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 …

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’

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

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 …