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 …

AARP, reSET Offering Social Enterprise Workshops in Connecticut

Posted on 08/4/2015 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 …

Work and Save: AARP Offering Free Financial Security Talks in Connecticut

Posted on 07/29/2015 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Advocacy | Community | Finances 50+ | Local Resources | Money & Work | Press AARP is working to ensure you have the financial security you need to take charge of your future and live independently as you age. We’re fighting to protect the Social Security benefits you’ve earned and to ensure every American worker is treated fairly on the job, regardless of age. We’re also giving you free and unbiased information to help you plan, work and save for retirement.  Here in Connecticut, we’re offering local talks with state residents, civic and community organizations …

4 Ways Businesses Can Support Employee Caregivers

Posted on 07/28/2015 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Caregiving | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Money & Work The following guest blog was written by Deborah Casey, M.A. — A family caregiver for her mother for 14 years, Deborah is the founder and chief event organizer for CAREGIVERDOWNTIME.COM, a respite project that provides events and other resources for family caregivers. She resides in East Hampton, CT. —   (Scene: The workplace. Monday morning) “How was your weekend?” “Oh, the family all came to my house for a bar-b-que with Dad, but he hardly knew us. My son was …

Important Information for Husky A Medicaid and Medicare Beneficiaries

Posted on 07/24/2015 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Caregiving | Health & Wellbeing | Local Resources Are you or someone you know a grandparent raising grandchildren or younger than 65 collecting Medicare due to a disability who may have a minor child at home?  The Husky A Medicaid income limit in Connecticut for parents and caretaker relatives of minor children has been decreased from 196% of the federal poverty level to 155% of the federal poverty level effective August 1, 2015.  Approximately 18,547 parents/caregivers who are working will be allowed to maintain their Medicaid coverage as …

CT Family Caregivers Provide $5.9 Billion in Unpaid Care

Posted on 07/21/2015 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Advocacy | Home & Family | Press Family caregivers in Connecticut provided 427 million hours of care—worth an estimated $5.93 billion—to their parents, spouses, partners, and other adult loved ones in 2013, according to AARP Public Policy Institute’s new report, Valuing the Invaluable: 2015 Update. The total estimated economic value of uncompensated care provided by the nation’s family caregivers surpassed total Medicaid spending ($449 billion), and nearly equaled the annual sales ($469 billion) of the four largest U.S. tech companies combined (Apple, Hewlett Packard, IBM, and Microsoft) …