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By Kendall Keil, Partner Manager with the Travelers Championship   With any event that we run, two of the most integral elements are the sponsors and volunteers. Their support contributes to us running a successful event for all involved. We are proud to partner with AARP Connecticut for a second consecutive year for our annual MahoneySabol 5K at the Travelers Championship. Make sure you stop by their on-site booth with State Director Nora Duncan and volunteers to learn more about the benefits and …

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AARP Connecticut State Director Nora Duncan provided the following statement in regards to the passage of House Bill 5591, an act creating the Connecticut Retirement Security Program: “We strongly support the passage of House Bill 5591 in the House of Representatives and commend leadership for shepherding it through the process. This Connecticut Retirement Security Program will provide the 600,000 workers in the state without access to a workplace retirement option an opportunity to save for their future at no cost to …

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AARP Connecticut, EnviroShred and the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection will provide residents who missed the Shred Fest event in Hartford on Sunday, April 24, with an additional opportunity to securely dispose of their personal financial and sensitive documents for free. Connecticut’s residential citizens can visit the EnviroShred facility in East Hartford between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. from April 25-29 and say “AARP” to receive the free shredding service. EnviroShred is located at 22 Prestige Park Circle in East …

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AARP Connecticut will host a live Telephone Town Hall to discuss House Bill 5591 – an act creating the Connecticut Retirement Security Program – on Monday, April 25, at 10 a.m. State Senate President Martin Looney and House Majority Leader Joe Aresimowicz will be on the call to discuss the bill and take questions from participants. If passed, House Bill 5591 will give all Connecticut residents an easy way to save for retirement through automatic payroll deductions via their employers. …

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AARP CT is hosting a telephone town hall on Wednesday, April 20, at 7 p.m. ET to inform and educate consumers on protecting themselves from consumer fraud. The call will focus on providing tips on securing personal and financial documents, as well as finding help if you have become of victim of identity theft, fraud or financial exploitation. Special guests will include representatives from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, Federal Trade Commission and CT Department of Consumer Protection.

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Are you a family caregiver running on an empty tank? Don’t miss our interactive webinar that will help you learn how to take care of yourself as you care for a loved one. We’ll share practical advice and firsthand experience on how you can balance your physical, mental and emotional health! Register now for details. [Photo credit: i-stock.com/Cathy Yeulet]

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Local Event one of Dozens Scheduled Nationwide to Provide Secure Document Destruction Hartford – As part of its ongoing efforts to help consumers avoid falling victim to identity theft, AARP Connecticut is joining with the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection, the City of Hartford and EnviroShred to sponsor “Shred Fest 2016” – an event to provide free shredding of personal financial documents and other sensitive records. The Shred Fest will be held on Sunday, April 24, in the parking lot …

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Have you, or someone you know, had their identity stolen? Someone’s identity is stolen every two seconds. That’s 30 every minute, 300 every 10 minutes, 900 every half hour… so it happens often, and can happen to anyone. A good way to protect yourself is by shredding confidential documents you no longer need. The AARP Fraud Watch Network can help. AARP Connecticut invites you to participate in a free shredding event on Sunday, April 24, from 1-5 p.m. (or until …

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A large majority of registered voters in Connecticut, across the ideological spectrum, support paid family medical leave and a significant percentage would back a candidate for state elections who worked to implement such a plan, according to a recent survey by AARP Research. One-thousand state voters age 25-plus were asked two questions about the paid family medical initiative: Views on a state plan that gives employees an opportunity to contribute to and utilize a limited amount of paid leave from …

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AARP Connecticut volunteer Marilyn Diaz was one of four people to be spotlighted in an AARP.org post recognizing the dedication and passion of the thousands of AARP volunteers across the country. The story by Elaine Ryan, vice president of state advocacy and strategy integration for AARP, is in celebration of National Volunteer Week and also acknowledged volunteers from Hawaii, Missouri and New Hampshire. How AARP Volunteers Fight for You By Elaine Ryan This week is dedicated to recognizing and thanking …