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— Movies for Grownups and AARP Connecticut invite AARP members and guests to a free screening of Collateral Beauty. When a successful New York ad executive suffers a personal tragedy and retreats from life, his friends devise a drastic plan to reach him before he loses everything. Pushing him to the very edge, they force him to confront the truth in surprising and profoundly human ways. From Oscar-winning director David Frankel and an all-star cast including Will Smith, Helen Mirren, Kate …

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— AARP Connecticut is offering AARP members and their guests an opportunity see two Bridgeport Sound Tigers games at a significantly discounted rate of $16 per Center Ice ticket (regular price of $36). In addition, the first 200 guests at each game to visit the AARP table in the concourse will receive a voucher for a free popcorn. Join us on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016 for an exciting evening of hockey when the Sound Tigers take on the Syracuse Crunch at …

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— Financial strain of family caregiving hits low-income and Hispanic/Latino caregivers hardest Family caregivers spend an average of nearly 20 percent of their income providing care for a family member or other loved one, according to a new AARP Research Report, “Family Caregiving and Out-of-Pocket Costs: 2016 Report.” The report shows that family caregivers spend an average of $6,954 in out-of-pocket (OOP) costs related to caregiving, with Hispanic/Latino and low-income family caregivers spending an average of 44 percent of their total …

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— AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of more than 37 million, over 600,000 of whom live right here in Connecticut (CT). Our mission includes helping people age 50 and over turn goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthening communities and fighting for the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare, livable communities, caregiving, employment security and financial resiliency.  At AARP, we believe age and experience expand your possibilities. Through local lifestyle offerings, adult learning, community …

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— Movies for Grownups and AARP Connecticut invite AARP members and guests to a free screening of Southside with You and free small popcorn and soda. The new movie chronicles the afternoon in the summer of 1989 when future President of the United States of America, Barack Obama (Parker Sawyers), wooed his future First Lady, Michelle Robinson (Tika Sumpter), on an epic date across Chicago’s South Side. Tickets to the film screening are free, but registration is required. WHAT: Movies for …

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— We’ve been hearing from many of you about Medicare and Social Security — and we are listening. Rest assured we will do everything we can to protect your hard-earned benefits. For nearly 60 years, AARP has been fighting to ensure Americans get the benefits they’ve earned. In 2005 we successfully beat back Social Security privatization. In 2012 and 2013 we mobilized our members to fight against budget deals that would have cut your Medicare and Social Security benefits. We need …

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— The holidays aren’t always the happiest time of year – especially if you’re dealing with the stress of being a family caregiver. Or what if, you’re a long-distance caregiver that will return home for the holidays? AARP is partnering with the Alzheimer’s Association to present a very special webinar titled, “Caregiving & the Holidays: Signs, Expectations & Tips for Long-Distance Caregivers,” on Tuesday, December 6th at 3pm ET/2 pm CT Ruth Drew, who is Director of Family and Information Services …

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— Full Survey Report: ConnecticutCommunitySurvey In a recent survey by AARP Research, 78 percent of registered Connecticut voters encompassing a wide age and demographic spectrum feel it is important for them to live in their community and the state for as long as possible, with 50 percent saying it is very important. However, a majority of the one-thousand registered voters age 25-plus surveyed also expressed the need for state leaders to address community features important to residents – such as job …

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— Don’t miss out! Register today for the free webinar, “Joy Unleashed: Lessons a Dog Taught an Unemployed Baby Boomer.” Join AARP on Thursday, December 1st for a free webinar. “Joy Unleashed: Lessons a Dog Taught an Unemployed Baby Boomer” will feature the inspiring true-life story of a dog named Bella who helped her owner, Jean Baur, find a sense of belonging and confidence after being downsized by her job. The webinar airs live at 2 p.m. CT on Thursday, December 1st …

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— AARP Connecticut was pleased to honor the AARP Bridgeport Chapter #831 with the 2016 Chapter of the Year Award in October. The Bridgeport Chapter also received the Chapter of the Year Award in 2011. The Chapter of the Year Award seeks to honor an AARP Connecticut chapter that serves its community by participating in, promoting and sponsoring activities that enrich the lives of older individuals. The award is a showcase of the year-long contributions toward AARP’s vision and mission made …