AARP, Consumer Advocates Oppose CL&P Rate Hike

Posted on 08/20/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Press AARP Connecticut and Connecticut Consumer Action Group (CCAG) are urging residents to contact the state’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) and tell them to reject what they call an “unfair and unreasonable” rate request by the Connecticut Light and Power Company (CL&P) that would increase an individual customer’s bill by an average of $150 a year. According to AARP State Advocacy Director, John Erlingheuser, “If you live in a town serviced by Connecticut Light & Power (CL&P) and the company …

Starts August 13: Discount Tickets Available for Broadway Week

Posted on 08/13/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Press Starting Wednesday, August 13, 2014, at 10:30 am, through Monday, August 18, 2014, AARP members* can purchase 2-for-1 Broadway tickets during a pre-sale offer period. This offer is available to AARP members five days before the offer is made available to the general public. During Broadway Week (September 1-14, 2014) from 4-5 pm, stop by the Official NYC Information Center-Midtown to meet AARP staff, volunteers, and other members to learn more about what we are doing in your community. Tickets …

AARP Seeking Volunteer Executive Council Candidates in Connecticut

Posted on 08/12/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Press AARP Connecticut is seeking an experienced and talented AARP member to join our volunteer Executive Council. The ideal candidate is actively engaged in their community, will open doors, and provide the insights/guidance and hands-on work to help us increase our impact and relevance among older adults age 50+ locally and within Connecticut’s Hispanic-Latino community. About Us AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of more than 37 million — approximately 600,000 of whom live right here in Connecticut. …

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 …