AARP to Host Gov Debate Watch Party October 23 in Bridgeport

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

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

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 Prevent ID Theft and Fraud by safely disposing of outdated and unwanted personal documents.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  Examples of outdated documents you should consider shredding are: Medical and Financial Records, …

10 Tips to Prevent ID Theft

Posted on 09/30/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Press There are 10 things Connecticut residents and all Americans do that put them at increased risk for identity theft according to a new AARP Fraud Watch Network study.  The new report, along with recent eye-opening interviews with convicted ID thieves, reveal that Americans are falling even further behind in the fight to protect their identities as scam artists go digital. The AARP Fraud Watch Network survey of 2,250 Americans ages 18+ shows common mistakes people make that put them at …

AARP CT 2014 Gubernatorial Candidates Video Voter Guide

Posted on 09/23/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Press With a tight race anticipated for Connecticut’s next Governor, AARP is making sure that voters know where the candidates stand on issues important to them and their families. “AARP wants to make sure our members and all voters know what the candidates are saying – and not saying – about key issues that matter to them and their families,” said AARP State Director, Nora Duncan. “Our nonpartisan voter guides help voters cut through the political clutter and pressure candidates to share …

CT Residents Give Communities High Marks for Livability

Posted on 09/17/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Press How livable is your community?  A new AARP survey of Connecticut residents age 40 and older finds a lot to like about living in Connecticut, as well as areas that need improvement to help residents remain in their homes and communities as they age. The new report: Road to Livability, found that the vast majority of those surveyed rate their communities well in terms of a place to live as they age, and in the types and availability of services …

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 …