— • New survey results from AARP Connecticut show majority want financial disclosure and have concerns with state residents funding nuclear power plant subsidy According to a wide-ranging survey by AARP Research, a large majority of registered Connecticut voters want to ensure the state’s consumers will be protected from fully funding a proposed subsidy for a nuclear power plant that generates electricity for homes and businesses across multiple New England states. In addition, 87 percent of survey respondents feel Dominion Power – …

— Are you looking for a part-time job? AARP can connect you with employers who are looking for workers aged 50+. Register today for our free Online Career Fair: Spotlight on Part-Time Work, Thursday, January 26th. It’s a live, online event starting at 11 a.m. ET where you can upload a résumé, chat with hiring employers, and get tips to help you find a part-time job! You’ll have access to interactive webinar hosted by hiring employers and be able to play …

— By Beth Levine Three years ago, Rosina Zezima, then 89, fell in a parking lot near her Stamford home, shattering her femur. Her two daughters scrambled to care for her while still working. “I took off personal and sick days from work,” said Liz Zezima, of Fairfield, who works in the international trading field. This was not the first time the family had been through this. Liz Zezima, 60, took time from work in 1995 and 2011 when her father …

— AARP Connecticut offers members terrific year-round opportunities to save money and connect them with people and places in their community while supporting local, nonprofit educational and cultural venues. Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall – AARP members can enjoy great discounts on admission and memberships to a variety of Connecticut museums and cultural attractions, local theater and musical performances, and more! New offers are added throughout the year so bookmark this site and check back often for information about current discounts …

— You are invited to watch the live stream of an AARP Connecticut tele-town hall to inform and educate consumers on protecting themselves from consumer fraud on Wednesday, Dec. 21, at 10 a.m. Consumer fraud and crime prevention experts will provide tips on securing personal financial documents, ID Theft Protection and preventing you or your loved ones from financial exploitation. Guests for the call are Moderator Nora Duncan, State Director AARP Connecticut; Det. Mark Solomon of the Connecticut Financial Crimes Task …

— • New survey results from AARP Connecticut also show majority support standard offer plan, have concerns with rate increases & want restrictions on provider outreach • New standard service electric rates take effect January 1, 2017 A vast majority of Connecticut registered voters are concerned about the rising costs of electricity, insufficient consumer protections around utilities and want restrictions on the provider outreach tactics, according to a recent wide-ranging survey by AARP Research. The survey results show nearly two of every three …

— AARP Connecticut State Advocacy Director John Erlingheuser provided the following statement in regards to the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) decision on an electric distribution rate increase request by United Illuminating: “We are grateful that PURA took into account the public’s concern in its decision to grant UI an electric distribution increase that is nearly $40 million under what they requested,” said Erlingheuser. “However, permitting any increase adds to the financial strain and burden of Connecticut residents – which already …

— Andrus Award for Community Service Honors Outstanding Volunteers Age 50-Plus AARP Connecticut honored Mary Maarbjerg of Stamford as the recipient of the 2016 Andrus Award for Community Service for her outstanding volunteerism and commitment to the community at a formal presentation on Wednesday, Dec. 14, at the Neighbors Link Stamford facility. The AARP State Andrus Award for Community Service is an annual awards program developed to honor individuals whose service is a unique and valuable contribution to society. The award …

— AARP Connecticut is offering a free encore screening of the latest Movies for Grownups film selection,  Collateral Beauty, tonight (Tuesday, Dec. 13), at 7 p.m. AARP Connecticut provided a free screening of the movie to a packed theater in West Hartford on Monday, Dec. 12 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 …

— 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 …