50+ Job-Seeker Series: Age Proofing Your Résumé in 2015

Posted on 03/2/2015 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Money & Work The following article is part of the AARP Connecticut 50+ Job-Seeker Series, featuring posts by local experts that are aimed at helping older workers take their job-hunting and career skills to the next level. Regardless of their occupation, every job seeker over 50 has legitimate concerns about the potential for age bias. A strategically-written résumé captures the immediate attention of the reader/employer and prompts them to contact you for an interview. However, giving clues to your age along with applying …

AARP Connecticut Launches 50+ Job-Seeker Series

Posted on 03/2/2015 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Events | Money & Work Are you age 50 or older and currently unemployed or facing an uncertain employment future?  Is your job search going nowhere?  AARP understands the challenges faced by older job seekers and is launching a new 50+ Job-Seeker Series in Connecticut, featuring in-person workshops, as well as online articles and resources from local experts that can help take your job-hunting and career skills to the next level. “While finding a new job in today’s economy can be difficult for any age …

On the Road to Livability

Posted on 03/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

AGE-FRIENDLY | Community | Local Resources AARP Connecticut is helping families evaluate their homes, cars and communities to determine what changes may be necessary for older people to continue to live independently. As part of its Road to Livability program, the state office has trained 30 volunteers to facilitate such discussions in local communities. The program focuses on helping residents and family caregivers identify needs and resources in their communities. Nearly 7 in 10 Connecticut adults age 40 and older say it is extremely or very …

Short-Sighted Budget Cuts Would Harm Seniors, Family Caregivers

Posted on 02/27/2015 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Advocacy | Caregiving | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy’s latest Budget Plan calls for funding cuts and drastic changes that are harmful to Connecticut seniors and family caregivers who help their loved ones remain at home as they age.  Right now, state legislators are reviewing these harmful cuts in senior services.  Please join our fight to help seniors live independently and support the family caregivers who make it possible for them to stay in their homes.  Send an email to the Governor and your …

Stay Active in Retirement with Leadership Greater Hartford

Posted on 02/25/2015 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Community | Health & Wellbeing | Money & Work | Volunteering – Guest Blog by Jane Torrey — “You’re retired? How do you keep busy?” Since retiring in 2012, I am asked this question and find it contains a challenge. How do I want to spend this next part of my life, while I’m still healthy, energetic, and curious? After spending a year catching up, “smelling the roses” and powering down to an energy level that felt right, I circled back to that question: could I keep this nice new balance …

Proposed Home Care Cuts Bad for Seniors

Posted on 02/18/2015 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Advocacy | Caregiving | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family AARP Connecticut released the statement below from State Advocacy Director Claudio Gualtieri, in response to Governor Malloy’s proposed State Budget cuts to the Connecticut Home Care Program for Elders (CHCPE) and Alzheimer’s Respite Program.  The Governor has proposed more than doubling the current cost-share for clients of the CHCPE from 7% to 15%, and closing access to Level 1 of the program for new clients, as well as cutting funding by more than $500,000 for the Respite care Program: “Increasing …