AARP Delivers “Close the Loophole” Petitions to Senator Chris Murphy

Posted on 05/29/2015 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Advocacy | Finances 50+ AARP volunteers this week delivered nearly 1400 petitions signed by Connecticut residents to U.S. Senator Chris Murphy.  Murphy’s District Director, Ken Curran, visited AARP Connecticut in Hartford where staff and volunteers presented him with the petitions and urged the Senator to support efforts by the Department of Labor to close a loophole in the law that allows unscrupulous financial advisers to take advantage of hard-working Americans and line their own pockets. Millions of Americans depend on 401(k)-style plans for their …

Ban Variable Rate Electric Contracts in Connecticut

Posted on 05/27/2015 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Advocacy | Money & Work IMPORTANT UPDATE, MAY 27, 2015: The Connecticut General Assembly gave final passage on May 27, 2015 to legislation (S.B. 573) that bans variable electric rates for residential customers and sets up a process for PURA to further investigate and make future recommendations to completely eliminate variable rates when a customer’s contract expires. The bill now goes to the Governor for signature. AARP is fighting to save you money on your electric bills so you can keep more of your hard-earned …

50+ Job-Seeker Series: Getting LinkedIn

Posted on 05/21/2015 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Money & Work By Uri M. Overend-Allen, CPRW, MBTI Certified 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. I’ll admit it… I’m in love with LinkedIn. Never before has any single website taken so many important, helpful tools and resources for job seekers and put them all in one place. Besides being the number one place …

New Survey: Small Business Owners Support a CT Retirement Plan

Posted on 05/10/2015 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Advocacy | Money & Work | Press A new survey of small business owners in Connecticut shows significant support for a public retirement savings plan that would encourage more people to save for their future and give small businesses a competitive edge in the marketplace. “Connecticut is leading the nation in efforts to improve the financial security of its residents by creating an affordable, accessible retirement savings plan that would make it easier for small businesses to offer retirement accounts to their employees,” said AARP state director …

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 presented by United Technologies set for August 21-29, 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! …

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 …