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 …

Take the AARP 5K Challenge: Beginner Training Program Starts March 14

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

Events | Health & Wellbeing Ever dreamed of running or walking a 5K but weren’t sure where to start?  If you are over age 50 and interested in starting a running or walking program to help meet your personal fitness goals, it’s important to get off on the right foot!* AARP Connecticut is sponsoring a Beginner Run/Walk Training Program through the Hartford Marathon Foundation specifically for adults age 50 and older this Spring.  The free 8-week training program begins Saturday, March 14, 2015 and runs …

50+ Job-Seeker Series: Age Proofing Your Résumé in 2015

Posted on 03/2/2015 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. Regardless of their occupation, every job seeker over 50 has legitimate concerns about the potential for age bias. A strategically-written résumé captures the immediate attention of the reader/employer and prompts them to contact you for an interview. However, giving clues to your age along with applying …

AARP Connecticut Launches 50+ Job-Seeker Series

Posted on 03/2/2015 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Events | Money & Work Are you age 50 or older and currently unemployed or facing an uncertain employment future?  Is your job search going nowhere?  AARP understands the challenges faced by older job seekers and is launching a new 50+ Job-Seeker Series in Connecticut, featuring in-person workshops, as well as online articles and resources from local experts that can help take your job-hunting and career skills to the next level. “While finding a new job in today’s economy can be difficult for any age …

On the Road to Livability

Posted on 03/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

AGE-FRIENDLY | Community | Local Resources AARP Connecticut is helping families evaluate their homes, cars and communities to determine what changes may be necessary for older people to continue to live independently. As part of its Road to Livability program, the state office has trained 30 volunteers to facilitate such discussions in local communities. The program focuses on helping residents and family caregivers identify needs and resources in their communities. Nearly 7 in 10 Connecticut adults age 40 and older say it is extremely or very …

Short-Sighted Budget Cuts Would Harm Seniors, Family Caregivers

Posted on 02/27/2015 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Advocacy | Caregiving | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy’s latest Budget Plan calls for funding cuts and drastic changes that are harmful to Connecticut seniors and family caregivers who help their loved ones remain at home as they age.  Right now, state legislators are reviewing these harmful cuts in senior services.  Please join our fight to help seniors live independently and support the family caregivers who make it possible for them to stay in their homes.  Send an email to the Governor and your …