10 Simple Ways to Make Your Home “HomeFit”

Posted on 05/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Uncategorized By Jennifer Wallace-Brodeur What if all homes could be suitable for anyone, regardless of a person’s age or physical ability? What if a person who wants to live independently, regardless of his or her age or physical ability, could do just that? The new AARP HomeFit Guide features lots of ways to make your home comfortable, safe and a great fit for people of all ages. Here are 10 simple solutions to get you started: 1. Clear exterior pathways of …

The A, B, C’s (and D’s) of Medicare for Family Caregivers

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Caregiving | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Uncategorized By Bob Stephen Laura recently started providing extra help to her 72-year-old mother who has Parkinson’s disease. Fortunately, the disease has been slow to progress, but lately her mom has needed more help to be able to continue living independently. Like most people age 65 and over, Laura’s mom has Medicare. Laura didn’t know much more about Medicare than its name, but realized she needed to learn more to ensure her mom could get the most out of her coverage. …

Encore Entrepreneurship: Is Starting a Small Business Right For You?

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Community | Finances 50+ | Money & Work By Rosa Maymi Donet Hendricks retired from a career in information technology at the age of 58. He enjoyed retired life for a while, especially the time and care he put into do-it-yourself projects at his home in Northern Virginia. Eventually, neighbors started asking for help with their projects, and an idea was born. Donet decided to get some training and earn his contractor’s license. He’s now in his fifth year as a contractor for small household jobs. He loves …

Consider Safety First: Renting a Car on Vacation

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About AARP | Community By AARP Driver Safety Vacations are typically spent traveling to a new destination, one in which you don’t have experience driving or in which you don’t have familiarity with state laws. Even more importantly, you’re driving a car that is not your own. When renting a car while on vacation, your first thought might concern how many passengers you will have or if you will share the driving with someone else. Then, you might take into account the refueling options …

Job Seekers ‘Boot Camp’

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Money & Work AARP Connecticut will sponsor a half-day “boot camp” in June to help age 50-plus job seekers make the most of their efforts. Search Smarter, Not Harder will feature presentations on writing résumés, interviewing effectively, personal branding and social networking on websites such as LinkedIn. In addition, AARP staff and volunteers will be on hand to talk about resources available at aarp.org/work. The free event, which includes breakfast, is scheduled June 16, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., at Albertus Magnus College …

AARP Commends CT Representative Esty for Co-Sponsoring Safe Streets Act

Posted on 04/29/2015 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Advocacy | Community | Home & Family AARP Connecticut commends U.S. Representative Elizabeth Esty (D-CT) for her leadership to make roads safer for all users by cosponsoring The Safe Streets Act, HR 2071, which was reintroduced in the House today. As a part of its efforts to make certain federal transportation infrastructure investments provide safe travel for all, AARP fully supports this important, bipartisan legislation and urges Congress to include it in its rewrite of the surface transportation bill. AARP Connecticut staff and volunteers are in Washington …