AARP Offering 50+ Job-Seeker Seminar at 2015 Transitions Expo

Posted on 09/4/2015 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Community | Events | Money & Work AARP Connecticut is a presenting sponsor of the 2015 Transitions Active Adult and Senior Living and Planning Expo* on September 13 at the Aqua Turf in Plantsville, CT. During the Expo, we’re offering free seminars to attendees on Fraud Prevention, the Future of Retirement Savings and Job Search Strategies for Age 50-Plus Workers. Each seminar will be offered twice, once in the morning and once in the afternoon. Learn more below, then view the Program Schedule to pre-register. Work at …

Free Shred Day in East Hartford – October 3, 2015

Posted on 09/4/2015 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Events | Fraud | Local Resources Protect yourself against ID theft and fraud by shredding your outdated personal documents at WTIC’s Shred Day event on October 3rd from 10am to 1pm at EnviroShred*, 22 Prestige Park Circle in East Hartford.  Sponsored by AARP Fraud Watch Network, this FREE shredding event is open to the public. Documents to consider shredding include medical and financial records, credit card statements, canceled checks, tax returns and all other personal documents that are outdated or no longer needed. Limit of 2 …

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 …