New Fitness Center in CT Offers Recreation, Exercise for Seniors and People of All Abilities

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

Connecticut | Health & Wellbeing | Local Resources The following is a Guest Blog by Wes Norris, Fitness Program Manager at Chapter 126 Sports & Fitness in Bristol, CT – There is no getting around the fact that we all must get older. But there is an option available that can prevent and even reverse many of the symptoms and side effects of the aging process. Adhering to this prescription can help lower the risk of Osteoporosis, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Alzheimer’s, colon cancer and stroke. It can also help …

AARP to Host Gov Debate Watch Party October 23 in Bridgeport

Posted on 10/9/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Connecticut | Events | Press AARP Connecticut is hosting a multi-generational Debate Watching Party for the upcoming Gubernatorial Debate scheduled for October 23, 2014 sponsored by NBC Connecticut.  The AARP Debate Watch Party begins at 5:45 p.m. at The Bijou Theatre, 275 Fairfield Avenue in Bridgeport.  The event is free and includes food and non-alcoholic beverages.  It is open to the public, however, advance registration is required.  Register online or by calling toll-free 1-877-926-8300. Join us for a fun and engaging evening where you’ll learn …

AARP Connecticut Hosts Free Shred Day in East Hartford

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

Connecticut | Events | Money & Work | Press 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 Prevent ID Theft and Fraud by safely disposing of outdated and unwanted personal documents.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  Examples of outdated documents you should consider shredding are: Medical and Financial Records, …

How I Reimagined My Life – A 6-Part Series About Discovering Your Possibilities

Posted on 10/3/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Connecticut | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Money & Work  – The following is a Guest Blog by writer Kim Sirois Pita. It is the first of six articles on the topic of Life Reimagined. A new article in the series will be published every two weeks. – Do you ever wonder what’s next in your life? Regardless of age, we seem to ask ourselves this question at various life stages. Sometimes we take action, and sometimes, well, we embrace status quo because it’s just easier. Figuring out what is …

AARP Names Dr. Pauline Olsen as 2014 Andrus Winner in Connecticut

Posted on 10/2/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Connecticut | Volunteering AARP Connecticut is pleased to announce that Pauline N. Olsen, M.D. of Farmington, CT has been selected to receive the 2014 AARP Connecticut Andrus Award for Community Service, the Association’s most prestigious and visible state volunteer award for community service. Dr. Olsen is one of the founders of Malta House of Care, which utilizes a mobile medical van and volunteer health providers to deliver free primary health care to vulnerable communities in the Greater Hartford region. Dr. Olsen helped found …

2014 Medicare Open Enrollment October 15 Thru December 7

Posted on 10/1/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Connecticut | Health & Wellbeing | Local Resources Once a year people who are already on Medicare have an opportunity to make changes in how they receive their benefits. If they are on Original Medicare (Part A and Part B), they can sign up for Part D coverage or move to a Medicare Advantage plan. They can also change from one Part D prescription drug plan to a different one. If they have a Medicare Advantage plan they can switch to a different plan. The dates for open …