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 …

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 …