— By Ingrid Alvarez Hello! My name is Ingrid Alvarez and I am thrilled to share my blogging debut with all of you.  I am the State Director of Hispanic Federation in Connecticut.  Hispanic Federation (HF) is the nation’s premier Latino nonprofit membership organization. Founded in 1990, HF supports and works in the areas of health, education, philanthropy, immigration, economic empowerment, civic engagement, civil rights, and the environment. I am excited to share with you the inaugural FUERZAFEST Connecticut – the …

— Join us in learning the five pillars of brain healthy behaviors, which research tells us if we undertake starting today, regardless of our age, will help reduce the risk of age-related diseases and optimize our chances of maintaining our cognitive abilities. Share your brain healthy behaviors and be inspired by others. It’s never too late to take charge of our brain health and improve our quality of life.   Brain Health a Community Conversation Tuesday, November 07, 2017 From 2:00 p.m. – …

— EXCITING NEWS! This discount has been extended to Sunday, August 27th! Presented by Portland Stage and Maine State Music Theatre. AARP members enjoy $10 off the regular ticket price for the upcoming show The All Night Strut for shows on August 15 through August 27. Regular ticket price is $46-50, AARP price is $36-40. A $3 processing fee per ticket applies to all ticket sales. To purchase tickets: Members can access the tickets directly through Portland Stage using discount code RP2017. …

— Are you over 50 and looking for ways to improve your current financial situation? Work for Yourself@50+ has the information you need to succeed. It will help you gain the knowledge, support, and resources you need to make informed decisions about working for yourself and take the right first steps toward successful self-employment. The decision to start your own business can be both exciting and daunting. Work for Yourself@50+ breaks the choices down for older adults in an approachable way through …

— • AARP, Senate President, Speaker of the House & Comptroller Discuss Implementation AARP Connecticut, Speaker of the House Joe Aresimowicz, Comptroller Kevin Lembo and Senate President Pro Tempore Martin Looney joined at Connecticut’s Legislative Office Building in Hartford on Thursday, Aug. 17, to applaud that Connecticut is moving forward with the implementation of the Connecticut Retirement Security Program (Public Act 16-29) that was signed into law by Governor Malloy in 2016 and is scheduled to begin operation in 2018. The new …

— We invite you to connect with AARP Wisconsin for special discounted matinee performances of “School of Rock” for AARP members and their guests on Saturday, November 25 at 2:00 p.m. and Sunday, November 26 at 1:00 p.m., and at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 North Water St., Milwaukee. School of Rock is a New York Times Critics’ Pick. Based on the hit film, this hilarious new musical follows Dewey Finn, a wannabe rock star posing as a …

— Wine Down with AARP VIRGINIA IN DEL RAY! Join us for Wine Down Wednesdays at FireFlies on the 2nd Wednesday of each month to enjoy dinner with other AARP members and their guests and receive a 20% discount on your dinner entree. Full menu ordering is available. Come as you are and leave as you wish anytime between 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.   Wine Down with us the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Sept 13 …

— Hey sports fans, come hang out with AARP and enjoy live music at the iHeart Mets Jam Music Festival on Saturday, September 9, 2017 from noon to 4 pm. You and your family can get autographs from your favorite Mets players and take advantage of the home run derby, the speed pitch, and the batting cage—all for FREE. To attend, be sure to get a Meet & Greet pass at the Central Park SummerStage entrance (Enter the park at E 72nd …

— 31st  Annual Caregivers Conference – Caregiving: Creating Moments of Joy by Northern Virginia Dementia Care Consortium Members     Friday, November 10th from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Korean Central Presbyterian Church 15451 Lee Highway, Centerville, VA 20121   Please join us for our 31st Annual Caregivers Conference! Creating Moments of Joy. This year’s speakers include: Jolene Brackey, Founder, Enhanced Moments, who specializes in creating positive outcomes and moments of joy for the individuals with the disease, their loved ones, and professional caregivers. …

— He’s cheating on her with an elegant ballet instructor. She’s cheating on him with a charming younger man. In The Lovers, Debra Winger and Tracy Letts play a long-married, dispassionate couple who are both in the midst of serious affairs. On the brink of calling it quits, a spark between them suddenly reignites, leading them into an impulsive romance. This film is rated R for sexuality and language. AARP’s Movies for Grownups celebrates and encourages films with unique appeal to audiences …