Learn How to Fight Con Artists

Posted on 04/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Finances 50+ | Money & Work | Volunteering By Beth Levine Last December, three older Redding residents were scammed out of about $190,000 in separate incidents. All fell prey to the widely used “grandparents scam,” in which the victim receives a phone call from someone pretending to be a loved one who needs money to get out of jail or for some other urgent reason. “This is just one of many scams circulating [in] the state, targeting seniors,” said Byron Peterson, a member of the AARP Connecticut executive …

Volunteers Needed for 2015 Travelers Championship

Posted on 03/24/2015 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Community | Events | Volunteering AARP Connecticut is proud to help sponsor the 2015 Travelers Championship that takes place June 22-28 in Cromwell, CT.  Like AARP, the Travelers Championship would not be possible without the dedicated work of thousands of volunteers. Every year, more than 4,000 people donate their time and effort to volunteer for the Travelers Championship. The Tournament’s volunteers spend countless hours throughout the week to help deliver a world-class PGA TOUR experience for players, fans and the media. By volunteering, you help …

Senior Speed Dating Events Coming to Connecticut

Posted on 03/20/2015 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Events | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Local Resources Inspired by the heart-warming and critically-acclaimed documentary, The Age of Love, senior speed-dating events are beginning to pop up all over the country, including right here in Connecticut. In the film by director Steven Loring, a group of seniors from Rochester, NY sign up to participate in a unique speed-dating event for 70- to 90-year-olds. What ensues is an insightful, touching and often humorous look at how the search for love changes—or doesn’t change—from first love to the far reaches …

50+ Job-Seeker Series: Make Your Network the Center of Your Search

Posted on 03/19/2015 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Money & Work – Guest Blog by Jean Baur — Have you ever noticed that successful people always seem to have robust personal and professional networks? They’ve figured out that the more meaningful connections you make with people, the more opportunities will present themselves. While experience and skills are important in landing a job, don’t underestimate the power of your network to help you identify promising job openings and even score that all important interview. In today’s competitive job market, networking is still …

AARP Member Discounts in Connecticut

Posted on 03/9/2015 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Events | Local Resources | Money & Work AARP Connecticut has negotiated great local discounts on admission for area entertainment and attractions.  Be sure to bookmark this page and visit regularly to find out what current discounts are available.  New discounts will be added throughout the year.  Special restrictions apply, so please be sure to read all offer details before purchasing.  For information about AARP member discounts from exclusive merchants and national retailers, click here. JUST ADDED! 10% Tuition Discount at Albertus Magnus College 700 Prospect Street, New Haven, CT AARP members who …

Ban Variable Rate Electric Contracts in Connecticut

Posted on 03/3/2015 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Advocacy | Money & Work AARP is fighting to save you money on your electric bills so you can keep more of your hard-earned money in your pocket.  Join our fight to put an end to predatory variable rate electricity contracts. In 2014, AARP was instrumental in passing a new law that provides additional protections for consumers who choose to purchase their electricity from a third-party supplier, instead of the default Standard Offer from Eversource (formerly CL&P) or United Illuminating. Unfortunately, the final law did …