Five Habits of Smart Drivers

Posted on 08/5/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Connecticut | Health & Wellbeing By Julie E. Lee The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety recently released some encouraging news: today’s drivers age 70 and older are less likely to be involved in crashes than previous generations. If they do crash, they are also less likely to be killed or seriously injured. The Institute claims this is a result of safer cars and healthier individuals. Maintaining a healthy mental and physical state is critical to all aspects of our lives. The same is true for …

AARP Member Discounts in Connecticut

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

Connecticut | Events | Home & Family | Local Resources | 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

Connecticut | Money & Work | Press 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 …

Meet the New AARP Driver Safety State Coordinator for Connecticut: Frank Pagerino

Posted on 07/14/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Connecticut | Volunteering Connecticut has a new State Coordinator for the AARP Driver Safety Program and if you live in or around Southwestern Connecticut, you probably know him!  We’re pleased to announce that Frank Pagerino of Shelton, CT has assumed the duties of State Coordinator from our friend and long-time AARP volunteer, Mary Klingler. Frank’s appointment became official on July 7. For those of you who may not know, Frank has been with AARP Driver Safety since 2010 when he took on the …

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

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

Advocacy | Connecticut | Events | Money & Work | Press 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

Connecticut | 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 …