There’s No Reward In Taking The Risk: Be Prepared

Posted on 04/16/2015 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Community | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Local Resources Despite news coverage of extreme weather, most Americans aren’t prepared for disasters. We have all seen the stories of families whose lives have been torn apart because of a weather-related disaster. But rather than use these reminders to brush up on their family emergency plans or prepare for disasters that might impact their communities, not enough Americans are taking action. In fact, a recent survey conducted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) found that nearly 60 percent of Americans …

ITN Storybook Tour to Spotlight Senior Transportation Needs

Posted on 04/12/2015 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Events | Home & Family | Volunteering Connecticut has one of the oldest populations in the country and the number of residents age 65+ is expected to grow substantially over the next 20 years. In fact, nationally, by 2030, one out of every 5 Americans is expected to be age 65+. The need for better senior transportation to ensure more livable communities touches almost every family in America. In its 20 years of nonprofit service providing reliable transportation for seniors and people with visual impairment, ITNAmerica (Independent …

50+ Job Seeker Series: Put Your Best Face Forward When Job-Hunting

Posted on 04/8/2015 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Money & Work The following article is part of the AARP Connecticut 50+ Job-Seeker Series, featuring posts by local experts that are aimed at helping older workers take their job-hunting and career skills to the next level. If you are trying to land a job and make a great first impression with your potential employer, having a great, professional-looking photo is a must. Having a real presence on social media, including LinkedIn, is a vital tool in landing a job in 2015. If …

Dr. Bill Thomas’ Age of Disruption 2015 Tour Comes to Connecticut

Posted on 04/2/2015 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

AGE-FRIENDLY | Events | Health & Wellbeing Our culture tells us that aging will change us against our will, and for the worse. Internationally acclaimed longevity expert Dr. Bill Thomas argues that this is false. Inspired by AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins‘ recent call-to-arms for a sustained effort to “disrupt” aging, Dr. Bill Thomas is heading back on the road in 2015 with Aging: Life’s Most Dangerous Game, part of the “Age of Disruption Tour” coming to Connecticut’s Nelson Hall at Elim Park in Cheshire on April …

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 – as well as the BlumShapiro 5K Run for Camp Courant that takes place May 2 – at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, CT.  Like AARP, the Travelers Championship would not be possible without the dedicated work of thousands of volunteers.  We encourage members and the public to support these great local events by volunteering or signing up to run/walk in the 5K. Volunteer …