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— Being a parent is one of the hardest jobs around! But what if you were a Family Caregiver for a loved one at the same time? It’s called the “Sandwich Generation” and people are feeling the pressure of being squeezed between all the other layers of life as a family caregiver and a parent. Register for AARP’s interactive webinar, “Family Caregivers Feeling Squeezed: Life in the Sandwich Generation.” Featuring Charima Young, ASD Outreach Georgia and Britnee Fergins, a mother of …

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— Today’s job search is dramatically different than it was when you started your career. Join AARP’s Nora Duncan for a free webinar titled “Adaptability! Using New Realities to Get a Job” Thursday evening July 21st 7PM ET/ 6PM CT. Nora will share lessons she learned while searching for a job with 15 years of experience and her personal story of what it took to get back to work during her seven and a half month job search.  Like Nora, whether …

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— The following post was written by Claudio Gualtieri, AARP Associate State Director, Advocacy for AARP Connecticut When it comes to prescription drugs, we would all be wise to emulate my 80-year-old grandfather who switched his pharmacy when he learned he could save money at another chain and demand value. The Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER), an independent research organization that provides consumers with evidence-based assessments on the value of new medications, has been working for a year to shine a …

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— AARP Living Longer, Living Smarter: July 21 at 6 p.m. AARP Fraud Watch Network: August 12 at 11 a.m.   Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) will host free seminars around two of AARP’s community initiatives this summer: Living Longer, Living Smarter – Picturing Your Future with a Plan on Thursday, July 21, at 6 p.m. followed by AARP Fraud Watch Network: Inside the Mind of a Criminal on Friday, Aug. 12, at 11 a.m. It will mark the second and …

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— AARP Connecticut is cooking up a summer special called “Tennis Two Ways” for this year’s Connecticut Open Presented by United Technologies Women’s Tennis Association event at the Connecticut Tennis Center at Yale in New Haven. One, AARP members receive 30 percent off the price of 6 adult stadium box seat tickets to the tournament on August 22 as part of AARP Day at the Connecticut Open. To take advantage of the offer – which applies to day and evening sessions – members …

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— For the past seven years, Encore!Hartford has provided Hartford area Connecticut professionals age 50 and older with support in transitioning from a corporate career to one in the nonprofit sector. Now, The University of Connecticut Nonprofit Leadership Program, in partnership with Fairfield County nonprofit partners, has launched Encore!Fairfield County, creating an opportunity for more southern Connecticut residents to participate in the innovative program. Encore!Fairfield County is modeled after Encore!Hartford, which has an impressive track record. A five-year assessment of the …

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— The campaign season is well under way, and AARP wants candidates to tell voters how they would update Social Security for the 21st century and keep the promise for future generations. At rallies, in letters to editors and through social media, AARP volunteers are asking candidates to take a stand on the issue. If lawmakers fail to take action, Social Security benefits could be reduced by about 23 percent by 2035. “Every working and retired person in the country will …