Lime Rock Park Joins Drive to End Hunger

Posted on 04/4/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Volunteering Lime Rock Park, the historic racetrack located in Lime Rock, CT has announced its selection of AARP Foundation as its 2014 official charity to support Drive to End Hunger, a multi-year initiative to fight the risk of hunger for Americans age 50+. Nearly 9 million Americans age 50+ are at risk for hunger every day – a 79 percent increase in just 10 years.  Drive to End Hunger is AARP Foundation’s multi-pronged approach to solve this problem; it works to combat hunger …

AARP Connecticut featured on WHPX-TV 'For the Record'

AARP Connecticut featured on WHPX-TV ‘For the Record’

Posted on 03/25/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Volunteering AARP Connecticut volunteers Byron Peterson on Shelton, CT and Jean Caron of Old Saybrook, CT recently appeared on the program “For the Record” with host Shawn Murphy to talk about AARP and the work we do in Connecitcut.  Highlights include our work to inform the public about the benefits of the new health care law and how it impacts them and their families; our advocacy work at the State Capitol, including efforts to enact greater consumer protections for utility customers; our …

Stay Young By Teaching Skills to Others

Stay Young By Teaching Skills to Others

Posted on 03/24/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Volunteering The following is a Guest Blog by AARP Volunteer and Darien resident, Peter F. Eder.  The article also appeared in the At Home in Darien newsletter, Out and About. There are two dimensions to Education: learning and teaching. The current focus seems to be on having seniors learn, and not necessarily on the value seniors can offer as teachers. I’d like to offer some suggestions on how we can provide valuable teaching to those around us… some thoughts on sharing our heritage and …

Know an Outstanding Connecticut Volunteer? Nominate Them for the AARP Andrus Award

Know an Outstanding Connecticut Volunteer? Nominate Them for the AARP Andrus Award

Posted on 03/17/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Volunteering Do you know someone whose work as a volunteer is making a significant difference in your community? Consider nominating them for the 2014 AARP Connecticut Andrus Award for Community Service.  You’ll not only be helping to say “thank you” for all of their great work, but the award includes $3,000 to be donated to an eligible charity of the winner’s choice! Think about people you’ve worked with on volunteer projects, folks you’ve heard about from friends, or those you’ve read about …

Are You The Next AmeriCorps VISTA?

Are You The Next AmeriCorps VISTA?

Posted on 03/7/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Volunteering Guest Blog by Carol Hazlett, AmeriCorps VISTA Leader, Agency on Aging of South Central CT —   When Denise Milanese, a Guardian Ad Litem volunteer age 60 from Fairfield, CT, got word that the nonprofit she had been volunteering with, Children In Placement, was looking to have an AmeriCorps VISTA serve at their organization in New Haven, CT Denise knew it was the perfect opportunity to take her service to the next level: “I had been volunteering with the organization already and …

Black History Month - AARP Celebrates CT Individuals Making a Difference

Black History Month – AARP Celebrates CT Individuals Making a Difference

Posted on 02/12/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Volunteering At AARP, we believe everyone deserves to live life to the fullest.  As we celebrate Black History Month, we are proud to continue our commitment to helping everyone realize their own Real Possibilities.  We recognize that some of the most powerful stories are not told in history books.  That is why we are partnering with CBS Connecticut and WZMX Hot 93.7 to highlight some of the incredible people, right here in Connecticut, who are making a difference in their communities through actions big and small.  There are thousands …