AARP Connecticut 2015 Legislative Session Wrap-Up

Posted on 07/1/2015 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Advocacy | Caregiving | Finances 50+ | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Money & Work Thanks largely to the efforts of AARP members and volunteers, the 2015 legislative session included passage of a number of bills that will benefit older residents in Connecticut and their families, including new support for family caregivers, a ban on deceptive variable rate electric contracts, a new uniform power of attorney law and more. CARE ACT One of the most significant victories was the bi-partisan passage of the CARE Act (Public Act 15-32), a top legislative priority for AARP in …

Free Shred Day in Fairfield on July 18

Posted on 07/1/2015 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Community | Events | Fraud | Press Protect yourself against ID Theft and Fraud by safely shredding your outdated and unwanted personal documents! The Fairfield Police Department and the AARP Fraud Watch Network in Connecticut are sponsoring a Free Shred Day on July 18, 2015 from 10AM-1PM at Veterans Park, 909 Reef Road, Fairfield, CT.  The public is invited to bring up to 2 bags/boxes per car to be safely and securely shredded* at no cost.  You’ll also have access to free information and resources from the …

AARP Day at Connecticut Open Aug. 24

Posted on 07/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Events | Volunteering AARP members can get 30 percent off the price of six adult stadium box seat tickets on Aug. 24, AARP Day at the Connecticut Open Presented by United Technologies, in New Haven. The discount applies to day and evening sessions. The tournament also offers AARP members 20 percent off adult stadium box seats on Aug. 23 (daytime only), Aug. 25 (day and evening) and Aug. 26 (day and evening). To get the discounts, show your AARP card at the box …

Life Reimagined Series Part 6: It’s Time to Take Action!

Posted on 06/29/2015 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Money & Work — Guest Blog By Kim Sirois Pita — Welcome back to the final post in a series of six articles focused on reimagining your life. If you missed the earlier guest blogs, you can find links to the articles at the end of this column. If you have followed the five other guideposts in the Life Reimagined process like me, you are now ready to embark on the final stage of taking action. First let’s review the guideposts featured in …

Literacy Volunteers Needed in Greater New Haven

Posted on 06/14/2015 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Community | Local Resources | Volunteering Did you know that only 31% of 4th graders in this country are able to read at a proficient level? Research shows that those who don’t read proficiently by the end of third grade are four times more likely to leave school without a diploma than proficient readers.  But you can change this statistic. AARP Experience Corps – Greater New Haven is looking for adults age 50 and over to tutor literacy with young students in Hamden or East Haven …

50+ Job-Seeker Series: Create Your Personal Brand

Posted on 06/10/2015 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Money & Work The following article is part of the AARP Connecticut 50+ Job-Seeker Series, featuring posts by AARP and local experts that are aimed at helping older workers take their job-hunting and career skills to the next level. For a product to succeed in the marketplace, it needs a great brand reputation. For you to succeed in getting the job you want, you need the same thing. In a competitive job market, it’s important to stand out in the crowd. Your personal …