Volunteer for the 2015 Connecticut Open Tennis Tournament in New Haven, August 21-29

Posted on 05/4/2015 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Events | Volunteering AARP Connecticut is proud to sponsor the 2015 Connecticut Open, set for August 21-29, 2015, featuring live world class tennis during a week-long festival of activities, booths, music and food.  As the presenting sponsor of the “AARP Volunteer Village” at the Connecticut Open, we’re also providing opportunities for you to see all the action up close and get behind the scenes at one of the area’s signature events, while giving back to your community as a Connecticut Open Volunteer! Volunteer areas include …

Support the Family Caregivers Who Help Connecticut Seniors

Posted on 05/4/2015 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Advocacy | Home & Family — By Ian McDonald — Jean, a former real estate planner from Old Saybrook, CT, was looking forward to retirement with thoughts of travel and more free time to do the things she loved. Her life changed dramatically, but not as she expected, three years ago when her mother suffered a massive heart attack. Jean was told by hospital staff to “say goodbye,” but her mother rallied. After being discharged home, Mom was living independently again. However, the ordeal had …

Third Age Initiative: Change Your Life and Make a Difference in Your Community

Posted on 05/4/2015 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Community | Health & Wellbeing | Volunteering – Guest Blog by Beatrice Sullivan, Bloomfield, CT – On July 27, 2011, I literally dragged myself out of bed to attend a meeting I would have preferred to skip. I was dealing with some family issues and challenges that drained every bit of my energy. But several friends had encouraged me to find out about a program that Leadership Greater Hartford offers to older adults, and I had made a commitment to attend an information session. I am so …

Job Seekers ‘Boot Camp’

Posted on 05/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Money & Work AARP Connecticut will sponsor a half-day “boot camp” in June to help age 50-plus job seekers make the most of their efforts. Search Smarter, Not Harder will feature presentations on writing résumés, interviewing effectively, personal branding and social networking on websites such as LinkedIn. In addition, AARP staff and volunteers will be on hand to talk about resources available at aarp.org/work. The free event, which includes breakfast, is scheduled June 16, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., at Albertus Magnus College …

AARP Commends CT Representative Esty for Co-Sponsoring Safe Streets Act

Posted on 04/29/2015 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Advocacy | Community | Home & Family AARP Connecticut commends U.S. Representative Elizabeth Esty (D-CT) for her leadership to make roads safer for all users by cosponsoring The Safe Streets Act, HR 2071, which was reintroduced in the House today. As a part of its efforts to make certain federal transportation infrastructure investments provide safe travel for all, AARP fully supports this important, bipartisan legislation and urges Congress to include it in its rewrite of the surface transportation bill. AARP Connecticut staff and volunteers are in Washington …

50+ Job-Seeker Series: Dealing with the “Overqualified” Label

Posted on 04/29/2015 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Money & Work – By Deborah Banda – 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. Being labeled as overqualified when you’re a job seeker can be a hard obstacle to overcome. It’s frustrating to have to minimize a lifetime of hard-earned professional experience. Although it doesn’t happen just to older workers, it is an …