivers

Posted on 06/19/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Advocacy | Connecticut | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family When it comes to support for seniors and caregivers, it matters where you live.  According to a new, comprehensive state-by-state Scorecard from AARP  and the nation’s leading organizations behind long-term care, Connecticut ranks 12th in the nation when it comes to meeting the long-term care needs of older residents and people with disabilities.  While that number may seem pretty good, we know that more must be done, at an accelerated pace, to improve specific areas, including more support and training for family …

CT Governor Signs “Observation Status” Law

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

Advocacy | Connecticut | Health & Wellbeing | Local Resources | Money & Work – 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, …

Walk Your Way to Better Health

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

Connecticut | Health & Wellbeing – Guest Blog by AARP Volunteer Peter Eder – With warmer temperatures comes an increased desire to get out and enjoy all that Summer in New England has to offer. Walking is not only the earliest form of transportation; it is also the oldest form of exercise. Today, seventy-seven million Americans regularly walk, whether as a form of exercise, to boost brain health, lose weight or simply as a healthy way to relieve stress and enjoy the great outdoors. Walking regularly …

Experience Corps Brings Adults Back to School

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

Connecticut | Local Resources | Volunteering 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 2014 Legislative Wins in Connecticut

Posted on 06/3/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Advocacy | Connecticut | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Money & Work Despite a “short” legislative session in Connecticut this year, AARP fought successfully for the passage of a number of bills that will benefit older state residents by helping to save consumers money on their electric bills, expand access to high-quality health care, help older workers and the long-term unemployed get back to work, and promote personal retirement savings.  We’re pleased that the final budget for SFY 2014-2015 included additional funding to double the number of people receiving services under the CT Home Care Program for People …

Why Tweets, Posts and Links Matter to Your Job Search

Posted on 06/2/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Connecticut | Money & Work By Jean C. Setzfand   If you haven’t looked for a new job in a while, you may be surprised to learn that it’s a different marketplace out there today. If you just sent your resume and cover letter to a hiring manager and hoped the process would follow a normal course of interviews and decision-making, think again.   Today, more than ever, it’s up to you to determine how your skills relate to a specific job opening and to …