Lime Rock Park Joins Drive to End Hunger

Posted on 04/4/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Press Lime Rock Park, the historic racetrack located in Lime Rock, CT has announced its selection of AARP Foundation as its 2014 official charity to support Drive to End Hunger, a multi-year initiative to fight the risk of hunger for Americans age 50+. Nearly 9 million Americans age 50+ are at risk for hunger every day – a 79 percent increase in just 10 years.  Drive to End Hunger is AARP Foundation’s multi-pronged approach to solve this problem; it works to combat hunger …

AARP CT Statement on Malloy Electric Supplier Proposals

AARP CT Statement on Malloy Electric Supplier Proposals

Posted on 04/1/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Press AARP Connecticut released the following statement from AARP State Director, Nora Duncan, in response to Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy’s announcement regarding State efforts to address consumer complaints in the electric supplier market: See Also: AARP Survey Supports Stronger Protections for CT Electric Customers  “While we have not seen the legislative language associated with the Governor’s proposals, AARP is encouraged by his remarks and his recognition that the third party electric supply market needs to be fixed.  We consider this is …

AARP Survey Supports Stronger Protections for CT Electric Customers

AARP Survey Supports Stronger Protections for CT Electric Customers

Posted on 03/31/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Press Thousands of Connecticut utility customers are being lured in by unscrupulous energy companies with the promise of saving money on their electric bills but they are paying more.  In fact, according to a study by Connecticut’s Office of Consumer Counsel, nine out of ten customers who switched to a third party supplier in CL&P’s territory and seven out of ten customers in UI’s territory were paying more than the Standard Offer during the study period.  The overpayments totalled about $13.7 million per month - money …

ACA Saves CT Residents $53 Million on Drug Costs in 2013

ACA Saves CT Residents $53 Million on Drug Costs in 2013

Posted on 03/24/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Press The numbers are in, and they are impressive – Connecticut residents on Medicare saved over $53 million — or an average of $1000 per beneficiary – on their prescription drugs in 2013, thanks to the closing of the “donut hole” for prescriptions under the Affordable Care Act. Nationally, 7.9 million people who are on Medicare have saved over $9.927 billion on prescription drugs under the Affordable Care Act and its provision closing the “donut hole,” the gap in Medicare Part D prescription …

AARP Foundation Donates Winter Relief Funds to Operation Fuel, Inc

AARP Foundation Donates Winter Relief Funds to Operation Fuel, Inc

Posted on 03/18/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Press AARP Connecticut has presented a check in the amount of $4500 to Operation Fuel, Inc. in Bloomfield, CT from the AARP Foundation winter relief fund to assist Connecticut seniors who are struggling to pay their heating bills this winter.  The winter relief fund was established in January by AARP Foundation to support older adults suffering from the severe cold weather. The Foundation focused on states across the Northeast and Midwest and worked with local AARP State offices to direct funds to …

Know an Outstanding Connecticut Volunteer? Nominate Them for the AARP Andrus Award

Know an Outstanding Connecticut Volunteer? Nominate Them for the AARP Andrus Award

Posted on 03/17/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Press Do you know someone whose work as a volunteer is making a significant difference in your community? Consider nominating them for the 2014 AARP Connecticut Andrus Award for Community Service.  You’ll not only be helping to say “thank you” for all of their great work, but the award includes $3,000 to be donated to an eligible charity of the winner’s choice! Think about people you’ve worked with on volunteer projects, folks you’ve heard about from friends, or those you’ve read about …