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 …

AARP Connecticut Joins Effort to Break Up Online Dating Scams

Posted on 06/4/2015 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Advocacy | Fraud | Press With romance scammers using the Internet to rob Americans of an estimated $81 million per year, AARP’s Fraud Watch Network today called on the online dating industry to institute new safeguards to better protect their users. AARP Connecticut and local Fraud Watch partners are inviting members and the general public to become involved in the national campaign by signing an online petition. “Individual scammers and highly organized groups attempt to steal hearts and wallets from online dating site users every …

AARP “Free 4th Fridays” at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo

Posted on 06/2/2015 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Community | Events Looking for fun, educational and family-friendly entertainment this summer that won’t break the bank? A new AARP local discount in Connecticut can help you spend quality time with friends and family, save you money and connect you with people and places in your community.  Get to know AARP and other members this summer at AARP Free 4th Fridays at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo!  AARP members receive free admission to Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo on the following dates in 2015: •    Friday, June …

Medicaid at 50: Helping People Stay in their Homes

Posted on 06/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Health & Wellbeing By Natalie Missakian Mary-Ann Langton used to worry about her future, even with a college education and parents who raised her to be just like everyone else. Born with cerebral palsy, she uses a power wheelchair and needs assistance with tasks like bathing, dressing and cooking. “After college I moved back home with my mom and dad, but I really worried,” she recalled. “What about the day my mom would no longer be able to help me with my personal …