AARP Names Dr. Pauline Olsen as 2014 Andrus Winner in Connecticut

Posted on 10/2/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Volunteering AARP Connecticut is pleased to announce that Pauline N. Olsen, M.D. of Farmington, CT has been selected to receive the 2014 AARP Connecticut Andrus Award for Community Service, the Association’s most prestigious and visible state volunteer award for community service. Dr. Olsen is one of the founders of Malta House of Care, which utilizes a mobile medical van and volunteer health providers to deliver free primary health care to vulnerable communities in the Greater Hartford region. Dr. Olsen helped found …

Tax-Aide Volunteers Needed in Connecticut for 2015 Tax Season

Posted on 08/28/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Volunteering Are you looking for an opportunity to get involved in your community and give back through volunteering?  AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, the nation’s largest free, volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service, is seeking volunteers across the state to help Connecticut taxpayers who will need assistance preparing and filing their 2014 tax returns. Volunteers do not need to be an AARP member or retiree to participate.  We are looking for individuals that have a desire to help others right here in our …

AARP Seeking Volunteer Executive Council Candidates in Connecticut

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

Volunteering 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. …

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

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

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 …

Experience Corps Brings Adults Back to School

Posted on 06/4/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Volunteering People who sign up to volunteer with AARP Experience Corps are finding themselves back in the classroom.  And they are loving it.  Just ask Mildred Setzer about her work as a tutor with AARP Experience Corps.  As a volunteer with AARP Experience Corps-Greater New Haven in Connecticut, Setzer is just as excited to be in the classroom as the kids are to have her. “I just love it,” says Setzer of her experience. “It has kept me active, and it …

Connecticut AARP Leaders Press Congress on Issues Vital to Older Americans

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

Volunteering 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 …