AARP Fraud Watch Network Helping Combat Elder Abuse, Fraud in Connecticut

Posted on 07/18/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

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 …

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

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

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 …

AARP Local Discounts in Connecticut Help Save on Fun, Family-Friendly Activities

Posted on 06/30/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Press When you think of AARP in Connecticut, do you think of gourmet cooking classes, exotic animals, star-gazing or live theater?  Well, you should! At AARP, we’re all about helping you live better and achieve your real possibilities.  One of the ways we do that is by negotiating great discounts on local non-profit entertainment and attractions, right here in Connecticut.  Discounts that can help you connect with people and places in your community or across the state, such as: 10% off …

Connecticut AARP Leaders Press Congress on Issues Vital to Older Americans

Posted on 05/21/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Press AARP Connecticut volunteers and staff are visiting Capitol Hill today during Older Americans Month to urge CT’s Congressional delegation to back bills, including the Older Americans Act, which can help Americans live their best lives.  State Director Nora Duncan and volunteer State President, Laura Green, will make visits to the offices of U.S. Senator Chris Murphy D-CT, and Members of the U.S. House of Representatives Rosa DeLauro, Jim Himes and Elizabeth Esty to discuss a variety of issues crucial to older Americans.        “This …

New Report Ranks CT Roads 27th Most Dangerous for Pedestrians

Posted on 05/20/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Press Every day, in communities across the country, people are killed while walking to school, to work or to the store. In fact, a person walking is truck by a car or truck every 8 minutes in the USA.  Here in Connecticut, older adults age 65 and over and young children are particularly vulnerable.  While older adults represent about 14 percent of the total population in our state, they were more than 28 percent of pedestrian fatalities between 2003-2010.  According to a new report released by the …

AARP Connecticut Statement on SFY 2014-15 Budget Implementer

Posted on 05/7/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Press AARP Connecticut released the following statement from State Director Nora Duncan regarding passage of the CT SFY 2014 Budget and Implementer Bill:   “Whether it is about caring for loved ones, saving for the future, remaining in the workforce, or protecting their hard-earned money, issues of health and financial security are front and center for AARP members and their families in Connecticut.       “We’re thrilled that our elected officials understood that when it came to retirement security, Connecticut had to …