— AARP Connecticut – the largest nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization in the state with nearly 600,000 members – announces the appointment of Cheshire resident Dr. Wayne Detzler as its new Volunteer State President. Dr. Detzler currently serves as the resident chaplain at Elim Park, where he also helped found the retirement community’s post-acute care and rehabilitation program. His current position at Elim Park is a continuation of a lifelong enthusiasm for teaching and assisting people. Dr. Detzler’s professional and volunteer work …

— The following story was submitted by Cynthia McKenna, director of planning and organizational excellence, with Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Hartford Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Hartford been chosen as the Connecticut-based partner for AARP Foundation’s Work for Yourself@50+℠. This national grant initiative is designed to help age 50+ adults assess opportunities for self-employment, build skills, and connect with resources that will enable them to generate income by working for themselves. This program is an exciting new extension of the activities we …

— In 20 minutes, you’ll learn what digital skills you need to improve to compete in today’s workforce.     Workers 50+ are reinventing their careers. That’s why we created the AARP Work & Jobs Digital Skills Inventory. This free online tool will help you identify the digital skills you need to find a new job or excel in the one you already have. Try it now. www.aarp.org/skillsinventory You might discover that you know more than you think. Whether you’re fine-tuning your Microsoft …

— AARP Connecticut, on behalf of nearly 614,000 Connecticut members age 50+, is concerned about the impact of the Malloy Administration budget proposal on vulnerable seniors. People want to age in their homes – in a community of their choice.  In addition to being what people want, it is fiscally prudent.  A report by Health Management Associates shows that delivering home care is three times more cost-effective than taxpayer funded, institutional care, and that 88 percent of seniors prefer to age …

— AARP Connecticut will testify to members of the Connecticut Energy and Technology Committee on Tuesday, Feb. 7, on reasons the state legislature should not pass S.B 106, a bill providing special deals or subsidies to Dominion Resources for the Millstone Nuclear Power Station. Virginia-based Dominion Resources, operator of the Millstone Nuclear Power Station in Connecticut, says the plant is unprofitable and is seeking legislation to compensate for the losses. They claim the request is not for a ratepayer subsidy, but …

— AARP Connecticut provided members of the Connecticut Transportation Committee with testimony in support for the concept outlined in Proposed H.B. 5390, an act concerning the right-of-way at a crosswalk, on Monday, Jan. 30, 2017. The testimony of AARP State Director Nora Duncan follows: Dear Members of the Transportation Committee, AARP is pleased to offer our support for the concept outlined in Proposed H.B. 5390, which would enhance pedestrian safety for individuals who step to a curb at a sidewalk.   AARP …

— Making Your Mess Your Message Featuring Dan Gasby with Sherri Snelling February 27, 2017 Special Evening Time 7 p.m. ET Register for our webinar and you could win a copy of the inspiring book “Before I Forget:  Love, Hope, Help & Acceptance in our Fight against Alzheimer’s” by B. Smith and Dan Gasby.* The reality of becoming a family caregiver seen through the eye’s of B. Smith’s husband Lifestyle guru B. Smith and Dan Gasby had it all. They were partners …

— Dominion Resources, the private energy company in Virginia that operates the Millstone Nuclear Power Station in Connecticut, has told our legislators that the plant is unprofitable. As a result, Dominion is seeking legislation to compensate for the losses. They claim the request is not for a ratepayer subsidy, but rather allow them to compete for state power contracts with Eversource and United Illuminating The use of the phrase “competes for a state contract” is misleading. Dominion currently competes against other …

— Free Webinar: Demystifying Medical Apps & Wearable Health Devices Featuring Leslie Saxon, M.D. January 30, 2017 2 p.m. ET Register for this webinar for a chance to win a $500 gift card* With more than 165,000 medical health apps and 12,000 wearable health-tracking devices on the market, how can you tell which ones are best for you? Join Dr. Leslie Saxon as she shares what to look for in a trustworthy medical app and how to maximize your health through wearable …

— The below story is a special submission from Platform to Employment. It is an equal opportunity program and auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. The WorkPlace is Southwestern Connecticut’s Regional Workforce Development Board. Platform to Employment (P2E), a nationally recognized program that is putting the long-term unemployed back to work has additional openings in classes beginning this spring. Funded by the state of Connecticut, there is no cost to participate in the program that …