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— AARP Connecticut is hosting a free Work and Jobs event at the Norwalk Inn in Norwalk on Saturday, Nov. 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The workshop aims to provide the skills needed to find a job or change careers in the digital age. “Even if you have years of experience, it is crucial to adapt to new realities to be successful in a job search today,” said Nora Duncan, AARP state director. The sessions will be lively, interactive …

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—   The revolution to disrupt aging continues with additional stories, videos, photos and conversations so bookmark the page and visit often to join us! Note: a photo gallery from the Revolutionize Aging: A Masters Level Discussion on Disrupt Aging is below. Attendees of an AARP Connecticut, Borrow My Glasses and Quinnipiac University Revolutionize Aging: A Masters Level Discussion on Disrupt Aging event at the University’s North Haven campus on Tuesday, Sept. 27, went on a “revolutionary journey” without having to leave their …

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— Guest blog by Donna Fedus, Gerontologist & Founder, Borrow My Glasses   Revolutionize Aging – a September 27 event conceived and sponsored by AARP Connecticut, Quinnipiac University, and Borrow My Glasses with visionary geriatrician Dr. Bill Thomas serving as keynote – will address the need for all healthcare professionals and students to learn about aging and caregiving. Future doctors, nurses, social workers, physical and occupational therapists are appropriately focused on their own discipline. However, few give much thought to how …

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— AARP members have one final chance to visit the Beardsley Zoo for free as AARP Connecticut’s “Fourth Fridays Free at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo” will come to a close for 2016 on Friday, Sept. 23. With the offer, AARP members were able to enjoy free admission to Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo on the fourth Friday of each month from May to September. In addition, up to three additional guests of the AARP member received a 15% discount off of regular admission prices. Plus, …

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— AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is the nation’s largest volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service AARP Foundation is looking to expand its team of volunteers for the upcoming tax season by recruiting interested individuals. Tax-Aide is an AARP Foundation program that offers free tax filing help for those who need it most, especially adults 50 and older, during the tax season. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers receive training and continued support in a welcoming environment. There are a variety of roles for individuals …

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— East Hartford Event to Provide Safe Destruction of Documents & Electronics As part of its ongoing efforts to help consumers avoid falling victim to identity theft, AARP Connecticut is joining with the EnviroShredCT, a social enterprise of Easterseals Capital Region, and Better Business Bureau to host a Fight Fraud & Knock Out Waste Free Shred & E-Scrap Event – an opportunity to safely dispose of outdated and unwanted personal documents and electronics for free. The event will be held on …

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— In a joint collaboration, AARP Connecticut, Borrow My Glasses and Quinnipiac University will take people on a journey towards a new way to think about aging by hosting a free forum featuring internationally acclaimed longevity expert Dr. Bill Thomas on Tuesday, Sept. 27, beginning at 8:30 a.m. The free event – Revolutionize Aging: A Masters Level Discussion on Disrupt Aging – will be held at Quinnipiac University’s North Haven campus. In addition to being the keynote speaker, Dr. Thomas will …

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— AARP is urging Connecticut residents to challenge a proposal by United Illuminating (UI) that would call for a 30%+ increase of electric distribution charges to the ratepayer over the next three years. The proposal also allows UI to increase its profits with a higher return on equity and a new “earnings sharing mechanism” giving the company’s shareholders an opportunity to earn even higher returns via an automatic revenue retention plan. Residents can use their power and take action by attending …

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— United Illuminating (UI) has proposed a 30%+ increase to their electric distribution charges to you, the ratepayer, over the next three years. The proposal also allows UI to increase its profits with a higher return on equity and a new “earnings sharing mechanism” giving the company’s shareholders an opportunity to earn even higher returns via an automatic revenue retention plan. AARP Connecticut is urging residents to use their power and take action by attending an upcoming public hearing: • Thursday, Sept. …