Tax-Aide Seeking Volunteers in Connecticut for 2016 Tax Season

Posted on 09/3/2015 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Volunteering Are you looking for an opportunity to get involved in your community and give back through volunteering?  AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, the nation’s largest free, volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service, is seeking volunteers across the state to help Connecticut taxpayers who will need assistance preparing and filing their 2015 tax returns. Volunteers do not need to be an AARP member or retiree to participate.  We are looking for individuals that have a desire to help others right here in our …

AARP Connecticut Caregiver Resource Guide

Posted on 09/1/2015 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Caregiving | Local Resources Caregiving may be one of the most important roles you will ever take on in your life. You may have become a caregiver suddenly or perhaps your role has evolved over time. No matter where you are in the continuum of caregiving—starting to plan, helping to coordinate a big move, or taking care of a family member in your home—having resources at your fingertips will make the process easier. With many organizations offering different types of help and services, it …

No More Shocking Utility Bills

Posted on 09/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Home & Family By Beth Levine When Clay Zambo opened his December 2014 electric bill, he was rendered speechless. “I knew usage went up in the winter, but this was ridiculous,” he said. His November bill had been $265; December was more than $700. What happened? Zambo, 54, of Norwalk, had fallen prey to a variable-rate contract from a third-party electricity supplier, a practice AARP Connecticut is helping to shut down. Variable-rate contracts offer low teaser rates for a few months. Consumers sign …

Broadway Week Ticket Presale

Posted on 08/10/2015 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Events | Uncategorized It’s ba-ack! The perennially popular Broadway Week presale event returns this week, presenting an exclusive 2-for-1 ticket buying opportunity for AARP members. Six days before the offer is made available to the general public, members will get the chance to buy tickets to some of the hottest shows participating in Broadway Week, Sept. 7-20, 2015. The presale is scheduled for Aug. 13-18, and participating shows include a wide variety of long-running productions and new releases, including Aladdin, Amazing Grace, An …

AARP, reSET Offering Social Enterprise Workshops in Connecticut

Posted on 08/9/2015 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Community | Events | Finances 50+ | Local Resources | Money & Work — The following is a guest blog by Kate Emery, founder and CEO of reSET, The Social Enterprise Trust — Are you at a point in your life where you are yearning for more meaning and purpose in your work? Do you want to wake up each morning with a sense of enthusiasm and excitement about how your time and energy is spent attending to the issues you care about? Would you like to step back and clarify the gifts …

AARP Virtual Career Fair Set for September 22, 2015

Posted on 08/4/2015 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Events | Money & Work AARP is holding it’s next Virtual Career Fair on September 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET.  This live event offers you a great way to re-charge a job search, meet potential employers, get timely job search advice, and connect with other job seekers. The AARP Real Possibilities Virtual Career Fair will feature employers that have signed the Life Reimagined for Work pledge, which says they value experienced workers. Experienced job seekers can learn about job opportunities from local Connecticut employers …