Opportunities to Volunteer with Red Cross in Connecticut

Posted on 01/22/2015 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Volunteering The American Red Cross is currently recruiting for a variety of volunteer positions in Connecticut and Rhode Island.  The volunteer opportunities are an excellent way to make a difference in the lives of others, and become more engaged in your community. The time commitment and skill levels vary depending on the position.  Check out the descriptions below to see if anything sparks your interest,  To find more volunteer opportunities in your community that fit your schedule, visit AARP’s Create the …

Lack of Savings: ‘There’s a Real Crisis’

Posted on 01/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Volunteering By Natalie Missakian With a long career as a systems engineer at IBM, Marjorie Freeman always assumed she’d have a comfortable retirement. She paid into Social Security, took advantage of stock options and put money away in her 401(k). But when her son was diagnosed with autism in the 1990s, she cleaned out her savings, including stocks and her 401(k) account, to pay for his education and care. Today the 70-year-old Trumbull resident just gets by on Social Security, a …

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 …