— Join us for a Disrupt Aging conversation across professions, perspectives and generations hosted by the Jewish Federation of Western Connecticut on Thursday, May 18, at 4:30 pm. This intergenerational workshop is designed to foster conversations among people of all ages, including professionals, community collaborators and consumers who are passionate about aging issues. Join together as a community to explore aging from a new perspective. The Jewish Federation of Western CT is hosting in collaboration with AARP and Borrow My Glasses. …

— The Connecticut Masters’ Games and AARP Connecticut are providing a free seminar about helping age 50+ workers achieve their employment goals by connecting people to trusted resources, information and peer networks. This one-and-a half-hour seminar focuses on the nuts and bolts of job searching in the digital age, showcases the power of developing a personal brand and helps people learn to network with ease. If you are age 50 or over and looking for a job or seeking to change …

— Building the case: changing consumer perceptions of the value of expanded community pharmacist services The following guest post was submitted by Kate Steckowych, PharmD, Postgraduate Pharmacy Fellow at the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy The University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy is looking for individuals to participate in a focus group discussion to get consumer opinions on new healthcare services offered in community pharmacies. Consumers will be required to travel to Glastonbury for the focus group which will last …

— By Karen Ali Two years ago, Greenwich police Detective Mark Solomon joined forces with AARP’s Fraud Watch Network to help it stay one step ahead of increasingly aggressive con artists. “In some of the most serious cases, such as kidnapping scams, they are threatening people over the phone—threatening to kill people,” said Solomon, state chapter president of the International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators (IAFCI). He added that these crooks are always “perfecting and honing their skills.” Besides working with …

— Thursday, April 6, at 8 p.m.; Public Invited to Join Live Studio Audience Connecticut Public Television (CPTV), in partnership with AARP Connecticut, invite members of the community to join the studio audience for Life Lessons: Understanding Paid Family Leave on Thursday, April 6, at 8 p.m. at CPTV’s Hartford studios, located at 1049 Asylum Avenue. The event will begin with a reception at 6:45 p.m., followed by the live television event at 8 p.m., hosted by journalist Diane Smith. Encore …

— Learn how to start or grow your small business from fellow entrepreneurs. Live SBA Entrepreneur webinar takes place on Tuesday, April 18th at 7 p.m. ET Looking to turn your unique talents, hobbies or skills into a small business? Or if you’ve already started a business, are you searching for ideas to keep your dreams of success on track? Register for the AARP webinar, From Passion to Profit, and learn from our panel of innovative and inspiring entrepreneurs as they share …

— Central Connecticut State University (CCSU), the university’s Office of Continuing Education and Gerontology Program will collaborate with AARP Connecticut for a special Disrupt Aging conversation across professions, perspectives and generations on Wednesday, April 5, at 9 a.m. The half-day program – a Careers in Aging Week Event presented with Borrow My Glasses, CT State Department on Aging and NCAAA – will build bridges among professionals, academic institutions, community collaborators and consumers who are passionate about aging issues and disrupting aging …

— Distracted Driving 101: It May Save Your Life Making a call on your phone. Changing the radio station. Turning to talk to kids in the back seat. These are minor tasks, but distracted driving can lead to the same devastating results as driving under the influence. Are your habits—or those of your loved one—putting you at risk? Now you can do something about it. Register now for the AARP webinar, Distracted Driving 101 on April 25, 2017 at 7 p.m. ET, …

— AARP Connecticut, the state’s largest consumer advocacy organization representing nearly 600,000 members in Connecticut, released the following statement from John Erlingheuser, state advocacy director, regarding Senate Bill 106, legislation that would create a process by which Dominion Resources would get a higher price for the same energy it currently sells on the New England wholesale competitive market through its Millstone Nuclear Power Plant in Waterford. “AARP is disappointed in the Energy and Technology Committee vote. Many advocacy organizations have expressed concerns about …

— Videos from Press Conference: Connecticut State Representative Peter Tercyak, AARP’s John Erlingheuser (2) (3), CCAG’s Tom Swan, ConnPIRG’s Kate Cohen, CFE’s Claire Coleman and Acadia Center’s Bill Dornbos AARP Connecticut, Connecticut Citizen Action Group (CCAG), Connecticut Public Interest Research Group (ConnPIRG), Connecticut Fund for the Environment (CFE), Acadia Center and advocacy groups joined at Connecticut’s Legislative Office Building in Hartford today in opposition to Senate Bill 106, legislation that would create a process guaranteeing a higher price for the electricity …