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AARP Connecticut staff and volunteers were among the more than 500 people to attend the 2016 Latinas & Power Symposium in Hartford on May 19. It was the third consecutive year AARP Connecticut has been a sponsor and panel host at the annual day-long event featuring Latina motivational speakers, workshops/seminars, themed panels and representatives from companies who provide encouragement and resources within the three pillars of careers, financial wealth and entrepreneurship. One part of the agenda included the “Work & …

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AARP Connecticut provides members with 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. Summer will be quickly upon us, so whether it’s an indoor activity or one in the sun AARP members can enjoy great discounts on admission to a variety of Connecticut museums and cultural attractions, local theater and musical performances. Here are some of the great places where you can save. Be …

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AARP Connecticut hosts numerous events across a wide variety of topics in communities throughout the state every month. The events are open to the public, and while some require registration, others do not. For questions, contact AARP Connecticut Community Outreach Director Erica Michalowski at 860-548-3163 or emichalowski@aarp.org. AARP and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will host a free educational and networking “Boot Camp” seminar for Connecticut entrepreneurs and small business owners on Thursday, June 16, at 6 p.m. Seating is limited …

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By Sheila Greenstein, AARP Experience Corps Manager Children all over Connecticut are counting down the days until summer vacation when they can be free of classrooms and homework. Unfortunately, for many students those months off from school can also lead to a lack of opportunities to read and an ultimate loss in literacy skills. You can help direct struggling school children down the right path to turn their dreams into reality. Our organization, AARP Experience Corps-Greater New Haven, is seeking …

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AARP Connecticut will donate $3000 on behalf of the Andrus recipient to an eligible non-profit organization of their choosing Nomination deadline is June 3 AARP is now accepting nominations for its 2016 Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors an outstanding Connecticut volunteer age 50 or over who is sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members. All nominations for the award – the AARP’s most prestigious volunteer honor in Connecticut – must be …

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AARP Connecticut’s “Fourth Fridays Free at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo” is almost back. It’s only two Fridays from today. With the offer, AARP members can enjoy free admission to Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo on the fourth Friday of each month from May to September. In addition, up to three additional guests of the AARP member will receive a 15% discount off of regular admission prices. The schedule: Friday, May 27 Friday, June 24 Friday, July 22 Friday, August 26 Friday, September 23 …

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Caregiving may be one of the most important roles you will ever take on in your life. You may have become a caregiver suddenly or perhaps your role has evolved over time. No matter where you are in the caregiving continuum – starting to plan or taking care of a family member – having resources at your fingertips will make the process easier. With many organizations offering different types of help and services, it can be a challenge to sort out …

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AARP Fraud Watch Network and the Connecticut Masters’ Games are providing a free seminar about how to protect yourself and your family from ID theft, scams, and fraud on Sunday, May 15, at 3 p.m. The seminar will be held at the New Britain High School Lecture Hall in New Britain, site of the 37th annual CT Masters’ Games Presented by UnitedHealthcare. The one-hour interactive seminar – presented by AARP Fraud Watch Network volunteers Rich and Pat Bright, and Chris …

Music could be the best-kept secret for family caregivers and the people they love! Research shows tangible benefits of music for the health, quality of life and stress level for both the caregiver and the person for whom they care. Join SingFit Co-Founder Andy Tubman, a music therapist who is an expert on music and the brain, for a free interactive webinar presented by AARP titled, “Turn Up the Volume and Turn Down the Stress: How Music Can Help Family Caregivers.” …

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From finding a job to making the most of your work day, AARP will present free a webinar titled Trade Your Dress Shoes for Slippers: The Inside Scoop on Being a Teleworker,”  Tuesday May 10th. Sharon Emek, Founder and CEO of Work At Home Vintage Experts (WAHVE) and former professor at Rutgers, will give you tips on teleworking, help you avoid work-from-home scams and find reputable employers who are hiring teleworkers. She’ll be joined by AARP North Carolina volunteer Stan C. …